Highland Park, IL United States
Founded: 1964

Inactive Junior
1964 Food, Glorious Food (from Oliver) * Climb Ev'ry Mountain (from The Sound of Music) * Triumphal March (from Aida) * Charade * Call Me Irresponsible * Flamingo Cha Cha * Portrait  
Position 200+ indicates Division II, Position 300+ indicates Division III, Position 400+ indicates Mini Corps.

CORPS Photos

The Brigade Drum and Bugle Corps only appeared for one year (1964) but was originally formed in 1961 appeared in previous years (1961, 1962, and 1963) as Custer’s Brigade Drum and Bugle Corps. In the previous years, the corps was know by their 7th Cavalry Uniforms, but as the corps developed and got older, the uniforms required replacement and were changed to pure white cadet type, along with the name change for 1964.

The Brigades home location was Highland Park, Illinois and was co-sponsored by the Highland Park Jaycees , the North Chicago VFW and Brigade Drum and Bugle Corps Inc.

The Brigade was under the direction of Larry Grabowski as Executive Director and Frank Sosnowski as Corps Commander. Instructors were Adolphe DeGrauwe Jr. (Horn Line), Sam Geatti (Percussion) and John Opager (Drill)

At the end of 1964, the Brigade disbanded and the bulk of the membership became members of the Skokie Vanguard for 1965.

[submitted by Jay McGuffin]

Members (1)

Member Name Section Years Involved
McGuffin, Jay Drumline 1961 to 1963
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