Madison, NJ United States
|1961||Tonight (from West Side Story) * Americans We * Sway * Green Leaves of Summer * As the Backs Go Tearing By * My Romance (from Jumbo) * When Day is Done|
|1962||Stars and Stripes Forever * Americans We * My Romance (from Jumbo) * Let's Face the Music and Dance (from Follow the Fleet) * Tonight (from West Side Story) * We Shall Never Meet Again|
Madison high school had one of New Jersey's top ranked football teams back then and a lot of the corps members were stars on those teams. It started to become difficult to field a corps at the end of summer and early fall when most circuits and state championships were being held during that time.
After a great mid-summer of 1963, the corps had to pack it in just prior to states. A lot of the kids went on to St. Lucy's or Blessed Sacrament that fall.
The Luckie Ladies all-girl corps purchased the uniforms and remaining equipment from the church and the "Vinnies Madison" look remained in drum corps until around 1976 when the Lladies became known as the Emerald Grenadiers.
[submitted by Ray Null July 2010]
Highest Score 66.250
Final show in DCX Archives August 24, 1952 American Legion National Championships (Junior Competition) New York NY placed 30 with a score of 66.250
Highest Score 78.160
Final show in DCX Archives September 16, 1961 Penn/Jersey Championship Newark NJ placed 5 with a score of 78.160
Highest Score 76.116
Final show in DCX Archives August 24, 1962 Haddon Heights NJ placed 5 with a score of 71.150