Mighty St. Joes Alumni

Leroy, NY United States
Founded: 1991

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Repertoire for 2000
Amazing Grace by Traditional | John Newton | adapted by William Walker The Lennon Sisters - 22 Songs Of Faith & Inspiration
Auld Lang Syne by Traditional | Robert Burns 40 Scottish Melodies
Big Spender (from Sweet Charity) by Cy Coleman | Dorothy Fields Sweet Charity - Original Broadway Cast
Bully by Mike Simpson Dick Shory's Percussion & Brass Ensemble - Runnin' Wild
Once Upon a Time (from It's Always Fair Weather) by Andre Previn It's Always Fair Weather - Movie Soundtrack - It's Always Fair Weather
Over the Rainbow (from The Wizard of Oz) by E.Y. Harburg | Harold Arlen The Wizard of Oz - Soundtrack
Somewhere (from West Side Story) by Leonard Bernstein The Songs of West Side Story
Land of Make Believe by Chuck Mangione Chuck Mangione - Compact Jazz
Night Flight to Madrid by Walter & Kimmie Leslie
Johnny One Note (from Babes in Arms) by Richard Rodgers Babes in Arms - Original Cast
Jose by Joseph Egan Perex Prado - Que Rico Mambo!
Swing Battle Hymn
Westside
Mighty St. Joe's Junior Drum & Bugle Corps folded in 1971. After 20 years of inactivity, Mighty St. Joe's Alumni Corps was formed in the fall of 1991 by former members. Wishing again to enjoy an activity that meant so much to them in their teenage years, the present corps was founded and held their first rehearsal in December of 1991. At that first rehearsal there were 32 people in attendance. Today the corps has more than 200 people involved in one capacity or another. The goals of the organization are to furnish its members with opportunities to perform on a noncompetitive basis and to put the good times back in drum corps.

Although the corps now calls LeRoy, New York, its home, members come from numerous communities to participate, including from Michigan, Pennsylvania, Texas, Florida and many areas of New York. Membership is not restricted to just former members of St. Joseph's but is open to anyone 21 years of age or older who wishes to participate.

The corps has brought back some of the music for which St. Joe's was known in the 1960s and also some numbers from some other famous corps of that era.

[http://www.mightystjoes.com/msjinfo/MSJ-History.htm]

Members (17)

Member Name Section Years Involved
Bishop, Chuck Mellophone 1990 to 1994
Blakely, Doug Lead Soprano 1995 to 1996
Country, Big Soprano 2008
Doctor, Dana Contra 1996
Dunn, Jerry Lead Soporano 1995 to 1998
Edsall, Mark Baritone 2012
Glapa, Gary Baritone 1994 to 1997
Graves, Tom Snare 1991 to 1994
Hanlon, Philip euphonium 2001 to 2004
Keppel, Rod Lead Mellophone 1994 to 2011
Leon, Jack Bari 1995 to 2003
myers, beef Contra 1996
Pero, Joseph Soprano 1990 to 2002
richardson, gary Honor Guard 2005 to 2011
Wielgosz, Bob Snare 2005 to 2007
Wilt, Ben Lead Baritone 1992 to 2003
Wilt, Scott Baritone 2001 to 2004

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Mighty St. Joes Alumni

Mighty St Joes Batavia Bumper Sticker from the Bill Ives Collection
Mighty St. Joes Alumni

St Joe's Alumni from the Bill Ives Collection
Mighty St. Joes Alumni

Mighty St Joes Uniform 2007 from the Bill Ives Collection Contributed by Bob Wielgosz

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