Spartans (WA)

Vancouver, WA United States
Founded: 1968

Inactive Junior
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Results from final championship competition of the year
  • Position: 206
    • Position 200+ indicates Division II, DCA Class A or DCI Open Class as appropriate to the year, Position 300+ indicates Division III, Position 400+ indicates Mini Corps, Position 500+ indicates International Division, and Position 999 indicates position unknown
  • Score: 78.200
Repertoire for 1990
Upa Neguinho by Edu Lobo
Caravan by Juan Tizol Duke Ellington 2 CD Set - LRC Ltd (CDC 9066)
Canto del Viento by Anthony Yaklich

CORPS Photos

"Spartans Drum & Bugle Corps Vancouver/Portland Metropolitan area
This year marks the 21st year for the Spartans. The corps was founded in 1968 by current executive director, Bill Steiner, Sr... Bill Steiner, Jr. handles the corps now while Bill Sr. works with the Cadets.
The Spartans have gone many miles in lots of years with lots of wonderful people helping every inch of the way. Without all of the help it probably would have folded years ago.
The current Corps Director, Bill Jr., has taken the Corps into the DCI competitions and has made the Corps truly competitive. Like all the rest of the DCI corps, they have traveled and competed in many states, going from coast to coast on buses, sleeping in them and on gym floors, practicing every day in the hot sun, eating corps food, hoping for hot showers, and maybe there will be time for a day just lazing around.
The 1989 tour will take the corps from the cool Northwest over 10,000 miles from Alberta, Canada to Utah, Minnesota, Alabama, North Carolina and plenty of stops on the way to the DCI Championships in Kansas City.
This year marks a return to the Jazz style for which the Spartans were known for many years. Their performance is sure to be high in audience appeal.
1989 Repertoire: -Arrangements from the vocal jazz group,
Manhattan Transfer
-Blee Blop Blues
-Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square
-Killer Joe
Program Coordinator:-Bill Steiner Jr,
Instructors: Drill Design: Jay Murphy
Arrangements: Larry Kerchner
Marching: Ron Barnett
Richard Kibbey
Color Guard: LaVonne Steiner
Kurt Jull
Lynette Hagen
Brass: Bill Steiner
Craig Stringfellow
Gene Joner
Tim Wells
Dave Komanecky
Percussion: Gary Gimmestad
Mike Bruce
Nathan Beck
Pat Fitzgerald
Kristen Loveall
Guard Captains: Julie Snyder
& Dawn Pool
Drum Major: Joe Fahoum
Asst.Drum Major: Kurt Kowalski"
[From the July 8th 1989 Spartans Drum Corps Spectacular Program]


The Spartans, formed in 1968, was a junior marching and maneuvering corps based in Vancouver, Washington.

One of the corps' more successful seasons was 1990, when they finished sixth in DCI Class A competition, bolstered by the membership of their successful feeder corps, the Spartan Cadets. Their final DCI appearance was in 1991.

[DCW, 6/29/90, p.20]

Members (22)

Member Name Section Years Involved
Allen, Heather Baritone 1988
Anderson, Dena Marching/Brass Staff 1987 to 1990
Carlson, Jeff soprano 1991
Cuthbert, Scott Staff 1990
Egland, Todd Snare 1991
Egland, Todd Snare 1991
Eugenio, Amy Drum line 1985 to 1986
fredrick, deon horn 1982 to 1985
Hall, Christie colorguard 1990 to 1991
Hamon, Beth drum line (instructor in 1980's) 1978
Harris, Joyce Colorguard 1976 to 1987
Hedling, Paul Drill Designer 1978 to 1979
Henthorn, Carl Baritone 1982 to 1988
Joner, Gene Hornline 1978 to 1990
Jull, Kurt Drumline 1982 to 1983
King, Brian Bass Drum #1 1989
Nelson, Bruce Contra 1990
Price, Bill Drum Major 1988
Rush, Michael Soprano 1989 to 1991
Sanders, Marc Mellophone 1987 to 1989
Sexton Roman, Suzanne Colorguard 1989
Shattuck, Michael Soprano 1980 to 1986
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