Dorchester, MA United States
|Results from final championship competition of the year
|Repertoire for 1960|
|The World Outside (Warsaw Concerto) by Richard Addinsell|
|To The End Of The Earth|
|Dancing In The Dark by Arthur Schwartz | Howard Dietz The Band Wagon - Soundtrack - Wea/Atlantic/Rhino; ASIN: B0000033PP|
|Knights On The March by Frank Bergdoll|
|The Phantom Regiment by Leroy Anderson The Leroy Anderson Collection - Mca Special Products; ASIN: B00000FCDV|
|Slaughter on Tenth Avenue (from On Your Toes) by Richard Rodgers On Your Toes - Revival Cast - TER 1063|
|Ben Hur by Miklos Rozsa Ben-Hur - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack: Turner Classic Movie Music R2 72197|
|This Nearly Was Mine (from South Pacific) by Richard Rodgers | Oscar Hammerstein|
|You'd Be So Easy To Love by Cole Porter|
|All the Things You Are by Jerome Kern | Oscar Hammerstein Till the Clouds Roll By - Movie Soundtrack - Sony 47029|
The Emerald Knights remained a parade and marching competitor for several years after its formation, entering field competition only in 1956.
Corps director Ed Rooney, in addition to his musical talents, was an excellent politician and public relations expert. He was aided by brass instructor Frank Bergdoll, with Cliff Fisher on percussion and visuals. The shows that this staff turned out were technically advanced for the era while being spectacular and crowd pleasing.
The corps’ colors were red, white, and green. Their special mascot was Emmett, a skeleton dressed in his own corps uniform.
St. Kevin's had two feeder corps in the 1950s and 1960s, the Emerald Chips and the Emerald Gems.
Awards included being four-time winners of the National Dream Contest Championship, Massachusetts VFW and American Legion Championships, CYO Championship, the Johnny Appleseed Title, and the New England States Championship. Famed comedian Jimmy Durante was once an honorary member of the corps.
By the late 1960s St Kevin's Parish and the surrounding neighborhood were undergoing social change. Corps membership declined, and by then Ed Rooney had retired. The Emerald Knights attempted a merger with another once-powerful Boston-area corps, the St. Mary's Majestic Knights from Charlestown. That effort proved unsuccessful, and 1972 was the corps’ final competitive season.
The corps re-formed in 2004 as a senior parade and exhibition corps.
[Encyclopedia of Drum and Bugle Corps, 1966; http://firststepsite.com/skek.org/;DCW, 5/02, p.13; DCW, 6/11/04, p.1; DCW, 12/92, p.16; DCW, 4/93, p.4; Gil Norton]
Highest Score 85.250
Final show in DCX Archives June 24, 1956 Hamilton MA placed 2 with a score of 84.400
Highest Score 86.250
Final show in DCX Archives September 14, 1957 American Legion National Championships Atlantic City NJ placed 7 with a score of 86.250
Highest Score 87.700
Final show in DCX Archives August 20, 1958 VFW Nationals Prelims New York NY placed 5 with a score of 87.700
Highest Score 88.730
Final show in DCX Archives August 1, 1959 Worcester MA placed 1 with a score of 88.730
Highest Score 95.670
Final show in DCX Archives September 6, 1960 E-Mass Finals Marlboro MA placed 5 with a score of 84.740
Highest Score 90.150
Final show in DCX Archives October 1, 1961 Waterbury CT placed 1 with a score of 88.783
Highest Score 93.400
Final show in DCX Archives September 30, 1962 Union City NJ placed 3 with a score of 86.540
Highest Score 89.400
Final show in DCX Archives October 13, 1963 Haverhill MA placed 1 with a score of 86.050
Highest Score 87.716
Final show in DCX Archives August 30, 1964 World Open Junior Finals Bridgeport CT placed 3 with a score of 84.383
Highest Score 84.000
Final show in DCX Archives August 21, 1965 World Open Prelims Bridgeport CT placed 4 with a score of 81.560
Highest Score 85.450
Final show in DCX Archives September 5, 1966 Tournament of Drums Beverly MA placed 1 with a score of 83.316
Highest Score 82.666
Final show in DCX Archives August 29, 1967 CYO Nationals Newton MA placed 10 with a score of 75.160
Highest Score 61.400
Final show in DCX Archives August 28, 1968 Cavalcade of Champions Everett MA placed 7 with a score of 61.130
Highest Score 61.600
Final show in DCX Archives August 14, 1969 World Open - Class A Prelims Lynn MA placed 26 with a score of 61.600
Highest Score 59.600
Final show in DCX Archives August 22, 1970 World Open Prelims Lynn MA placed 27 with a score of 59.600
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