De La Salle Oaklands

Toronto, ONT Canada
Founded: 1910

Inactive Junior
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The DeLaSalle Oaklands was a junior marching and maneuvering corps based in Toronto, Ontario. The Oaklands was one of the longest-lived corps in history, tracing their origins to 1910. The corps was sponsored for 75 years by DeLaSalle College.

The Oaklands were known in Canadian Nationals as "always the bridesmaid, never the bride," due mainly to the success of the Toronto Optimists and their string of 11 straight Canadian National Championships. DeLaSalle finally broke this chain in 1969 and became the elite Canadian corps after that.

In 1971, they entered the United States with a bang, making Finals at the World Open and beating the Cavaliers at Drums on Parade in Madison.

In 1974 DeLaSalle became the first Canadian corps to make DCI Finals, finishing seventh. In the off season, however, they merged with the Etobicoke Crusaders to become the Oakland Crusaders.

Additional historical information is available at

[DCW, 6/29/90, p.17; A History of Drum & Bugle Corps 2002; DCW, 3/03, p.3, inter alia]

Members (6)

Member Name Section Years Involved
Donohue, Tom Colour Guard 1968 to 1970
Donohue, Tom COLOUR GUARD 1968 to 1970
Fines, Bryan Lead soprano 1974
Jones, John French Horn- Management 1967 to 1977
Moloney, Dan Baritone 1955 to 1962
Paterson, Paul (PJ) Soprano, Administration 1962 to 1974

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De La Salle Oaklands

1968 De La Salle Button from the Bob Carell Collection
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De La Salle button 1965 from the Bob Carell Collection
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236-239, De La Salle Oaklands from the Steve Vickers Collection