St. Vincent's Cadets

Bayonne, NJ United States

Inactive Junior
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Repertoire for 1960
Shuffle Off to Buffalo (from 42nd Street) by Harry Warren | Al Dubin 42nd Street - Original Broadway Cast - RCA 3891
It's A Long Way To Tipperary by Jack Judge
Blues in the Night by Harold Arlen | Johnny Mercer Woody Herman - Thundering Herd
Rock-a-Bye Your Baby with a Dixie Melody by Jean Schwartz | Sam M. Lewis | Joe Young
Where Or When (from Babes In Arms) by Richard Rodgers | Lorenz Hart Rodgers & Hart / Haile / New Jersey Symphony Babes In Arms

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St. Vincent's Cadets was a junior marching and maneuvering corps based in Bayonne, New Jersey. Originally founded as a Boy Scout corps before 1942, the corps' evolution into a marching entity corresponded with its sponsorship by the Jay-Herbert VFW Post.

The green and white-clad group captured the New Jersey State VFW Championships five times, the first in 1943. At one time the corps organization encompassed five different groups, three male and two girls (no coed groups during the war years), serving some 300 young people. In 1947 the Albert L. Quinn Post of Jersey City sponsored a boys' group and a girls' group, one of which took the state American Legion title.

St. Vincent's heyday came in the late 1940s and 1950s, when they captured an (almost) consecutive string of eight VFW Junior National Championships, the last in 1956, and two American Legion National Championships.

The acme of consistency in 1959, the corps' scores varied only from 85.20 to 89.60 in 22 contests all season long.

Robert Rohan was a bass drummer with St. Vincent's in the 1950s. Rohan was the first African American inducted into the New Jersey Drum Corps Hall of Fame, in 2004.

The corps was active through at least 1961.

[Bill Beckmann; DCW, 1/04, p.3; DCW, 6/11/04, p.26]

Members (3)

Member Name Section Years Involved
Dumond, Philip Brass 1961
RYAN, DAVID DRUM 1956 to 1957
Watson, Jim Watson Baratone horn 1952 to 1956

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St. Vincent's Cadets

St Vincents Cadets Pennant from the Bill Ives Collection
St. Vincent's Cadets
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386-387, St. Vincent's Cadets from the Steve Vickers Collection

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