Lake Erie Regiment

Erie, PA United States
Founded: 1994

Inactive Junior
Division III
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Results from final championship competition of the year
  • Position: 309
    • 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: 81.350
Repertoire for 2000
Awaken the Spirit
Call of the Mountain (from Gates of Gold) by Joseph Curiale
Forgiveness by Joseph Curiale
Joy (from Awakening) by Joseph Curiale
Adelina de Maya by Joseph Curiale

CORPS Photos

The Lake Erie Fanfare competition was established in Erie, Pennsylvania, in 1982, and its sponsors and others in the community set the long-term goal of eventually fielding a junior corps to compete in it themselves. In 1993, the senior corps Erie Excaliber decided to call it quits. Their donation of a few horns, drums and a truck gave the new young corps its start.

Formed in 1993, the Lake Erie Regiment is a Division III member of Drum Corps International (DCI) and Drum Corps Midwest (DCM). The corps’ 2001 roster included members from Pennsylvania, New York, Ohio, and Michigan. Any musician aged 12 to 21 may join the Lake Erie Regiment. The corps is based in Erie, Pennsylvania, in the far northwest corner of the state.

Lake Erie Regiment has progressed tremendously since its formation, finishing the 2001 season as the Canadian National Champions in Division III and then attaining eighth place at the DCI Division III World Championships in Buffalo, New York. In 2002, the Regiment finished 16th in DCI Division III Prelims. The 2004 version of LER was the DCM Division III Champions with a show called "Voices at the Crossroads." The corps gives back to its community with two shows and several parades in Erie every summer.

But the Regiment is more than just drum corps; it is an organization that fosters a caring, family-like atmosphere. Members learn more than just marching. Winning and losing, fatigue and exhilaration, and growing as individuals while being part of a larger whole are all part of the experience that LER fosters. The members of the Regiment grow physically, mentally, and emotionally. The lessons and life skills they take with them continue to serve them and define their adult lives.

In support of the Regiment is the Lake Erie Fanfare. This all-volunteer, non-profit group is dedicated to promoting educational, artistic, and family values through music training, including drum and bugle corps. It was organized in 1983 to cultivate the musical talent, artistic ability, and creative enterprise of youth in Erie and the surrounding areas. Fanfare strongly believes that discipline, confidence, responsibility, teamwork, and self-reliance are discovered through group efforts. The Lake Erie Regiment also receives support from a number of local businesses and organizations.

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Members (20)

Member Name Section Years Involved
Baker, Anthony Staff 2001 to 2002
Baker, Anthony (Paco) Hornline 1996 to 2000
Baker, Gina Mellophone 2002 to 2003
Bessetti, Paul Soprano 1997 to 1999
Boissonneau, Pete Snareline 2002
Brandt, Mike Pit 2000
Brandt, Mike Drum Major 2001
Coleman V, Edward Bass 1994 to 1997
Fosdick, Mark Baritone 1997
Fosdick, Mark Contra 1998 to 1999
Hannah, Brian Program Coordinator 1999
Holland, Chris Staff 2002
Koval, Bryan Brass 1998
Kroon, Bryan Baritone 1999 to 2000
Mennecke, Nicholas Guard 1998; 2002
Mennecke, Nicholas Hornline 1999; 2001
Minnich, Amanda colorgaurd 2002 to 2003
Peters, Brian Soprano 2001 to 2002
Ramirez, Amy Snareline 2001
Richards, Noah Mellophone (2001), Pit (2002) 2001 to 2002
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