Bandettes

Sault Ste. Marie, ONT Canada
Founded: 1963

Inactive All Girl
Division III
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Results from final championship competition of the year
  • Position: 320
    • 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: 63.800
Repertoire for 2000
Take the 'A' Train by Billy Strayhorn Duke Ellington 2 CD Set - LRC Ltd (CDC 9066)
Serenade in Blue by Glenn Miller Stan Getz West Coast Jazz
New York, New York (from On the Town) by Leonard Bernstein On the Town - Original Cast Members - MCA MCAD-10280
You and the Night and the Music by Arthur Schwartz | Howard Dietz Band Wagon (1953) Soundtrack
St. Louis Blues March by William C. Handy | adapted by Glenn Miller Glenn Miller Chatanooga Choo Choo (adapted by Glenn Miller from St. Louis Blues by Handy)
I Got Rhythm (from Girl Crazy) by George Gershwin | Ira Gershwin Rhapsody in Russia - A Gershwin Celebration - Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra - Sheffield Lab CD-28
Sing Sing Sing by Louis Prima Benny Goodman
The Bandettes, formed in 1963, was an all-girl junior marching and maneuvering corps based in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario.

Because they were closer to Grand Rapids than Toronto, the corps competes often in DCM, and accepts members from the United States. For several years the corps absorbed visiting girl marchers from the Philippines.

The Bandettes have competed at DCI since 1982 in Class II and III. Their highest finish was seventh in Class A-60 in 1988. In 2003, the 32-member corps took 25th place in Division II/III prelims. The 2004 finish was 13th in Division III Prelims, performing "Dancing on the Water."

Mary Wilson, the corps director, has been associated with the Bandettes for their entire existence.

A stylish corps, the Bandettes' uniforms consist of long plaid skirts with red tops.

[DCW, 1/93, p.6; DCW, 11/88, p.7; http://www.soonet.ca/bandettes/; CW, 4/03, p.5]
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"Mary Wilson was the original Majorette for the Sault Ste Marie Legion Band and from there she formed the Band color guard that grew into the drum corps, hence the name Bandettes."
[taken from a facebook group (GLDCA) conversation amongst some of Mary's peers]

Members (15)

Member Name Section Years Involved
Denny, Michelle Drum Line 1999 to 2002
Doher, Jenny Bassline 2004
Doucet, Jocelyne Hornline Contra 1998 to 2004
Fedorchak, Cristina Hornline-Soprano 1998 to 2002
Howe, Sandy Drum Line 1994 to 2002
Kanuk-MacLean, Sharon Brass instructor 1980 to 1985
Lanthier, Laura soprano 1997 to 2002
Lanthier, Lizz a little of everything 1996 to 1999
Snow III, Bal Staff 2002 to 2004
Soucie, Miranda Bass Line 1998 to 1999
Soucie, Miranda Front Ensemble 2000
Soucie, Miranda Soprano 2003
Tait, Crystal Colour Guard 1995; 1999 to 2002
Vega, Angelina pit 1997 to 1998
cormier, kirsten horn line 1978 to 1989
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