Spectacle City Mariners

South Milwaukee/Greendale, WI United States

Inactive Junior
YearPositionScoreTheme/Songs
1966 Do-Re-Mi (from The Sound of Music) * Popeye The Sailor Man * Barnacle Bill The Sailor * Blow the Man Down * America The Beautiful * Anchors Aweigh * On Green Dolphin Street * Sailor's Hornpipe * Drunken Sailor  
1967 11 71.000 (Repertoire not available)  
1971 Captain from Castile * Conquest (from Captain From Castile) * Hi-De-Ho (That Old Sweet Roll) * Nautical Medley * Beyond the Sea  
1972 30 57.600 Victory at Sea * Navy Hymn * Anchors Aweigh * Dharma for One * One Fine Morning * H20  
Position 200+ indicates Division II, Position 300+ indicates Division III, Position 400+ indicates Mini Corps.

CORPS Photos

The Spectacle City Mariners was a junior marching and maneuvering corps based in South Milwaukee and Greendale, Wisconsin. The Spectacle City name stems from the Spectacle of Music pageant held for many years in South Milwaukee.

The corps was formed in the 1950s as the Mutineers Drill Team, a constructive outlet for young toughs who had been hanging around downtown South Milwaukee and frightening away business. Harry "Doc" Patin, a dentist, was instrumental in the formation of the Mutineers.

As the Spectacle City Mariners, dressed in period sailor uniforms, the corps competed in the VFW Nationals from 1964 to 1967; their highest finish came in 1967 when the corps took 11th place. They also competed in the first DCI contest in 1972, finishing 30th in Open competition.

The corps moved to Greendale, Wisconsin, in 1967, to merge with the Greendale Paraders.

In 1969, the corps actually used pyrotechnics in their show, perhaps the reason that fireworks have since been banned from drum corps shows.

One of the Mariners' drum majors, known throughout drum corps as Cap'n Crunch, was John Brazale, a leader who could deal with the young hoods in the corps on their own level, and who went on to success with Phantom Regiment.

The corps appears to have disbanded after the 1974 season.

[Harry Schrot; A History of Drum & Bugle Corps, 2002; rec.arts.marching.drumcorps, Dan Scerpella, 5/21/01; DCW, 8/9/02, p.3]

Members (8)

Member Name Section Years Involved
Abramczyk, Janice color guard 1964 to 1971
BOYLE, JERRY Contra Bass 1967 to 1968
Butzlaff, David Bass Horn 1966 to 1968
Fuller, Mark horns 1967 to 1969
Geigner, Ralph bass horn 1969
Itzenhuiser, Rick Soprano Bugle 1966 to 1968
Schrot, Harry drum line/ &baritone 1965 to 1968
welker, debi COLOR GUARD 1969 to 1972

CORPS 13 items

Spectacle City Mariners

Spectacle City Mariners from the Bill Ives Collection
Spectacle City Mariners

Specticale City Mariners from the Bill Ives Collection Contributed by Harry and Pat Shrot
Spectacle City Mariners

Specticale City Mariners from the Bill Ives Collection Contributed by Harry and Pat Shrot
Spectacle City Mariners

Mariners from the Bill Ives Collection Contributed by Harry and Pat Shrot
Spectacle City Mariners

Mariners from the Bill Ives Collection Contributed by Harry and Pat Shrot
Spectacle City Mariners

SpectacleCityMariners,SouthMilwaukee,WI,Hat1(Site)J_U_S from the Richard Elmquist Collection
Spectacle City Mariners

SpectacleCityMariners,SouthMilwaukee,WI,Pin1-Bugler(RE-2.25X3.0)J_U_S from the Richard Elmquist Collection
Spectacle City Mariners

SpectacleCityMariners,SouthMilwaukee,WI,Pin2-Booster(BJA-1.5)J_U_S from the Richard Elmquist Collection
Spectacle City Mariners

SpectacleCityMariners,SouthMilwaukee,WI,Pin3-Guard(BJA)J_U_S from the Richard Elmquist Collection
Spectacle City Mariners

SpectacleCityMariners,SouthMilwaukee,WI,Pin4-Mariner(RE-2.125x3.125)J_U_S from the Richard Elmquist Collection
Spectacle City Mariners

SpectacleCityMariners,SouthMilwaukee,WI,Pin5-OvalGreendale(GBA)J_U_S from the Richard Elmquist Collection
Spectacle City Mariners

SpectacleCityMariners,SouthMilwaukee,WI,Pin6-Showmanship(RE-3.5)J_U_S from the Richard Elmquist Collection
Spectacle City Mariners

1969 Mariners Drum and Bugle Corps @ VFW Nationals Philadelphia from the Roy Perez Collection

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