Spirit of St. Louis

St. Louis, MO United States
Founded: 1935

Inactive Senior
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Position 200+ indicates Division II, Position 300+ indicates Division III, Position 400+ indicates Mini Corps.
The Spirit of St. Louis, formed in 1935, was a senior marching and maneuvering corps based in St. Louis, Missouri. They were sponsored by the Tom Powell American Legion Post 77, and competed in the Illinois-Missouri Drum Corps Association.

The corps‘ colors were blue, white, and gold.

Spirit was one of the few primarily African-American senior corps in drum corps history.

Awards included the 1946, 1948, and 1952 Missouri State Championships, and the 1964 Midwest Invitational Contest Championships.

Spirit was active through at least 1971, though they did not participate in DCA national competition.

[Encyclopedia of Drum and Bugle Corps, 1966; A History of Drum and Bugle Corps, 2002; Sly Randolph]

Members (1)

Member Name Section Years Involved
Farrell, George Lead Soprano 1966 to 1970

CORPS 2 items

Spirit of St. Louis

SpiritOfSt.Louis,St.Louis,MO,Patch1-1977-Crest(eBay)J_U_S from the Richard Elmquist Collection
Spirit of St. Louis

SpiritOfSt.Louis,St.Louis,MO,Pin1(RE-1.75)AA_U_S from the Richard Elmquist Collection


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