St. George's Olympians

Springfield, MA United States
Founded: 1961

Inactive Junior
YearPositionScoreTheme/Songs
1965 Give My Regards to Broadway * June is Busting Out All Over (from Carousel) * Americans We * Our Day Will Come * El Cid * Faith of our Fathers * Enchanted Sea * Peanut Vendor  
1966 That's Entertainment * I Ain't Down Yet (from The Unsinkable Molly Brown) * God Of Our Fathers * Swan Lake * Peanut Vendor * Fiddler on the Roof * Enchanted Sea  
1967 Never On Sunday * Zorba the Greek * Joker * Dear World  
1968 I'll Walk with God (from The Student Prince) * Fiddler on the Roof * French National Defile * Slaughter on Tenth Avenue (from On Your Toes)  
1969 All The Lonely People * Spinning Wheel * Enter The Clowns * The Party's Over (from Bells Are Ringing) * On a Clear Day (from On a Clear Day You Can See Forever)  
1970 Eleanor Rigby * Great Country * A Day In The Life  
1971 Great Gate of Kiev (from Pictures at an Exhibition) * Joker * Great Country * Midnight Cowboy * 25 or 6 to 4 * Traces  
1972 March of the Olympians * Mars (from The Planets) * America * If I Were A Rich Man (from Fiddler on the Roof) * Anatefka (from Fiddler on the Roof)  
1973 March of the Olympians * Mars (from The Planets) * America * If I Were a Rich Man (from Fiddler on the Roof) * Anatefka (from Fiddler on the Roof)  
1974 March of the Olympians * Mars (from The Planets) * America * If I Were A Rich Man (from Fiddler on the Roof) * Anatefka (from Fiddler on the Roof)  
1975 French National Defile * Simple Gifts (from Appalachian Spring) * Russian Sailor's Dance (from The Red Poppy) * Mambo (from West Side Story) * Suicide Is Painless (from M*A*S*H)  
1976 America * Star Spangled Banner * Simple Gifts (from Appalachian Spring) * Old Glory * Hymn to Liberty (Greek National Anthem) * Anchors Aweigh  
Position 200+ indicates Division II, Position 300+ indicates Division III, Position 400+ indicates Mini Corps.

CORPS Photos

The Saint George Olympians Drum and Bugle Corps was formed in 1958 under the sponsorship the St. George Greek Orthodox Church of Springfield, Massachusetts, and through the influence of Mike Kafantaris and Onastocios Kastrinakis. The corps colors were blue, white, and black with the guard dressed in “Evzone” Greek palace guard uniforms.

For 21 years the corps enjoyed an outstanding and honorable existence that that shared by more than 453 members. Their awards, highlighted achievements, and historical presentations were proud memories for all.

Saint George Olympians placed 11th in the 1966 World Open Championship. The corps moved on to Northeastern Junior Circuit where they became champions in the Class A competition as well as the winter guard. 1973 brought the corps to Drum Corps International membership when the Olympians tried for another spot in the CYO Nationals, World Open Championships and the US Open in the Midwest.

The Olympians sponsored the 1972, '73,and '74 Super Bowl of Music DCA Senior Corps International Championships at University of Massachusetts Alumni Stadium.

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Members (4)

Member Name Section Years Involved
Konstas, Bill percussion 1968 to 1972
Lapie Jr, Alexander Contrabass 1965 to 1974
Lapie, big Al bari and contra 1965 to 1976
PIponidis, John Horn Line-Soprano 1958 to 1967
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