Philadelphia, PA United States
|1948||1||Pause that Refreshes * Who (Stole My Heart Away) * Black Magic * Make Believe (from Show Boat) * Hindustan * TCU March * Stouthearted Men (from New Moon) * Funiculi, Funicula * Red Sails in the Sunset * After the Ball Is Over|
|1949||2||Pause the Refreshes * Men of Burgundy * Who * Make Believe (from Show Boat) * Dancing In The Dark * I'll See You In My Dreams|
|1950||March of the Priests from Aida * Good News * The Mounties (from Rose-Marie) * The Bells of St. Mary's * Walking My Baby back Home * Stars and Stripes Forever * Slaughter on Tenth Avenue (from On Your Toes) * Pause that Refreshes|
The Cadets started its climb to the top with the Pennsylvania VFW State Championship and a third-place finish at VFW Nationals at Boston in 1946. This was followed by another state championship and a second-place finish at VFW Nationals in Cleveland in 1947.
In 1948 the corps reached the top when they took the VFW National Championship at St Louis. Another state championship and a second straight VFW National Championship was won at Miami, Florida, in 1949. After that show in Miami, a powerful hurricane struck the area, and the corps had to stay in Miami until debris could be cleared from the roads. This event inspired the Corps to adopt the nickname The Osmond Hurricanes.
Nineteen fifty saw another state championship and a second-place finish at VFW Nationals in Chicago, Ill.
The corps commander was Hiram E. Walker; music instructor and arranger was Lee Wolf.
Highest Score 91.350
Final show in DCX Archives January 1, 1948 VFW Nationals St. Louis MO placed 1 with a score of 91.350
Highest Score 90.370
Final show in DCX Archives July 10, 1949 The Dream Jersey City NJ
Highest Score 91.450
Final show in DCX Archives January 1, 1950 VFW Nationals Chicago IL placed 2 with a score of 91.450
Highest Score 89.000
Final show in DCX Archives January 1, 1951 VFW Nationals New York NY placed 3 with a score of 89.000
Highest Score 87.950
Final show in DCX Archives July 5, 1952 The Dream Jersey City NJ placed 4 with a score of 87.950
Highest Score 87.650
Final show in DCX Archives July 18, 1953 Eastern States Championship Bristol PA placed 5 with a score of 85.650
Highest Score 74.060
Final show in DCX Archives August 13, 1955 PA VFW State Pittsburgh PA placed 3 with a score of 74.060