Black Shields of Sparta

Mt Carmel, OH United States
Founded: 1968

Inactive Junior
YearPositionScoreTheme/Songs
1970 Man of La Mancha * You'll Never Walk Alone (from Carousel) * March of the Spartans * Aquarius (from Hair) * The Impossible Dream (from Man of La Mancha)  
Position 200+ indicates Division II, Position 300+ indicates Division III, Position 400+ indicates Mini Corps.

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"The "Black Shields" of Sparta was organized in October 1968, in Mt. Carmel, Ohio as a competitive corps under the direction of Mr. Earl Huff. The corps consists of approximately ninety members and carries two competing color guards in the Midwest Circuit. They will field thirty-seven horns, fourteen drums, thirty-eight girl guard, two captains and two drum majors.
They have as their staff, drums, Bill Ferris; horns, Earl Huff with beginning instructors in Wayne Greis and Norman Root. Business manager is Mrs. Carol Huff, sergeants Karen Dixon and Linda Neal with Jackie Radcliffe and Muff Ulmer doing the major jobs. Their 1970 repertoire consists of: "Man of La Mancha", "You'll Never Walk Alone", "March of the Spartans", "Age of Aquarius", and "Impossible Dream".
The Black Shields are entirely self supporting and within the past year have purchased three buses, a drum line, several new G-F horns and hats and plumes. We'll be looking for them on the field in June."

[Taken from The Growing Area article by Ray Byer in the July 1970 DCD.]

Members (2)

Member Name Section Years Involved
Masters, Steve hornline,baritone 1968 to 1974
Thumper.....Carter, Jimmie... Greenville... Drum Line ( Double Bass ) 1971 to 1972
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