Archer-Epler Musketeers

Upper Darby, PA United States
Founded: 1932

Inactive Senior
Alumni
YearPositionScoreTheme/Songs
1959 Musketeer Rock * Queen of Sheba March * Tonight We Love * Margie * The Dipsy Doodle * Lord and Master * Speak Low  
1962 March of the Musketeers * National Emblem March * My Lord and Master (from The King and I) * Medley (from Camelot) * Sing Hallelujah * Younger Than Springtime (from South Pacific)  
1963 March of the Musketeers * South Rampart Street Parade * National Emblem March * Stars and Stripes Forever * Queen of Sheba March * Fanfare (from The King And I  
1964 Queen of Sheba March * Stars and Stripes Forever * I Wanna Hold Your Hand * High Society * Shangri-La * If Ever I Would Leave You (from Camelot) * I Have Dreamed (from The King and I)  
1965 (Repertoire not available)  
1966 8 74.920 (Repertoire not available)  
1967 9 68.300 (Repertoire not available)  
1981 11 64.350 March of the Musketeers * Coronation March * Sheherazade * God Bless the Child * Stars and Stripes Forever  
1982 9 65.250 March of the Musketeers * Coronation March * Spain * god Bless the Child  
1983 9 70.000 Walk Him Up the Stairs (from Purlie) * Spain * Sparkle * Roller Jubilee * Camelot Reprise (from Camelot)  
1984 9 69.800 Fanfare Prelude * Sparkle * Strike Up the Band (from Strike Up the Band) * What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life * March of the Musketeers  
1998 Queen of Sheba March * March of the Musketeers * Black Saddle * We'll Meet Again * Stars and Stripes Forever * South Rampart Street Parade * Lord and Master  
1999 Queen of Sheba March * The Pipers March (from Camelot) * Camelot Medley * Stars and Stripes Forever * Under the Double Eagle * I Have Dreamed (from The King and I)  
2002 March of the Musketeers * Stars and Stripes Forever * Black Saddle * Don't Get Around Much Anymore * God Bless America (from This Is the Army) * South Rampart Street Parade  
Position 200+ indicates Division II, Position 300+ indicates Division III, Position 400+ indicates Mini Corps.
The Archer-Epler Musketeers was one of the most successful senior drum and bugle corps in the history of the activity. It was formed in 1945 by returning war veterans who were also veterans of the Musketeers junior corps. That latter group had been formed in 1932 by the VFW Post 279 of Upper Darby, Pennsylvania.

The new senior version of the Archer-Epler Musketeers ("Archie" to its friends)was the greater Philadelphia senior drum corps. The corps was very successful in the 1950s and 1960s, winning the VFW National Championship in 1954 and claiming more than a dozen Pennsylvania state titles with the VFW and American Legion.

The corps believes that it presented the first ever themed show, "The King and I," in 1957. They also became charter members of DCA in 1962.

The corps fielded a junior corps for many years, as well as an alumni corps beginning in 1975.

Although not competing, the corps was active in the 1980s with parades, exhibitions, and a choral group.

World Drum Corps Hall of Famer Jim Cossetti played with the Musketeers in the 1960s and instructed their horn line for another three decades.

[DCW, 6/28/02, p.9;DCW, 5/02, p.32; DCW, 6/23/89, p.6; DCW, 3/90, p.11]

Members (22)

Member Name Section Years Involved
Cossetti, Jim Soprano 1962 to 1965; 1975 to 1981; 1984 to 1995
Cossetti, Jim Brass/Staff/Admin 1962 to 1995
Cossetti, Jim sop, DM, vocal 1962 to 1965; 1970; 1975 to 1995
Davidson, Gil Baritone 2001
Davidson, Gil BARITONE 2000
Dumond, Philip Brass 1990 to 1995
Engelbrecht, Bob baritone 1998
Fallon, Carol Ann Lead Soprano 1977 to 1992
Fallon, Ray Arranger/Brass Instructor 1981 to 1983
Ford, Wayne percussion 1997
Ives, Terri Guard; Mallets/Pit 1990 to 2002
Lundell, John colorguard 1975 to 2004
McDonald, Patrick Baritone 1982 to 1983
McDonald, Patrick Soprano 1984
McFadden, Albert J. Drum Line 1962 to 1963
Quackenbush, Chuck contra 1991 to 2002
Siglow, Michael soprano 1997
Smith, Dewey soprano 1960 to 1961
Smith, Ken Drumline 1981
Twiss, Jeff Drum line 1977 to 2000
Warner, Kenneth Brass Line 1987 to 1990
moran, chuck French Horn/ Alto 1986 to 1994

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Archer Epler Musketeers 2 Bumper Sticker from the Bill Ives Collection
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Archer Epler Musketeers Bumper Sticker Archie Is Back from the Bill Ives Collection
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Archer Epler from the Bill Ives Collection
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Archer Epler 2 from the Bill Ives Collection
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Archer Epler-2 from the Bill Ives Collection
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Archer Epler-10 from the Bill Ives Collection
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Archer Epler-2 from the Bill Ives Collection
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Archer Epler-3 from the Bill Ives Collection
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Archer Epler-4 from the Bill Ives Collection
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Archer Epler-5 from the Bill Ives Collection
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Archie CG 1984 Uniform 1984 from the Bill Ives Collection Contributed by Bill Ives
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Archer Epler CG 1984 1984 from the Bill Ives Collection Contributed by Bill Ives
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Archie CG 1978 1978 from the Bill Ives Collection Contributed by Bill Ives
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Musketeers 1953 1951 from the Bill Ives Collection Contributed by Bill Ives
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Musketeers 1948 1949 from the Bill Ives Collection Contributed by Bob Bella Rossa*
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Musketeers from the Steve Vickers Collection
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Musketeers back from the Steve Vickers Collection

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