Chicago, IL United States
The Connection worked hard to create a total theme package that saluted Chicago's gangster days. The corps' logo featured a Tommy-gun-toting mobster in a three-piece suit and a fedora guarding the colors. Some of the guard appeared as flappers. The related repertoire included "All That Jazz."
Chicago Connection participated in DCA competition three times, from 1977 through 1979. Their highest finish was 11th, in 1977.
Among other performances, the Connection marched at several Chicago Bears football games, and were once said to have been complimented by Walter Payton.
[A History of Drum & Bugle Corps, 2002; Drew Crandall, RAMD, 11/5/99; Jeff Ream, RAMD, 3/17/03; Jim Nevermann, RAMD, 8/30/99]
Highest Score 71.050
Final show in DCX Archives September 3, 1977 DCA Championships Prelims Allentown PA placed 11 with a score of 71.050
Highest Score 60.450
Final show in DCX Archives September 3, 1978 DCA Championships Prelims Allentown PA placed 13 with a score of 57.250
Highest Score 56.300
Final show in DCX Archives September 2, 1979 DCA Championships Prelims Hershey PA placed 12 with a score of 56.300
|Member Name||Section||Years Involved|
|Heather, Mark||Brass & Drum Major||1978 to 1980|
|LESNIEWSKI, DENNIS||HORN LINE||1977 to 1979|
|Morgan, Bill||Instructor and Snare||1977 to 1978|
|Morgan, Bill||Asst. Instructor and Tenor||1979|
|O'Connell, Bill||Snare Drummer||1979 to 1980|
|O'Connell-Letourneau, Cathy||drumline||1977 to 1979|
|Patterson, Pat||contra||1977 to 1978|
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