Chicago Connection

Chicago, IL United States

Inactive Senior
YearPositionScoreTheme/Songs
1977 11 71.050 (Repertoire not available)  
1978 13 57.250 (Repertoire not available)  
1979 12 56.300 Chicago * Ponteio * Theme from Peter Gunn * Chicago Medley  
Position 200+ indicates Division II, Position 300+ indicates Division III, Position 400+ indicates Mini Corps.

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Chicago Connection was a senior marching and maneuvering corps based in Chicago, Illinois.

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]

Members (9)

Member Name Section Years Involved
Heather, Mark Brass & Drum Major 1978 to 1980
LESNIEWSKI, DENNIS HORN LINE 1977 to 1979
Milano, Paul Snare 1977
Morgan, Bill Instructor and Snare 1977 to 1978
Morgan, Bill Asst. Instructor and Tenor 1979
Morgan, Ken Tenors 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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Chicago Connection

Chicago Connection from the Bill Ives Collection
Chicago Connection

Chicago Connection from the Bill Ives Collection
Chicago Connection

Chicago Connection from the Bill Ives Collection

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