Waterloo, IA United States
|1969||Americans We * The Impossible Dream (from Man of La Mancha) * Also Spracht Zarathustra (from 2001: A Space Odyssey) * Classical Gas * Ballin' The Jack * Michelle|
|1970||Americans We * The Impossible Dream (from Man of La Mancha) * Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band * Ballin' The Jack * Echoes On My Mind|
|1971||Americans We * Patton * Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band * Ballin' The Jack * Echoes On My Mind|
|1972||Conquest (from Captain From Castile) * Finlandia * Peanut Vendor * Take Five * Vaquaro * My Way|
|1973||32||57.800||Conquest (from Captain From Castile) * Man of La Mancha * Finlandia * Camptown Races * My Way|
|1974||Marche Militaire Francaise * Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat * Sempre For Dixie * My Way|
The first three years they participated mainly in parades and exhibitions, except for the State Legion content. They sponsored their own "Rhythm in Motion" show beginning in 1963. From 1964 through 1971 the show included the choosing of a queen.
In the fall of 1964, the corps became a member of the Badgerland Drum and Bugle Corps Association and the following summer began competing in out of state shows. In the fall of 1965, girls were included in the corps for the first time and membership jumped to 77. In April of 1966, 75 new uniforms were purchased at the cost of $52,00. In July of 1969, a dispute arose and the corps was reorganized. The first awards banquet was held in the fall of 1969.
In 1970 the corps traveled to Casper Wyoming and later represented Iowa at the Legion Nationals in Portland Oregon. The feeder corps, Chevy II's, were organized in 1970. Their uniforms consisted of black trousers, white shirts and red cummerbunds.
In 1971 the corps traveled to Wyoming along with many contests in nearby states. Chevaliers won the All Iowa Championship at the State Center in 1972 and participated in the Legion National Contest in Chicago.
1973 was the big year when the Chevy's won the State American Legion Contest. There was no Legion National contest because the convention was in Hawaii. The corps took a 2 week tour of contests and exhibitions in Wisconsin, Illinois and Ohio.
In 1974 the corps traveled to Marion Ohio for the second time for the U. S. Open where the corps placed 15th out of 74 corps. They continued their tour to Miami Florida for the American Legion Nationals where the corps placed 2nd. One of the highlights during the tour was leading the parade at Disney World.
[Chevalier History taken from our reunion book from July 1993. submitted by Sharon Delaney 1/12/2010]
Highest Score 63.700
Final show in DCX Archives August 29, 1970 American Legion National Championships - Prelims Portland OR placed 12 with a score of 63.700
Highest Score 56.800
Final show in DCX Archives July 18, 1971 McHenry IL placed 5 with a score of 56.800
Highest Score 74.800
Final show in DCX Archives July 29, 1972 Stillwater MN placed 1 with a score of 74.800
Highest Score 78.700
Final show in DCX Archives August 16, 1973 DCI World Championships - Prelims Whitewater WI placed 32 with a score of 57.800
Highest Score 70.050
Final show in DCX Archives August 19, 1974 American Legion National Championships Miami FL placed 2 with a score of 70.050
Highest Score 55.200
Final show in DCX Archives June 4, 1975 Aurora IL placed 6 with a score of 55.200