De La Salle Oaklands

Toronto, ONT Canada
Founded: 1910

Inactive Junior
YearPositionScoreTheme/Songs
1959 September Song * September in the Rain * I'm Always Chasing Rainbows * Summertime (from Porgy and Bess) * Pomp and Circumstance * Moonglow * All the Things You Are * Tequila * Dearly Beloved * Embraceable You * Once In A While * No Other Love (from Me And Juliet)  
1960 One Fine Day (from Madame Butterfly) * Just One of Those Things * Summertime (from Porgy and Bess) * My Foolish Heart * Pomp and Circumstance * Moonglow * You'll Never Know * Dearly Beloved * September Song * Ballin' The Jack * Where Or When (from Babes In Arms)  
1961 Without A Song * My Foolish Heart * Climb Ev'ry Mountain (from The Sound of Music) * Moonglow * Body and Soul * Steppin' Out With My Baby (from Easter Parade) * This Land Is Mine (from Exodus) * I Have Dreamed (from The King and I) * Ballin' The Jack * Where Or When (from Babes In Arms) * One Fine Day  
1962 Without A Song * Everything's Coming Up Roses (from Gypsy) * Climb Ev'ry Mountain (from The Sound of Music) * Apache * Body and Soul * Steppin' Out With My Baby (from Easter Parade) * This Land Is Mine (from Exodus) * I Have Dreamed (from The King and I) * When My Sugar Walks Down the Street * I Talk to the Trees (from Paint Your Wagon) * With A Song In My Heart  
1964 How the West Was Won * Nice 'n' Easy * How Come You Do Me Like You Do * Theme from Hud * Our Father * Walk Hand in Hand * America The Beautiful * Till There Was You (from The Music Man) * Tonight (from West Side Story)  
1965 The Devil's Dream * Together, Wherever We Go (from Gypsy) * Golden Slippers * Downtown * Theme From Hud * Put On A Happy Face * Don't Let the Rain Come Down (Crooked Little Man) * The Sloop John B * Blowin' In The Wind * It Had Better Be Tonight (from The Pink Panther)  
1966 Luck Be A Lady (from Guys and Dolls) * South Rampart Street Parade * I Could Write A Book * James Bond Theme * From Russia with Love * Goldfinger * Yesterday * The Magnificent Seven * Come A Little Closer (from Tin Roof Blues)  
1967 Somewhere (from West Side Story) * Something's Coming (from West Side Story) * Tonight (from West Side Story) * I'll Walk with God (from The Student Prince) * I Could Write a Book * Big Band Medley * Miserlou * Tin Roof Blues * It Was A Very Good year  
1968 Miserlou * We've Got a World That Swings * Autumn in New York * Chicago * April in Paris * Ontario - A Place To Stand * Michelle  
1969 Miserlou * We've Got a World That Swings * Watermelon Man * Ontario - A Place To Stand * Light My Fire  
1970 Comin' Home Baby * Ontario - A Place To Stand * South Rampart Street Parade  
1971 Miserlou * Channel One Suite * Ontario - A Place To Stand * Light My Fire  
1972 16 74.550 Samson and Delilah * Channel One Suite * Ontario - A Place To Stand * Light My Fire  
1973 13 75.550 Meadowland * Comin' Home Baby * Walk on the Wild Side * Tin Roof Blues * Ontario - A Place To Stand  
1974 7 79.950 Hut of Baba-Yaga (from Pictures at an Exhibition) * Meadowland * Great Gate of Kiev (from Pictures at an Exhibition) * Channel One Suite * Sheik of Araby  
Position 200+ indicates Division II, Position 300+ indicates Division III, Position 400+ indicates Mini Corps.

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The DeLaSalle Oaklands was a junior marching and maneuvering corps based in Toronto, Ontario. The Oaklands was one of the longest-lived corps in history, tracing their origins to 1910. The corps was sponsored for 75 years by DeLaSalle College.

The Oaklands were known in Canadian Nationals as "always the bridesmaid, never the bride," due mainly to the success of the Toronto Optimists and their string of 11 straight Canadian National Championships. DeLaSalle finally broke this chain in 1969 and became the elite Canadian corps after that.

In 1971, they entered the United States with a bang, making Finals at the World Open and beating the Cavaliers at Drums on Parade in Madison.

In 1974 DeLaSalle became the first Canadian corps to make DCI Finals, finishing seventh. In the off season, however, they merged with the Etobicoke Crusaders to become the Oakland Crusaders.

Additional historical information is available at www.delasallehistory.com

[DCW, 6/29/90, p.17; A History of Drum & Bugle Corps 2002; DCW, 3/03, p.3, inter alia]

Members (6)

Member Name Section Years Involved
Donohue, Tom Colour Guard 1968 to 1970
Donohue, Tom COLOUR GUARD 1968 to 1970
Fines, Bryan Lead soprano 1974
Jones, John French Horn- Management 1967 to 1977
Moloney, Dan Baritone 1955 to 1962
Paterson, Paul (PJ) Soprano, Administration 1962 to 1974

CORPS 3 items

De La Salle Oaklands

1968 De La Salle Button from the Bob Carell Collection
De La Salle Oaklands

De La Salle button 1965 from the Bob Carell Collection
De La Salle Oaklands
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236-239, De La Salle Oaklands from the Steve Vickers Collection

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