Bridgeport PAL Cadets

Bridgeport, CT United States
Founded: 1951

Inactive Junior
YearPositionScoreTheme/Songs
1963 Texaco Theme * You'll Never Walk Alone (from Carousel) * The Lonely Bull * Autumn Leaves * Semper Paratus  
1964 13 81.825 You'll Never Walk Alone (from Carousel) * The Lonely Bull * Semper Paratus * Exodus  
1965 15 68.500 You'll Never Walk Alone (from Carousel) * People * Semper Paratus * Exodus  
1967 12 70.950 (Repertoire not available)  
Position 200+ indicates Division II, Position 300+ indicates Division III, Position 400+ indicates Mini Corps.

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The Bridgeport PAL (Police Athletic League) Cadets Drum and Bugles Corps was a junior marching and maneuvering unit based in Bridgeport, Connecticut. It was formed in 1957. The corps was affiliated with the Harry Condon American Legion Post 11 and the Raymond W. Harris VFW Post 145.

The Cadets competed in national competitions through 1968. They finished 12th in the 1968 CYO Nationals and 12th in the 1967 VFW Nationals in New Orleans. The highest they placed was 6th at the 1963 World Open, followed by 7th at the 1965 World Open and 10th at the 1964 World Open.

The Cadets were disbanded in 1968, but a 35th anniversary reunion was scheduled for 2003.

[A History of Drum & Bugle Corps, 2002; DCW, 3/03, p.14; Ace Holleran]

Members (3)

Member Name Section Years Involved
BUSWELL, JERRY LEE DRUM LINE:TENOR/RUDIMENTAL BASS DRUM 1962 to 1967
Shanley, Kevin Drum Line (Snare) 1966 to 1968
Tichy, David Baritone 1957 to 1961

CORPS 2 items

Bridgeport PAL Cadets

Bridgeport PAL from the Bill Ives Collection
Bridgeport PAL Cadets

PAL Bridgeport from the Bill Ives Collection

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