Bandettes

Sault Ste. Marie, ONT Canada
Founded: 1963

Inactive All Girl
Division III
YearPositionScoreTheme/Songs
1977 Swanee * Toot Toot Tootsie Goodbye * Loch Lomond * Amazing Grace * Auld Lang Syne * Ontario  
1981 306 47.500 (Repertoire not available)  
1982 306 29.650 (Repertoire not available)  
1984 217 54.000 (Repertoire not available)  
1985 215 53.000 (Repertoire not available)  
1986 308 69.000 (Repertoire not available)  
1987 309 64.700 (Repertoire not available)  
1988 307 77.600 (Repertoire not available)  
1989 306 76.200 (Repertoire not available)  
1990 308 73.700 Music from the Motown Era - (Repertoire not available)  
1991 309 75.900 (Repertoire not available)  
1992 309 76.500 (Repertoire not available)  
1993 318 58.800 Unforgettable * Avalon * Route 66 * Orange Colored Sky * It's Only a Paper Moon  
1994 322 62.000 Forever Plaid - Mr. Sandman * Crazy 'Bout Ya, Baby * Scotland the Brave * Gotta Be This Or That * Undecided  
1995 326 60.800 Music from Manhattan Transfer - Wacky Dust * Ray's Rockhouse * Smile Again * Rambo  
1996 324 54.600 Gypsy - Overture (from Gypsy) * All I Need is the Girl (from Gypsy) * If Mama Got Married (from Gypsy) * Closing Credits (from Gypsy)  
1997 332 52.100 What They Did For Love: A Tribute To The All Girl Corps - What I Did For Love (from A Chorus Line) * One Fine Morning * Scotland the Brave * For All We Know * Fantasy * Big Noise from Winnetka (from Reveille with Beverly) * Farandole (from L'Arlesienne) * The Trolley Song (from Meet Me In St. Louis)  
1998 322 65.500 Clearly Canadian - Moventa * The Boat Song * The Briar and the Rose * Winter Games  
1999 323 66.000 Music from the film Swing Kids - Music from the film Swing Kids  
2000 320 63.800 Take the 'A' Train * Serenade in Blue * New York, New York (from On the Town) * You and the Night and the Music * St. Louis Blues March * I Got Rhythm (from Girl Crazy) * Sing Sing Sing  
2001 313 72.550 DRIVE - Thomas Crown Affair * Powerhouse * Tough, Driving from Three City Blocks  
2002 317 70.100 Think Outside the Box - Waltz * March * Groove(s)  
2003 316 69.750 Selections of Bela Fleck and the Flecktones - A Flecktone Fanfare * Big Country * Intro and Hoedown  
2004 313 66.000 Dancing on the Water - Dancing on the Water * Modesty * Altair and Vega * Duo Oto Subito  
Position 200+ indicates Division II, Position 300+ indicates Division III, Position 400+ indicates Mini Corps.
The Bandettes, formed in 1963, was an all-girl junior marching and maneuvering corps based in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario.

Because they were closer to Grand Rapids than Toronto, the corps competes often in DCM, and accepts members from the United States. For several years the corps absorbed visiting girl marchers from the Philippines.

The Bandettes have competed at DCI since 1982 in Class II and III. Their highest finish was seventh in Class A-60 in 1988. In 2003, the 32-member corps took 25th place in Division II/III prelims. The 2004 finish was 13th in Division III Prelims, performing "Dancing on the Water."

Mary Wilson, the corps director, has been associated with the Bandettes for their entire existence.

A stylish corps, the Bandettes' uniforms consist of long plaid skirts with red tops.

[DCW, 1/93, p.6; DCW, 11/88, p.7; http://www.soonet.ca/bandettes/; CW, 4/03, p.5]
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"Mary Wilson was the original Majorette for the Sault Ste Marie Legion Band and from there she formed the Band color guard that grew into the drum corps, hence the name Bandettes."
[taken from a facebook group (GLDCA) conversation amongst some of Mary's peers]

Members (15)

Member Name Section Years Involved
Denny, Michelle Drum Line 1999 to 2002
Doher, Jenny Bassline 2004
Doucet, Jocelyne Hornline Contra 1998 to 2004
Fedorchak, Cristina Hornline-Soprano 1998 to 2002
Howe, Sandy Drum Line 1994 to 2002
Kanuk-MacLean, Sharon Brass instructor 1980 to 1985
Lanthier, Laura soprano 1997 to 2002
Lanthier, Lizz a little of everything 1996 to 1999
Snow III, Bal Staff 2002 to 2004
Soucie, Miranda Bass Line 1998 to 1999
Soucie, Miranda Front Ensemble 2000
Soucie, Miranda Soprano 2003
Tait, Crystal Colour Guard 1995; 1999 to 2002
Vega, Angelina pit 1997 to 1998
cormier, kirsten horn line 1978 to 1989
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