Blue Saints

Sudbury, ONT Canada
Founded: 1952

Inactive Junior
Open Class
YearPositionScoreTheme/Songs
1990 323 39.400 (Repertoire not available)  
1992 328 43.000 (Repertoire not available)  
1995 336 49.700 Selections from Tommy - (Repertoire not available)  
1996 Selections from Tommy  
1999 Selections from the Wizard of Oz - Selections from the Wizard of Oz  
2002 328 38.150 Moonlight Serenade * In the Mood * String of Pearls * Little Brown Jug * Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy * There You'll Be from Pearl Harbor  
2003 324 45.750 70s classics - One Fine Morning * Little Bitty Pretty One * Aquarius (from Hair) * Sometimes When We Touch  
2004 318 42.400 To the Beach Eh - Surfer Girl * Beach Baby * Surfin Safari * Kokomo  
2005 320 41.425 Grease is the Word - Love is a Many-Splendored Thing * Summer Nights (from Grease) * Beauty School Dropout (from Grease) * Born to Hand Jive (from Grease) * We Go Together (from Grease)  
2006 317 50.400 Musical Matrimony - Get Me To the Church on Time (from My Fair Lady) * Ave Maria * White Wedding  
2009 219 55.150 Aurora Borealis - Incantation (from Quidam) * Shadowplay * Ninkou Latora (from Quidam)  
2010 216 59.400 The Struggle Within - What's This? (from Nightmare Before Christmas) * Theme from Beetlejuice * Ice Dance (from Edward Scissorhands) * Selections from Sleepy Hollow  
2011 40 44.200 Stranded - Dies Irae (from Verdi's Requiem) * Truman Sleeps from The Truman Show * Original Piece * Lightning  
2012 35 49.100 Diamond in the Rough 60th Anniversary - Carbon * Heat * Time * Pressure * The Canyon  
2013 36 52.000 A Canadian Journey - The Elements * O Canada * The Snow is Dancing from 'Children's Corner' * Winter from the Four Seasons * Hall of the Mountain King (from Peer Gynt Suite #1)  
2014 36 51.250 Summon the Gods - Flight of the Pegasus * Fate of the Gods  
2015 39 46.775 Demon of Seville - Barber of Seville * Ballad of Sweeney Todd * Not While I'm Around (from Sweeney Todd) * Moonlight Sonata * Barber of Seville  
Position 200+ indicates Division II, Position 300+ indicates Division III, Position 400+ indicates Mini Corps.
In the early 1950s, students from the Sudbury Mining and Technical School (Sheridan Tech, Sudbury, Ontario) would grab drums, horns, and whatever else would make a lot of noise, and loudly cheer on their school football team, the Blue Devils. What they lacked in musical ability they made up for with school spirit.

The late Maurice Gravelle, the school's music professor, decided to organize the Sudbury Mining and Technical School Band from the ranks of the noisemakers. Most agree that this decision was because Mr. Gravelle had too much respect for music to listen to their cacophony.

Mr. Gravelle's school associate and successor, the late George Netzke, continued the process of developing musical ability. However, he also brought military discipline into the mix, for Mr. Netzke was quite involved and well known within the Canadian Militia. He convertedthe group from a school band to a Canadian drum corps. In 1958, their name became the Blue Saints (to complement the school team, the Blue Devils).

TheBlue Saints also represent the histories of two other drum corps, the Nickel City Sound and the Imperial Knights. Both corps have folded and entered the rich history of the Big Blue.

Since their entry into the world of drum corps, the Blue Saints have flourished and made their school, and city, proud. The corps has taken part in numerous competitions, from the Calgary Stampede to the now famous Quebec Winter Carnival. For over 50 years, they have represented and entertained Sudbury, providing their youth with musical education, self esteem, a work ethic, pride, and, most importantly, fun.

In recent years, the Blue Saints placed first in the 1998 Canadian Nationals in Division IV, and sixth in the 1999 Division III. In 2003, they finished 33rd in DCI Division II/III competition, and in 2004 the final placement was 18th in Division III Prelims, with a show bearing the uniquely Canadian title of 'To the Beach Eh.'

[http://www.bluesaints.com/history.htm; Dave Strickler]

Members (11)

Member Name Section Years Involved
;), Pam Hornline -> soprano 1999
davis, allee front ensemble 2004
Dinnes, Geoff Soprano 1989 to 1996
Greschner, Trischa Guard Staff / Mello 2005
Greschner, Trischa Guard Staff / Drum Major 2006
regimbal, michel DRUM LINE 1966 to 1970
Ripley, Mark soprano 1979 to 1984
Saique, Marlouie Brass 2010
Sologuk, Chris Contra 1997 to 2003
Sologuk, Terry Mellophone 1972 to 1982
Wolfovitch , Lynn Colorguard 2008 to 2013

CORPS 1 items

Blue Saints

Blue Saints Uniform 2000 from the Bill Ives Collection Contributed by Bob Jacobs

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