Welcome to 1950s Drum Corps

1950 history

1950 Repertoires

CorpsPositionScoreTheme/Songs
Junior
St. Vincent's Cadets 1 Conquest (from Captain From Castile) * El Capitan * Columbia the Gem of the Ocean * Bloody Mary (from South Pacific) * Scheherazade * Triumphal March (from Aida) * Alabama Jubilee  
Howard W. McCall Bluebirds Bluebird of Happiness * Manhattan Beach March * Isle of Capri Cha-Cha * Daisy Bell (Bicycle Built for Two) * So Long For a While  
Osmond Cadets March of the Priests from Aida * Good News * The Mounties (from Rose-Marie) * The Bells of St. Mary's * Walking My Baby back Home * Stars and Stripes Forever * Slaughter on Tenth Avenue (from On Your Toes) * Pause that Refreshes  
The Cavaliers Halls of Ivy * Good News * Song of Burgundy * Under the Double Eagle * Over the Rainbow (from The Wizard of Oz)  
All Age
Skyliners American Eagle * I'm Alabama Bound * Hail To The Redskins * California Here I Come * I Left My Heart in San Francisco * Where Has My Little Dog Gone * The Best Things In Life Are Free * Stouthearted Men (from New Moon) * East Side, West Side * One Flower in Your Garden (from The Desert Song) * One Alone (from The Desert Song) * The Riff Song (from The Desert Song) * Oklahoma (from Oklahoma!) * Look For The Silver Lining * Give My Regards to Broadway  
Position 200+ indicates Division II, Position 300+ indicates Division III, Position 400+ indicates Mini Corps. Note that corps are organized by current status so there could be cases where they do not show up in the right group for the year being displayed.

Pictures (464)

Photos Year Corps Name Date Show
2 1950 American Woodmen Cadets
1 1950 Archer-Epler Musketeers
1 1950 Bracken Cavaliers
1 1950 Bridgeport Troopers
6 1950 Brockport Grenadiers
1 1950 Cavaliers (NY)
1 1950 Consolidated Edison Lamplighters
2 1950 Empire State Grenadiers
1 1950 Florida Wave
1 1950 General George Bell Post
1 1950 Giles Yellow Jackets
2 1950 Gladstone SAL
1 1950 Hamms Indians
1 1950 Hilton Crusaders
6 1950 Kewanee Black Knights Sr
1 1950 Lambertville Volunteers
1 1950 Legion Cadets
1 1950 Madison Scouts
1 1950 Niagara Memorial Militaires
10 1950 Norristown Invaders
4 1950 Norwood Park Imperials
2 1950 Osmond Cadets
1 1950 Pittsburgh Rockets
14 1950 Racine Scouts
4 1950 Red Raiders
1 1950 Reilly Raider/Musketeers
3 1950 Reilly Raiders
1 1950 Scarlet Marauders
1 1950 Skokie Indians
2 1950 Skyliners
1 1950 South Boston Gatesmen
2 1950 St. Joseph's of Newark
1 1950 St. Vincent's Cadets
3 1950 The Cadets
2 1950 The Cavaliers
1 1950 Tri-Town Cavaliers
1 1950 Utica Blackhawks
1 1951 Archer-Epler Musketeers
1 1951 Auburn Purple Lancers
1 1951 Audubon Bon Bons
4 1951 Austin Grenadiers
1 1951 Commonwealth Edison A.L. Post #118
1 1951 Connecticut Hurricanes
1 1951 Danbury Drum Corps
1 1951 Edgar M. Boyd A.L. Post 37
1 1951 Elyria A.L. Post #12
1 1951 Flying Dutchmen - Second iteration
1 1951 General George Bell Post
1 1951 Hawthorne Caballeros
1 1951 Islanders
3 1951 Kewanee Black Knights Sr
1 1951 Lambertville Volunteers
1 1951 Legion Cadets
2 1951 Liberty Bell Cadets
2 1951 Logan Square
1 1951 Madison Scouts
1 1951 Musketeers
2 1951 Norwood Park Imperials
1 1951 Osmond Cadets
3 1951 Red Bud Golden Hornets
1 1951 Sharvin Red Jackets
1 1951 Skokie Indians
1 1951 Sleepy Eye Post 7
2 1951 St. Vincent's Cadets
1 1951 The Cavaliers
1 1952 Austin Grenadiers
1 1952 Braintree Warriors
1 1952 Elyria A.L. Post #12
1 1952 Empire State Grenadiers
1 1952 Grenadiers
1 1952 Hamon Gray A.L. Post #83
7 1952 Kewanee Black Knights Sr
1 1952 Knights of Erin
1 1952 Madison Scouts
1 1952 Monroe Girls Corps
1 1952 OLPH Ridgemen
1 1952 Racine Scouts
2 1952 Red Bud Golden Hornets
1 1952 Red Raiders
2 1952 Reilly Raiders
1 1952 Satan's Angels
1 1952 Sharpsburg Cadets
1 1952 Skyliners
1 1952 Spirit of St. Louis
1 1952 St. Mary's Cadets
1 1952 St. Vincent's Cadets
1 1952 Utica Blackhawks
1 1952 Woodsiders
1 1953 Bellettes
1 1953 Boston Crusaders
1 1953 Braintree Warriors
1 1953 Cedar Rapids Grenadiers
1 1953 Connecticut Yankees
1 1953 Doremus A.L. Post #55
1 1953 Holy Trinity Cadets
8 1953 Little Flower
1 1953 Millstadt Crusaders
1 1953 Milwaukee Gladiators
2 1953 Monroe Girls Corps
1 1953 Our Lady of Mt. Carmel
1 1953 Racine Scouts
4 1953 Red Bud Golden Hornets
1 1953 Reilly Raiders
1 1953 Silverliners
1 1953 Spirit of St. Louis
3 1953 U.S. Air Force (Bolling) Blue Eagles Drum & Bugle Corps
1 1953 Vern Acklin Cavaliers
1 1953 White Eagles
1 1954 A.L. Post #205
1 1954 A.L. Post #318
1 1954 A.L. Post #5
1 1954 AL Post #178
1 1954 Austin Grenadiers
1 1954 Bangor Yellow Jackets
1 1954 Bath Cadets
9 1954 Black Knights
2 1954 Blessed Sacrament Golden Knights
1 1954 Boston Crusaders
3 1954 Braintree Warriors
1 1954 Catholic Daughters of America
1 1954 Comets (Indiana)
1 1954 Decorah Kilties
1 1954 Detroit Lamplighters
12 1954 East Alton Post American Legion #794 All-Girls Senior Drum & Bugle Corps
1 1954 Erie Keynotes
3 1954 Giles Yellow Jackets
1 1954 Harvey Seeds Rebels
2 1954 Kewanee Black Knights Sr
3 1954 Kilties
1 1954 Little Flower
1 1954 Marion Cavaliers
1 1954 Martins Ferry Grenadier Guards
1 1954 Monroe Girls Corps
1 1954 Niagara Memorial Militaires
1 1954 Our Lady of Loretto Knights
4 1954 Our Lady of Mt. Carmel
1 1954 Racine Scouts
3 1954 Red Bud Golden Hornets
1 1954 Spirit of St. Louis
4 1954 St. Anne's Cadets
1 1954 St. Bernadette's
1 1954 St. Gregory High School Drum & Bugle Corps
1 1954 St. Louis All-Girl
2 1954 St. Mary's Cardinals
1 1954 The Cadets
1 1954 U.S. Air Force (Bolling) Blue Eagles Drum & Bugle Corps
1 1954 White Roses
1 1955 A.L. Post #134
1 1955 Argonne Rebels
3 1955 Austin Grenadiers
4 1955 Bath Cadets
2 1955 Bellettes
14 1955 Black Knights
1 1955 Boys of 76
3 1955 Braintree Warriors
2 1955 Comets (Indiana)
2 1955 Connecticut Hurricanes
1 1955 Debutantes
1 1955 Delke Knights
1 1955 Dillonaires
2 1955 Dover Cadets
1 1955 Dundalk Cadets
1 1955 Edgar M. Boyd A.L. Post 37
1 1955 Emporia Plainsmen
1 1955 Flint Buick Skylarks
1 1955 Geneva Appleknockers
1 1955 Golden Trojans
2 1955 Harvey Seeds Rebels
1 1955 Hawthorne Caballeros
1 1955 Keesler A.F.B. Blue Knights
1 1955 Kewanee Black Knights Sr
2 1955 Kilties
1 1955 LaPorte Lancers
1 1955 Little Flower
2 1955 Little Flower Cadets
1 1955 Madison Scouts
1 1955 Martins Ferry Grenadier Guards
2 1955 Mel Tierney A.L. Post #247
2 1955 Newburgh Ambassadors
2 1955 Norwood Park Imperials
1 1955 Racine Scouts
1 1955 Reading Buccaneers
1 1955 Red Bud Golden Hornets
1 1955 Reilly Raiders
2 1955 Satan's Angels
1 1955 Seattle Hurricanes
1 1955 Sharpsburg Cadets
1 1955 Sharvin Red Jackets
3 1955 Silverliners
1 1955 St. Joseph's of Batavia
1 1955 St. Joseph's of Newark
2 1955 St. Vincent's Cadets
1 1955 The Brigadiers
1 1955 The Cadets
1 1955 The Cavaliers
2 1955 U.S. Air Force (Bolling) Blue Eagles Drum & Bugle Corps
2 1955 Windy City Cadets
1 1956 Archer-Epler Musketeers
1 1956 Auburn Purple Lancers
1 1956 Aurora Vaqueros
1 1956 Bellettes
16 1956 Black Knights
1 1956 Blessed Sacrament Golden Knights
1 1956 Braintree Braves
1 1956 Braintree Warriors
2 1956 Connecticut Hurricanes
1 1956 DeKalb Barons
1 1956 Des Plaines Vanguard
1 1956 Dunkirk Flying Dutchmen
3 1956 Empire State Grenadiers
2 1956 Fire Flies
1 1956 Fitchburg Kingsmen
1 1956 Flying Dutchmen - First iteration
1 1956 Giles Yellow Jackets
1 1956 Grenadiers
1 1956 Harvey Seeds Rebels
3 1956 Hilltoppers
1 1956 Kewanee Black Knights Sr
1 1956 LaPorte Lancers
1 1956 Liberty Bell Cadets
1 1956 Madison Scouts
5 1956 Norwood Park Imperials
2 1956 Pittsburgh Rockets
4 1956 Racine Scouts
1 1956 Ravens
1 1956 Satan's Angels
2 1956 Selden Cadets
1 1956 St. Anne's Cadets
1 1956 St. Catherine's of Genoa
1 1956 St. Catherine's Queensmen
1 1956 St. Mary's Cadets
1 1956 St. Mary's Cardinals
2 1956 The Cavaliers
2 1956 U.S. Air Force (Bolling) Blue Eagles Drum & Bugle Corps
2 1956 Vagabonds (NJ)
1 1956 Vern Acklin Cavaliers
1 1956 Warren Cornplanters
1 1956 Windy City Cadets
1 1956 Woodsiders
1 1957 Andrews Sabres
3 1957 Archer-Epler Musketeers
1 1957 Audubon Bon Bons
1 1957 Bayway A.L. Post #260
1 1957 Beacon Lancers
2 1957 Birmingham Steelmen
1 1957 Black Eagles
17 1957 Black Knights
1 1957 Blessed Sacrament Golden Knights
1 1957 Boston Crusaders
1 1957 Bracken Cavaliers
2 1957 Braintree Warriors
1 1957 Cadets of Greece
2 1957 Cambridge Caballeros
1 1957 Cavaliers (NY)
3 1957 Connecticut Hurricanes
1 1957 Connecticut Yankees
2 1957 Dundalk Cadets
1 1957 Eau Claire Scouts
1 1957 Edgar M. Boyd A.L. Post 37
3 1957 Egyptianaires Senior Corps
1 1957 Empire State Grenadiers
1 1957 Fitchburg Kingsmen
1 1957 Geneva Appleknockers
1 1957 Hilltoppers
1 1957 Jolly Jesters
1 1957 Jolly Rogers
1 1957 Kankakee Lancers
4 1957 Kewanee Black Knights Sr
2 1957 Kilties
1 1957 Lakeland Goldenaires
1 1957 Levittown Lovers
1 1957 Liberty Bell Cadets
2 1957 Madison Scouts
1 1957 Martins Ferry Grenadier Guards
1 1957 Militaires
1 1957 Millstadt Crusaders
2 1957 Milton Grenadiers
1 1957 Newburgh Ambassadors
2 1957 Our Lady of Grace
2 1957 Our Lady of Loretto Knights
2 1957 Peabody Clippers
1 1957 Phantom Regiment
1 1957 Queensmen
2 1957 Racine Scouts
1 1957 Reilly Raiders
2 1957 Rochester Grey Knights
1 1957 Shortsville Shamrocks
1 1957 Skokie Indians
1 1957 Sky Ryders
2 1957 Skyliners
1 1957 South Boston Gatesmen
1 1957 St. Anne's Cadets
1 1957 St. Joseph's of Baltimore
2 1957 St. Joseph's of Batavia
1 1957 St. Lucy's Cadets
2 1957 St. Mary's Cardinals
1 1957 St. Vincent's Cadets
1 1957 The Brigadiers
1 1957 Tri-Town Cavaliers
1 1957 Troopers
1 1957 Vern Acklin Cavaliers
1 1957 Waterloo Rockets
1 1957 Westshoremen
2 1957 Windy City Cadets
2 1957 Woodsiders
1 1958 Americanos
1 1958 Bangor Falcons
1 1958 Belles of St. Mary's
2 1958 Berkshire Marauders
2 1958 Black Eagles
17 1958 Black Knights
3 1958 Blessed Sacrament Golden Knights
2 1958 Boston Crusaders
1 1958 Boys of 76
3 1958 Braintree Warriors
2 1958 Bridgeport PAL Cadets
1 1958 Charter Oak Sabres
1 1958 Colonial Cavaliers
1 1958 Commonwealth Edison A.L. Post #118
10 1958 Connecticut Hurricanes
4 1958 Connecticut Yankees
2 1958 Crusaders of County LaSalle
2 1958 Culver City Imperials
1 1958 Des Plaines Vanguard
2 1958 Detroit Lamplighters
1 1958 Dumont Police Cadets
1 1958 Dunkirk Murraymen
2 1958 Durango Goldenaires
2 1958 Eau Claire Scouts
1 1958 Edison Lamplighters
5 1958 Empire State Grenadiers
1 1958 Fitchburg Kingsmen
5 1958 Fitchburg Kingsmen Sr
3 1958 Florida Wave
1 1958 Flying Dutchmen - First iteration
1 1958 G. Washington Carver Gay Blades
1 1958 Golden Buccaneers
1 1958 Hamms Indians
1 1958 Hancock Wanderers
1 1958 Harvey Seeds Rebels
1 1958 Hawthorne Caballeros
8 1958 Jolly Jesters
1 1958 Jungle Kings
3 1958 Kankakee Blackhawks
3 1958 Kankakee Lancers
3 1958 Kenosha Kingsmen
1 1958 Kewanee Black Knights Sr
2 1958 Kilties
1 1958 Knights of Cathay
1 1958 L' Anse Golden Eagles
2 1958 LaPorte Lancers
1 1958 Legionettes
2 1958 Lincoln Park Lancers
1 1958 Loyalaires
1 1958 Lt. Norman Prince
5 1958 Madison Scouts
4 1958 Marion Cavaliers
1 1958 Mel Tierney A.L. Post #247
1 1958 Millstadt Crusaders
1 1958 Norristown Invaders
1 1958 Northernaires
2 1958 Norwood Park Imperials
4 1958 Paterson Cadets
4 1958 Phantom Regiment
2 1958 Pittsburgh Rockets
6 1958 Racine Scouts
1 1958 Reilly Raiders
1 1958 Rochester Crusaders
1 1958 Rochester Grey Knights
1 1958 Royal Airs
1 1958 Royalaires Seniors
2 1958 Satan's Angels
1 1958 Scout House Bugle Band
3 1958 Selden Cadets
1 1958 Seneca Chiefs
1 1958 Skokie Indians
8 1958 Skyliners
1 1958 South Boston Gatesmen
3 1958 Spirit of St. Louis
1 1958 Springfield Marksmen
1 1958 St. Anne's Cadets
1 1958 St. Mary's
1 1958 St. Mary's Cardinals
2 1958 St. Roccos Cadets
3 1958 St. Rose Scarlet Lancers
2 1958 St. Vincent's Cadets
1 1958 St. Vincent's of Madison
2 1958 The Brigadiers
1 1958 The Cadets
5 1958 The Cavaliers
2 1958 Thunderbolts
1 1958 Toronto Optimists
1 1958 Troopers
1 1958 Vagabonds (NJ)
1 1958 Vern Acklin Cavaliers
1 1958 Virginia Gentlemen
1 1958 Wisconsin Rapids Scouts
1 1958 Wynn Center Toppers
1 1958 Yankee Rebels
1 1959 Americanos
1 1959 Audubon Bon Bons
1 1959 Bangor Yellow Jackets
1 1959 Beau Geste Brigade
9 1959 Black Knights
1 1959 Blue Notes
1 1959 Bohemia SAL
2 1959 Boston Crusaders
1 1959 Boys of 76
1 1959 Bracken Cavaliers
1 1959 Braintree Braves
5 1959 Braintree Warriors
4 1959 Cavaliers (NY)
2 1959 Connecticut Hurricanes
1 1959 Connecticut Yankees
6 1959 Des Plaines Vanguard
1 1959 Dover Cadets
2 1959 Eau Claire Boys
1 1959 Eau Claire Scouts
1 1959 Edgar M. Boyd A.L. Post 37
1 1959 Emerald Cadets NY
1 1959 Fitchburg Kingsmen
1 1959 Fort Edward Vagabonds
3 1959 Gabrielettes
5 1959 Geneva Appleknockers
1 1959 Harvey Seeds Rebels
1 1959 Hawthorne Caballeros
1 1959 Holy Trinity Cadets
1 1959 Interstatesmen
1 1959 Jolly Jesters
1 1959 Long Island Sunrisers
1 1959 Madison Scouts
1 1959 Majestic Knights
2 1959 Maple City Cadets
3 1959 Millstadt Crusaders
1 1959 Milton Grenadiers
1 1959 Monroe Girls Corps
1 1959 Mooseheart All-Girl
1 1959 Northernaires
1 1959 Norwood Park Imperials
3 1959 Paterson Cadets
1 1959 Peabody Clippers
1 1959 Pittsburgh Rockets
1 1959 Purple Knights
3 1959 Racine Scouts
1 1959 Rainbow Raiders
6 1959 Reilly Raiders
1 1959 Rochester Grey Knights
2 1959 Royal Airs
1 1959 Satan's Cadets
1 1959 Selden Cadets
5 1959 Skokie Indians
1 1959 Sky Ryders
2 1959 Skyliners
1 1959 Smithtown Freelancers
1 1959 South Boston Gatesmen
1 1959 St. Joseph's of Batavia
2 1959 St. Kevin's Emerald Knights
1 1959 St. Lucy's Cadets
1 1959 St. Mary's Cadets
5 1959 St. Mary's Cardinals
1 1959 St. Paul Scouts
1 1959 Toledo Demons
1 1959 Toronto Optimists
1 1959 U.S. Air Force (Bolling) Blue Eagles Drum & Bugle Corps

1950 Scores

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Publications

1950 244 items


1950-5-20 Racine Journal Times pics of scouts 2 - Copy from the Alan R. Karls Collection

1950-6-11 Cedar Rapids Gazetts pics sharvin cedar rapids - Copy from the Alan R. Karls Collection

1950-6-22 Mckean County Democrat from the Alan R. Karls Collection

1950-6-27 Racine Journal Times - Copy from the Alan R. Karls Collection

1950-7-10 Racine Journal Times - Copy from the Alan R. Karls Collection

1950-7-20 Evening Independent Massillon OH copy - Copy from the Alan R. Karls Collection

1950-7-23 Helena Independent Record American Legion State pics from the Alan R. Karls Collection

1950-7-3 Racine Journal Times champions of scouting2 - Copy from the Alan R. Karls Collection

1950-7-3 Syracuse Post Standard from the Alan R. Karls Collection

1950-7-5 Bristol PA Courier on Dream - Copy from the Alan R. Karls Collection

1950-8-9 Racine Journal TImes pic and history 76 - Copy from the Alan R. Karls Collection
Skokie Indians

Skokie Indians Uniform 1955 from the Bill Ives Collection Contributed by Herb Wunbar
Reilly Raiders

Reilly Raiders Uniform 1958 from the Bill Ives Collection Contributed by Bill Siegfried
Reilly Raiders

Reilly Raiders Jim McDevitt from the Bill Ives Collection Contributed by Jim McDevitt
Pittsburgh Rockets

Pittsburgh Rockets from the Bill Ives Collection Contributed by Jim Capone
Henry H. Houston AL Post #3

Henry Houston from the Bill Ives Collection Contributed by John Bistline Jr.
Audubon Bon Bons

Audubon Bon Bons Blue and Gold from the Bill Ives Collection Contributed by Betty Ann Draper
Audubon Bon Bons

Audubon Bon Bons from the Bill Ives Collection Contributed by Betty Ann Draper
Bracken Cavaliers

Bracken Cavaliers from the Bill Ives Collection Contributed by Don Coles

1951 Competition at Lane Tech from the Steve Vickers Collection

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