Rose City Guardsmen

Other Names:Rose City Guardsmen

Windsor, ONT Canada

Inactive Junior
1975 219 22.250 (Repertoire not available)  
1976 224 43.850 (Repertoire not available)  
1977 Symphonic Metamorphosis * Tequila * Valse Triste * Funeral For A Friend * Evergreen (from A Star is Born)  
Position 200+ indicates Division II, Position 300+ indicates Division III, Position 400+ indicates Mini Corps.

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"The Guardsmen of Windsor, after a very successful 1976 season, which was climaxed by the winning of the Great Lakes Drum Corps Association Junior A Championship, are entering the 1977 season with the most exciting field show in the history of the corps.
   Garbed in their new blue on black uniforms the Guardsmen will march 100 members, 44 horns, 30 drums, 24 flags and 6 rifles.
   The Guardsmen of Windsor are governed by a Board of Directors and a Booster Club. Corps Director Don Merio, Assistant Corps Director Leon Smith, John Zavitz and Business Manager Guy Hamel.
    The Instructional Staff comprised of Head Instructor Mike West, Matt and Andy James and Val Bachelade. Horns and Drums, Ken Mazer, Kevin Woodford, John Brogan, M&M Scott Kulow, Dave "Fuzzy" Austin and Lynn Rostch, Rifles, Becky Hill. The corps will be led on the field by Drum Major Brian McGookie and Guard Seargant Dana Ditmars.
    The repertoire of the show consists of :Off the line Symphonic Metamorphesus" by Paul  Handement. Drum Solo is an exciting version of "Tequila" special arrangement by Ken Mazur.
      The Production number will bring back memories for those who remember the 40's "Valse Triste" by Gene Krupe. Concert brings us up to date with "Funeral For A Friend" by Elton John and off the field is "Evergreen" from "A Star Is Born".
          A Wintario Project. "

[From the Windsor Detroit Freedom Festival Drum Corps Competition 7 P.M. Friday July 1, 1977 Windsor Stadium Winsor, Ontario Canada Programme]

Members (7)

Member Name Section Years Involved
Burnett, Scott and mike Percussion 1975 to 1978
McGookey, Brian Lead Soprano 1976 to 1977
mitchell, linda guard 1974 to 1977
Shea, Dave ,aka Canuck, Drummer 1969 to 1971
Shea, Dave ,aka Canuck, Drummer/Drum Major 1977 to 1978
Warren, Ed Baritone 1971 to 1976
Warren, Ed Timpani 1977

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Rose City Guardsmen

Guardsmen,Windsor,ON,Pin1-1977(RE-2.25)J_U_S from the Richard Elmquist Collection