Other Names:Merger of the Colonial Cavaliers & Newburgh Ambassadors

Newburgh, NY United States
Founded: 1961

Inactive Senior
1962 I'm Gonna Live Till I Die * Hey There (from The Pajama Game) * Out of Nowhere * There's Something About a Soldier * Smile * Sophisticated Lady * Take the 'A' Train * Stairway to the Stars * Till There Was You (from The Music Man) * The Party's Over (from Bells Are Ringing)  
1965 (Repertoire not available)  
1981 16 47.400 New World Symphony * Boogie Blues * Evita Medley (from Evita) * South Rampart Street Parade * The Way We Were  
2013 (Repertoire not available)  
Position 200+ indicates Division II, Position 300+ indicates Division III, Position 400+ indicates Mini Corps.

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The Criterions, born in 1960, was a senior marching and maneuvering corps based in Newburgh, New York. Formed by a merger of the Colonial Cavaliers and the Newburgh Ambassadors, the Criterions were sponsored by the Newburgh John Kenney VFW Post 973 and the Kingston American Legion Post 150.

The corps’ colors were red, black, and blue

Awards included the 1955-60 American Legion State Championships, and the 1961 American Legion Interstate Circuit Championships.

The Criterions disbanded in 1985 when membership split over whether the corps should concentrate on marching and maneuvering or parades.

[Drum Corps Encyclopedia, 1966; rec.arts.marching.drumcorps; DCW, 3/3/89, p.13]]

Members (18)

Member Name Section Years Involved
Bogle-Steele, Nancy Drum Major 1983 to 1985
Cifarelli, Tom Drum Line (snare) 1961 to 1964
DeCandio, Raquel Hornline 1982 to 1987
Diottaviano, Joe soprano 1981 to 1983
Guzman DeCandio, Raquel Hornline - Soprano/Mello 1982 to 1987
Hulse Jr, Lew Drumline 1980 to 1987
Hunter, Chuck Colorguard 1981 to 1988
Martin, Joanne color guard 1991 to 1993
Martin, Sara Colorguard 1980 to 1984
Munoz, Angel Tenors 1983
Munoz, Angel Snare 1984 to 1985
Norton, Tom Baritone 1964
overton, rob Drumline - Quads 1984 to 1985
Parker, Bill Soprano 1981 to 1982
Parker, William Soprano 1980 to 1982
Ripley, Robert Soprano 1983 to 1984
Rosenstein, Steve Contra 1984 to 1988
Stephens, Craig Baritone 1983 to 1986

CORPS 1 items


Criterions,Newburgh,NY,Pin1-Red(DCOM)AA_U_S from the Richard Elmquist Collection


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