Westmoreland Esquires

Westmoreland County, PA United States
Founded: 1960

Inactive Senior
1964 That's Entertainment * Hello, Dolly * I Believe * Stella by Starlight * Perdido * The Sound of Music * One For My Baby  
1979 17 28.500 Captain From Castile * Tuxedo Junction * MacArthur Park * Rule Britannia * Bully  
Position 200+ indicates Division II, Position 300+ indicates Division III, Position 400+ indicates Mini Corps.

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The Esquires, formed in 1960, was a senior marching and maneuvering corps based in Irwin, Pennsylvania. They were self sponsored and affiliated with the Westmoreland County American Legion.

The corps’ colors were red, gold, and white.

Awards included 1962-63 American Legion Class B Field Championships. The corps also appeared in DCA Finals in 1979, finishing 17th. The corps sponsored a contest annually as well, called Symphony in Brass.

An alumni group from the Esquires was appearing as late as 1997. They merged with the Steel City Ambassadors in 1998 to form the West Penn Alumni Drum and Bugle Corps.

[Encyclopedia of Drum and Bugle Corps, 1966; rec.arts.marching.drumcorps 6/21/98; www.geocities.com/dforemsky/us]

Members (6)

Member Name Section Years Involved
Foremsky, David Contrabass 1997 to 1998
Gianamore, Bob Second Soprano 1963 to 1966
Haines, Roque Baritone 1978 to 1979
Kirkwood, James lead soprano 1973
Menear, Bob lead soprano/arranger 1976 to 1997
Sweney, Gregg Solo Soprano 1977 to 1979; 1983 to 1997

CORPS 1 items

Westmoreland Esquires

program cover of the Esquires 1964 contest featuring Pittsburgh Rockets, Westshoremen Bonnie Scots, Maumee Demons, Sharpsburg Cadets, and Milton Keystoners


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