Easton, PA United States
Founded: 1956

Inactive Junior
1970 Romanesque * Victory at Sea * Skinny Man * Watermelon Man * Little Things  
1972 Manalete * Daughter of Darkness * Russian Sailor's Dance (from The Red Poppy) * Black Saddle * Light My Fire  
Position 200+ indicates Division II, Position 300+ indicates Division III, Position 400+ indicates Mini Corps.

CORPS Photos

The Chessmen, formed in 1956, was a junior marching and maneuvering corps based in Easton, Pennsylvania. They were sponsored by the Easton Lt. Baker VFW Post 1290.

The corps’ colors were red and white. In 1971 the uniform was a gold top with a red stripe over black pants.

Awards included third place in the 1963 American Legion and VFW State Championships, 1971 VFW Pennsylvania State Champions, and championship of the Eastern States Junior Drum & Bugle Corps Circuit in 1971 and 1972.

The Chessmen were active through 1976, after which they were rechristened Regency One.

[Encyclopedia of Drum and Bugle Corps, 1966; DCW, 6/212/90, p.14; rec.arts.marching.drumcorps 8/20/98]

Members (12)

Member Name Section Years Involved
Caffrey Skrok, Kathleen Colorguard 1975 to 1978
Cassidy, Jack drum line 1973
Cogan, David soprano bugle 1970 to 1972
Cooper, Yvonne colorguard 1970 to 1972
Kelchner, George Bugle 1957 to 1962
Matlock, Budd Soprano 1969 to 1974
Matlock, Budd Soprano 1969 to 1974
Plante, John Drum Line 1970 to 1973
Reilly, Walt Soprano 1971 to 1972
Rolph, Linda flag and rifle line 1969 to 1978
Smith, Sr., Richard H. Drum Line 1966 to 1969
snyder, sharon Color Guard 1957 to 1968

CORPS 4 items


Chessmen,Easton,PA,Hat1-SideCap(Site)J_U_S from the Richard Elmquist Collection

Chessmen,Easton,PA,Patch1-VFW1290(Site)J_U_S from the Richard Elmquist Collection Contributed by UNKNOWN

Chessmen,Easton,PA,Pin1Knight(Site)J_U_S from the Richard Elmquist Collection

Chessmen,Easton,PA,Pin2-R&WStripe(BJA)J_U_S from the Richard Elmquist Collection


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