Lake Erie Regiment

Erie, PA United States
Founded: 1994

Inactive Junior
Division III
1995 328 60.500 The Lion King - This Land (from the Lion King) * Be Prepared (from The Lion King) * Under the Stars (from The Lion King) * King of Pride Rock (from The Lion King) * To Die For (from The Lion King) * Circle of Life (from The Lion King)  
1996 315 66.700 Sinfonia Voci - Sinfonia Voci * Requiem Aeternam * Festival Sanctus * Dies Irae  
1997 Songs of the Sea - Fanfare (from Victory at Sea) * Seascape Overture * Drunken Sailor * On a Hymnsong of Philip Bliss * The Storm  
1998 311 83.700 Voyage to a New Beginning - The Sea Hawk * New World Symphony * Selections from Riverdance  
1999 308 82.700 The Undaunted Spirit - Images * Doyen * Lost Colony * Where Never Lark or Eagle Flew  
2000 309 81.350 Awaken the Spirit - Call of the Mountain (from Gates of Gold) * Forgiveness * Joy (from Awakening) * Adelina de Maya  
2001 308 76.050 Russian Fantasy - Russian Sailor's Dance (from The Red Poppy) * No One Like You * Vandergrift Suite (Movement I) * Roll Tide * Russian Christmas Music  
2002 316 70.400 Firebird Suite  
2003 New World Symphony  
2004 Voices at the Crossroads - (Repertoire not available)  
2005 309 77.500 Music of David Holsinger - Gmyway's Revenge * On a Hymnsong of Philip Bliss * At the Strongholds of En Gedi  
2006 Adouma * Novus * Malaguena  
Position 200+ indicates Division II, Position 300+ indicates Division III, Position 400+ indicates Mini Corps.

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The Lake Erie Fanfare competition was established in Erie, Pennsylvania, in 1982, and its sponsors and others in the community set the long-term goal of eventually fielding a junior corps to compete in it themselves. In 1993, the senior corps Erie Excaliber decided to call it quits. Their donation of a few horns, drums and a truck gave the new young corps its start.

Formed in 1993, the Lake Erie Regiment is a Division III member of Drum Corps International (DCI) and Drum Corps Midwest (DCM). The corps’ 2001 roster included members from Pennsylvania, New York, Ohio, and Michigan. Any musician aged 12 to 21 may join the Lake Erie Regiment. The corps is based in Erie, Pennsylvania, in the far northwest corner of the state.

Lake Erie Regiment has progressed tremendously since its formation, finishing the 2001 season as the Canadian National Champions in Division III and then attaining eighth place at the DCI Division III World Championships in Buffalo, New York. In 2002, the Regiment finished 16th in DCI Division III Prelims. The 2004 version of LER was the DCM Division III Champions with a show called "Voices at the Crossroads." The corps gives back to its community with two shows and several parades in Erie every summer.

But the Regiment is more than just drum corps; it is an organization that fosters a caring, family-like atmosphere. Members learn more than just marching. Winning and losing, fatigue and exhilaration, and growing as individuals while being part of a larger whole are all part of the experience that LER fosters. The members of the Regiment grow physically, mentally, and emotionally. The lessons and life skills they take with them continue to serve them and define their adult lives.

In support of the Regiment is the Lake Erie Fanfare. This all-volunteer, non-profit group is dedicated to promoting educational, artistic, and family values through music training, including drum and bugle corps. It was organized in 1983 to cultivate the musical talent, artistic ability, and creative enterprise of youth in Erie and the surrounding areas. Fanfare strongly believes that discipline, confidence, responsibility, teamwork, and self-reliance are discovered through group efforts. The Lake Erie Regiment also receives support from a number of local businesses and organizations.

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Members (20)

Member Name Section Years Involved
Baker, Anthony Staff 2001 to 2002
Baker, Anthony (Paco) Hornline 1996 to 2000
Baker, Gina Mellophone 2002 to 2003
Bessetti, Paul Soprano 1997 to 1999
Boissonneau, Pete Snareline 2002
Brandt, Mike Pit 2000
Brandt, Mike Drum Major 2001
Coleman V, Edward Bass 1994 to 1997
Fosdick, Mark Baritone 1997
Fosdick, Mark Contra 1998 to 1999
Hannah, Brian Program Coordinator 1999
Holland, Chris Staff 2002
Koval, Bryan Brass 1998
Kroon, Bryan Baritone 1999 to 2000
Mennecke, Nicholas Guard 1998; 2002
Mennecke, Nicholas Hornline 1999; 2001
Minnich, Amanda colorgaurd 2002 to 2003
Peters, Brian Soprano 2001 to 2002
Ramirez, Amy Snareline 2001
Richards, Noah Mellophone (2001), Pit (2002) 2001 to 2002
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