Allegiance Elite

Other Names:Allegiance

Calgary, ALB Canada
Founded: 1986

Inactive Junior
Division III
1987 212 50.200 New World Symphony * Slavonic Dances * Die Meistersinger  
1988 214 65.500 (Repertoire not available)  
1989 215 66.200 Irish Symphony * Gayne Ballet * Die Meistersinger  
1990 209 71.700 Man of La Mancha * Masada * Fall Fair Overture  
1991 212 74.700 Brigadoon  
1992 208 81.900 Music from Oliver - Food, Glorious Food (from Oliver) * Consider Yourself (from Oliver) * Boy For Sale (from Oliver) * Who Will Buy (from Oliver)  
1993 211 80.300 The Ballet of Manuel de Falla - El Sombrero de Tres Picos * Ritual Fire Dance (from El Amor Brujo)  
1994 210 82.200 The Prisms of Fire and Ice - Pictures of Spain * Ritual Fire Dance (from El Amor Brujo) * El Gato Triste * Russian Christmas Music  
1995 213 72.500 The Show - Far and Away * Appalachian Spring * Russian Christmas Music  
1996 208 82.800 Legend of the Shields - Gandalf The Wizard (from Lord of the Rings) * Night Battle (from First Knight) * The Day is Yours (from Henry V) * Non Nobis Domine (from Henry V)  
1997 208 77.900 Smoke and Mirrors: A Magical Mystery Journey - Gandalf The Wizard (from Lord of the Rings) * Sanctuary! * Riverdance * Stonehenge  
1998 210 83.000 Africa - Incantation and Dance * To Die For (from The Lion King) * Tribal Drums * Lea Halalea (from Africa)  
1999 208 81.700 Music and Images from Bye Bye Birdie - Hymn for a Sunday Evening * Bye Bye Birdie * The Telephone Hour * One Boy * Got a Lot of Livin' to Do  
2000 210 76.100 Final Fantasy VIII - Liberi Fatali (from Final Fantasy) * Don't Be Afraid * Force Your Way * Tell Me * The Oath  
2001 212 78.900 Broadway's Beauty and the Beast - Prologue from Beauty and The Beast * Belle (from Beauty and The Beast) * Be Our Guest (from Beauty and The Beast) * Home (from Beauty and The Beast) * The Mob Song (from Beauty and The Beast)  
2002 211 82.500 Empire of Paradise - Battle of the Heavens * Heartbeat of Destiny * A Princess * Peacekeepers Theme  
2003 308 78.300 New Dawn - Riders of Doom * New Dawn * Grand Battle * TDB  
2005 306 80.650 Pandora's Box - Zeus (from Pandora's Box) * Plagues (from Pandora's Box) * Hope (from Pandora's Box) * Without Evil, There is No Good (from Pandora's Box)  
2006 Electrons (from Circuitry) * The Connection (from Circuitry) * Overload (from Circuitry)  
Position 200+ indicates Division II, Position 300+ indicates Division III, Position 400+ indicates Mini Corps.

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Allegiance Elite was a music/dance education program for youth ages 12-21, regardless of previous experience. Based in Calgary, Alberta, the organization offered a Division II DCI corps.

Allegiance was established in 1987, making its first uniformed appearance at the famous Calgary Stampede Parade. The group competed in DCI Class A for three years, its best finish coming in 1989 at ninth.

Allegiance Elite resulted from a 1990 merger of Allegiance and the Calgary Cavaliers. Every summer after the Calgary Exhibition and Stampede, Allegiance embarked on a month-long competitive tour of Canada and the U.S. as the Western Canadian representative to the Summer Music Games. The corps has finished eighth in DCI Class II competition, most recently in 1999.

Allegiance Elite was guided by three main goals:

To help the member understand and portray the development of discipline, responsibility, and leadership as each pertains to the individual;

To develop within the member a greater awareness of the group, including the need for teamwork, self control and cooperation;

To have the member consider the need, use and appropriateness of competition within society. In doing so the member will learn to deal with both successes and failure from a positive viewpoint.

Allegiance Elite was proud of its numerous awards. Perhaps the most cherished was the Spirit of Disney trophy won at the 1997 DCI Finals, presented each year to the top corps in each of the three divisions for excellence in entertainment and music education. Allegiance is also the 1993 and 1997 Canadian National Champions, and the Calgary Exhibition and Stampede ASTCO Cup winners for 1991, 1993, and 1997.

In 2000, the corps expanded its winter program and traveled to Las Vegas to compete in Winter Guard International southwest regional. The drum line placed first in the independent open class, and the color guard was a strong contender, achieving a finalist spot in its first competitive effort. In the winter of 2001, the group visited California. In 2003, the corps finished 17th in DCI Division II/III competition.

Allegiance Elite merged with the Strutters of Edmonton in 2004 to form Fusion.

[Allegiance Elite; DCW, 4/02, p.8; DCW, 7/6/90, p.6; DCW, 7/6/90, p.16; A History of Drum & Bugle Corps, 2002; DCW, 2/04, p.17]

Members (16)

Member Name Section Years Involved
Alexander, Garrett Baritone 2002 to 2005
Cardamone, Geneva Soprano 1991
Carmichael, Stacey Baritone 1994 to 1999
Davis, Kyle Quad Line 1999 to 2002
Dick, Alex Colorguard (rifle/sabre) 2005
Guthrie, Jesse Drumline 2001 to 2003
Jones, David Mellophone 1996 to 2005
Kasper, Kurt Snare 1995 to 2001
Labrosse, Charlotte Contra Bass 1990 to 1993
McMillan, Mic instructor 1987 to 1988
Merrills, Marla Soprano 1998 to 2001
Merrills, Marla Drum Major 2002 to 2003; 2005
Moffatt, Paul Baritone 1996 to 2001
Owens, Patrick Brass 2001 to 2003
Parker, Andrew Hornline - Soprano 1999 to 2002
Tingley, Jennifer Mellophone 1998 to 2000
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