210 thoughts on “Yet Another Guestbook”

  1. I used to play the Contra bass for the Riversiders Brooklyn NY. I still attend some finals. Give me a holla if you were a member also,

    1. Was that band, by any chance, established by Sister Thomas Marie of the Missionary Sisters of the Blessed Trinity? I am writing her biography and would like information about the band.

  2. Just stopped by to say Hello. Born and raised in Rittman living CA for 25 years. Nice website. Also a great fan of PZ’s. Best to ya

  3. Hey,
    I was in the Riversiders from Brooklyn New York and we were in competition with the Warriors and a few other corps that never beat us:-) I was looking for anyone in the New York area thats willing to help start up a drum and bugle corp or who may know what ever happen to Billy Gordon (Director of the Riversiders)or anyone from the Riversiders. If any one knows or is interested holla!

  4. my heart is beating so fast, i’ve finally found my old drum corp. i was in the ridgeman from 69′-71…in fact i was the frist black in the all male winter guard.( remember?). i also played contra bass & baritone, and double tenor..i live upstate in catskill,ny and still play now and then. i’m currently getting ready to start a jr drum corp here and would apperciate any help with equipment for my kids…thx!

  5. its a sunday here and im always listening to your songs all, i have widowed so many of your songs but there;s only one that i can;t play it same as the melodic form of your fingers in “Dreams We dreamt together” I really so in love with this song of all u played. I’v gone to your concerts here in the philippines in Cebeu. hope u still remember in cebu plaza ballroom before and i let you sign in my book, your songs that you compiled which i bought.

  6. I was in the Riversiders on the drum line (base drum, concert cymbals, small kettle). Also was drum major (riefly) along with my brother Alexander. I try to stay abreast of drum corps info and competitions. I know alot of us are not around any more, but maybe a reunion of some sorts can be put together. I often see our old director (the postman who lived in queens). Anyway, drop a line and May God Bless You!

  7. Heh. The quote caught my eye while surfing the STLBloggers site. Great (awful) film. You know there will be a live stage version of it in St. Louis soon?

  8. Hello from Alaska,

    My name is Rick Shea, I found your emails while looking on the web for old recordings. I’m sorry I do not remember your names but you probably do not remember mine either. I am 1 of 4 brothers (Jim, Mike, Me, and Will) we all marched in both the Cleveland Caballeros and the Buckeye State Cabs after the merger from 72′ to 77′. I played the baritone, my brothers Jim played soprano, Mike played all over the drum line, and Will played cymbals. I still have old buttons, programs, ticket stubs and many old pictures and great memories. I recently retired from the Air Force after many years of traveling and setteled here in Alaska. Last summer I searched the web and bought 3 CDs

    1973 U.S. Open (Marion, OH) Vol 1 Cleveland Cabs
    1977 American International Open (Butler, PA) Vol 1 and 2 Buckeye State Cabs

    I also bought a great Hawthore Muchachos CD on the eBay.
    Funny how literally hundreds of thousands of kids like us were in Drum Corps but seldom do you run into people who have any idea what you’re talking about. Many years ago while stationed at the AF Academy in Colorado I found a DCI championship on a cable channel and watched every minute – it was very different from our time period. I won’t bug you anymore – check http://www.drumcorpsworld.com for the CD’s above, they might still have them. Good luck and good talking to you

    1. I don’t remember you, but I was friends with Barb and Linda Bayt. We all belonged to the Caballeros in the mid-70’s. Your brother Jim was a good friend of Barb and Linda’s brother, Tom. I miss those days!

  9. Hey all former Mello-Dears out there, would love to hear from you. I played contra-bass for the female green machine from 1976-1979, with a repeat in 1983. I live in JACKSONVILLE Fl, and I married my sweetie from 76’s/Gauchos.

  10. Played snare drum with Lawmen and Statenaires in late 60’s greater N.y.circut. Great friends and music, Enjoyed Skyliners and Blessed Sac to name a few…Those were the days my friend!!

  11. I marched with Mello-Dears from 1970 to 1975. I played Mellophone. Anyone out there that remembers me? Best years of my life! Met so many good friends, and went so many places. GREAT TIMES!

  12. Greetings All,

    Hey, I marched in the C.M.C.C. Warriors drumline in the 70’s, even though my brother Poo, and I are from Brooklyn!

    Hey, by some of the stuff I read on this site I have something that might be of importance to you. Me and mant others from the days have indeed started a drum & bugle corps, and you may want in as you might even know some of the people involved.

    The name of the corps is: Network we have instruments, and stuff galore! If you’re seriously interested in becoming apart of the network write me an email for more details.

  13. i played symbols and was on the horn line ,me anthony adams and the adams brothers,i remember rodney and kenneth love,ronald locklier,shelia locklier,reggie mcfarland and a ton of others holla

    also remember brother,he was back and forth with the warriors to the riversiders,i,am a true riversider for life holla anybody ,lets get something going those skills still exist,i,am sure

    any body has pictures from dr.white hit me on line

  14. Looking for former members of the Buckeye State Caballaros. I was a member from 1976 – 1979 and instructor from 1983 – 1984. Hope to hear from you!!!

    1. I remember you! You were on the rifle line. My name is Susan (Woff, now Piper) I was the “adopted ” daughter of Mary Ellen Bayt. Friend of Barb and Linda Bayt. Loved the years I spent with the Caballeros in the mid-70’s

  15. Hello my name is Alana i marched with Sky Ryders in 86 and 88. I have a ton of pics that i will post soon on the Sky Ryders website, but if anyone has pics of those years please let me know. Any fellow drumline or colorguard members from those years holla back please……..

  16. I march with the Riversiders before they took the Riversiders. We use to learn fundimentals drumming, bugling and marching at Saint Ann’s Church by the Farragut Housing Projects. We would move outside over by the warehouses on front st. I belive, that just happend to be in eye site of the east RIVER. Management asked the members to come up with a name. A young lady in the color gaurd came up with The Riversiders. We soon relocated from the church to Dr. White’s Catholic Community Center (It was brand spanking new.) In our first M&M contest wich was in The Garden State Drum & Bugle Corp Circuit. When our score and name was announced first we jumped for joy, not realizing we where in dead last place. πŸ™‚ LOL Oh the good old days. We between last and third that year. The next year, there was a new Corp in town “The Riversiders” Now we where championship material. What life changing events lay ahead of us. We beat up on corps in our circuit including the powerful Bayone Bridgemen. It took them to stop us from being circuit champs two years running. They where the only Corp to beat us in the circuit that year. Have to go now but to all my buddies in the drumline
    On Snare Drum: Echo(Des.), Double 0, Dennis and me Mike Morris. David, Clarence, Fluff on base, the Jive Five Cymbal section, the Magnificent Tenor Drum section, the Big Sound Horn Section, The Color Gaurd that had more snap then the crack of a whip, Dr. & Sister Watkins, Billy Borden, John Chalmus, Bobby Winslow all the parents who cared, We were the Corp that could. It ended all too soon. I miss you all. Mike Morris. Snare Drummer ’65-68

    1. yo mike…what’s good….just to give u an idea of who i am ….me and frog use to hang…then we added donald clayton (dust) johnny smith…i played soprano….and i still have the sketches of leather jackets u designed for me..my brother ronald and harold bascomb use to hang ….let me know if u remember any of us…..by the way went to the fort greene-farragut reunion 8/17/2013 saw some other members of the original riversiders….

  17. Marched with CMCC Warriors D&B (Hornline Baritone) in the 70’s, was also involved with the Cadet corps in drill team competition and pledged to the 21st line of the Pen & Scroll Military Fraternity. It was a wonderful time and an experience I will never forget. This really goes out to MR. Burgie and Papa D, may they rest in peace.

  18. Also pledged Pen & Scroll. 16th Line. Your name sounds familiar Allen, but can’t place the face. Often think back on those days and how that organization molded me. Good luck to you.

    1. Hey Kevin, it’s Frank Kibble 20th line. What’s up hope all is well. I just punched in Pen and Scroll and ended up here. Have you seen or heard from Frank Beal? What happened to the Scroll?

  19. I marched with the Monarchs. I remember competing against the Riversiders in the early 70s, Wow they had a fun show. My son is now in the HS band, bringing back all of those wonderful memories. It’s so expensive now. I couldn’t have afforded it when I was a kid.

  20. Looking back at the fun years playing a snare drum with a little known corp “Jersey Cyclones” from Matawan New Jersey. We did a few years in the Greater New York Circuit …. 62′, 63′ and 64. We placed 3’rd a few times in the circuit. Talk about pride …. What a fun time. Started practicing briefly with SAC and even marched in a parade with them once. Got drafted and that was that.

  21. I WAS IN THE CORPS IN THE BEGINNING OF IT TO 1968..THE CLEVELAND CABALLEROS, WE WENT FROM DRUM AND BATON TO DRUM AND BUGLE CORPS. ANYONE OUT THERE THIS OLD???

  22. IT’S OFFICIAL!!!!
    The Midlanders Alumni Corps LIVES! (MAC)

    Tuesday, October 23rd marked the triumphant return of the Midlanders to the world of Drum Corps once more. We are having a difficult time tracking down the corps’ repertoire from 1972-1977. So if anyone would have a track of any year between 1972-1977 and would like to share please, contact me at zeus@magma.ca your support would be much appreciated.
    Thanks in advance.
    Rainer

  23. Hi Guys,
    This is John Chalmus. The horn instruct, Hope all is well. I was just thinking about the Riversiders. I now live in Atlanta Ga, Merry Christmas to all. John C.

  24. Drum Corps is ALIVE & WELL in Brooklyn.
    Check out the our site.
    We’d love to have ya stop by.
    Tom Breen Brooklyn United Director
    All Welcome from any corps anywhere……….Happy New year

  25. I was in the Ridley Park Rangers (PA) from 58-61 and the Cleveland Caballaros from 62 – 1970 Later Rochester Patriots music director and Rochester Crusaders Sop

  26. Hey Riversiders
    My name is Carol I was the mascot for the Riversiders. My sister was the drum major Leola Courtney and Pat was one of the leaders at that time to. My mother was one of the faithful parents that went everywhere we went. I always wonder what happened to Billy Gordon also I tried to track him down a few years ago to no avail. Well it was good hearing from you and if any one has any pictures, video even though video wasnt really out really then. Reel to reel or anything i would love to see them.

    Love to you all you drum corp nuts.

    Peace.

    1. Hey John,
      Good to see you on this site. Hope all is well with you. Don’t know if you remember me, but I marched with Kingston in 1971 and most of 1972. If I remember correctly,you were drum major back then and John Shatzel was the colorguard capt. I was one of 2 kids from Bridgeport. The other was Bruce Bousquet, a soprano player. Do you or anyone else out there know where I can get a copy of the ’71 or ’72 show?

  27. Riversiders. Remembering the good old days! COLOR GUARD CAPTAIN: DEBORAH CATLIN
    BROTHERS: JUNIOR AND LIONEL CATLIN ON SOPRANO

  28. I was in the Saint Matthias Blue Max also from
    1980-1983 in the color guard.
    I would like to know are there Fantasia Corp memebers out there because for the years I was in the BLUE MAX they were our biggest rivals

  29. I was a member in 1983 of de Memphis Blues, I would like to contact with persons from that time, I’m from Holland and was then the first girl who went outside the country

  30. What’s up frat brothers and sisters of Pen & Scroll. Kevin Scott in particular and any other frat members. I was much surprised to see P&S on the internet. All warriors proud of all of you to remember the creed of Mr. Burgie concept of bringing us all together today in remembrance of N.Y.City mission Society Cadet corps. (Nez.Arnez Foster)

    1. What’s up my brother. This is Frank Kibble. How you be. Have you seen or heard from Wesley? I was just surfen and found this page.

  31. Hey Deborah Catlin! This is David Elam from Apt.1E in 25 Monument Walk. I was in the Mighty Privateers from its inception until 1964. The Riversiders had one of the best horn instuctors in the game with John Chalmus. I know because I played solo soprano in the horn line with John. Hope to see Brooklyn in the house on 7/26/08 in Atlanta.

  32. “Every thing in the earth is available to you, but everything isn’t good for you. what belongs to everyone is their ‘choice'”. Dr. Jay

  33. Iwas inTHE SABER EDGEDRUM & BUBLE CORPS. I REMBER GOING places that as kid i thoughout i would never get their. i rember buses braking down hot long marches. buttlovewas stillthere

  34. I really miss the excitement of actually participating in competition. However, I can relive the experience through the young members of Drum Corps today. I try to always attend the finals in Allentown every year. I live in the Poconos now and maybe I’ll have the whole corps over before the competition,that is the Riversiders alumni association:),one year. May you all continue to be blessed by the best. Have a good year.
    Steve H.
    Contra Line

  35. Firts of all this is a great site. I marched in Doremus from Hackensack NJ before joing the St Andrews Bridgemen in 1973. I have been playing mellophone in the Bridgemen Alumni Corps since 2005. If anyone out there know me drop me a line. PEACE & HYPE!!!!!

  36. My sisters and I started out in Monterey Park Girls, then Diplomats, a short time with Kingsmen, then California Crusaders,Velvet Knights then finally Royal Regiment Color Guard. Miss drum corps and drum corps friends.

    1. Hi Kristie, I was looking for old California Crusader members and I saw your post. I was in 72. I was the short skinny 3rd Soprano from Long Beach. Have you heard of others in the Crusaders? I hope you are well. Frank Selga asaph7@att.net

  37. Hey everybody, glad to hear all is still alive and well. Marched with the Riversiders
    Colorguard. Give a holla

  38. Hey Riversiders ~ I was in the Riversiders with Shelia and twirled the Rifle with Ronnie, Stevie, Cherly and Paula. Nice to be in touch! – Holla Back!

  39. Hello My Brothers & Sisters!

    This is Al Smith (The Governor) from CMCC Warriors & Pen & Scroll (22nd Line). Wow, I was just searching for anyone afiliated with the organization online and I found this Guestbook. My e-mail is AlSMith@AJFiber.com and I am now located in Detroit, MI. Someone reach out to me as I want to contact as many of my past affiliates as I can!
    Happy Holidays!

    1. Hi,
      I remember you! I was a baritone player from 1976 to 1980 . The only women playing baritone at that time. I wish you well. With the Rochester Crusaders.

      Cheri

  40. I was a member of the Owego Mello Dears and trying to figure out what years! I just came across some old pics in the green uniform with the white billowing sleeves. Long white knee highs. I remember joining a little bit before a long bus ride from Owego down to FL, where we marched in a parade in Walt Disney World. The memories coming back of the heat and the bugs! All those hot practice days in a field! Is any of this ringing a bell with anyone out there? I only have these couple pictures for some reason, and boy the memories came back! I would love to add the correct or approx. dates that this took place. I know it would have had to have been mid to late 70’s at least. I am not sure how long the Mello Dears lasted, have been trying to get info off google, but no luck. Would like to put a little info in my scrapbook if anyone has any! Thanks so much!

    Thanks and Happy New Year!

  41. Hello! I’m an old Mello-Dear too! You can contact me of facebook (Robyn Chilson) or at my email: robync@zoominternet.net. I marched (Soprano) from: 1974 – 1978ish… email me and I’ll fill in what I can for scrap books or just to say hello! I was also in the Athens High band. Dated a guy in Squires… Oh my, were are my buds Lynn & Ginny Vanwie & Sue Contra, Tracy Bells, and the rest? Come out, come out, wherever you are!

  42. I am a former member of the Emerald Grenadears All Girl Drum & Bugle Corp. I marched with them between 1975 – 1978 and played 1st baritone. I am also a former member of the Lehigh Valley Chieftains, marched with them for several years during the mid 90’s, played 1st baritone.

  43. Hi, I was in the St. Matthias Blue Max from 1981 – 1984. Played Bass, Quads, and Snare. Nickname: Cheech and/or Chong. Pam nor I never actually figured out who was who. Would love to hear from anyone. Hope the music is still in your hearts! xoxo Michelle F.

  44. Riversider for life. I was a Snare Drummer with Echo, Double O, Dennis, The Jive Five Cymbal line also Chuckie Cantlo, Gary Smith, Augie Dawgie on tenor drum. Clarence, Fess, David Davenport and Big Fluff on bass drum. The Orange and Black. Yell at me y’all.

  45. I was in the Saint Matthias Blue Max in the Color Guard Division from the years 1979-1983. Doing field shows was nothing compared to the VFW Nationals. That was alot of hard work but well worth it. Our biggest rivals were Fantasia. I remember many times we would tie with them. There was a time where we not considerd a Jr. Corp anymore. We actually qaulified for DCI, and believe it or not the whole corp was EXCITED but the corp Director did not want to go through with it. If anyone here remembers the VFW Nationals let me know. Please email me at denisewhite2007@aol.com

  46. Greetings fellow New Yorkers. Visit stritasbrassmen.org web site. check out my tirbute to the New York drum corps scene back in the day.

    Peace HB
    PS: Sign the guestbook there.

  47. Hi. I marched with the Kingston Indians from 1971 to 192 and part of ’73. I played rudimental Bass and cymbals (not at the same time of course!)I was one of 2 kids from Bridgeport, Conn. The other Bruce Bousquet, was a soprano player. Does anyone know where i can get my hands on a recording from any of those years? I really enjoyed marching with Kingston and would like to hea from anone I marched with then (Cihick, Tom Kelly,Steve, Ira Kristi Bell, John Sotile, John Shatzel, etc…..

    1. Hey Bill, I went to a drum corp show Sat. here in Huntsville Alabama, The Troopers were here as well as the Madison Scouts and others…..let me hear from you .

  48. I was an Alpine Girl 1973-74 in the guard and later played fluglehorn. I would love to correspond with other Alpine Glirls.

  49. I marched with the Fulton, Ny Gauchos from 1959 to 1963, I now live in California and try to attend any corps event that are availble in southern Cal.

  50. If there is anyone out there that was in Fantasia3 and had ever competed with the Blue Max email me at denisewhite2007@aol.com so we can bring back memories. The Blue Max and Fantasia3 wow were we rivals. I remember others from other corps saying oh what a long night it will be the Blue Max and Fantasia3 will end up tying.

  51. i marched with barry williams we were the Lancers drill team are there any left has any one seen billy clark. We marched at minisink on 155st.how bout sst phillips drill team.

  52. Streamliners, Riversiders, Doremus, Los Federales – As brass arranger/instructor, I fondly remember them all. I thank John Chalmus for his musical guidance, and sharing the arranging duties for the Riversiders, allowing me to develop my skills. Retired now and living in upstate NY where I originally came from. Still busy with music as musical director and conductor for two local bands, (one concert/parade unit and a dance/show band). I play bass drum with the parade unit (no marching, we ride). Hi to all who remember.
    Check out websites, http://www.kirbyband.com/ , http://royalbluesowego.homestead.com/ ,

  53. HI, THIS IS FRED FORD FROM THE MELLO-DEARS. FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO DO NOT KNOW, THE MELLO-DEARS WERE FORMED IN 1961, AND MADE THEIR LAST APPEARANCE AT THE DCI NATIONALS IN MIAMI, FL IN 1983. SINCE THAT TIME WE HAVE BEEN INVOLVED IN SEVERAL COED CORPS, BUT NONE AT THE PRESENT TIME. THE MELLO-DEARS ORGANIZATION STILL EXISTS AND RUNS BINGO AT MELLO-DEARS HALL IN OWEGO. WE ARE JUST NOW LIQUIDATING OUR CHARTER BUS BUSINESS BECAUSE OF LACK OF INTEREST.
    I STILL HAVE ALL THE SCRAPBOOKS FROM ALL THE YEARS AND DISPLAY PICTURES ALL OVER MELLO-DEARS HALL.
    WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM ALL OF YOU AGAIN, THERE WERE AN AWFUL LOT OF YOU GUYS BETWEEN THE DEARS, AND THE DEBS.

    LETS GET TOGETHER,
    FRED
    FREDFORDE@AOL.COM

  54. Attempting to get in contact with Arnez (Nez) Foster. I knew him from his days in Soundview/Castle Hill da Bronx. The email address he gave last year is invalid. Has anyone heard from him recently? Is so please pass this message along to him. Thks.

  55. looking for any Brookhaven Crusaders,Keystone Regiments,507 Hornets, Come out come out where ever you are,’bout time for a all of the above or AKA Crossman reunion before we lose any more to the great drum corp in the sky! If need be I live on the way to Cape May(about 4 miles) we can have a BBQ Bash here! My #is (609)886-8857 Thanx Kind Regards,jgo

  56. I marched Caballeros in the late 70’s early 80’s. My brother was drum major also. Any one can email me.

  57. I WOULD LIKE TO SAY HELLO TO ALL DRUM AND BUGLE CORPS ALUMNI, MY NAME IS SELVIN WATTS YOUNGER BROTHER OF ALVIN WATTS WHO PLAYED TRIPLE BASS AND I LIKE HIM ALSO PLAYED TRIPLE BASS I STARTED MARCHING IN THE RIVERSIDERS 1976 1977, YES THERE WAS A CADET PROGRAM AT DR. WHITE COMMUNITY CENTER THAT LASTED ABOUT 4 YEARS. JUST WANTED TO SAY THANK YOU TO ALL OF THE RIVERSIDERS OF THE 60’S AND 70’S FOR SHOWING A LATER GENERATION WHAT COULD BE ACCOMPLISHED BY YOUNG PEOPLE FROM DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN..YOU HAVE NO IDEA HOW MANY YOUNG PEOPLE YOU TOUCHED AND INSTILLED A DIRECTION FOR US TO FOLLOW…A TRIBUTE TO OUR HEROS AND OUR INSTRUCTERS … DON VASCOY BRASS…KARL ???BRASS…JAMES DOYLE PERCUSSION…ECHO GOODWINE…SHEILA LOCKLEAR COLORGUARD …TANYA LOCKLEAR…CHERYL HOLMES…I HOPE THIS POSTING GETS TO AS MANY ALUMNI AS POSSIBLE, IN SEPT 2009 THE RIVERSIDERS REUNION WILL TAKE PLACE FOR THE RIVERSIDERS DRUM AND BUGLE CORPS…THE DOORS ARE OPEN TO DRUM CORPS ALUMNI…DRUM CORPS FAMILY…DRUM CORPS FRIENDS…FOR INFO EMAIL THE 2009REUNION@AOL.COM AND LOOK ON FACEBOOK AT…RIVERSIDERS DRUM AND BUGLE CORPS ALUMNI…DRUM CORPS ALUMNI YOU HAVE MADE A GREAT DIFFERENCE IN MY LIFE AND I THANK YOU ALL FOR IT EVERY DAY OF MY LIFE…HOPE TO SEE YOU SOON.

  58. HEY RIVERSIDERS ALUMNI…GARDEN STATE CORPS ALUMNI….EASTERN STATES CORPS ALUMNI….UNITED ORGANIZATION OF EASTERN CORPS…GREATER NEW YORK DRUM CORPS ALUMNI…DCA CORPS ALUMNI…DCI CORPS ALUMNI…THE LIST GOES ON…THE 2009 REUNION/RIVERSIDERS DRUM AND BUGLE CORPS ALUMNI FALL 2009 ON THE BROOKLYN WATERFRONT….FOR INFO PLEASE EMAIL US AT THE 2009 REUNION@AOL.COM…HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE.

  59. what”s riversiders…I am a former streamliner and riversider member…drumline….know as SIMPMO…from 192 sands st…

  60. whats up Riversiders..ran into kenneth love and he gave me this web site..running thur hoops trying to find pictures from old riversiders days..Do anybody have any?.Bird said Selvin Watts claim to have some..need correct web site…..Simpmo.

  61. Hello Don V
    I offen think of you and the trip you took me and Bert and Tony upstate NY to meet your mom and the house I guess you grew up in wow! She was a lovely lady and a great cook. I still remember the hot cakes in the morning wow Don I can’t believe it.It was the first time I ever left the city limits that far. I live in CA now and still working

  62. I was a streamliner then a Riversider and those were the best times of my life. We had a great time we never won the big one but we learned many valuable lessons. Thanks 192 sands st Robeeto Saprano.

  63. Chech out Riversidrers page on New York Drum Corps People Great. Pictures and infornmation on the 2009 Riversiders Reuion.You have to put your email in the your entry so it will show. I remember Phil Preaster, Robeeto, Mike Gully, Chucky Canlow, Alvin Watts Those were the days jaybee40@gmail.com

  64. I marched with the Cleveland Caballeros in the late 60’s and 70’s. Anyone out there who marched with the corps please contact me via email. We’re having a small reunion tonight, and would like to have another later on when we contact more people.

    1. Just surfing web and saw this. Marched ’70 – ’73 bari-contra with brothers Jeff and Gary. Just catching up.

  65. Music Under the bridge will take place Saturday October 10th @ Kingsborough Community College. The event runs from 3-9:30. A full day of Drum Corps for $10.
    Spread the word. If you can help with PR send me an email and i will send show flyer for you to pass on to your contacts. Thanks

  66. Anyone out there from the CMCC drumline from 1967 – 1969, I played kettle drum, rudimental bass, and tenor snare, I played alongside Popsi. Holla at me

  67. Robeeto this is in response to your Reggie MacFarland request. I am in contact with Nolan Brewington (192 Sands Street) via facebook. He is in contact with Reggie regularly. Forward an email address to: truroots@earthlink.net and I will connect you to Nolan who in turn will get you in contact with Reggie. Or friend request on facebook. Nolan has a page. I’m sure you don’t remember me, I was in the colorguard (one of the short girls :-)) Anyway, take care.

  68. Selvin Watts. I just stumbled upon this site and ironically read your entry. Thank you so much for the greatest compliment of all ~ to tell the older generation of Riversiders how much our help may have inspired you and your peers. As for me, that was all I attempted to do. Give you what was given to me. Much Luv. Continued Peace & Blessings, Tonya Wynne-Locklear

  69. TONYA WYNNE LOCKLEAR DONT KNOW WHERE I WOULD BE IN LIFE WITHOUT THE EXPERIENCES I SAW IN THE WORLD OF DRUM AND BUGLE CORPS THROUGH THE RIVERSIDERS AND BEING A PART OF ITS LEGACY…..NOV 14TH 2009 @ 7PM IS THE 2009 REUNION FOR THE RIVERSIDERS DRUM AND BUGLE CORPS. PLEASE CONTACT AS MANY RIVERSIDERS AS YOU CAN, FRIENDS AND FAMILY OF THE RIVERSIDERS AND DRUM CORPS PEOPLE FROM OTHER CORPS. THE ADDRESS IS 1 FRONT STREET C/O OLD FULTON STREET BENATH THE BROOKLYN BRIDGE IN THE HEART OF THE BROOKLYN WATERFRONT WHICH IS NOW KNOWN AS “DUMBO” TICKETS ARE $30
    COMPLIMENTARY BUFFET, DJ, 2HRS COMPLIMENTARY BEER AND WINE ,2 FLOORS ,PHOTOS ,FRIENDS AND MEMORIES…WHEN YOU GET TIME LOOK FOR THE RIVERSIDERS ON FACEBOOK AND JOIN NEW YORK DRUM CORPS PEOPLE MEET….THERE IS NO CHARGE AND THERE IS A RIVERSIDERS WEBPAGE THERE AS WELL..DON VANSCOY, JOHN CHALMUS, ROBEETO, MONSTER , LEONARD MORRISON ,CAROL COURTNEY ,MYSELF CRAIG AND JEFF BROOKS, REGGIE HAM , MONSTER , SHARON LATHAN AND THE LIST GOES ON AND ON,,, PHOTOSOF THE RIVERSIDERS AND OTHER CORPS ….DONT FORGET FULL RECORDINGS OF THE RIVERSIDERS 1967,1971,1972 SO FAR…AND ITS GROWING EVERY DAY…PASS ON THE INFO TO AS MANY AS YOU CAN.
    CONTACT INFO
    THE2009REUNION@AOL.COM
    TEL347.695.7075
    ….IM POOPED!

  70. what’s up Riversiders..I hope to attend reunion in Nov..Still looking for pictures of old days in corp…Hope all is well with you…peace

  71. I played Drum for the Mark Twain Cadets Drum and Bugle Corp, Elmira, NY from 1966 – 1975, Rochester Crusaders in 1978. I also participated in one of Fred Ford’s coed corps in Owego around 1992 after attending a Mello Dear reunion. Mark Twain Cadets had a reunion in 2002. I would like to hear from some drum corp people from the good old days. iIsee only a few of the people I knew from back then.

  72. Hi im looking for anyone who was in the Golden Charms marching band in the bronx we used to practice on soundview ave and straford. I just want to say hi and see how things are.

  73. I was and am still a member of The Queenaires. I was Puppet’s drum major back in the taste of honey days before I went to the Nam in 1966.
    Hope all is Well. Could find out anything else about the Queenaires. Do you have in Stats. LOL

  74. I have a picture of ” ALL AMERICAN DRUM BUGLE CORPS AND BAND ASS’N SEPT 29 1950 DETROIT MICHIGAN” It was found with other old pictures. Every one in picture is in suite and tie or dresses, does any on know any thing about this or where I can find out who might be in this picture? I do not see any one I know.

  75. sorry I forgot to put my name in the other post about the ALL AMERICAN DRUM AND BUGLE PICTURE if you know any thing post something and i can call you thanks. kitty

  76. I am wondering who made the entry back in October 2007 about playing snare for the Jersey Cyclones of Matawan. (They were actually from Keyport, not Matawan.) It was by someone named Bob. I, too, played in the Cyclones snare line during the 1963 season and then joined the snare line for the BS Golden Knights. I played with them from late 1963 until 1966. This other Bob said he came to SAC (I assume BSGK) and marched in a parade. I don’t remember that, but it was a lot of years ago. If that other Bob is still out there and reading this would you please respond? I am really curious.

    Thanks!

    Bob Love

  77. This is for Bob Love from the Jersey Cyclones. Myself and Bob Dixon of Woodbridge played snare for the Cyclones in 62, 63 …. I left and started practicing with BS in the winter of 63 ~ 64 however, I was drafted the summer of 64. Did a couple tours in VN, got out and went to school. Jerry Montamuoro and Ronnie Brennon got me to the Knights.

  78. I was just trying to find some life on here. I marched with the C.M.C.C Warriors from 81-83 And prior to that I was in their training program the braves in summer academy of 80

  79. hey brenda—i was in golden charms in the bronx–its been a while–i’m actually starting up another bugle corps in the bronx

  80. Hi… just looking at some of these entries. There are two groups you might want to look into on facebook. Before you pooh, pooh facebook… a TON of drum corps nuts use that to keep in touch. But back to the groups on there: Drum Corps of CNY (everybody) Mello Dears. Hope this helps!

  81. Shouting out to all the Riversiders. This is Carl, 2nd Baritone from Streamliners ’68
    to Riversiders ’69-’71. The things we achieved in the Riversiders stand forever. People, women and marriages come and go but I loved the corps with my whole heart.
    Don, James (snare),Cheryl (Rifle) and I even taught a 3rd corp after River 2.
    To John Chalums and Don Vanscoy, I was always proud to play your music and march in your line. After my father, you’re the two most important and pivotol men in my life. I’ll never forget you. I’ll never forget corps and what we did. I still sing Laredo, Mission Impossible, Sunny, Lucretia McEvil, Ecstasy Of Gold, Hang Em High, Camelot, Slaves and Wild Wild West.
    Still working in publishing in NYC. Hey Steven Hendrix., and Leonardo (Hurc).

  82. It brings back great memories to hear you all speaking about the good ole times back in the day. These times helped to mold the man I am today. Pen and Scroll forever, Warriors – fight on, Invictus, My head is bloody but (still) unbowed

    1. You know when you have a test coming up and you’ll do everything before you study. That is what got me to this webpage after 2 years. Hi Karla,
      I would love to keep in touch with all.
      It would be nice to see you guys on face time or something?

  83. I’m trying to find anyone who would have known my brother Tom Evelina from Paterson, NJ he was Drum Major for Our Lady of Lourdes in the early 1950’s, he was also a color guard for the Hawthorne Caballeros for a short time not even a year. I would like to have him inducted into the Drum Corps Hall of Fame, he had a passion for drum corps whether marching or just being a spectator. If anyone knows of him or knew he was drum major please send me an e-mail.

  84. please call me at 360 521 5677. I,m brother watkins youngest son. Gordon watkins was my brother, and Adelaide watkins is my sister. Stevie Crawford is still living in brooklyn and would love to hear from you. please call.

  85. I marched with the Conquistadors, previously the South San Francisco Kingsmen from about 69-74 – really good times.

  86. just saying hello from riversider land….if your still still interested in riversiders tee shirts and hats …they are available on ebay.

  87. hey guys tryin to find a dvd,cd,video of 507 Hornets 1970-1973 (don’t want downloads.Brookhaven Crusaders any thru 1970.
    thanx so much,have a great one, kind regards,jgo

  88. This message is for John Sotile, former Kingston Indians drum major: John, don’t know if you remember me, my name is Bill Beaumont. I was one of two kids from Bridgeport, Ct. who marched with the corps from 1971 to ’72 and part of ’73 while you were drum major. I remember Glen Dixon, Wayne Gray and little John and Pete on snare. Tommy, Ira, And Steve on triples. I played rudimental bass and later cymbals. Bruce Bousquet was the soprano player who was also from Bridgeport. I remember marching in The canadian open and coming in 4th. I remember John Shatzel cutting his forehead with the sabre during reheasals for the finals.Great to see you’re still out there. Do you know where I can find a recording of any of the shows for those seasons?

  89. I followed the Indians from 1966-1971 . I became a fan when I visited my uncle Steve Nekos in Kingston where I was born. His sons Steve and Eddie were both in Corp. nice to see alot of people still fowwow corp Thanks for the memories .

  90. Hey my name is Ronald kendall gardner and I marched in the second BAri section with Ron Herbert,Hraold basomb and David butler. My partners from NYC were the good and bad of the french section.I ran into John Chamus in Atlanta, he liveed right around the corner. I wsa humming riversider tunes during my jogging, ( wade in the water, you only live twice. I have not been able to find in Riversider pictures or recordings. If you have located either HOLLA. And ofcourse who can forget the FROG.

  91. Hey Tony and all you old members of the Buckeye State Cabellaros!! I marched in the guard inthe 1978 & 1979 seasons before heading to the Bluecoats. My sister Shawn, did too!

  92. OMG Jim! I checked out the pics and I am in both the Cabellaros and Bluecoats pics! I can remember taking those photos! I have tears in my eyes! What memories. I forgot you went to Bluecoats too, but now I remember! Thanks……

  93. Just wanted to say hello Jim and glad we connected on FB. It was good watching drum corp this year. Canton Blue Coats had an amazing show. they are on the move up and soon will be the best in the land. Have you run into any former Buckeye State Caballeros from say 1977-80?

  94. Yeah, just to inform you, you spelt Organization on UK Lottery Organisation. And these people have tried to scam me about five times before. I’m thirteen, will they never get the point?

  95. Just looking at Buckeye State Cabalaros on the net and Tom came accross this – it is great to hear about old friends – too bad drum corps here did not survive – Tom & I marched from 74 – 77 then again in 79. We came across Rick Shea, we were wondering what ever happpened to him, good memories and great to find out he is in Alaska and was in the Air Force. The merger in 76 was the best thing that could have happened to our Drum Corps – too bad it didn’t keep the Drum Corps going here in Cleveland – would love to have a reunion. Hello to everyone we marched with – Tom Pappas and Patty Burke Pappas

  96. hey hey hey high ya doin mark watts speking i marched with caballarose coler guard from 1977-1979. had the best time of my life from there i marched with cavalerse and madason scouts coler guard. hey toni how the hell are ya lookinig for pic and DVD or video of our 1979 show miss uall my email markwatts61@yahoo.com. I also know were our drum major Dave White is peace. πŸ™‚

  97. Rick Shea checking in again: I last wrote on here in Feb 07′(entry #7) thought I was talking to an old Caballero I found by accident – had no idea my entry would be out there/on this site. Some how the Drum & Bugle seed inside me sprouts from time to time and while on the youtube site yesterday I started hunting for Drum Corps and specifically The Cleveland Caballeros and the Buckeye State Caballeros. πŸ™ No videos, but I found this site and my old message by accident – WOW the internet saves eveything. A BIG long overdue Hello to Tom Pappas and Patty Burke Pappas πŸ™‚ Last time I saw you guys I was like 16 yrs old, now the 50 yr old Father of 3 and Grandfather of 4. If you guys are like me I guess you won’t see this message, perhaps never if you don’t look on this site like I almost didn’t but if you ever do, feel free to drop a line to me rnj16feb@gmail.com. I have some old Drum Corps stuff and pics from the Cabs and as the internet seems VOID of any stuff about our Corps maybe my son can help me load a few things. Seems the Eddleman family were the keepers of the organization but no one has loaded anything that I can find. Always felt if we had stayed in the “A” Class the 1st yr after the merger we would have CLEANED HOUSE everywhere we went and paved the road for “Open” Class but it was not to be. Oh well – I raise a toast to all old Cleveland Caballeros and the Buckeye State Caballeros Drum Corps members where ever you are.

  98. Hi,stumbled on this website.Marched with the S.I.Lawmen in the early 60s,the Cabs with my dad and brother late 60s.Sky and the Sunrisers.Member of the Buglers Hall of Fame.If you go this far back would be fun to talk.

  99. Some one was looking for anybody that marched with the Yearsley Blackhawks in the 60’s. I did in mid to late 60’s, as well as my sister. I played french horn and marched in the colored guard comps in the winter.

  100. well lets talk drum corp i use be in the kingston indians i play a trumpet for 3 yrs did a lot of competitions in kingston d stadiums at our pow wow if anyone have pics of the indains pls past them on would love to see the gang again i’m always talking about them i even went to kingston were they use to have them but now they dont that is my page pls send some for a ole member thank you

  101. Devon Marlon Waugh of The New York Lancers from 1981 – 1985. I really enjoyed those years of my life. And I especially enjoyed all the competitors. Fantasia 3, Cranford Patriots, St. Ignatius, CMCC Warriors, PAL Windjammers, LI Grenadiers and all the drum corps that competed against us. I missed those days. I wish I could replay them and just keep rewinding them. So I am looking forward to talking to former members of drum corps. Peace

  102. I was part of history in Brooklyn N.Y. I marched with the Carter Cadets (color guard) trick riffle section… I am happy to sign your page. If any one has footage of 1966-69/70 contest with Carter Cadets…let us know on our Alumni page. Thanks! Parade Rest.

  103. Wow. Reading this blog, the memories came flooding back from the Buckeyes/Caballeros days. Remember the Cornfield, The Crow that followed around, “Just One Victory”, Oh, Balls?

  104. Life move swiftly, yet I will never forget my experience as a Brother of Pen and Scroll Fraternity. My line Brothers And I are still together after 50 years with LOVE for each other. I am proud to be apart of this FRATERNITY and the BROTHERHOOD it has provided.

    Clinton T.
    2nd Line

  105. HI RIVERSIDERS I WAS DRAFTED IN 1969 US ARMY MY HERAT WAS BROKEN WHEN I FOUND OUT ABOUT THE BRAWL AT THE CHAMPIONSHIP. I MARCHED WITH ST MARTINS TROUBADORED I REMBER US THE RIVERSIDER AND ST. MARTINS BE CLOSE. THOSE WERE THE DAYS. MAY GOD BLESS

  106. I marched with the Carter Cadets from 1966-1969. I played 1st and 2nd Euphonium (Baritone). My name is Vaughn Cropper aka Barney.

  107. Buckeye State Caballeros! I marched in the ’77 (or ’78?) season — 13th in Class A at Mile High Stadium, “You Are The Sunshine of My Life” in the music mix, etc… just spent Saturday at DCI Finals in Indy and am heartsick to think I walked right past fellow Caballeros without recognizing anyone…

    Happy days!

    Chris Hawk

  108. Just a hello to old friends. I marched with Cleveland Caballeros ’70 – ’73 with brothers Jeff and Gary. Miss the group being in Columbus for the past 40 years.

  109. HELLO TO ALL OF THE DRUM AND BUGLE CORPS FAMILIES ITS BEEN A LONG TIME SINCE SIGNING IN , LOVE WHAT ALL OF YOU SHOWED US AND GAVE US IN THE 1960’S AND 1970’S THAT I AND HUNDREDS OFUS LEARNED FROM YOU , WE TOOK IT TO THE STREETS AND THEN THE FIELD IN THE 70’S AND 80’S AND IT WILL STAY WITH US FOR REST OF OUR LIVES.
    marched with
    Riversiders.
    NY Vanguard
    NY lancers
    Wynn Center Toppers Senior Alumni

  110. Riversiders., NY Vanguard , NYC Lancers , Warriors

    Just wanted to say hello to all.

    Selvin Watts younger brother of Alvin Watts

  111. Wow! I pledged on the 5th line in’ 65. My dean of instruction Mr. Gerald K. Donaldson. I wonder what line you’re up to. Not in the scroll chapter…yet. but glad to see we are still going strong. God bless. Are there still sorors? Boy oh boy.

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