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1985 Dutch Boy Drum & Bugle Corps

     
 

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Show Theme:Music by John Williams
Repertoire:Excerpts from Superman - "Can You Read My Mind", Jaws - "Out to Sea"/"Barrel Chase", Selections from E.T.
Final Position:32nd place Open Class in Madison, Wisconsin Score: 67.20

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A year of transition almost cost the corps it's existence as it struggled to make the climb from Class A Champions in 1982 to a contender for Top 12 in Open Class. Corps Director John Robins was heading towards his "first" period of retirement and score arranger Al DiCroce was struggling to meet obligations as he prepared to take over as the new Corps Director. Many experienced members had left to "age out" in larger corps in the south. A meeting of the Corps members was called to decide if they would compete during the season. The Dutch Boy members voted unanimously to continue with the seasons schedule. The drill was rewritten for the smaller membership. Trouble plagued the Corps all summer with a series of vehicle breakdowns which resulted in missed parades and competitions and numerous hours on the side of the road with no housing available. Dutch Boy marched 50 members and appeared small compared to the numbers their competitors fielded. The final cost for 1985 was an embarrassing last place in Open Class competition. Despite the turmoil, the show was fun with the guard bouncing on indestructible white rubber balls and being chased by shark fins.
 
Soloists:
E.T. - Dixi Huras
 
Season Highlights:
Season Highlights: Being stuck in Lynn Mass. for 4 days due to broken part on one of the tour buses.
 
 
Corps Director:John Robins
Ass't Director:Bill Miller

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Teaching Staff
Brass:Al DiCroce (Arranger), Barry Bell, Keith Matthews
Percussion:Fred Oltarzewski (Arranger), Rick Gallagher
Visual:George Zingali (Designer), Marc Sylvester
Auxiliary:Sandy Burdzy (Choreographer)

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Support Staff:Bus. Director - Bill Miller
Souvenirs - Mike Dowling
Personnel Director - Cathie Wilke
Transportation - Larry Beddis
Canteen - Nick Olivera
Cooking Staff - Rudy Grosz
Cooking Staff - Diana McCorriston
Uniforms - Isabel Woltz
Secretary - David McCorriston
Treasurer - Paul Stumpf

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Drum Major:Dave Meikle
Brass:Soprano: David Cusimano, Conrad Gilmour, Steve Gingerich, Jim Grosz, Dixi Huras, Matt Jones, George Kennedy, Brian Murphy, Patrick Schlitt, Kevin Tierney, Tim Zilinski
Mellophone: Cynthia Beddis, Jason Logue, Kathie Smith, Terry Walker
Flugelhorn: Jason Bell, Wyatt Gill, Shawn MacNeil, Chris Moorley, Brent Wagner
Baritone: Keith Bilinsky, Tim Brideau, Kevin Grosz, Kelly Krpan, Jeff Miller, Allan Sage, Craig Walton
Contra: Scott Heer, Tom Lichnofsky, Sean Montani
Percussion:Snare: Lee Beddis, Scott Blandford, Scott Clark, Doug Duke, Peter Jones, Ronald Rooth, John Walker
Tenors: Paul Janzen
Bass: Barry Craig, Brent Hughes, Grant Thomas, Corey Voelzing
Pit: Melanie Duke, Mike Quirke, Mike Stumpf, Barb Woollard
Auxiliary:Noel Becking, Denise Bond, Sheri Bowman, Jennifer Clark, Sheila Clark, Christine Densmore, Cathy Lee Grosz, Annette Hollis, Nadine Howell, Dana Jantzi, Kim Kline, Camille Olivera, Kim Rock, Kelly Skuce, Mary Jo Stumpf, Michelle Woltz
  
63 of 64 marching members registered for this year
 
     

 
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