Imperial Guardsmen

Other Names:Dukes of the Imperial Guard; merger Dukes of Old Bridge and St. Raphael's

Livingston, NJ United States
Founded: 1964

Inactive Junior
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Position 200+ indicates Division II, Position 300+ indicates Division III, Position 400+ indicates Mini Corps.

CORPS Photos

The Imperial Guardsmen, formed in 1962 as the Hilltoppers, was a junior marching and maneuvering corps based in Livingston, New Jersey, and marching in the Garden State Circuit in Class B. Also known as the Dukes of the Imperial Guard and the Livingston Junior Drum & Bugle Corps, they were initially sponsored by Cpl. Arthur E. Smith VFW Post 2856.

The corps’ colors were red, white, and gold.

The main Hilltoppers corps broke away from the VFW sponsors in 1964 to form the Imperial Guardsmen, affiliated with the St. Raphael's Catholic Church. The feeder element of the Hilltoppers organization remained with the VFW, but exclusively as a parade corps.

The Imperial Guardsmen was active through at least 1999 as a Division III corps.

[Encyclopedia of Drum and Bugle Corps, 1966; rec.arts.marching.drumcorps;]

Members (5)

Member Name Section Years Involved
De TRolio, Ziffel Drumline 1970 to 1972
Kovalich, Michael saprano 1967 to 1969
Smith, Jimmy horns 1974; 1976
reinhardt, Wallee horns 1965 to 1971
zuzuro, marie horn line 1974 to 1977

CORPS 2 items

Imperial Guardsmen

ImperialGuardsmen,Livingston,NJ,DH1-Crest(Site)J_U_S from the Richard Elmquist Collection
Imperial Guardsmen

ImperialGuardsmen,Livingston,NJ,Patch1-Crest(Site)J_U_S from the Richard Elmquist Collection Contributed by UNKNOWN


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