Pembroke, MA United States
|1972||17||73.100||Artistry in Rhythm * God Bless America (from This Is the Army) * String Of Pearls * Like Father Like Son * Take the 'A' Train * Getting Sentimental Over You|
|1974||30||67.450||Rhapsody in Blue * Artistry in Rhythm * Ciribiribin * Moonlight Serenade * In the Mood * Stoney End * MacArthur Park|
|1975||39||55.650||(Repertoire not available)|
|1976||207||65.600||Jupiter (from The Planets) * Tornado (from The Wiz) * Malaga * Hill Where the Lord Hides * MacArthur Park|
They drew members from small towns all over the South Shore area of Massachusetts. They gained prestige with their big band sound under the guidance of horn instructor Jim Wedge.
The corps joined the Eastern Massachusetts Drum and Bugle Corps Circuit for the 1966 competition season as a Class C unit. They qualified for the Class C Finals that first season and were moved up to Class AII the following year. In 1968 they won the Eastern Massachusetts Circuit Class AII Championship.
The Imperials entered Class A competition in 1969. In 1970 a performance at the World Open placed the corps well into the top 20.
They were the American Legion State Champions in 1971, '72 and '73, VFW State Champions in 1974, Mayflower State Circuit Champions in 1972, 1973 and 1974. Their highest DCI finish was 17th in Open Class Prelims.
Under the Direction of Arthur Richards in 1973 they won the VFW National Championship in New Orleans, also winning the Silver Drum Trophy. That same year saw the corps having to withdraw from one competition because 50 members came down with food poisoning after dining at a local hamburger specialty house.
In 1977 The corps took on a new look and show direction, securing Mike Moxley and Peter Emmons of Blue Devils fame as instructors. The corps competed most of the season but disbanded just prior to DCI Nationals due to the high cost of national competition.
The Imperial Juniors existed until 1982 and even became the new Imperials, but their existence came to an end in 1982.
The Pembroke Imperials was in the process of re-organization in 2002.
[A History of Drum & Bugle Corps, 2002; DCW, 1/03, p.4, inter alia]
Highest Score 57.520
Final show in DCX Archives August 26, 1967 American Legion Nationals Junior-PRELIMS Boston MA placed 46 with a score of 57.520
Highest Score 0.000
Final show in DCX Archives January 1, 1968 Eastern Massachusetts Circuit Championships Malden MA
Highest Score 61.700
Final show in DCX Archives August 14, 1969 World Open - Class A Prelims Lynn MA placed 25 with a score of 61.700
Highest Score 74.300
Final show in DCX Archives August 22, 1970 World Open Prelims Lynn MA placed 17 with a score of 65.400
Highest Score 75.950
Final show in DCX Archives July 28, 1971 Jubilee Invitational Portsmouth NH placed 3 with a score of 75.950
Highest Score 77.550
Final show in DCX Archives August 23, 1972 VFW Nationals Minneapolis MN placed 7 with a score of 77.550
Highest Score 84.150
Final show in DCX Archives August 22, 1973 VFW Nationals New Orleans LA placed 1 with a score of 84.150
Highest Score 82.500
Final show in DCX Archives September 7, 1974 Walpole MA placed 1 with a score of 80.500
Highest Score 70.050
Final show in DCX Archives August 15, 1975 DCI World Championships - Prelims Philadelphia PA placed 39 with a score of 55.650
Highest Score 68.400
Final show in DCX Archives September 11, 1976 Battle of Champions Malden MA placed 5 with a score of 62.750
Highest Score 66.700
Final show in DCX Archives September 3, 1977 Battle of Champions Malden MA placed 6 with a score of 66.700
Highest Score 20.600
Final show in DCX Archives July 3, 1979 Dunkirk NY placed 3 with a score of 20.600
|Member Name||Section||Years Involved|
|Clarke, Janet||french horn||1974 to 1977|
|Damewood, Kevin||Soprano / mellophone||1974 to 1975|
|Keith, Vicki||Color Guard/Drum Major||1979 to 1982|
|Mackenrodt, Bob||Contra bass||1965 to 1972|
|O'Keefe, Paul||Soprano||1973 to 1977|
|Stark, John||Soprano||1975 to 1977|
|Stark, John||Sop||1975 to 1977|
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