Iron Brigade

Other Names:merger of Royal Lancers and Marauders

Madison Heights, MI United States
Founded: 1973

Inactive Junior
1974 45 55.200 (Repertoire not available)  
Position 200+ indicates Division II, Position 300+ indicates Division III, Position 400+ indicates Mini Corps.

CORPS Photos

The corps was formed from elements of the Madison Heights Marauders and Royal Lancers Drum Corps, both from Southeast Michigan and previously bitter rivals and contenders for state championships. Many other members were from the Flint Guardsmen and area High Schools.

Their innovative shows and field presentation pushed the envelope for early drum corps and many of their inspirations were seen in drum corps several years later.

This open class corps marched in GLDCA and DCI shows in 1973 and 1974 but unfortunately ceased fielding a corps after the 1974 season.

The Iron Brigade Drum Corps was named after the famous Iron Brigade's 24th Michigan Regiment from the Civil War and their uniforms followed along with the Civil War theme as well as their brass and percussion scores, which included selections from "American Civil War Fantasy".

History from the Iron Brigade yahoo group.

[submitted by April 2010]

Members (15)

Member Name Section Years Involved
baldiga, joe horn section mellophone 1973 to 1974
Beal (Smith), Mary Beth Color Guard 1973 to 1974
Doran, Art Instructor 1972 to 1975
elizondo, michael melophone 1973 to 1974
james, rick brass 1973 to 1974
LaFountaine, David Drum Major 1973
London, Bob (Kemo) Baritone 1974
Rempes, Richard Baritone Horn 1972 to 1975
Shea, Dave ,aka Canuck, Drummer/Saber line 1973 to 1974
Simmons, Lynne Guard 1974
Szostek, Dawn rile line 1973 to 1974
Triplett, Paul Soprano 1973
Zimmicky, Judy Soprano/color guard 1970 to 1974
Zimmicky, Mike Tenor, Snare 1973 to 1974

CORPS 1 items

Iron Brigade

IronBrigade,MadisonHeights,MI,Pin1(RE-2.5)J_U_S from the Richard Elmquist Collection


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