St. Ignatius

Hicksville, NY United States
Founded: 1958

Inactive All Girl
YearPositionScoreTheme/Songs
1975 301 69.650 Oklahoma Crude * When Johnny Comes Marching Home * Sweet Betsy from Pike * Send a Little Love My Way (from Oklahoma Crude) * I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing * America  
1976 301 71.300 Oklahoma Crude * When Johnny Comes Marching Home * Sweet Betsy from Pike * Send a Little Love My Way (from Oklahoma Crude) * Bridge Over Troubled Water * America  
1977 301 69.450 (Repertoire not available)  
1981 303 58.050 (Repertoire not available)  
1982 303 44.550 (Repertoire not available)  
1983 206 39.750 (Repertoire not available)  
Position 200+ indicates Division II, Position 300+ indicates Division III, Position 400+ indicates Mini Corps.

CORPS Photos

St. Ignatius was an all-girl junior drum corps based in Hicksville, New York.

The corps became coed in 1984 and changed its name to New Image.

[DCW, 7/6/90, p.13]
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"St. Ignatius announces 1982 repertoire
The St. Ignatius Girls of Hicksville, NY, are ready for another season, with members ranging in age from 10-19. The corps, founded in 1958 by Thomas R. Costa, is incorporated in the Town of Oyster Bay, L.I., NY, and has become famous throughout the U.S. and Canada for its unique brand of feminine sparkle and military snap.
The 1982 St. Ignatius show features Lady off the line, followed by Evolution Orange and Billy the Kid. A percussion solo of Dayride leads into Time, followed by a second drum solo, Artistry in Percussion. The show closes with America.
The director and business manager for St. Ignatius is Don Graziose. Brass arrangement and instruction is by Hy Dreitzer, assisted by Tom Martin. Jim Drost handles percussion arrangements and shares the percussion instruction duties with Jim Oddo, assisted by Mark Holub and Don Quinn. Color guard arrangement and instruction is handled by Gail DeAngelis. Chief instructor Carmen Cluna teaches M&M and has charge of the overall show presentation.
Leading the corps on the field are drum majors Diane Valente and Diane Guadagno. Color guard captain is Justine Wieman assisted by Joanne Riley. Horn sergeant is Chris Sweeney, and drum sergeant is Lorri Mansfield.
St. Ignatius claims more awards and titles than any other all-girl corps. They were the World Open all-girl champions in 1972-78, 1980 and 1981; DCI all-girl champions in 1975-77; Girls Corps International champions in 1976. '77 and '80; and DCI East Class A champions in 1981. They hold many other titles and honors.
The corps, a member of the Garden State Circuit, is sponsored by the Nassau County Republican Committee; the Plaza at Mid Island Merchants Association; and the joint efforts of the members, the corps Bingo Committee and St. Ignatius Girls Cadet Corps Parents/Booster Association."

[From the June 25, 1982 Volume 11-Number 6 Issue of DCW]

Members (16)

Member Name Section Years Involved
Bush, Holly Mellophon 1977 to 1981
Bush, Holly soprano/mellophone 1976 to 1981
Cabrera, Dania Colorguard 1974 to 1976
Casale, Dawn Soprano 1983
Cluna, Jamie drumline 1980 to 1986
Dreitzer, Annette Baritone 1973 to 1976
Kline, Debbie Color Guard 1971 to 1976
Kline, Karen soprano 1973 to 1981
McCloskey, Dawn soprano 1982 to 1983
McLoughlin, Tracie Baritone/Contra Bass 1981 to 1983
Ruggio, Mary Horn line 1971 to 1975
Scanlon, Marianne Brass 1975 to 1980
schlauch, andrea sprano 1982 to 1984
Seaman, Doreen soprano 1978 to 1982
Severe, Paula Baritone 1980 to 1982
White-Bass, Monica Color Guard 1979 to 1985

CORPS 4 items

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St Ignatius from the Bill Ives Collection
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St Ignatius from the Bill Ives Collection
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St Ignatious All Girls Uniform 1965 from the Bill Ives Collection Contributed by Deb Di Turi Dini
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St. Ignatius 5 from the Wayne Hiller Collection

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