Madison Heights, MI United States
The corps‘ colors were blue and white, with red trim.
Awards included the 1962 Wolverine Circuit Championship, and the 1960 VFW State and National Championship. The corps sponsored two contests annually, in June and September.
*Members of the Marauders, Royal Lancers, Flint Guardsmen, and other corps joined the Iron Brigade of Detroit,MI when the corps was formed in 1973.
[Encyclopedia of Drum and Bugle Corps, 1966]
*There was no merger to form Iron Brigade.
Since their organization in 1959 the Marauders have traveled over 60.000 miles to perform throughout the Midwest. During their first decade their titles include : Wolverine Circuit and Michigan Amvets Champs 1962,
VFW State Champions 1965, American Legion Color Guard 1969.
The Marauders begin their second decade of existence as competing members of the following organizations : Illinois Drum Corps Association, Mid-America Association, Great Lakes Association and the Associated Jr. Corps. By their participation in these organizations they will appear in many major contests
throughout the Mid-West---Ontario---New York area.
Rapidly emerging as one of the fastest rising Jr. Corps in the country the Marauders are sponsored by
V.F.W. Post No. 9507 of Madison Heights, American Legion Post No. 374 of Berkley, and the Marauders Incorporated.
The General Manager is Len Osinski, Bill Rice is Corps Director, and the Business Manager is Ron Raden.
The 1970 Field Show is as follows : Off The Line--"Hallelujah Trails" from the movie; Color Presentation--"Battle Hymn", Civil War Battle Hymn; Percussion Ensemble-- "Mod Sod" featuring intricate changes in time; Intro to Concert--"Abergavenny" 1969 rock number; Concert-- "3500" from the rock musical Hair; Production Number--"More and More" from Blood Sweat and Tears; Field Exit--"Scarborough Fair" from "The
Graduate"; Finale Fanfare-- "Get Back".
The 1970 Music was arranged by the Marauders Music Director Mike West. Bugles are instructed by Mike West and Bob Rice. Percussion arrangements and instruction by John Osinski and Bill Rice. the field drill was written and instructed by Duane Comerford.
[From 1970 Show program c/o Scottg Great Lakes Area Drum Corps Yahoo group.] http://launch.groups.yahoo.com/group/greatlakesareadrumandbuglecorps/?yguid=68760487
Highest Score 68.645
Final show in DCX Archives August 3, 1962 Michigan State American Legion Championships Lansing MI placed 5 with a score of 68.645
Highest Score 77.900
Final show in DCX Archives September 1, 1963 Ontario-Michigan State Championships Sarina ONT Canada placed 6 with a score of 60.700
Highest Score 75.300
Final show in DCX Archives August 22, 1964 10th Annual Cavalcade of Music Marion OH placed 10 with a score of 60.020
Highest Score 74.810
Final show in DCX Archives July 16, 1965 Michigan American Legion State Championship Lansing MI placed 1 with a score of 71.850
Highest Score 79.700
Final show in DCX Archives August 23, 1966 VFW Nationals - Prelims Jersey City NJ placed 39 with a score of 62.700
Highest Score 70.366
Final show in DCX Archives August 19, 1967 13th Annual Cavalcade of Music Marion OH placed 3 with a score of 70.366
Highest Score 68.600
Final show in DCX Archives July 18, 1969 Detroit MI placed 2 with a score of 68.600
Highest Score 66.000
Final show in DCX Archives July 10, 1971 North American Open Prelims Milwaukee WI placed 16 with a score of 66.000
Highest Score 75.350
Final show in DCX Archives August 12, 1972 VFW State Championship Grand Rapids MI placed 1 with a score of 73.350
|Member Name||Section||Years Involved|
|baldiga, joe||horn section soprano bugle||1966 to 1972|
|Beal (Smith), Mary Beth||Color Guard||1971 to 1972|
|Chambers, George||Horn||1963 to 1966|
|Dandar, Mark||drum line||1970 to 1972|
|Hartley, Chris||Color Guard||1970 to 1972|
|james, rick||brass||1965 to 1972|
|Kome, Jan||Horn Line, color guard||1968 to 1972|
|LaFountaine, David||Baritone||1970 to 1971|
|Paton, Patrick||Soprano/Mellophone||1965 to 1972|
|Pouliot, Russell||soprano||1970 to 1972|
|Shea, Dave ,aka Canuck,||Drummer/ cymbals||1972|
|Szostek, Dawn||rile line||1972|
|Toby, Michael||Drum Major-French Horn||1960 to 1964|
|Zimmicky, Judy||color guard||1970 to 1972|
|Zimmicky, Mike||Bartone, Tympani||1970 to 1972|
|Zimmicky, Sandy||color guard/rifle||1967 to 1971|