Fond du Lac, WI United States
|1972||Ballad of Joan of Arc * Deutchland Uber Alles * French National Defile * French Can-Can * DieWunderbar * General's Call * Over There * My Country 'Tis of Thee * Fifth Symphony * Oh! Frenchy * La Marseillaise * Pack Up Your Troubles * Fanfare * Bless 'em All|
|1976||16||78.950||Hungarian Dances * Hill Where the Lord Hides * Friends And Lovers * Hungarian Folk Rhapsody * Bellavia * Bacchanale (from Samson and Delilah)|
|1977||27||72.600||(Repertoire not available)|
|1985||216||50.400||Doctor Detroit * Claire's Song * Birdland * We Are the World|
|1995||320||69.300||Symphony in Black - Sinfonia Noblissima * Hounds of Spring|
|1996||322||55.200||Africa - The Ceremony Song * O Sifuni Munger Ritual|
|1998||Anastasia - Journey to the Past (from the film Anastasia) * Once Upon a December (from the film Anastasia) * Dark of the Night (from the film Anastasia) * Prologue (from the film Anastasia) * Reminiscing with Grandma (from the film Anastasia) * Finale (from the film Anastasia)|
|1999||(parade corps) - French National Defile * Slavonic Dances * I Vow to Thee to My Country * Ave formosissima (from Carmina Burana) * O Fortuna Plango Vulnera (from Carmina Burana)|
In those early years, Lynn Fairbanks was the corps Director and Drum Instructor. 1960, and James Aurthur
was added to the staff as Bugle Instructor, and in that same year, the first corps uniforms were purchased.
In these early years, the Marquis, still known as the Optimist Junior Drum and Bugle Corps, was a small and
certainly unknown group, and the young men were driven to the rehearsals and parades in a few cars.
In December, 1962, Mike Marks was named Corps Director. It was now a name change was necessary
and a few of the boys in the corps went to work in an effort to secure a new, more professional,
corps name; Optimist Jr, Drum and Bugle Corps--well, it just didn't fit any longer. The search ended in
the fall of 1963 and the snappy name "Marquis" was chosen, which has proven to be just the right name
for the corps.
The meaning of "Marquis" is as follows: "governors of marches...holder of title...leader". What name could
be more fitting for an up and coming corps than than the title "Marquis."
1965/66, Mike Marks was still handling bugles and still Corps Director with John Albert as Drum Instructor,
and John Price as M&M Instructor.
In 1966, participating in its first field show in Appleton, Wisconsin, the Marquis earned second place. And in
1966, an extra special honor was brought to the land of the Marquis, the award sought by all Badgerland
units--"Extra-ordinary Cooperation Award", presented by the Badgerland Association, was quite an honor for
this young corps and certainly the highlight of their season.
Reflections of the past of this corps from Fond Du Lac, could well take us to great length, for it is interesting
as well as informative, but today its the "Marquis" and are truly a improved and competitive corps...and this
statement comes from first-hand listening exposure to this young and outstanding corps.
1971, and the year the "Marquis" is certain will be their best ever. Starting off like champions, this corps won
the Badgerland Small Corps Championships defeating more well-known corps such as St. Mathias Cadets,
Milwaukee, Wisconsin and the Shoreliners, from Kenosha, Wisconsin.
Under the direction of Mrs. Jim Crain, the Marquis will undoubtedly field a drum line that will be able to hold
its own against many of the bigger more established corps...you probably don't buy this, but see this corps
before passing Judgement.
The corps will travel East this year and compete in World Open Championships. So many of the Eastern
corps will have the opportunity to watch a corps struggle for national acclaim--and this writer honestly
believes they're going to make it.
In 1969, the Marquis were very fortunate to obtain the service of Cecil Austin as Bugle Inst. This was the
year the Marquis started to become a real corps. The results of this man's instruction was nothing less than
In 1970, the Marquis again had Cecil Austin at the helm of the horn line and were fortunate to obtain the
talented Dr. Harry R. Patin as our M&M Instructor. Under Mr. Patin's leadership the scores improved greatly
and the results were unbelieveable--20 to 25 points better than in 69.
To the staff in 1971, the Marquis added the services of three more outstanding instructors. Romie Oestreich,
doing an excellent job with the large and vastly improved Color Guard. Pat Flex is busy training the fine rifle
unit and a talented man, Jim Crain, has taken over the training of the drum section.
With all these fine instructors and the addition of a new Drum Major, Dick Gilles, who in his own right can train
the bugles, the Marquis will, in 1971, come out with many new innovations, especially in their drum line, where
they will introduce a new style double snare drum and a new type of cymbal.
1971 promises to be an exciting year for the Marquis of Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin--Watch for 'em--or should I
say, watch out for them !!
Marquis Drum and Bugle Corps----- Drum Corps America/Canada salutes you as the 1971 open class, small
corps champions of Badgerland."
[From the April 1971 Drum Corps America Canada.]
Highest Score 55.100
Final show in DCX Archives July 4, 1969 Marquette MI placed 5 with a score of 50.300
Highest Score 57.100
Final show in DCX Archives August 2, 1970 Mauston WI placed 4 with a score of 57.100
Highest Score 57.150
Final show in DCX Archives July 10, 1971 North American Open Prelims Milwaukee WI
Highest Score 63.000
Final show in DCX Archives June 25, 1972 Mayville WI placed 8 with a score of 56.300
Highest Score 78.500
Final show in DCX Archives August 12, 1973 U.S. Open Finals Marion OH placed 6 with a score of 55.750
Highest Score 72.300
Final show in DCX Archives September 2, 1974 Merrill WI placed 2 with a score of 72.300
Highest Score 77.650
Final show in DCX Archives August 16, 1975 American Legion National Championships Minneapolis MN placed 1 with a score of 77.650
Highest Score 81.050
Final show in DCX Archives August 28, 1976 Fascination' Rhythms Waupun WI placed 1 with a score of 81.050
Highest Score 80.950
Final show in DCX Archives September 5, 1977 Merrill WI placed 1 with a score of 76.450
Highest Score 45.000
Final show in DCX Archives July 25, 1981 DCM Championships Prelims DeKalb IL placed 19 with a score of 36.750
Highest Score 52.200
Final show in DCX Archives August 9, 1982 American International Open Class A Butler PA placed 25 with a score of 29.250
Highest Score 63.100
Final show in DCX Archives August 7, 1983 Wausau WI placed 2 with a score of 63.100
Highest Score 50.900
Final show in DCX Archives July 22, 1984 Horicon WI placed 8 with a score of 23.000
Highest Score 50.400
Final show in DCX Archives August 12, 1985 DCI World Championships Class A Prelims Madison WI placed 16 with a score of 50.400
Highest Score 45.600
Final show in DCX Archives August 2, 1992 Ottawa IL placed 3 with a score of 45.600
Highest Score 60.400
Final show in DCX Archives August 15, 1993 Algoma MI placed 1 with a score of 60.400
Highest Score 47.100
Final show in DCX Archives July 23, 1994 Oak Creek WI placed 8 with a score of 45.400
Highest Score 69.300
Final show in DCX Archives August 7, 1995 DCI World Championships Division III Prelims Buffalo NY placed 20 with a score of 69.300
Highest Score 64.200
Final show in DCX Archives August 12, 1996 DCI World Championships Division III Prelims Orlando FL placed 22 with a score of 55.200
Highest Score 36.600
Final show in DCX Archives July 18, 1998 McHenry IL placed 6 with a score of 36.400
|Member Name||Section||Years Involved|
|Christ, Tonya||horn line||1978 to 1980|
|Collver, Chad||Drumline||1989 to 1992; 1994|
|EICK, CHUCK||HORNLINE||1973 to 1978|
|Johnson, Joyce||Guard||1969 to 1971|
|McIver, Mitchell||Percussion (Snare)||1998|
|Thompson, Dan||French Horn||1971|
|Wood, Michael||Drum Line||1980 to 1985|
|boerst, tim||hornline amd drumline||1982 to 1985|
|burk, tim||drumline and hornline||1994 to 1996|
|jason, roberts||drumline||1989 to 1994|
|senecal, melissa||Horn Line||1992 to 1994|