Philadelphia, PA United States
|1947||Bluebird of Happiness * Ah! Sweet Mystery of Life (from Naughty Marietta) * So Long For a While * Beyond the Blue Horizon|
|1950||Bluebird of Happiness * Manhattan Beach March * Isle of Capri Cha-Cha * Daisy Bell (Bicycle Built for Two) * So Long For a While|
The corps is headed by a nine-girl color guard and three snappy drum majorettes, whose marching ability and rifle work respectively won the Pennsylvania and New Jersey Association Championship in April 1952. A corps theme song is "Blue Bird of Happiness."
During its 23 years the Corps has traveled far and wide attending parades and field competitions, and building up a long record of proud achievements; some of the more recent are as follows:
State Champions, American Legion, 1946; South Jersey Open Class Champions, 1947; National Champions, American Legion, 1947; Mason-Dixon Championship, Maryland, 1948; State Champions, American Legion, 1948; State Champions, American Legion, 1950; State Champions, American Legion, 1952.
A competent six member corps committee assists the Director, Mr. E. J. (Bud) Johnston, who, it is interesting to note, was formerly a youth in the Corps, having joined in 1935. He is also the drill instructor.
[From a drum corps program from the late 1950s]
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