South Milwaukee, WI United States
|1966||Do-Re-Mi (from The Sound of Music) * Popeye The Sailor Man * Barnacle Bill The Sailor * Blow the Man Down * America The Beautiful * Anchors Aweigh * On Green Dolphin Street * Sailor's Hornpipe * Drunken Sailor|
|1967||11||71.000||(Repertoire not available)|
|1971||Captain from Castile * Conquest (from Captain From Castile) * Hi-De-Ho (That Old Sweet Roll) * Nautical Medley * Beyond the Sea|
|1972||30||57.600||Victory at Sea * Navy Hymn * Anchors Aweigh * Dharma for One * One Fine Morning * H20|
The corps was formed in the 1950s as the Mutineers Drill Team, a constructive outlet for young toughs who had been hanging around downtown South Milwaukee and frightening away business. Harry "Doc" Patin, a dentist, was instrumental in the formation of the Mutineers.
As the Spectacle City Mariners, dressed in period sailor uniforms, the corps competed in the VFW Nationals from 1964 to 1967; their highest finish came in 1967 when the corps took 11th place. They also competed in the first DCI contest in 1972, finishing 30th in Open competition.
The corps moved to Greendale, Wisconsin, in 1967, to merge with the Greendale Paraders.
In 1969, the corps actually used pyrotechnics in their show, perhaps the reason that fireworks have since been banned from drum corps shows.
One of the Mariners' drum majors, known throughout drum corps as Cap'n Crunch, was John Brazale, a leader who could deal with the young hoods in the corps on their own level, and who went on to success with Phantom Regiment.
The corps appears to have disbanded after the 1974 season.
[Harry Schrot; A History of Drum & Bugle Corps, 2002; rec.arts.marching.drumcorps, Dan Scerpella, 5/21/01; DCW, 8/9/02, p.3]
Highest Score 74.300
Final show in DCX Archives August 5, 1964 VFW Nationals Preliminaries Cleveland OH placed 28 with a score of 70.050
Highest Score 78.200
Final show in DCX Archives August 20, 1965 Sandusky OH placed 3 with a score of 68.160
Highest Score 79.200
Final show in DCX Archives September 4, 1966 Alleghany State Fair Pittsburg PA placed 6 with a score of 74.950
Highest Score 78.650
Final show in DCX Archives September 4, 1967 Rockford IL placed 3 with a score of 73.930
Highest Score 71.830
Final show in DCX Archives August 17, 1968 U.S. Open Finals Marion OH placed 9 with a score of 57.250
Highest Score 76.650
Final show in DCX Archives August 20, 1969 VFW Nationals-Preliminary Round Philadelphia PA placed 26 with a score of 76.650
Highest Score 61.850
Final show in DCX Archives August 23, 1970 Wisconsin State Fair West Allis WI placed 8 with a score of 58.700
Highest Score 65.600
Final show in DCX Archives August 13, 1971 4th Annual U.S. Open (Open Class prelims) Marion OH placed 33 with a score of 63.700
Highest Score 78.900
Final show in DCX Archives August 23, 1972 VFW Nationals (finals) Minneapolis MN placed 12 with a score of 64.650
Highest Score 66.400
Final show in DCX Archives June 10, 1973 Frankenmuth MI placed 2 with a score of 57.850
Highest Score 51.000
Final show in DCX Archives September 2, 1974 Merrill WI placed 6 with a score of 49.200
|Member Name||Section||Years Involved|
|Abramczyk, Janice||color guard||1964 to 1971|
|BOYLE, JERRY||Contra Bass||1967 to 1968|
|Butzlaff, David||Bass Horn||1966 to 1968|
|Fuller, Mark||horns||1967 to 1969|
|Geigner, Ralph||bass horn||1969|
|Itzenhuiser, Rick||Soprano Bugle||1966 to 1968|
|Schrot, Harry||drum line/ &baritone||1965 to 1968|
|welker, debi||COLOR GUARD||1969 to 1972|
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