Royal Crusaders

Finleyville, PA United States
Founded: 1969

Inactive Junior

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The Royal Crusaders was a junior marching and maneuvering corps based in Finleyville, Pennsylvania.

This sturdy corps made the "Guinness Book of World Records" in the early 1970s when they marched and played, it is claimed, for 20 miles consecutively through the streets of their home town. No word why.**

The Crusaders finished ninth in DCI Open Class Finals in 1975. Their final DCI appearance was in 1980.

[DCW, 6/22/90, p.12]

** from Ken Kerr Sept 15, 2011
"The reason they marched and played (Drum Line only with some flags) 20 miles consecutively was a fund raiser. They participated in a March of Dimes 'Walk-A-Thon' and were sponsored by local Wendy’s franchises for the effort."

Members (18)

Member Name Section Years Involved
Avery, Chuck soprano/french horn 1973 to 1977
berry, brian tenorline 1973 to 1979
Coppedge, Jon French Horn 1979
Danchik, Jeff soprano 1977
Dansevicus, Mike Drum Line 1978 to 1979
Francioni, Doreen Color Guard 1977 to 1980
Huston, Jack Snare/Drum Major 1968 to 1971
Linhart, David Baritone 1978 to 1979
Linhart, David Guard 1980
Loos, Jeff Soprano 1980
Manthey, Gary Percussion 1977
Mussey, garth trumpet 1977 to 1979
perron, luc drum line 1979 to 1980
Ratica, Jack Drum Line 1973 to 1975
Reilly, Jerry soprano bugle 1976
Scites, Eric Soprano 1978 to 1979
Tinnerman, Larry Director 1981
Yohe, Paula soprano 1971 to 1977

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Flag CG Royal Crusaders 1970 from the Bill Ives Collection
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Royal Crusaders from the Bill Ives Collection Contributed by John Gillilland
Royal Crusaders

Royal Crusaders from the Bill Ives Collection Contributed by John Gillilland
Royal Crusaders

Royal Crusaders from the Bill Ives Collection Contributed by John Gillilland
Royal Crusaders

Royal Crusaders from the Bill Ives Collection

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