Sharpsburg, PA United States
The corps’ colors were blue and white.
The Cadets were active through at least 1974, though they did not participate in DCA national competition.
[Encyclopedia of Drum and Bugle Corps, 1966; A History of Drum and Bugle Corps, 2002]
The Sharpsburg Cadets were organized in 1929, making them one of the oldest drum and bugle corps in PA. While affiliated with the fire department, they won the PA State, Northern and Western, and Allegheny County Championships. This unit is well known for their repertoire of music which includes such numbers as Begin the Beguine, Lady of Spain, and the Songs of Stephen Foster. After an absence of a few years, when they were strictly a street parading corps, they returned to field competition. Last year they took part in two field contests winning one first and one second prize. This year’s corps is not their largest due to the fact that 19 members are in the Armed Forces. In WW II, 78 members served, three of them making the supreme sacrifice. The corps is instructed by Harry L. Walker of Wilkinsburg, PA. William Cunningham is the Commander, Guy Carricato, the Drill Instructor, and Joseph Wateska, the Business Manager. [From Verona-Rosedale Kiwania Festival of Drums souvenir program, June 11, 1954]
Highest Score 72.900
Final show in DCX Archives September 15, 1962 Irwin PA placed 3 with a score of 65.200
Highest Score 77.400
Final show in DCX Archives July 19, 1963 PA American Legion State Championship Pittsburg PA placed 6 with a score of 72.030
Highest Score 72.660
Final show in DCX Archives August 22, 1964 Rostraver PA placed 4 with a score of 64.430
Highest Score 74.000
Final show in DCX Archives August 22, 1965 8th Annual Operation Drumstick Helmuth NY placed 5 with a score of 61.350
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