OLPH Ridgemen

Brooklyn, NY United States
Founded: 1914

Inactive Junior
1972 Music of Rogers and Hammerstein - Oklahoma (from Oklahoma!) * Carousel * South Pacific * The Sound of Music * If I Loved You (from Carousel) * Walk On * Selections from The King and I  
1975 46 45.300 (Repertoire not available)  
1976 45 57.500 (Repertoire not available)  
Position 200+ indicates Division II, Position 300+ indicates Division III, Position 400+ indicates Mini Corps.

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The Ridgemen of Our Lady of Perpetual Help (OLPH), formed in 1914, was a junior marching and maneuvering corps based in Brooklyn, New York. They were sponsored by Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church.

The corps’ colors were red, white, and blue.

Awards included 1954 state standstill championships.

“Riflemen” television star Chuck Connors played baritone for the Ridgemen at an early age. Several corps alumni perished in the destruction of New York’s World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.

The corps ended a 61-year all-male tradition in 1971. The OLPH Ridgemen merged with the Falcon Cadets in 1977 to form the Falcon-Ridgemen, a name later changed to the Crimson Buccaneers.

After a 28 year absence the Ridgemen formed an alumni corps which would make them one of the oldest (90 years) drum corps in the world.

[Encyclopedia of Drum and Bugle Corps, 1966; rec.arts.marching.drumcorps 3/1/93, 3/14/02; DCW, 4/03, p.3; Bobby Steinhilber]

Members (9)

Member Name Section Years Involved
Breen, Tom soprano 1975 to 1976
donahue, charlie color guard 1956 to 1959
Garcia, Pete Baritone 1966 to 1972
morris, james Snare drummer 1962 to 1965
O'Hara, Jimmy Snare 1966 to 1967
O'Hara, Jimmy Snare Section 1966 to 1967
Rogers, Joan Color Guard 1970 to 1973
tormey, ann color guard 1970
Weber, Lisa color guard 1974 to 1977

CORPS 4 items

OLPH Ridgemen

OLPHRidgemen,Brooklyn,NY,Patch1(RE-3.5)J_U_S from the Richard Elmquist Collection
OLPH Ridgemen

OLPHRidgemen,Brooklyn,NY,Patch1-JacketPatch(Site)J_U_S from the Richard Elmquist Collection
OLPH Ridgemen

OLPHRidgemen,Brooklyn,NY,Pin1-Red&White(BIV-3.5)J_U_S from the Richard Elmquist Collection
OLPH Ridgemen

1969 OLPH Ridgemen Drum and Bugle Corps @ VFW Prelims Philadelphia from the Roy Perez Collection


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