London, ONT Canada
|1970||I Ain't Down Yet (from The Unsinkable Molly Brown) * Greensleeves * Good Morning Starshine (from Hair) * Don't Give Up * Fiddler on the Roof * By the Time I Get to Phoenix|
|1975||Temptation * Corazon * Crunchy Granola Suite * They're Off * Touch Me In the Morning * The Way We Were|
"The Midlanders were formed in January, 1967 from the amalgamation of the Oakridge Optimists of London and the Woodstock Imperials. They made their M&M debut in May of that year in London and showed a rather critical corps audience that they had potential (possibly due to their Toronto Optimist instruction). The Midlanders won their first contest in Welland, Ontario a month later; but later in August, placed a close 4th in the Ontario Provincial Championships (1 point seperated 1st from 4th). That show was the first milestone of their history. Determination and hard work gave this somewhat angry corps a 4 point first at the C.N.E. grounds one week later over their forever challenging rivals, the Scarborough Firefighters. Spirits were quite high for the Canadian Nationals of 1967 the following week, where they won their first Junior "B" title by 5 points-scoring 77.78 (after a 2 point penalty); the climax to a good beginning year.
The Midlanders looked forward to a repeat performance in 1968 and possibly picking up a few extra rewards. They made their first trip to the United States on July 4th, where they placed 1st in a parade and 1st in the V.F.W. Independence Day parade at Detroit, Michigan. Later in August, it took only a faint recollection of the 1967 Ontario's to make them more determined than ever to win this year, which they did by 4 points. Labor Day had the Midlanders back at the C.N.E grounds in Toronto for a repeat of 1967, but they lost through a guard penalty. This was a bad time to lose with the Canadian Nationals only 5 days away. Remembering that determination and hard work paid off before, they set to work and were rewarded with the 1968 Canadian National Junior "B" title by just more than 1 point."
As of 1969..."The Midlanders had won the Canadian Nationals Junior "B" title for the third straight year in a row, this time by almost 11 points over the second place finisher. The Midlanders had finally won the coveted Junior "B" Triple Crown; Ontario's, C.N.E., and the Nationals, thus firmly establishing their dominance of the Canadian Junior "B" scene with ten 1sts, three 2nds, and one 3rd for 1969."
[From the "Hands Across the Border" article by Robert Schleidt in the May 1970 issue of DCD. Parts of th article regarding the Junior "B" Circuit were omitted].
The Midlanders were formed in 1966 and entered Junior "B" competition in 1967. They were Ontario Jr. "B" champions in 1968 & 69 and Canadian Champions in 1967 - 68 - 69 . US Open Class "A" champs and World Open Class "B" champions in 1970.
[Source: Canadian Nationals program, submitted by WENDY PAQUIN]
Highest Score 67.900
Final show in DCX Archives July 29, 1962 Toronto ONT Canada placed 4 with a score of 67.900
Highest Score 77.830
Final show in DCX Archives September 9, 1967 Canadian Nationals Championship - Finals Ottawa ONT Canada placed 1 with a score of 77.830
Highest Score 68.300
Final show in DCX Archives September 7, 1968 Canadian Nationals Championship - Finals Kingston ONT Canada placed 1 with a score of 65.330
Highest Score 79.900
Final show in DCX Archives September 6, 1969 Canadian National Championship - Prelims Ottawa ONT Canada placed 1 with a score of 66.200
Highest Score 74.430
Final show in DCX Archives September 12, 1970 Canadian Nationals Championship - Finals Toronto ONT Canada placed 2 with a score of 71.150
Highest Score 72.250
Final show in DCX Archives August 13, 1971 4th Annual U.S. Open (Open Class prelims) Marion OH placed 31 with a score of 65.150
Highest Score 68.000
Final show in DCX Archives September 3, 1972 Canadian National Championship - Prelims Toronto ONT Canada placed 5 with a score of 56.500
Highest Score 70.950
Final show in DCX Archives September 2, 1973 Canadian National Championship - Prelims Toronto ONT Canada
Highest Score 64.000
Final show in DCX Archives August 18, 1979 'C' Canada Circuit Championships Newmarket ONT Canada placed 2 with a score of 64.000
|Member Name||Section||Years Involved|
|Davidson, Elissa||COLOUR GUARD||1968|
|Davidson, Elissa||RIFLE LINE||1969 to 1971|
|Davidson, Elissa||HORN LINE (SOPRANO)||1972 to 1974|
|Fines, Bryan||2nd soprano||1970|
|Fines, Bryan||Lead soprano||1971 to 1973|
|haussner, birgit||horn||1970 to 1972|
|Madzia, Rick||Contra Bass||1967 to 1971|
|Roberts, Doug||Hornline||1967 to 1969|
|Scaddan, James||Baritone||1972 to 1975|
|Scaddan, Ken||Baritone||1973 to 1976|
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