Allentown, PA United States
|2001||312||73.000||Ready to Battle - Wizards and Warriors * The Battle (from Gladiator) * Willow * First Knight|
|2002||307||78.950||Reflections of Earth - Reflections of Earth|
|2003||304||83.350||Fantasy - a Flight of the Imagination - Fanfare * Firebird Suite * Carnival of the Animals * Ave Maria * Finale|
|2004||305||82.275||Patterns of Knight - Dance Movements * Bacchanale (from Samson and Delilah)|
During the summer of 2000, a core group of members and staff recruited and made plans for a field debut in 2001. LVK started their winter auditions in November of 2000, and it became immediately evident that there was plenty of interest in fielding a quality corps.
The corps made its performance debut on March 25, 2001, at the Allentown St. Patrick’s Day Parade. After many additional hard months of rehearsal, the corps took the field by storm on June 24, 2001, when they upset many established corps and placed second in their first competition ever.
As the season progressed, so did the expectations. In late July the corps entered its first major focus show in DCI by competing against 15 other corps from throughout the country. The Lehigh Valley Knights surprised some of the nation’s best by placing third in the Garden State Open Preliminary competition and going on to become a finalist in their very first season of competition.
In August, LVK made the journey to Buffalo for their first ever DCI World Championships. The Lehigh Valley Knights went up against 26 other corps from throughout the United States, Sweden, Canada and Japan, and surprised the drum corps world by placing 12th in their first world championship event.
LVK has chosen to rehearse primarily on the weekends during the summer months. This schedule allows members to maintain family, work and school commitments, including high school band activities, while still being involved in a world-class competitive musical organization.
Under the slogan "Where serious musicians come to play," the corps' 2002 program was entitled 'Reflections of Earth.' The corps finished seventh in 2002 DCI Division III Prelims.
The Knights' 2003 season suffered a setback when their equipment trailer was destroyed in an accident in June, wiping out most of their equipment and the vehicles. At least two other corps loaned equipment to keep the corps competitive that summer. However, the corps was able to open a new corps hall in late 2003.
Their show, 'Fantasy: A Flight of the Imagination,' earned the corps a 12th place finish in Division II/III finals, their highest DCI placement to that point.
'Patterns of Knight' was the Knights' offering in 2004, placing them in fifth in Division III Finals, a substantial improvement of their previous high placement.
Corps colors are white, silver, and black.
[Lehigh Valley Knights; DCW, 7/23/03, p.3; DCW, 1/04, p.17]
Highest Score 73.000
Final show in DCX Archives August 18, 2001 Garden State Circuit Championships Easton PA
Highest Score 80.150
Final show in DCX Archives August 6, 2002 World Championships - Division II & III Semifinals Madison WI placed 7 with a score of 78.950
Highest Score 83.350
Final show in DCX Archives August 9, 2003 DCI Championships - Div II/III Finals Orlando FL placed 4 with a score of 83.350
Highest Score 82.275
Final show in DCX Archives August 5, 2004 DCI World Championships - II/III Division Finals Denver CO placed 5 with a score of 82.275
|Member Name||Section||Years Involved|
|Balch, Jeremy||Pit||2003 to 2004|
|Cover, Tara||guard||2003 to 2004|
|Holley, Andrea||Percussion||2001 to 2002|
|Jackson, Devon||Bass Drum||2002|
|Jones, Jim||Tennors||2001 to 2002|
|Kline, Jonathan||Bassline (A-TOWN)||2003 to 2004|
|Leibold, Walt||Contra||2001 to 2002|
|Lesando, Brandon||Baritone||2001 to 2003|
|Mac Vicar, Simon||snare||2004|
|Maldonado, Abel||Brass Caption Head||2004|
|McReady, Sean||Percussion Staff||2004|
|Neidlinger, Nicole||Guard||2003 to 2004|
|Ortega, Tristyn||Hornline (mello)||2002 to 2004|
|Phillips, Allee||Guard||2001 to 2002|
|reedy, andrea||color guard||2002|
|Reedy, Ricky||cymbals/pit||2001 to 2002|
|Roland, Christopher||Guard||2002 to 2004|
|Rotenbury, Lauren||Guard||2003 to 2004|
|Santora, Trevor||bass line||2001 to 2002|
|Schrader, Sarah||Brass||2000 to 2001|
|Stackhouse, Jason||brass||2001 to 2004|
|Wilson, Jesse||Bassline||2003 to 2004|
|Wilson, Jesse||Bassline||2003 to 2004|
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