Guardsmen (WA)

Bellevue, WA United States

Inactive Junior
No information available
Position 200+ indicates Division II, Position 300+ indicates Division III, Position 400+ indicates Mini Corps.

CORPS Photos

The Guardsmen were formed in 1967 as a feeder corps to the Bellevue Sentinels of Bellevue, Washington. The director for the first year was the director of the Sentinels at the time, Duane C. Andrews of Bellevue, Washington. Throughout 1967 the corps performed in parades throughout the Pacific Northwest primarily as a money making entity to help support the Sentinels.

In 1968, James C. McCormick was named as director and they entered field competition in the "C" class. The Guardsmen existed for three years under his leadership. At the end of the 1970 season James C. McCormick was named director of the Sentinels due to the retirement of Duane C. Andrews. The Guardsmen were temporarily deactivated because of this as well as for financial reasons. The Guardsmen were reactivated in 1974 by Mr. & Mrs. Bowers of Renton, Washington the parents of Jerry Bowers the current Drum Major for the Sentinels. The corps only lasted through the remainder of the 1974 season though and folded.

Submitted by Richard W. Rice (11/17/04)
Charter Member 1967

Members (4)

Member Name Section Years Involved
Bechtel, Janet Horn - soprano 1967 to 1970
Holm, Mary Lou Colorguard Captain 1967 to 1970
pruitt, mark Drumline 1969 to 1970
Rice, Richard Drums 1967 to 1970

CORPS 1 items

Guardsmen (WA)

Guardsmen,Bellevue,WA,Patch1(Site)J_U_S from the Richard Elmquist Collection Contributed by UNKNOWN


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