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The 1962 Buccaneers would make their second foray into "Nationals"
competition with a trip to Minneapolis Minnesota for the VFW's
Championships. The contra bass bugle would make it's debut in
62 and St. Raphael's Dennis Banks would be one of the first
horn players (and the first in Connecticut) to use it. He would be
joined by two from the Garfield Cadets, and one each from the
Hawthorne Caballeros and USAF drum corps as "Firsts" in the
nation. The musical  program includes "Grenada", "He", "Green
Eyes"," Jamaica" and Beyond the Sea.



                 
                                                                                                    


   
 
The newly launched Drum Corps News drum corps tabloid hosted several drumcorps winter standstill contests and the inaugural Carnagie Hall drum corpsconcert: "Evening With the Corps". The first event was a show in Boston MA atthe Boston Garden 26 January (that's right, January). It was the first of a"double eliminator" to select eight finalist corps for the "Eastern States Finals"to be held in New Haven Connecticut
 
 
  




August 15,1962                            

July 14, 1962 
Minneapolis, MN

Bridgeport,CT
VFW Nationals Prelims                                     

American Legion



State Championships
1.  89.05    Cavaliers           
1 81.655  St. Raphael's     
2.  88.525  Royal Airs           
2 79.762 PAL Cadets
3.  87.775  Blessed Sac.       
3 78.553 St. Ann's Loyalaires
4.  87.35    Garfield               


5.  85.725  Norwood Park     


6.  84.8      Madison                 


7.  84.7      St. Kevin's           


8.  84.05    Kilties                   


9.  84 .00   Cambridge Cabs 


10. 83.55   Black Knights     


11. 83.15   Cardinals             


12. 82.75   Racine Scouts     


13. 82.35   St. Raphael's       


14. 80.1     Phantom Regiment 


15. 80        Purple Knights   

AUGUST. 14 1962
16. 79.67   Sky Ryders         

RACINE,WISCONSIN
17. 79.5     Skokie Vanguard


18. 77.825 St. Joe/Batavia   
1
79.8   Madison           
19. 76.45   Miami Vanguard 
2
78      Racine Kiltie     
20. 75.8     St. Matthias         
3
73.6   St. Joe/Batavia 
21. 75.1     St. Paul Scouts   
4
72.7   St. Raphael's     
22. 74.9     Blue Rock           
5
68.8   St. Matthias       
23. 74.9     Golden Eagles-Mi
6
61.1   Thunderbolts     
24. 74.15   Presidents           
7
58.8   Marion Cadets   
25. 73.7     Troopers               
8
57.5   Maple Cit
26. 72.9     Morton Grove     


27. 71.9     Austin Lancers     


28. 70.3     Marion Cadets     


29. 69.85   Maple City Cadets 


30. 69.15   Ridley Park         


31. 66.9     Royal Emperors 


32. 65.2     Custer's Brigade 


33. 64.15   Royal Guard       


34. 54.45    Ascension-                                       










 
 



                                            
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