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St Raphaels Buccaneers will use "Novillero" as their new opener, and a Fred Cartwright
 
arrangement of "Experiment In Terror" for concert. An all male color guard is recruited
to
replace the displaced females (none of whom, interestingly enough migrate to the new
St
Raphaels girls corps, but several find their way into the ranks of a couple of their former Bridgeport rivals and "Father George" replaces "Father Louie" as the Parish Moderator.
New
 uniforms are also in the works for "Opening Night" at Caragiel Hall.

COMMANDER ................................... WARREN McDONALD
BUGLE INSTRUCTOR .......................... FRED CARTWRIGHT
ASSISTANT BUGLE INSTRUCTOR..........  GUS JAROSKO
DRUM INSTRUCTOR .......................... JOSEPH GAUDETT
DRILL INSTRUCTOR .......................... JACK SULLIVAN
COLOR GUARD INSTRUCTOR .............. ROBERT McQUILLAN
CORPS NURSE .................................. MRS. ALICE LEE
QUARTERMASTERS ............. YVON GALLANT, ANTHONY
MONTANARO
, HERMAN LEE




St Raphaels and the PAL Cadets enter several bugle quartet shows, while individual
horn
players from four of the area juniors do well in "individual" shows with sopranos
and
baritones from PAL, the Lancers and St Raphaels "medaling" in several New York
& New
Jersey contests.

The Bridgeport Post newspaper begins to run a column featuring the goings on of the
local
corps in their Sunday Post edition.

St Raphaels outpoints the Pittsfield Boys Club "Cavaliers" at a standstill contest held
in New
Britian (81.00 to 79.00), and becomes the first (and only) Connectiuct juniorcorps to perform at the Drum Corps Newscert program  titled "An Evening Withhe Corps at Carnagie Hall


DRUM CORPSNEWS
4 September 1963
St Raphaels Edges Kingsmen
By Jack Deacy

"New Britian Conn Aug 17: The streaking St Raphaels Buccaneers continued their dominationof the Greater New York Circuit here tonight with a slim victory over the New York Kingsmen. The Bridgeport corps was high in all captions but one posting an 82.20 to extend their unbeaten skein in loop competation. St Anne's Loyalaires, another Bridgeport unit finished in fourth place with a score of 77.07".


Speaking for all of us"
"At the top of the stairs, we were hurriedly but silently directed to our formation behind
a
tall beige curtain.  Someone was speaking to the house, but it seemed far away and unconnected.  Oddly, hushed commands came in rapid succession"  "Ten-hut"!  "Dress
center, Dress"!  "Ready Front"!"
"Suddenly, the curtain opened and spots and footlights nearly blinded us.  Squinting, I could make out the edge of the stage, boom stands holding Dick Blake's microphones and finally, the peoplein the balconies that seemed stacked one upon the other to the sky"."It was May 18, 1963:  I was 16 years old and standing on the stage at Carnagie Hall".Frank Dorritte 1963-1973    From "A History of Drum Corps Vol #2" Long Island SunrisersUsed with permission .




The World Open
Championships
Jersey City NJ
14 September 1963

Junior Preliminaries



1 88.15 Blessed Sacrament


2 85.76 Chicago Royal Airs


3 85.28 St Kevins


4 85.18 Garfield Cadets


5 84.71 Boston Crusaders


6 80.18 Bridgeport PAL Cadets


7 79.21 St Raphaels


8 78.20 Irwin Kingsmen


9 76.56 Pittsfield Cavaliers


10 75.76 Conn Royal Lancers


11 75.66 St Roccos Cadets


12 75.33 OLPH Ridgemen


13 75.26 Grenidiers


14 70.36 Little Falls Cadets


15 69.10 Staten Island Lawmen


16 65.83 St Josephs Patron


17 62.50 Poughkeepsie Pacers


18 60.08 Troy Skyliners


19 51.58 New Britian Highlndrs







World Open Juniors Finals






1 86.06 Blessed Sacrament


2 81.43 Garfield Cadets


3 80.83 St Kevins


4 80.33 Chicago Royal Airs


5 80.26 Boston Crusaders


6 74.85 Bridgeport PAL Cadets


7 71.55 St Raphaels


8 71.26 Pittsfield Cavaliers


9 71.03 Irwin Kingsmen


10 69.61 Conn Royal Lancers




 
                                                       
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