St Raphaels Parish would again sport three drum corps. The all male Buccaneers enlarged hornline would field a new set of 36 Getzen bugles, and new music from the pen of Joe Genero which included "Trumpet Blues" and "A Taste of Honey". Hurricane stick mentor Ray Ludee would come on board as drum instructor. The all girl Marionettes would enter their "Belles" guard in the Metro, enter "Class B" competation in the Yankee Circuit, and take delivery of a new set of uniforms. Bucc's "feeder unit" would stay very busy with parade appearances throughout the area.

Individuals from all the area units were quite busy, entering "indie" shows from Boston To Philly. St Raphaels Buccaneers brass quartet again "medaled" at the "SKEK" iniviatational as stickmen from the Bridgeport PAL Cadets, Royal Lancers and Stamfords Silver Falcons medaled at the Archer-Epler "National Open", and a couple of huge All American Associaton contests in Connecticut

St Raphaels Buccaneers appeared at the Drum Corps News "Evening With the Corps" concert, which had been moved to the Symphony Hall in Newark NJ from it's four year run at Carnagie Hall.

           
       
   
 1966 Drum Corps News Article.    Click here



The World Open Championships
Lynn MA
20 Aurgust 1966

Preliminaries:
Top 25 of 30 entered.

1. 84.83 Boston Crusaders
2. 84.73 Casper Troopers
3. 83.42 IC Reveries
4. 82.43 St Marys Cardinals
5. 81.25 St Raphael's Buccaneers
6. 80.82 Millsdadt Crusaders
7. 80.32 Blue Rock
8. 79.55 Cadets La Salle
9. 75.37 Norwood Debonaires
10. 74.50 St George Olympians
11. 74.20 St Patricks Imperials
12. 74.20 Emerald Statesmen
13. 73.07 York White Roses
14. 73.02 CMCC Warriors
15. 72.55 Shamrocks
16. 71.85 Springfield Targets
17. 71.55 Danvers Blue Angels
18. 70.90 Sacred Heart Crusaders
19. 68.95 St Marys Crusaders
20. 68.95 Poughkeepsie Vagabonds
21. 66.63 St Thomas Moore Cadets
22. 64.70 Joanettes
23. 64.60 Kingston Indians
24. 64.30 St Vincents Cadets (MA)
25. 62.90 St Francis Sancians

1966 World Open Finals:

1. 85.10 Boston Crusaders
2. 82.13 Casper Troopers
3. 80.07 IC Reveries
4. 79.42 St Marys Cardinals
5. 76.97 St Raphael's Buccaneers
6. 74.97 Blue Rock
7. 74.32 Cadets La Salle
8. 73.35 Millsdadt Crusaders
9. 70.05 Norwood Debonaires
10.66.50 Emerald Statesmen
11.65.65 St George Olympians
12.65.15 St Patricks Imperials



 








Patterson NJ Wayne, NJ New Haven , CT
06/19/1966 07/16/1966 07/22/1966



1. 83.08 St Lucys Cadets 1. 85.38 St Raphaels 1. 77.75 St Lucys Cadets
2. 81.11 Blessed Sacrament 2. 84.25 Blue Rock 2. 75.65 Blessed Sacrament
3. 79.33 St Raphaels 3. 83.43 NY Kingsmen 3. 74.80 St Raphaels
4. 77.96 NY Kingsmen 4. 77.96 Garfield Cadets 4. 73.05 Garfield Cadets
5. 75.01 Garfield Cadets 5. 75.01 CT Royal Lancers 5. 72.86 Toronto Optomists
6. 68.93 Lakeland Goldenaires 6. 68.93 Lakeland Goldenaires 6. 68.31 Milford Shoreliners
7. 63.21 Lamplighters 7. +++   Kingston Indians  
8. 63.21 Lamplighters 8. 63.21 Lamplighters 8. 63.21 Lamplighters

 



 
 



                                            
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