NAME: Carol Terreri

EMAIL: CarolleeT@aol.com

FROM: Archie

Date: 26 Nov 1999

Time: 18:27:56


COMMENTS

Great job, Bob. It's so nice to finally have a web page. Anyone considering joining, should come out to a
rehearsal and look us over.

NAME: Mike Siglow

EMAIL: skyliner@ccia.com

FROM: Skyliners AND Archie

Date: 26 Nov 1999

Time: 19:09:38


COMMENTS

Really great to see us with a home on the web. Great job. I'm sure there will be some really great things coming
soon here.

NAME: Sonny McQuiston

EMAIL: WMcquis145@aol.com

FROM: Archie 1961-1994 (Forever)

Date: 28 Nov 1999

Time: 23:25:53


COMMENTS

Archie always was and will always be my Corps Lots of Beer and Lots of friends. I will always (Sing the Corps
Song)

NAME: Charlie Kammer

EMAIL: ckammer616@aol.com

FROM: Yankee Rebels Alumni

Date: 03 Dec 1999

Time: 17:27:34


COMMENTS

Welcome aboard the computor airways! Your photos are excellent. It's been being associated with you guys
and gals over the years. Keep it going as long as your able. We only come down this road of life one time.
Great Memories!!!!!!!!

NAME: Barry Cooney

EMAIL: barstep@swbell.net

FROM: Yankee Rebel Alumni/ Texas

Date: 03 Dec 1999

Time: 18:10:06


COMMENTS

Great pictures. Can get to them in a hurry. The Rebels take longer. Don't know why. How 'boutit Louie?

Keep up the great work.

NAME: John "Duke" Terreri

EMAIL: JMDUKET@AOL.COM

FROM: St.Lucy's, Sky, Cabs, Archie, BSGK, Reilly, Colonials, NJ Field Music, Newark Symphonic Band
and the John Duke Band.

Date: 04 Dec 1999

Time: 18:10:06


COMMENTS

It is a Pleasure to Teach, March and Play with all of you in the Drum Corps and Professional World. Great work
Bob! Thanks for the Memories.NAME: Fr. Stephen

EMAIL: otche@aol.com

FROM: oatesville, PA

Date: 04 Dec 1999

Time: 20:35:34


COMMENTS

Bob, Great job - absolutely fabulous!!!!

NAME: Chuck Smith

EMAIL: carolesmith@enter.net

FROM: "ARCHIE", Pittsburgh "Rockets", Duquesne "Dukes", Philadelphia PAL, Princeton Pro Musica,
Wind Symphony of So. N.J.,

Date: 05 Dec 1999

Time: 00:10:20


COMMENTS

Great job Bob, congratulations on putting up a beautiful site. I put it in my favorites file for future referance.

NAME: Wayne Ford

EMAIL: sdfjsf@earthlink.net

FROM: Fishtown, USA

Date: 05 Dec 1999

Time: 01:39:59


COMMENTS

Great job guys. Hope you have a super season and many more to follow. Anyone interested should drop in and
check out what you're doing. Phyllis, Mark, Duke, and Bill are top notch.

(I think you might have missed one of your neighbors in the "Links" section).

NAME: Phyllis Bistline

EMAIL: pbistline@harmelin.com

FROM: Archie!!!

Date: 06 Dec 1999

Time: 09:44:04


COMMENTS

I hit the button before I could comment..... Bob, the site is wonderful! We wouldn't be here today if it weren't for
great people like you taking the time to make this a special place. I've been here for 19 years and I feel
blessed to know all of you in the corps-and in the drum corps world. Thanks!

NAME: Terri Cylinder

EMAIL: tcylinder@boothby.com

FROM: Archie (1990 - now), Media Fawns (way back!)

Date: 06 Dec 1999

Time: 16:05:49


COMMENTS

Nice site! It's good to see Archie on the web.

NAME: Eileen&Mike Snow

EMAIL: esnow@voicenet.com

FROM: ARCHIE!!

Date: 06 Dec 1999

Time: 23:18:19


COMMENTS

Bob, What a terrific job you have done. Thanks so much! We really enjoyed looking at everything Mike & Eileen
Snow

NAME: Ron Renda

EMAIL: Renda@net1plus.com

FROM: Fitchburg, MA 01420

Date: 07 Dec 1999

Time: 08:53:10


COMMENTS

I receive your quarterly news and enjoy it very much. I was in the St. Joseph's Cadets and the Fitchburg
Kingsmen in the 50's.

Glad to see you finally have a website. Now, I'm going to view your photo gallery.

Hope to see your alumni corps if someday.

Regards

Ron Renda

NAME: Hook, Harry

EMAIL:

FROM: Reilly and Yankee Rebels

Date: 07 Dec 1999

Time: 15:15:00

NAME: Bob Lee

EMAIL: catyspop@cs.com

FROM: Baltimore, MD.

Date: 07 Dec 1999

Time: 23:50:06


COMMENTS

Great looking site. Looking foward to info about the corps. Hello to all members present & past, and to an old
friend and fellow member of the N.J.A. Burt Adamson, who i recently saw at a birthday party in Baltimore for
Pat Potter. Keep up the good work. All for one, and one for all. Bob Lee

NAME: John P. Gairo

EMAIL: jpgairo@webtv.net

FROM: West Chester Pa.

Date: 08 Dec 1999

Time: 12:20:14


COMMENTS

I was in Archie from 1948 To 1955. GREAT WEB SITE

NAME: Bob Castor

EMAIL: rcastor@bechdon.com

FROM: Archie, Reilly, Rebels & Sky Alumni

Date: 11 Dec 1999

Time: 11:50:19


COMMENTS

It's a Great Web site and you are all a Great bunch of people.

NAME: Glenn Hess

EMAIL: gharold@aol.com

FROM: Archie fan

Date: 14 Dec 1999

Time: 22:44:23


COMMENTS

I am currently selling a number of drum corps albums from the 60s on eBay. I have an album the Musketeers
recorded on the Somerset label in the early 60s, possibly 1962. Rather than putting it up for bid, I thought I
should offer it for sale to a member of the alumni corps. Price is just $5 plus $3.20 for priority shipping.

NAME: JIMMY MC CONKEY

EMAIL: MUKEETEER@webtv.net

FROM: Syracuse,N.Y.

Date: 18 Dec 1999

Time: 19:32:15


COMMENTS

Hi Everybody,What is new? Have E maied Carol T.No reply?? Would like to hear fom some of you. JIMMY

 


2000


NAME: JIMMY MC CONKEY

EMAIL: MUSKEETEER@WEBT.NET

FROM: SYRACSE,NEW YORK

Date: 02 Jan 2000

Time: 12:58:25


COMMENTS

HI EVERYONE,LOOKING FOWARD TO MY 2ND GAS, MY FIRST ONE WAS LAST YEAR AND IT WAS
WONDERFUL. TO SEE FRIENDS I HAVEN'T SEEN IN YEARS WAS A "REAL CRY" AND ONE I WILL
NEVER FORGET. TO BE GIVEN THE HONOR TO ONCE MORE AFTER 30YRS. DOUBLE KNEE
REPLACEMENTS, METAL PLATE IN MY RT. ARM COMDUCT THE CORPS WHEN I DID SO MY
PHYSICAL CONDITION COMPLEATELY LEFT ME AND I WAS TAKEN BACK IN TIME HERE I WAS ONCE
AGAIN D.M.OF THE GREAT ARCHER EPLER. WHO SAYS DRUM CORPS MAGIC WAS NOT TRULY
MAGIC.WELL I AM HERE TO SAY IT IS IN ALL ITS POWER I EXPIERENCED IT THERE AT THE GAS.
WELL I AM ALL SET TO ATTEND THE GAS YEAR. LOOKING FOWARD TO ONCE AGAIN SEE OLD
FRIENDS AND MAKE NEW ONES. THIS YEAR SHOULD BE "SOMETHING ELSE" WITH ARCHIE &
AUDUBON RUNNING THE SHOW WILL BE BIGGER AND BETTER THAN EVER.MAY EVERYONE OUT
THERE HAVE A WONDERFUL "HAPPY NEW YEAR" AND A BLESSED ONE. LOVE YEA' ALL JIMMY MC
CONKEY
NAME: KEN NEWMAN

EMAIL: norman.newman@unisys.com

FROM: Where else???

Date: 04 Jan 2000

Time: 14:37:12


COMMENTS

Been checking for a website for quite a while. Glad it has arrived. Great work! Read the guestlog, lots of
familiar names there. Love and luck to all old friends. Hope to see you all one of these Friday evenings. Harry
Hook---Don't just sit there, SAY SOMETHING!!!

 

NAME: LOUIE

EMAIL: scirrott@epix

FROM: Pocono Pines Pa.

Date: 07 Jan 2000

Time: 18:04:09


COMMENTS

My family and I marched with Archer-Epler for two million years. Uncles John,Augie,Cliff..My brothers
Agony,Pat and Joe. I miss the corps and all my old friends. "For all my old friends".."YES" I'm still married to
karen for "34 years"...I still have my band the "Mark Lewis Trio" and I am still teaching College History At
Northampton Community College, Bethlehem, Pa. I'm still living in the Poconos,Lake Naomi, Pa.. I think that
Archie's web site is terrific,keep up the good work. P.S. I also teach a Civil War, web- based, three credit
course at the college, if anyone is interested!!!!. Take care and God Bless...LOUIE

NAME: Warren "cookie" Cooke

EMAIL: amiableoes@juno.com

FROM: Chesapeake, Va

Date: 11 Jan 2000

Time: 20:40:18


COMMENTS

29th Div.,Kenwood Cavaliers, Yankee-Rebels, USAF Drum Corps ,Wash. DC I "was there" during the 50's
heydays.What a good time! Still a member [long range ] of Y-R Alumni . In looking over your great site, the old
songs [and aftershow singing at the various Posts ] all came flooding back to me.I Last saw Whitey and Vince
& wives at Tru Crawford's retirement from the Marine D&B Corps in DC. Good Job!! Much success in the new
millennium.

NAME: JIMMY MC CONKEY

EMAIL: MUSKEETEER@webtv.net

FROM: Syracuse

Date: 18 Jan 2000

Time: 15:09:10


COMMENTS

Hi Out There, How about getting the word out on this great Web Page. What a great opportunity for all of us to
get in touch. For so many of us have lost touch with each other andthe Corps. We ALL have shared so many
Wonderful times together in the past, why not share a little about our TODAY'S with each other. Thank you Bob
and Archie for this great location to continue "ALL FOR ONE AND ONE FOR ALL" each in our own
way.JIMMY MC CONKEY E-MAIL MUSKEETEER@webtv.net or MUSKEETEER@juno.com

NAME: tom "murph" murphy

EMAIL: bugler@netsync.net

FROM: MTY ST JOES

Date: 19 Jan 2000

Time: 14:56:58


COMMENTS

hello from BUFFALO N.y.

NAME: Sunny Cohen

EMAIL: sunnyalcohen@gateway.net

FROM: BSGK

Date: 19 Jan 2000

Time: 15:05:16


COMMENTS

To everyone at Archer-Epler - great web site - glad to see it! Hope to see you all soon - please take care of
Cathy M. Love Sunny and Al Cohen

NAME: sunny & al cohen

EMAIL: sunnyalcohen@gateway.net

FROM: BSGK/PA

Date: 22 Jan 2000

Time: 17:54:23


COMMENTS

1/22/2000 Hello to all of you - hope all is well We have a new e-mail Hope to hear from all of you soon -
Looking forward to your show Duke - get your smile ready - will be using two cameras instead of one! Sunny &
Al

NAME: cathy magsamen

EMAIL: ronbon50@aol.com

FROM: bari1-second in line

Date: 23 Jan 2000

Time: 15:24:55


COMMENTS

GREAT JOB BRO'!!!! Ron and I are anxious to return HOME next week, I would like to thank all of my FAMILY
at AE for their kindness, support and understanding these last few weeks. I'll be on the HUNT for all the
volunteers for the Brass REUNION......she's BAAAAACK!!

NAME: Bob & Lisa Menear

EMAIL: rmenear@alltel.net

FROM: Dilliner, Pa.

Date: 26 Jan 2000

Time: 00:02:15


COMMENTS

I really enjoyed your corps history. A great job, the best historical site I have ever seen. Musketeers keep up the
good work and have fun.Looking forward to seeing everyone at the Brass Reunion. Bob & Lisa Menear Steel
City Alumni Senior D&B Corps.

NAME: Jimmy Mc Conkey

EMAIL: MUSKEETEER@webtv.net

FROM: Syracuse, N.Y.

Date: 28 Jan 2000

Time: 20:34:21


COMMENTS

Hello again out there, Great Web Site Bob. Good to see a few more useing and participating on this site. I was
thinking, How many others are not aware of this link and ONLY link available to "GET IN TOUCH" with one
another after loseing touch with so many of those we once shared so much with.As time moves on and we all
get a little older our lives change. But I bet many in a quite moment find themselves drifting back to the days of
"WINE & ROSES" A time of Laughter, achievement, joy, excitement, friendships, song and togetherness not
expierienced by many others. A time we were "ALL FOR ONE AND ONE FOR ALL" It was truly "SOMETHING
WONDERFUL" and in that thinking back ask ourselves "I wonder how so and so his? or where is this one and
that one now? Wouldn't it be great if only ??????????? Well here is a chance to answere some of those if
only's . So PASS ON THE WORD OF THIS WEB SITE WHEN AND IF YOU CAN TO OTHERS. Take care
ALL and keep in touch. JIMMY

NAME: Joe and Johnny G

EMAIL: barmont@bellatlantic.net

FROM: BSGK

Date: 30 Jan 2000

Time: 11:05:38


COMMENTS

We had alot of fun playing at your practice Friday night! Thanks Duke

NAME: Tom Bambrick

EMAIL: Tombam4@aol.com

FROM: Golden Knights-1949-1959 (The Glory Years)

Date: 01 Feb 2000

Time: 19:55:04

NAME: fred kniss

EMAIL: s1988@aol.com

FROM: little devils

Date: 02 Feb 2000

Time: 00:01:38

NAME: Sunny & Al Cohen

EMAIL: sunnyalcohen@gateway.net

FROM: BSGK/PA

Date: 08 Feb 2000

Time: 20:18:07


COMMENTS

Hello out there in Archieland. Looking forward to your show. Saw in your Guestbook that Fred Kniss was so
overwhelmed by your site that he actually had nothing to say. Wow. Cathy - keep up the good work. Sunny & Al
Cohen 2/8/2000

NAME: Alan Leson

EMAIL: alan@americaftp.com

FROM: Langhorne, PA

Date: 12 Feb 2000

Time: 12:26:02


COMMENTS

Hello All! I remember growing up in South Philadelphia and hearing my older brother always practicing on his
drum pad. I really thought that was the greatest sound I had ever heard. One day he asked if I would like to go
to rehearsal and hear the real thing, well that was it I was hooked. There is no sound like the sound of a Drum
and Bugle Corp especially when it's Archer Epler. I must say that when I came across this site tears started to
flow down my cheeks. It just brought back the best memories of my life. That was 40 years ago and to this day I
can still hear "Tonight" from West Side Story and picture the corp marching down Market Street in Philly. By
the way that older brother was Joel Leson. Does anyone remember him? Thanks for having this wonderful site,
Alan Leson alan@americaftp.com

NAME: Bill Semanek

EMAIL: BillSem@Erols.Com

FROM: Washington,DC

Date: 14 Feb 2000

Time: 19:19:15


COMMENTS

Great web site,brings back many memories, lots of familiar names.Me, Blessed Sacrament Golden Knights,
1950 to 1959, Air Force Drum And Bugle Corps 1959 To 1962,

NAME: marianne hood

EMAIL: mariannemt@aol.com

FROM: Connecticut

Date: 23 Feb 2000

Time: 21:41:30


COMMENTS

try this again, love the website, nice to see how things are going, and see some familiar names from " HOME"
Keep Up The good work! ONce a member, always a fan!

NAME: JIMMY MC Conkey

EMAIL: MUSKEETEER@webtv.net

FROM: Syracuse

Date: 24 Feb 2000

Time: 15:18:15


COMMENTS

Hi! To everyone out there. Hope all is well with ALL. Does anyone know how I can get in touch with Dave Fite?
Would appreciate any help. ALSO I have been trying to get in touch with Mary ZIGINFUSS also any help would
be appreciated My Phone # 315-475-4305 and my E mail Address is MUSKEETEER@webtv.net Take Care
and God Bless. JIMMY

NAME: Joel Leson

EMAIL: jleson@dodig.osd.mil

FROM: Fairfax Station, VA

Date: 24 Feb 2000

Time: 17:10:38


COMMENTS

It was great to see my "Little Brother" Al beat me to this terrific website.To Jimmy "The Best Damned Drum
Major In Drum Corps History" McConkey, Louie Scirrotta, Kenny Newman, and all of the Archie Gang of that
bygone, but wonderful Archie era, greetings and the very best to you!! To the current Archie stalwarts, thanks
for keeping up the outstanding red black and white traditions. Please drop me a line or call me at (703)
604-9700 (ofc) or (703) 690-7136(home.) Warm regards and God's Speed to all. Joel.

NAME:

EMAIL:

FROM:

Date: 25 Feb 2000

Time: 12:07:40


COMMENTS

For Jimmy McConkey,

Dave Fite is playing mellophone with the Steel City Alumni Corps and will participating with them at Archie's
"Brass Reunion" on April 8th at Prendergast High School in Lansdowne, Pa. Why not come down to the
show,...I'm should Steel City will be staying for the party at the post after the show is over.NAME: Tim Bourne

EMAIL: casey@qis.net

FROM: Balt Yankee Rebels

Date: 26 Feb 2000

Time: 16:59:11

NAME: Joel Leson

EMAIL:

FROM: Vasella "Musketeers", Haddon Heights "Vagabonds", "Jersey Devils", Archer-Epler
"Musketeers."

Date: 27 Feb 2000

Time: 19:29:36


COMMENTS

It was good speaking with Jimmy McConkey this past weekend. Jimmy appears to have a photographic
memory and is a walking drum and bugle corps encyclopaedia. During our conversation there was one thing
on which we both agreed: these "brass bands" that call themselves drum and bugle corps and whose music is
so far out in "La La Land" that it makes you wonder what in the world they are playing, are not our idea of what
our hobby was, nor should be! Folks a three pistoned horn is a trumpet, not a bugle. We find these types of
instruments in college bands and in those musical groups who play in gazebos on the town square, on Sunday
afternoons. A bugle used to be a horn that challenged its owner to make great music without him or her having
to become a trumpet player. The American Flag, color guards that brought us real color presentations, and the
patriotism and spirit that came with them; that was, and should remain,what drum and bugle corps are about.
Give me an ol' fashioned night of corps with Archie, Reilly, Hawthorne, the Yankee Rebels, and the Skyliners
playing those great songs we all still remember, and that, sports fans, is drum and bugle corps!! I know much
has been said and written about this, and I'd be curious to know what anyone else out there thinks. As for me, I
can't sit through a DCI show on PBS and call that "stuff" drum corps. When I want to see a really good
marching band, I drive over to Harrisonburg, VA., and watch the James Madison University "Royal Dukes".
They play understandable and enjoyable music and don't pretend to be anything but what they are.Regards to
all. Joel.

NAME: Phyllis Bistline

EMAIL: pbistline@harmelin.com

FROM: Archie

Date: 28 Feb 2000

Time: 09:33:59


COMMENTS

I'm so glad to see so many people enjoying this site. Sometimes, keeping a corps going is very difficult. When
you see memories and friendship like I have here, it makes the struggle well worth it. I'll see you at the show!


NAME: Dick Cooper

EMAIL: rcooper@munipol.com

FROM: French Horn 1957 - 1967

Date: 09 Mar 2000

Time: 17:36:04


COMMENTS

NAME: mic mcquiston

EMAIL: WMcqui8001@aol.com

FROM: folcroft pa

Date: 09 Mar 2000

Time: 20:16:41


COMMENTS

great site i really miss playing with archie i hope to someday returnand play with the musketeers again .some
of my best memories are of the times spent with archie.i hope to see all my old friends at the brass reunion and
maybe get a chance to relive some of thos memories such as singing the corps song again .

NAME: cathy baritone

EMAIL: ronbon50@aol.com

FROM: 2nd left

Date: 11 Mar 2000

Time: 21:26:08


COMMENTS

so, how many of us really showed up at trenton for the parade that wasn't......come on coulda been another
SPOTTSWOOD......hope to see some of the alumni at the show on 4/8. Jim McKonkey, did you get in touch
with Mary Zig?

NAME: Bob Engelbrecht

EMAIL: bpsb4a@monmouth.com

FROM: never on the end !

Date: 11 Mar 2000

Time: 22:08:44


COMMENTS

Re: Who was there in Trenton

Pipers , Civil War Units and " Drumcorps" ready to march.

Whats a little water ? The horns needed cleaning anyway.

NAME: Dave Farren

EMAIL: farren@7cities.net

FROM: Grants, NM

Date: 13 Mar 2000

Time: 02:34:34


COMMENTS

Hello Archie from the Land of Enchantment from a "RETIRED SUPERSTAR"

NAME: Dave Farren

EMAIL: farren@7cities.net

FROM: Land of Enchantment! NM

Date: 13 Mar 2000

Time: 02:42:40


COMMENTS

Found the web site, Looks great, good to see the corps doing well. Hello eveybody. EM me anytime, DWF

NAME: Peter Mason

EMAIL: fifight@inforamp.net

FROM: Hamilton Firefighters Drum Corps

Date: 13 Mar 2000

Time: 16:09:59


COMMENTS

Great job on the website. I used to compete against Archie, with McConkey out in front, back in the '60's I
wonder ig anyone remembers the old "International Pageant" in Hamilton, Ontario. Archie won it just about
every year.

NAME: henry korzeniewski

EMAIL: hjkorz@yahoo

FROM: fredonia new york

Date: 15 Mar 2000

Time: 19:41:51 NAME: JIMMY MC CONKEY

EMAIL: MUSKEETEER@webtv.net

FROM: Syracuse, New York

Date: 22 Mar 2000

Time: 16:13:06


COMMENTS

Hello Out There, Happy to hear from so many of you. Will continue to respond to all. Been a little slow due to
unusual amount of e mail recieved. This web site has been WONDERFUL in helping all to GET IN TOUCH.
FLASH!!!! IF ANYONE HAS A SPARE TICKET FOR THE GAS THEY MAY NOT BE USEING DUE TO (NOT
ABLE TO ATTEND, HAVE EXTRA, WHAT EVER) JUST ONE. PLEASE LET ME KNOW. WOULD
APPRECIATE IT VERY MUCH. JIMMY MC CONKEY E-MAIL MUSKEETEER@webtv.net or PHONE
#315-475-4305 Thany You.

NAME: JIMMY MC CONKEY

EMAIL: MUSKEETEER@WEBTV.NET

FROM: SYRACUSE, N.Y.

Date: 27 Mar 2000

Time: 17:42:10


COMMENTS

HI, GOT THE TICKET. THANKS FOR THE HELP, SEE YOU ALL AT THE GAS YEA!

JIMMY

NAME: Joel Leson

EMAIL:

FROM: Fiarfax Station, VA

Date: 28 Mar 2000

Time: 12:52:43


COMMENTS

Mark, Thanks for contacting me. Check's in the mail. ((<:) See eveyone at the Archie show at the GAS. Really
looking forward to a great time. Best to all. Take care.

NAME: Lyvonne McQuiston

EMAIL: LyvonneMcQui@aol.com

FROM: Archer-Epler

Date: 30 Mar 2000

Time: 05:49:12


COMMENTS

Hi there archie family.Just lettin you know we are still alive.And yes,Mic and I are still married,9years and
counting.Great site.Great seeing all the familiar names.Will be awesome to see everyone at the Archie show,
"All for one,And one for all".

NAME: Kathie Smith

EMAIL: Kathie4@webtv.net

FROM: Audubon-(Now Archie)

Date: 05 Apr 2000

Time: 22:21:47


COMMENTS

Hello everyone, I've just joined Archie and am looking forward to getting to know everyone !!! I was in Bon-Bons
in the 70s.(mellophone) I'm starting in your Honor Guard. And its an HONOR to be there.See you all soon.
Kathie

NAME: Sunny Cohen

EMAIL: sunnyalcohen@gateway.net

FROM: BSGK/PA

Date: 11 Apr 2000

Time: 13:05:19


COMMENTS

To Cathy and all the AE people - great show and AE's performance was totally enjoyable - comments heard
were great - the rain can't stop you Sunny & Al Cohen

NAME: Dave Cook

EMAIL: kerrcook@home.com

FROM: DCAT - Toronto

Date: 17 Apr 2000

Time: 23:10:36


COMMENTS

Looking forward to GAS 2000.

NAME: Joel Leson

EMAIL:

FROM: Fairfax Station, VA

Date: 18 Apr 2000

Time: 15:29:37


COMMENTS

Archie's "Brass Reunion" was something to see and hear! If I was judging the show for GE and overall
execution that night, I'd have to give it to the guys and gals in the gold, black and white----yep, The Blessed
Sacrament "Golden Knights" are back with that repertoire that always grabbed the fans right out of the stands.
But yo, this is alumni corps, and the Kelly Green of Reilly, Archie's famous red and black, the Yankee Rebels
new uniforms and their great "Songs of the South," were entertaining, in every sense of the word. Seeing Vince
Deegan, Kenny Newman, Whitey Roberts, Harry Welsh, Rip Bernert, Mark Fulcomer, and shaking Jack
Keely's hand, made the reunion everything I hoped it would be. (Jack and Joanne Keeley are two great and
courageous people!!) Meeting with Vic, Joe and Richie Marrella, the core of Vasella "Musketeers" Junior
Corps, was certainly another highlight of the night. The best to the Archie Family. Keep up the outstanding
work! See you at the GAS Reunion.

NAME: Jimmy Mc Conkey

EMAIL: MUSKEETEER@webtv.net

FROM: Syracuse

Date: 18 Apr 2000

Time: 16:45:51


COMMENTS

REUNION! GOD I WISH I COULD HAVE BEEN THERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! JIMMY

NAME: Bob & Lisa Menear

EMAIL: rnenear@alltel.net

FROM: Steel City Alumni D&B Corps

Date: 25 Apr 2000

Time: 13:41:46


COMMENTS

Just wanted to say thank you for having us at your show in Drexel. This was our first alumni alumni show by the
corps. Everyone in the corps had a great time. I saw friends from other corps that i hadn't seen in 20 years. It
was a great reunion. Philadelphia gave us a great reception. Keep the alumni shows going folks. Its the best
thing that could ever happen for us folks that just don't have enough time to do field again. Thanks Musketeers
for a great concert and party afterward. We are hoping to have a show in the near future in Pittsburg and would
like to see all the corps join us for an exciting evening. By the way the corps rendition of "The Musketeer song"
brought a tear to my eye. Very moving guys.

NAME: JIMMY MC CONKEY

EMAIL: MUSKEETEER@WEBTV.NET

FROM: SYRACUSE

Date: 28 Apr 2000

Time: 15:14:29


COMMENTS

HELLO OUT THERE, I HAVE HEARD FROM THE WONDERFUL LADY MARY ZIGG. SOOOOOGOOD AM
GETTING SET FOR THE GAS AND LOOKING FOWARD TO SEEING OLD AND DEAR FRIENDS ONCE
AGAIN. THIS ONE SHOULD BE A REAL GASSSSSS. VERY SAD TO HEAR ABOUT BART, A TRULY
SWELL PERSON ONE WHOM WAS ALWAYS A TRUE GENT AND A WONDERFUL DRUM CORPS
LOVER. I HAVE SOME WONDERFUL MEMORY'S OF HIM. MANY, MANY TIMES WE WOULD TALK OVER
A FEW BEERS AT THE POST, HE WAS OUR BUSSINESS MGR. THEN (IN MY YEARS) I WILL ALWAYS
REMEMBER HIM FOR THE FINE PERSON HE WAS AND IN MY HEART WILL ALWAYS BE. MY PRAYERS
ARE WITH HIS FAM. IN THIS TIME OF GREAT SADNESS. I MIGHT ADD MY SYMPATHY AND PRAYERS
TO VINCE BRUNI AND FAM. OVER THEIR LOSS OF "MICKEY" HIS WONDERFUL WIFE. MAY GOD
BLESS THEM ALL AND GIVE ALL THE COMFORT HE ALONE CAN GIVE. SEE YOU ALL AT THE GAS A
TIME OF JOY AND HAPPINESS UNSURPASSED. (FORGIVE SOME SPELLING HATE TO GO BACK AND
CORRECT A WRONG KEY HIT) AS SONNY AND AL COHEN WELL KNOW. (TWO OLD AND DEAR
FRIENDS) TAKE ALL. JIMMY

NAME: art tribunella

EMAIL: atribunella@yahoo.com

FROM: rochester,n.y.

Date: 03 May 2000

Time: 23:08:36


COMMENTS

Well I was surfing and looking at the drum corp page and I ran accross yur website. Its always good to see
what you guys are doing.Im a St Joes Alumni and for 40 years you was always one of my favorites. Your theme
song was a song Myself and two other guys learned back in the middle 50's. there was three of us who grew up
with drum corp, one went to hawthorne, one went to the reb's( god bless his soul) and I stayed home in albion
ny with the grenadiers.We used to sing the song( We are the Musketeers)It brings tears to my eyes.Even
though Ive played with Joes and others doesnt mean that we arent your fans also. Its good to see you guys are
hanging in there. Good luck with your venture. Art Tribunella. Former St. Joes. Drum line

NAME: Sunny Cohen

EMAIL: sunnyalcohen@gateway.net

FROM: BSGK/PA

Date: 04 May 2000

Time: 14:03:09


COMMENTS

Hello out there in drum corps alumni land - always good to see that people appreciate all the hard work that
AE/Cathy M. did for the show this year - it was a great show, especially the BSGK part!!! Hey McConkey - nice
to know you still cannot spell - how do I know that you probably went to Catholic School in NJ!! Looking forward
to GAS also as we always have such a great time and this time I won't be outside taking pics of St. Joe's and a
former Reilly guys when you do your thing! Looking forward to seeing everyone starting tonight at AE Post
Love & Kisses - the Cohens

NAME: Joel Leson

EMAIL:

FROM: Fairfax Station, Virginia

Date: 08 May 2000

Time: 14:56:38


COMMENTS

So that is what a GAS Reunion is all about! Or, as the Venerable Matador Conductor of the "Hot Tamales,"
Tommy Swann observed, "Pay attention, this is Serious S__t!!!" Seriously though, congratulations to everyone
in Archie and the Bon Bons for sponsoring such a fantastic reunion, and thanks to Jim Cossetti for coming up
with the GAS Reunion idea. When those 17 Corps members wearing their corps' uniforms marched up on the
stage at the banquet, you could see the pride and feeling of accomplishment that Jim had. Way to go Jim!
When the choruses sang the National Anthems of our two great countries I don't think any of us could be
prouder of what Drum Corps are all about. And finally, joining the "Vince Deegan Chorus," as in years of old, in
the hospitality suite, was as good as it gets! Thanks again for a truly great weekend! Joel.

NAME: bill ives

EMAIL: ivesbill

FROM: archie

Date: 08 May 2000

Time: 21:21:59

NAME: Robbie Ellis

EMAIL: RE6035@Pitcairn.com

FROM: Philadelphia, Pa.

Date: 09 May 2000

Time: 10:32:04


COMMENTS

I just wanted to let everyone at Archie know that this was a great GAS. The best I have attended. I know that
someone will top it but at least for a year, we know that we had the best yet.

Thank you for a great time.

Robbie Ellis

NAME: Elayne Korker

EMAIL: skyangel@ccia.com

FROM: NY Skyliners

Date: 10 May 2000

Time: 10:20:47

NAME: Terri Cylinder

EMAIL: tcylinder@boothby.com or scrapchik@aol.com

FROM: Archie

Date: 12 May 2000

Time: 10:16:34


COMMENTS

Great GAS reunion! After seeing all of the postings from Jimmy McConkey, I finally got to see him in person.
Did he always wear mirrors? What fun it was to play for all of those great conductors! Congrats to Eileen Snow
and Carol Terreri for pulling off a phenomenal event. I even have to give kudos to Bill Ives for his excellent
history display. It was a real highlight and worth all of the effort. (And nice to have all of that stuff out of the house
for a little while!)

NAME: Bill Adamson

EMAIL: badams6@home.com

FROM: "Archie"

Date: 12 May 2000

Time: 16:26:08


COMMENTS

Wow!! What a great job on the web Bob! This is the first I had a chance to visit it. It really looks terrific. Thanks
to everyone for a great job at GAS, and especially for such a terrific performance.

NAME: JIMMY MC CONKEY

EMAIL: MUSKEETEER@WEBTV.NET

FROM: SYRACUSE

Date: 13 May 2000

Time: 23:57:11


COMMENTS

TERRI, NO THIS WAS THE FIRST TIME I HAVE EVER USED MIRR. ON MY UNIFORM. DO YOU THINK IT
WORKED? NOW FOR ALL OF YOU OUT THERE. MY HEART IS STILL SINGING, WHEN I HAVE A LITTLE
MORE TIME I HAVE MUCH TO WRITE (NO ROOM FOR A BOOK) BUT SURE WOULD LIKE TO BE ABLE
TO WRITE ONE ON THE GAS. WILL GET BACK TO THIS WONDERFULL WEB SITE, THAT KEEPS US
ALL IN TOUCH. AGAIN THANK YOU BOB FOR GIVING US THIS SITE IT IS WONDERFUL. I HOPE WE ALL
CONTINUE PUSHING THE WORD THAT IT IS HERE FOR ALL OF US.A SITE FOR ALL. TAKE CARE TALK
TO YOU ALL SOON.GOD BLESS YOU ALL ARCHER EPLER I LOVE YOU ALL. JIMMY

NAME: Kathleen Lawler

EMAIL: Klawler@wbsaunders.com

FROM: ARCHIE

Date: 14 May 2000

Time: 14:11:07


COMMENTS

Heard the GAS Reunion was spectacular. Congratulations to all who worked so hard for so long to pull it off.
Sorry I missed a great time but got all the details from Mom & Dad and assorted others!

Again, congratulations to all the folks who made it possible. Just think: now you can relax and look forward to a
great weekend in Wildwood. You all deserve the "vacation".

Kathleen

NAME: Joel Leson

EMAIL:

FROM: Fairfax Station, VA

Date: 15 May 2000

Time: 11:12:23


COMMENTS

Greeting Fellow Drum and Bugles Corps Folks, As the crowd used to yell out as Archie performed that great
number, "April In Paris," I'd like to ask a favor of a group of my fellow corps members of years past who read
this website by asking for their attention, "ONE MORE TIME!" This is a personal appeal for the members of the
World Drum Corps Hall of Fame (WDCHOF) to consider voting for Jimmy McConkey for induction into the Hall
this year. As Carol Terreri pointed out during Archie's presentation at this year's GAS Reunion, Jimmy
McConkey has drum corps credentials as a drum major that are unmatched by anyone in our hobby who has
"fronted" a junior or senior drum corps. He has led seven different corps to national titles in the United States
and Canada. He marched with our legendary corps, and made them better outfits in every sense of the word.
He was the consummate showman, year in and year out. When I was a member of the Vasella "Musketeers,"
Jimmy came down from Blessed Sacrament to lead our "big brothers" of Archer-Epler. Never "full of himself,"
Jimmy would join us at the Vasella American Legion Post and coach, mentor and cajole us to improve our
show. He knew drum corps to a level that many of us never fathomed or ever attained. For all that he has
contributed to the world of drum and bugle corps I, as a journeyman corps member of many years ago,
respectfully ask the renowned men and woman of the WDCHOF who can vote in this year's balloting, to vote
for Jimmy to join their ranks. I, and many who believe as I do, would be very grateful for your making this
happen! JIMMY HAS PAID HIS DUES....IT IS TIME THOSE WHO REPRESENT ALL OF US JOURNEYMEN
CORPS MEMBERS IN THE WDCHOF ASSIST US IN PAYING OURS!!!! My sincere thanks for your
consideration, and hopefully your vote. Joel. NAME: Mike O'Neill

EMAIL: Fdcorps@aol.com

FROM: New Jersey

Date: 18 May 2000

Time: 10:40:21


COMMENTS

Great web page! Great people! Continued success!

NAME: Helen Heade Gielda

EMAIL: rebelinnj3@aol.com

FROM: Reilly, Yankee Rebels, Belles of St. Mary;s Alumni

Date: 27 May 2000

Time: 17:25:25

NAME: Robbie Ellis

EMAIL: RE6035@Pitcairn.com

FROM: Philadelphia, Pa.

Date: 05 Jun 2000

Time: 12:37:09


COMMENTS

To Archie: Thank you for the well wishes this weekend in Wildwood for Bob's illness. When I visited Bob
yesterday morning he was awake and holding a conversation. He will be in the hospital for another week and
then begin recovery. Chas, you're on your own for awhile unless Cathy is there. Tony, thank you for dedicating
the parade to Bob. I told him and he was pleased and wished he could have been there. Now, did we
win??????

Robbie

NAME: Kristin Wilke

EMAIL: mellochick69@hotmail.com

FROM: Bon Bons

Date: 05 Jun 2000

Time: 13:17:09


COMMENTS

I wanted to thank everyone for welcoming me into the corp. I had a fantastic time at GAS and Wildwood this
weekend. I am jazzzed about playing my mellophone again and cannot wait to be in the horn line. See you at
practice!

NAME: Phyllis

EMAIL: pbistline@harmelin.com

FROM:

Date: 06 Jun 2000

Time: 09:10:19


COMMENTS

Thanks to everyone who made this weekend so much fun. Robbie, we still weren't sure who won, although I did
read something on RAMD about 27th alumni taking 1st place. We ended up 5th out of 127 musical units...(Sac
was 4th and I don't know about Rebs and Reilly). So, no matter what the results, we did a terrific job. Who says
bigger is better (although I could name a few men.....) Anyway, thanks to everyone, especially our newcomers
Cathy and Kristin. See 'ya!

NAME: Brian Tye

EMAIL: bblt@worldnet.att.net

FROM: Millstone Elks

Date: 09 Jun 2000

Time: 16:15:19


COMMENTS

Many thanks for the excellent time marching in Wildwood 2000. We are all proud to march with such a great
band.

NAME: Rip Bernert

EMAIL: bbernert@snip.net

FROM: Blackwood, NJ

Date: 06 Jul 2000

Time: 12:25:15


COMMENTS

Good job

NAME: Rip Bernert

EMAIL: bbernert@snip.net

FROM: Blackwood, NJ

Date: 06 Jul 2000

Time: 12:25:37


COMMENTS

Good job

NAME: Ken Newman

EMAIL: norman.newman@unisys.com

FROM: Archie Always

Date: 06 Jul 2000

Time: 15:38:02


COMMENTS

Hey Bill ---- You're stuttering

NAME: Ken Newman

EMAIL: norman.newman@unisys.com

FROM: THE NOSTALGIC PAST

Date: 07 Jul 2000

Time: 10:07:57


COMMENTS

It's great to see an AE hall of fame that consists of so many good guys, even if they are all instructors, etc. My
personal hall of fame, and the real Archie, is all of the diverse characters (make that whackos) who made up
the heart and soul. To name a few------ FROGGY HERBIE MANN LOUIE SCIRROTTO BILLY RIEHL PUGGY
MC CONKEY BILL JOYCE RIP & JOE BART FAT BASEK CARMEN C. D. COOPER SULLY BIG JACK
JACK REILLY DAVE FITE DANNY BUNTING JERRY GUZZI BIG MOE WEEDIES JOE(THE
LEGEND)MULLEN AD INFINITUM

NAME: JOE CHIZEK

EMAIL: skylead@myway.com

FROM: Gloversville NY

Date: 08 Jul 2000

Time: 14:29:14


COMMENTS

GLAD YOU FINALLY GOT A SITE, AND YOU HAVE DONE A NICE JOB. NOW I WILL BE ABLE TO
RE-NEW SOME OLD AQUAINTANCES FROM THE 60's WHEN I MARCHED AND ALSO HAVE A FEW
MORE 'SAMBUCA's with DUKE.

HOPE TO SEE TOU ALL SOON.

NAME: Jimmy Mc Conkey

EMAIL: Muskeeteer@webtv.net

FROM: Syracuse, N.Y.

Date: 08 Jul 2000

Time: 20:16:11


COMMENTS

Kenny Neuman, WHAT CAN I SAY. GOD I WISH I COULD SEE YOU AGAIN. YOU SAID SOOOO MUCH IN
YOUR LAST COMMENTS THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR INCLUDING ME IN SUCH A WONDERFUL
GROUP. WE HAD A BALL BACK THEN DIDN'T WE? I STILL REMEMBER WHEN YOU WERE ON
BANDSTAND!!!!! HOW ABOUT THAT? I HAVE NEVER FORGOTTEN YOU KEN, YOU ARE AND ALWAYS
WILL BE PART OF THE "BEST YEARS OF MY D.C.LIFE. TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF OLD FRIEND. THE
FACT THAT WE ARE IN TOUCH AT HOME BASE IS WHAT ARCHER EPPLER IS AND REMAINS ALL
ABOUT "ALL FOR ONE AND ONE FOR ALL" GOD WE WERE SO LUCKY THEN, BUT WE DIDN'T KNOW
IT BACK THEN, HEY, WERE THOUGHT WE WOULD LIVE FOREVER (WE WERE SO YOUNG) BUT WE
ARE STILL LUCKY WE CAN SAY HI TO EACH OTHER EVEN NOW AFTER ALL THESE YEARS. LOVE
YOU FRIEND. JIMMY MC CONKEY

NAME: Harry Sharp

EMAIL: atlastwedidit@aol.com

FROM: Archie Drum Line

Date: 11 Jul 2000

Time: 22:07:57


COMMENTS

... a real stroll down memory lane... I still remember the goose bumps the first night I practiced with the drum
line {l958} with Bill Reamer in the upstairs room at the Post... then coming downstairs to play "Queen of Sheba"
after Lee Wolf had gone through the arrangement with the horn line. We were the "Wilmington" crowd... Bill
Joyce, Paul Russell, Franny Maloney, Bob Dunn and the list goes on and on... just to see the names{Lou
Scirotto, Jimmy McConkey, Kenny Newman} brings back so many memories... GREAT MEMORIES of the
greatest drum corps that ever marched onto a field... ALL FOR ONE AND ONE FOR ALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

NAME: Pat and Nancy McDonald

EMAIL: Tigger1960@yahoo.com

FROM: Camp Lejeune NC

Date: 15 Jul 2000

Time: 21:56:36


COMMENTS

Just a quick note ... we left DC last year ... back in NC ... few more years for USMC ... please update the
address list ...

5866 Delaware Ave Camp Lejeune NC 28547-1244

Watching from afar, Pat and Nancy

NAME: Phil Crouthamel

EMAIL: prcreality@home.com

FROM: Archie

Date: 23 Jul 2000

Time: 11:21:46


COMMENTS

I finally found the web site. Nice job Bob! Anyone out there interested in joining the Honor section, please let
me know. We Could use some new members.

NAME: John Grogan

EMAIL: jjgrogan@yahoo.com

FROM: St Simons Georgia

Date: 26 Jul 2000

Time: 15:41:33


COMMENTS

I marched with Blessed Sacrament in 1953 and 1954.I always admired your corp and aspired to become a
member after ny tour of duty in the Air Force. Alas, I never returned to the area thereby making it impossible to
try out for the drum line. I have tapes of some of the contests your corps competed in during the fifties and get a
kick out of listening to them frequently. I have one friend that I still keep in contact with from the old B.S.
days...He is Al Cohen. He's in the B.S. Alumni. Glad I found your page.

NAME: Charlie Hooper

EMAIL: chooper@us.oracle.com

FROM: Haddon Heights Vagabonds

Date: 30 Jul 2000

Time: 09:33:51


COMMENTS

Wow.. great site. Lots of familiar names and associates from the past. Found out I have been working right
around the corner from Joel Lesson for years and didn't know it. Joel, we have to get together. Seeing the web
sites for Archie, Reilly, Audubon, the Belles, Sac.. etc, were great. I'm pumped to get one going for the
Vagabonds as well. Special Hello to Louie. You and Pat were great mentors for many kids in our corps, and it
sounds like you still are. Hi Carol Pennisi Terreri!! Say Hello to Barbara for me. Ask her if she remembers the
57 ford with the hole in the floor and the hole in the muffler.. (made for interesting rides!!).

Take care.. going to nationals in DC this year (quarters, semi's and finals) would love to say hello if any of my
past associates will be there.. send me an email.

Charlie (Vagabonds 58-64)

NAME: bill bernert

EMAIL: bbernert@snip.net

FROM: Blackwood,NJ

Date: 30 Jul 2000

Time: 19:00:48


COMMENTS

NAME: bill seigfried

EMAIL: www.shadow993@juno.com

FROM: Aston Pa

Date: 06 Aug 2000

Time: 10:12:58


COMMENTS

Hey Guys: Realyylike the web site . This is a first class job. See you all on the 19th at Reilly's show

NAME: Walter Archer

EMAIL: Walar40@aol.com

FROM: Bensalem, Pa.

Date: 08 Aug 2000

Time: 21:35:02


COMMENTS

It was strange that I came across your website, since I was checking for sites with my Surname. It brought back
the days when I hung out with one of the Archie members back in the early '60s. His name was John, but for the
life of me I can't remember his last name. We worked for Sears at the time. They are fond memories. I had
some great times with the Corps in Roxbury, Mass., and in New York City, at the Bell Tone studios where the
Corps was making a recording. We had a great time afterwards doing the town singing. I wish you much
success, and you have a great site. God Bless.

NAME: KEN NEWMAN

EMAIL: NORMAN.NEWMAN@UNISYS.COM

FROM: NOSTALGIAVILLE

Date: 10 Aug 2000

Time: 11:00:41


COMMENTS

more flamers,, uh--famers AGONY,PERCY,DREXLER,JOMBA,WHITEY,DEEGAN,CARNEY,
KEELEY,HARRY STOUT,JACK L.,BEN KATZE,PHIL G., THE FLANSBERGS,RAY W.,KATHY L.,DANNY
FITZ, PIERCE BROS.,CHAS,TURNER ET CETERA, ET CETERA, ET CETERA

NAME: PERRIER,MARCEL

EMAIL:

FROM: QUEBEC,CANADA

Date: 10 Aug 2000

Time: 13:59:22


COMMENTS

NAME: Charlie Hooper

EMAIL: chooper445@aol.com

FROM: Haddon Heights Vagabonds

Date: 15 Aug 2000

Time: 20:43:30


COMMENTS

Hello again... as I stated earlier, I was psyched up when I saw this site and it pushed me into starting an alumi
site for the Haddon Heights corps.. Please spread the word if you know of anyone associated with the
Vagabonds from their inception to the last day of the corps life. The url for the site is
http://hometown.aol.com/chooper445/vagabonds.html Information is posted there on what we are looking for.....
If anyone has any contact with Don or Bob Adair can you ask them to give me some contact information.. we
need info about the beginnings of the corps and I am sure they would know TONS of info... thanks everyone!!!

Charlie...

PS.. Some of you may have known my father Charlie Sr. He marched with Archie as a guard member in the
late 50's.. He passed away about 3 years ago. He never stopped talking about his love of drum corps and in
particular Archer Epler (except for his bitching about what he referred to as the bands that are on the field
today ..... : )

NAME: KEN NEWMAN

EMAIL: norman.newman@unisys.com

FROM:

Date: 22 Aug 2000

Time: 11:11:11


COMMENTS

Went to the Reilly show last weekend. Corp did a nice job. Best of all, I didn't have to hear Lord and Master for
the 4,000,000th time.

NAME: Hugo Evarelli

EMAIL: Hugopop@aol.com

FROM: Las Vegas

Date: 01 Sep 2000

Time: 17:51:15


COMMENTS

I am sorry, I accidentally submitted my last form before I was finished filling it out. I was surfing the internet, and
found your web site. I was very pleased with it. To give you a little information about myself, I marched and
competed against you from 1952 to 1963. I was a soprano horn player with the Caballeros. My best friend was
one of your members, Jack Warner. He played baritone with the Musketeers. I was just wondering, does
anyone remember him? NAME: Harry Sharp

EMAIL: atlastweditit @ aol.com

FROM: Hollywood, FloridaI don'

Date: 02 Sep 2000

Time: 21:03:03


COMMENTS

Jack Warner....he will never be forgotten...I don't know why he's not in the Archie Hall of Fame! His was the
voice that I listened to when I first joined the corps in l958... following practice I really didn't know what to
expect...everybody seemed to gather aroung Jack at the bar and the strains of "If I Loved You" filled the
room...and there was Jack...his voice so beautiful leading the rest us. And that's the way it was week after
week, year after year. Later on, after becoming an on-air announcer at a classical music radio station in Miami,
I searched our archives and found many, many recordings of the Masterworks chorus in New York And, there
he was... Jack Warner!! Not remember Jack Warner... not a chance!

NAME: Ken Newman

EMAIL: norman.newman@unisys.com

FROM: Sentimental Slobsville

Date: 05 Sep 2000

Time: 08:33:18


COMMENTS

"Big Jack Werner" was and always wil be remembered as a very large part of Archie's heart and soul. Always
smiling and singing, but resolute and as strong as an ox when necessary. (Remember Miami). I'm sure most of
the guys from that era, like myself, remember you too,Hugo. "Big Jack" not in the Archie Hall of Fame???
Incredulous!!!!!!

NAME: Hugo Evarelli

EMAIL: Hugopop@aol.com

FROM: Las Vegas

Date: 05 Sep 2000

Time: 12:42:48


COMMENTS

I agree Jack Warner should be in the Archie hall of fame, great thought Harry Sharp and Ken Newman, I give
you fellows and the rest of the men of the Musketeers my VOTE for jack, I was his horn instructor when he play
with the Lynhurst N. J. corps as a baritone, he asked me one day if I would give him a release to go play with
ST. Joes junior corps in Newark N. J. and I did, he was to good for a parade corps, I do remember many times
singing with jack and you men of the Muuketeers, I always wanted to join you but had my commit with the Cabs,
just loved your music, and your were a great corps

NAME: Ed Lindenhofen

EMAIL: elinden11@home.com

FROM: Chadds Ford, PA

Date: 05 Sep 2000

Time: 22:13:51


COMMENTS

Just wanted to say hello, my grandfather Tom McElroy marched with Archie in the early 60's in the Guard, in the
days when Jimmy McC. was out in front. I think the Alumni Corps is fantastic, I caught you guys at the Dream,
way to go!

NAME: MARY(LAMB) ZIEGENFUSS

EMAIL: Mzigg12@aol.com

FROM: Newtown Square, PA

Date: 08 Sep 2000

Time: 23:26:49


COMMENTS

Cont'd - I was knocked off from previous message. As I started to say I think we had the GOLDEN YEARS with
Archie and didn't recognize them. It was great to hear from Jim McConkey and reminence about our Broadway
Productions at the Post Home. It was truly a time of "getting to know you. Thank you Jim for those memories. I
recently heard from Edna & Ray Kerber who live in Florida. They send their regards to all who remember them.
Went up to see Charlie & Joan Lobb who now live in Adamstown, Pa. Lancaster County. Charlie is holding his
own & is very proud of his Archie mobelia room. I also keep in touch with Tom & Lucy Sylvester who have been
faithful friends over the years (they never change). Do you remember Edna & Harry Walsh, Gloria & Whitey,
Jack & Joanne Keely, Eileen & John Cavello - well all are doing great & still look the same. I can go on and on
but I must say "Thank You Archie" for all the happy memories and friendships that were made possible by your
beautiful music. Keep up the good work and I will look forward to hearing from you on line.

NAME: ED Hatg

EMAIL:

FROM: Vagabonds,Archie,Reilly

Date: 09 Sep 2000

Time: 09:36:20


COMMENTS

Its so good to see so many of my old friends.Louie&Pat you were souch a great part to the Vagabonds you
were like big brothers to all of us,thanks soooooo!!!!!!!! much will contact you later Lou. Jimmy Mc Conkey you
were and are the greatest drum majore ever you set the standard for all who followed.Charlie Hooper from the
Vagabonds ran you a close second ,again it was your standard he was following , I hope that you are voted into
the hall of fame,no one deserves it more Jimmy,I will be contacting you for sure,to all of you at Archie what
memories,it dosen't get any better than this,best of luck in the future hope to catch up with the corps one of
these days,living in North Carolina its tough but I know it will happen,for now I wish you all well your friend and
fellow corps member forever.

NAME: Ed Haig

EMAIL: highcntry@skybest.com

FROM: Vagabonds,Archie,Reilly

Date: 09 Sep 2000

Time: 16:12:21


COMMENTS

Sorry earlier today I was on Archies web site and was so exicted I forgot my on E-Mail address,sorry.Gave me
time to reflect back ,and to me the greatest show ever by any drum corps aws The King and I with Vince
strutting across the field and the music what a sound.I hope those of you who rember me , please write ONE
FOR ALL AND ALL FOR ONE. Your fellow member ED HAIG 1963 -66

NAME: Tom Bambrick

EMAIL: TomBam4@aol.com

FROM: BSGK 1949 - 1959

Date: 19 Sep 2000

Time: 10:55:21


COMMENTS

How about cranking the old Musketeer Fanfare into the opening page of your Website ?? We all would love to
hear it again !!

NAME: Bill C. Seigfried

EMAIL: www.shadow993@juno.com

FROM: Reilly Raiders

Date: 25 Sep 2000

Time: 20:06:39


COMMENTS

Nice to see alot of the old gang down in wildwood this for the Irish Weekend. A good time was had by one and
all. Best of luck for the upcoming season.I hear that "Ray "While you're down there Ray" Fallon will be back
teaching the horn line, and Billy Kaufman will be on Drums. Keep up the good work . Remember the old days , I
do. I had a great time ( 1989-1993) and made of lot of friends and lost o lot of them also. Remember them as I
do : Jack Reilly, George Lee, Bob Booth, Ect... . Remeber the old corps. that have fallen by the wayside
including my favorite one. "The Linclon Invaders" ! Who knows I just might show up at a pratice & start playing
again for old time sake. NAME: Steve Calzone

EMAIL: excaptain13@hotmail.com

FROM: ARCHIE

Date: 03 Oct 2000

Time: 15:47:48


COMMENTS

Thanks for calling Phyllis, Looking forward to coming back. See you at the open house

NAME: Ella McElroy Lindenhofen

EMAIL: ellalin@home.com

FROM: Bon Bons

Date: 05 Oct 2000

Time: 12:59:15


COMMENTS

Great site. Jimmy, do you remember my father Tom? He so loved the corp. I don't know if you remember, but
you took me to the Bon Bons to join up in 1959. You were someone I looked up to. Again, great memories.

NAME: Mary Ziegenfuss

EMAIL: MZigg12@aol.com

FROM: Newtown Square, PA.

Date: 14 Oct 2000

Time: 09:55:15


COMMENTS

Some sad news to all who do not already know. Charlie Lobb passed away on Thursday, October 12th, 2000.
Charlie suffered from lung cancer for a little over a year. We are all so grateful that he did not suffer too long at
the end. To all who were so faithful throughout Joan and her family are ever so grateful. You have all truly been a
"MUSKETEER" and we are so pleased that we are part of the "Archie" Family. Take care and God Bless.
Mary Zig

NAME: KEN NEWMAN

EMAIL: NORMAN.NEWMAN@UNISYS.COM

FROM: SADVILLE

Date: 19 Oct 2000

Time: 11:49:01


COMMENTS

Too much sad news anymore. Charlie was always one of the good guys. I also just found out of the passing of
Jack Keeley. Jack was a long time friend and will be fondly remembered. I can just see him now, whereever he
is, jumping in the air, clicking his heels together and singing " A little gin, a little beer, what the hell I'm a
MUSKETEER!!! RIP JACKSON.

NAME: bill adamson sr.

EMAIL: drummer1648@yahoo.com

FROM:

Date: 20 Oct 2000

Time: 14:20:41


COMMENTS

To the Archer-Epler family:

Thank you so much for a great 4 years as the Percussion Instructor /Arranger. I truly enjoyed the opportunity.
Speaking for myself, and I think Bert will agree, we will really miss doing this for Archie. I am unable to attend
the Open House, due to the date change and my ROTC committments, but look forward to seeing all of you at
the next rehersal. I hope all are looking forward to the next season and another year of fun and friendship at
Archie. Best regards, Bill Adamson Sr.

NAME: Joel Leson

EMAIL:

FROM: Fairfax Station, VA

Date: 23 Oct 2000

Time: 09:32:06


COMMENTS

Mark, It was an honor to be asked to say a few words about Jack during the presentation of the American Flag
to the Corps and the Post by Joanne Keeley and the Keeley Family. Jack was a mentor, a "big brother" and a
friend. His heart and soul were in drum corps and Archer-Epler. He was truly "THE BEST from among the best.

NAME: Bob Love

EMAIL: BLove23073@cs.com

FROM: Los Angeles, CA

Date: 23 Oct 2000

Time: 16:33:27


COMMENTS

I've just stumbled across all of these wonderful websites of the drum corps I grew up with so long ago and it's
like going back in time. I marched with the Blessed Sacrament Golden Knights back between '63 and '65 in
the snare line. I read Jim McConkey's note about drum corps today and agree totally. It's hard to watch it as it is
now! By the way, I still have that great studio LP you guys did with the vocal chorus. Great stuff!

I would love to contact a former Archy drummer from the early to mid 60's. His name is Joe O'Conner and I
haven't spoken with him for almost 40 years. Anyone know of his whereabouts and, hopefully, e-mail address?

This is a really nice site, as are so many of the others like the one the Golden Knights have. My thanks to those
who put the time in to develop and maintain them for the enjoyment of folks like me.

Regards,

Bob Love

NAME: Joe Chizek

EMAIL: skylead#myway.com

FROM: Empire State Grenidiers,Archie,Briggs,Sky, & now Sky Alumni

Date: 29 Oct 2000

Time: 11:54:50


COMMENTS

Web Site is going great, enjoy reading all the comments from old friends. Would like to see you get a Forum
going as on "Delphi" like other Alumni have. It would be great to respond with dail messages back & forth and
be more updated to whats going on.

Siglo, why dont you host it.

NAME: bob molloy

EMAIL: bobpatmol@aol.com

FROM: lt norman prince

Date: 03 Nov 2000

Time: 03:34:01


COMMENTS

Hi all, enjoyed this site very much brought back a lot a great great memories from 59 and 60. I was with St
Kevins Emerald Knights for 5 years than 2 years in the Army than what else but Norman Prince (Princemen).
Remember much travel, much fun, a lot of beer, and great compititions. always have the memory of the
Musketeers and the dipsy doodle but special memory of the renditon of 'MARGIE' it was great. Also remember
the sound of the Bass drum it was tuned so that it made a sound like no other bass drum I have ever heard-
fantastic. I played tenor drum with Prince and can still remember one compitition (don't know where) where
Archie was on the field, Hawthorne on the Ready line, the Princemen, on the Inspection Line, and Reilly forming
up to come right behind us. What a feeling of emotion to be part of these great drum corps. I went to a contest
in Boston about 6 years ago and although I enjoyed the music I can honestly say that I didn't really appreciate
the new style of non military lines, etc. It just doesn't seem the same to me. When the Corps of the 50's and
60's hit the field they were more military than the military, they put on great shows,great music, drum lines that
were fantasic, and they did this with one valve horns and only snare, tenor, bass drums, and cymbols. Would
love to see this type of Drum Corps come back but I don't think it will happen. NAME: Geoffrey Whiting

EMAIL: gw85dhw@aol.com

FROM: Corning, New York

Date: 04 Nov 2000

Time: 12:29:59


COMMENTS

I am a former Geneva Appleknocker (junior corps 1965-1973). I just wanted to let you know that one of my
all-time favorite drum corps recordings is Archie at the 1964 World Open (as recorded by Fleetwood). Who
were those magnificent triple tonguing soprano soloists? Were they ringers (pros) in for the show or long term
members? Their brass technique is out of this world. They certainly set a high standard of excellence which I
strove to emulate during my years in drum corps. I also have a picture of Archie (1959 Preview of Champions
at Roosevelt Stadium I believe) from the personal collection of an old Sr.Appleknocker which I would like to
send along to you.NAME: Ken Newman

EMAIL: norman.newman@unisys.com

FROM: I forget

Date: 09 Nov 2000

Time: 14:10:00


COMMENTS

Hey! If memory serves me, those three "pros" would have been Ray Eyler, Dave Fite and Jack ? (name
escapes me, anybody remember?) So you are almost right, They were pros but not ringers, Ray and Dave
were longtime Archie guys. All three not only marched with Archie all year, but were also members of the U S
Air Force D&B Corp stationed at Bolling Air Base in DC at that time

NAME: Paul D. Bateman

EMAIL: callpaul@lemoorenet.com

FROM: Lemoore, Ca. (cuurently)

Date: 10 Nov 2000

Time: 17:21:45


COMMENTS

Corps member in 61-63. Last visit to Post in 99.Keep on truckin'.

NAME: Danny Fallon

EMAIL: Dannybd00@aol.com

FROM: Huricanes, Archer-Epler Jr., Arher Epler,Bushwackers, Jersey Surf, Boston Crusaders
1992-1997, The Concord Blue Devils 1998-2000....

Date: 11 Nov 2000

Time: 12:27:08


COMMENTS

Hey guys... I heard my Dad was down there a few weeks ago. That's great! Some of my fondest Drum Corp
memories happened right there at that VFW POST. Playing next to Jack Riley(over a 50 yr. age
difference)hahaha, Listening to Jim Cossetti play the heck outa that Cherry Pink SOLO(Still My Favorite... I can
do it to now, but with a nastier trill...HAHAHA. Danny Fitzpatrick, I played a video tape of your West Side story
SOLO from the GAS REUNION a few years back and the kids in Devils told me to tell you that you are a
GOD!!!. You guys keep playin and havin fun... Just remember you helped me fall in love with Drum Corps!!! I
miss you, Danny

NAME: MARY ZIEGENFUSS

EMAIL: MZIGG12@AOL.COM

FROM: Newtown Square, Pa.

Date: 19 Nov 2000

Time: 23:49:47


COMMENTS

There are no friends like the old friends. They leave us with so many happy memories. It is with sadness that I
inform you that another long time member of Archer Epler Junior Corp and Alumini Committee member Ann
(Hansel) Newton passed away November 13th at her daughter Carol's home in New Jersey. Ann was the
daughter of Lou Hansel, wife of Bert Newton and sister of Cass Deegan and Jimmy Hansel. She was a drum
major in Upper Darby #214 and transferred to Archie where she performed as a drum major and helped to
bring back many awards and honors to our own Junior Corps. Both Ann and Bert contributed many memories
to the History of Archie as they took an active part in the Alumni Association. Their many pictures and tapes
brought back the great flavor of the old drum corp days. Ann will be sadly missed by her family and friends
which I am pleased to be part of that list.

NAME: Greg Frech

EMAIL: gfpstudios@juno.com

FROM: originally from N.J. now AZ

Date: 20 Nov 2000

Time: 22:40:37


COMMENTS

It was good to visit your site and remember the old days. I marched in the Lakeland Goldenaires in the Garden
State Circuit in the 50s and 60s. Joined the Cabs but had to drop out right away for family reasons. Today I
play in the Copper Star Senior Drum and Bugle Corps in Chandler AZ. I play soprano next to an Archer-Epler
Alumni named Arthur Hood. We have a great time remembering the good old days. Keep playing.

NAME: Phyllis

EMAIL: pbistline@harmelin.com

FROM:

Date: 04 Dec 2000

Time: 09:01:22


COMMENTS

I just wanted to thank everyone for a great 2000. We had our banquet over the weekend and everyone had a
great time. This corps couldn't make it without it's current members and for that, I am grateful for everyone's
support. We do this for the love of music and for the love of corps. Along the way, we've had wonderful
experiences and met terrific people. I thank all of the people I've met along the way...you're all more special
than you know. Thanks again for your support.

NAME: Camille

EMAIL: bonezbaby@highschoolclub.com

FROM: NJ

Date: 10 Dec 2000

Time: 08:26:40


COMMENTS

I've recently started marching with the Honor Guard, and it's an experience to remember! I love it!~Cammie

NAME: Ken Newman

EMAIL: norman,newman@unisys.com

FROM: hunger

Date: 22 Dec 2000

Time: 11:14:35


COMMENTS

Happy Holidays to all. Get well Gene.

NAME: Jamie Walton aka "Squirt"

EMAIL: corpstrumpet@yahoo.com

FROM: Archie, US Marine Band

Date: 22 Dec 2000

Time: 17:43:03


COMMENTS

Hey guys. I really do miss marching with you guys. I am enjoying my time in the Marines though and I am taking
all that I can from it. I hope I can get home and make at least one rehearsal with you guys again. I'll never forget
the fun we used to have (to say the least!) Take care everyone and God bless. Feel free to e-mail me anytime.
When I do get a chance to with you guys again, we're hitting South Rampart Street Parade! That's still my
favorite piece! Semper Fidelis from Parris Island.

Cpl. Jamie R. Walton "Squirt"

NAME: Siglow

EMAIL: skyliner@ccia.com

FROM: Beaver, Pa.

Date: 31 Dec 2000

Time: 10:49:35


COMMENTS

On behave of Elayne and myself I would like to take this opportunity to offer our Best Wishes to all in our
"extended" family at "Archie". I expect to be able to attend our next Saturday rehearsal on January 13th.
Hopefully I'll be travelling with a couple of others who anticipate playing with us this coming season, namely, Bill
Murray, a snare drum, Bill Thissen, Brinhrn and his son Bill Thissen, Jr., who'll play snare as well. :-) Who
knows, I might even be able to talk Dave Fite into trapsing along with us,....but NO gaurantees. :-)



2001


 

NAME: Jim Cossetti

EMAIL: Xarchieman@aol.com

FROM: Archie '62-'95

Date: 02 Jan 2001

Time: 20:12:59

 COMMENTS

OK! I guess it's a new millenium, so here we go. First, whoever Bob is...you've done a magnificent job with the

webpage. Congratulations. It was good reading comments from so many old friends...thanks Joel for the

comments on the GAS Reunion, but it wasn't just me....GAS is a wonderful group of drum corps folks who love

the activity and who have a sincere desire to share the past while looking to the future. Without the friends and

comrades working in harmony to achieve the purpose of GAS it could not have been done. I was just lucky

enough to have been the first President of GAS and I'm humbled by the success of the organization and of the

entire Alumni Corps movement. Yes, I was proud watching the 'trooping' of theose uniforms, both American

and Canadian. One of my fondest memories of drum corps was my first exposure to Les Troubadors de

Quebec. Remember "Under Paris Skies"? The GAS organization has grown and matured and I was like an

adult living vicariously through a child. We all nurtured the infant and after a four year absence I was awed by

what I experienced. I'm saddened by the passing of so many old friends and fellow Musketeers. My memories

of Big Jack will live on and I'll never lose my love of song, right Harry Sharp?......and Kenny Newman...you were

right for the two sopranos that Geoff Whiting questioned......the third was Jack Singleton, who hit and sustained

the 'G', while Ray and Dave triple tongued the 'ladder'. Thanks to Danny Fallon who now plays better than I

could, but remember Danny....I taught you everything I never knew.......and to Mary Zig, Louie Scirotto, Jimmy

McConkey and all of our old friends, best wishes for a healthy and prosperous New Year. God bless you all and

those that have passed. Remember that Archie made Excellence a commonplace thing. I was honored to have

been a Musketeer.

Jim C

 

NAME: BOB MOLLOY

EMAIL: BOBPATMOL@AOL.COM

FROM: LT NORMAN PRINCE

Date: 03 Jan 2001

Time: 17:22:13

 

COMMENTS

GREAT SITE

 

NAME: Bud Bonello (Mr. Clean)

EMAIL: budb3@bellatlantic.net

FROM: Mays Landing, NJ

Date: 04 Jan 2001

Time: 16:41:13

 

COMMENTS

Accidentally found a link to drum and bugle corps. After over an hour's search, found the site and opened it. A

chill ran down my spine. Browsing around brought back some of the greatest nostalgic memories of my life.

Perusing the Guestlog, recalled many half forgotten names of fellow Musketeers , who shared those cherished

experiences, through all the ups and downs from 1958 to 1966.

Downloading and playing the Musketeer Fanfare brought tears to my eyes. I repeated it so many times, my

wife inquired from the kitchen , "What in hell, are you listening to." When she came up, she immediately

recognized it. How could I ever forget the thrill of playing it full bore on the kickoff line; closely followed by Stars

and Stripes, National Emblem, Fairest of the Fair or Under the Double Eagle? It even inspired me to break out

my old baritone and play, until my lip turned to blubber.

I was a member of the Atlantic City commuters along with Don Laurelli, Andy and Jack Philp, Bill Aucott, Bernie

Blum, Frank Elbertson, Bill Edwards and Moe Christ; all taught by Froggy and Toni Mondi, who turned the

"Raggedy Ass Cadets" into a first class corps in 1949. Possibly Charlie Dreher may be one of us, if he is the

guy, who lived in Chelsea Heights.

For several years, I marched, sandwiched between two Archie giants; Big Jack and a contrabass, who's name

is lost in my "half-Heimer's". (It was not Whitey). Even though I only weighed 220, we were jovially referred to as

"The Three Tons of Fun." Who could forget singing with Big Jack, at the Post or after a contest?

Keep up the good work. Most of all, don't let the Archie tradition die.

If I can ever remember the way to Upper Darby, I hope to drop in.

To quote Bob Hope, "Thanks, for the memories."

Bud Bonello

"Mister Clean"

NAME: dave armstrong

EMAIL: steelsop@yahoo.com

FROM: turtle creek penna

Date: 09 Jan 2001

Time: 21:55:16

 

COMMENTS

current member of steel city alumni, hope to see you at the dixie stinger, me and chuck smith were in the

rockets together

NAME: Bill St.Jacques

EMAIL: Centurion@snet.net

FROM: Shelton,Conn.

Date: 09 Jan 2001

Time: 22:20:16

 

COMMENTS

Hellow fellow Corpsman. As a kid back in 1959 I remember Archer!I played Jr from "59 to "66"with

Conn.Shorliners,Milford,Conn I'm currently playing with the Ct Alumni.It looks like I might be moving to

Elmer,NJ.near Camden.I play 1st or 2nd baritone.I would like to hear from one of the members if possible

Thanks Bill

NAME: WAYNE HARTFORD

EMAIL: waylee@mediaone.net

FROM: HILLSBORO,NEW HAMPSHRE

Date: 12 Jan 2001

Time: 19:56:25

 

COMMENTS

Hello Archie.Have visited your website for sometime now. Great Job. I marched in the drum line from

1983-1985.Along with my buddy TOM KELLY. Best friend a man could have. I always think of ''POP''

COSSETTI and the fun ''LITTLE JOHN'' HOWARD WITHINGTON had. JIMMY COSSETTI I WILL E- MAIL

soon.during 1995-1996 I MARCHED WITH 27th. NOW after being out of d/c for 4 years I am ready to return. I

am waiting for my time and rehearsal hall schedule to join ''THE LIGHT BRIGADE''. HOPE TO SEE ALL THIS

SUMMER. TAKE GREAT CARE. WAYNE LEE HARTFORD.P.S. BEATTY I ''KNOW YOU"RE OUT THERE

SOMEWHERE''.

NAME: Ella McElroy Lindenhofen

EMAIL: ellalin@home.com

FROM: Bon Bons

Date: 24 Jan 2001

Time: 14:50:43

 

COMMENTS

I just want to pop in and say hi. So many memories in here. My father "Tom McElroy" loved marching. It was a

source of great pride for him. Unfortunatly he had a problem with his back and had to give it up. I remember my

very first individuals. I was up first, scared to death and as I started playing my first note Medics came in and

carried my father out. It was his back again! I came in third. Jimmy M. you were the greatest. I am so lucky to

have marched in the late 50's and into the 60's. It was a time when the neighborhood kids gathered at the local

VFW and made magic. I just don't see the "Magic" in the corps today. Keep up the good work Caro

NAME: Moe OConnor

EMAIL: Not Yet

FROM: Stuart Fl

Date: 26 Jan 2001

Time: 12:47:23

 

COMMENTS

zip 34994 Look me up when in Florida 1900 So Kanner Hwy 561-286-1643

HI EVERYONE

NAME: Little "Moe O"Connor

EMAIL: joemar6100@aol.com

FROM: Flanders NJ

Date: 26 Jan 2001

Time: 12:50:48

 

COMMENTS

Hi Everyone, Im a snowbird in Florida for the first time. Staying in Stuart 1/2 mile from Big Moe.

Went too DCA, sorry Archie wasn't there Regards Little Moe

NAME: Fred Nicholas

EMAIL: FNicho6002@aol.com

FROM: Steel City Alumni

Date: 26 Jan 2001

Time: 15:18:15

 

COMMENTS

I will be performing with the Steel City Alumni at your show on April 21. Looking forward to it. I was at your last

year's show. We have alot of new music just wait until you hear us. In 1998 I return to Drum Corp after a 27 year

absent. Drum Corp it Great!!! See you there!!

NAME: Joseph D. Basciani Sr.

EMAIL: jbasciani@home.com

FROM: Magnolia, N.J.

Date: 27 Jan 2001

Time: 14:57:24

 

COMMENTS

I marched with the Vagabonds from 64' till 69', and marched with the Musketeers for one indoor show in

Camden, N.J. in 68', and played the double contra. This is a great sight, and one of the best senior corps

around. Keep up the great work and keep the TRUE style of drum corps alive. As we used to say in the

Vagabonds "Lets give the oobiegoo!"

NAME: Greg Palmer

EMAIL: gnorm442@aol.com

FROM: Archie alumni

Date: 28 Jan 2001

Time: 16:26:13

 

COMMENTS

Website is great. Wish had more pictures.I am the son of Joe Palmer(joe Musketeer). He was in the corp in

1957~1960 then him and I were in 1983~1985.What a great time it was. My Father passed away in 1985 from

an auto accident. But he always spoke highly of Archie. And I feel the same way even after having physically

been in Archie for several years. I feel I have been a member all of my life. Thank you very much Archie. My son

and I will stop by sometime and maybe he can play drums and myself baritone

NAME: Bob Sanna

EMAIL: Bugler02@aol.com

FROM: Hamilton NJ

Date: 30 Jan 2001

Time: 09:05:30

 

COMMENTS

NAME: Terri Cylinder

EMAIL: scrapchik@aol.com

FROM: Archie '90 - now

Date: 01 Feb 2001

Time: 15:32:24

 

COMMENTS

It's a good thing my computer at work faces away from my office door. Everyone who walks by thinks I'm

enjoying my work so much, but it's the Archie website that's putting the smile on my face! Even though I don't

know many of the people who are posting, it feels like we're all part of a big extended family with this great

drum corps in common. I am soooo happy that Ray "We'll Meet Again" Fallon is back. I think he so has his

finger on the pulse of Archie. I wasn't around for Scheharezade (sp???) the first time, but am so grateful to be a

part of its reincarnation. So good to see Jimmy Cossetti and Danny Fallon commenting. Wish you guys were

still coming out to the post on Friday nights. Thanks, Bob, for such a great venue!

NAME: Joel Leson

EMAIL: jleson@dodig.osd.mil

FROM: Fairfax Station, VA

Date: 05 Feb 2001

Time: 15:27:25

 

COMMENTS

Good to see many old and new "Musketeers" coming up on this outstanding website. Hope to see everyone at

the first big senior show of the season, The 2001 "Dixie Stinger," on March 31, 2001, 6:30 p.m, at the Parkville

High School, Putty Hill Road, Baltimore, MD, sponsored by the "Yankee Rebels." Expect to see a really

entertaining program, featuring The Audubon "Bon Bons" Choral Group, The Reilly "Raiders," The Hawthorne

"Caballeros" Alumni, "Steel City," The USMC D&B Corps "The Commandant's Own," The Archer-Epler

"Musketeers," The American "Originals," and the "Yankee Rebels." If you need tickets, contact me by E-mail or

call me at (703) 604-9700 or (703) 690-7136. Tickets are $11 each. We're expecting a great turnout, and of

course, a good ol' drum corps style party after the show. Come on down to Chesapeake Bay Country!!! We'll

be looking for you.

NAME: MARY LAMB ZIEGENFUSS

EMAIL: MZIGG12@AOL.COM

FROM: Newtown Square, PA

Date: 14 Feb 2001

Time: 18:42:12

 

COMMENTS

It is with sadness that I write to you again about the passing of an old time Drum Major of Archer Epler. Peggy

(Kelly) Patterson passed away about two months ago. I just heard the news and sorry I did not make her

viewing. She lived in Havertown. Peggy goes back a good many years. As far back as 1938 to 1942. All that

knew her will remember her for a soft manor and a pleasant smile. Peggy and her husband Jack came to

several of our Alumni affairs at the Post Home. It was so nice to see her at that time and to find out she still

carried fond memories of her drum corp days. I am passing this information on in hopes that some of the (real

old timers) will remember her and keep Jack and her family in your prayers.

NAME: CHEW GERNANDT

EMAIL: DRUMMERCHEW@AOL.COM

FROM:

Date: 16 Feb 2001

Time: 16:26:33

 

COMMENTS

NAME: dave armstrong

EMAIL: steelsop@yahoo.com

FROM: turtle creek penna

Date: 24 Feb 2001

Time: 13:20:18

 

COMMENTS

i am with steel city alumni, see you at the stinger

NAME: tony brown

EMAIL: tsop1@aol.com

FROM: planet EARTH

Date: 27 Feb 2001

Time: 19:38:10

 

COMMENTS

NAME: john rhatigan

EMAIL: seanog 1916 @ hotmail.com

FROM: now, Minnesota

Date: 02 Mar 2001

Time: 00:54:55

 

COMMENTS

From an old Musketeer (1960-1962) Thanks to whomever for resurrecting many fond memories of the

'hey-day' of a great bunch of folks who made me a happy Musketeer. Thanks. All for one-one for all!!!!

NAME: John Rhatigan

EMAIL: seanog 1916@hotmail.com

FROM: Minnesota

Date: 02 Mar 2001

Time: 01:35:44

 

COMMENTS

After reading through the guestbook, and reliving some very fond memories, it was with much sadness that I

saw the message of the passing of Charlie Lobb. A true Musketeeer, and one of the first to help me become a

Musketeer. The other of course was Tony Ferraiola (soprano).(Anyone know where he's at now.???) I had the

pleasure of meeting them while I was stationed at the USMC ctr in Ridley Twnship, and helping with the M&M

of the Ridley Park Rangers, (Jr,) It didn't take much to convince me to join the Colour Guard once I saw

"Archie" at full throttle. Only a thing called Vietnam pulled me away from Upper Darby, and when I retired from

the Marines in 1976, Drum Corps had gone from the old 'blast & brass' to whatever the hell they call it now.

Damn, those were the days...and after reading the dci site, it's now ok(?) to play a three piston 'Bugle'???? I

ramble.. but again thanks to the webmaster for a truly tremendous site, and hello to all the old guard from

60-62.. Jimmy McConkey, glad to see you're as cantankerous as ever :>) Non carborundum Illegitimum.

NAME: WAYNE LEE HARTFORD

EMAIL: waylee@mediaone.net

FROM: HILLSBORO,N.H.

Date: 02 Mar 2001

Time: 21:24:31

 

COMMENTS

HELLO ARCHIE. Just a line to update you on my happenings. I have joined '' THE LIGHT BRIGADE DRUM

AND BUGLE CORPS'' from REVERE ,MASS. I AM IN THE DRUM LINE--- THIRD BASS DRUMMER. I

e-mailed MARK but he had trouble with the message. HOPE TO SEE YOU ALL IN WILDWOOD THIS YEAR.

BEST OF LUCK TO ALL.

NAME: Roy Grant

EMAIL: rgrant03@tampabay.rr.com

FROM: Syracuse Brigadiers Alumni

Date: 03 Mar 2001

Time: 20:09:33

 

COMMENTS

Went to your site to collect data on whether or not you charge Alumni members dues, etc and particulars. Can

you advise me?

NAME: Jim Moran

EMAIL: jhmoranjr@aol.com

FROM: Clearwater Fla.

Date: 17 Mar 2001

Time: 21:23:10

 

COMMENTS

Glad to see you finally got a Web Site.

NAME: Phyllis Bistline

EMAIL: pbistline@harmelin.com

FROM: Archie

Date: 19 Mar 2001

Time: 09:11:18

 

COMMENTS

I just wanted to take a minute to thank everyone who has been working so hard in 2001. The corps is really

pulling together and the results will be evident with our first performance. Everyone has been so important in

this process-from the director, staff, players, support people, the guys at the post, other corps people...the list

goes on and on. It means so much to me, personally, to see this corps continue to grow and continue in the

tradition that was started so many years ago. Thank you for making "All for one and one for all" so meaningful.

NAME: Joel Leson

EMAIL:

FROM: Fairfax Station, VA

Date: 20 Mar 2001

Time: 09:55:08

 

COMMENTS

Due to a fire at Parkville Senior High School, the 11th Annual Dixie Stinger has been moved to the following:

Dundalk Senior High School, 1901 Delvale Ave., the Dundalk Community, Baltimore, MD. 21222.

DIRECTIONS: From I 95 north or south, take the Baltimore Beltway 695 East towards Essex, MD. Take exit 39

"MERRITT BLVD" (Dundalk). Go south on Merritt to Holabird Ave. Go right onto Holabird and go west to

Delvale Ave., Take left on Delvale, go down two blocks and Dundalk High is on the left. Please contact me at

703-690-7136 for tickets or info. Thanks, and we'll see you at the Stinger.

NAME: Rich Stekeur

EMAIL: BucSoprano@go.com

FROM: Jonestown, Pa / New Gretna, NJ

Date: 20 Mar 2001

Time: 12:15:38

 

COMMENTS

Hope all is well. Continued success!... Rich ps... I'm on Instant Messenger as: BigRichSoprano or

HasenBenSobar ..See ya

NAME: Gary Karpinski

EMAIL: karpinskigary@aol.com

FROM: Verona NJ

Date: 20 Mar 2001

Time: 20:08:12

 

COMMENTS

My name is Gary Karpinski, and I am currently the Head Drum Major with the New York Skyliners. However, I

also consider myself a child of the Archer Epler Musketeers.

For most of my life my dad Walter(Mousie)Karpinski has talked about(as far as he is concerned) the greatest

Drum Corps in history. ARCHIE!

I am not sure of the years he marched, I think 1958 - 1962.

Because of the stories my dad has told me over the years, and the people I met (Bill Kauffman, Rip Bernert,

Carmen Silicione, Jack Langford, Jimmy McConkey, Vince Deegan, Whitey Roberts, Louie Scirrotta and this

list goes on). I have been in Drum & Bugle Corps since 1977, Starting with the Saints of Woodbridge NJ,

going on to the Bayonne Bridgemen, and for the last 14 years the New York Skyliners.

I met my wife in Drum Corps, and have 3 wonderful children, with one on the way. Most of everything I have and

enjoy is somehow connected to Drum Corps.

What I am trying to say, it is about time I said thank to the Corps that started all this for me.

So to everyone connected with the Archer Epler Musketeers.

Thank You.

Gary Karpinski

NAME: Kevin O'Hara Shanley

EMAIL: Kops27@aol.com

FROM: Washington, DC

Date: 23 Mar 2001

Time: 13:43:39

 

COMMENTS

Great site! I'm looking forward to April 21st - after my return from Ireland. (Former CT. Royal Lancer, Bridgeport

P.A.L. Cadet and 27th Lancer)

NAME: harry sharp

EMAIL: atlastwedidit@aol.com

FROM: Hollywood, Florida

Date: 23 Mar 2001

Time: 22:07:26

 

COMMENTS

For all of the visitors to this wonderful website... A Trip to the Twilight Zone. I was a member of the drumline at

Archie from 1958 to 1964...I played with Walter(Mousie) Karpinski and Gary Carlton in the tenor drum line. It

was wonderful and we were tight, not just as fellow corps members but as friends.

In either 1961 or 1962 (pardon my senior moment) Gary Carlton passed away quite suddenly. He had been

gone from Archie for a year or so, but, he was a Musketeer. The weekend of his wake we played Carnegie Hall

(An Evening with the Corps). Prior to the performance, our buses went to the funeral home in Newark and we

all said goodbye to Gary.

Fast forward to the present...........

NAME: Harry Sharp

EMAIL: atlastwedidit@aol.com

FROM: Hollywood, Florida

Date: 23 Mar 2001

Time: 22:16:58

 

COMMENTS

to continue................ I just read the message from Gary Karpinski regarding his father's remembrances of the

corps when it hit me like a bolt of lightning. Mousie had named his son GARY. My oldest son was born in 1964

and we named him GARY in honor of my friend and fellow Musketeer. So, it seems like the bond forged

between 3 drummers in 1958 has turned out to be stronger than we could ever have imagined. I wish to all of

you the opportunity to forge friendships that will last forever...often in ways that are completely and totally

amazing....

ALL FOR ONE AND ONE FOR ALL !!!!!!!

NAME: Erda Graham

EMAIL: erda_g@yahoo.com

FROM: Yearsley Blackhawks

Date: 26 Mar 2001

Time: 07:29:15

 

COMMENTS

Was Surffing the web and found this great site I hope some of my old friends are still marching with Archie My

best to everyone Mike and Erda

NAME: Joe Silverstein

EMAIL: trumpet.king@verizon.net

FROM: BSGK

Date: 29 Mar 2001

Time: 19:52:00

 

COMMENTS

This is to Jimmy McConkey. Go to the Blessed Sacrament web site. Go to the Photo Album and click on the

year 1958. There you will find 2 pictures of yourself. There is one titled Father Garner and the Majors ( Bobby

Paul and Jimmy McConkey) The other is the 1958 VFW National Champion Drum line also with the Drum

Majors.On another note, I am looking forward to playing my first show with AE this Saturday in Baltimore.Great

job on this site! Joe

NAME: Phil Crouthamel

EMAIL: prcreality@home.com

FROM: Archie

Date: 02 Apr 2001

Time: 22:08:23

 

COMMENTS

What can I say? Our first show at the Dixie Stinger was absolutely outstanding!! All the music brought a chill up

and down my spine!! I thank God that I am associated with a fantastic bunch of friends and "family".

NAME: RICHARD BAXTER

EMAIL: richardbaxterkrock@yahoo.com

FROM: VANIER,ONTARIO,CANADA(613)742-7681

Date: 04 Apr 2001

Time: 04:08:08

 

COMMENTS

Hi very cool website good work all best wishes keep on drumming cheers!!Richard Baxter

http://pages.infinit.net/baxterdw For free pic...by "e-mail"of my 115 pieces drum kit mean machine just e-mail

richardbaxterkrock@yahoo.com http://www.DrummersOnline.com

http://www2.e-net.com.br/serafin/wom/RICHARD.ht

NAME: GRADY D. YOUNG, JR

EMAIL: gradydjr@yahoo.com

FROM: pennsville, n.j.

Date: 05 Apr 2001

Time: 21:31:39

 

COMMENTS

I HAD THE PRIVILEGE OF BEING IN ARCHIE FROM FALL OF 1960 TO SPRING OF 1964. MAY TRIPS

AND MUCH FUN. WOULD LIKE TO RECEIVE INFORMATION ABOUT THE CORP. THANK YOU, GRADY,

JR.

NAME: Bill Smith

EMAIL: Bill.Smith@usafa.af.mil

FROM: Air Force Drum & Bugle Corps Director

Date: 06 Apr 2001

Time: 13:51:42

 

COMMENTS

The Air Force Drum & Bugle Corps (Cadet Corps) would like to add the Enlisted Corps to our web site both

the DC (Bolling) and The Enlisted Corps at USAF Academy I need History - Names - Pictures - MP3's -

Whatever PLEASE Email me if you can HELP.

NAME: George Hildebrand

EMAIL: gwhildebrand@juno.com

FROM: Archie Bass Line 1956 - 1964

Date: 09 Apr 2001

Time: 17:19:45

 

COMMENTS

I have returned to the Corps as a horn player after an absence of 37 years from Archie and 31 years from

"Real Drum Corps". Interesting return - I was worried about my lip, my breathing and things like that. Never

considered I couldn't see the music. I have read through all the comments in the Guestlog and have seen many

names from the past that bring back fond memories. I'm also happy to find out that I am not the only "old timer"

that does not think very highly of the direction Drum Corps (read DCI) has taken. Thank the good Lord for

Alumni Corps. I have seen names of old members mentioned and I would like to add a couple - Harry Mathias,

Al Rolick, Dean McCoy (Big Jack's Friend), there was also a snare drummer that came down with Big Jack

anyone remember his name. For all of you who have forgotten - remember the exit from the cemetery after a

Memorial Day Parade. It had to be in the early 60's. Our esteemed Drum Major, Jim McConky called for South

Rampart Street Parade as we were exiting the grave yard. I don't think we ever played it better. Log on and let

us know if you remember that small event. My first show was the Dixie Stinger this year and was I nervous. Can

you believe that after all these years. Great web site and a great way to establish contact after all these years.

See you all at parctice on the 20th.

George Hildebran

NAME: Joel Leson

EMAIL:

FROM: Fairfax Station, VA

Date: 10 Apr 2001

Time: 13:17:45

 

COMMENTS

To George Hilderbrand, George, It was really great reading your E-mail and seeing you at the Dixie Stinger.

Playing the horn is like riding a bicycle, you never really forget how it's done. Archie's Dixie Stinger show was a

fine one. Terrific soloist in Scheherazade, sounded like a revival of Lee Wolf's intro' to "Musketeers," the corps

executed everything crisply...it brought back memories of the good ol' days.!!!! Will be in touch. Joel

NAME: Gil Davidson

EMAIL: cgd3642@aol.com

FROM: Phila Pa

Date: 10 Apr 2001

Time: 22:18:42

 

COMMENTS

Great Site! I am and ex- Yankee Rebel from the late 60's to 71.

NAME: Mary Ellen Kerber

EMAIL: Maryellenkerber@AOL.com

FROM: Orlando

Date: 12 Apr 2001

Time: 21:42:37

 

COMMENTS

Just wanted to Say Hello

NAME: Dick Filkins

EMAIL: Dfilk@adelphia.net

FROM: West Palm Beach, FL

Date: 14 Apr 2001

Time: 23:07:58

 

COMMENTS

It sure is nice seeing names that I haven't seen in years. Harry Sharp I didn't know you were still in FL. Ken

Newman, and Louie S. and all the rest of you it is great to see your comments and know your alive and kicking.

Mo you son of a gun I see you at least once a month, You never told me about this site. Great site keep up the

work.

NAME: Terry Booth Fields

EMAIL: tafields25@aol.com

FROM: folsom,pa

Date: 17 Apr 2001

Time: 22:16:56

 

COMMENTS

SO GLAD I FOUND THIS.......TOTALLY BY ACCIDENT TOO.....LOTS OF GREAT CHILDHOOD MEMORIES

AT ARCHIE.....THANKS DAD!

NAME: Don Brandt

EMAIL: Purple10@megsinet.net

FROM: Chicago

Date: 19 Apr 2001

Time: 21:26:28

 

COMMENTS

HI, ARCHIE HAS ALWAYS BEEN ONE OF MY FAVORITES EVER SINCE I HEARD YOUR SOPRANO LINE

IN THE 50'S WITH 'FINE AND DANDY'. QUESTION THOUGH, IN 1958 YOUR CORPS PLAYED A SHORT

ROCK 'EM SOCK SONG THAT HAS ALWAYS BEEN A FAVORITE OF MINE, BUT NEVER LEARNED IT'S

NAME. IT FOLLOWED 'HELLO YOUNG LOVERS' FROM THE 'KING AND I' YOUR CONCERT NUMBER.

CAN YOU HELP ME? THANKS, DB

NAME: KEN NEWMAN

EMAIL: norman.newman@unisys.com

FROM: sadville again

Date: 20 Apr 2001

Time: 08:29:57

 

COMMENTS

Way too many times we are being reminded of our mortality these days. I will always remember good friend

Dick Drew as an upbeat,gregarious,almost outrageous guy. Lots of good, fun times together. He will be sorely

missed.

NAME: Joel Leson

EMAIL:

FROM: Fairfax Station,VA

Date: 20 Apr 2001

Time: 08:30:05

 

COMMENTS

The number in 1958 after the concert, if I'm not mistaken was "Margie," with a solo soprano riff by the late,

great Jack Keeley. Another Lee Wolf masterpiece.

NAME: Harry Sharp

EMAIL: atlastwedidit@aol.com

FROM: Hollywood, Florida

Date: 20 Apr 2001

Time: 13:41:00

 

COMMENTS

Sorry ..."Margie" was from the l959 show...still a Lee Wolfe masterpiece.

It followed "Tonight We Love"and "Dipsy Doodle"

NAME: Steve Calzone

EMAIL: excaptain13@hotmail.com

FROM: Archie

Date: 20 Apr 2001

Time: 23:19:53

 

COMMENTS

Its great to be back, looking forward to the show on saturday. My Families prayers are with Bob Herre, Hope

he is better soon!!

NAME: JOHN RHATIGAN

EMAIL: seanog1916@hotmail.com

FROM: now, Minnesota

Date: 22 Apr 2001

Time: 23:01:07

 

COMMENTS

Just surfed by to say hello again to all the Musketeers.

NAME: Phyllis

EMAIL: pbistline@harmelin.com

FROM: archie

Date: 23 Apr 2001

Time: 09:06:23

 

COMMENTS

Congratulations to everyone on a fine job at the 2001 Brass Reunion. I would just like to thank Mike Snow,

Cathy Bonadonna, Betty Mellon, Eileen Schmids, Carol Coffman, Eileen Snow, Terie Crouthamel...and

everyone else for their tremendous efforts on Saturday. I also want to thank anyone who played in the show or

came to see this incredible pool of talent we call drum corps. I feel so blessed to have all of this in my life...so

many wonderful people and such fun. Oh, by the way, sorry for the jukebox running out of steam at the post!!!

NAME: Ken Newman

EMAIL: norman.newman@unisys.com

FROM: Sentimental City

Date: 23 Apr 2001

Time: 09:25:51

 

COMMENTS

Went to the Brass reunion Saturday night. Went with great friend Louie Scirrotto, whom I hadn't seen in about

15 years. It was like we never skipped a beat. Laughed until the tears came the entire time. The show was

great, and Archie was terrific. Dave Farren's Scheherazade solo was fantastic. Went back to the post after the

show (still needs a good paint job) and never got out of thereuntil 3AM. Nothing changes! It was old home week

with Louie, Rip, Dave Fite,Phil Gentile, Mohica, Ed Gerace,Dick Cooper,Jim Cassetti, Mukie,Weedies, Bill

Kauffman,Danny Fitz and too many more to mention here. Let's do it again. AFO,and OFA!!!!

NAME: Joseph D. Basciani Sr.

EMAIL: jbasciani@home.com

FROM: Magnolia, N.J.

Date: 23 Apr 2001

Time: 11:39:23

 

COMMENTS

WOW! What a show Sat. night you guys and gals really know how to throw a reunion. It's been since the early

70's since I've heard REAL drum corps music and I had goose bumps all night. I marched with the Vagabonds

in the 60's and did one exibition with ArchieRiley in 68. Married a girl from the Royaleers, and can't wait till the

next show to take her, she was unable to be there. Hope to see alot more of you and who knows.....

NAME: Kristin

EMAIL: mellochick69@hotmail.com

FROM: Archie/Bon Bons/Reilly

Date: 23 Apr 2001

Time: 12:35:47

 

COMMENTS

I want to thank everyone for a great year. It was just a year ago I came back from Seattle and practiced for

GAS with the Bon Bons. Duke, you gave me the courage to pick up the horn again. I played with the super

corps and the rest is history. As most of you know it has been a very trying time for me and somehow I have

gotten through it. However, it is now time for me to start taking care of myself and unfortunately that means

cutting back on my recreation activities. I will still be around and want to be a part of the Musketeers, but not as

active. Maybe when the divorce is final and the kids are a bit older I will have more free time. Please keep in

touch with me as I will you. Thanks to all my "new" drum corps family, I will see you soon.

NAME: Eddie Lynd

EMAIL: lyndkid@hotmail.com

FROM: Tabernacle, NJ

Date: 23 Apr 2001

Time: 13:35:13

 

COMMENTS

I just wanted to express my most sincere THANKS to "Archie" for the hospitality and the GREAT SHOW. I was

with The Vagabonds from '62 to '67 and until this year I never dreamed I would ever be playing again. I am now

with The Yankee Rebels and loving every minute of it! There are just too many names to say Thanks to, so if

you don't mind me borrowing something from one of the all time GREATS....... "AFO & OFA !!!" Thanks

"Archie" for starting the Alumni Movement. Let's keep REAL Drum & Bugle Corps alive & kickin'

NAME: Joel Leson

EMAIL:

FROM: Fairfax Station, VA

Date: 23 Apr 2001

Time: 16:30:46

 

COMMENTS

So you wonder why they call the Brass Reunion, the Brass Reunion? What a night! Congratulations and many

thanks to all of the "Musketeers" for producing such an outstanding show case for alumni drum and bugle

corps. Seeing Tony DeMarco, Joe Marrella, Dennis Marta, Joe Gibbons, Jerry and Winnie Powell, Bob

Huston, Ken Newman, Professor Louie Sciratto, Jim Cosetti, and meeting Dick Penrod and Gary Dickelman

made for one hell of a great evening. Way to go Archie---WELL DONE!!!!!

NAME: Sunny Cohen

EMAIL: sunnycohen@aol.com

FROM: BSGK-PA

Date: 24 Apr 2001

Time: 13:43:35

 

COMMENTS

I want to thank all of you for the kindness and affection that you showed me on Saturday evening - I am sorry

that I could not stay until the end of the show, but the tribute to Al did me in - I promise the next time I see all of

you there will be smiles only - thanks for being his friend all these years and mine Love Sunny

NAME: Ken Newman

EMAIL: norman.newman@unisys.com

FROM: Feeling lowville

Date: 25 Apr 2001

Time: 12:28:10

 

COMMENTS

Again--- It seems that not a week goes by without hearing of the passing of yet another special old friend. "Big

Lou" was with the Mc Call Post Bluebirds, Liberty Bell cadets, Reilly Raiders and most recently the Archie

alumni corp. I spent some of my youth mashing grapes in Louie's cellar and eating his grandmother's fantastic

Italian cooking. Lou will be missed by all of his old friends.... AFO&OFA!!

NAME: Carol Terreri

EMAIL: CarolleeT@aol.com

FROM: Archie

Date: 25 Apr 2001

Time: 21:16:59

 

COMMENTS

Big Lou will be missed by his new friends also.

NAME: Bob Carney

EMAIL: RFCSENIOR@cs.com

FROM: Clementon Thunderbirds, Blue Rocks,, Brookhaven Crusaders, Archer Epler 1976 to 1991,

Reilly Raiders presently

Date: 25 Apr 2001

Time: 22:17:16

 

COMMENTS

Well what can I say Archie you have done it again it is a great web page. Best wishes for the future and keep

up the great work and tradition that you have always shown the drum corps world. I am proud to be and to have

been a Muskeeter and to have said I wear red shorts. Regards Bobby

NAME: kathleen lawler

EMAIL: klawler@harcourt.com

FROM: ARCHIE

Date: 26 Apr 2001

Time: 21:06:07

 

COMMENTS

Only one comment seems appropriate at the passing of an ARCHIE alum: ALL FOR ONE AND ONE FOR

ALL. Here's to Big Lou. Glad you spent some time with us.

Kathleen

NAME: Bob Carney

EMAIL: RFCSENIOR@cs.com

FROM: ARCHIE

Date: 27 Apr 2001

Time: 00:14:24

 

COMMENTS

Dick Drew and Big Lou will be sadly missed by all, glad to have known them both. ALL FOR ONE AND ONE

FOR ALL. Bobby

NAME: Phyllis

EMAIL: pbistline@harmelin.com

FROM: Archie

Date: 27 Apr 2001

Time: 14:44:26

 

COMMENTS

Just a quick update on Vince Deegan: He was supposed to have moved into a nursing home but is still in

Taylor Hospital (in Ridley Park, PA), room 224. Vince is not doing well at all...from his diabetes, failing kidneys

and other ailments. Please keep Vince and Cass in your prayers...I'm sure cards would be appreciated as

well. Thanks. This is when AFO and OFA really mean a lot.

NAME: Joe Silverstein

EMAIL:

FROM: BSGK

Date: 27 Apr 2001

Time: 20:49:40

 

COMMENTS

Big Lou and The Bush are once again in the same squad. RIP Lou. Your friend, Joe

NAME: Louie Scirrotto

EMAIL: scirrott@epix.net

FROM: POCONOS

Date: 28 Apr 2001

Time: 22:59:01

 

COMMENTS

Liberty Bell cadets, Reilly Raiders, Archer Epler Musketeers. With Archie I played cymbals, Tenor Drum and

Drum Major.

My Uncles, Johnny Franconeri and Augie Franconeri marched with Archie..My brothers Pat and Joe both

marched with Archie

And don't forget my brother" AGONY". We as a family were Archer Epler!! I have had the pleasure to march

with some of the greatest

musicians and people in the entire world!!!!!! From 1958 to 1968 I played cymbals and tenor drum...from time

to time Drum Major.

In 1976, I was proud to march with Archer Epler as the Drum Major in the Bicentennial Parade in

Philadelphia..we really, really,

did blow the window out of Lit Bros. dept. store...What a horn Line!!!!! I miss the Corps very much and wish I

could make it to

the post more often. However," You can always leave the Corps....but, the Corps never leaves you" I miss all

my buddies from

Archer Epler. I'm teaching college history now at Northampton Community College, Bethlehem,Pa., and my

Band the "MARK LEWIS TRIO" is still

playing in the Poconos. so, if you ever need a" three credit WEB-Based history course" contact me...(sorry,

can't cut you breaks you have to do the work)

or if you ever need a band call me at 1-570-646-8795. " ALL FOR ONE and ONE FOR ALL"

" LOUIE " P.S. (still wears" RED SHORTS")

you have to do the work)

NAME: Louie Scirrotto

EMAIL: scirrott@epix.net

FROM: POCONOS

Date: 29 Apr 2001

Time: 00:01:50

 

COMMENTS

Went to Archies show with Kenny Newman and had a fabulous time. What a thrill it was to get up

on the stage and sing the Musketeer song with the corps. I could hear all the old voices as we

sang the song. It was great to see all the old guys again. The corps sounded great and brought

back many old memories for me. I promised Kenny to go to as many shows as I can. Reilly also

blew me away. It just felt good to hear the old corps again. Thanks Archie for the great time at the post.

I felt like I was still in the corps!!!!. Please keep sending me the raffle tickets..... I look forward to them every

year!!!!! I never win!!! I just keep buying them!!! Hey, I just spoke with Harry Sharp on the phone tonight what the

hell is going on !!!!

I love ya all....I miss ya all... .I miss all our fallen Musketeers, AFOandOFA

LOUIE

NAME: Trygvi Østerø

EMAIL: Trostero@post.olivant.fo

FROM: Færøerne

Date: 29 Apr 2001

Time: 08:42:57

 

COMMENTS

NAME: BIG MOE OCONNOR

EMAIL: MOE1643@MSN.COM

FROM: STUART FL

Date: 29 Apr 2001

Time: 17:02:05

 

COMMENTS

HI GUYS JUST A NOTE TO SAY HELLO TO ALL. RETIRED AND DOING NOTHING SOME HEALTH

PROBLEMS,BUT GLAD TO BE ALIVE JUST GOT THIS COMPUTOR SO ITS GOING A LITTLE SLOW

HOPE TO HEAR FROM YOU SOON GOD BLESS. BIG MOE.

NAME: Dick Filkins

EMAIL: Dfilk@adelphia.net

FROM:

Date: 03 May 2001

Time: 00:01:22

 

COMMENTS

For those of you who remember Mo Oconer I would like you to know that he is in the Hospital in Martin County

FL. He is having a circulation problem and will have his Big toe amputated on Sat May 5th. If you would like to

give him a call to lift his spirits his phone number is as follows. 561 287-5200 rm 633 bed # 1. You may want to

check the rm number when you call.

Dick Filkins

NAME: Bob E

EMAIL:

FROM: Rough Riders / Archie

Date: 05 May 2001

Time: 19:41:58

 

COMMENTS

OK heres the scoop! I've had a personal request (threat) to shorten the Guestbook ------- So you will find a

Guest Log for 1999-2000 and the present Log for 2001.

Haven't decided what to do when we hit 2020 yet.

AFO & OFA

NAME: Lyvonne McQuiston

EMAIL: Mrs Tigge@aol.com

FROM: Archie

Date: 12 May 2001

Time: 02:38:55

 

COMMENTS

It was great seeing everyone at the Archie show this year.A lot of familiar faces,and alot of "family"faces.There

is'nt alot of places you can go and still feel like part of the family,and when we go to the shows,practice,we

always feel like we're home.There's no place like home. Thanx for all the memories. "all for one&one for all"

NAME: JIMMY MC CONKEY

EMAIL: MUSKEETEER@WEBTV.NET

FROM: SYRACUSE, NEW YORK

Date: 14 May 2001

Time: 16:36:22

 

COMMENTS

WANT TO THANK YOU ALL WHO HAVE SENT ME CARDS & LETTERS OF GET WELLS.JUST GOT OUT

OF THE HOSPITAL 2 DAYS AGO AND AFTER GETTING ALL STICHED UP ALL IS GOING WELL. MY BOG

REGRET IS THAT I WON'T BEABLE TO ATTEND THIS YEARS GAS. WANT TO WISH YOU ALL A

WONDERFUL TIME AND FOR THOSE WHO ARE ATTENDING FOR THE FIRST TIME YOU WILL HAVE

THE "TIME OF YOUR LIFE" I KNOW I DID.I WAS LOOKING FOWARD TO GOING SO BAD AND SEEING

ALL THOSE WONDERFUL FACES ONCE AGAIN. HOPE TO CATCH UP WITH ALL ONCE I'M UP AND

ABOUT. TAKE CARE AND GOD BLESSYOU ALL. ALL FOR ONE AND ONE FOR ALL.P.S. MISS YOU AL

COHEN ONE OF THE FINEST PERSONS I HAVE EVER KNOWEN IN DRUM CORPS. OUR FRIENDSHIP

GOES BACK TO OUR B.S. DAYS THERE WILL NEVER BE ANOTHER. JIMMY MC CONKEY

NAME: Joseph Chizek

EMAIL: skylead@superior.net

FROM: Gloversville NY

Date: 18 May 2001

Time: 21:48:04

 

COMMENTS

Sorry to here about Vince, he was a dear ole friend, and my condolences go out to his family

NAME: Frank Dorritie

EMAIL:

FROM: Sunrisers, Blue Devils

Date: 19 May 2001

Time: 12:27:51

 

COMMENTS

Vince Deegan was the Renaissance Man of Drum Corps, in my view, the finest DCA brass judge of all time.

He exuded integrity and gave evaluations supportively and with respect for the efforts of his colleagues. He

was one of my heroes.

NAME: Ken Newman

EMAIL: norman.newman@unisys.com

FROM: sadville

Date: 21 May 2001

Time: 12:35:10

 

COMMENTS

I first marched with Vince in 1958. He will always be remembered as one of Archie's top innovators, and of

course,as the drum major costumed as the King of Siam in Lee Wolf's fantastic "King and I" show. Vince will

be missed by all.

NAME: Louie

EMAIL: Scirrott@epix.net

FROM: Archie..Reilly...Liberty Bell

Date: 21 May 2001

Time: 21:08:35

 

COMMENTS

Vince Deegan was and still is a class act!!!! A man like vince will never be forgotten as long as there is an

Archer-Epler man alive. My prayers go out to Vince and his family. I salute you "KING". God bless you.

LOUIE

NAME: Gary Karpinski

EMAIL: karpinskigary@aol.com

FROM: Verona

Date: 23 May 2001

Time: 10:29:17

 

COMMENTS

Met Vince Deegan with my dad Walter Karpinski. I could not have met a nicer more intellegent Drum Corps

person. I am sure I can also speak for my father when I say, LONG LIVE THE KING.

NAME: bert adamson

EMAIL: adrummer919@aol.com

FROM: bristol,pa

Date: 07 Jun 2001

Time: 13:10:15

 

COMMENTS

i am glad to have found this web page hello to all past and present members

NAME: Wayne Lee Hartford

EMAIL: waylee@mediaone.net

FROM: Spaceship Earth-

Date: 12 Jun 2001

Time: 17:14:50

 

COMMENTS

Congratulations Archie. Very proud of your performance at the 2001 Wildwood Parade.Thanx for the loud

cheer when we ( THE LIGHT BRIGADE) came around the corner in N.J..It was great to see so many friends

after the parade and at all the perfomances and parties. Drum Corps families are a great group of people. as

we came in second it was great to know ''ARCHIE''came in first. HOPE TO SEE YOU ALL IN PLYMOUTH ,

MASS. in November.Wayne.

NAME: Ron Cowart

EMAIL: Ron0602@aol.com

FROM: Slatington, Pennsylvania

Date: 12 Jun 2001

Time: 20:44:41

 

COMMENTS

I marched one season with the Musketeers, it was in 1978. I believe it was the first time the Corps was back,

and our first show was the Dream Contest in Jersery City. I was in the rifle line. We lined up on the goal line.

The stands were packed! We came off the line with the Musketeers March and the crowed went completely

wild, the crowed stood for the hole show. I was in complete tears when we came off the field! For me, that was

the greatest Drum Corps experience in my life and I'm glad to have spent that one season with Archie!

NAME: Susan Bannon

EMAIL: MSSUSYQ@aol.com

FROM: Philadelphia, PA

Date: 22 Jun 2001

Time: 14:30:06

 

COMMENTS

My brother Greg Palmer is currently in your corp. My father Joseph Palmer was also a part of the corp back in

the 50's and late 70's early 80's.

NAME: Charlie Hooper

EMAIL: chooper@us.oracle.com

FROM: South Jersey Vagabonds, and Yankee Rebels Alumni Corps

Date: 28 Jun 2001

Time: 10:47:14

 

COMMENTS

Great site Archie... My father, Charlie Hooper Sr., was a member of Archer Epler during the late 50's. He loved

the corps. I still remember going to practice at the refinery and the corps competing with the noise from all the

gas being burned off.. great memories. keep up the good work. I now march with the Yankee Rebels Alumni

Corps and because of all the websites and alumni corps springing up it seems that old drum corps is being

reborn... may it live long and prosper until the last one of us drops.

Visit our website at www.thevagabonds.org Drop us a line in our guestbook we would love to hear from you.

Charlie Hooper Jr. Vagabonds Drum Major (59-63)

NAME: JOE EPLER

EMAIL: jepler@mt.net

FROM: HELENA MONTANA

Date: 29 Jun 2001

Time: 14:30:30

 

COMMENTS

NAME: jim capra

EMAIL: jjc_48@hotmail.com

FROM: gloucester city new jersey

Date: 02 Jul 2001

Time: 13:17:46

 

COMMENTS

Hello everyone. This is actually Wendy Capra. I just wanted to say hello and sign my dad in to the guest list.

Keep up the good work and have a Happy 4th of july. This red-type is weird to look at. Please view the offical

web-site for the Philly 4th parade b/c I will be a production assistant to the parade this year. the web-site

www.americasbirthday.com See ya later--Wendy

NAME: Mark Breitigan

EMAIL: MrGab2much

FROM: Delaware

Date: 03 Jul 2001

Time: 23:49:29

 

COMMENTS

Hello, My name is Mark Breitigan and I am from Delaware. I have played in a Marching Band in High School. I

am 41, and loved Drum and Bugle Corps all my life. This is something that I have a great love for, and would

love to see what your corp is all about. Although your corp doesn't do field competions, this sounds like it is the

right fit for me. Not having to give up every weekend in the summer. I play percussion and would love to come

to PA and watch one of your practices. Hopefully I can become a part of the Musketeer tradition. Sincerely,

Mark Breitigan

NAME: Herb Manochio

EMAIL: Star-Sounds@webtv.net

FROM: Manahawkin, NJ

Date: 05 Jul 2001

Time: 16:49:32

 

COMMENTS

Glad to hear that the Musketeers have a good website, but you should have a sample of your theme song

played by the corps. If anyone played with the corps. from 1951-1953 when I did, please contact me. At that

time I was commuting from Newark New Jersey. I played first soprano. Good luck Musketeers in the new

season.

NAME: Bill Reid

EMAIL: billreid50@hotmail.com

FROM: Colorado

Date: 06 Jul 2001

Time: 14:00:28

 

COMMENTS

Greetings to the Musketeer Family. Great site - I was with St Pat's of JC 62-66 and my Dad managed the

annual Preview of Champions show. I think of Archie and memories of the King and I, Camelot etc. ring

through. One of my favorite tape recordings is the '59 Hershey show which you won - magnificent by any

standard. Bring back the golden days of drum corps - that was entertainment. Today's corps are very

mechanical - though of course VERY VERY talented - but I'll take the blast from the past anytime.

Living in Coloriado does not afforded me to the opportunity to see any of the Alumni corps - a shame. Best

wishes for continued success. Keep drum corps alive !

NAME: Tom Barrett

EMAIL: gator2usa@yahoo.com

FROM: Asbury Park,NJ/Ft. Edward,NY

Date: 06 Jul 2001

Time: 23:09:45

 

COMMENTS

I remember Archie well. Saw them many times at The Preview of Champions and The Dream at Roosevelt

Stadium in Jersey City. Good to see you back. Tomm

NAME: Gil Davidson

EMAIL: cgd3642@aol.com

FROM: Phila, pa

Date: 07 Jul 2001

Time: 22:35:20

 

COMMENTS

My last Drum Corps experience was in 1971 with the Yankee Rebels. After 30 years I would like to commend

you on Brass Reunion 2001. So many memories were rekindled that night. Thanks for the memories.

NAME: Douglas Lloyd

EMAIL: lloydhomes@isoc.net

FROM: Melbourne, Ky

Date: 12 Jul 2001

Time: 20:02:35

 

COMMENTS

Tell Billy Kaufmann that I said hello. I use to work with him at Stingray back in the late 80's

Doug

NAME: Mike DeSouza

EMAIL: mddesouza@hotmail.com

FROM: Massachusetts

Date: 15 Jul 2001

Time: 08:54:28

 

COMMENTS

Nice web site,I saw you guys at the GAS in May ,Great Job !I march with the St Kevin Emerald Knights &have

been looking around to see who is also going to be at the Reilly show in Aug.glad to see you guys are going

too.also check out OLDSTYLEDRUMCORPS on the Yahoo clubs -its good stuff. Yours in Drum corps Spirit

mike

NAME: Mike DeSouza

EMAIL:

FROM: mass

Date: 15 Jul 2001

Time: 08:59:33

 

COMMENTS

Hi again, PS. You guys are going to love doing the Plymouth Ma. show in Nov. its a great show & Archie is a

great addition Mike

NAME: Ken Newman

EMAIL: norman.newman@unisys.com

FROM: SADVILLE

Date: 17 Jul 2001

Time: 09:18:09

 

COMMENTS

This one truly hurts a lot. Gene Duaime, a lifelong buddy, and I grew up in the same Philly neighborhood

together. Gene, although always professing he would love to play in Drum corps with the rest of us, and his

brother Bob formed a very good band (The Melodiers) and played at a lot of local teenage and high school

dances in the Southwest Philly area in the 50's. He finally came to drum corps with the advent of Archie's

alumni corp and loved it. I believe everyone also loved him back.Gene was a truly great guy and will be sorely

missed by all. My love and deepest condolences to Joannie, his high school sweetheart, and the family. RIP

Eugene AFO&OFA

NAME: Jim Cossetti

EMAIL: xarchieman@aol.com

FROM:

Date: 17 Jul 2001

Time: 16:24:48

 

COMMENTS

Another old friend has gone. I'm sure that all of us who marched and played with the Corps from the mid-70's

remember Gene as one of the inseperable trio with Jack Reilly and Gene Bunting. It doesn't get any easier

saying goodbyes, but Godspeed Gene. You were a good man.

NAME: Marlene (Miller)Brown

EMAIL: kmbrown1@msn.com

FROM: Bellmawr, NJ

Date: 23 Jul 2001

Time: 12:37:21

 

COMMENTS

Hello to all! I just stumbled into your site and so happy I did. It has been a long time! I left Audubon Bon Bons in

1956 and haven't been in touch. So glad I found this and others by accident and love it. I have always missed

the drum corp scene!

NAME: Charlie Hooper

EMAIL: C harles.Hooper@oracle.com

FROM: South Jersey Vababonds

Date: 26 Jul 2001

Time: 01:24:29

 

COMMENTS

Wanted to let you know that one of the Delaware Valley greats, Mr. Don Adair (Drum Corps Hall of Fame), has

had a serious medical setback. Don recently suffered a stroke and is recovering. Please take the time to send

him get well wishes. Send them to his daughter Terry Adair at 3816 Ronnald Drive, Philadelphia, PA 19154.

She will get your message to Don..

thanks...

Charlie Hooper

NAME: Jason Palmer

EMAIL: cheetah7233@aol.com

FROM: Willow Grove, Pa

Date: 26 Jul 2001

Time: 10:10:05

 

COMMENTS

I belong to Archie this year and the corp sounds so good. And the drum roompictures take us back so far.

NAME: Gregory Palmer

EMAIL: Gnorm442@aol.com

FROM: Willow Grove,Pa.

Date: 26 Jul 2001

Time: 10:22:26

 

COMMENTS

I am a current member of the corp. I also marched with them in the early 80'. My father Joe Palmer was in the

corp in the late 50'and the 80' with me. He was also known as "Joe Musketeer". My father was killed in a car

accident in 1985. I am wondering if anyone has info or pictures of him from the corp. Also very interested why

he was called "Joe Musketeer". Please e-mail me if you have info . Thank you very much.

NAME: Susan Hitchcock

EMAIL: suezqh@bellatlantic.net

FROM: Palmyra, NJ

Date: 30 Jul 2001

Time: 13:53:20

 

COMMENTS

I was a member of the fledgling corp in Mount Ephraim, NJ, the Black Horse Cadets, back in the late 50's,

early 60's, when Charlie Hooper, Sr. was Director. I heard about your site during the Lakewood, NJ event (The

Dream) competition on July 29th. What great fun! I hope to hear the great sounds of the Muskateers again

soon, either at the Shamrock Festival, or at one of your rehearsals! My husband, a non-corps person, has

become an avid fan of Corps competitions, too, and we plan to explore all the musical avenues now still open

to us. If any old Cadets read this site and want to correspond about those days, I'd be happy to hear from you.

NAME: John Dowlan

EMAIL: rudiment@tampabay.rr.com

FROM: Tampa, Florida

Date: 31 Jul 2001

Time: 12:57:56

 

COMMENTS

Thanks Archie!

I've enjoyed the trip down memory lane reading all the postings while trying to match faces to some of the old

familiar names. Time has a way of dimming some things in life, but drum corps memories will always remain.

My drum corps experience began in 1935 when I joined the Osmond Cadets in Philly. The dues were 5 cents a

week but most of us gladly made the sacrifice. It was our ticket to fascinating places and a chance to be part of

something worthwhile. Osmond was all that and more and now enjoys a glorious history. I shall always be

thankful for those beginnings. After the war I returned to Osmond and was honored to teach the drum section

during their National Championship years of 1948 and 1949.

Shortly after WW2 I joined the Reilly Raiders who were making their entry into the drum corps community. I

spent the next 7 years in a most progressive and creative drum corps environment. The only limitations were

those thrust upon us by the antiquated 1930s judging system.

In 1954 I left Reilly and joined Archie. Regrettably, I only marched that one year but I couldn't have timed it any

better. We lead the drum corps world and it was perhaps the best year in Archie's illustrious history. The horns

and M&M were incredible but what a drum section! With the likes of Bill Reamer, Jack Corey and Al Cavallo, I

considered myself privileged to be the fourth snare and march in such an impeccable snare line.

I have no comment on today's drum corps revolution. I'm sure the talent is musically superior and the time

involved in preparation greater, but these modern corps(?)just don't give me the chills and goose bumps I so

fondly remember. Whatever became of the tribute to our American Flag? I think that says it all.

Best wishes to all and hope to see some of my old drum corps friends in the coming years.

John Dowlan

NAME: Carol Hooton

EMAIL: reillyraider@worldnet.att.net

FROM: Miami, FL

Date: 07 Aug 2001

Time: 06:25:06

 

COMMENTS

Sorting some of Bill's old DC stuff and found one of the original "crying towels". Brings back great memories.

Bill always used to say that the competition between the 2 corps was what made both of them great!

NAME: MARY LAMB ZIEGENFUSS

EMAIL: MZigg12@aol.com

FROM: Newtown Square, PA.

Date: 14 Aug 2001

Time: 00:22:14

 

COMMENTS

It was with sadness that I heard about the passing of Harry Mathias another long time friend and dedicated

"Archie" member. Both Harry and his wife Doris will be long remembered for the good times and many laughs

we shared over the years when it was party time at Archie. Mark Fulcomer said it so eloquently when he spoke

of Harry's dedication and many activities that contributed to happy memories of the good old years at Archer

Epler. MEMORIES, isn't that what we are all living on. That bugle & drum corp up above is getting pretty full. Oh

what beautiful music they must be making.

NAME: Herb Manochio

EMAIL: hmanochio@msn.com

FROM: Manahawkin N.J.

Date: 18 Aug 2001

Time: 21:34:59

 

COMMENTS

Great to see the musketeers have a good website.my last comment I had a e-mail address called

star-sounds@webtv.net it is now changed to hmanochio@msn.com just to keep the record straight.I played

with archie back in 1951 to 1954 when I was commuting from Newark N.J. now I am living in Manahakin N.J. I

still get to see the corps when they come to Wildwood N.J. or places close by.played soprano horn and loved

archies music,I get the chills every time I hear them play stars and stripes.and our opening theme if anyone

remembers me please call me at (609)-978-8620 or e-mail me and talk about are days in the corps.good luck

in the new year musketeers.

NAME: Sunny Cohen

EMAIL: sunnycohen1961@aol.com

FROM: BSGK/PA

Date: 21 Aug 2001

Time: 13:38:07

 

COMMENTS

Received the sad news that both Bobby Howell and Frank McCormick passed away - Bob's viewing is this

evening from 7-9 at Anderson & Campbell, 3010 Ridgeway Road, Manchester, NJ, funeral is tomorrow - Frank

McCormick's viewing is Wednesday, August 22, 2001 7-9 PM at Wade Funeral Home, 1002 Radcliffe Street,

Bristol, PA - both were good friends of Al and myself and will be sorely missed 8/21/01

NAME: moe oconnor

EMAIL: moe @i

FROM:

Date: 24 Aug 2001

Time: 23:18:00

 

COMMENTS

NAME: Ron Nagy

EMAIL: ronald.nagy@worldnet.att.net

FROM: Honolulu HI

Date: 25 Aug 2001

Time: 05:05:57

 

COMMENTS

I just want to add a few lines in regard to The Big Red. I wasn't a member of any senior corps. I was however a

soprano with Blue Rock in the pre-SE Asia era...with some guys named Grady Young, Larry Kerchner, Frank

Haddaway (far too many others to list for the 6 yrs I marched with the Rocks). Archie was the first senior corps I

ever saw on the field in competition...I still have memories of the powerful brass on that first evening show in '60

(and still have the 'Off The Line' 33 rpm). I was sorry to read about Vince - he was my first horn instructor; he

and The Musketeers will always have a special place in my heart. Best of luck to the Corps and thank you for a

great website. From the 1st state to the 50th, Mahalo!

NAME: bert adamson

EMAIL: adrummer919

FROM: bristol pa 19007

Date: 03 Sep 2001

Time: 09:20:48

 

COMMENTS

hello everyone from archie the all for one and the one for all gang did a great job this year congradulations too

all a great bunch.and thank you for allowing me too play at your rehearsals i stilllove your music. hey DICK

FILLINKS IF YOUR OUT THERE please contact me thanks. BERT ADAMSON

NAME: Raymond J Leger

EMAIL: ranpal@mediaone.net

FROM: Massachusetts

Date: 07 Sep 2001

Time: 18:46:21

 

COMMENTS

Hello Archie, I am a former member of the Jolly Whalers Drum & Bugle Corps, faithfully from 1960 to 1972. I

am presently marching with the St. Kevin Emerald Knights and loving the old style Drum Corps. I have always

loved you guys since I first saw you in Mission Drums 1963. I am collecting Drum Corps patches for my jacket,if

you have any for sale I would greatly appreciate any info on how I could purchase one. Thanks and say Hi to a

Matador Reunion buddy ED Quackenbush.........Peace.....(DC4EVER)......RAY

NAME: Phyllis Bistline

EMAIL: jpbistline@mindspring.com

FROM: Archie

Date: 13 Sep 2001

Time: 16:02:17

 

COMMENTS

We are all incredibly saddened by the events of this past Tuesday. I know we will keep all of the victims, their

families, the rescuers, our leaders...and everyone this tragedy has touched-in our hearts and minds. I want to

thank and express my gratitude to our VFW/American Legion members. It is because of them, and the scores

of men and women who fought for our country's freedom, that we are here today. Yes, the terrorists dealt a

deadly blow, but they cannot take us down. We must stand together and remember what was fought for....and

how we must continue the fight. God bless America.

NAME: DANIEL HARRIS

EMAIL: STARCHILD87@WEBTV.NET

FROM: SOUTHAVEN HIGH SCHOOL MARCHING BAND

Date: 15 Sep 2001

Time: 20:21:06

 

COMMENTS

Although I am only a freshman in high school,I am already condidering my profession as a orchestra director. I

would like to learn what I could from ole miss

NAME: Ed Hendrickson

EMAIL: henishere@cs.com

FROM: Ocala, Florida

Date: 24 Sep 2001

Time: 23:01:40

 

COMMENTS

I was a member of Archie from 1958 thru 1966.It is sad to hear that my very close friend, Harry Mathis has

passed away. The same of Vince Deegan. It seems as only yesterday I was bending elbows with both of them

at the Reunion Dinner. It's a shame I didn't have a chance of saying goodbye to them and all the fellow

members of our Corps, who are no longer with us. If there was only a way of knowing. I guess the best way to

sum it up is, man how I miss those people and the times we had together. Great site, thanks for it and all the

best in the future. Ed

NAME: MARY LAMB ZIEGENFUSS

EMAIL: MZigg12@aol.com

FROM: Newtown Square, Delaware County, PA

Date: 04 Oct 2001

Time: 19:44:30

 

COMMENTS

The way to go Joe and John Cavello!!! It was a proud moment when I read the beautiful news paper article in

the Daily Times (local paper) telling the story of the hard labor and determination of two of our "Muskeeters"

hoisting an American Flag at the top of a hill located at Exit 6 (Blue Route) in Broomall, PA. After several days

of digging, mounting and hard work their reward was to see this beautiful sight flying in the wind. If anyone

would like to see this site travel out Westchester Pike to Broomall - look up to the highest hill and there you will

see Ole Glory. Thank you Joe & John Cavallo. I am so proud to call you my friend.

NAME: Eddie Lovis

EMAIL: edwardlovis@yahoo.com

FROM: Blessed Sacrament

Date: 05 Nov 2001

Time: 12:56:06

 

COMMENTS

Nov 5, 2001 Billy Malone (First Baritone) Sain Kevins Emerald Knights and The Legends Alumni was hit by a

car last night and has passed away from massive head injuries.

The arrangements are not yet finalized, but it is expected to be at O'Briens in South Boston on Wednesday or

Thursday.

Our prayers are with his family and friends.

NAME: Bob Port

EMAIL: skekr@aol.com

FROM: Boston Now Riverside, NJ

Date: 16 Nov 2001

Time: 00:21:17

 

COMMENTS

Great web site. This is about the 4th time I've accessed it. Sorry to see you not going to Nov 17th @ Bos. I was

going to car pool with you or sneak on the bus. KiKi says hello. ( I'm trying to get him to a practice. But he's

been really ill lately). Best of luck. Bob Port

NAME: Thom Carr

EMAIL: Thomcarr48@aol.com

FROM: French Horn 1956-57

Date: 22 Nov 2001

Time: 02:23:11

 

COMMENTS

Just found the web page, it is great. I was in Blessed Sacrement before comig to Archie and stayed at Rip

Bernert's house over night on rehearsal nights as I commuted from north Jersey. From 1958 to 1971 I played

with the Cabs. fter I left the Cabs I had not seen a drum corps show until 1995...What a difference!! My 3

children were all involved wth drum corps while growing up.

We now appreciate all the great work done by the many alumni corps. I uess I like the "old days" best. Best

regards to all of the old timers from Archie.

NAME: Paul Bateman

EMAIL: callpaul@lemoorenet.com

FROM: Calif.(Penna native)

Date: 27 Nov 2001

Time: 01:47:11

 

COMMENTS

Another stop in to say HI. While reading thru the log I see many names, both here and gone, which bring back

memories. Wish I were close enough to visit more often. Stopped by the post in July and enjoyed the visit. As

Kenny says, AFO and OFL...

NAME: Joe Marrella

EMAIL: joemarrella@aol.com

FROM: Vasella

Date: 01 Dec 2001

Time: 16:30:20

 

COMMENTS

Glad to see the tradition alive.

The influence of Archie, over the years, on drum corps is apparent every where you look.

You provided many wonderful moments for fans everywhere.

Your inspiration lives

NAME: Michael Batten

EMAIL: Michael-Batten@home.com

FROM: Blue Rocks

Date: 05 Dec 2001

Time: 21:09:30

 

COMMENTS

Hello Jimmy Cosetti and the rest of the Musketeers! So sorry to hear about Vince Deegan...Vince was our first

horn instructor for Blue Rocks in 1960. He was a real good guy.

NAME: Michael Batten

EMAIL: Michael- Batten@home.com

FROM: Blue Rocks

Date: 06 Dec 2001

Time: 21:26:19

 

COMMENTS

Hello Jimmy Cosetti and the rest of Archie. So sad to hear about Vince Deegan's passing. He was my first

horn instructor in 1960 at Blue Rocks...he was a good man and will be missed! Drop me a line...MB

NAME: Tom Bambrick

EMAIL: TomBam4@aol.com

FROM: BS Golden Knights

Date: 08 Dec 2001

Time: 09:50:14

 

COMMENTS

Best Holiday Wishes to my many old friends from Archie,Reilley,Liberty Bell and Audobon

Tom Bambrick Blessed Sacrament 1949-1959

NAME: Frank Pursell

EMAIL: fpursell@evenlink.com

FROM: Milton, PA

Date: 15 Dec 2001

Time: 17:04:45

 

COMMENTS

I marched with the Milton Keystoners from 1953 until 1963, the last few years as Drum Major. Archie has

always been one of my favorite corps, even when we competed against you. We never had a chance. What a

great corps. Will never forget the King and I presentation. Fantastic! Thoroughly enjoy your website although it

would be great if you had some musical excerpts. I have a bunch of old recordings (from the good old days)

and always get a chill when I hear "We are the Musketeers". The people in the Lewisburg, PA area still

remember the shows you put on at the "Calvacade of Champions" each year. What great times we all had

NAME: Ray Remus

EMAIL: Cabs7072@AOL.Com

FROM: Hawthorne

Date: 27 Dec 2001

Time: 14:19:46

 

COMMENTS

Keep up the good work! hope to see the Musketeers in 2002. Duke wasssup!

 


2002



NAME: Sean McRactagan

EMAIL: seanog1916@hotmail.com

FROM: minnesota

Date: 02 Jan 2002

Time: 02:32:02


COMMENTS

I just want to wish a Happy and prosperous New Year to all of the Musketeer Family. May this year of 2002 see
the re-emergence of "Archie" into the Drum Corp hierarchy. Thanks, Sean (Colour Guard 1961-2)




NAME: Phyllis Bistline

EMAIL: jpbistline@mindspring.com

FROM: Archie

Date: 03 Jan 2002

Time: 16:29:12


COMMENTS

I just wanted to wish everyone a peaceful and happy New Year. We are blessed with many things, including this
wonderful drum corps and its heritage.....but most of all, the past and present members and many friends
whom we call family. Let us not take a single day for granted and make the most of everything we do!




NAME: Mike Batten

EMAIL: michael-batten@home.com

FROM: Blue Rocks 1960-1969

Date: 03 Jan 2002

Time: 22:01:02


COMMENTS

Happy New Year to Jimmy COSSETTI and the rest of Archie, may you play on for ever. MDB




NAME: David H. McGuinness

EMAIL: davidmcguinness@webtv.net

FROM: Waterbury,Ct.06708

Date: 06 Jan 2002

Time: 11:55:44


COMMENTS

I love that song I Have Dreamed on the Who Are We. Also, would love to get a recording on I believe the Sun
Records if possible. Many of the old corps I miss very much and especially you and the Princemen, Reilly and
the Caballeros. Best of Luck in the Future.



NAME: dave

EMAIL:

FROM: westport,conneticut

Date: 16 Jan 2002

Time: 02:29:05


COMMENTS

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NAME: Bob wagner

EMAIL: rwagner21@aol.com

FROM: Newark, DE

Date: 18 Jan 2002

Time: 11:55:17


COMMENTS

Good luck this year Archie, have a great and fun filled year

Check out the Yankee Rebels site for information on the DIXIE STINGER.




NAME: Jim Cossetti

EMAIL: xarchieman@aol.com

FROM: everywhere

Date: 22 Jan 2002

Time: 16:06:21


COMMENTS

Mike Batten.....soooooo good to hear from you. Your ears must have been ringing, since Larry Kerchner and I
were talking about you, Kenny Dennis, Mickey Denny, Tom McAnally, et. ux, et al just last Sunday. Heard from
Jeff Dennis just a couple of weeks ago (something about the Dennis/ Denny connection????). Hope you and
the family are well. Do you still live in So. Jersey? Last time I saw you was at the parade with the Pitman Hobo
Band....bring back memories??? I'll be in touch by e-mail. Thanks for remembering. My memories of Blue
Rock and you kids remain right up there with all of the good drum corps memories.




NAME: Ken Newman

EMAIL: norman.newman@unisys.com

FROM: sadville again

Date: 30 Jan 2002

Time: 08:41:05


COMMENTS

Just got a note informing me of the passing of Jack Lundell, yesterday morning (1/29/02). Jack, always a true
friend and good guy, will be remembered by all as an Archie/Reilly icon and fixture. A real drum corp nutcase.
Condolences to Johnny and the rest of the family.RIP Jack, I will miss you.




NAME: Marvin Stevenson

EMAIL: marvindinero@aol.com

FROM: Guelph, Ontario

Date: 01 Feb 2002

Time: 00:16:19


COMMENTS

It's a real treat to hear those old familiar phrases of Archie. After about six years of drum corps activity, I left in
1965 and went into Dance band for about 15 years. Now, after about another 15 years without playing, I find
myself back with music; but this time with a bunch of people who barely know what the term M&M refers to but
they sure know how to have fun. We're playing next weekend at Mardis Gras in New Orleans. We're the Top
Hats Marching Orchestra from Burlington, Ontario. (www.tophats.org) Really nice again to hear you people.




NAME: John F Lundell

EMAIL: dtpd51@netscape.net

FROM: Glenolden,Pa

Date: 03 Feb 2002

Time: 16:02:56


COMMENTS

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the members of the Archer-Epler Musketeers Drum and Bugle
Corps for their kindness during this time of sorrow. Your thoughts and prayers were greatly appreciated. Thank
You, Mrs. John Lundell,Johnny Lundell and Michael Lundell.




NAME: James Pontz

EMAIL: ponds@infi.net

FROM: Lancaster, Pa.

Date: 09 Feb 2002

Time: 16:33:25


COMMENTS

I would like to know whether or not your corp would have an interest in participating in the sixth annual,
Millersville (Pa.) Community Parade which is scheduled for Sat., Oct. 26, 2002 and, if you are interested, how
much you would charge for your appearance. Please get back to me and, if you have any questions, I can be
reached thru my office at 717-285-3510 or e-mail me. For more info. regarding the parade, check out our web
site at www.millersville.edu/~alumni/parade.html. Thank you. James Pontz, M-ville Parade Comm.


NAME: Scott Yaniga

EMAIL: alumnidirector@skyliners.org

FROM: Bayonne

Date: 12 Feb 2002

Time: 14:00:21


COMMENTS

I just wanted to thank all the great folks in the Musketeers for their appearance at the tribute show for the Harrell
brothers.

It was heartening to see that the brotherhood of the drum corps alumni movement is as strong as ever, as is the
sense of patriotism, duty and honor in each and every member who made it a point to attend this most-worthy
event.

Thanks also to Ron Bonadonna for doing triple-duty, drum corps-wise, as well as for being such a polished and
professional MC for the event.

Have a great 2002, and we'll see you soon.

Scott Yaniga Director New York Skyliners Alumni Drum and Bugle Corps




NAME: Al DiCarlo

EMAIL: jessie86@the-spa.com

FROM: Easthampton,Massachsuetts

Date: 12 Feb 2002

Time: 17:12:06


COMMENTS

Glad to see you still exist. Any chance of a shirt or jacket for sale. GREAT LOGO !!!!!




NAME: Gil Davidson

EMAIL: cgd36422AOL.COM

FROM: Archie

Date: 15 Feb 2002

Time: 19:23:35


COMMENTS

I would like to extend a great "THANK YOU" TO all the Musketeers For giving me the Thrill of a lifetime last
Saturday. It has been 30 years since I performed at a show. I am honored to be a part of this great
organization.

Gil Davidson

I am




NAME: Jim Cossetti

EMAIL: AGI145@aol.com

FROM:

Date: 22 Feb 2002

Time: 09:59:09


COMMENTS

Hi to all my old corps family. I have a request for some assistance with information. Can anyone help with
information about Ted Sciarra? Need specifics about his involvement with Grand Street Boys, Garbarina,
Archie and, if any of the old gang from Wilmington remembers....Blue Rock.

Thanks for any help.

Looking forward to the Brass Reunion

Jim




NAME: M/Sgt Robert Lee Epler, Sr. Ret.

EMAIL: b.hochstetler@att.net

FROM: Mich. orign. Now in Colorado

Date: 22 Feb 2002

Time: 10:31:30


COMMENTS

Evidentally I missed something....where does Epler fit into this Corps? And something about him. I was U.S.
Army band master for 14 yrs., played basically the trumpet, however, versed in all brass.




NAME: Dave Mayer

EMAIL: dm53512@navix.net

FROM: Plattsmouth Nebraska

Date: 23 Feb 2002

Time: 15:02:28


COMMENTS

!953-1958 - St Kevin Emerald Knights 1959-1971 - USAF Academy Drum and Bugle Corps




NAME: Jay Correia

EMAIL: jcorrei@neca.org

FROM: I asked my mom, but she wouldn't tell me

Date: 28 Feb 2002

Time: 10:05:19


COMMENTS

I was just checking out the schedule - you guys were in Staten Island a few weeks ago?? Geez, I wish I'd
known. Logan says Hi! He's enjoying retirement.




NAME: Michael Batten

EMAIL: MichaelBatten@comcast.net

FROM: Blue Rocks 1960-1969

Date: 08 Mar 2002

Time: 20:43:27


COMMENTS

Just thought I would drop by again and leave my new Email address....MichaelBatten@comcast.net.....Hello to
everyone and drop me a line.




NAME: Diana Cottrell

EMAIL: Shebari3@aol

FROM: Archie

Date: 13 Mar 2002

Time: 20:29:06


COMMENTS

Hello everyone! Great Web site!




NAME: Tony Brown

EMAIL: T1SOP@aol.com

FROM: Archie

Date: 13 Mar 2002

Time: 20:34:45


COMMENTS

Nice web site!!




NAME: Donald L. Gibson Jr.

EMAIL: dongib@becnet.com

FROM: Lansdale, Pa.

Date: 20 Mar 2002

Time: 15:13:09


COMMENTS

Former member of Archer-Epler Drum and Bugle Corp.,Percussion Line (Bass Drum) with Billy Kauffman and
Bob Hamilton (deceased). Personal friend of John Housekeeper, Flags. Years: 1966/1967. Remember Friday
nite practices at VFW post in Upper Darby and merger with Reilly-Raiders from Sellersville, Pa.


NAME: Dave Shank

EMAIL: dshank12@comcast.net

FROM: Drexel Hill, PA

Date: 23 Mar 2002

Time: 12:28:23


COMMENTS

Haven't been able to play with the group for some time now. 4 kids will do that I guess. My highest compliments
to those involved in the website...it's fantastic!

Good luck this year and in the future. I hope quite often to return and play soon.




NAME: Mary (Lamb) Ziegenfuss

EMAIL: MZigg12@aol.com

FROM: Newtown Square, Pa.

Date: 26 Mar 2002

Time: 11:43:09


COMMENTS

Once again death has entered the ranks of the Archer Epler Muskateers. Marty Tyska, a member of the
original Senior Corp in 1945, passed away on March 23rd, 2002. He was a drummer and played along with
Bill Reamer, George Whitton and John Taylor. Marty brought honor to Archer Epler by winning several awards
with the drum quartette at several National Conventions. Marty was the husband of the late Beatrice V. French
and resided in Lansdowne, Pa. He is survived by five children, eight grandchildren, and six
great-grandchildren. Funeral Mass is Wednesday 10AM at St. Philomena Church, Baltimore & Highland Ave.
Viewing Wednesday morning 8:30AM to 9:30AM Doyle-Stonelake Funeral Home - Baltimore Pk, Lansdowne,
Pa.




NAME: Jim Cossetti

EMAIL: AGI145@aol.com

FROM:

Date: 26 Mar 2002

Time: 17:01:26


COMMENTS

It is with a heavy heart that I inform all that Carmen Cirlincione, former french horn player and corps officer with
Archie, one of DCA's founding fathers, Past President of the Garden State Circuit, and director of 3 time
Garden State Circuit Champions, the Cranford Patriots, passed away 3/25/02 @ 8:02 P.M.. His wife Terry
said the he passed peacefully. Funeral arrangements are pending at this time, but Carmen will be laid out at
Parrow's Funeral Home in North Arlington, NJ. Information will be in the Newark Star Ledger in upcoming days.
Please pray for Terry, Chrissy, & Suzie to help them in this most difficult time..




NAME: Ken Newman

EMAIL:

FROM: Sadville again

Date: 27 Mar 2002

Time: 09:11:45


COMMENTS

My heart might be the heaviest. Carmen Cirlincione was one hell of a great guy. He came to Archie from that
great horn line at St Joe's of Newark and he and I marched in the same french horn rank from '58 to '68. He
was 'mi compare' for many, many years, and we had many great times together. I will miss him dearly.




NAME: James Pontz

EMAIL: ponds@infi.net

FROM: Lancaster, Pa.

Date: 02 Apr 2002

Time: 19:24:12


COMMENTS

I would like to know your corps mailing address A.S.A.P. as I have some parade info. to send you. Please get
back to me as soon as you can. Thank you and best wishes to the corps.




NAME: william david

EMAIL: wmdavid2000@yahoo.com

FROM: brooklyn ,ny

Date: 09 Apr 2002

Time: 06:50:29


COMMENTS

Does anyone know if youguys ever played the song...One Day My Prince Will Come...?? Is there copies of the
vinyl recordings of the 60- 70's recordings any where??? Thank you for the memories.......




NAME: Phyllis Bistline

EMAIL: phyllis_bistline@qvc.com

FROM: Archie

Date: 16 Apr 2002

Time: 09:31:24


COMMENTS

It is with deep sadness that I post this information....we have lost another friend. Ed 'Mukie' Mukalian, director
of the Reilly Raiders and long time drum corps member, passed away this past Saturday night (4/13). The
viewing will be Wednesday, 4/17 at St. Gregory's The Illuminator Armenian Apostolic Church, 8701 Ridge Ave,
Roxborough, PA 19128. The funeral will be at 11am on Thursday, 4/18, at Forrest Hills Cemetery, 101 Byberry
Rd. in Somerton, PA.

If you would like to send condolences to his family, you can address them to Mrs. Jean Mukalian, 2301 Country
Club Dr., Doylestown, PA 18901. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.




NAME: Sue Hitchcock

EMAIL: suezqh@bellatlantic,net

FROM: Palmyra, NJ

Date: 18 Apr 2002

Time: 14:59:08


COMMENTS

I read your schedule, and wanted to know more details about your May 27th Cliften Heights venue. Can you
send me more details on this? I was a long-ago bugler with a small corps in South Jersey and heard your corps
in its hey-day. Let me know if there's any more performance news I should know. Thanks, Sue Hitchcock




NAME: Gary Dickelman

EMAIL: gdickelman@housenet.org

FROM: BSGK

Date: 21 Apr 2002

Time: 21:27:38


COMMENTS

Thanks for another great Brass Reunion!




NAME: Sunny Cohen

EMAIL: sunnycohen1961@aol.com

FROM: BSGK/PA

Date: 22 Apr 2002

Time: 12:19:18


COMMENTS

Just wanted to congratulate all of you on a wonderful show (AGAIN) - it was good to see all of you All for One
LOL Sunny




NAME: Phyllis

EMAIL:

FROM: Archie

Date: 22 Apr 2002

Time: 12:34:05


COMMENTS

I just wanted to thank everyone for an outstanding job on Saturday. The Brass Reunion was a success and it
could not have happened if it weren't for all of you. Members, alumni,friends and family were all an integral part
of the day. I want to thank Mike Snow for his outstanding job..the show was the tightest I've seen in a long time.
Also, thanks to Bill Ives for his bang up job on the book. Personally, it's been an amazing 21 years that I"ve
spent with the corps. I was incredibly proud to have been there for the 70th anniversary, as well as having my
boys there to be in something so special. Thanks again! All for one and one for all!




NAME: John(Hesty)Hesterfer

EMAIL: snip43@comcast.net

FROM: Woodbury, NJ

Date: 24 Apr 2002

Time: 20:42:48


COMMENTS

A beautiful web page...i am about to do some browsing...so...here we go...and thank you. I am alumni
too....Hawthorne Caballeros....right now inactive.

Later, Hesty




NAME: John(Hesty)Hesterfere

EMAIL: snip43@comcast.net

FROM: Woodbury, NJ

Date: 24 Apr 2002

Time: 21:21:01


COMMENTS

Well, we browsed and its an awesome website! Beautifully done, Archie:)!!

Id love to come visit your post one of these days, though I will need some good directions..from the Woodbury,
NJ area. Thanks..

Later, Hesty




NAME: Mickey McQuiston

EMAIL: none

FROM: Folcroft,pa

Date: 27 Apr 2002

Time: 16:08:08


COMMENTS

I'd rather listen to Archie than Ja-rule or anyone like that anyday.(and someday I hope I can acually play).




NAME: DAVID BREITWIESER

EMAIL: DAVID2294@MSN.COM

FROM: HOUSTON TEXAS...

Date: 27 Apr 2002

Time: 19:41:42


COMMENTS

I AM FROM THE NORTHEAST. MARCHED WINTER GUARD WITH SEAHORSE LANCERS, THE
PHILADELPHIA RIDGMEN AND THE HUSSARS...DID THE 2000 SEASON WITH BAYOU CITY BLUES
FROM HOUSTON AND THIS SEASON WITH CORPS VETS FROM ATLANTA GA...TRYING TO TRACK
DOWN JOHN TULLY...TELL HIM TO GET IN TOUCH. THANKS


NAME: Robert Mann

EMAIL: rcmannjr@msn.com

FROM: Philadelphia, PA

Date: 28 Apr 2002

Time: 21:57:51


COMMENTS

I drove by your place today on the way to and from my Mom's home in East Lansdowne. I came across your
site looking for information on a funeral home which happened to have been used by the family of one of your
past members. I think of your organization fondly when I remember all the 4th of July concerts in front of
St.Cyril's church in East Lansdowne when I was a kid. I hope I can get out to Lansdowne for the 4th this year.
Thanks for the memories.




NAME: Joel Leson

EMAIL: jleson@hotmail.com

FROM: Fairfax Station, VA

Date: 30 Apr 2002

Time: 18:44:31


COMMENTS

To The Entire Archer-Epler "Musketeers" Drum and Bugle Corps Membership: This year's "Brass Reunion,"
was a top rate production! Thanks for including The Yankee Rebels of Baltimore, MD. Our Corps appreciated
the use of the Post for practice and a good meal, and thanks the Archie Family for the warm hospitality and
such a fine venue for a truly outstanding drum corps show. Keep up the great work, and the Archie tradition of
being "The Grand Daddy of the Alumni Drum and Bugle Corps Movement."




NAME: LOUIE

EMAIL: csirrott@epix.net

FROM: The POCONOS

Date: 07 May 2002

Time: 19:46:05


COMMENTS

ARCHIE,you were great at GAS 2002. The corps gets better and better...keep up the good work. LOUIE




NAME: ROBERT HINSDALE

EMAIL: ROBBOYMSN.NET

FROM: SYRACUSE

Date: 11 May 2002

Time: 14:36:29


COMMENTS

CAN ANYONE TELL ME WHY JIMMY MC CONKEY IS NOT IN THE HALL OF FAME????? AFTER TALKING
TO SO MANY HALL OF FAME MEMBERS WHOM ALL SAID THEY VOTED FOR HIM LAST YEAR AND
THEN NOTHING. SOMETHING IS WRONG. DO YOU AGREE? bob




NAME: Ralph (Beaver) McFarland

EMAIL: mcme@ix.netcom.com

FROM: Cherry Hill, NJ

Date: 15 May 2002

Time: 15:18:51


COMMENTS

Just wondering if anyone has any information about Bob O'Connor from Norristown who played bari and
marched with Archie in the late 50's and early 60's. Bob was a few years older than me but we marched
together in the Norristown Invaders before he went to Archie.




NAME: john[goose] bistline

EMAIL: p o box 1741

FROM: cedar city, ut 84721

Date: 15 May 2002

Time: 23:21:21


COMMENTS

stumbled here- 9/11 tribute looks great---like the site




NAME: Phil and Trudy Crouthamel

EMAIL: prcrout@aol.com

FROM: Archie

Date: 23 May 2002

Time: 16:31:18


COMMENTS

Hello to everyone. Just a note to let the Corps know, that two of its younger members will be visiting us from
active duty in the military. Brian, USMC, will be coming from Hawaii and Christopher, U.S. Army coming from
Ft. Hood, Tx. Christopher will be bring home a friend with him. His name is Everett Diaz, and I know everyone
will make him feel at home. And yes, they will be marching in Wildwood, NJ Elks Parade. Archie Family
forever!!!




NAME: Drew Kellas

EMAIL: imdrewsome@yahoo.com

FROM: Toronto - DCAT

Date: 24 May 2002

Time: 17:45:55


COMMENTS

Well Organized Site! What is the address of the rehearsal facility? Wouldn't mind dropping in while on vacation
sometime & couldn't find that here.

GAS once a year is just not often enough to get together.

See you all soon!




NAME: Gil Davidson

EMAIL: cgd3642@aol.com

FROM: Archie

Date: 29 May 2002

Time: 12:38:16


COMMENTS

Hello to all my fellow Mustketeers. I would like to take this time to thank all of you for the cards, phonecalls, and
well wishes during my recent saty in the Hospital. I wiil be seeing you all soon and back playing asap.

Thanks Again Gil AFO and OFA




NAME: MIKE CHARETTE

EMAIL: PETERBUILT48@AOL.COM

FROM: RHODE ISLAND

Date: 30 May 2002

Time: 09:09:26


COMMENTS

I USED TO HAVE A RECORD (33.5 ) OF THE MUSKETEERS . I THINK I BOUGHT IT IN THE LATE 60'S .I
LIKED THE QUEEN OF SHEBA MARCH. I ALSO PLAYED WITH SOME DRUM CORPS. MOST RECENTLY
WAS THE 1980 R.I.MATADORS. HAVEN'T DONE ANYTHING SINCE.I HAVE NO TIME, GOT TO WORK YA
KNOW. IF I HAD THE RESOURCES I WOULD ATTEMPT TO GIVE IT A GO AGAIN.




NAME: Joe & Ursula Chizek

EMAIL: skylead@superior.net

FROM: Upstate NY

Date: 03 Jun 2002

Time: 23:00:22


COMMENTS

Ursula & I are deeply sadened to hear of the death of Gloria Roberts. We will always remember her warm
smile and cheerful laughter. Even though so far away, she will always be in our thoughts.




NAME: Frank Ferraro

EMAIL: FJFLEF@webtv.net

FROM: Wyomissing, Pennsylvania

Date: 05 Jun 2002

Time: 18:55:58


COMMENTS

Michael Vilardo passed away on June 4th,2002. He was 72 years old. He retired last October from Penn
Optical, where he had worked for 48 years. Mike was a member of the Reading Buccaneers and served as
vice-president and was a member of the Buccaneer Hall of Fame. Mike's work with the Buccaneer's was
managerial. There may be members of Arch Epler who remember Mike. He will be missed.




NAME: JIMMY MC CONKEY

EMAIL: MUSKEETEER@WEBTV.NET

FROM: SYRCUSE

Date: 08 Jun 2002

Time: 17:48:52


COMMENTS

I AM SHOCKED TO HEAR ABOUT GLORIA ROBERTS. SHE WAS ONE OF MY MOST FAVORITE
PERSONS I HAVE EVER KNOWN. I WANTED SO MUCH TO SEE HER AGAIN. I WILL NEVER FORGET
YOU GLORIA, WHITEY AND CHILDREN, EDNA AND JULIE MY PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU.MY HEART IS
SO HEAVY WITH SADNESS DON'T KNOW WHAT ELSE TO SAY, GLORIA WAS AND IS THE BEST. SO
MANY WILL MISS HER, I WILL MISS HER. MAY GOD BLESS YOU ALL AND HELP YOU OVER THIS
LOSS.ALWAYS JIMMY MC CONKEY




NAME: Mike Williams

EMAIL: mwilliams@keatingnet.com

FROM: Dover

Date: 13 Jun 2002

Time: 16:00:50


COMMENTS

Congratulations to Jim Cossetti for being elected into the Drum Corps Hall of Fame.




NAME: Al DiCarlo

EMAIL: jessie86@the-spa.com

FROM: Massachusetts

Date: 23 Jun 2002

Time: 21:39:18


COMMENTS




NAME: Jack T. Smith

EMAIL: cobbsmil@qwest.net

FROM: Chandler Arizona

Date: 28 Jun 2002

Time: 13:45:23


COMMENTS

Former member of the Vasella Musketeers from South Phila. and the Blue Lancers from Newtown Square and
fan of Archy. Spent a couple of years with the Connecticut Alumni in the early 90's




NAME: dr victor brown

EMAIL: drvicbrown@hkem.com

FROM: NIGERIA

Date: 12 Jul 2002

Time: 18:08:14


COMMENTS

I LOVE YOUR SITE PLEASE KEEP IT UP I SHALL TELL IN THE NIGERIAN NATONAL PETROLEUM
CORPORATION (NNPC) TO DO LIKE WISE MY REGARDS AND GOD BLESS VICTOR BROWN




NAME: Sue Hitchcock

EMAIL: suezqh@bellatlantic.net

FROM: Palmyra, NJ

Date: 17 Jul 2002

Time: 19:45:53


COMMENTS

Hi, I'm trying to get some quick info. I'd contacted Bill Ives via e-mail recently re: your schedule, and at that time
he invited me to come to the Post to hear the Corps practice. I invited a friend from U.Darby to come this
Friday (7/19), and she called to get details. The party who answered didn't sound like we could come, unless
we were sponsored by a VFW member. What's the deal? I e-mailed Bill the other day, but haven't heard back
yet. Can someone fill me in, so my friend and I can know if it's okay? Would love to hear the "raw" material of a
great, old corps that I haven't heard in many a moon. Thanks, whoever, for getting back to me. Sue Hitchcock
(suezqh@bellatlantic.net) (7/17)




NAME: SKEE DERR

EMAIL: buccaneers@att.net

FROM: Camp Hill PA

Date: 20 Jul 2002

Time: 22:28:20


COMMENTS

Subject: Madison Tickets > I have the following tickets available for Madison. First come first serve. 4
Quarter-Finals 4 Semi-Finals 2 Finals CALL: 717-730-2112 or e-mail




NAME: Tom Rimer

EMAIL: twr2244@aol.com

FROM: Verona PA

Date: 26 Jul 2002

Time: 15:51:40


COMMENTS

Archie was always one of my favorites. I spent 15 years with the Vern Acklin Cavaliers (The Verona Cavaliers
in later years) and always looked forward to the American Legion State contest so that I could see my favorite
class A corps - Acrher Epler. Nice website - keep up the good work.




NAME: Marlene (Miller) Brown

EMAIL: kmbrown1@msn.com

FROM: Bellmawr, NJ

Date: 29 Jul 2002

Time: 13:07:25


COMMENTS

What a pleasant surprise! I was on a search for Drum Corps pictures and found your site. Wouldn't it be nice if
we could do some of it over again!!! I enjoyed myself very much! Good luck!

NAME: Terrance Patrick Mc Aviney

EMAIL: tmcavine@countrywide.com

FROM: Chicago

Date: 31 Jul 2002

Time: 16:40:28


COMMENTS

I marched with the Seahorse Lancers of Brigantine in the early and mid 60s. These were some of the best
times of my life. I would like to hear from anyone who marched with the Lancers as well






NAME: Mary Lamb Ziegenfuss

EMAIL: Mzigg12@aol.com

FROM: Newtown Square, Pa

Date: 31 Jul 2002

Time: 17:35:32


COMMENTS

It is with sadness that I inform you that Bette Rae(Samuels) Carrea passed away on Monday, July 29, 2002.
Bette Rae was a former member of Archie's Junior corp and was active in the color guard and as a drum
major. She is the sister of Joan(Samuels) Lobb, wife of deceased Charlie Lobb. After a 9 mos. seige of illness
Bette Rae's strength could not hold out. She is survived by her husband "Teck", son Bradley, 2 daughters
Kendall and Raedine, 2 grandchildren, 2 greatgrandchildren, brother Jack Samuels and 2 sisters Ruth and
Joan. CONTRIBUTIONS: May be made to the Church of the Breathern, 3601 Garrett Rd., Drexel Hill, Pa.
She will be sadly missed by her family and friends.




NAME: Mike Williams

EMAIL: mwill1129@aol.com

FROM: Ambler,PA/Dover,DE,Upper Darby

Date: 08 Aug 2002

Time: 15:12:59


COMMENTS

Congratulations to Joe Schmids & Mike Snow for their pending induction as Associate Members of the HOF.

Way to go guys.......




NAME: Jim Henry

EMAIL: hspromise@comcast.net

FROM: Punta Gorda, Fl

Date: 23 Aug 2002

Time: 21:18:53


COMMENTS

I live now in Florida but was raised in Milwaukee, Wi. I marched as a kid with the Starlights and then with USAF
Acadamy Drum Corp. Some friends and I are attempting to organize a AF Acadamy Drum corp reunion. If you
or know of anyone interested please email or look us up at the DCA in Scranton Pa next weekend. Hope to
hear from as many buddies as we can.




NAME: Lynn Ogden

EMAIL: logden@prodigy.net

FROM: Seattle, WA

Date: 01 Sep 2002

Time: 18:31:29


COMMENTS

I marched with you guys from 1962 through 1966. It's good to see we are still alive and well. I say "we" because
once a Musketeer always a Musketeer. Greetings to Mark F. and Billy K. who may remember me.




NAME: Dick Foltz

EMAIL: Rfoltz1919@aol.com

FROM: Baltimore-Reilly Alumni

Date: 04 Sep 2002

Time: 15:00:33


COMMENTS

I am trying to locate Dick Turner, played with him in Liberty Bell and Archie




NAME: James Renry Sr.

EMAIL: hispromis@Comcast.net

FROM: Punta Gorda, Fl

Date: 06 Sep 2002

Time: 18:16:39


COMMENTS

Gteetings live now in Florida, but grew up in Wis. I started playing in a drum corp when at age 9. The Last corp
I played in was the USAF Acadamy Corp. Some of that corp and myself are attempting to orgiize a corp
reunion. If you Know of anyone that marched with the USAF Acadamy Corp, please have them contact me at
hispromise@comcast.net. We need a list of as many guys as we can get. Your help will be greatly
appreciated.




NAME: Robin Karpinski

EMAIL: rkarpi5562

FROM: Verona

Date: 10 Sep 2002

Time: 10:58:57


COMMENTS

Hello,

I am Walter(Mousie)Karpinski dauther in law.

I am sorry to annouce the passing of his wife Arlean Karpinski on Sunday September 8, 2002.

She was a very special lady, and my father in law asked me to let the good people at Archie know.

Please remember her and Walter in your prayers.

Robin Karpinski




NAME: Karpinski

EMAIL: rkarpi5562@aol.com

FROM: Verona

Date: 11 Sep 2002

Time: 13:29:36


COMMENTS

Arlean Karpinski:

Services will be from 2-4 & 7-9 on Tuesday 9/11 @ Gleason Funeral Home - 1360 Hamilton Street Somerset
NJ, 08837 / Tel: 732-545-0700

Funeral: Thursday 9/12 - Mass @ 10:30 St. Mathais JFK BLVD Somerset, NJ




NAME: Bill Ives

EMAIL: Ivesbill@aol.com

FROM: Archie Corps Historian

Date: 26 Sep 2002

Time: 23:12:01


COMMENTS

Here is an update to the Mini Reunion on Oct 27th. By now most of you have received a postcard from me. If
not it means I do not have a good address for you or the post Office lost it. However I am trying to call as many
people as I can to say Hi and see how you are doing. So far I have over 50 people that have said yes. See if
any of your friends are on the list as follows: Arnst Jenny Bacher Jim Boone Jim Brennan Tom Brennan Karen
Carney Bob Carney Jeanie Carter George Cavallo John Conway John Curley George Dennis Jeff Deprinzio
Lonna Fitzpatrick Dan Flowers John ? Gairo John Garrett Denny Growcutt Carm Growcutt George Hess Grady
Hildebrand George Hines John Kealy Tom Kealy Mary Konowal Bill Lanutti Linda Lawler Bill Lawler Kathleen
Leson Joel ? McQuiston Tom ? McQuiston Cathy ? Mellon Betty Owens Bob Patton Betty Russo Tony
Schmids Bill Simmons Steve Smith Joe Spangler Lloyd Sproles Jim Kiki Bird Templin Rich Weidman Bill
Welsh Harry Woflinger Laura Wolfinger Scott ? Ziegenfuss Mary

and there are many more that said they will try to make it. However since I have a number of bad addresses
and phone numbers, please email me if know someone and would like to see if I do have correct info. At this
time it looks like I will have about 70 to 80 people. We will have plenty of food and drink all at no cost to you.

Please come out and see friends and remember some good ole'days

There will be a big screen tv so we really enjoy the videos without having to squint through our bifocals (
meaning me ).

I hope to see you on the 27th.

Yours truly Bill Ives Corps Historian




NAME: John Duly

EMAIL: duly1@bellsouth.net

FROM: Atlanta Georgia (Archie 56-64)

Date: 02 Oct 2002

Time: 16:12:12


COMMENTS

Just found the web page, and have enjoyed reading the various posts in the questbook




NAME: ED THOMAS

EMAIL: EDDRUMS@EARTHLINK.NET

FROM: DARBY, PA.

Date: 02 Oct 2002

Time: 20:16:55


COMMENTS

THANKS FOR A GREAT WEB PAGE. I WAS LOOKING UP THE CABS AND WONDERING IF THERE
WERE STILL SR CORPS PLAYING GREAT MUSIC. I LEARNED THAT THE CABS AND ARCHIE ARE
BACK IN BUSINESS AGAIN PLAYING THE OLD GREAT MUSIC OF THE PAST AND NOT TRYING TO
PLAY VIOLIN MUSIC ON A TRUMPET. THE LAST SHOW I SAW WITH ARCHIE WAS IN MILTON, CONN.
THEY DID NOT WIN BUT THEY PUT ON A GREAT SHOW WITH GREAT MUSIC. SPEAK LOW, STARS & S,
AND OTHER GREAT TUNES. I STILL HAVE A RECORD OF THE CORPS PLAYING GREAT MUSIC. I WILL
ALWAYS REMEMBER THE SHOW IN CONN WHERE WHEN THE SHOW OF OVER AND THE CORPS
PASSED IN REVIEW, ARCHIE WAS THE LAST TO PUSH OFF. THE SOUND, THE VOLUME, THE LIFE
AND SPIRIT WILL ALWAYS REMAIN WITH ME. I PLAYED WITH MC CALL POST FROM 38 TO 42 WITH
BUD JOHNSON, HERBIE AND OTHERS. I DID NOT PLAY AFTER THE WAR BUT ATTENDED MANY
GREAT SHOWS IN THE NORTH JERSEY AREA WHERE MY CHILDREN WERE MEMBER OF THE
MUCHACHOES. I AM THRILLED THAT THE CIRCLE HAS BEEN COMPLETED AND THE OLD GUYS ARE
BACH ENJOYING THEMSELVES. THANKS AGAIN FOR BRINGING BACK GREAT MEMORIES.

NAME: Chuck Moran

EMAIL: weirdmo2@yahoo.com

FROM: Cockeysville,Md.

Date: 03 Oct 2002

Time: 02:52:22


COMMENTS

Chuck Moran here. Just could never find the right words to thank you all for the kindness you showed when my
son died and later when Jackie died. My perimeter is secure, but is still not part of the world. Let Weedies
know that I still remember the French Horn part to Fairest Of the Fair.




NAME: Dave Mayer

EMAIL: dm53512@navix.net

FROM: Plattsmouth, Nebraska

Date: 03 Oct 2002

Time: 10:42:48


COMMENTS

St Kevin Emerald Knights 1953 - 1958 USAF Academy Drum And Bugle Corps 1959 - 1971




NAME: ales sawello

EMAIL: asawello@aol.com

FROM:

Date: 04 Oct 2002

Time: 01:20:54


COMMENTS




NAME: Phyllis Bistline

EMAIL: phyllis_bistline@qvc.com

FROM:

Date: 04 Oct 2002

Time: 12:34:03


COMMENTS

It's hard to believe October is here already! Well, our October is very full with exciting events like the Haverford
Day parade, East Lansdowne Fire Truck housing and Unionville. We're going to cap off the month with a really
cool reunion that Bill Ives has been working tirelessly on. If you're around, please stop by....it will be an
afternoon that you won't soon forget. And maybe, just maybe, you'll get the itch to play again. We could really
use YOU. YOU will make a difference to this corps. As time goes on, it's harder to keep things going...but we're
all giving it our best. Won't you reconsider coming out again? We don't do too many parades, but the ones we
do are a blast. Think about it, would you? See you in October.




NAME: John Duly

EMAIL: duly@aol.com

FROM: cyberspace

Date: 05 Oct 2002

Time: 06:59:39


COMMENTS

This to the keeper of the site. Would it be possible to put the most current post at the top as you do on the
Personal note page. This would make it easier to get to the new posts without having to scroll through
hundreds of previous posts.




NAME: LOIS TIERNO

EMAIL: LOISWT@AOL.COM

FROM:

Date: 10 Oct 2002

Time: 08:38:56


COMMENTS

Hope to see you all at the reunion.




NAME: John Hines

EMAIL: snapon4u@aol.com

FROM:

Date: 10 Oct 2002

Time: 23:49:38


COMMENTS




NAME: Jack Philp

EMAIL: hjphilp@comcast.net

FROM: Egg Harbor Township, N.J.

Date: 13 Oct 2002

Time: 19:50:08


COMMENTS

Just finished going thru many many comments listed here about Archie of old I marched with Archie from 60 or
61 tipp 65 and have never spent a more happier time marching with any other group than the Musketeers. Will
never forget the great times we had together. Also agree that corps today don't thrill me like the corps of old,
but still think they are great and go to Harrisburg every year and also D.C.A when i can. Remember few years
ago when i attended the Harrisburg show and saw Archie and another time when i heard Mighty St. Joes.Still
I'm a Musketeer before now and always will be. My congradulations to the people that keep the memories of
Archie alive, and i also agree Jimmy was one of the best but most of all always remember looking for Rip to let
us know after a contest if we won or not.Talked to Bud Bonello the other day and we are going up to the minny
reunion in Oct. Hope to see some of you there God bless Archie




NAME: John Duly

EMAIL: duly1@bellsouth.net

FROM: Atlanta ,GA

Date: 21 Oct 2002

Time: 19:28:04


COMMENTS

Who remembers the thrill of performing anexhibition at the American Legion convention in Atlantic city after
being disqualified 1n 1957, performing on stage at Carnegie Hall, doing a studio recording in New York,
playing at the Winter Carnival in Quebec Canada, Flying Dick Filkins up from Florida on weekends to play in
the drum line. If you remember, then you must be an old fart.




NAME: RayFallon

EMAIL: rayvfallon@hotmail.com

FROM: Boston

Date: 22 Oct 2002

Time: 06:46:37


COMMENTS

Hi guys...the Reunion sounds great...wish I could make it, but I have to work. Hope things are going well, and
hope to see you soon. -Ray




NAME: Joel Leson

EMAIL: jleson@hotmail.com

FROM: Fairfax Station, VA

Date: 23 Oct 2002

Time: 19:26:15


COMMENTS

To John Duly; I remember the Winter Carnival in Quebec City, in Feb 63. Big Jack Werner and the Pierce
brothers singing in the back of the bus. We were put up at the new Holy Cross Hospital and slept on
mattresses that were still in their paper wrappers. The Purdue University Marching Band,Hawthorne and the
Yankee Rebels were there with us, with "Wild Bill" Hooton as the 'Rebels' drum major, with his white beret, dark
glassess, knitted carnival sash, and the speech that he gave in French.The wooden boards that covered the
ice hockey rink that we marched on. I recall recording that record in NYC,singing "Musketeers" on the last
groove. Names like Froberg, Newman, Goettel, Reilly, Bernert, Ferreira, DeMarco, Flansberg, Roberts, Welch,
Bartolemei, Sharpe, Mathias, Hildebrand, Wolf, Castor, Kaufman, Keeley, Deegan and so it goes. What a
bunch...They don't come any better than that...See you at the reunion on Sunday. Joel.




NAME: Phyllis

EMAIL:

FROM:

Date: 28 Oct 2002

Time: 10:27:59


COMMENTS

Bill, You did an outstanding job at the reunion yesterday. It was well attended and everyone seemed to be
having a really good time catching up. This is all due to your efforts and as a close friend and fellow corps
member, I wanted to thank you. Your tireless efforts and 'gift of gab' made this possible and I think everyone
who has ever marched in this fine organization thanks you in the same manner. You're the best rifle spinning,
bass drum banging, corps historian I know!!!!!




NAME: Jack Philp

EMAIL: hjphilp@comcast.netEgg Harbor Township, N.J.

FROM: Egg Harbor Township, N.J.

Date: 28 Oct 2002

Time: 14:04:04


COMMENTS

Just wanted to say to everyone that worked on the reunion yesterday that I for one had one of the greatest
times meeting all the old guys that played in the corp in the 60's. Also I still get tears in the eyes when the
present corp played our music. Even saw george playing and crying at the same time. What a great bunch of
people. It's a day i'll never forget. Thanks to you all. Bill and Mark you guys did a helluva job. Long live Archie!!!




NAME: Chuck Smith

EMAIL: carolesmith@enter.net

FROM: Pittsburgh Rockets - Archer Epler

Date: 28 Oct 2002

Time: 20:15:14


COMMENTS

It was a Great Reunion!!!

Thanks Bill Ives and everyone who helped, I can only imagine how much work it was to organize all that
memorabilia, uniforms, vidio tapes etc. etc.

I enjoyed singing the old songs. We don¹t sing much around the A.E. Post any more. (All the good tenors are
gone!)

Here, for Kenny Newman, are the words for the Winter Song. Big Jack Werner wrote them up for the
³Musketeer Monthly² back in the Œ60¹s. So memorise these for the next reunion!

All for One, and One for All! Chuck Smith ------------------- WINTER SONG:

Ho, a song by the fire, with a chum by your side alt.ver. Ho, a song by the fire, with a chum by your side Ho, a
song by the fire, with a chum by your side

Ho, a song by the fire , pass the pipes, pass the bowl. Ho, a song by the fire, with a skoal, with a skoal, Ho, a
song by the fire, pass the pipes, pass the bowl with a skoal!

For the wolf-wind is wailing at the doorways; And the snow drifts deep along the road; And the ice -gnomes are
marching for their Norways; And the great white cold walks abroad__. Zum, zum, zum, zum, zum, zum, zum; But
here by the fire we defy frost and storm; Ha-ha, we are warm, and we have our hearts¹ desire. For here we¹re
good fellows, And the beechwood and the bellows, And the cup is at the lip, In the pledge of fellowship..... of
fellowship.




NAME: Richard O.Greaves

EMAIL: Rogconstab@aol.com

FROM: Princeman Chrous,Bsn

Date: 28 Oct 2002

Time: 23:28:25


COMMENTS




NAME: Kathleen Lawler

EMAIL: kthlawler@aol.com

FROM: Archie

Date: 29 Oct 2002

Time: 17:55:58


COMMENTS

Congrats and thanks to Bill Ives and all those who worked so very hard to make the reunion happen. It was a
great time...and great to see so many old (OK, maybe old is the wrong word!) faces. As we all know, once you
step into that backroom all of the memories come flooding back. And, then with all of Bill's memorabilia, it was
like walking through history. And all of the lies that were being told around the bar. If only we were all as great
as we have become.


NAME: Joel Leson

EMAIL: jleson@hotmail.com

FROM: Fairfax Station, VA

Date: 30 Oct 2002

Time: 20:08:21


COMMENTS

Archie's Reunion was everything you would want in such an event, and then some. We sang the old songs, led
by none other than Rip Bernert and Louie Scirrotto. To see Kenny Newman, Bob Castor, Chuck Smith, George
Hildebrand, Joe Ledwith, Bill Lawler, and so many others from when I was a very young "Musketeer," was a
special thrill. Bill Ives deserves all of the accolades that we can send his way. Congratulations to all of the
current corps members for going out of your way to welcome all of us back. I know John Bartolimei, Tony
Ferreira, Harry Matthias, Jack Werner, Jack Reilly, Jack Keeley, and Vince Deegan were smiling down on this
event from "That Big Drum Corps in The Sky," and telling each other, "They're doing it up just right down there!"
Thanks to all who came out. It was a get together I'll never forget. Joel




NAME: Ken Newman

EMAIL:

FROM: Memory Lane

Date: 31 Oct 2002

Time: 08:32:05


COMMENTS

What a great day!! Kudos to all responsible. Meeting old (and new) friends,singing the old songs, drinking
many toasts to the past, and (hic) future is what drum corps life is, and always was, about. Thanks for all of the
memories. AFO and OFA. ...................... PS. Thanks Chuck, it's always good to have your unwavering
guidance.




NAME: Dan Goettel

EMAIL: dgoettel@aol.com

FROM: Philadelphia: Nephew of Dan Goettel

Date: 31 Oct 2002

Time: 17:58:40


COMMENTS

Excellent website. It was great to see my uncle mentioned as one of the key members. My Dad, Richard
Goettel played in the Corps also.

Thanks for keeping it alive.




NAME: Mary (Lamb) Ziegenfuss

EMAIL: MZigg12@aol.com

FROM: Newtown Square, Pa

Date: 03 Nov 2002

Time: 19:17:34


COMMENTS

CONGRATULATIONS TO Bill Ives,Mark, the girls who set up the delicious food and all the Alumnie Committee
for all their time and effort put into the great Archie Reunion. It was a delightful day spent with so many old time
friends. Some of you were not aware but we had some members who went back as far as 1934, 1936 and
1938 the original Junior Corp. Nice to see Tom Tempelton, Bill Knowlton, Jimmy Logue and Lloyd Spangler.
Not to forget some members of the early Senior Corp. Tom Sylvester, John Covallo, Norm Albright, Tom
Cassidy, John Garro and Rip to name a few. There is no friends like the old friends. Keep the memories
coming. Keep up the good work and THANKS AGAIN for all your hard work and lasting memories. Hope we
are all around for the next one. God Bless.




NAME: Steve Fagiano

EMAIL: sfagiano@hotmail.com

FROM: Chicago Illinois

Date: 10 Nov 2002

Time: 22:35:39


COMMENTS

Hello Musketeers Great to see your web page on line. surfed in from DCW. Boy the memories your Corps
brings back. Went to a Corps show this summer here in the midwest & met someone who marched w/ Archie
& St. Vincents Cadets. Boy what a guy he was. Please come to my web page @
http://www.FagianoDrums.com & sign in & hook up w/ the Chicago Royal-Airs web page. Dipsy Doodle what a
Corps. Take Care

Steve Fagiano Royal-Airs Snare 65-02 USMC 68-69




NAME: Jim Lutz

EMAIL: papalutz@attbi.com

FROM: Lt. Norman Prince D& B Corps

Date: 12 Nov 2002

Time: 11:35:31


COMMENTS

Nice site........good luck all!




NAME: Bill IVES

EMAIL: IVESBILL@AOL.COM

FROM: Archie / Historian

Date: 17 Nov 2002

Time: 19:07:12


COMMENTS

Bob Carney's mother passed away on Tuesday Nov 12th. The service will be held on Monday the 18th from 11
til 1 at the James J Terry Funeral Home 736 E. Lancaster Ave in Downingtown Pa




NAME: Catherine Brownholtz

EMAIL: cbrownholt@aol.com

FROM: Germantown, Philadelphia

Date: 06 Dec 2002

Time: 21:07:28


COMMENTS

Hope to march in the Yardley Christmas Parade on Saturday, December 14, 2002. I'm heading to the post to
get my uniform tonight!

Caterina




NAME: Carsten Achilles

EMAIL: carsten.achilles@starriders.de

FROM: germany

Date: 22 Dec 2002

Time: 02:51:55


COMMENTS

Happy Christmas and a Prosperous New Year

Carsten Achilles

www.starriders.de

2003- In the House of Jazz


2003


NAME: Richard Baxter
EMAIL: richardbaxterdrums@yahoo.com
FROM: VANIER,ONTARIO,CANADA(613)742-7681
Date: 09 Jan 2003
Time: 03:55:42
COMMENTS

COOOOL Website here..........Rock's........All Best Wishes......From Drummer Richard Baxter

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NAME: Ken Newman
EMAIL:
FROM: hunger
Date: 09 Jan 2003
Time: 08:36:51
COMMENTS

Got this note yesterday,wanted to pass it along

Fran Burke is in Bayshore Medical Center....has suffered several mini strokes...further testing awaits course of action.....

Bayshore Medical Center 727 N. Beer Street Holmdel, NJ 07733

Room # 431A bedside phone....732-739-5854

NAME: Phil and Trudy Crouthamel
EMAIL: prcrout@aol.com
FROM: Archie
Date: 17 Jan 2003
Time: 19:58:41
COMMENTS

We would like to ask everyone to keep in your thoughts our sons, Christopher and Brian. They are both serving in the military, Chris is in the Army and Brian is in the Marines. On Tuesday, Jan, 14th, Chris was deployed to the Persian Gulf region, and Brian cntinues on deployment in Okinawa, Japan. In 1990-91, Phil was sent to the Persian Gulf in the first Iraq war. Let's hope that this time, our children will not have to send THEIR children to this area. If you wish to write to them, their addresses are at the end of this message. They would appreciate any contact with the Corps members and friends. Thank you one and all.

SP4 Christopher Crouthamel ATTN: Alpha Company/62nd Engineer Battalion AO-AE 09366

CPL Brian Crouthamel S&H COMPANY-SUPPLY 2ND BN/3RD MARINES UNIT 44413 FPO-AP 96607-413

NAME: billy rieker
EMAIL: ltrieker@comcast.net
FROM: Gloucester
Date: 18 Jan 2003
Time: 01:04:05
COMMENTS

I'm in archie i play bass drum

NAME: Bill DeSales
EMAIL: crbill2000@yahoo.com
FROM: Jersey City, NJ
Date: 21 Jan 2003
Time: 15:43:21
COMMENTS

Greetings to Archie - wonderful site to find not long ago. Great to see you keeping the activity alive in the 'purist' sense. DC as we know it seems to be fading with the convergence of band/dc styles and equipment - will be a shame to see the G bugles fade into history. G horns make the sound we all love - love bands as well , but not the convergence a la DCI and soon to be DCA.

Archie always put on some of the top musical shows of the era - no one matched Wolf for marches. My all time favorite is a Stet Richmond tape of Archie at Hershey in July 1979 - it defines what DC is all about ( power - majesty - pure enjoyment ). Thanks for the many memories.

NAME: Harry Sharp
EMAIL: atlastwedidit@aol.com
FROM: Hollywood, Fl.
Date: 31 Jan 2003
Time: 08:35:26
COMMENTS

I'd bet the farm that Bill DeSales is referring to the show at Hershey in 1959 not 1979. I was there, in the drumline andI too remember the power and majesty of those marches. Being on the field with Archer Epler was one of the greatest thrills you could ever imagine!!!!!!!!!

NAME: Siglow
EMAIL: newyorkskyliner@attbi.com
FROM: Beaver, Pa.
Date: 01 Feb 2003
Time: 22:48:35
COMMENTS

Just want to say "hi" to everyone. Am looking forward to seeing everyone at the Brass Reunion. And I'm tickled pink that you'll be coming out her to my new home and performing at Steel City's show on April 26th. I hope to be able to perform with you at both your show and ours, and Elayne and I are discussing the Elks Convention in Wildwood this year. She'll be finished with Nursing school by then and the mini-vaction will do us both some good.

In Drum Corps, Siglow

NAME: TOM BAMBRICK
EMAIL: TOMBAM4@AOL.COM
FROM: BSGK 1949-1959
Date: 24 Feb 2003
Time: 18:33:13
COMMENTS

PASSING OF JOE PORTA - THOUGHT ALL THE GROUP IN PHILLY/SOUTH JERSEY WOULD WANT TO KNOW THAT JOE PORTA BSGK PASSED AWAY 2/16/03

SPANISH JOE NEVER DID ANYTHING UNIQUE OTHER THAN TO DRUM WITH SOME OF THE BEST !! LOW PROFILE NEVER AN INDIVIDUAL BUT AALWAYS A GOOD TEAM PLAYER !!

KENNY NEWMAN-IF YOU COULD INFORM DICK FILKINS AM SURE HE WOULD WANT TO KNOW

JOE WAS MY FRIEND !!

NAME: Al McFadden
EMAIL: hooligan6@msn.com
FROM: Albuquerque, NM
Date: 03 Mar 2003
Time: 15:59:19
COMMENTS

NAME: Carol Ann Fallon
EMAIL:
FROM: 22 South Street, Exeter, N.H. 03833
Date: 03 Mar 2003
Time: 18:30:31
COMMENTS

Just wanted to say HELLO to everyone.... I seem to be in a different world at present, but Please know that I think of you all often and wish you all the happiness in the world. It was hard reading this site and finding out so much sad news .... It was like finding out that members of my family have been sick, and some even died. Please enjoy each moment of your lives .... I have been doing good... working for the State Police in New Hampshire, and trying to keep up with my busy children who are spread across the USA. I have been enjoying life and doing a bit of traveling... I will have to keep closer tabs on this site and the updates... I miss you all!

NAME: Tom Jecelin
EMAIL: t.jecelin@worldnet.att.net
FROM: Baltimore, Md.
Date: 07 Mar 2003
Time: 21:21:02
COMMENTS

NAME: Lloyd Spangler
EMAIL: lwsrms53@aol.com
FROM: Media , PA
Date: 13 Mar 2003
Time: 20:05:42
COMMENTS

I became amember of the corps in 1937 at the age of 12 and was in the horn section that won the first national championship in 1938. George Ritchie and Walt Fuller are my mentors. I hope noone ever forgets their contribution. I am now 77 , still playing, Will never forget the corps. Lloyd Spangler

NAME: Susan Palmer Bannon
EMAIL: Mssusyq@aol.com
FROM: Philly
Date: 13 Mar 2003
Time: 21:01:39
COMMENTS

My father, Joe Palmer was a member back in the 50's and 80's. My brother is Greg Palmer, also a current member. I have always been a fan of drum corps. Go get em Archie!!!

NAME: Susan Palmer Bannon
EMAIL: Mssusyq@aol.com
FROM: Philly
Date: 13 Mar 2003
Time: 21:06:32
COMMENTS

My nephew Jason Palmer is also with Archie. Couldn't forget him.

NAME: Carsten Achilles
EMAIL: carsten.achilles@starriders.de
FROM: Bad Muender / Germany
Date: 18 Mar 2003
Time: 04:09:23
COMMENTS

Greetings from Starriders Drum & Bugle Corps (Bad Muender/Germany)

Carsten www.starriders.de

NAME: John Bartch
EMAIL: jrbatch2@hotmail.com
FROM: Philadelphia
Date: 18 Mar 2003
Time: 08:27:59
COMMENTS

I was an avid Archie fan in the 60's but somehow lost touch. Played with Norristown Invaders in the 50's and US Air Force Drum Corps @ Lackland AFB, Texas in 1964. Not playing anymore but still enjoying the activity.

NAME: Ken Newman
EMAIL:
FROM: Hunger
Date: 18 Mar 2003
Time: 11:27:50
COMMENTS

Just a note to say that Tommy Kealey is doing much better. Surgery was not necessary, and he will probably be releasrd from the hospital later in the week. He will probably take a while to recover so any cards would , I'm sure, be appreciated Thanks Ken Newman

NAME: andrew jameson
EMAIL: andrewjameson_54@mail.com
FROM: nigeria
Date: 18 Mar 2003
Time: 21:42:35
COMMENTS

NAME: Phil and Trudy Crouthamel
EMAIL: prcreality@comcast.net
FROM: Archie
Date: 18 Mar 2003
Time: 21:45:53
COMMENTS

An Update: Our son, Brian, has returned to his home station in Hawaii. He will hopefully be joining us in Wildwood this year. He is looking forward to marching with us again this year. Our son, Christopher is currently in Kuwait waiting for the word. Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers. His address is posted earlier on the site. Thanks. Phil and Trudy

NAME: Shari (Buruschkin) Kuzel
EMAIL: slkuzel@optonline.net
FROM: Mine Hill NJ
Date: 20 Mar 2003
Time: 20:10:24
COMMENTS

Marched in Archie from 1992-1998. Even marched when I was pregnant with my 1st child. (thanks Phil for having the ambulance at the ready). Great site, I miss you all hope to see you all soon. Love Shari

NAME: Carole Peidl
EMAIL: Macarole57@aol.com
FROM: Satsuma, FL
Date: 24 Mar 2003
Time: 18:12:54
COMMENTS

My brother William (Bill) Wiedman was a member for years. His daughter, Phyllis is still an active member. I find the site interesting.

NAME: Phil Voelker
EMAIL: philv@mfe.bz
FROM: Baltimore
Date: 26 Mar 2003
Time: 11:14:32
COMMENTS

Thank you for your "personal" notes. I was shocked to learn of so many departed friends. One which affected me most was the passing of Gloria Roberts. Whitey and Gloria always shared a special spot in my loving memories of Drum & Bugle Corps. I was especially fond of them and wish to convey my condolances to Whitey and their family. If you would respond with an email and give me Whitey's address, I would like to send a Mass Card, yes, even one year later. Thank You!

NAME: Tony Brown
EMAIL: T1SOP@aol
FROM: Gloucester,NJ
Date: 09 Apr 2003
Time: 21:03:20
COMMENTS

Hello everyone! Thanks Bob for a top-shelf website for a TOP-SHELF CORPS! Diana and I have enjoyed playing and marching with a fantastic group of people over the past ten years.I hope that Archie stays around for another 30 or 40 years so that I may see the 100th anniversary of the drum corps. Thanks to Jim Cossetti, Ray Fallon, Marc Fulcomer, Mike Snow, Gene Bunting, Bob and Robbie Ellis, Bill Ives, Ed Byrne, and Vince D'Augustino for many Friday evenings at the post that I will never forget! Fun times had by all. Would never have met Diana if I had said to Mike Williams, "No, I'm not interested in playing a damn bugle!" way back in 1993. Ten years has flown buy so fast. Thanks once again! Tony

NAME: Terry prosba
EMAIL: tprosba@sgi.net
FROM: Pittsburgh Rockets 1959 thru 1972
Date: 14 Apr 2003
Time: 09:59:46
COMMENTS

NAME: Tony Brown
EMAIL: T1SOP@aol.com
FROM: Gloucester, NJ
Date: 14 Apr 2003
Time: 22:54:55
COMMENTS

Hello everyone! Just wanted to say great job to the entire drum corps for the Brass Reunion show this past Saturday. Thanks to Greg Palmer for being a royal pain in the a**!! Nice job rookie! Our drumline sounded like the drumlines of the past. LOUD, but well drummed by Dennis and company, as usual. Thanks to Duke for getting the hornline to play very well. Hope the crowd liked the show because this bugler did. Welcome aboard to my students from GHS Band, Billy, Drew, and Dave.See what playing in a real drum corps is like! Also want to let the corps know that another Gloucester bandsman is joining us in the drumline. Welcome aboard Bill Wames on quads. I'm sure he is going to learn from Jim Capra and John Bistline real fast! I'll check in again after our trip to Pittsburgh on 04/26. Thanks again. Tony

NAME: meshriver
EMAIL: meshriver@msn.com
FROM: schnecksville, PA
Date: 15 Apr 2003
Time: 10:09:49
COMMENTS

Can you tell me if there are any homemade cleaners for cleaning cymbols and the heads of drums?

NAME: Greg Palmer
EMAIL: gmusketeer@aol.com
FROM: Willow Grove, Pa.
Date: 15 Apr 2003
Time: 15:31:16
COMMENTS

I like to thank all the people who made the 2003 Brass Reunion a big success. To all the helpers we counldn't have run the show without you. I like to especially thank Mike Snow for his guidance, Bill Ives for a wonderful book and help during the show. Ken and Jason who at the last moment ran lights and sound. Special thanks to Tony Brown for his work running outside ops its was great knowing everything was being taken care of without me having to even ask him to do anything the whole day. And thank you to Bob Herre for running inside ops and taking care of everything that was asked of him. Thank you all for making my "rookie" year as Chairman a fun time. AFO & OFA

NAME: FIREBELL
EMAIL: FIREBELL199@AOL
FROM: ARCHIE
Date: 23 Apr 2003
Time: 09:08:27
COMMENTS

JUST A NOTE TO TONY BROWN.GOOD JOB AT THE SHOW. I HEARD YOU OUTSIDE TALKING TO YOURSELF, SAYING AM I AM MUMMER (WHO PLAYS DRUMS) OR AM I IN THE BUGLE CORPS. DID I UNDERSTAND YOU WERE COMPLAINING ABOUT THE LOUD DRUMS. I COULDN'T HERE THE BANJOS OVER THE LOUD DRUM LINE. ONLY KIDDING TONY, YOU ARE THE GREATEST. THE GREATEST WHAT I DON'T KNOW. HAVE A GOOD TIME IN PITTSBURG. YOUR FRIEND BOB

NAME: Tony Brown
EMAIL: T1SOP@aol.com
FROM: Gloucester, NJ
Date: 27 Apr 2003
Time: 16:34:36
COMMENTS

Hello everyone! Just checking in after our nearly 24 hour adventure to Steel City's first indoor show. Had a great time getting up close and personal with my fellow corps members on the bus! Ha,Ha! The show went well for all the organizations participating. The food served at the school and at the FD was excellent for drum corps fare. Nice job Steel City Alumni! See you all at GAS next weekend. Regards, Tony

NAME: Tony Brown
EMAIL: T1SOP@aol.com
FROM: Gloucester,NJ
Date: 06 May 2003
Time: 19:59:31
COMMENTS

Hello everyone! Just want to drop a line to let you hear about the GAS Reunion this past weekend. Archie was well represented the entire weekend. The corps performed FIRST at the quasi show on Saturday MORNING. Some cobwebs to shake out from the previous evening's BEER BASH. Thanks to the Skyliners Alumni for hosting once again! Thanks Carol T. for summing up a great new catch phrase for going on FIRST! Thanks Diana C. for keeping the minutes up to date. Thanks to Robbie E. for keeping all of us entertained on Friday nite. Thanks LM for not showing up. If you missed this one, you missed some great food at the banquet on Saturday nite. We had to wait a LONG time for our desert, but it was worth the wait, wink, wink! Thanks to Marc Fulcomer for being a good sport. Do you still need a towel? Hope to see all of you at rehearsal on Friday nite. Tony

NAME: Phil and Trudy Crouthamel
EMAIL: prcreality@comcast.net
FROM: Archie
Date: 13 May 2003
Time: 00:06:01
COMMENTS

Just a note to thank all who donated items to be sent to our son Chris, who is currently serving in Southern Iraq. A special thanks to the Bon-Bon Ladies who donated 67 lbs of items to be shipped. Again, thank you all.

Phil and Trudy

NAME: Kim Costello
EMAIL: kcoste4914@aol.com
FROM: Conshohocken
Date: 19 May 2003
Time: 13:34:15
COMMENTS

I am looking for information on how to hire your organization to participate in a competition marching parade with my fire company. Please send me contact information as soon as possible.

Very nice web site, informative. Enjoyed the pictures and background.

Thank you

NAME: Marcello
EMAIL: inventario@deconinformatica.com.br
FROM: Brasil
Date: 19 May 2003
Time: 15:16:45
COMMENTS

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NAME:
EMAIL:
FROM:
Date: 19 May 2003
Time: 15:18:46
COMMENTS

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NAME: John Whitelam
EMAIL: nhojw@comcast.net
FROM: Gibbstown,N.J.
Date: 26 May 2003
Time: 19:01:55
COMMENTS

I played a horn in the corps in 57,58,59,&60.Big Jack Werner,Buddy Binello(Mr.Clean)& I made up a 700# rank of baritone horns & we were clean.My time in the corps Big Jack & I were always together.Joe Bernert was in our rank some of the time.Other times it would be Vince Deegan.Power!!!!

NAME: william wickert
EMAIL: bill.w@plasticlumberyard.com
FROM: george clay fire company
Date: 29 May 2003
Time: 09:12:21
COMMENTS

we have your band booked for july 21st i am very anxious to here your band do you know how many you will be lining up with? our practice is june 5th can you let me know by then so i caN TELL MY TROOPS? BILL

NAME: Marcello
EMAIL: inventario@deconinformatica.com.br
FROM: Brasil
Date: 29 May 2003
Time: 15:45:28
COMMENTS

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NAME: Marcello
EMAIL: inventario@deconinformatica.com.br
FROM: Brasil
Date: 30 May 2003
Time: 16:26:02
COMMENTS

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NAME: Diana Cottrell
EMAIL: Shebari3@aol.com
FROM: Gloucester, NJ
Date: 31 May 2003
Time: 16:25:56
COMMENTS

Nice website! Great job Big Horn Bob! See you all at Elks weekend. Diana

NAME: Tony Brown
EMAIL: T1SOP@aol.com
FROM: Gloucester,NJ
Date: 01 Jun 2003
Time: 17:53:10
COMMENTS

Hello everyone! Our annual ELKS weekend is fast approaching. We hope that the weather will co-operate with us this year as it did last year. Just a reminder to pack your corps jacket and or a sweat shirt because you know how it can be at Wildwood this early in June! We anticipate a great turnout for the entire weekend. We will have our traditional "Around the Pool" rehearsal on Friday nite. Hey people from the other corps, stop by and bring your horn or drum. Hope to see you all there. Saturday will be parade day with our BBQ following. Food and drink (BEER) available upon request. Let's have a great weekend and have some fun! Tony

NAME: marcello
EMAIL: inventario@deconinformatica.com.br
FROM: Brasil
Date: 03 Jun 2003
Time: 15:23:21
COMMENTS

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NAME: Chuck Moran
EMAIL: weirdmo2@yahoo.com
FROM: Cockeysville,Md.
Date: 04 Jun 2003
Time: 00:25:22
COMMENTS

Who is this Marcello guy? Hi to everyone, think about you guys often. Still trying to work things out.

NAME: bill / boomer
EMAIL: bill.w@plasticlumberyard.com
FROM: geo clay fire company
Date: 04 Jun 2003
Time: 12:16:17
COMMENTS

mark while reviewing an old state convention parade in norristown we seen you and are very excited to have you march with us in bryn mawr on "june 21st" we will have our first practice on thursday and i plan on having everyone come back to the fire company to view the tape we did not get to see very much but what we saw we liked i will keep you posted i also was going over your web page and am pleased to tell you that it is very imformative and well planned the pic's are very nice and the other links are great io will keep you posted Bill

NAME: Siglow
EMAIL: newyorkskyliner@attbi.com
FROM: Beaver, Pa.
Date: 04 Jun 2003
Time: 16:33:50
COMMENTS

Looking forward to this coming weekend in Wildwood. Elayne and I should be arriving sometime Friday afternoon. REALLY looking forward to the "gathering at the pool" Friday night.

NAME: nate harrell
EMAIL: harrellnate@verizon.net
FROM: rachie contra section
Date: 09 Jun 2003
Time: 18:02:54
COMMENTS

to my family in archie ,you mean so much to me because you have aways been there for me when I needed so to be close to, when I,m with everyone I,m in another world that I love so much . I don,t want to use no name because I love you the same, I,ll will never leave archie , unless the lord see different. nate

NAME: Tony Brown
EMAIL: T1SOP@aol.com
FROM: Gloucester,NJ
Date: 09 Jun 2003
Time: 23:25:30
COMMENTS

Hello everyone! Just want to fill everbody in on our yearly trip to NJ Elks. Rain,alot of it. But we didn't let it wash us away. Our "around the pool" rehearsal went very well. I have a few new ideas about that event for the future, but I'll talk about this past weekend first. It was nice to see some of the "old crowd" Friday nite. Thanks for stopping bye and sitting in with us. Saturday started off bad and just got worse as the day went by. The parade started off at noon as usual in a light rain. As Blessed Sacrament passed 25th St., it really opened up! Hey BS, you guys must have been drowning, but you sounded great! I was hoping to hear Baltimore and Reilly as they went past, but I guess their lodges backed out of the parade. We stepped off with Scotty and our lodge and before we knew it, we were at Kelly's! A few blocks later we went past the reviewing stand playing "Stars and Stripes" and made that left and it was over. Skyliners field corps followed us the whole route and played one for us at the end. Back to the Erin Shores for our BBQ and it was party time! Food and drink was consumed by all. Thanks Chas for cooking everything in sight! Those little hairs on your arms might grow back. My friends from Gloucester HS had a great time marching with us, hope you guys had fun! Wildwood has always been a great memory for me since marching with CDHS back in 1979. I hope I'm there at the ELKS in 2029 when I finally get to sit on the sidewalk and just watch Archie go by.... Tony

NAME: Christopher P. Crouthamel
EMAIL: krout67@yahoo.com
FROM: Philadelphia
Date: 19 Jun 2003
Time: 10:56:41
COMMENTS

Archie, i would like to thank you for your support for the troops over seas. Thank you! Sincerely, Spc. Christopher P. Crouthamel USA

NAME: boomer
EMAIL: bill.w@plasticlumberyard.com
FROM: geo.clay fire company
Date: 19 Jun 2003
Time: 12:42:08
COMMENTS

mark the big day is upon us at last! have you assembled an honor guard for us as of yet? i hear it might rain soooooo don't forget your rubbers Boomer

NAME: George F Schaefer
EMAIL: KatDragon007@aol.com
FROM: Ravenna, OH
Date: 21 Jun 2003
Time: 21:01:56
COMMENTS

My dad Ted Schaefer competed against the corps when he was a member of Kearney Kardinals of New Jersey back in the late fifties and early sixties. My sister, Rita, was with Hawthorne Caballeros until 1993, and her husband,(and my brother in law) Paul Bongiovi, is Hawthorne's drum major this year. I'm glad to see Archer-Epler is still alive and kickin'.

NAME: ROBERT C. HERRE JR
EMAIL: FIREBELL199@AOL.COM
FROM: ARCHER EPLER
Date: 22 Jun 2003
Time: 07:50:26
COMMENTS

I JUST WANTED YOU YO ALL KNOW, WE WON IST PLACE FOR BEST-APPEARING DRUM CORPS. I HAVE THW TROPHY, AND THAY SAY THE CHECK IS IN THE MAIL. THE GEORGE CLAY FIRE CO LADIES AUX. CAME IN 2ND PLACE. SORRY YOU ALL WERE NOT THERE. I RELUCTENTLY RECEIVED ALL THE HUGS AND KISSES FOR YOU. ANYONE WHO WANTS THEM I WILL GIVE THEM TO YOU. ALSO THE FIRE COMPANY WON FIRST PLACE FOR BEST APPEARING FIRE CO. MARCHING WITH MUSIC. THEY WERE ALSO VERY HAPPY WITH OUR PRESENTATION.SINCE THEY WON THEY SAID THE CONTRACT IS IN THE MAIL FOR THE FIREMAN'S STATE CONVENTION IN MARCUS HOOK IN SEPTEMBER. THEY ALSO GAVE ME HUGS AND KISSES WHICH I WILL PASS ON. YOUR, DON'T CROSS OVER THE BRIDGE, FRIEND FIREBELL, ALIAS BOB AND MARYLOU

NAME: Tony Brown
EMAIL: T1SOP@aol.com
FROM: Gloucester,NJ
Date: 22 Jun 2003
Time: 23:24:52
COMMENTS

Hello everyone! Just want to drop a line and let you hear about our parade with the Henry Clay Firefighters in Bryn Mawr. Three miles. Uphill. Two hundred fire trucks. YEAH! That was for all the fans of "Crank Yankers" on Comedy Central! First place Fire Company with Music! I'm in shock still! Thanks to everyone who made the job, the corps sounded great as usual. Thanks to Big Horn Bob for humping the harnesses for the bass drums. You went above and beyond the call for us and I don't blame you for not marching. WE owe you a big one! The drumline agrees, I'm sure. I thought the snare were going to fall out on the big hill but to my suprise the impressed the entire corps. My legs and back are killing me, so I know you guys are hurting too. Remember when we were alot younger we could do those hills in our sleep. TWICE! Nice job drumline! Horns, we were a little light in some sections but we kicked ass! Our firefighters want us to march with them again at the convention in Marcus Hook. They looked great marching along the entire parade route also. Let's not dissappoint them next time. Try and make it, maybe the rain will stay away and the sun will shine strong for Archie.... for a change!Tony

NAME: guess who?
EMAIL: Everywhere
FROM: heaven
Date: 29 Jun 2003
Time: 10:21:32
COMMENTS

life is short. live it to the fullest.

NAME: Ralph (Beaver) McFarland
EMAIL: mcme@ix.netcom.com
FROM: Cherry Hill, NJ
Date: 30 Jun 2003
Time: 08:51:56
COMMENTS

Just listened to a recording of Archie from 1963. As a member of Ridley Park Rangers that year, I had the good fortune of seeing Archie perform that show at several junior/senior contests. Forty years have come and gone since then and I forgot how great that show and the 1963 Musketeers really were. What a corps!

Don't know if any of my old pals from Ridley Park Rangers or Norristown Invaders are still active in the alumni corps. If so, please pass along my best regards.

NAME: Phil And Trudy Crouthamel
EMAIL: prcreality@comcast.net
FROM: ARCHIE
Date: 03 Jul 2003
Time: 00:18:10
COMMENTS

Good News!!!! Our son Christopher is returning home from Iraq/kuwait on Sunday, July 6th to Fort Hood, Texas. We will be flying out on the 5th to meet him when he gets off the bus. Many thanks to all who supported him during this time. A SPECIAL THANK YOU goes out to the Audubon Bon-Bons for their tremendous donations. Phil and Trudy

NAME: Tony Brown
EMAIL: T1SOP@aol.com
FROM: Gloucester,NJ
Date: 05 Jul 2003
Time: 09:48:00
COMMENTS

Hello there everyone! I hope you had a great 4th of July wherever you are. We survived our two parades yesterday rather well. Thanks to Marsha for handling the water wagon. Marsha, Marsha,Marsha! Don't you just love marching in that heat and humidity, UPHILL, in uniform! Nice to see Joe Schmids back from sabaddical. Great job by the entire corps. Hey Lloyd, how is that ankle? Hope you gave it a good soak when you got home! We have another parade today in Harve de Grace, Maryland. I'll check in after. By the way, thanks to Bob Herre and Nate Harrell for hosting the after parade BBQs. Thanks to everyone for inquiring how Diana is doing. She is returning to work on Monday. See Ya! Tony

NAME: Tony Brown
EMAIL: T1SOP@aol.com
FROM: Gloucester,NJ
Date: 06 Jul 2003
Time: 14:24:23
COMMENTS

Hello everyone! Well we survived the weekend with no fatalities. Hazy,hot,humid is not the best kind of a day for a parade. This bugler had a little problem with the chops drying out not to mention the back stiffening up at the end. I guess I'm not 20 years old anymore. The corps sounded great with everyone giving it their all. Nice to see Gene Bunting marching with us one more time. I was waiting to hear "Stardust" once again! Hope to see you with us more often Gene! My students from Gloucester did a great job with us. Nice job Billy,Drew, and Dave! Enjoying a Sunday off. Tony

NAME: Don Brill
EMAIL: ernabuck39@aol.com
FROM: Dover, NJ 07801
Date: 06 Jul 2003
Time: 17:14:18
COMMENTS

I played bassdrum for the big red band 1961-62 and enjoyed every minute of it. Dick Filkins was the drum instructor/played in the line along with Billy Kaufman. Jimmy McConkey was the drum major. My favorite song was "Lord&Master". Long may they live!!!!

NAME: mugu
EMAIL: mugu at yahoo.com
FROM: usa
Date: 12 Jul 2003
Time: 07:58:22
COMMENTS

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NAME: Jimmy Boone
EMAIL:
FROM: Secane, PA
Date: 18 Jul 2003
Time: 15:20:07
COMMENTS

I used to be a musketeer. I loved every minute of it.

NAME: Timmy Turner
EMAIL:
FROM: Collingdale, PA
Date: 18 Jul 2003
Time: 15:29:29
COMMENTS

I heard you guys at the Clifton Hts. Memorial Day parade. I'd love to join. I'm sure I can particiapate in some way - whether it be as a member of the color guard or a beginning drummer.

NAME: Timmy Turner
EMAIL:
FROM: Collingdale, PA
Date: 18 Jul 2003
Time: 15:33:32
COMMENTS

I tried to e-mail you earlier, I saw you guys at the Clifton Hts. Memorial Day Parade. I'm sure I can participate in some way - whether as a member of the color guard or a drummer. My phone #is (484)576-9221



NAME: Edward Michalski
EMAIL: Bugler27@aol.com
FROM: I.C. Reveries
Date: 22 Jul 2003
Time: 20:23:26
COMMENTS

thanks for the great web site. I always wanted to march with your corps. Being from Revere, I have all the "Fleetwood" recordings of your corps. The Musketters have always shown what "real drum corps is all about"!. I very much dislike modern drum corps and wish you all the best in the future. I wish I lived in your area so I could join. I played first baritone in my corps. I now perform with the Melrose Symphony as 2nd trombone for the last 16 years. Also, I march with the B oston Firemans band; but I wish there was a drum corps like yours up here. Yes, we do have some corps that are alumni but dont have the spirit like yours. THe Princemen are like your corps but they dont march in any parades or exhibitions because of there problems with their legs.-Sorry, but I really do like senior corps. God bless all of you down there and dont ever give up. I just went to my local record store which buys and sells old records and cds. -Guess what I bought. A 1962 "Evening with the Corps at Carnegie Hall with the Archer Ephler Musketters!- 5 bucks. Best always! Espirit de Corps! Eddie Michalski.

NAME: PennsylvaniaDCHOF
EMAIL: Pennsylvania DCHOF@attbi.com
FROM:
Date: 24 Jul 2003
Time: 22:53:25
COMMENTS

For Immediate Release:

The Pennsylvania Drum Corps Hall of Fame is a non-profit organization formed to honor individuals who have contributed to the drum and bugle activity through dedicated efforts in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, whether as a performer, instructor, administrator, judge, or promoter. Originally conceived by a small dedicated organizing committee and now in its infancy, this organization will eventually be led by a Board of Governors. The governing body will include designated representatives from drum corps and alumni organizations that are currently active as well as other elected "at-large" members.

The Pennsylvania Drum Corps Hall of Fame will have specific criteria to determine eligibility for membership. A series of levels of membership have been established to honor members of the Pennsylvania Drum Corp community at every level of participation whether it is Junior, Senior, Alumni Corps or Alumni Organization.

A website has been established that can answer some of your questions and concerns. Much of the website is still “under construction” however there is a list of all Drum Corps competitions taking place this 2003 season within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. There is a guestbook set up where you can communicate with members of the organizing committee. There is a list of the active Drum Corps within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. There is a massive list of practically every Drum Corps that ever existed in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The website URL is http://www.padchof.org/ .

A charter membership campaign will kick off in the fall of 2003 and it is hoped that many eligible members will choose to participate. The next meeting of the organizing committee will take place on September 6th, 2003, after which details about how to apply for membership and the date of the first induction ceremonies will be posted on the website.

At this time the members of the Pennsylvania Drum Corps Hall of Fame organizing committee wish all competitors best wishes for this Drum Corps season, but especially those who represent the great Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

NAME: Chuck Moran
EMAIL: weirdmo2@yahoo.com
FROM: Cockeysville,Md.
Date: 25 Jul 2003
Time: 23:29:35
COMMENTS

Hi to all,I check out your site all the time. Can anyone tell me how Denny Garrett is doing? The Rebels site has nothing since he went in the hospital. Thanks Tony for the updates on your turnouts,I look forward to reading them. Nothing much going on here, but my perimeter is secure.

NAME: Jim Capra
EMAIL: JJC_48@hotmail.com
FROM: Gloucester City N.J.08030
Date: 27 Jul 2003
Time: 13:52:23
COMMENTS

Hello felow Muekeeters just thought I give you my E-mail address & to let you know I'm still going strong as ever,& that I would like to hear from all who were ever part of our family of drum corp nut's so again I just whanted say hello & tell all 4 one & one 4 all. Jim Capra Loving music

NAME: Bob Port
EMAIL: skskr@aol.com
FROM: Presently Riverside, NJ
Date: 06 Aug 2003
Time: 11:41:43
COMMENTS

NAME: Bob Port
EMAIL: skekr@aol.com
FROM: Presently Riverside, NJ
Date: 06 Aug 2003
Time: 11:42:53
COMMENTS

Sorry about the E-mail address. Correction is skekr@aol.com

NAME: dominique
EMAIL: princesdom@comcast.net
FROM: Gloucester City N.J.
Date: 19 Aug 2003
Time: 10:00:27
COMMENTS

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NAME: tony de marco
EMAIL: tonyd118@aol.com
FROM: philadelphia
Date: 20 Aug 2003
Time: 22:27:20
COMMENTS

just to say hello and its a great website tony de marco

NAME: Carol Herre Brister
EMAIL: cpb1940@hotmail.com
FROM: Columbus, GA
Date: 01 Sep 2003
Time: 09:54:39
COMMENTS

Was searching the website for any family name and found one. Thought this was interesting and wanted to say "hello" to the person that has the same surname as mine. Have a wonderful & safe Labor Day to you all. Carol Herre Brister

NAME: Tony Brown
EMAIL: T1SOP@ aol.com
FROM: Gloucester City,NJ
Date: 02 Sep 2003
Time: 19:43:41
COMMENTS

Hello everyone! I hope that we have all had a few weeks of vacation away from drum corps. I know I needed a break to get some things together around here and in my life. Diana has used her time to her advantage also. I hope to see a few new people out this Friday evening, and maybe a few Archie members that I haven't seen for quite some time out at the post. It seems that we always drift back to Archie after a little time off and it is nice to get back into playing again. We all have that same illness for playing a horn or beating that drum till the wee hours of the morning. A little liquid refreshment along the way doesn't hurt either! I miss the hot dogs after rehearsal. Ain't noythin like a drum corps tube steak! I hope Duke will have some new charts for us this coming season. Heard "St. Louis Blues March" the other day by Glenn Miller. That would be a fun one to play. I still would like to reserect "God Bless the Child" from '81-'82. Still can hear Archie playing that at Upper Darby show back in the day. "Coranation March" still gives me goose bumps too! Well I have to go, so I hope to see ya at Archie on Friday nite. Take care! Tony AFO+OFA

NAME: Jack Cassidy Jr
EMAIL: jcassidy@successti.com
FROM: drums pa
Date: 05 Sep 2003
Time: 01:28:08
COMMENTS

Looking for Rusty Kwoka from the belles and Black Watch if I remember correctly....and a big HI to my uncle Bert Adamson, e-mail me unc.....

NAME: Nathan Pierce
EMAIL: N_Pierce1@hotmail.com
FROM: Philadelphia
Date: 06 Sep 2003
Time: 11:50:05
COMMENTS

I was once a RI Matadoors member, marched in the drumline-1981, and am interested in an Alum corp. For 22 years, it has been out of my mind, but recently, and after a DCA Championship show, I want to be involved somewhat again.

NAME: Ralf
EMAIL: sag@nicht.de
FROM: De
Date: 25 Sep 2003
Time: 09:32:50
COMMENTS

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NAME: Walter P. D'Agostino
EMAIL: walt7395@tampabay.rr.com
FROM: Lt. Norman Prince
Date: 25 Sep 2003
Time: 16:04:15
COMMENTS

Was in Philly at the VFW Natl's in 1954 with the Most Precious Blood Crusaders. Went into Prince after that contest. Archie did a hell'ava job that night. I take my hat off to Archie.......

NAME: Tony Brown
EMAIL: T1SOP@aol.com
FROM: Gloucester City,NJ
Date: 29 Sep 2003
Time: 21:10:14
COMMENTS

Hello everyone! I would like to start with expressing my condolences to the family of Mickey Petrone on his passing. Archer-Epler and DCA will miss him greatly in the future. With that said I'll start my report to Chuck Moran on our parade this past weekend. It was the Pennsylvania State Firemen's Convention in Marcus Hook, PA. We marched with the William Clay Fire Co. from Conshohocken,PA. The day started with fabulous directions provided by our Corps Director. I followed them to the letter and wound up in a housing development! Don't you just LOVE drum corps? They left out a left turn so Diana and I had to just go for it, but we found the school parking lot anyhow! The Ellis and Magsamen parties beat us there by a few minutes and the rest of the corps arrived soon after. Ran into a friend of mine from Cardinal Dougherty Band who now plays in Uptown String Band. He couldn't get over how great we sounded just warming up! What does HE know about Drum Corps? We stepped off and our two mile adventure began. Oh, I forgot to mention, it poured right before the parade was about to start. We went through our parade routine quite nicely. The crowd was very receptive to "Stripes". We stopped at one point and played "Boardwalk" for the family of Fr. Steve Hutnick, one of our second sopranos. The bill is on it's way as of this posting. The corps did a great job as usual. Our drumline was tight and the hornline sounded great! The parade proceeded to the Delaware River at a quick pace and was over before we knew it. Thanks to everyone who made the job. It seems that no matter who is there or how many are there, Archie will always look and sound their best. Yeah, don't you just love drum corps? Tony CDHSMU'82

NAME: Chuck Moran
EMAIL: weirdm02@yahoo.com
FROM: Cockeysville,Md.
Date: 02 Oct 2003
Time: 00:35:03
COMMENTS

Tony, thanks for another fine report.Always look forward to reading about the Corp. Even though I don't miss Drum Corps, I miss it,if that makes any sense. Hope to make the Stinger next year and visit with my old friends from Archie.

NAME: Tony Brown
EMAIL: T1SOP@aol.com
FROM: Gloucester,NJ
Date: 08 Oct 2003
Time: 14:41:16
COMMENTS

Hello everyone! Just want to drop a line and give a report on our job this past weekend. We marched once again in the "Haverford Day" parade out on Route 3. The corps met at the Manoa Shopping Center parking lot at 9:00 am. In typical drum corps fashion, we stood around till 11:00 am. when the parade did get moving, a motorcycle cop decided to lay himself down along with his bike! CRASH! Hope he is ok,but geez! Once he was sent to the hospital the parade continued on without incident. After the parade we went back to the post for a little lunch and then practice! Marc is trying to kill us. We worked on Ray Fallon's arrangement of "Satin Doll". This is one tune that I believe Archie has never played before. I think it will fit well into our show for next year. I hope to see all of you down in Wildwood on November 1st. It will be a great show. Oh, almost forgot to send best wishes to Terie Crouthamel and John Bistline on their upcoming nuptuals this weekend. Congrats! See Ya! Tony AFO+OFA

NAME: Larry Spencer
EMAIL: lsspencer@sbcglobal.net
FROM: Pittsburgh Rockets
Date: 13 Oct 2003
Time: 19:38:43
COMMENTS

Although I have been away from D&B for sometime, it has never left my blood. Competing against "Archy" and Jimmy McKonkey was always something we looked forward to, and it was fun. Living now in Dallas, TX and somewhat away from what I think of as the heart of the best in drum & bugle corp (the northeast) I wish all those currently involved only the best and hope ya'll have as much fun as I did back in the 60's.

NAME: Little Moe O'Connor
EMAIL: joemar6100@hotmail.com
FROM: New Jersey/Florida
Date: 15 Oct 2003
Time: 14:48:10
COMMENTS

I am writing all of you regarding the status of Big Moe O'Connor's health. Moe was a member of Archie during the 1961 - 1968 seasons.

Moe was admitted to Martin Memorial South Hospital, Salerno Road, Stuart, FL, on Monday, September 2003 in a semi-conscious state. He had to be placed on kidney dialysys treatments which he has every other day. These treatments have taken 40 lbs of fluid from his body. He has received the Sacrament "The Anointing of the Sick" and had his sins forgiven. Believe it or not, the dialysis treatments are keeping him alive.

Moe was also a member of St. Vincent Cadets from 1954 to 1959. Msgr. Wojtycha (The "Chief of St. Vinnie's") visited Moe several times, as did Dick Filkins, and it made him feel good to see them both.

I know he would get a kick out of getting some e-mails or get well cards from you guys, and I ask that you keep him in your prayers. His address is as follows: Big Moe O'Connor 1900 S. Kanner Highway Bldg. 6, Apt. l02 Stuart, FL 34994 E-mail: moe1643@msn.com

NAME: Kenneth Warner
EMAIL: Tapsbugler15@aol.com
FROM: Hamilton, NJ
Date: 16 Oct 2003
Time: 02:08:55
COMMENTS

Great website. Good to see the corps doing well.

Conta bass - 1996

NAME: maga dey
EMAIL: mugu2bob.com
FROM: i don bob here
Date: 27 Oct 2003
Time: 07:03:52
COMMENTS

NAME: Al McFadden
EMAIL: hooligan6@msn.com
FROM: Lakeland, FL
Date: 27 Oct 2003
Time: 12:14:32
COMMENTS

Hi: Bill Just moved to Lakeland, FL Do you know of any Drum Corps in the Tampa or Orlanda Area. hope you and yours r in good health. Best Al

NAME: John Connelly
EMAIL: connelly@dandy.net
FROM: Atlantic City N.J.
Date: 27 Oct 2003
Time: 13:37:07
COMMENTS

While growing up in Atlantic City I joined the Seahorse Lancers of Brigantine and had the honor of being instructed by Jack Phillip later I marched with the Victorians of Egg Harbor and was instructed by Don Laurelli. Both of these men were Archie greats. I`ve allways had a warm spot in my heart for Archie and I love my DILLIGAF T shirt.Good luck keeping Archie alive.

NAME: John Connelly
EMAIL: connelly@dandy.net
FROM: Moon
Date: 27 Oct 2003
Time: 13:53:24
COMMENTS

Everyone knows thet Archie and Skyliners are the only drumcorps to play music.

NAME: Bill Ertle
EMAIL: wjertle2@aol.com
FROM: Now in Lower Delaware
Date: 28 Oct 2003
Time: 15:52:59
COMMENTS

The site is Great!! Brought back many fond memories

Good luck for one, and All...Bill

NAME: John Duly
EMAIL: duly1@bellsouth.net
FROM: Atlanta, GA
Date: 03 Nov 2003
Time: 17:07:48
COMMENTS

Does anyone know how to contact Dick Filkins?

NAME: Mike Williams
EMAIL: mwill1129@aol.com
FROM: PAL/ARCHIE/St. Lucy's
Date: 04 Nov 2003
Time: 04:39:52
COMMENTS

To all my friends:

I’ve tried to put into words, during the past couple of days, the sense of pride I have for all my friends in Drum Corps with their show of support and concern as to my welfare as well as my co-workers. Seeing you on Saturday, besides being a needed break for me personally, made me feel “marvelous” with the outpouring of members of the various Corps whom I have had the pleasure of performing. You noticed that some of my thoughts that day were for the workers and members of the team on the jobsite who were still working through the past days events. Your support and camaraderie gave me the chance to put my mind into a different space for the hours I was in Wildwood.

We have a good thing. We all should enjoy what we do and with whom we do it. Performing for ourselves, for our own group and for the entire Alumni is where we collectively get the enjoyment. The friendship and acquaintances we make is what, in the long run, defines each one of us individually. We should strive to be an organization that continues to support each other – with support we not only continue as we are but also can grow with new members and continue the tradition.

Archie has a saying that is not only for one group, it is for us all ------ AFO & OFA.

Mike (Mellophone) Williams

NAME: Maik
EMAIL: nichtdoch@web.de
FROM: Berlin/Germany
Date: 05 Nov 2003
Time: 04:55:48
COMMENTS

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EMAIL: vondereck@mailto.se
FROM: Sweden
Date: 05 Nov 2003
Time: 04:59:11
COMMENTS

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EMAIL: ad.2003@apartment-berlin.com
FROM: Berlin / Germany
Date: 05 Nov 2003
Time: 11:02:11
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NAME: Marc
EMAIL: weissnet@web.de
FROM: Hamburg
Date: 05 Nov 2003
Time: 20:38:13
COMMENTS

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NAME: Phil Crouthamel
EMAIL: prcrouthamel@comcast.net
FROM: Where else?--ARCHIE
Date: 05 Nov 2003
Time: 23:56:07
COMMENTS

AHHHH!! Finally sobered up. All I can say is, what a fantastic weekend in Wildwood!! All I know is, Archie knows how to throw a party! The Halloween party was the most. All I know is that our beloved Drum Major took top honors for her "double" costume. I know that it was "uplifting" and really "swelled" me up. Now the parade was runned very well. Maybe the Elks can take a hint or two. The concert sounded excellent. Standing out front with the guard, it sent goose bumps up my aching back. Congratulations to our new guard member, Tina. It was her first time out with the Corps and she did great.

So, until next year, "Corps at the Shore" will be, hopefully, a new tradition.

Phil And Trudy AFO/OFA

NAME: Tony Brown
EMAIL: T1SOP@aol.com
FROM: Gloucester City,NJ
Date: 06 Nov 2003
Time: 23:56:35
COMMENTS

Hello everyone! Well, once again drum corps has done it once again. Archie, Reilly, Skyliners, Rebs, Cabs, Brigs, Volunteers, Blackhawks. You thought it was 1960 something! Drum corps has returned to Wildwood as the Gods had intended! No field drill, but what a parade and show. The weather could not have been better also. I'm a little younger than some participants, but I remember seeing these corps perform there a few years ago. If you were there you know what I'm talking about. Thanks to the City of Wildwood and their mayor for letting us go down memory way. I hope this becomes a yearly thing at the shore. Two long weekends at the shore, with all my drum corps friends, sounds great to me. Don't you just love drum corps? I know I still do! Thanks again. Tony CDHSMU'82 AFO+OFA

NAME: sebastian beyer
EMAIL: gibsnicht@web.de
FROM: Sweden
Date: 07 Nov 2003
Time: 17:01:24
COMMENTS

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NAME: Jim O'Connor
EMAIL: DoctorLove816@hotmail.com
FROM: Kissimmee, Florida
Date: 10 Nov 2003
Time: 19:46:02
COMMENTS

It is with GREAT sadness that I have to inform you ALL that a former member of the greatest drum corp ever, The Archer Epler Musketeers, has passed on and joined many others like him. "BIG MOE" O'Connor a member and horn player from 1960-1967 passed away at 1:30 pm on this 10th day of November after a long battle with diabetes. My father wanted me to thank ALL of YOU for the warm wishes and the love you showed him especially Dick Filkins and Billy Kaufman. Seeing you two always brightened his day and helped him remember the GOOD times and prepare himself to go "home" to GOD and to join that "Drum Corps in the Sky." Big Moe is now along side his friend and mentor Mickey Petrone and is no longer suffering. My family wishes to thank you all once again for the support and any cards or letters/flowers can be sent to......Terry O'Connor 1900 South Kanner Hwy. Bldg. 6 Apt. 102 Stuart, Florida 34994. Thank You again and GOD BLESS.

NAME: Sean McRactagan
EMAIL: seanmcractagan@hotmail.com
FROM: now, Minnesota
Date: 10 Nov 2003
Time: 21:31:21
COMMENTS

Just to say hello to all the alums from 60-62. And if anyone sees Chuck White, please have him contact me. AFO&OFA HLD Sean

NAME: Jim Cossetti
EMAIL: AGI145
FROM:
Date: 11 Nov 2003
Time: 08:37:27
COMMENTS

I am saddened to report that an old friend, 'Big Moe' O'Connor passed away yesterday at about 2 PM. My sincere condolences to his wife Terry and the kids, as well as the rest of the O'Connor family.....please keep him and them in your prayers.

NAME: mugu
EMAIL: mugu@yagoo.ie
FROM: west
Date: 13 Nov 2003
Time: 09:52:11
COMMENTS

mugu

NAME: Ken Newman
EMAIL:
FROM: Sadville
Date: 14 Nov 2003
Time: 13:46:09
COMMENTS

Here we are again, way too often. Jimmy "Big Moe" O'Connor will always be one of my all-timers. A fun lovng, two fisted, beer guzzling SOB if there ever was one. I got a chance to see him this past year and managed to have a few last laughs with him. I will miss him dearly. AFO/OFA Ken Newman

NAME: Bill Rip Bernert
EMAIL: bbernert@snip.net
FROM: Blackwood, NJ
Date: 26 Nov 2003
Time: 01:55:51
COMMENTS

I was a member of the corps from 1950 to 1967 I was the drill arranger and instructor from 1952 to 1967 accept fof two years (1961/62) and the horn instructor for many of those years. I was the first member of Archer-Epler to be inducted into tha World Drum And Bugle Corps Hall of Fame , 1979

NAME: Tony Brown
EMAIL: T1SOP@aol.com
FROM: Gloucester City, NJ
Date: 29 Nov 2003
Time: 19:19:55
COMMENTS

Hello everyone! Just want to check in and say that I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving! It is time for our annual banquet at the post this coming weekend. I hope that you will all attend. We always have a great time. Also we have our last parade of the year coming up on December 13th in Yardley, PA. I believe that we have a earlier start time this year at 3PM. I hope you will make this job. After the parade we will have a gathering at Marc and Marsha's home in West Trenton to celebrate another successful year for Archie. Should be a lot of fun. See you all on Saturday at the banquet. Take care! Tony CDHSMU'82 AFO+OFA

NAME: allee
EMAIL: percussion@tds.net
FROM: The Corps Vets front ensemble http://www.corpsvets.org
Date: 03 Dec 2003
Time: 18:01:43
COMMENTS

Hi you guys! I want to wish you the best of luck this season! http://www.angelfire.com/music5/youth

NAME: Ken Newman
EMAIL:
FROM: Sadville
Date: 10 Dec 2003
Time: 08:47:28
COMMENTS

Sadness again.. Kiki Bird is another of the alltimers.. A funnier guy you could never meet. When you were in his presence he would make you laugh all day. Love ya man RIP AFO/OFA

NAME: Tony Brown
EMAIL: T1SOP@aol.com
FROM: Gloucester City,NJ
Date: 16 Dec 2003
Time: 11:04:41
COMMENTS

Hello everyone! Just want to let you know how the corps did this past weekend at the Yardley Christmas parade. I thought we did a fantastic job as we will always do. I know that I will sound biased to some of you reading this report, but just shoot me, ok! We just play our hearts out when given the chance. The balance we get always blows me away. That is a tribute to the talent of each individual in the corps and I hope we are all proud of each other. I'm still under the weather here in the living room this Tuesday, but I'll survive. Hey, the Eagles won on MNF so it ain't all bad. Before I go I just want to touch on the passing of another of our alumni. Jimmy "KIKI Bird" Sproules was a great guy and he will be missed by all Musketeers who knew him. Semper Fi Marine and God speed! Tony CDHSMU'82

NAME: Carsten
EMAIL: carsten.achilles@starriders.de
FROM: Bad Muender / Germany
Date: 19 Dec 2003
Time: 03:18:09
COMMENTS

The Starriders Drum & Bugle Corps wish all Members of your great Corps a merry Christmas and a happy new year. Starriders DBC www.starriders.de

NAME: John Melaragni
EMAIL: jmelarag@bbn.com
FROM: Norman Prince
Date: 22 Dec 2003
Time: 20:47:45
COMMENTS

Played baritone horn and marched with Prince from 1952--1960. Met Archie many times and was always impressed. Great Drum Corps!!!

NAME: Tony Brown
EMAIL: T1SOP@aol.com
FROM: Gloucester City, NJ
Date: 24 Dec 2003
Time: 21:40:46
COMMENTS

Hello everyone! Diana and I want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah,and a very Happy New Year! Hope you all enjoy this holiday season to the utmost. I know a lot of you don't know this, but Jim Capra and myself are members of the Durning String Band out of Oaklyn,NJ. Yeah, drum corps guys in the Mummers! We will be performing our show,"SINATRA....our way!" on New Years Day 2004 in Philly. Please pray for us. We"ll need all the help we can get! HA,HA! Shades of Archie's '94 Sinatra show in there. By the way, Chuck Quackenbush has been helping us with the drill. Thanks Quack,for all of your input. Maybe we'll see some Archie guys on Broad Street cheering us on as in the past. Once again, enjoy the holidays and I'll see ya all at our next rehearsal at the post. AFO+OFA Tony CDHSMU'82

 


2004



NAME: Terry Tobias
EMAIL: terrance_s@sbcglobal.net
FROM: Austin, Texas
Date: 06 Jan 2004
Time: 14:49:11
COMMENTS

I was going through an picture album the other day and came across a picture of Archer Epler from I believe the 1961 Dream Contest. I would be glad to email it to you if you like.

NAME:
EMAIL:
FROM:
Date: 01 Jan 2004
COMMENTS

HAPPY NEW YEAR !!!!!

NAME: Terry Tobias
EMAIL: terrance_s@sbcglobal.net
FROM: Austin, Texas
Date: 06 Jan 2004
Time: 14:49:11
COMMENTS

I was going through an picture album the other day and came across a picture of Archer Epler from I believe the 1961 Dream Contest. I would be glad to email it to you if you like.

NAME: Lynn Ogden
EMAIL: lynnogden@comcast.net
FROM: Seattle, WA
Date: 30 Jan 2004
Time: 21:34:56
COMMENTS

Last Post 1 Sept 2002:

Please note my new e-mail address.

NAME: bobbie sheridan
EMAIL: toni534@comcast.net
FROM: audubon
Date: 20 Feb 2004
Time: 13:43:24
COMMENTS

I am a former bon bon girl from audubon nj I was a member in 1960.

NAME: Ela McElroy Lindenhofen
EMAIL: ellalin@comcast.net
FROM: Mount Laurel, NJ
Date: 22 Feb 2004
Time: 13:05:10
COMMENTS

I was also a Bon Bon girl during the 60's. My father was in Archie during the early 60's.

NAME: Bob Cunningham
EMAIL: blcunninghamca@yahoo.com
FROM: Toronto Canada
Date: 01 Mar 2004
Time: 16:44:03
COMMENTS

I am an old drum corps nut from the 50-60's. I was with the Jolly Jesters from Toronto.I remember the King and I show very well. I have it on an old 78 by Stetson D. Richmond. Are you going to be at the Alumni Show in Hamilton Ont. First week in May. Bob

NAME: Timo
EMAIL: zumglueckausosnabrueck@gmx.de
FROM: GERMANY
Date: 20 Mar 2004
Time: 12:53:34
COMMENTS

HELLO MUSKETEERS! GREETINGS FROM THE MUSIK & SHOW CORPS DRK BIRSTEIN; HESSEN;GERMANY

NAME: Johan
EMAIL: drumfanfare@hotmail.com
FROM: Holland
Date: 25 Mar 2004
Time: 05:46:39
COMMENTS

Dear fellow musicians, With great pleasure we present the fully renewed homepage of Marchingband "Het Wapen van Maassluis” from Maassluis, Holland. Not only do we have new photos, but it is now also possible to listen to fragments of our music, = Onze muziek = beluister, which can also be heard on our CD. If we are not yet in your links list, we would be grateful if you could do this. Also if your band is not in our list, just let us know, and we will add you to it. Please tell us what you think of the site, by signing our guestbook = Gastenboek = teken ons gastenboek. With friendly regards, Johan de Lavoir, Webmaster. http://www.wapenvanmaassluis.nl or http://www.delavoir.nl Please send your mail to wapenvanmaassluis29@zonnet.nl

NAME: DOMINIC MIGNOGNA
EMAIL: NONE
FROM: STEEL CITY
Date: 26 Mar 2004
Time: 13:59:03
COMMENTS

I'M THE DRUM MAJOR FOR THE STEEL CITY AMBASSADORS..I'D LIKE TO WISH THE MUSKETEERS GOOD LUCK FOR THE 2004 SEASON...SEE YOU ALL SOON...

NAME: Tony Brown
EMAIL: T1SOP@aol.com
FROM: Gloucester City, NJ
Date: 28 Mar 2004
Time: 10:56:02
COMMENTS

Hello everyone! I'm just checking in after our first indoor show of this season. Thanks to BS for a great show. Not bad for their first outing I must say. Archie, Reilly, Skyliners, Rebels, Light Brigade, and our hosts, BS Golden Knights. A fantastic lineup indeed! Drum corps as it used to be. Not all smoke and mirrors, Bb horns, and judges. OLD STYLE DRUM CORPS. Thanks to Danny Murphy for setting up the after-show party at the Elks. Albert our bartender was a St. Vinnies guy if you can believe that. Archie was first on stage with 25 horns,10 drums, and one of our largest honor guards in a long time. I think the crowd really liked our performance from their response, and I hope the crowd liked all of the corps participating as much as myself. Thanks to Nutley HS Band for putting up with all of us invading their school. Another one for the books. Don't forget about our show in a few weeks at Haverford. Polish your horn, tighten your head, iron that uniform and I'll see you all at the Brass Reunion. Take care. Tony AFO+OFA

NAME: Phil Crouthamel
EMAIL: prcrouthamel@comcast.net
FROM: Archie
Date: 28 Mar 2004
Time: 16:49:05
COMMENTS

Well, to let you guys know, you sounded GREAT at Nutley High School.

NAME: Marvin Stevenson
EMAIL:
FROM:
Date: 30 Mar 2004
Time: 14:36:12
COMMENTS

NAME: Marvin Stevenson
EMAIL: marvindinero@aol.com
FROM: Guelph, Ontario, Canada
Date: 30 Mar 2004
Time: 14:53:46
COMMENTS

Marched with the Guelph Royalaires 1958-65 and remember seeing Archie perform on many occasions...and yes, I remember seeing unbelievable performances by Jimmy McKonkie. And yeah, listening to Dipsy-Doodle performed with such spirit and of course your 'signature' song. After I left the Royalaires in '65 I played in a few different dance groups for about 15 years. Then after about another 15 years joined the Top Hats Marching Orchestra from Burlington, Ont and that's where it's at today. Those few short years around drum corps will never be forgotten.. they were very precious..you lived and breathed it 24/7...it was everything...totally engrossing. Although Top Hats Marching Orchestra have the name 'marching' in their name....they do everything "but march". Start at point A and finish at point B that's about the total sum of it. The only thing serious about the group is the music. Played at Mardis Gras in New Orleans in 2002 and Buchannon, West Va. last summer..not sure when we head south next. Visit Top Hats website: www.tophats.org It's fascinating that after all these many years away from drum corps....I can almost get a buzz just reading your members accounts of various shows...I guess I've been infected forever. Great website...best wishes for continued success in all of your endeavours. Marvin Stevenson

NAME: adam
EMAIL: maga@mugu.com
FROM: lome togo
Date: 01 Apr 2004
Time: 03:12:56
COMMENTS

thanks for ur information

NAME: Bob Shreffler
EMAIL: shreff@aol.com
FROM: Orlando, FL
Date: 02 Apr 2004
Time: 10:57:33
COMMENTS

I was listening to the 1957 corps on diceman719.com (a GREAT show, by the way), and when I looked up scores from that year, I saw that the corps was disqualified between Legion National prelims (which you won) and finals. If it isn't opening a sore wound, I'd be curious to know what happened? I am a bit of a drum corps historian and marched for 11 years with the Norwood Park Imperials, Cavaliers, and Spirit of Atlanta and my Dad currently marches with the Kilties Senior Corps.

Thanks for the help!

NAME: Jack Philp
EMAIL: hjphilp@comcast.net
FROM: Egg Harbor Township NJ
Date: 08 Apr 2004
Time: 19:18:15
COMMENTS

NAME: Ken Newman
EMAIL:
FROM:
Date: 13 Apr 2004
Time: 09:04:53
COMMENTS

Again ..Sadness.Way too often... Joey O'Connor, so soon after brother "Jimmy" Great friends and terrific guys. I will miss them RIP..........AFO/OFA Ken Newman

NAME: Gloria Hoffner
EMAIL: Gloriah@phillynews.com
FROM: Philadelphia Inquirer
Date: 14 Apr 2004
Time: 15:16:49
COMMENTS

I am planning to cover the April 17 event at Havertown High School. Could you please tell me what time you go on the field and who I can interview about the corps? I can be reached at: 610-313-8006. Thank you for your help. I am looking foward to seeing your performance!

NAME: Arris Van Dyk
EMAIL: avandyk@sympatico.ca
FROM: Nanticoke, Ontario
Date: 16 Apr 2004
Time: 09:11:27
COMMENTS

Just discovered your web site! Nice to see to old corps are still alive. I'm a member of the Toronto Optimists Alumni Corps. We'll be performing at Mighty St. Joe's Concert on April 24th and Hamilton May 1st. See you in Hamilton!

Regards,

Arris

NAME: dominic
EMAIL:
FROM:
Date: 16 Apr 2004
Time: 13:36:45
COMMENTS

see all of you tomorrow at the show..

dominic {steel city drum major}

NAME: Tony Brown
EMAIL: T1SOP@aol.com
FROM: Gloucester City, NJ
Date: 17 Apr 2004
Time: 22:17:23
COMMENTS

Hello everyone! Just checking in after today's Brass Reunion indoor show. Wow, this bugler had a fun time today. I never thought that I would ever enjoy playing with more than one corps at one show. Archie,St.Lucy's,Vagabonds Alumni, and the percussion tribute! I'm beat! All of the corps participating played their hearts out and I hope the crowd appreciated our efforts. Drum and bugle corps as it used to be. Once again Archer-Epler has outdone itself as an Alumni Corps. This was my eleventh Brass Reunion since joining the corps back in '92-'93 and I really think Archie has stepped it up over these past few years. Personal thanks goes to my many friends in Archie and in the other corps. WE, really are a family, and we enjoy playing our horns and drums for the people who watched you all perform long before I was even born! This is a strange activity that we engage in, isn't it? I had alot of fun today and I hope you did too! Tony B. Archer-Epler Musketeers AFO+OFA

NAME: Cory Labbree
EMAIL: oacory@yahoo.com
FROM: Brooklawn, NJ
Date: 20 Apr 2004
Time: 15:27:55
COMMENTS

NAME: RUSS KING
EMAIL: WRCING2@AOL.COM
FROM: Myrtle Beach, SC
Date: 28 Apr 2004
Time: 18:43:43
COMMENTS

hello from an old fan. I played in Scout House back in '58 & '59, then the Guelph Royalaires for about 20 years. I was always an "Archie" fan..

NAME: Jim Cossetti
EMAIL: AGI145@aol.com
FROM:
Date: 30 Apr 2004
Time: 09:07:04
COMMENTS

I am deeply saddened to hear of the passing of my old friend Joe 'Little Moe' O'Connor. I guess the St. Vinnie's heavenly host needed a rudimental bass. God bless you 'Little Moe' and 'Big Moe' and the O'Connor family.

I had intended this to be a much happier note inasmuch as our own Howard 'Whitey' Roberts has been selected for induction into the World Drum Corps Hall of Fame. Congrats Whitey.....an honor long overdue.

Before you see it in Drm Corps World I would like to extend on behalf of the Hall of Fame a special thank you to the men & women of Archie for moving their 'Brass Reunion' to a matinee performance. The unfortunate scheduling conflict was a bittersweet situation........we reinstituted the 'Brass Reunion' in 1990 and it has gone strong since. Yes, we were the first Alumni corps to host an indoor show. However, since then the proliferation of 'alumni' corps and their continued efforts at hosting their own shows makes proper scheduling difficult.

We of the Long Range Planning Committee of the Hall of Fame will attempt to insure that a conflict such as the one between the 'Brass Reunion' and the 'Classic' will not happen again.

Jim Cossetti

NAME: Tony Brown
EMAIL: T1SOP@aol.com
FROM: Hamilton, ONT
Date: 30 Apr 2004
Time: 11:48:32
COMMENTS

Hello everbody! Greetings from Canada. Go Flyers! Rake the Leafs! I'm signing on from the hotel lobby at this years GAS Reunion. Thanks goes out to our hosts The Hamilton Firefighters Drum and Bugle Corps. Nice job by all. I've attended all of he previous GAS reunions since 1993 and we are having a great time here. The weather couldn't be better and the Stanley Cup Playoffs are heating up quite nicely. Some of us Archie guys sat in with Hamilton at their rehearsal last nite at the hall. Nice sound and balance by our friends from north of the border. I'm looking forward to the remainder of the reunion. If you have ever attended one of these you know what I'm talking about. Well, I've gotta go and exchange some currency at the bank down the street. I'll check in again real soon. Tony B. CDHSMU'82 AE

NAME: Michael Babyak
EMAIL: mgbabyak@mindspring.com
FROM: Marietta, GA
Date: 01 May 2004
Time: 10:26:36
COMMENTS

I still play the famous Archie "drum roll" in my head... My drum corp years spanned the '50's & '60's. I'll always have a warm spot in my heart for the Musketeers.

NAME: Tony Brown
EMAIL: T1SOP@aol.com
FROM: Gloucester City, NJ
Date: 07 May 2004
Time: 19:31:37
COMMENTS

Hello Musketeers! Hope to see everyone tomorrow at the Pittsburgh show. We expect a good turnout for Steel City. Let's not let them down. Tony B. CDHSMU'82 AE

NAME: DON SIRIANNI s
EMAIL: SIR 412 @COMCAST.NET 2
FROM: MUSKETEERS
Date: 10 May 2004
Time: 22:30:47
COMMENTS

THE BEST.

NAME: Tony Brown
EMAIL: T1SOP@aol.com
FROM: Gloucester City, NJ
Date: 11 May 2004
Time: 22:58:59
COMMENTS

Good evening everyone! Just checking in after our second trip to Steel City's indoor show. Nice job Archie! We went out and kicked it again! Horn line sounded fantastic and our drum line was killer! Nice job by our alternate DM, Joe Schmids. Carol should watch out, Hall of Fame DM or not! I want to thank our bus driver Tony for putting up with us for the second week in a row. Canada,Pittsburgh, and this weekend coming, Baltimore for the Dixie Stinger. Ah, bus trips! Gotta love drum corps. We've got practice at the post this Friday nite. Hope to see y'all there! Like the Yankee Rebel reference? Later. Tom CDHSMU'82 AE

NAME: Tony Brown (Tom)
EMAIL: T1SOP@aol.com
FROM: Gloucester City, NJ
Date: 16 May 2004
Time: 17:39:55
COMMENTS

Hello everyone! Dixie Stinger 2004. If you didn't attend you missed a great show hosted by our friends from Baltimore, the Yankee Rebels. Nice to see the guys in green at the show also. Alot of former Musketeers at Reilly these days. I miss playing music with you guys personally, and speaking as a former Reilly soprano horn, I still like the "Irish Sound." Good luck in D.C. Archie went down south and we played our show once again to a very appreciative audience at Parkville HS this past evening. Thanks once again Joel and we'll see y'all in Wildwood for Elks. Nice to see Chuck Moran once again and I hope that we "Blew your face off!" The highlight of this years show was the performance by the USMC Drum and Bugle Corps. Perfect. Truman is smiling every time they hit that first count. "Caravan" was outstanding. i had the pleasure of sitting and speaking with a few of those Marines and I was impressed by their appreciation of what Alumni corps is all about. Where we ever that young? They kept asking me about my "DILLIGAF" shirt. A few older Marines knew what it meant, so nothing else needed to be said to those younger fellas. The after show party at the VFW was great also. Louie Scirotto from Reilly as Sinatra was a riot! He's always been a great guy and has many friends in drum corps. WE are a family, even if we all don't wear the same uniform. Isn't that what drum corps is all about? Archie,Reilly,Rebels,Sac,USMC,all the others..."ALL FOR ONE,AND ONE FOR ALL" Tony B. CDHSMU'82 AE

NAME: tom stellling
EMAIL: mas@tube.com
FROM: ontarion Canada
Date: 17 May 2004
Time: 22:14:40
COMMENTS

I am an old drum corps guy, marched in the 50 to 70 and then lost contacted with corps, i was invited to the gas show in hamilton a few weeks ago. i cant tell you how much i enjoy your mini corps , it was unbeliveable, i could have listened to them for the next year, i can still hearm my self yelling for more encores. it was the BEST,

NAME: rehtj
EMAIL: sdvb@gngn.com
FROM: dgvgnm
Date: 18 May 2004
Time: 15:06:27
COMMENTS

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NAME: Louie Scirrotto
EMAIL: scirrott@epix.net
FROM: Poconos
Date: 19 May 2004
Time: 11:45:46
COMMENTS

Archie looked and sounded great last saturday night in Baltimore. I am very proud of the corps. An X-old Archie guy, Louie Scirrotto

NAME: Richard O.Greaves
EMAIL: Rogconstab @aol.com
FROM: Salem, Ma
Date: 20 May 2004
Time: 23:17:40
COMMENTS

NAME: Chuck Moran
EMAIL: weirdm02@yahoo.com
FROM: baltimore
Date: 21 May 2004
Time: 00:47:30
COMMENTS

Just wanted to let everyone know how good it was to see all my Drum Corps buddies at the Dixie Stinger,and how sad it was to see so many ex Archie people playing with other Corps. The Corps sounded great.I think I counted 23 horns and the balance was perfect, but then I remember when I first came up to Archie,doing parades with 13 to 18 horns and sounding great. Bill,I'll check over at my Mothers for those Shakos and get them to you. Thanks for a great night.

NAME: chuck moran
EMAIL: weirdmo2@yahoo.com
FROM:
Date: 22 May 2004
Time: 00:50:26
COMMENTS

Bill Ives, wanted to correct my email address from prior msg. Correct address is weirdmo2@yahoo.com Once again,great job at the Stinger

NAME: Chuck Moran
EMAIL: weirdmo2@yahoo.com
FROM:
Date: 22 May 2004
Time: 00:57:56
COMMENTS

Bill Ives, just wanted to correct my E Mail address. It should be weirdmo2@yahoo.com Once again I want to say how good the Corps sounded at the Stinger.

NAME: Wayne Hartford
EMAIL: waylee@comcast.net
FROM: Some planet that have not named yet
Date: 30 May 2004
Time: 11:10:30
COMMENTS

Hello A-F-O-&O-F-A, Just a line to let you know my e-mail has changed again. I miss all those wonderful Friday nights at the Post and the hot dog sales after practice. I miss POP c. and Jimmy C., Howard, Beatty Creco,THAT great drumline we had from 1983-1985. Please e-mail me. I miss you guys. I am glad I am still in drum corps so i can get out of N.H. and see you all when we can. I am still in the Light Brigade and will be until I am ready to go and see all our daer friends up ''there'' some day.DRUM CORPS RULES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Love you all, Wayne Hartford

NAME: Tony Brown (Tom)
EMAIL: T1SOP@aol.com
FROM: Gloucester, NJ
Date: 31 May 2004
Time: 19:26:58
COMMENTS

Hello everyone! Memorial Day 2004 is now in the books. Our post home shined even though the sun did not. We started the ceremonies around the corner at Bill Keller's old firehouse's war memorial by playing the hymn. Then to the post for the Legion and VFW ceremonies. Archie played a few tunes in a light rain to a large assembly of post members and their families. Where are all these people the rest of the year when we're at the post. The corps alone can't keep the post going financialy too much longer. We'd like to see all of you a little more often! Help our veterans out, they're why we come out to rehearsals,B+B's,etc. Well, I've preached from my pulpit enough this evening so I'll get to the information about Elks weekend. We're at the Erin Shores at 24th and Atlantic Aves. once again. Friday nite is "Pool" rehearsal, as is tradition. Saturday is "Parade" day, along with our famous BBQ right afterward. Sunday is "Recovery" and checkout time untill next year's shin dig.Hope you can all make it down to Wildwood. Have some fun, drink some beer, tell drum corps lies, but celebrate our activity, our freedom, our traditions. See you there. Tony B. CDHSMU'82 AE

NAME: Jim Price
EMAIL: jprice3@verizon,net
FROM: Brigantine
Date: 01 Jun 2004
Time: 16:00:08
COMMENTS

NAME: jennifer hooker
EMAIL: gnomkecrusher28@aol.com
FROM: gloucester city
Date: 01 Jun 2004
Time: 19:42:46
COMMENTS

Hi I know Billy and Slappy, their my best buds! I want to see all of you play some time.

NAME: jennifer hooker
EMAIL: gnomkecrusher28@aol.com
FROM: gloucester city
Date: 01 Jun 2004
Time: 19:43:48
COMMENTS

Hi I know Billy and Slappy, their my best buds! I want to see all of you play some time.

NAME: Tony Brown
EMAIL: T1SOP@aol.com
FROM: Gloucester City, NJ
Date: 09 Jun 2004
Time: 20:37:50
COMMENTS

Hello everybody! Well,the Elks weekend went pretty well even though the weather was not the best the entire time. Our "pool" rehearsal on Friday nite was a lot of fun. Many former Musketeers attended and I hope they had a good time like I did. It was nice standing next to Gene Bunting playing Archie's music once again. Gene, we miss you! Carol T. was a riot again leading the corps in her "illuminating" get up. Pink flamingos were sighted about the Erin Shores the entire weekend. Archie stepped off early in the first division of Saturday's parade, and we were back at the hotel in about one hour! Some members had to change and do the parade a second time with another corps, if you can believe that! That is dedication to the beast. I think everyone survived. Chas and Nate started the post parade BBQ and didn't stop untill the food was gone. Omar our DJ set up his gear and we partied untill I personally put the corps to bed at 3:15 am Sunday morning. If you missed it, your loss. See you in a few weeks at the post. Tony B. CDHSMU'82 AE

NAME: Jarrod Pierce
EMAIL: Phatboyindahouse@msn.com
FROM: Lemoore CA
Date: 10 Jun 2004
Time: 02:27:46
COMMENTS

I am sorry Danielle Ashley Hays: I am just sorry we did not give each other a chance to have relationship and if it went all way GIVE OUR SELF'S TO EACH OTHER!Name:Jarrod Dean Pierce/Mishoe should of been class of 2001 you were class of 2003 I should of been there to see you Graduate.

NAME: Connie Feeney
EMAIL: feeney@alltel.net
FROM: Worthington, Pa. 16262
Date: 15 Jun 2004
Time: 15:28:11
COMMENTS

Great site, I am a director of the Worthington Lionettes marching corp!!!

NAME: hank
EMAIL: rock468160@aol.com
FROM: ma.
Date: 21 Jun 2004
Time: 13:03:20
COMMENTS

NAME: Richard Baxter
EMAIL: http://www.richardbaxterdrums.com
FROM: Ottawa,Canada
Date: 25 Jun 2004
Time: 06:38:15
COMMENTS

Hey there......Drummer from Ottawa..checking out this website.....Rock On,Rock Out..... Best wishes..... Richard Baxter http://www.richardbaxterdrums.com

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NAME: norm corrieri
EMAIL: ncorrieri@blazenet.nret
FROM: littlestown pa.(balto.)
Date: 27 Jun 2004
Time: 22:05:16
COMMENTS

how is the corps doing.now that i am retired from drum corps i don't hear from any one, or see any one.send me an e-mail an let me know what is happening


NAME: Stacy Schott-Ratajski
EMAIL: lillyrose762004@yahoo.com
FROM: UpperDarby/Havertown
Date: 03 Jul 2004
Time: 19:45:47
COMMENTS

I wish you still had a jr. corps. I miss it there.

NAME: Tony Brown (Tom)
EMAIL: T1SOP@aol.com
FROM: Gloucester City, NJ
Date: 05 Jul 2004
Time: 14:38:44
COMMENTS

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Hello everyone! I want to thank all of the corps members who marched in this weekends Fourth of July parades. As we all get older these hot and humid days really reak havoc on our bodies. Why do I sound like a cardiologist? Three parades in just two days is alot for any marching organization, but once again Archie survived! The crowds loved "Boardwalk" and "Stripes" by their responses. We always should play to the crowd whether large or small. We might be the only drum and bugle corps that they will see. I don't want them thinking that we're a BAND! No flutes, saxes, amplifiers, singers. Old style drum corps! Horns, drums, the "Stars and Stripes" leading the corps down the street. A few spectators told me that we were the first unit playing a tune that they recognized! Old style drumcorps! After the parade we went back to the post on the water and split a keg with the Yankee Rebels folks. The local Vietnam Veterans Chapter had their remembrance ceremony and they asked me if I would mind playing "Taps" for them. Of course the answer was "No problem!", and with the echo from Joe Schmids, the Musketeers were heard from once again. Old style drum corps! Remember? We still do! Take care. Tony B. CDHSMU'82 AE AFO+OFA

NAME: mike mc ginn
EMAIL: popmicky@aol.com
FROM:
Date: 11 Jul 2004
Time: 22:00:26
COMMENTS

Marched with Archie 1957-1961

NAME: Phil Crouthamel
EMAIL: prcrouthamel@comcast.net
FROM: ARCHIE
Date: 21 Jul 2004
Time: 23:52:14
COMMENTS

One of our own, Vince D'Agostino, is severely ill. If anyone would like to send him encouragement, please send them courtesy of the Post. Archer Epler Musketeers, C/O Vince D'Agostino, 6736 Marshall Road, Upper Darby, Pa 19082

NAME: Phil Crouthamel
EMAIL: prcrouthamel@comcast.net
FROM: ARCHIE
Date: 22 Jul 2004
Time: 00:01:26
COMMENTS

I was just informed that long time Musketeer, Louie Tierno passed away on Monday, July 19th. His funeral is on Thursday, July 22nd, Monti Funeral Home, 2533 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia, Pa from 7-9 pm.

NAME: Lois Tierno
EMAIL: loiswt@comcast.net
FROM:
Date: 23 Jul 2004
Time: 17:10:13
COMMENTS

From the Tierno Family,

We would like to thank all of you for you thoughts and prayers. All of you are very special to us.

The Tierno Family

NAME: pat/lou polichetti
EMAIL: polichettio@com.net
FROM: Hatboro,Pa.
Date: 24 Jul 2004
Time: 00:10:35
COMMENTS

It was just great to see the old gang again, although so many of our brothers and sisters have passed on.But this site has brought back many old memories and many happy occasions, one being if wasn't for the corps I would not be married today. God bless the Musketeers and God bless America lou,pat polichetti

NAME: Lonna Picozzi
EMAIL: lpicozzi@rohmhaas.com
FROM: Laurel Springs, NJ
Date: 30 Jul 2004
Time: 15:51:14
COMMENTS

There is a former member of the corps who does not receive the news letter. Here is his information: Jim Ross, 518 Rohach Road, Aston, PA 19104. Not sure of the years associated with the corps but I know it was right after WWII. Please add him to the mailing list.

NAME: PAUL ZITO
EMAIL: FPAULZ@YAHOO.COM
FROM: SADDLE BROOK, NJ
Date: 16 Aug 2004
Time: 20:09:22
COMMENTS

I WILL NEVER FORGET THE GREAT TIMES SPENT AT THE POST HOME DURING THE MID '50'S. I REMEMBER SINGING ALL NIGHT LONG WITH BUD JOHNSON,TOMMY MARTIN,JOE GENERO, CARMAN CLUNA, JIMMY DAMICO,PAUL MCGANN AND BEST OF ALL, BIG JACK WARNER....I SURE HOPE THAT WE CAN DO IT AGAING WHEN WE GET TO THAT BIG GIG IN THE SKY...PAUL ZITO

NAME: Tony Brown
EMAIL: T1SOP@ aol.com
FROM: Gloucester City, NJ
Date: 25 Aug 2004
Time: 20:12:11
COMMENTS

Hello everybody! How has the summer been going for you? We should enjoy the time off from Archie and catch up with our "other lives". You remember vacations, family problems, health problems, work problems, etc. Yeah, that life outside the fantasy life that is drum corps. You can see how my summer has been going. And by the way, this has nothing to do with me turning 40 on Aug. 7th! Thanks for the cards and the Rolex! HA, HA! Minor surgery on the 9th was fun due to my reaction to the anesthesia. I didn't feel right for a week afterward. I'm looking forward to rehearsal this Friday nite. Hope to see you there. Tony CDHSMU'82 AE

NAME: Lloyd Spangler
EMAIL: lwsrms53@aol.com
FROM: very old alumni
Date: 29 Aug 2004
Time: 19:43:13
COMMENTS

NAME: Jean Perreault
EMAIL: JeanPerreault2@aol.com
FROM: St. Kevins & Light Brigade
Date: 04 Sep 2004
Time: 12:15:42
COMMENTS

NAME: Lois Tierno
EMAIL: loiswt@comcast.net
FROM:
Date: 08 Sep 2004
Time: 15:23:49
COMMENTS

Hi Everyone,

I'm trying to get in touch with Bill Ives, can anyone help me out?

Thanks, Lois

NAME: Carol Ann Fallon
EMAIL: Shipmates38@aol.com
FROM: 57 Hall Road, Barrington, New Hampshire 03825
Date: 20 Sep 2004
Time: 10:07:20
COMMENTS

Just stopping in to say hello to all of you. I get kind of home sick up here. I think of all the great times had and special people who I shared times with from Archie. I'd love to hear from any of you if you find yourselves with a few extra minutes to write. Thinking about all of you, Carol Ann (Schaffer) Fallon

NAME: Tony Brown
EMAIL: T1SOP@aol.com
FROM: Gloucester, NJ
Date: 22 Sep 2004
Time: 15:21:46
COMMENTS

Hello everyone! Just checking in and seeing what's been going on on the site. I see that Carol Fallon checked in from NH. Saw her daughter, Tammy at DCI East this past August in Allentown. Has she grown since I last saw her! I'm glad to see Ray and Carol's children are still involved in the activity. That is keeping the tradition of Drum Corps alive. i want to congratulate Empire Statesmen for winning the 2004 DCA Title, a few weeks ago in Scranton, PA. We missed the show, but I heard from alot of my fellow Archie corps members, that it was a great Finals. I'm a closet Cabs fan, sorry Marty! Maybe next year Bill Doty! I've been sitting here at home practicing with my bugle, and I wonder why I don't seem to get any better at it. My range is there, but my tone quality!?! SUCKS! How do guys like Centerino, Screech, Maratta, and Ponzo do that stuff? Help! Maybe I need to switch to mello or bari? These horns don't play like regular brass instruments, do they? That's what makes drum and bugle corps unique and more challenging for me personally. I liked the movie "Drumline" alot. Why don't they make a film about horn players too. A movie about a drum corps would blow people's minds with some of the antics and happenings that go on within a corps. All of the passions and emotions that you'll never get without marching, from that PS2 or X-Box. Hope to see Ya at rehearsal this Friday nite. Take care! Tony CDHSMU'82 AE

NAME: Ronnie SIGLOW
EMAIL: rsiglow@hotmail.com
FROM: Union City Tenn.
Date: 01 Oct 2004
Time: 06:38:05
COMMENTS

WHO IS THE SIGLOW MENTIONED IN THIS GROUP....I THOUGHT MY FAMILY IN TENN WAS THE ONLY ONES LEFT....THANKS RONNIE SIGLOW USAF

NAME: kay armstrong keays
EMAIL: kaykeays@msn.com
FROM: st vinnies-star of indiana
Date: 03 Oct 2004
Time: 21:06:14
COMMENTS

would like information on the 2005 GAS

NAME: Ronisha
EMAIL: queennish2004@yahoo.com
FROM: New Haven Ct.
Date: 19 Oct 2004
Time: 08:28:04
COMMENTS

NAME: Ronisha
EMAIL: queennish2004@yahoo.com
FROM: New Haven Ct.
Date: 19 Oct 2004
Time: 08:29:12
COMMENTS

I want to know what do u do r u in charge of drill teams or competions if not just right me and tell me who u r thank u

NAME: Tony Brown (Tom)
EMAIL: T1SOP@aol.com
FROM: Gloucester City, NJ
Date: 25 Oct 2004
Time: 23:44:34
COMMENTS

Hello everyone! Just want to remind you all of the Halloween Party this coming Friday evening at the Starlux Hotel in Wildwood, NJ! This year's party is going to be a BLAST! If you are coming down for Saturday's parade and show only, that's cool too. I've spoken to other people in the other corps participating and they just keep asking about OUR party. I just tell them lots of food and beer like it used to be! It should be a interesting weekend for all. I hope you can get your butts down and have a great time. See you at the shore! Tony

NAME: William (Bill) Ertle
EMAIL: wjertle2@aol.com
FROM: Now.. Delaware
Date: 26 Oct 2004
Time: 15:17:09
COMMENTS

Hi All, Back on the East coast, now in Delaware. Oregon was a great place to live but I belong on this side of the world.

good luck, and hope to stop by after I am settled in... Bill Ertle Snare

NAME: O DAVE
EMAIL: 22MUGU@YAHOO.COM
FROM: LOME TOGO W/A
Date: 30 Oct 2004
Time: 09:22:13
COMMENTS

GREAT SITE.

NAME: O DAVE
EMAIL: 22MUGU@YAHOO.COM
FROM: LOME TOGO W/A
Date: 30 Oct 2004
Time: 09:31:54
COMMENTS

GREAT SITE.

NAME: Tony Brown (Tom)
EMAIL: T1SOP@aol.com
FROM: Gloucester, NJ
Date: 01 Nov 2004
Time: 19:16:38
COMMENTS

Hello everyone! Well, the weekend at Wildwood was really cool. Archie, Rebels, Reilly, SAC, Cabs, Blackhawks, Skyliners, Golden Eagles. Wow! If you missed this one, oh well! Archer-Epler hosted the Halloween party at the Starlux Hotel once again. It was nice to see so many of you there though many didn't recognize me in my costume. I was the evil Darth Vader if you couldn't make it. Many people wore some great costumes. My personal favorites were the "Shit" family. Tough, hot, bull, and chicken as I recall. We had alot of fun like last year. Saturday's parade went off pretty well. I didn't hear of any fatalities! If you go to the Photos page on the site, click on Wildwood 2004 and you'll see some great shots taken by Bob Englebrecht from Archie's bari section. I had to leave the show a little early to help set up the Starlux again, but I did catch the Sayerville Golden Eagles from Long Island, NY. They sounded fantastic! The balance and quality of their sound really impressed this bugler. You can sound that well even without 100 horns. Nice job! Hope to see you guys again in the future, like our Brass Reunion Show next year. Well, I gotta go and practice..... right! I'm still looking for my lip inside my mouthpiece. See Ya! Tony B. CDHSMU'82 AE

NAME: VINNY MAGRINO
EMAIL: BIGV106@AOL.COM
FROM: SKYLINERS ALUMNI
Date: 02 Nov 2004
Time: 04:51:24
COMMENTS

GREAT SHOW @ WILDWOOD. TELL YOUR CONTRA PLAYER THAT 2 HEADS ARE BETTER THAN 1, BUT 3 THATS AWSOME

NAME: marie Foley
EMAIL: marie1027@earthlink.net
FROM: St. Vincent's Cadets, Rochester Phoenix, Rochester Phoenix, Florida Brass Alumni, Tampa Bay
Date: 02 Nov 2004
Time: 09:57:44
COMMENTS

Good luck to you guys. Looking good. I hope this will be a good alumni year. marie

NAME: John P Connelly
EMAIL: skyguy@dandy.net
FROM: Wildwood
Date: 02 Nov 2004
Time: 10:00:54
COMMENTS

Fantastic party Friday Great show Saturday Don`t stop now

NAME: Jay McGuffin
EMAIL: j.mcguffin@att.net
FROM: Chicago, Illinois
Date: 02 Nov 2004
Time: 12:04:51
COMMENTS

Really enjoyed this site - as a member of another great coprs (albeit junior) from the 50s (Des Plaines Vanguard) and now a member of a Reunion Corps (Chicago Royal Airs Senior Exhibition Corps) it so great see Archie again! Please do stop by my Vanguard historcial website at www.desplainesvanguard.com if you get a chance for some more nostalgia - even a few vintage photos of the Skokie Indians who were (more or less) our big brothers when we were located in Skokie. Thanks Again!

NAME: Nancy Ritchie
EMAIL: Busaide63@aol.com
FROM: Gloucester City
Date: 02 Nov 2004
Time: 17:25:37
COMMENTS

NAME: Al Mclaughlin
EMAIL: albert.mclaughlin@snet.net
FROM: Mystic, Connecticut
Date: 03 Nov 2004
Time: 19:17:59
COMMENTS

I have been a fan of the Musketeers for years. I became aware of the group while with the U.S. Air Force Drum Corps from 1958- 1962

NAME: Billy Rieker
EMAIL: LtRieker@comcast.net
FROM:
Date: 04 Nov 2004
Time: 10:06:33
COMMENTS

well i know everone is asking for me but i have a lot of things going on with school and tech school that i might be going to well i talk to Uncle Tony most of the time when i can but with school,band,and thing that i'm geting for the sound system.. Well i hope to be there on friday but i got to go to UTI a Tech school that i'm looking at well i think i sed a lot b/c now i got to go to work i hope to see u friday night and dave should come to but idk well later everone at Archie

NAME: Dolores Gentile
EMAIL: gentile32@netzero.com
FROM: Yankee Rebels
Date: 04 Nov 2004
Time: 11:56:26
COMMENTS

Hi Guys,

Loved your pictures from the Wildwood Show this weekend. Just wanted to let you know that I got chills, as I'm sure you did, when Patrick Taylor came from the audience while you were playing God Bless America. All I can say is God Bless Patrick and his family.

Dolores Gentile

NAME: Michael Zarecky
EMAIL: zarecky@jlab.org
FROM: Former St. Lucy's Drummer
Date: 08 Nov 2004
Time: 12:55:25
COMMENTS

Hi, Just wanted to try to get keep in contact with some of the friends I had met while maching with the Cadets in 1968. Itraveled in from Pennsylvania every week to practices and competitions.

Mike (eggbert)

NAME: LILIAN PRISCILA
EMAIL: LILI_THEBEST_6@MSN.COM
FROM: BRASIL
Date: 08 Nov 2004
Time: 19:38:41
COMMENTS

NAME: alex sawello
EMAIL: asawello@aol.com
FROM: audubon
Date: 09 Nov 2004
Time: 12:02:06
COMMENTS

NAME: alex sawello
EMAIL: asawello@aol.com
FROM: st, lucy,s cadets
Date: 09 Nov 2004
Time: 12:11:36
COMMENTS

NAME: Tom Breen
EMAIL: papaTB@webtv.net
FROM: Brooklyn N.Y.
Date: 15 Nov 2004
Time: 15:11:05
COMMENTS

Great site & love the Corps. I am planning a reunion of the first Drum & Bugle Corps I marched with The Blue Angels From Brooklyn N.Y. www.BLUEANGELSREUNION.COM I am seeking any idea's for loaner equipment from April-October 2005.We are not looking for anything fancy. When we disbanded in 1975 we where playing the one valve /rotary horn.Any help or direction you can offer would be greatfully appreciated. Tommy Martin was our Brass instructor & will be offering his services. All I need now is the equipment. Thanks for your time & any help you can offer. Tom Breen

NAME: Jim Cossetti
EMAIL: AGI145@aol.com
FROM:
Date: 20 Nov 2004
Time: 09:36:20
COMMENTS

Just received email that greatly saddens both Dot & I. It told of the tragedy that struck Steve Crouthamel & his family on the morning on 11/17. Our prayers are with Steve, his family, 'JJ' and Phil and Trudy.

I implore anyone who reads of this loss to please contribute whatever you can in material items, money, prayers.....whatever you can.....to help one of our own, not only as an alumnus, but as a member of the drum corps community.

Material things can be replaced, but nothing can ever replace a child lost. We can all come together to help these kids recover materially as well as spiritually.

Phil & Trudy, our brother and sister, you will be in our prayers daily. Your family has faithfully been part of Archie for many years. Please know that we love you and your family.

The information I received stated that the donations and contributions are being handled by Carol and Chas Coffman. Please make and effort to act on this as soon as possible.

Thank you all.......fellow Musketeer and all other drum corps brothers and sisters.

NAME: Dorothy McMahon (nee Cornthwaite)
EMAIL: worldlymom@optonline.net
FROM: Morris Plains, NJ
Date: 20 Nov 2004
Time: 15:09:17
COMMENTS

Am I overly optimistic in hoping there may be a few of my peers out there seeking to reestablish connections? My graduate year was '41 - a memorable year to be on campus!

NAME: JIm Capra
EMAIL: jjc_48@msn.com
FROM: Gloucester City, NJ
Date: 24 Nov 2004
Time: 11:25:06
COMMENTS

Hello Musketeers! I'm still here after 30 years service! Still a pain to some. Just sitting here with our fabulous lead soprano, Tony Brown, trying to get the bugs out of my PC! Quack! Wher are you? HELP! We think we just struck oil. We got to this web site somehow! MSN makes it hard for us civilians. THIS HAS BEEN A TEST OF THE CAPRA BROADCASTING SYSTEM! AFO+OFA Jimmy

NAME: Tony Brown
EMAIL: T1SOP@aol.com
FROM: Gloucester City.NJ
Date: 03 Dec 2004
Time: 15:12:05
COMMENTS

Hello everybody! I was just siitting here at the computer looking at some of the MSN group web sites and I saw a few really good ones concerning drum corps/senior/junior corps. My friend Marlene Brown from here in South Jersey has a site on corps of the 50's,60's,70's. It is really awsome. There are alot of members who marched with numerous corps from those eras. Sadly alot of those corps are no-more. But it is nice to see that the memories are being kept alive by the former members, and or their surviving family members. Here is a question. What happened to our activity over these past 50 or so years? All of the local communities in the inner cities and surrounding rural areas abandoned drum corps as a youth activity for our kids. I see more stories on the evening news about violence and crime being committed by kids! Getting killed for not giving up a jacket. Shot outside thier school. Raped by a classmate or even worse a teacher! It seems to me that the morals of this country have been thrown out the window! We have troops in Iraq dying for people who seem to not even care about thier own country's laws. Look around your own community a little closer. See anything in common with those bastards in Iraq? We had the luxury of growing up in the old days when being a American, a free American, meant alot more to most people. These people today take it for granted. They seem not to care about other people's freedom, rights, and even lives! They see what they see and turn thier head and look away. It is a sad period in America. Hell, a sad period for this world! Tony

NAME: edward
EMAIL: esromero@pldt.com.ph
FROM: MANILA, Philippines
Date: 05 Dec 2004
Time: 04:14:36
COMMENTS

Long live Archie. It was sometime in 1968 when I came accross about "The Archer-Epler Musketeers' thru a Fleetwood recording of the Cavalcade of Champ in 1962 with Reilly Raiders on the flip side. It was brought by one of our ex-member of our high school corps who was then enlisted in the US Navy. Together with this was also an LP from Somerset which contins the exclusive recordings of your great corps. I remember some of these pieces were We are the musketeer Vocal & full corps, Nat'l Emblem, Stars & stripes Forever, Younger Than Springtime, Rampart Street Parade, Speak Low, My Lord & Master, Fahree, Queen of Sheba, I could no longer recall the other titles but I still now by heart the melody. We began to play those pieces and soon beacme the favorite of some of the local corps. The Medley from Camelot (from your 62 album) was one of pride during concerts. Thank you Archie because of this pieces we were able to upgrade our quality of music.

God bless you all & regards to everyone

Edward S. Romero

NAME: joe galligan
EMAIL: galliganx@hotmail.com
FROM: spotsylvania va
Date: 05 Dec 2004
Time: 12:11:18
COMMENTS

i started in the tri community cadet the howard c mccall. played snare and tenor w/jack corey and was taught by bill reimer. spent a career in the marine corps retired in 1975. im still very interested in playing although a lot of rust has taken over these worn joints.

NAME: joe galligan
EMAIL: galliganx@hotmail.com
FROM: spotsylvania va
Date: 05 Dec 2004
Time: 12:12:10
COMMENTS

i started in the tri community cadet the howard c mccall. played snare and tenor w/jack corey and was taught by bill reimer. spent a career in the marine corps retired in 1975. im still very interested in playing although a lot of rust has taken over these worn joints.

NAME: RAY MALLEN
EMAIL: mallen9@cox.net
FROM: ST. LUCY'S CADETS 65-69'
Date: 10 Dec 2004
Time: 18:41:51
COMMENTS

JUST WANTED TO REGISTER MY E-MAIL TO KEEP IN TOUCH WITH THE FRIENDS I MADE WHEN WE WERE KIDS AND INVINCEABLE. ST. PAT'S AND ST. LUCY'S WERE MY LIFE FOR 11 YEARS AND I WOULDN'T HAVE CHANGED A SECOND OF IT. I HAVE NEVER FELT IN MY LIFE THE WAY I FELT IN 1968 IN BRIDGEPORT, CONN. WHEN AN UNBEATEN ST. LUCY'S BEAT AN UNBEATEN AND DEFENDING NATIONAL CHAMPION BOSTON CRUSADERS.IT WAS MAGICAL AND ANY GUY FROM LUCY'S WOULD PROBABLY SAY THE SAME THING. WE WERE 30 AND 2 THAT YEAR BUT THAT WAS THE SWEETEST WIN FOR ME. EVEN THOUGH WE BEAT BOSTON IN THE DREAM CONTEST THAT YEAR, WE'LL ALWAYS REMEMBER THAT NIGHT IN CONN. I'LL NEVER FORGET MICKEY PETRONE STOPPING US AFTER WE FINISHED THE OFF THE LINE IN PRACTICE, BECAUSE WE WERE SO HOT HE DIDN'T WANT US TO DO "THE" SHOW IN PRACTICE. I NEVER FELT A GROUP SO READY TO DO ANYTHING AS THAT NIGHT. GOD BLESS ALL WHO READ THIS. RAY MALLEN MELLPHONE ST. LUCY'S CADETS 65-THE END

NAME: Tony Brown
EMAIL: T1SOP@ aol.com
FROM: Gloucester City, NJ
Date: 12 Dec 2004
Time: 21:00:22
COMMENTS

Hello everyone! Well Archie is in the middle of the holiday season once again. We participated in the Yardley Christmas parade yesterday. The corps had a great turnout for this one. All sections were well represented. I think both the drumline and hornline outdid themselves. The balance was near perfect and our honor guard looked sharp to boot. The parade started a little earlier than usual,3pm instead of 5. The crowd really liked us from what I could see. We played "Jingle Bells". "We Wish You a Merry Christmas","Joy to the World", "Auld Lang Syne", and that Christmas classic, "Under the Boardwalk"! Seems the baritones always get their favorite in somewhere. We even had a guest drum major on the street. The Phillie Phanatic showed up Carol Terreri a little bit with his belly roll and flashed the corps. Nice to see that Larry Bowa still has a job with the team. When the parade was over we went back to the Legion for food and drink and a well deserved rest. We've got our Christmas party this coming Friday nite after a short practice. Hope to see you there. Take care! Tony B. CDHSMU'82 AE

NAME: John Bistline,Jr
EMAIL: j.bistline@fhpaint.com
FROM:
Date: 13 Dec 2004
Time: 12:46:02
COMMENTS

Hey everyone.I want to take this oppurtunity to thank Tony,Bubba,Robbie,Duke,Dave,& the other sopranos,for helping my Johnny with his first official horn carrying,uniform wearing parade in Yardley.He was so excited,he wore his uniform as soon as he got up on Saturday.My only regret is that my parents are not alive to see this happen.My father especially,would have gotten a kick out of seeing his grandson,a "third generation",marching down the street.The amount of pride swelling in me is immeasurable-I have a tear in my eye.Thank-You all again so very much.And of course I am also very proud of my William for always doing a great job with the banner.He wants to play the drums now."UH OH"...

NAME: Starriders DBC
EMAIL: info@starriders.de
FROM: bad muender/germany
Date: 15 Dec 2004
Time: 05:41:30
COMMENTS

Season`s Greetings from the Starriders Drum & Bugle Corps www.starriders.de

NAME: Marching Band Flying Drums
EMAIL: Flying-Drums@lycos. de
FROM: www.Flying-Drums.com
Date: 15 Dec 2004
Time: 19:48:12
COMMENTS

Die Marching Band Flying Drums wünscht euch allen frohe Weinachten und einen guten Rutsch ins neue Jahr 2005

NAME: Walter Karpinski
EMAIL: walterkar@verizon.net
FROM: Somerset, N.J.
Date: 16 Dec 2004
Time: 15:28:42
COMMENTS

One of our dear members John Whitelam passed away on Tuesday 12/14/04. John played contra bass in the great corps of the 50ths and early 6oths. He was a good friend and a gentleman and will be missed by many.

NAME:
EMAIL:
FROM:
Date: 16 Dec 2004
Time: 15:29:37
COMMENTS

NAME: SPC Patrick W. Taylor
EMAIL: patrick.wade.taylor@us.army.mil
FROM: Iraq at the present time
Date: 17 Dec 2004
Time: 08:22:21
COMMENTS

hey y'all i am here in Iraq and boy is it cold it is 25-30 degrees at nite and 50-65 degrees by day they say in January it will be in the single digits by nite it sucks here but i think it will be fine love you all and talk soon

NAME: ali
EMAIL: princealiayuba@yahoo.com
FROM: india
Date: 17 Dec 2004
Time: 10:44:31
COMMENTS

contact for business international deal

NAME: Rick Dixon
EMAIL: dixonr@kwic.com
FROM: Canadian Ensemble
Date: 19 Dec 2004
Time: 09:02:33
COMMENTS

It is with great pride and admiration that I congratulate our friends in Archie for their performance in Hamilton....great job and looking forward to 2005.....Rick

NAME: Don Beach
EMAIL: parkcitypride@comcast.net
FROM: http://www.theparkcitypride.org
Date: 21 Dec 2004
Time: 14:11:54
COMMENTS

I'd like to wish all of our Musketeer friends a Merry Christmas and a Happy, Healthy, and properous New Year Don Beach Director Park City Pride

NAME: joe nicholson
EMAIL: joseph.nicholson@tycohealthcare.com
FROM: PARK CITY PRIDE
Date: 22 Dec 2004
Time: 10:33:31
COMMENTS

AS A BOARD MEMBER AND A PLAYING MEMBER I WOULD LIKE TO WISH ALL THE MUSKETEERS A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS, AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM THE PARK CITY PRIDE. I HOPE BOTH CORPS WILL MEET UP SOME TIME. JOE.

NAME: Stan Lecatsas
EMAIL: stantmagin@verizon.net
FROM: Archie 1959-60-61-62-63
Date: 28 Dec 2004
Time: 18:09:47
COMMENTS

I was from Reading, Pa and was in the Great West Reading Police Cadets (french horn) until 1955 joind the US Navy and came back May of 1959 and Joined the Great Archie (french horn) along with my reading buddies, Paulie Roland, George "Dork" Sponagle, John Flowers, Ronnie Fisher, Billy Donifreo, Dewey Smith, and Cant remember who the other guy was. I alway loved my Archie and will never loose my pride. I joined the Reading Bucs because i was the only one from reading still traveling to Archie so i spent 1964 and the 1965 season with the Bucs (french horn) and after winning the first DCA contest i then went on the road as a musician and after a few years i went into the U.S. Air Force for 24 more military years. My offce phone # is 800-482-9110 and my cel# 570-204-4849 // My fax # 877-330-4566. Have not run into any of my old friends since returning home and if you still have an alumni corp I would be very interested in Joining. What a great corp we had and what a fantastic group of guys that will probably never be matched in any corp from those days on into the present. We were second to none besides being all for one and one for all and that was really true about us. We were all very powerful horn players and we knew it along with a fine drum line. Hope to hear from someone in the near future. Today is 28 December 2004 "Archie Forever" Stan L

 


2005


 

NAME: Chuck Smith
EMAIL: papagenapapageno@enter.net
FROM: Levittown, PA
Date: 01 Jan 2005
Time: 17:16:49

COMMENTS

Hello Musketeer's and friends. We're wishing everybody a happy and healthy year 2005.

Chuck and Carole Smith


  • NAME: Don Beach
  • EMAIL: parkcitypride@comcast.org
  • FROM: Park City Pride
  • Date: 06 Jan 2005
  • Time: 09:01:37

COMMENTS

We al mourn the loss of drum corps icon Joe Genero. Joe taught and arranged brass for corps like Connecticut Hurricanes, Hawthorne Caballers, Skyliners, most recently Park City Pride and countless junior corps. His long battle with his health issues and passing has left his wife Sara with a huge finacial burdon. The Joseph P. Genero Fund has been established to help defray some of the expenses Joe left behind. You can donate either online or by mail. By mail make checks to The Joseph P. Genero Fund Donald Beach Trustee and mail to Park City Pride 10 Pleasant Valley Rd Clinton, Ct 06413. Online visit our web site http://www.theparkcitypride.org and click on the paypal button under the announcement concerning Joe's passing on out home page. By doing this you can donate in any amount securley using a credit card and paypal. I urge all of you to donate as generously as you possibly can. All of your donation goes directly to Joe's widow Sara Thank You Don Beach Director Park City Pride


  • NAME: Tony Brown
  • EMAIL: T1SOP@aol.com
  • FROM: Gloucester City, NJ
  • Date: 12 Jan 2005
  • Time: 17:52:13

COMMENTS

Hello everyone! Just want to thank all of you for your concern with my upcoming heart cath this Friday. Wow, I'm gonna miss a rehearsal for a legitamate reason! Just keep those cards and CASH coming. I hope that you have a great rehearsal Saturday while I'm recovering on some tropical island. I should be back in a week or so. Hope to see ya'all real soon. Tony CDHSMU'82 AE DSB


  • NAME: Michael Babyak
  • EMAIL: mgbabyak@mindspring.com
  • FROM: Marietta, GA
  • Date: 14 Jan 2005
  • Time: 16:07:50

COMMENTS

Archie's famous drum roll. need I say more... Archie forever... A Pittsburgh Rocket alumni.


  • NAME: Webmaestro
  • EMAIL:
  • FROM: Miami,Florida
  • Date: 16 Jan 2005
  • Time: 22:33:08

COMMENTS

Very nice and useful website. Please visit my website!!! :)

http://www.metropolis5000.com


  • NAME: Bill Rip Bernert
  • EMAIL: bbernert@snip.net
  • FROM: Archer-Epler/Audubon
  • Date: 18 Jan 2005
  • Time: 14:21:40

COMMENTS


  • NAME: Stephanie
  • EMAIL: stagliaferri@msn.com
  • FROM: California
  • Date: 19 Jan 2005
  • Time: 15:54:44

COMMENTS

Heool! My name is Stephanie . I marched and competed with the Royaleers all girls marching drum and bugle corp. That was in 1962-1964 out of Haddonfield, NJ. Gale Hansen was the drum major and her dad was one of the leaders. We were sponsored by Christ the King Church. The Bunker twins played second horn at that time. I had the best times of my life, marching down 5th AVenue in New YOrk. Competing against other bugle corps.Like the Shamrocks, the Vagabonds and so many others. What a great time ! Stephanie (maiden name) Del Campo


  • NAME: andre auclair
  • EMAIL: andre.aucla@moncanoe.com
  • FROM: canada
  • Date: 22 Jan 2005
  • Time: 09:17:57

COMMENTS


  • NAME: raymond leger
  • EMAIL: ranpal@comcast.net
  • FROM: Massachusetts
  • Date: 27 Jan 2005
  • Time: 20:18:58

COMMENTS

I love Archie,the very first time I saw Musketeers live was at 1963 Mission Drums,Boston College.I was a member of the Jolly Whalers Senior Drum & Bugle Corps,and our uniform had hats that were the same as Archies,we were formed in 1959/60. Presently I am a member of St. Kevin Emerald Knights and I still love you guys,keep the old style alive.If you wish to visit the Whalers website or you wish to add it to your links please do so, it is www.corpsreps.com/whalers. ..............(DC4EVER)....Ray Leger


  • NAME: raymond leger
  • EMAIL: ranpal@comcast.net
  • FROM: Massachusetts
  • Date: 27 Jan 2005
  • Time: 20:58:10

COMMENTS

There is a new St Kevins website

www.saintkevinemeraldknights.org

 


  • NAME: Jack Philp Jr.
  • EMAIL: phantomram99@aol.com
  • FROM: southern New Jersey
  • Date: 02 Feb 2005
  • Time: 19:11:20

COMMENTS

Hello out there....My reason for checking in is to see if anyone out there remembers my dad. His name is Harvey (Jack) Philp Sr. And he was with Archie wayyy back. His birthday is coming up real soon and I was wondering (as sort of a little surprise to show him) if anyone out there remembers him and has any good stories to share. Anything at all will do- short, long, half-forgotten...as long as I can share it with him I'm sure he'll get a real kick out of it. Anyway, Thanks for taking the time to read this. Jack P.


  • NAME: Jack Philp Jr.
  • EMAIL: phantomram99@aol.com
  • FROM: southern New Jersey
  • Date: 02 Feb 2005
  • Time: 19:14:27

COMMENTS

Hello out there....My reason for checking in is to see if anyone out there remembers my dad. His name is Harvey (Jack) Philp Sr. And he was with Archie wayyy back. His birthday is coming up real soon and I was wondering (as sort of a little surprise to show him) if anyone out there remembers him and has any good stories to share. Anything at all will do- short, long, half-forgotten...as long as I can share it with him I'm sure he'll get a real kick out of it. Anyway, Thanks for taking the time to read this. Jack P.


  • NAME: gregory coronado
  • EMAIL: none
  • FROM: yuma arizona
  • Date: 06 Feb 2005
  • Time: 17:50:22

COMMENTS


  • NAME: Ryan
  • EMAIL: sxc_ryan@hotmail.co.uk
  • FROM: miltonkeynes
  • Date: 14 Feb 2005
  • Time: 05:18:24

COMMENTS

I can't get around you're site very easiley as i thought i should


  • NAME: SPC Patrick W. Taylor
  • EMAIL: patrick.wade.taylor@us.army.mil
  • FROM: Bayji Iraq at the present time
  • Date: 20 Feb 2005
  • Time: 14:25:43

COMMENTS

Hey to my fellow Musketeers, everything here is going well the weather is changing one day it is 25 degrees the next it is 75 degrees miss Drum Corps terribly can not wait to come home for Mid-tour leave it may be May,June or July am not sure when it will be. I hope my fellow soldiers Chris and Brian Crouthamel are doing well I hear Chris is also here is Iraq I would like to know where so I can contact him. Hope all is well there tooo. Sincerely Yours Patrick


  • NAME: Siglow
  • EMAIL: newyorkskyliner@comcast.net
  • FROM: Heaven :-)
  • Date: 20 Feb 2005
  • Time: 16:01:12

COMMENTS

Sorry you guys won't be coming out to "Picksburg" this year. I'll really miss you all. Guess I'll just have to make up for it at the "Brass Reunion". And if I can, I'll try to make it down to the "Dixie Stinger" with you guys. That's if I can afford it what with the G.A.S. coming up and all. :-) Hope to make it in for a rehearsal some time in March.

Later.


  • NAME: Siglow
  • EMAIL: newyorkskyliner@comcast.net
  • FROM: Heaven :-)
  • Date: 20 Feb 2005
  • Time: 16:04:44

COMMENTS

And another thing. Don't forget to submit those applications for the Pa. Drum Corps Hall of Fame. Deadline is March 1, 2005. Give them to Mark at the next rehearsal.


  • NAME: Jim Cossetti
  • EMAIL: AGI145@aol
  • FROM:
  • Date: 21 Feb 2005
  • Time: 14:48:02

COMMENTS

I have some sad news to report to those Musketeers who marched in the late 50's & early 60's.....I received news late on Friday that Anne (Walters) Sharp, forner wife of tenor drummer Harry Sharp, is in very poor health and may have little time left. I would ask all to keep Anne in your prayers and if you would like to send a card, please do so to PO Box 16, Chadds Ford, PA 19317. She is receiving hospice care and her sons Gary, Chris and Andy are aat home taking care of her.

Thanks


  • NAME: Phil Crouthamel
  • EMAIL: prcrouthamel@comcast.net
  • FROM: Archie
  • Date: 23 Feb 2005
  • Time: 00:07:48

COMMENTS

To our family in Archer Epler, No words can adequately express our gratitude for the generous and overwhelming assistanc you have given to us and our family during this tragic moment in our lives. the devastation of the loss of our seven year old grandson, J.J. simply could not have been endured were it not for the incredible outpouring of prayers and gifts given by so many in the drum corps community. We truly felt the friendship and love that you time and again have shown to one another when it it most needed.

Drum corps certainly represents the best that people can be. We are proud to be a part of this activity and to call you our friends, You have helped us to pick up the pieces of our lives and carry on, knowing that because of your generosity, we can provide a brighter and safer future for our son, Stephen and his family.

May God bless and keep you.

Phil, Trudy, Stephen, Jennifer, Xavier, Angel, Kayla and Kenny.


  • NAME: Tony Brown
  • EMAIL: T1SOP@aol.com
  • FROM: Gloucester City, NJ
  • Date: 28 Feb 2005
  • Time: 08:38:51

COMMENTS

Hello everyone! Sorry I haven't posted here in awhile. That's for my fans that I've seem to have gotten on this web page! NOT!! LOL Been recovering from that little heart problem that I had last month. Thanks for all the e-mails, cards, fruit, Corvette, etc. I'm doing fine, but it's going a little slower than I would like. I just go through this past weekend at the String Band Show of Shows with the Durning String Band. If you don't know, me and Jim Capra are MUMMERS! Scary, isn't it! Thanks to all the Musketeers that made it to the shows. Our wives, Diana and Pat, Quack, Mike LaSpina, and Uncle Charlie Dreher. If you don't know, string band is slowly becoming like drum corps. Most of the judges on Broad Street are drum corps people! Our drills are making my feet ache and my back scream. Just like competing with Archie. I'm insane! These two hobbies even DRINK alike. All of the bands this weekend set up bars on the lower level and partied till midnight Saturday nite. It was a little like one of the GAS reunions, only with sequins and feathers! Insert joke here. They're on the right track. Now I want to ask a favor. I'm also playing with the Vagabonds Alumni of South Jersey. We are having some problems with getting players for the GAS and our show. I just got a e-mail informing me that one of our guys just lost his front teeth in a accident at home. If any of you can help us out, let me know. We're playing some good stuff. We just need a few more bodies. With teeth. Insert joke here. Thanks! See you on Friday. Tony B. CDHSMU'82 AE DSB AFO+OFA


  • NAME: Tony Brown
  • EMAIL: T1SOP@aol.com
  • FROM: Gloucester City,NJ
  • Date: 01 Mar 2005
  • Time: 08:42:18

COMMENTS

Hello there! This is a correction notice. Yes, practice is SATURDAY this week, not Friday. Thanks to the editorial revue jackasses for noticing my mistake on the last post! I would also like to thank John Lundell for his note about attending the String Band Show of Shows this past weekend in AC. He had a blast. Hope to see ya'all on SATURDAY at 12PM. Nice to see that some people read Marc's mailings about the corps. Hugs and kisses! AMF! Tony B. CDHSMU'82 AE DSB


  • NAME: Chuck Moran
  • EMAIL:
  • FROM: Nowhere
  • Date: 02 Mar 2005
  • Time: 00:24:43

COMMENTS

Don't worry Tony, I'm still a fan


  • NAME: Tony Brown
  • EMAIL: T1SOP@aol.com
  • FROM: Gloucester City, NJ
  • Date: 02 Mar 2005
  • Time: 09:20:10

COMMENTS

Thanks Chuck! How are you? Hope to see you at the Stinger, so we can "Blow Your Face Off!" Tony B. CDHSMU'82 AE DSB


  • NAME: Bryant H. Hudson III, M.D.
  • EMAIL: bhudsoniii@knology.net
  • FROM: Montgomery, Alabama
  • Date: 04 Mar 2005
  • Time: 22:43:59

COMMENTS

I have been a percussionist for over 40 years. I am best of friends with James (Jimmy) Dinkins from Atlanta. We travel together a lot to the alumni corps shows. I do enjoy Archie and have for many years. Just a note of thanks and appreciation for your many years of dedicated and quality music. Keep up the good work. Hope to see you at the Dixie Stinger later this month!! Regards, Doc Hudson


  • NAME: Harry  Latinik
  • EMAIL: hlatinik@worldnet.att.net
  • FROM: Salem, Ma.
  • Date: 06 Mar 2005
  • Time: 14:53:04

COMMENTS

I have been following the Drum Corp.activity since the middle 30's as a member of Jr. and Senior Corps., competed against Archie several times.Have met several very good friends such as the "Frog",Jim Cossett,Vince D'Agastino,Mark Fulcomer just to name a few.I have allways enjoyed watching & listening to "Archie" & I am very pleased to have found your very good page. Please keep up the good work & will see you at the 2005 G.A.S.


  • NAME: Dennis  Romanoski
  • EMAIL: romden55@earthlink.net
  • FROM: Middletown, De.
  • Date: 09 Mar 2005
  • Time: 13:30:05

COMMENTS

I was at the funeral for an old friend, Denny Garrett on March 8, 2005. I am saddened at his passing, although I did have a chance to say hello to a few other friends that I haven't seen in several years. It made me feel good to know that the Archie spirit of friendship, and feeling of family, is still very much alive and well. Archer Epler will always hold a special place in my heart and mind, as will many of the wonderful men and women it was my pleasure to know, during my years with the corps. I hope to see many of you again in the future...........OFA AFO


  • NAME: jasmine
  • EMAIL: winneythepoohjasmine@tidni.com
  • FROM: chicago
  • Date: 10 Mar 2005
  • Time: 14:49:21

COMMENTS


  • NAME: Tony Brown
  • EMAIL: T1SOP@aol.com
  • FROM: Gloucester City, NJ
  • Date: 14 Mar 2005
  • Time: 08:54:15

COMMENTS

Hello everybody! HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY! Norristown,PA was the venue for our most recent outing. The corps showed it's IRISH PRIDE to the many people attending the parade. Archie always does a outstanding job. Nice to see some of our friends in Reilly along the parade route. Good luck in Ireland this week! Bob Englebrecht took some great photos that are on the site today. Nice job by John Bistline, filling in on bass drum for Bill Ives. Where is your cowbell John? We missed it on "Boardwalk"! Hope to see you all at our next rehearsal. Tony B. CDHSMU'82 AE DSB


  • NAME: WAYNE HOUCK
  • EMAIL: wjhouck@earthlink.net
  • FROM: HANOVER, PA.
  • Date: 14 Mar 2005
  • Time: 21:10:43

COMMENTS

Good to visit your sight.I remember you guys from when I was active with the the HANOVER LANCERS way back in 1949 thru 1966,playing 1st sop ,then switching to those "WAILIN'" frenchhorns.If I hadn't developed C.O.P.D. ,I'd still be active.Keep going you guys.you can't beat D.Corps


  • NAME: Clodoaldo Pereira Paiva
  • EMAIL: clodo_8663@hotmail.com
  • FROM: Brazil
  • Date: 15 Mar 2005
  • Time: 15:03:34

COMMENTS

Hello needed an information: It will be that left-handed percusionistas has easy acceptance in that wonderful world of drum corps, because I am left-handed and stub to six years and it would like to try to enter as soon as in an American band north north it could not more I am left-handed stub battery and percussion and I always learned alone and now I am considered one of the best in the state where I live in spite of me not to agree more in end my dream is and did he/she want if for being left-handed my chances they are smaller?


  • NAME: Howard Payne
  • EMAIL: dabcsh@yahoo.com
  • FROM: Chicago
  • Date: 22 Mar 2005
  • Time: 11:29:38

COMMENTS

Hi everybody! I just want to say thank you all for the wonderful time I had with Archie. And now living out here in Chicago I am looking Forward to hear from you all and am planning to attend many shows out here in the midwest. I also am thinking about the senoir corp out here to join. once again it has been a blast. Until next time. Love ya all Howard Payne

 

NAME: Charlie Schiavone
EMAIL: yankeereb@comcast.net
FROM: Savannah GA
Date: 23 Mar 2005
Time: 11:19:23

COMMENTS

See you at the stinger and Brass Reunion. Gas also.

Charlie


  • NAME: Joel Leson
  • EMAIL: jleson@hotmail.com
  • FROM: Fairfax Station, VA
  • Date: 26 Mar 2005
  • Time: 01:54:49

COMMENTS

The 15th Annual Dixie Stinger is scheduled for 6:00 p.m., (doors open at 5:30) Saturday, April 2, 2005, at the Parkville High School, Baltimore, Maryland. We will have a "Dream of An Alumni Stinger" with Archie, Hawthorne, New York Skyliners, Reilly Raiders, and the Yankee Rebels all in attendance. From among the historical junior top performers we welcome the Blessed Sacrament "Golden Knights" and Mighty St. Joe's. For special added attractions come and enjoy the always entertaining American Originals Fife and Drum Corps and the unique Mason-Dixon Drum Line. Plan to attend the spectacular Old Style Drum and Bugle Corps Party right after the Stinger at the Home of the Yankee Rebels, the Charles Evering VFW Post. We look forward to seeing all of our drum corps friends at the Dixie Stinger.

 

 


  • NAME: Harry Latinik
  • EMAIL: hlatinik@yahoo.com
  • FROM: Salem,ma.
  • Date: 29 Mar 2005
  • Time: 16:26:36

COMMENTS

Change-- e-mail address


  • NAME: Harry Latinik
  • EMAIL: hlatinik@yahoo.com
  • FROM: Salem,ma.
  • Date: 29 Mar 2005
  • Time: 16:31:56

COMMENTS

Change-- e-mail address


  • NAME: kathy johnson
  • EMAIL:
  • FROM:
  • Date: 03 Apr 2005
  • Time: 03:05:14

COMMENTS


  • NAME: Bill Danis
  • EMAIL:
  • FROM:
  • Date: 03 Apr 2005
  • Time: 12:18:29

COMMENTS

Archie you still know how to entertain and rock the house! You proved once again you don’t have to be one of the largest to be one of the most entertaining. With your mixture of marches and big band sound you showed us what a drumcorps could really do. The way you created a haunting sound and then turned up the heat to show how a well controled brass line can lull you to sleep and then peel paint like only a drumcorps can. It was good to see a full drum line lay down and I personally would like to see more of them featured just like the old days. This may have been the season opener for you guys and gals but you clearly demonstrated what teamwork, commitment and the love of the activity can produce.


  • NAME: Tony Brown
  • EMAIL: T1SOP@aol.com
  • FROM: Gloucester City,NJ
  • Date: 04 Apr 2005
  • Time: 16:38:54

COMMENTS

Hello everyone! Well, we just had our first indoor show of the year down South. It was the "Dixie Stinger" 2005. Thanks to our buddies from Maryland,the Yankee Rebels, for hosting another fine show. Nice to see Y'all again at Parkville HS! Archie, American Originals, BS, Reilly, Mason-Dixon Percussion,Rebels, St Joe's, Skyliners, and Caballeros Alumni. The audience got their moneys worth this past Saturday. Archie got alot of good comments oabout our performance. Nice balance, good intonation, etc. Aside from a little percussion snafu, I thought we did a great job! Dennis will surely work with our drumline at Friday's rehearsal to see that we'll have no problem at our show in a couple of weeks. Hey, they're only human! I Think! Just kidding guys. Don't get your panties in a bunch! If we have two tempos going at once..........blame the guy who can't count. Maybe he was using the metric system or something? The sun was in his eyes! His cell phone was ringing! 1,2,3,....4! "Concentration does you alot of good!" "Mostly!" Words of a now long dead corps veteran. Let's try again next time! See you at the post on Friday. Tony B. CDHSMU'82 AE DSB


  • NAME: Barnum Festi
  • EMAIL:
  • FROM:
  • Date: 08 Apr 2005
  • Time: 18:08:32

COMMENTS


  • NAME: Barnum Festival Committee
  • EMAIL: barnum_festival@yahoo.com
  • FROM: Bridgeport, CT
  • Date: 08 Apr 2005
  • Time: 20:58:25

COMMENTS

http://www.barnumfestival.com/


  • NAME: Jumbo Williams
  • EMAIL: jumboonline582
  • FROM: america
  • Date: 12 Apr 2005
  • Time: 01:18:26

COMMENTS

I love this site

  •  

 


  • NAME: Tony Brown
  • EMAIL: T1SOP@aol.com
  • FROM: Gloucester City, NJ
  • Date: 18 Apr 2005
  • Time: 11:07:24

COMMENTS

Hello everyone! Thanks to all who made this year's Brass Reunion happen. A great lineup and performances by all the corps participating. I personally went on stage with 3 of the corps that evening. My chops are shot! Maybe I'm not a "Ute" anymore? Archie went out and played one hell of a show. "Victory at Sea" sounded great! "Stripes" and "Rampart Street" kicked A#*! Our drumline was fantastic! Tempos and dynamics played very well. Nice job guys and gals! We were missing a few in the hornline and that had me a little worried, but we stepped up to the plate and hit another homerun! After the show we went back to the post and partied till the wee hours. Eddie and Dan were kept very busy behind the bar. I carried at least two or three fresh cases up from the fridge in the basement. Each time I went for another one, I swear I could hear voices. Maybe it was those ghosts from the third floor, having a cold one and toasting the corps one more time? Big Jack, Danny Goettell, Pop Cossetti, Jack Reilly, Bob Booth, "Big Lou" Monacello,.....alot of voices indeed. Tony B. CDHSMU'82 AE DSB


  • NAME: Sue Hitchcock
  • EMAIL: suezqh17@aol.com
  • FROM: Just a fan
  • Date: 18 Apr 2005
  • Time: 23:18:50

COMMENTS

Wow! I'm really "bummed" that it looks like I missed the Brass Reunion at Haverford H.S. this year! My friend, a fellow Upper Darbian, Maureen Reilly, and I went to last year's for the first time and we both loved it! I'm hoping that we can get out to one of your parades this summer.

Meanwhile, keep us informed, please, so we can catch more of the great sounds of Archie and other Senior Corps in the future. And Hi to Bill Ives, their historian, for being so congenial to us!

Thanks,

Sue Hitchcock


  • NAME: Dolores "Dee Cobb" Phifer
  • EMAIL: dolores.phifer@worldnet.att.net
  • FROM: Hatfield-Lansdale PA
  • Date: 22 Apr 2005
  • Time: 00:05:51

COMMENTS

Hello Everybody. This is a short note to let you know that the restaurant has changed as follows...

Looking forward to seeing everybody there. Blessings. Dolores 'Dee Cobb' Phifer

"Those who do not look upon themselves as a link connecting the past with the future do not perform their duty to the world" Daniel Webster

EARLS OF BUCKS/PENNSYLVANIANS/BRIGADIERS REUNION

Saturday April 30, 2005.

Cost is $20.00 per person, buffet dinner, cash bar, and DJ.

Location: KASDONS 8734 New Falls Road Levittown, PA 19054 215-547-0610

Kasdon's is in the Leper's Thorn Ridge Shopping Center (Salvation Army is there as well) and Leper's Thorn Ridge Shopping Center is between Penn Valley Rd and Tyburn Rd. Time: 7-11:00pm

Count is now up to 95..n nearing limit.

Money due by April 1... still some room left

Checks should be mailed to:

John T. Jr and Lavina Kitchenman 38 Autumn Road Levittown, Pa 19055

H: (215) 946-0588

Jack's Mobile in case you get lost: 267-688-8897

Please bring scrapbooks, photos, movies, videos, and other memorabilia to share. They are planning a Memory Book and possibly a CD if enough interest.

Look forward to seeing you there, and I'll update you when the start time is finalized.

John T. Jr and Lavina Kitchenman Bob Cook, Thomas Piatek

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  • NAME: JoAnne Knapp Ringer
  • EMAIL: jkringer@aol.com
  • FROM: Orig. Philly, now Texas
  • Date: 22 Apr 2005
  • Time: 23:54:54

COMMENTS

Just wanted to say hi and that I read through the Guestlogs and saw many names that I grew up with mainly because of my dad Joe Knapp. Some of the guys who marched with Yearsley, Liberty Bell, Bracken, Phila. PAL, Crossmen and others will remember him. Happy to say he's still with us and will celebrate his 91st birthday on July 4th. He's not computer literate but if you want to say hi send me an e-mail and I'll get it to him or I'll email his address. He still lives on his own (Mom- Ruth - NJA tabulator died in 10/1983) and works at the local AAA baseball park as an usher when he's not working at the Home Depot. :) It was wonderful seeing all the names of our youth and being able to send prayers up for the ones who have left us. My best to you all.


  • NAME: Barnum Festival Committee
  • EMAIL: barnum_festival@yahoo.com
  • FROM: Bridgeport, CT
  • Date: 24 Apr 2005
  • Time: 11:34:02

COMMENTS

Barnum Festival – Champions on Parade June 25, 2005 Harbor Yard Ballpark, Bridgeport, CT

FIRST ANNUAL -- GRAND DRUM CORPS REUNION Open to all drum corps members (past and present)

EVENT SCHEDULE

Noon – 5:00 p.m. Pre-Show Gathering To include limited practice of participating corps Buglers Hall of Fame (www.div2000.com/bhof) Park City Pride (www.parkcitypride.org), BS Golden Knights (www.bsgoldenknights.org), Skyliners Alumni (www.skyliners.org) Caballeros Alumni (www.cabs.org/alumni)

3:00 – 4:00 pm. Clinic (Maynard Ferguson) 5:00 p.m. Gates CLOSE 6:00 p.m. Gates OPEN 6:30 p.m. Show Begins (Get your tickets!)

10:00 p.m. – UNTIL Post-Show Party Bridgeport Holiday Inn

Barnum Festival has blocked rooms at:

Bridgeport Holiday Inn ($89.00 double occupancy) – Phone: 203-334-1234 OR Stratford Ramada Inn ($69.00 double occupancy) – Phone: 203-375-8866


  • NAME: Siglow
  • EMAIL: newyorkskyliner@comcast.net
  • FROM: Heaven
  • Date: 25 Apr 2005
  • Time: 00:27:18

COMMENTS

Just wanted to say how very much I enjoyed performing at the Brass Reunion once again. And, being the Drum Corps "whore" that I've been called, performing with 3 Drum Corps once again. Namely St. Lucy's, Archie and Steel City. Vagabonds asked me to sit in too, but I think that would have definitely killed whatever was left of my lip. Wish you guys were coming out to our show this Saturday, I'll miss you. It's understandable though considering that you, along with Bon-Bons and St. Lucy's are co-sponoring the G.A.S. this year. Between the "Brass Reunion" and 3 weeks later the G.A.S. that is a lot of work. Hey, maybe next year.

REALLY looking forward to seeing everyone at the G.A.S. and all the highjinx that will be taking place.

Siglow


  • NAME: Jean Perreault
  • EMAIL: JeanPerreault2@aol.com
  • FROM: St Kevins/ Boston
  • Date: 29 Apr 2005
  • Time: 18:14:04

COMMENTS

I'm looking forward to attending your co-sponsored G.A.S. next week in Valley Forge. This will be my first performance with SKEK percussion since my serious stroke in 2001. I'm very excited about this opportunity.


  • NAME: mugu
  • EMAIL: mugu@mugu.com
  • FROM: togo
  • Date: 30 Apr 2005
  • Time: 09:05:18

COMMENTS

nice site guys ooooooooooooooo


  • NAME: Gene M. Bunting
  • EMAIL: xerxes59@walla.com
  • FROM: Currently in sunny, Hi-Nella NJ
  • Date: 03 May 2005
  • Time: 10:21:29

COMMENTS

Hi! I am Gene (mr. Stardust) Bunting's son. I always had a good time with Riley & Archey. Nice folks. For those who don't know, my Father lives in Elkton, Maryland. His wife (my Step-Mother) is quite ill. Her name is Pat. I haven't been down to visit for some time myself, but a card or phone call might bolster some spirits. If you are in need of Gene & Pats address, let me know & I will e-mail it to you. Thanks, Gene Bunting

 


  • NAME: HARRYMCCAULEY
  • EMAIL: GINNYHAR1@AOL.COM
  • FROM: FLORDA
  • Date: 07 May 2005
  • Time: 15:54:51

COMMENTS

I WAS IN ARCHIE FROM 1953-1980 AND SAT IN WITH THE BEST 1ST BARITONE SECTION IN THE COUNTRY,BAR NONE. MY IDOL WAS "BART" THE SECOND BEST BARITONE OF ALL TIMES HA! HA! NOW YOU KNOW THE TRUTH.HE COULD CARRY MY HORN CASE ANY TIME. GOD BLESS HIM.


  • NAME: VINCE DEAGOSTINO
  • EMAIL:
  • FROM: HADDENFIELD NJ
  • Date: 07 May 2005
  • Time: 16:35:11

COMMENTS

WHEN IS HARRY MC CAULEY GOING TO BE INDUCTED INTO THE PA. HALL OF FAME ? HIS TIME IS WELL OVER DUE.


 

  • NAME: REILLY RAIDERS
  • EMAIL:
  • FROM: WILLOW GROVE PA
  • Date: 07 May 2005
  • Time: 16:41:31

COMMENTS

WHEN WILL HARRY MC CAULEY BE INDUCTED INTO THE PA.HALL OF FAME? HIS TIME IS WELL OVER DUE.


 

  • NAME: BILL TAYLOR
  • EMAIL:
  • FROM: PA.
  • Date: 07 May 2005
  • Time: 16:45:26

COMMENTS

WHEN WILL HARRY MC CAULEY BE INDUCTED INTO THE PA. HALL OF FAME? HIS TIME IS WELL OVER DUE.


  • NAME: ALL BARITONE IN AMERICA
  • EMAIL:
  • FROM: U.S.A.
  • Date: 07 May 2005
  • Time: 16:51:31

COMMENTS

WHEN WILL HARRY MC CAULEY BE INDUCTED INTO THE PA.HALL OF FAME? HIS TIME IS WELL OVER DUE.


  • NAME: GEORGE BUSH
  • EMAIL:
  • FROM: WASHINGTON D,C,
  • Date: 07 May 2005
  • Time: 16:58:37

COMMENTS

I ORDER YOU TO INDUCT HARRY MC CAULEY INTO THE PA. HALL OF FAME.


  • NAME: naoki  hibino
  • EMAIL: bandloverjp@yahoo.co.jp
  • FROM: Japan
  • Date: 08 May 2005
  • Time: 09:13:52

COMMENTS

Dear Muskeeter, I am very glad to find this Web site, as I am looking for you. I have been knowing you from the year 1970 when I hearde your sounds on LP record only 1$ cost. I was deeply influenced your playing. Hope to win Bugle world champion. From Japan, Bandlover


  • NAME: POPE BENEDICT XVI
  • EMAIL:
  • FROM: THE VATICAN
  • Date: 09 May 2005
  • Time: 09:35:13

COMMENTS

WHEN WILL HARRY McCAULLEY BE INDUCTED INTO THE PENNSYLVANIA DRUM CORPS HALL OF FAME? I'M TIRED OF PRAYING FOR HIS ASS! I MAY BE POPE, BUT EVEN I HAVE MY LIMITATIONS. ALL YOU DAGOS,OFF MY GRASS!


  • NAME: Tony Brown
  • EMAIL: T1SOP@aol.com
  • FROM: Gloucester City, NJ
  • Date: 09 May 2005
  • Time: 09:55:45

COMMENTS

Hello everyone! GAS 2005. Valley Forge,PA. The Hilton Hotel. Great weather and fun times were had by all. We started the Reunion with the "Welcome" party at the Post in Upper Darby. BEER! The next evening at the Hilton was the"BEER BASH" with many of our friends attending. BEER! Saturday was "SHOWTIME" in the hall. Horns, drums,flags,fans in the seats. Just like the old days only inside a building instead of a competition field. Men dressed up as women. Well,not like the old days! My personal highlight was seeing my friend Vince D'Augustino at the show. If you don't already know, he has cancer and is very ill. He told his daughter's that he was going to GAS come hell or high water! GOD BLESS YOU VINCE! The "Sunday Breakfast" ended our weekend this year. It was nice seeing our friends from Canada and New England again. I hope to see all of you in BOSTON 2006! AFO+OFA! Tony B. CDHSMU'82 AE DSB


  • NAME: Sunny Cohen
  • EMAIL: sunny314@comcast.net
  • FROM: BSGK
  • Date: 09 May 2005
  • Time: 16:26:35

COMMENTS

Just wanted to commend Archer-Epler on hosting one of the best GAS weekends I have had the fortune to attend. Everything ran smoothly on Saturday especially all the entertainment. There are not enough great words to say to all of you who worked so very hard to make it such a success. It was great to see everyone from DCAT, Boston and all the other corps represented so well. A-E, your performance on Saturday was outstanding. Thanks for making it possible. Sunny Cohen/BSGK May 9, 2005


  • NAME: Eddie Forte
  • EMAIL: Eddie94dc@aol.com
  • FROM: Lt. Norman Prince
  • Date: 10 May 2005
  • Time: 00:18:29

COMMENTS

Congratulations to Archie for another great Gas Reunion and for all your years in drum corps activities. Archie was always very close to the Princemen.


  • NAME: John Dowlan
  • EMAIL: drumcorps35@yahoo.com
  • FROM: Florida
  • Date: 10 May 2005
  • Time: 15:46:11

COMMENTS

Just found your website. Nice to look it over and see many old but familiar names. I wanted to attend the GAS this year but other priorities prevented the trip. I see it gets bigger and better every year and that's the way it should be.

Lots of fond drum corps memories from the good old days. Want to say hello to any old-timers who marched in the 1954 Corps. What a year - perhaps Archie's greatest....Thanks for the memories Archie!


  • NAME: Phil Crouthamel
  • EMAIL: prcrouthamel@comcast.net
  • FROM: Archie, where else?
  • Date: 11 May 2005
  • Time: 00:56:18

COMMENTS

I am reprinting an e-mail I received from Mary Ann D'Agostino on Monday, May 9th. She is Vince D'Agostino's daughter.

"Hi Phil...or should I call you Phyllis??!

JoAnn and I wanted you to pass on to everyone our heartfelt thanks for making Saturday such a special day for dad. All through this long ordeal, he has made it clear how important it was for him to get to that function and up to late that morning, it was questionable. JoAnn gave him plenty of pain meds and once they kicked in, it was a go!

We felt so bad because we knew it was a shock for everyone to see him so emaciated and weak, but his mind and heart are still the Vince we all love. After we left, he fell asleep in the car on the way home but as we got close, he woke up and insisted on taking us all out to dinner. We thought for sure when we got back to the apartment, he would just crawl back into bed but he wanted to sit in the rocker. He really perked up and spent a few hours talking to us about the day and different people he saw and how honored he was to have been treated so special. When we left, we were exhausted....but he was still going.

The Hospice nurse on Friday night told us to not be surprised if we saw a sharp decline in him after this event. But my girls, JoAnn and I went to see him Sunday and he was wide-eyed, bushy tailed and still on a high....even looked much better than he had looked on Saturday. I talked to him today. He was a bit washed out but he did take a walk (with a walker) down the hallway outside his apt.!

So it looks like the best medicine for him was spending a few hours with the people he loves and who have meant so much to him for so many years. Keep the prayers coming, his next goal is to make it on Memorial Day!!

My love and thanks to all, MaryAnn "


  • NAME: Ron Jones
  • EMAIL: rjones@becon.org
  • FROM: Niagara Falls, Canada
  • Date: 11 May 2005
  • Time: 17:50:20

COMMENTS

Marched in snare line with Niagara Memorial Militaires mid 50's....Archie was always a favourite....congratulations on your longevity....keep goin


  • NAME: Dave O'Neill
  • EMAIL: doneill67@comcast.net
  • FROM: Yankee Rebels MD.
  • Date: 11 May 2005
  • Time: 20:44:13

COMMENTS

Great WEB site. Alwayl loved Archie. been there many of times. This is a great idea. YA HOO!


  • NAME: HRH ELIZABETH II
  • EMAIL: Royalbitch1@ yahoo.uk
  • FROM: BUCKINGHAM PALACE
  • Date: 12 May 2005
  • Time: 14:00:36

COMMENTS

GOOD DAY TO MY PEEPS! THANK YOU TO THE AMERICAN AND CANADIAN CORPS FOR MY EXCELLENT RECEPTION IN THE COLONIES AT VALLEY FORGE,PA LAST WEEKEND. I WOULD LIKE TO INQUIRE WHY HARROLD McCAULLEY FROM ARCHER-EPLER, HAS NOT BEEN INDUCTED INTO THE PENNSYLVANIA DRUM CORPS HALL OF FAME? GET "JIGGY" WITH IT!


  • NAME: Joseph Chizek
  • EMAIL: skylead@nycap.rr.com
  • FROM: Gloversville,NY
  • Date: 12 May 2005
  • Time: 23:37:41

COMMENTS

Great Pictures of the G.A.S. wish I could have been there...Looks like all had a good time...And Duke always keep a bottle of "Sambuca" on hand


  • NAME: MGADA ONYEOLU
  • EMAIL: Maga@aol.com
  • FROM: lome
  • Date: 13 May 2005
  • Time: 03:59:20

COMMENTS

NICE SITE MAGA


  • NAME: rayfallon
  • EMAIL: ray_fallon@comcast.net
  • FROM: Pluto
  • Date: 13 May 2005
  • Time: 23:42:57

COMMENTS

It was heartwarming to read the email concerning Vince, whom I respect and admire a great deal. He "literally" talked me into becoming involved with the corps in 1978. I'm very sorry that I couldn't be there this spring, not because I would have added anything to the event, but because I miss many of you a lot. Anyhow, best of everything, and hope to see you soon. Vince, if I missed my last chance, it may well be my last chance, as I think you'll be called by the A corps, you know, up there, with Crawford et al. I'll probably be playing with a much hotter group when the time comes, if you know what I mean. Love you guys, Ray


  • NAME: dominic
  • EMAIL: steeldrummajor@yahoo.com
  • FROM: steel city ambassadors
  • Date: 17 May 2005
  • Time: 14:00:10

COMMENTS

just want to say thanks to everyone from the musketeers..i had a wonderful time at the gas.. if i knew it was that much fun, i would have been to many others..it was a "BLAST".. can't wait for next year...everyone please have a safe summer...talk to you all later.... dominic--drum major--steel city-------


  • NAME: Grand Drum Corps Reunion Committee
  • EMAIL:
  • FROM:
  • Date: 17 May 2005
  • Time: 21:24:32

COMMENTS

Barnum Festival hosts Connecticut and the Northeastern States Grand Drum Corps Reunion at Champions on Parade Show

Calling all alumni of the Northeastern states drum and bugle corps. You are invited to attend the First Annual Grand Drum Corps Reunion to be held in Bridgeport, Connecticut at the Harbor Yard Ballpark. The event will take place on June 25, 2005 beginning at 12:00 p.m. and is being held in conjunction with the Barnum Festival Champions on Parade and Maynard Ferguson concert that evening.

Those alumni organizations that are participating or have been invited include: Park City Pride from Bridgeport, CT; Blessed Sacrament Golden Knights from Newark, NJ; Hawthorne Caballeros Alumni from Hawthorne, New Jersey and Skyliners Alumni from New York, New York and the Buglers Hall of Fame inductees.

The event will also include a Maynard Ferguson Clinic to be held at 2:00 p.m. on the afternoon of June 25.

For more information please visit the following websites:

www.barnumfestival.com/05ChpsFlyer.html www.div2000.com/bhof

Barnum Festival is excited about the First Annual Grand Drum Corps Reunion and looks forward to holding this event to bring you all back together. Mark your calendar and gather your group. It’s sure to be a fun-filled day reminiscing with old and new drum corps families. We look forward to seeing you on June 25.

Please contact barnumfestival@yahoo.com for more information.


  • NAME: Tony Brown
  • EMAIL: T1SOP@aol.com
  • FROM: Gloucester City, NJ
  • Date: 21 May 2005
  • Time: 06:29:09

COMMENTS

Good Morning Archie! It is with great sadness that I inform you that another of our own has passed on. Vince D'Augustino died at about 3:15am Friday at his home. He put up a great fight, but his body could only take so much. I was there on Monday evening when the guys from the post, Chas, Eddie,Danny, and Phil stopped to see him. He was very weak and had fallen earlier that day. They brought a video tape of the GAS for him that Duke made for him. He sat up in his chair and he seemed to get a rush of energy. We sat and talked post and corps business for a couple of hours. Harry McCaulley called from Florida to speak with him and Vince's wife Sunny, answered the phone "VFW". We all had a good laugh at that one! I only live a stones throw from them so I stayed to help Sunny get him to bed. Vince told me that he was determined to make Memorial Day at the post. He was worried about the rifle squad having a problem at the ceremonies! That was Vince. As I was leaving, he grabbed my arm and said to me, "Hey, Ill see you again in 30 or 40 years!" I think he knew then. GOD BLESS YOU VINCENT! Tony B. CDHSMU'82 AE DSB

 

NAME: Grand Drum Corps Reunion Committee
EMAIL: barnum_festival@yahoo.com
FROM:
Date: 22 May 2005
Time: 14:46:52

COMMENTS

Would be great to have Archie there!!

Barnum Festival hosts Connecticut and the Northeastern States Grand Drum Corps Reunion at Champions on Parade Show

Calling all alumni of the Northeastern states drum and bugle corps. You are invited to attend the First Annual Grand Drum Corps Reunion to be held in Bridgeport, Connecticut at the Harbor Yard Ballpark. The event will take place on June 25, 2005 beginning at 12:00 p.m. and is being held in conjunction with the Barnum Festival Champions on Parade and Maynard Ferguson concert that evening.

Those alumni organizations that are participating include: Park City Pride from Bridgeport, CT; Blessed Sacrament Golden Knights from Newark, NJ; Hawthorne Caballeros Alumni from Hawthorne, New Jersey and Skyliners Alumni from New York, New York and the Buglers Hall of Fame inductees.

The event will also include a Maynard Ferguson Clinic to be held at 2:00 p.m. on the afternoon of June 25.

For more information please visit the following websites:

www.barnumfestival.com/05ChpsFlyer.html www.div2000.com/bhof/concert.asp

Barnum Festival is excited about the First Annual Grand Drum Corps Reunion and looks forward to holding this event to bring you all back together. Mark your calendar and gather your group. It’s sure to be a fun-filled day reminiscing with old and new drum corps families. We look forward to seeing you on June 25.

Please contact barnumfestival@yahoo.com for more information.


  • NAME: Phil Crouthamel
  • EMAIL: prcrouthamel@comcast.net
  • FROM: Archie, where else?
  • Date: 26 May 2005
  • Time: 01:09:30

COMMENTS

To my friends in Drum Corps,

It is with sadness that I have to say goodbye to my "third dad", Vince. He has gone and joined his 2 friends that I affectionately called, "My Three Dads". I'm pretty sure that Dan Goettel and Bob Booth had a Piels light waiting for Vince.

I last Saw Vince On the Monday before he passed. He was so looking forward to seeing everyone on Memorial Day. He even told me that he would need at least 15 minutes to shape up the rifle squad.

As of now, his memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 25th. We are currently working on which church in Upper Darby will conduct his Mass. I will post it as soon as I find out from his daughter, Mary Ann.

I made a small tribute to Vince. He meant so much to me and my family.

To view the tribute, Copy and paste the link below on your browser.

http://www.photoshow.net/view/RlIczNExe

To Vince, You were the true spirit of Archer Epler, you were always ther for all, and now we are there for you.

Until we meet again, you will always be in my thoughts.

Your "son"

Phil


  • NAME: Phil Crouthamel
  • EMAIL: prcrouthamel@comcast.net
  • FROM: Archie, where else?
  • Date: 26 May 2005
  • Time: 01:12:43

COMMENTS

Good News!!

Patrick Taylor has come home for a two week leave from his tour in Iraq. He will be participating in our Memorial day services and the small parade in Lansdowne. He will be returning to duty on May 31st, so come out on Memorial day and say hello.


  • NAME: Jim Cossetti
  • EMAIL:
  • FROM:
  • Date: 26 May 2005
  • Time: 11:27:30

COMMENTS

This is a bittersweet writing. My congratulations to the co-sponsors of this, the 21st Annual GAS Reunion. Well done and in the spirit of what we helped start so long ago at Post 199 in Hawthorne so many years ago.

The shock of hearing that Jay Correa had passed and now, the inevitable passing of our beloved Vince D'Agostino. All who knew him knew of his fierce loyalty to the organization and was the ultimate example of a Musketeer. He was my consiglieri, father confessor, surrogate father and, most importantly my friend.

I've been told that the 3rd floor no longer has it's spirit walking the rooms. I think that from hereon Vince's spirit will take that Post Everlasting and bless the building on Marshall Road with his benevelence and wisdom.

God Bless you Vince. I'll carry you in my heart always.


  • NAME: Mary (Lamb) Ziegenfuss
  • EMAIL: MZigg12@aol
  • FROM: Newtown Square, Pa
  • Date: 26 May 2005
  • Time: 21:32:43

COMMENTS

It was with deep sadness to read of the passing of Vince D'Agostino. He exemplified the true meaning of "Musketeer" for all his years of dedication and faithfullness. Whether Archie was on top or at its low peak Vince was always a proud and faithful member. My sincere and heartfelt thanks to Phil Crothamel for the beautiful tribute and heart warming pictures of Vince. He will be sadly missed for his friendship and warm greetings whenever he saw you. I am happy to say "He was a FRIEND".


  • NAME: Ray Fallon
  • EMAIL: ray_fallon@comcast.net
  • FROM: the past
  • Date: 28 May 2005
  • Time: 00:03:14

COMMENTS

Our condolences to Vince's family, both immediate and extended. I have no words. See 'ya, Vince. -Ray


  • NAME: HARRY MC CAULEY
  • EMAIL: GINNYHAR1@AOL.COM
  • FROM: BOYNTON BEACH FL.
  • Date: 28 May 2005
  • Time: 11:47:43

COMMENTS

MY VERY BEST FRIEND VINCE D'AGOSTINO PASSED AWAY.I'M FINDING IT HARD TO ACCEPT THAT AFTER MORE THAN FIFTY YEARS HE AND I CAN'T TALK TO EACH OTHER ANYMORE. VINNY USE TO SAY "THE ONLY FAULT I HAD WAS I WAS'NT ITALIAN" AND I WOULD SAY WELL,WE BOTH CAN'T BE PERFECT. WE TALKED ABOUT EVERYTHING IN LIFE,WE DID'NT ALWAYS AGREE BUT THAT WHY WE WERE SUCH GOOD FRIENDS,WE RESPECTED EACH OTHER. VINNY, YOU WILL LIVE FOREVER IN MY HEART.GOD BLESS YOU "PAL"


  • NAME: Phyllis
  • EMAIL: phyllis1027@comcast.net
  • FROM: archie
  • Date: 29 May 2005
  • Time: 22:52:01

COMMENTS

When I was a little girl and would come to the post with my dad, my biggest concern was "When that man talks to me and says hello, which eye do I look at?" My dad and I laugh at that now. Vince was one of the most gentle men I knew, and the toughest at the same time. He said what he meant and meant what he said, all with a heart of gold. As I grew up and got to know the "heart' of Archie, I could always count on a strong shoulder and a level head (ok, as level a head as an Italian could get!!). Anyway, my most fond memory of Vince will forever be the night (I think at a Gong Show), when he did a slow dance with a gallon bottle of red wine. It was the best dance I had ever seen. Vince, I know you're up there in the great drum corps in the sky, getting ready for the rest of us....just like you did all those years ago. You touched us all and we will forever remember.....Love, Phyllis


  • NAME: Robbie Ellis
  • EMAIL: robellis@comcast.net
  • FROM: Yankee Rebels, Archer Epler Musketeers
  • Date: 31 May 2005
  • Time: 13:40:51

COMMENTS

Vince was always in my corner about drum corps and my place in it. His opinions pushed me to be as good a horn player as I wanted to be and to aim high. I will always respect and remember his passion for Archie. A great Vinceism regarding the G.A.S. in 1990........."Hey all! Archie's throwing a party!!"

Robbie Ellis


  • NAME: Tony Brown
  • EMAIL: T1SOP@aol.com
  • FROM: Gloucester City,NJ
  • Date: 02 Jun 2005
  • Time: 11:25:33

COMMENTS

Hello everyone! ELKS Weekend 2005 is here at last. Archie's new hotel is the AMERICAN at 14th and the Beach in North Wildwood,NJ. The Erin Shores has been sold once again and is going condo. If you're interested in shelling out about $160,000 or more. For one of those rooms! NOT! We will have a great time anyway at our new venue. Hope to see ya'all at Friday eves "POOL" Rehearsal. You might notice that it's a little "CHILLY" at that hotel. Saturday's parade starts at noon. Archie is in the last division as of last week's practice. We might not step off till 2:30 or 3:00 this year. The BBQ will start when we return after the parade. Omar will DJ for us once again. PARTY! I hope I survive. See you in Wildwood! Tony B. CDHSMU'82 AE DSB


  • NAME: Terri Ives
  • EMAIL: scrapchik@aol.com
  • FROM: Archie
  • Date: 02 Jun 2005
  • Time: 23:03:31

COMMENTS

Hey, Archie folk, if you can get up Saturday morning before it's time to fall in, stop by the parade route and cheer on Jersey Surf. They're in the first division and - FINALLY! - my daughter (Bill Ives' step-daughter) Amy will be marching with them in the guard. Surf will be rehearsing for the day at Maxwell Field and I'm sure the kids wouldn't mind some interested spectators.


  • NAME: Phil Crouthamel
  • EMAIL: prcrouthamel@comcast.net
  • FROM: Archie, where else?
  • Date: 05 Jun 2005
  • Time: 19:13:18

COMMENTS

Vince D'Agostino

Memorial Mass

Date: June 25, 2005

Time: 11:00 AM

Calling Hours: 10:00 AM

American Legion Ceremony and Taps: 10:45 AM

Where: St. Alice Roman Catholic Church 150 Hampden and Stonehurst Road Upper Darby, Pa 19082

Burial will be private.


  • NAME: Vince
  • EMAIL:
  • FROM: Drum Corps Hell
  • Date: 05 Jun 2005
  • Time: 19:24:52

COMMENTS

HEY!! Do me a favor? Would you please induct that greaT Big IrIsH B****rd, Harryy MAccawley into Thhe Pa DrUm CoRps Halll of FAme?? PleEEEEase? They're holding Me in a Rooom full offf Strinnngs bannds and Baggpippers. I can't get out untilll Harrrrry is in? Dammmn, I never coullld type.


  • NAME: Patrick,Kit,Rian and Ashlynn Taylor
  • EMAIL: parktaylor@comcast.net
  • FROM: Baltimore Maryland
  • Date: 12 Jun 2005
  • Time: 22:03:43

COMMENTS

Our sincere condolences to the A'Agostino family and to the Archer-Epler Musketeers Drum & Bugle Corps. on the passing of Vince. Unfortunatly I will not be there for the services but I think Vince would understand when I got called up for active duty Vince and sat down at one of the rehersals and he told me how proud he was at what I was doing especially since I am a little older than the rest of the soldiers going with me. Vince I am you are up there with all the Drum Corps. greats from the past and KEEP ON MARCHING>

Patrick, Kit, Rian and Ashlynn Taylor


  • NAME: Cheryl Robello'Ho
  • EMAIL:
  • FROM: Ewa Beach
  • Date: 17 Jun 2005
  • Time: 03:15:00

COMMENTS


  • NAME: Tony Brown
  • EMAIL: T1SOP@aol.com
  • FROM: Gloucester City, NJ
  • Date: 17 Jun 2005
  • Time: 09:50:07

COMMENTS

Hello everyone! I just wanted to inform you that two of our members have just graduated from Gloucester High School. Billy Rieker from our drumline and David Rusk of the soprano section are two members of the Class of 2005! Congratulations to both of you! Diana and I had the honor of being invited to the commencement this past evening at the school. My relationship with these outstanding young men started some three years ago when I was on the band staff at GHS. Bill and Dave and another bandsman, Andrew Glazer of our baritone section asked me;"Mr.B! Can we come to Archie's next practice with you? It sounds like you have alot of fun!" What was I gonna say? They've been with us ever since that rehearsal. They like that we treat them as corps members, not kids. I hope that they'll hang around for many years to come. They have made Jim Capra, Dennis Marta, and myself very proud to have instructed them at GHS, and proud to call them "Fellow Musketeers". I'm sure that "Papa Vince" is very proud of you guys too! I'll see you MEN at the post. Tony B. CDHSMU'82 AE DSB AFO+OFA!


  • NAME: Barbara-Ann Draper Goffinet
  • EMAIL: babaann@yahoo.com
  • FROM: Delaware
  • Date: 19 Jun 2005
  • Time: 22:21:20

COMMENTS


  • NAME: Paul Obi
  • EMAIL: mugu@mugu.com
  • FROM: Owerri Nigeria
  • Date: 20 Jun 2005
  • Time: 14:06:57

COMMENTS

Hi, this site is a very good site, but keep off your brother dey there.


  • NAME: HARRY MC CAULEY
  • EMAIL: GINNYHAR1@AOL.COM
  • FROM: BOYNTON BEACH FL.
  • Date: 23 Jun 2005
  • Time: 22:44:34

COMMENTS

IN LOVING MEMORY OF VINCENT D'AGOSTINO. GOD SAW YOU WERE GETTING TIRED AND A CURE WAS NOT TO BE,SO HE PUT HIS ARMS AROUND YOU AND WHISPERED "COME TO ME." WITH TEARFUL EYES WE WATCHED YOU PASS AWAY.ALTHOUGH WE LOVED YOU DEARLY WE COULD NOT MAKE YOU STAY. A GOLDEN HEART STOPPED BEATING, HARD WORKING HANDS AT REST,GOD BROKE OUR HEARTS TO PROVE TO US, HE ONLY TAKES THE BEST.


  • NAME: John Kozak
  • EMAIL: kozakjhn@dfsi.net
  • FROM: Palmyra, NJ
  • Date: 02 Jul 2005
  • Time: 13:28:04

COMMENTS

Great site...keep the memories alive! Does anyone have a members listing of those who marched in the Jersey Joes?? Especially, the 1948 season. I'm looking for a relative. Someone may know someone, etc. Hope to see Archie perform soon. Have a great summer.


  • NAME: Vince's Family
  • EMAIL: niedrich@comcast.net
  • FROM:
  • Date: 05 Jul 2005
  • Time: 23:28:56

COMMENTS

Words cannot fully express how grateful we are to the entire Archie family & Post 979. Your outpouring of love, caring and support meant so very much to Vince this past year. He was truly proud to be a Musketeer and deeply embraced its traditions. But it was the friendship and comraderie of the past 50+ years he cherished the most. Thank you all. The Vince D'Agostino Family AFO & OFA


  • NAME: Phil Crouthamel
  • EMAIL: prcrouthamel@comcast.net
  • FROM: Archie, where else?
  • Date: 06 Jul 2005
  • Time: 01:52:53

COMMENTS

Hello to all. A memorial website has been established for Vince D'Agostino, who passed on May 20th. Please feel free to visit and leave condolences, light a candle, listen to music. It is all self explanatory. The site is: http://vince-dagostino.memory-of.com.

Phil


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  • NAME: Bill Ives
  • EMAIL: ivesbill@aol.com
  • FROM: Archie
  • Date: 09 Jul 2005
  • Time: 13:58:34

COMMENTS

Hi Guys, it is that time again for a mini reunion at the post on Sept 17th. I will have my collection of Drum Corps News,Videos, Audio and thousands of photographs.There are 34 uniforms representing some of the finest drumcorps from years past on display.It you have any memorobilia you would like to donate to my collection it would be greatly appreciated by me and everybody that would get see what have saved for so many years. Of Coures there will be singing and drinking. There is no charge. You will be recieving a postcard in the mail soon to remind you. Please pass the word around and bring a friend. With the the passing of our dear friends Vince D'Agostino, Lou Tireno, John Whitleam, Denny Garrett it would be nice to see everybody come out and relive your memories once more. Email me at ivesbill@aol.com or call me at 610 892 0847


  • NAME: Audrey Emmanuel
  • EMAIL: gwirion3@pmailbox.org
  • FROM:
  • Date: 11 Jul 2005
  • Time: 16:07:44

COMMENTS

Great site! Regards: Thanks for the good info Way I'll be back very soon to see any update.


  • NAME: Chris
  • EMAIL: chrisoco_2@yahoo.com
  • FROM: Ohio
  • Date: 11 Jul 2005
  • Time: 21:29:34

COMMENTS

I have come across a copy of Nana Ward's book, By WOrds Possessed, which is noted in Archie's history. Inside the cover is a note to "Annemarie" about her mother, "Nancy" who is mentioned in the book. Is there anyone who would know who Annemarie is? I would love to return the book to her. If not, the book will be going to EBay aution by the end of the month (August '05).

Thank you for opening the door a bit on this book's history.

Chris O'Connor


  • NAME: Christian Lester
  • EMAIL: cul18@jmailbox.org
  • FROM:
  • Date: 14 Jul 2005
  • Time: 16:57:45

COMMENTS

I hope you'll continue to take good care, I'll be sure to stop by and read this often.


  • NAME: Shirley
  • EMAIL: beta.beaver@gmail.com
  • FROM:
  • Date: 16 Jul 2005
  • Time: 06:29:27

COMMENTS

Nice site - well done.


  • NAME: maga
  • EMAIL: mugug@mugu.com
  • FROM: i dey here pleasee keep off ooooooooooooooooo
  • Date: 19 Jul 2005
  • Time: 16:31:23

COMMENTS


  • NAME: Katherine Boothby
  • EMAIL: poeth15@gmailbox.edu
  • FROM:
  • Date: 20 Jul 2005
  • Time: 13:40:51

COMMENTS

Really good site, congratulations my friends, really


  • NAME: Jim Cossetti
  • EMAIL: Archieman@aol.com
  • FROM:
  • Date: 22 Jul 2005
  • Time: 21:48:10

COMMENTS

Sad to pass this on, but Anne Walters Sharp, former wife of drummer Harry Sharp, passed away on Thursday 7/7. May she rest in peace.


  • NAME: Paul Boone
  • EMAIL: paulboone@rogers.com
  • FROM: Waterloo ON Canada
  • Date: 22 Jul 2005
  • Time: 23:56:58

COMMENTS

Hey Duke are you coming up to Waterloo on Aug 20th?

Paul Boone from GAS


  • NAME: Bill Ives
  • EMAIL: ivesbill@aol.com
  • FROM: Archie Corps Historian
  • Date: 27 Jul 2005
  • Time: 22:02:28

COMMENTS

I have a new web site to view photos from pass reunions. The address is homepage.mac.com/ivesbill. As I get more photos posted, please check often. I will be scanning various years that are in my collection. If there is a paticular year that you would like to see let me know.


  • NAME: Jerry Foster
  • EMAIL: jfoster@hagner.com
  • FROM: Dover, NJ now Oak Hill, VA
  • Date: 08 Aug 2005
  • Time: 21:34:40

COMMENTS

Bill, this is a great web page...you did good son! Your Mother should be proud of you! Marched from '60 to '67 mostly in the Color Guard but did play cymbals a few years when we did 'The Beetles' thing.....OFA&AFO


  • NAME: Jim Cossetti
  • EMAIL: AGI145@aol.com
  • FROM:
  • Date: 10 Aug 2005
  • Time: 09:47:53

COMMENTS

Why Jerry Foster you old rathscallion......how the heck are ya???????? Been a long time. It was a long trip back on the train from Miami in '63, wasn't it? Hope all is well.......keep in touch.

JC


  • NAME: Tony Brown
  • EMAIL: T1SOP@aol.com
  • FROM: Gloucester City, NJ
  • Date: 11 Aug 2005
  • Time: 15:37:02

COMMENTS

Hello everyone! Thanks to all of you who called me at the hospital and at home this past two weeks. It has been an experience to say the least. Diabetes is a very unforgiving disease to the people who have it. They took a small portion of bone from my right foot that had become infected. It seems to be doing OK at this time. I've got to stay off of it for another two weeks so it will heal. This has been a wake-up call for me. Diana has been the best. Running me around to all of the appointments, leaving me food in the fridge, checking on me, etc. I'm shooting to make the Shamrock Festival show. Well, gotta go change my dressing and take another pain killer! See you all soon. Tony B. CDHSMU'82 AE DSB


  • NAME: SPC Patrick W. Taylor
  • EMAIL: patrick.wade.taylor@us.army.mil
  • FROM: Bayji Iraq
  • Date: 13 Aug 2005
  • Time: 08:22:26

COMMENTS

Please pray for all my buddies I have lost in the last 4-5 days SGT Bahraim Jeffcoat SPC Kurt Krout SPC Frank Straub SPC John Kulick SPC Gennaro Pelligrini PFC Nathaniel DeTample Thank You very much SPC Patrick W. Taylor Musketeers Honor Guard Yankee Rebels Honor Guard


  • NAME: Bob Evans
  • EMAIL: rtevansjr@comcast.net
  • FROM: Archie & Reilly
  • Date: 13 Aug 2005
  • Time: 23:17:39

COMMENTS

Hello to all of my drum corps friends and associates. It is a great great pleaseure to be here sending this message. Why? Because I suffered a heart attack on June 21st and died on the operating table as a stent was being inserted to open an artery that was completely blocked. Another was blocked 60 percent. I remember feeling very peaceful and seeing the "light" that folks talk about that had similar experiences. I remember jumping about two feet off the table as the electricity was applied through the defibulator. The surgeon told me later that day that he was losing me on the table. That is why I am very greatful to be here and feeling very fortunate to be sending out a greeting to you. I am going through cardiac rehabilitation now and I've had a very extensive stress test and I am happy to report that I have no damage and will be able to return to my regular activities. I will see you at the Shamrock Festival. As a retired individual my regular activities consist of my hobies of working on the house, gardening and drum corps, grand children, lots of naps and many other things that keep me busy.

Wow, I had no warnings, illness, pains, etc. This is puzzeling because the arteries didn't just clog over night. I was doing lots of work in the garden/lawn and on the house and didn't seem to have any problems prior to the doy I had the heart attack. Well, I am very fortunate and thankful and I want all of my friends and associates to know that I am very happy to be here and I miss each and every person that was in my past and is in my present associations with drum corps and I look forward to seeing or talking with many of you in the coming years once again. Please send me an email and I will be very happy to respond.

Well, I heard about the passing of my very good friend and drum corps associate, Vince Dagostino, and I was moved to tears. Vince and I spent many hours together when were on the board of directors for Archie. Many times I picked him up and took him back home when he lived in New Jersey. He also played in the horn line when we first started as an alumni corps in 1975. He was a very good "devil's advocate" and helped me many times more that I can ever say. We sat and got a good buzz now and then at the post and solved all of the world's problems as we drank together. We had lots of fun and I called him my Gompa. He was a very true friend and I will always remember him with great fondness in my heart. I loved him almost like a father and he had my utmost respect. He leaves a very big pair of shoes to fill and I lost the best friend in the world.

I"m sure that Vince is up there organizing the "Archie in the Sky Corps" for us.


  • NAME: David Mcguinness
  • EMAIL: davidmcguinness@webtv.net
  • FROM: Waterbury,Connecticut 06708
  • Date: 15 Aug 2005
  • Time: 00:09:57

COMMENTS

Hi! Just to say hello, and how your History has still lingered with me along with Reilly,Prince,Hurricanes, Marksmen, as corps that had sort of me a sense of Pride, and excitement since the 60's. To me, the Best Song was Speak Low, but there were many enjoyable songs. I would like to start a Pen-Pal with your corps. I was with the 1965 Ct. Vagabonds, 1966- New Bedford Whalers, and in 2002 Mr. Nick-Yaworski put me on the Sunrisers Recruiting/Promotional Staff. Again, Thanks For The Memories..........

Sincerely, David McGuinness


  • NAME: Walt Parks
  • EMAIL: parkswal@hotmail.com
  • FROM: Blue Rock/Seahorse
  • Date: 18 Aug 2005
  • Time: 16:05:02

COMMENTS

I begin corps life with the Seahorse Lancers from Brigatine, NJ and then onto Blue Rock. Always loved Archie because of the influence of Charlie Dreher, the Seahorse drum instructor. Is Charlie still around?


  • NAME: Ronald Schaefer
  • EMAIL: raschaefer@rochester.rr.com
  • FROM: Shortsville, New York
  • Date: 19 Aug 2005
  • Time: 17:15:59

COMMENTS


  • NAME: Joe Silverstein
  • EMAIL: joesilver24@comcast.net
  • FROM: BSGK- AE
  • Date: 22 Aug 2005
  • Time: 11:37:25

COMMENTS

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  • NAME: Tony Brown
  • EMAIL: T1SOP@aol.com
  • FROM: Gloucester City, NJ
  • Date: 22 Aug 2005
  • Time: 12:49:53

COMMENTS

Hello everybody! How is the summer going for you? The kids will be back to school soon. Band camp will start for some. Where are my drill sheets? Why do I have 15 snares, 6 quints, 4 bass, 4 cymbals, and 100 in the pit? Who left the DM stand outside again? Why are the trumpets so facinated with sports bras? Why are we trying a drill that Cadets did a few years ago? Hot dogs and Gatorade, again! Let's take it from measure 12 again just for the saxes! FUN,isn't it? Good luck to all Musketeers teaching this season! We had a nice time at Reilly's Shamrock Festival this past weekend. Archie went out and gave it's all once again, Nice job by Joe Schmids filling in for Carol T. Fantastic job by both hornline and drumline on stage. I'm sure the crowd really enjoyed our performance. Thanks to everyone who inquired about my recovery. A few more weeks off the foot and I'll be back 100%! See Ya at the post in two weeks! Tony B. CDHSMU'82 AE DSB


  • NAME: Restituto B. Epler
  • EMAIL: tornilyo_67@yahoo.com
  • FROM: Phillippines
  • Date: 25 Aug 2005
  • Time: 21:20:57

COMMENTS

Hi to all of you there! it's nice to see these.

 


  • NAME: Chuck Moran
  • EMAIL:
  • FROM:
  • Date: 27 Aug 2005
  • Time: 00:05:02

COMMENTS

Bill Ives, in the uniform section you show a red and black girl's uniform as 1960 St. Mary's Lancers.The uniform is Jackie's Dundalk Cadet uniform that she wore in the 60's. Hope all are doing well up there.Take care of yourself Tony.Hope to see everyone at the reunion in Sept.


  • NAME: monica
  • EMAIL: monica701@gmail.com
  • FROM: canada
  • Date: 07 Sep 2005
  • Time: 08:45:06

COMMENTS

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  • NAME: Emily Dickerson
  • EMAIL: ffol10@ibox.name
  • FROM:
  • Date: 09 Sep 2005
  • Time: 02:58:00

COMMENTS

Davvero complimenti per l'ottimo sito


  • NAME: ANDY PHILP
  • EMAIL: DREDW418@AOL.COM
  • FROM: ATLANTIC CITY
  • Date: 09 Sep 2005
  • Time: 19:38:19

COMMENTS

ONE OF THE BEST CORPS I EVER HEARD


  • NAME: Sebastian Krajensky
  • EMAIL: penteg4@bbox.com
  • FROM:
  • Date: 10 Sep 2005
  • Time: 12:51:10

COMMENTS

I amglad to put my step on your site 


  • NAME: Kayla Van Doren
  • EMAIL: pengul10@vyourbox.edu
  • FROM:
  • Date: 11 Sep 2005
  • Time: 00:49:14

COMMENTS

I learned more useful infos from ur site. Thanx much! 


  • NAME: Gabriel Brink
  • EMAIL: gwir6@wwebmail.edu
  • FROM:
  • Date: 11 Sep 2005
  • Time: 05:30:44

COMMENTS

Hi, nice site! Your hard work paid off 


  • NAME: Robert Smith
  • EMAIL: greaserelease2@aol.com
  • FROM: Hanover Lances Alumni Drum and Bugle Crps, Hanover, PA
  • Date: 12 Sep 2005
  • Time: 12:20:02

COMMENTS

A few of the old guys in the Lancers were throwing around the possibility of having an "old time drum corps" get-together sometime in the early part of 2006, before our parade schedule gets too heavy. We would like to do this in honor and memory of our former drum maor, Robert"Posie" Pfaff, who died on July 3 while marching with the Lancers in Havre de Grace, MD. This idea is in the infantile planning stage right now but we are seeking drums corps which may be interested in attending. More to follow. Drum Corps Forever!


  • NAME: Ken Newman
  • EMAIL: canoeman38@comcast.net
  • FROM: sadville
  • Date: 16 Sep 2005
  • Time: 02:00:03

COMMENTS

I would like to pass on my condolences to Archie all timer, Johnny Cavella, who lost his dear wife of many, many years recently, A great lady who we will miss dearly.


  • NAME: Joe Kisleiko
  • EMAIL: kcfinangrp@earthlink.net
  • FROM: Vasella Musketeers
  • Date: 16 Sep 2005
  • Time: 13:20:21

COMMENTS

Hi everyone. I just found out about this site. I marched in Vasella from 1961 to the end. I lost track of everybody. I would love to hear from other former corps members. I still live in the area. Hope to hear from you.


  • NAME: Ryan Finnegan
  • EMAIL: gwan7@smailbox.net
  • FROM:
  • Date: 02 Oct 2005
  • Time: 21:50:35

COMMENTS

I will visit this site frequently. Hope there will be more and more resources provided.


  • NAME: Zoe Rollins
  • EMAIL: hagr4@zmailbox.info
  • FROM:
  • Date: 03 Oct 2005
  • Time: 02:30:02

COMMENTS

Just wanted to say congrats on the job!!!


  • NAME: Duke Keller
  • EMAIL: dkellfina@aol.com
  • FROM: New Jersey (where else?)
  • Date: 03 Oct 2005
  • Time: 17:02:47

COMMENTS

I was a member of the Jersey Raiders Junior American Legion Band (State Champions of NJ for five years 1953-1957) and our director Bob Long talked muchly about the Musketeers and I have followed you through the years.

God bless your corp!

Duke Keller


  • NAME: Natalie Romaine
  • EMAIL: ieuanc7@jbox.com
  • FROM:
  • Date: 03 Oct 2005
  • Time: 20:33:05

COMMENTS

Very good webpage you have here, and best greetings to all your visitors.


  • NAME: Katelyn Maddox
  • EMAIL: cul11@tsendmail.name
  • FROM:
  • Date: 05 Oct 2005
  • Time: 20:21:55

COMMENTS

I surfed on this by accident. Glad I did. I had a great little visit.


  • NAME: Adrian Crater
  • EMAIL: cwtta15@xbox.name
  • FROM:
  • Date: 05 Oct 2005
  • Time: 23:27:03

COMMENTS

Thank you. I love this site! great webmaster! Greetings from NY.


  • NAME: Taylor Tyler
  • EMAIL: pengrych5@jinbox.edu
  • FROM:
  • Date: 06 Oct 2005
  • Time: 06:59:50

COMMENTS

Hi, nice site! Your hard work paid off


  • NAME: Erin Crusher
  • EMAIL: hedd2@bwebmail.name
  • FROM:
  • Date: 06 Oct 2005
  • Time: 12:35:40

COMMENTS

Digging the site as well. Good luck with your own work

 


  • NAME: Joe Silverstein
  • EMAIL: joesilver24@comcast.net
  • FROM: BSGK-AE
  • Date: 11 Oct 2005
  • Time: 19:56:39

COMMENTS

I&E BS SHOW If any of you are planning on competing Saturday, sign up starts at 2 pm. The earlier you sign up the later you go on. It is going to be mix and match,meaning that all horns are not in a group nor any other sections appearing together. There will be a ten dollar charge for every category you compete in.


  • NAME: joseph policastro
  • EMAIL: joethechief@aol.com
  • FROM: new jersey
  • Date: 12 Oct 2005
  • Time: 22:21:59

COMMENTS

Marching background: 1945/1952 at 9 years old join the St. Rocco's Cadets marching band as a trombone player. 1953 went to Korea got wounded and sent home after 6 months. 1955/1957 join St. Mary's of Nutley as a baritone. 1958 Caballeros as a baritone. 1958/1963 New York Skyliners as a baritone.

Teaching background: 1960- George Washington Carver Gay Blades-Guard 1963- Queensmen of the Ironbound- Winter Guard 1963- Woodsiders- Corps Guard 1964/1969-Cranford Patriot's-Winter Guard and Corps. 1964- St. Lucy's Kaydettes- Winter Guard 1964/1968-St. Lucy's Cadets-Guard and Tech. Instructor 1967/1977- Woodsiders [Garden State Corps]- Winter Guard and Corps Guard 1972/1976-Bayshore Continentals-Winter Guard-Corps 1970/1974-Brooklyn Riversider's-Winter Guard-Corps Guard-Tech. Instructor 1975/1979-Garfield Epoch's-Winter Guard-Guard-Tech. Instructor 1974/1979-Cranford Patriot's-Winter Guard-Corps 1977-Broadcaster-Corps 1976/1980-Blue Demons-Winter Guard

Judging Background: 1963/1964-New York All American-Visual-TAB.-T&P 1965/2005-Metro All American Judging association -1964-Asst. Chief Judge -1976/1980-Chief Judge -1980/2005-CEO

Administration Background: 1969/1973-New Jersey All American State Commander 1980/1990-WGI Regional Director 1972/2002-MAA/EMBA- Executive Director/Show Coordinator

 

JOETHECHIEF

 

 


  • NAME: Ray Fallon
  • EMAIL: ray_fallon@comcast.net
  • FROM: Boston
  • Date: 29 Oct 2005
  • Time: 00:02:30

COMMENTS

I just received word that Bobby Carney is very sick. Let's say a prayer. Bobby may be Irish, but I see him as a Musketeer forever. -Ray

 


  • NAME: Bea Gustafson
  • EMAIL: oxbumblebeaxo@aol.com
  • FROM: Hanover, Md
  • Date: 02 Nov 2005
  • Time: 15:18:10

COMMENTS

Archie, thanks again for hosting a great party. I had a blast hanging with all my friends. You guys really know how to throw a party. Have a safe and a Happy Holiday season. Until we party again. Bea

 


  • NAME: Bill Ives
  • EMAIL: ivesbill@aol.com
  • FROM: Archie
  • Date: 10 Nov 2005
  • Time: 22:02:56

COMMENTS

Here is an update on Bob Carney from Jeanie. They would like to thank everyone for all the calls and cards and prayers.Bob's condition is very serious and he starts Chemo on Fri the 12th. They will keep us updated. To the Carney Family , I will keep you in my prayers. Your friend Bill.


  • NAME: ming_the_merciless@TempEMail.net
  • EMAIL: ming_the_merciless@TempEMail.net
  • FROM: Missouri, USA
  • Date: 13 Nov 2005
  • Time: 21:43:52

COMMENTS

awesome site dude, keep up the good work.


  • NAME: Tony Brown
  • EMAIL: T1SOP@aol.com
  • FROM: Gloucester City, NJ
  • Date: 15 Nov 2005
  • Time: 18:44:28

COMMENTS

This is a note to wish Bobby Carney and all his family, all the best in his fight with his cancer. Diana and I have had some personal experience with this disease. It will be a tough fight, but if I know Bob, he's gonna give it his best! See you at the post. Tony B. CDHSMU'82 AE DSB


  • NAME: Kit, Rian, & Ashlynn Taylor
  • EMAIL: parktaylor@comcast.net
  • FROM:
  • Date: 15 Nov 2005
  • Time: 20:31:55

COMMENTS

On this date 13 Nov. 2005 at 06:15 SPC Patrick W. Taylor landed safely on American soil at Ft. Dix New Jersey. We are so glad to have him home. He should be home by 18 Nov. 2005. Welcome home Daddy. Kit, Rian, & Ashlynn Taylor


  • NAME: Ray Fallon
  • EMAIL: ray_fallon@comcast.net
  • FROM: somewhere in the past...
  • Date: 16 Nov 2005
  • Time: 19:25:20

COMMENTS

I'm very sad tonight, thinking about Billy Taylor. Billy was like the epitome of the regular guy, good guy, Philadelphia guy, along with Chas., Joe Schmidt, and others. Terry and the kids were fabulous. I still think about those drill rehearsals at that walled college in the middle of North Philly. (I know it was a boarding school, not a college, but it was named after someone who left it as a college for fatherless boys?). All the kids playing together, the baris with their beer can holders on the horns. I don't think I knew how good we had it. (who ever does). But, we had it. My condolences and prayers for Terry, Ronnie, and Angela. I don't ever remember talking to Billy without his talking about you three like you were the only three women in the world... whoops, oh yeah, Mary Theresa, too, make that four. There really isn't anything to say, and as usual, I've taken 400 words to say it. Welcome home Patrick Taylor from the war, and welcome home Billy Taylor from your long and painful fight.


  • NAME: Phylis "Chris" Ragland
  • EMAIL: phylis.christian.ragland@us.army.mil
  • FROM: Media Fawns All Girl Drum and Bugle Corps, Media PA
  • Date: 21 Nov 2005
  • Time: 12:46:19

COMMENTS

What a pleasure to find your website and to enjoy the history of your corps! I was invited to your Friday night rehearsal several years ago when I met Terry Butler's (one of my corps members) in the parking lot of the Media Acme. Unfortunately, my military duties have kept me from being able to come out. But, I hope that in the future I will be able to share in some of the drum corps memories with you and share in keeping the Media Fawn legacy alive, too.

I enjoyed the photos and the links to other corps pages, especially the Bon-Bons! I look forward to staying in touch...SMILE

Chris Harris Ragland Media Fawns (1965-1970) Bugle - Bass, French Horn


  • NAME: Tony Brown
  • EMAIL: T1SOP@aol.com
  • FROM: Gloucester City, NJ
  • Date: 24 Nov 2005
  • Time: 10:51:10

COMMENTS

Good Morning and Happy Thanksgiving. It is with great sadness that I inform everyone that Bobby Carney passed away around 8am this morning at his home. Jim Capra spoke with Jeannie and passed the news onto myself and Diana. Bobby had cancer that had moved into his liver, kidneys, and lungs. Bobby played lead soprano with Archie for many years and more recently with the Reilly Raiders. He will be missed by many in drum corps. Funeral arrangements pending. Rest in peace Bobby. Tony B. CDHSMU'82 AE DSB


  • NAME: Ken Newman
  • EMAIL:
  • FROM: Sadville
  • Date: 24 Nov 2005
  • Time: 11:12:28

COMMENTS

Again, It seems that everything I post these days is another sad note.

Bob Carney passed away at 8:00 AM this morning after a short but devastating illness.

Bobby and I played together for many years with both Archie and Reilly. He also played with the Skyliner and Yankee Rebel Alumni at various times

This is an extremely sorrowful time for the Carney family and his Reilly Raiders family. The drum corps world will sorely miss his sweet horn and loveable personality. Please pray for Bobby, Jeanie and the entire Carney family.


  • NAME: Ray Fallon
  • EMAIL: ray_fallon@comcast.net
  • FROM: Boston
  • Date: 24 Nov 2005
  • Time: 21:53:21

COMMENTS

Ya know, I guess it's supposed to be like this. I guess that when you get to a certain age, and you've spent so much time in an activity like this that you start to lose friends like this. I don't know why Billy and Bobby passing on so close together seems so hard to deal with. It just doesn't seem possible, ya know? I mean losing Vince was bad. He was a good guy and meant a lot to all of us. Jack Reilly left me busted up when he passed. But at least these guys had, I don't know, kind of made it to the finish line, sort of? I'll miss Bob's sarcastic wit, and the way that he'd talk about Bobby and Patrick. And the way that he and Jeanne always were. I guess I could say the same things about Billy, maybe a little less sarcastic, but still a great guy. I'm glad I got to know these folks when I did. I won't forget them. I'll have a mental image of Carney playing Scheherezade his way for a long time. Sorry, I know I'm rambling, but enough already.


  • NAME: Marty Holahan
  • EMAIL: mjholahan@hotmail.com
  • FROM: Gradyville, PA
  • Date: 24 Nov 2005
  • Time: 21:54:59

COMMENTS

Very sad at the news of Bob Carney's passing. I marched with Bob when we were with Brookhaven Crusaders in the '60s. It was always a pleasure to get my hair cut and talk drum corps. It wasn't a complete visit until he ragged on me about being with Bucs. God I'm gonna miss him. My condolences and peace to his family, both personal and drum corps.


  • NAME: Phyllis
  • EMAIL: phyllis1027@comcast.net
  • FROM: Archie and around.....
  • Date: 25 Nov 2005
  • Time: 10:01:38

COMMENTS

I cannot believe it. I've known Bobby and Jean since I was 12. He, and Tommy Kealey were my 'big brothers'. Man, after all these years, I feel like a little girl again. It's really not supposed to be this way. I went there with Dad on Wed...and I told him I needed him to fight...who else was I going to ask all the important questions?? I couldn't possible ask Weedies!!! LOL Anyway, he's up there playing with the 'big boys' that have gone before him. I'm really going to miss him....but I'll never forget him and how he affected my life. As for Jeannie, I hugged her when I was there a couple of days ago and I did not want to let go. I guess that is how life works....so I can hold onto those memories of my time with Bob and Jean...and never let go.... I'll miss you Bobby.


  • NAME: Jack O'Neill
  • EMAIL: JOneill199@aol.com.
  • FROM: Harleysville, Pa.
  • Date: 26 Nov 2005
  • Time: 12:47:27

COMMENTS

I just heard of Bob's passing, I will always hold the memories in my heart, I had with Bobby Carney. I love and miss the family I had with Archie, and will never forget them.

 

 


  • NAME: Beaty Greco
  • EMAIL:
  • FROM: Norristown, PA
  • Date: 04 Dec 2005
  • Time: 15:06:58

COMMENTS

I am so glad I found this website. How nice it was to read the guestbooks. It was with great saddness to read of the passing of so many from the family of drum corps. May they each enjoy that eternal drum corps in the sky. I was in 1980-1990. The experience of Drum Corps is a treasure beyond belief. I have memories that will take me through the rest of my life. The rehearsals with 30 percussion up on the second floor, its a wonder we can still hear. Then coming down to the back room, "WHAT A BLAST". I can still feel the room shake, but the sound... It was through Archie Drum Corps that I met my best friends ever. I remember the first time walking into the back room, boy was I scared. But I also remember the warm faces. There were the bus trips..."open the hatch" to a reply "they are open", climbing over all the "beer" coolers, Charlie P. sitting on his own favorite straw hat, and the scramble to get on that last bus, the sound, that certain look, and that tilt of the beer bottle. The bus trip to Conneticut in all that rain, practing on a field of mud, singing the Archie Song, and that wonderful medly "it's a long way to Tipperary... Any one of us who have the pleasure of being "drum corps people" knows that this is a unique and wonderful road to travel. My love to you all, I know your out there somewhere.

NAME: Bill Seigfried

EMAIL: shadow1277@amvets.us

FROM: That's a good question

Date: 09 Dec 2005

Time: 15:42:43

COMMENTS

I would just like to thank evryone at Archie for all of your help this past month. As you know we at Reilly's lost 3 of our members within a two week span.I was very surpised to see the turn out from this corp. paying there respects to these great Men. Thank you to the guys from the Hornline who helped play My Buddy &Taps. Thanks for all who helped on the Casket watch & a very special Thank You to Patrick Taylor, who helped me at the Veiwing & also with the Veterans portoin at Bobby Carney's funeral. A BIG Thank to the members of the American Legion for your help. It was nice to see old friends once again. I hope that the next time it will be under more pleasent conditions. God Bless & much success in the coming year. Bill Seigfried Alumnist 1989-1993 (Cymbal Line)

NAME: David McGuinness

EMAIL: davidmcguinness@webtv.net

FROM: Waterbury,Ct.06708

Date: 16 Dec 2005

Time: 18:47:00

COMMENTS

Hi Archie: How are things going, hope you are still performing with the Alumni, and a sorry can't get to see you.

Do you have a CD of your Corps, and do you know if Reilly is still per- forming.

Both are Great Drum Corps of The Past, not tomention the Rockets, and Steel- City.

Hope I can get to see or hear you again.

Hopefully Archie is Alive And Performs in 2006 To again hear their songs Like once I saw them play Exciting like them then; like in 2006

Best Regards, David . McGuinness

NAME: Johan

EMAIL: drumfanfare@hotmail.com

FROM: Holland

Date: 17 Dec 2005

Time: 13:55:50

COMMENTS

Hello, What a beautiful website and a beautiful band. Please view also once on our site of the Marchingband Het Wapen van Maassluis You can find us on www.wapenvanmaassluis.nl On this site, you can listen also to fragments of our music Click on Onze Muziek = our music, Beluister = listen to Click on Laad muziek = Load Music and then on the arrow We have also a Photosite on www.delavoir.nl I wish you many success, with all your performances. With regards Johan de Lavoir

 

NAME: Chuck Moran

EMAIL:

FROM: Baltimore

Date: 21 Dec 2005

Time: 00:44:12

COMMENTS

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all the gang at Archie.It was nice to see Beaty's post. I'll never forget her Cymble Solo at the GAS sponsered by Prince. I can not find any words about Bob Carney. For days after I read the notice,I kept saying Bob Carney......Damn. I hope to be at the Stinger in 2006 and I expect you to "Blow My Face Off". Maybe you could play "Cherry Pink" again,just kidding Mark.

NAME: John Duly

EMAIL: duly1@bellsouth.net

FROM: Lilburn, GA

Date: 22 Dec 2005

Time: 11:39:19

COMMENTS

Does anyone know anything about the Pierce brothers or Dick Turner. They just seemed to fall of the face of the earth

NAME: joe taylor

EMAIL: jmtsr34743@aol.com

FROM: disneyworld

Date: 28 Dec 2005

Time: 12:16:23

COMMENTS

just want to thank the corps for the turn out at bills services ,to all the other corps who sent honor guard .Thank you. My Mother was soo prould to see the turnout at St. Marys.As we turned into the driveway,The flags of all the corps were flying high, all 15 of them. the multie honor guard again in corps colors.

NAME: Mike Cable

EMAIL: mcable@delanet.com

FROM: BLUE ROCK !

Date: 30 Dec 2005

Time: 19:02:08

COMMENTS

I ran across your site. I heard Quack. was in your corp (baby elephant) he's great and I still listen to that song on a regular basis to hear that horn scream. I may be looking for a drum line to be part of......would a former "rock knocker" due ?Keep up the good work the site is great !

Mike Cable

 


2006

 


NAME: Chuck Smith

EMAIL: papagenapapageno@gmail.com

FROM: Levittown, PA

Date: 01 Jan 2006

Time: 09:37:23

COMMENTS

Hello Musketeer's and friends. We're wishing everybody a happy and healthy year 2006.

Chuck and Carole Smith

NAME: Mr Rieker

EMAIL: BRieker@comcast.net

FROM: G-city

Date: 04 Jan 2006

Time: 22:35:34

COMMENTS

Hello…Dianna, Tony’s wife, just called me and told me that Tony is in the hospital. He has diabetes and pneumonia. He’s at Our Lady of Lourdes and will be there for a couple days…if you want to get a hold of him I have his phone number and room number so call me at 856-816-4262 and if I don’t answer I am in school or at work and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

Yours truly, The Gloucester Kids

NAME: Pete

EMAIL: http://genmeds.blogs.sapo.pt

FROM: usa

Date: 05 Jan 2006

Time: 23:29:01

COMMENTS

Great site you have here and I'm sure others enjoy it also.

NAME: Bill Lawler

EMAIL: wvlawler@verizon.net

FROM: archie!

Date: 07 Jan 2006

Time: 14:51:38

COMMENTS

At long last, I've made it into the Internet age! Kathleen, Jr. and I have just set up my email account and I look forward to hearing from all of you...I need your email address. Meanwhile, best wishes to all for a happy and healthy new year. AFO/OFA...Bill

NAME: Tony Brown

EMAIL: T1SOP@aol.com

FROM: Gloucester City,NJ

Date: 17 Jan 2006

Time: 12:01:51

COMMENTS

Hello everybody! How are you today? Looks like winter has finally arrived in South Jersey. I just got back from Sommers Point were they have about 5 inches of snow at the Toyota dealership we do body work for here at Cook's A/B. We have a little dusting of white suff here in town. Practice at the post went well last Saturday. We had a good turnout and we went over some new music for next season. Our next practice is this Saturday at 1pm at Archie. Hope to see you there. Tony B. CDHSMU'82 AE DSB

NAME: Barbara-Ann Draper Goffinet

EMAIL: babaann@yahoo.com

FROM: Delaware

Date: 17 Jan 2006

Time: 22:46:02

COMMENTS

Looking for Audubons drum line from 55-58.

NAME: Tom Breen

EMAIL: brooklynunited@nyc.rr.com

FROM: Brooklyn United Alumni

Date: 21 Jan 2006

Time: 13:43:30

COMMENTS

Seeking anyone who would like to help us get started by sitting in @ G.A.S. The music is on Kickin Brass page. We only have 1 contra & he's busy that weekend. Love to fill out all sections. Thanks Tom Breen B.U. Director

NAME: Butch Piglowski

EMAIL: butchp@localnet.com

FROM: Dunkirk, NY

Date: 04 Feb 2006

Time: 18:31:54

COMMENTS

Great sight. I competed against Archie in the 60's. Ex Rochester Crusader,Hamburg Kingsman,and Salamanca Black Knight. Hope to see you in Rochester, NY for the Classic in Sept.

NAME: Mike Snow

EMAIL: mesnow5050@aol.com

FROM: Archie

Date: 17 Feb 2006

Time: 17:17:33

COMMENTS

Sorry to advise that Joe Smith passed away suddenly Thursday night. Joe leaves wife Dottie and daughter Kate. Details to follow.

NAME: Jim Cossetti

EMAIL: AGI145

FROM:

Date: 18 Feb 2006

Time: 10:46:09

COMMENTS

How sad to hear of Jow Smith's passing. Another Musketeer lost. Recently the fates have not been kind to the red shorts....Billy, Bobby, and now, Joe. Also, sad to report that an old competitor and friend of my father's has recently passed. That was Walter Huhn of the Reilly Raiders. Two days later his wife Joan joined him. Our condolences to Dottie and Katie and the Huhn family. Our prayers for Joe.....

NAME: charles b. ostrander

EMAIL: chicos11@verizon.net

FROM: Englewood, fl.

Date: 20 Feb 2006

Time: 13:20:32

COMMENTS

Web sight is great. I was a rebel in the early 50's while I was in the army with the 2nd army d&b at ft. meade. In one of your online pictures I was the second drummer from the left. Love to hear from my old buddies like Mike Matthews et al. Your sight brings back good memories and good times. Do you remember the Dream Contest's? Thanks again,, Chic Ostrander

 

NAME: Chuck Smith

EMAIL: papagenapapageno@gmail.com

FROM: Levittown, PA

Date: 26 Feb 2006

Time: 15:14:02

COMMENTS

I am so sad to hear of the death of my old friend George Carter, and I wish to offer my heartfelt condolences to his family and loved ones. I feel great guilt for not keeping in better touch with him these past few years. I met George when I taught the Lincoln "Invaders" down at 20th & Federal Streets in South Philly, and later, invited him to join "Archie" when the "Invaders" fell on hard times. George was impossible to dislike and was, of course, the perfect person to integrate "Archie" back in 1966. George always kidded me that I taught him everything he knew about bugling, and I would say, "Shush, George, you don’t know much!" George liked the fact that I taught in Bensalem and always asked me to look for the trophy’s he won as a track star at Bensalem high school, where they called him "Flash Carter" because he was so fast. George gave many children a chance to learn and perform when he managed his junior corps in North Philly, and lamented to me many times about the difficulty of getting the next generation of kids involved. It saddened him that the bugle corps activity was dying out in Philadelphia, but he was always trying, and that was one of the many things I loved about George Carter. God bless you George, you will always be memory and in my heart.

Sincerely, Chuck Smith

NAME: Ray Mallen

EMAIL: mallen9@cox.net

FROM: St. Lucy's Cadets 66-69'

Date: 27 Feb 2006

Time: 18:02:21

COMMENTS

I wish all my friends from the past in Drum Corps Godspeed and Good Luck. It's a lot of fun seeing all the Alumni activity back there. I live in Laguna Hills, Ca ( So. Cal. ) and have joined the Anaheim Kingsmen Alumni Corps.which will put on a field show at the 2007 DCI Championship in Pasadena, Ca. members number 300. Some even remember St.Lucy's. kEEP IT UP! Ray Mallen

NAME: Merry

EMAIL: minder9777@msn.com

FROM: new jersey

Date: 06 Mar 2006

Time: 14:10:33

COMMENTS

Does anybody remember Joe Gibbons? I am trying to gather some information from when he was in the corps. He died quite suddenly back in July, 2004, and I would like to make some type of memorial to him. I was his girlfriend after he left the corps. Any information or memories would be greatly appreciated. Thank you very much.

NAME: Bill Ives

EMAIL: ivesbill@aol.com

FROM: Archie Corps Historian

Date: 07 Mar 2006

Time: 22:25:33

COMMENTS

As part of our clebration and tribute,the Musketeers are once again assembling a commemorative program to help keep the tradition of Archie marching and performing into the future. Your support is greatly appreciated and will assist us in continuing to provide entertainment to our Veterans Organizations. Please help us keep old time drum corps alive by sending your donations to Archer Epler VFW Post 979 6736 Marshall Road Upper Darby Pa 19082 c/o of the Musketeers. If you have not recieved any mailings of the ad form you can go to my web site - homepage.mac.com/ivesbill and go to my file sharing and download the form and the show flyer or email me at ivesbill@aol.com.We have an exciting lineup and it is well worth the $8.00 admission.

NAME: fitko

EMAIL: gfa@sadfh.com

FROM: gfa@sadfh.com

Date: 11 Mar 2006

Time: 12:11:57

COMMENTS

Great site! I like it! Thanks!

NAME: John Mehrtens

EMAIL: jmcabs@yahoo.com

FROM: Hawthorne Caballeros Alumni Drum & Bugle Corps.

Date: 11 Mar 2006

Time: 17:31:53

COMMENTS

Just checking in to see whats new and look at your schedule.

NAME: howard payne

EMAIL: dabcsh@yahoo.com

FROM: chicago, il

Date: 12 Mar 2006

Time: 16:08:32

COMMENTS

hey gang, how is everything? me doing good out here in chicago. miss you all and miss out on the practices and shows. haven't had time to jion the Chicago Royal-Airs Senior Corp, but am looking at this summer. hey i'll tell you what though, there is alot of shows coming up this summer including the dci finals in Madison and i have my tickets already, and for the Fathers day show in Lisle, il. anyway have fun and stay strong all of you. love from chicago howard payne

NAME: howard payne

EMAIL: dabcsh@yahoo.com

FROM: chicago, il

Date: 13 Mar 2006

Time: 12:04:39

COMMENTS

hi gang, how is everybody doing? well another season is coming apon us and i have some tickets to some pretty good shows out here coming up this sring and summer. i do miss everybody and at this time have not joined the chicago royal-airs but am looking to sometime soon. still trying to find some of the dixie-stinger shows on cassette or cd but am unable to find them. i wrote to the guy on one of the cassettes and his address came back to me. is there anybody who can help me out? i am looking for the 1994 thru 2005 shows. tanks alot for the fun times and great shows, hope to hear from somebody soon. howard payne

NAME: Warren Kohl

EMAIL: fuzzman55@aol.com

FROM: Eliot,Maine

Date: 21 Mar 2006

Time: 12:44:59

COMMENTS

Just a "hello" and thank you for the great memories from an old drummer of the Kittery Cardinals D&BC, Kittery,Maine circa. 1950's Now I'm going to ask for a favor. One of my all time favorite drum corps recordings is the 1959 Fleetwood record "Sound Off". The only problem is there is no listings of the music played and I would love to know what that concert piece is, the one that brings the house down. I say it's "Big Noise of Winnetka". Am I right? This piece still puts a lump in my throat everytime I play it. I am an great fan of yours and maybe I'll just pop in on this Aprils concert in Havertown. Good luck to the corps I love you guys!!! (and gals)!!

Warren "Fuzzman" Kohl

Snare-Kittery Cardinals D&BC 1956-1959

NAME: Jamie "Squirt" Walton

EMAIL: jamietrumpet@yahoo.com

FROM: Archie, but currently serving in Parris Island

Date: 24 Mar 2006

Time: 15:41:14

COMMENTS

I was also saddened to hear about my good friend George's passing. He was one of the most genuinely nice guys I have ever met. I don't think that I ever caught him not laughing or smiling. That's probably why we got along so well. I'll always remember the road trips he and I had together going to an Archie performance. I know he's keeping a smile on everyone's face up above. I'll miss my friend.

NAME: Butch Piglowski

EMAIL: butchp@localnet.com

FROM: Dunkirk, NY

Date: 29 Mar 2006

Time: 13:47:43

COMMENTS

Rock On Musketeers. I am an ex-Salamanca Black Knight, Hamburg Kingsmen and Mighty St. Joes alumni snare drummer. 1962,63,65,66,and 96. One hell of alot of ratamacues and swissies.

NAME: Tony Brown

EMAIL: T1SOP@aol.com

FROM: Gloucester City, NJ

Date: 29 Mar 2006

Time: 20:16:27

COMMENTS

Hello everyone! Well, it's that time of year again. Time for the indoor shows to start. Time to polish that horn,tighten that drum head, find the uniform and shako box, practice.....ahem! We've got the 2006 Dixie Stinger this Saturday in Parkville, MD. Should be a great show. Archie is going back to the '80s a little this year. We're doing some of the music we played around '81-'82. Thats when I remember seeing Archie a few times in competition. What a corps on those fields! Strong horn line and fantastic drum line. Also a top line color guard. Wish we still had a working guard for parades these days. We'll give it 100% this Saturday, I'm sure. Now on a more somber note. Archie and drum corps all around have lost alot of great individuals this past year. Vince D.,Bobby Carney,Bill Taylor,Joe Smith,George Carter,Gus Wilkie,Walt Huhn, Larry Scott Sr. and many others. All of these guys will be missed by our activity. Remember them and their families in your prayers. We'll keep marching for them. See you at the post Friday nite and at the Stinger. Tony B. CDHSMU'82 AE DSB

NAME: Rian Taylor

EMAIL: drumgrunt@comcast.net

FROM: Lansdowne PA

Date: 03 Apr 2006

Time: 15:17:34

COMMENTS

Every body did good at the Dixie Stinger.Even the drum line did good too.

see you guys next pratice

NAME: Chuck Moran

EMAIL:

FROM: You know

Date: 04 Apr 2006

Time: 00:20:10

COMMENTS

Good to see all my friends from Archie at the Stinger and you "Blew my face off" Just one suggestion,drop Coronation March. Too slow, to weak.Hope to see all again at the Brass Reunion.

NAME: Tony White

EMAIL: SunriserDM@Gmail.com

FROM: "South of the Mason Dixon"

Date: 04 Apr 2006

Time: 14:54:02

COMMENTS

To the Archer Epler Corps,

Saturday's "Dixie Stinger" was a great night for Drum Corps. Congratulations on a great performance. Thank you SPC Patric Taylor,103d Engineer Battalion U.S. Army, for your service to our country and your participation on the podium. Donna, my wife, and I enjoyed getting to see again some of our DC friends that we haven't seen in over 20 years. (Marty, you know who you are...hehe) I salute you all...

Tony White Sunrisers, 1975-1985 SunAlumPR Staff

NAME: The Crouthamel's

EMAIL: prcrouthamel@comcast.net

FROM: ARCHIE, WHERE ELSE.

Date: 05 Apr 2006

Time: 00:38:44

COMMENTS

Just an update from us. Chris Crouthamel has returned from Iraq and is currently stationed in Germany. He is tenatively scheduled to return to the states in May, to Fort Leonard Wood, MO.

Brian Crouthamel is currently stationed in Ramadi, Iraq. He is serving with the 506th Regiment, 101st Air Assault Division, (Screaming Eagles). The unit he is in is the "Band Of Brothers" from WWII. They were reactivated before they deployed. He is scheduled to return sometime in November. Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers. You can write to him at: Cpl Crouthamel, Brian HHC 1 506th S-1 CAMP CORREGIDOR APO AE 09381

HE ALSO HAS AN E-MAIL: BRIAN.CROUTHAMEL@US.ARMY.MIL

Thanks for reading.

Phil and Trudy Crouthamel

NAME: Bob De Dolce

EMAIL: dedolce.designs@verizon.net

FROM: Stanhope NJ

Date: 07 Apr 2006

Time: 16:54:55

COMMENTS

I marched in St. Lucy's in 1969 and the marched in the St.Andrews Bridgemen from 1970 to 1974 My whole family marched in St. Lucy's I'm now marching in the Bridgemen almuni corps in the snare line

NAME: Jimmy Mauro

EMAIL: jemcontractors@yahoo.com

FROM: Phila.

Date: 12 Apr 2006

Time: 17:01:15

COMMENTS

NAME: Rich Widmeier

EMAIL: rich@philapolicecadets.org

FROM: Philadelphia Police Cadets

Date: 16 Apr 2006

Time: 15:11:37

COMMENTS

We are looking for former members of Philadelphia Police Cadets (PAL) Drum & Bugle Corps. Some of our instructors marched in Archey in the day and we would love to get in touch with as many people as possible. Why? We are having a Second PAL Reunion

When: August 26, 2006 12:00pm - 8:00pm Location: Fort Washington State Park 500 Bethlehem Pike Fort Washington, Pa. 19034

Please visit our brand new site for more information: http://www.PhilaPoliceCadets.org

Thanks!

NAME: Tony Brown

EMAIL: T1SOP@aol.com

FROM: Gloucester City,NJ

Date: 23 Apr 2006

Time: 21:38:10

COMMENTS

Hello everyone! Well,we've got our next Brass Reunion this Saturday at Haverford HS. I hope we have nicer weather than this past weekend because I'm working outside-ops once again. The Brass Reunion has a great line-up of alumni corps and even one HS band for your entertainment. Tickets will be available at the door. See Diana and Mike at the ticket table for yours. There will be plenty of food and drinks in the school lobby. After the show you are all invited back to Archer-Epler Post 979 for a old-time drum corps party! Should be alot of fun. Hope to see you there and enjoy the show! Tony B. CDHSMU'82 AE DSB

NAME: Robbie Ellis

EMAIL: robellis@comcast.net

FROM: Philadelphia, Pa.

Date: 01 May 2006

Time: 07:32:32

COMMENTS

Bob and I had a great time at the Brass Reunion this year. Great weather and the show ran very smoothly. It was nice to hang out at the post after the show and see everyone again.

Robbie and Bob Ellis

NAME: BOB HARRINGTON

EMAIL: roharr@com,cast..net

FROM: N.Andover,Ms.

Date: 01 May 2006

Time: 15:20:54

COMMENTS

Prince from 46 to 53

NAME: Rusty

EMAIL: sjtomatoe@aol.com

FROM: New Jersey

Date: 01 May 2006

Time: 19:19:40

COMMENTS

Hey everyone, so nice to have found this site! Keep hearing from people to get here and read around, and am glad that I did.

Wishing everyone a terrific springtime and wonderful summer!

And, hope to see some familiar faces in August at the PAL reunion.

Big hugs,

Rusty a/k/a Edwina

NAME: mgbada joe

EMAIL: maga@yahoo.com

FROM: africa

Date: 02 May 2006

Time: 09:24:36

COMMENTS

i love this site is very nice to see pls keep it up

NAME: Gus Rubel

EMAIL: goodbell@suscom.net

FROM: Cabs. Alumni

Date: 04 May 2006

Time: 11:21:51

COMMENTS

The best of luck in 2006...

NAME: Paul Bosakowski

EMAIL: wizard443@Yahoo.com

FROM: Henderson, NV

Date: 05 May 2006

Time: 12:31:33

COMMENTS

Nostalgia and memories...I marched with AE in 1962-63. Recently became re-connected with John Tully after 40 years and we have exchanged a lot of eMail traffic. (Visited a few other D&B Corps sites, too. My first drum line instructor was Jim Costello from Hawthorne.) Today I took the time to read the A&E guestbook and reviewed a lot of history and reminisced, too. I recalled practice weekends in Atlantic City and entertaining the patrons of McGettigan's into the wee hours with the "Archie Singers"; the clean bus and the dirty bus; summer weekends of competition and camaraderie. Sad to hear of the passing of so many whose faces I can still see. Best regards to all.

NAME: Ken Mewman

EMAIL: CANOEMAN38@COMCAST.NET

FROM: Sadville

Date: 19 May 2006

Time: 11:59:39

COMMENTS

Sadness again. Just saw this on RAMD site Buddy was a good guy. Saw him last at the post reunion a couple of years ago

BONELLO, ARTHUR H., "Bud", 75 - of Mays Landing, passed away peacefully at home on Monday, May 15, 2006.

He was born and raised in Atlantic City and graduated Atlantic City High School Class of 1949. In his earlier years, he enjoyed bodybuilding, ballroom dancing and was a member of the Boy Scouts of America and the High School Glee Club.

He served his country honorably in the US Navy and the Merchant Marines.

He attended the University of Pennsylvania and was a member of the Archer Epler Drum & Bugle Corps and American Legion in Upper Darby, PA. He was a member of the Oddfellows Drum & Bugle Corps and the American Legion in Oklahoma City. Upon his return to the area, he instructed the St. Nicholas School Drum & Bugle Corps in Egg Harbor City.

Bud was a Computer Systems Engineer at the FAA Tech Center in Pomona.

As an avid train enthusiast, he was owner of Aero Train Hobby House in Absecon and past Superintendent of the Patcong Valley Railroad Club. He also enjoyed his daily crossword puzzle.

A viewing will be held from 2:00 to 3:00 PM on Friday, May 19, 2006 at Wimberg Funeral Home, 400 Liverpool Avenue, Egg Harbor City (609) 965-0357, where funeral services will be held at 3:00 PM. Interment will follow at Atlantic County Veterans Cemetery, Estell Manor. In lieu of flowers, please send contributions in his memory to the Cologne Volunteer Fire Ladies' Auxiliary, 2870 Cologne Ave., Mays Landing, NJ 08330. For condolences and/or directions, please visit: www.wimbergfuneralhome.com.

NAME: Tom Breen

EMAIL: Brooklynunited@nyc.rr.com

FROM: Brooklyn United Alumni

Date: 20 May 2006

Time: 11:46:38

COMMENTS

Brooklyn United Alumni would love for you to sit in with us @ the Mountainside Elk's August 12th,September 9th & October 14 Noon till 5pm @ Mountainside Elk's Mountainside NJ as we prepare for stage show Saturday November 4th Kingsborough Community College. Please HELP us return Drum & Bugle Corps back to the stage in BROOKLYN U.S.A. www.BrooklynUnited.org music on web site. Thanks Tom Breen Director

NAME: Meiko Hedling

EMAIL: doubtfire80@hotmail.com

FROM: Selden Cadets, Lambertville Volunteers

Date: 28 May 2006

Time: 07:53:34

COMMENTS

Does your corps sell T-shirts? My friend working M&M with the Oregon Crusaders wants to buy one.

NAME: John Leas

EMAIL: jleas@manheimtownship.org

FROM: Lancaster, PA

Date: 30 May 2006

Time: 13:54:24

COMMENTS

We are interested in having you perform in our June 2, 2007 Lancaster County Firemen;s Convention and Parade. Can you please provide you possible availability and pricing.

NAME: Tony Arena

EMAIL: tonyarena@comcast.net

FROM: PAL Cadets of Philly, now Reilly Raiders

Date: 04 Jun 2006

Time: 19:53:38

COMMENTS

Hi I am reaching out to ALL ex-members of Philadelphia PAL Cadets. There is going to be a second Reunion this August 26th at Fort Washington State Park from noon till 8 pm. Please contact me via email tonyarena@comcast.net or home phone 856-672-1164. Thanks Tony Arena

NAME: Ken Newman

EMAIL:

FROM: ??????

Date: 07 Jun 2006

Time: 23:01:08

COMMENTS

Just got home and opened this Email from the Reilly Raiders. It's just getting to be way too much

It is with our deepest regrets that we have to inform you of the passing of our dear friend Bob Evans. As you know, Bob had successful double knee replacement surgery on Tuesday & passed away suddenly Wednesday morning June 07,2006. Information on services will follow as soon as it is finalized. Please keep Pat Evans & the entire Evans Family in your prayers in this time of sorrow

NAME: Tony Brown

EMAIL: T1SOP@aol.com

FROM: Gloucester City,NJ

Date: 11 Jun 2006

Time: 15:53:21

COMMENTS

Hello everyone. As most of you already know "Archie" has been been hit in the gut once again. Bob Evans passed away this past Wendsday after having knee surgery. Bob was a long time member of our soprano section and more recently a cymbal player with the Reilly Raiders. He always was a class guy, and will be missed by myself and Diana, and all he ever marched with in drum corps. He joined "Archie" in 1975 and stayed with us for many years. We marched together in Reilly when they came back as a alumni corps in Bristol, PA in '94-'95. He would always stop by our hotel in Wildwood for Elks and hang out. Rest in Peace my Friend! Tony B. CDHSMU'82 AE DSB

NAME: Tom Breen

EMAIL: Brooklynunited@nyc.rr.com

FROM: Brooklyn United Alumni

Date: 16 Jun 2006

Time: 18:31:25

COMMENTS

Hi All. As Brooklyn United prepares for it's stage show Music Under The Bridge Nov. 4th with MC Archers very own Duke. We would like all to sit in. Nate was @ the last practice & I gave him some schedules. We have picked a midway point to make it easy for all. Practices will take place @ The Mountainside Elk's, Mountainside N.J. All on the fourth Saturday of each month Noon till 5pm. August 26th, September 23rd & October 28th. A few of us B.U. members helped sitting in @ Brass Reunion & Jersey Hall Of Fame & hoped you might do the same for us. We need Brass & Drummers all sections @ the Music can be viewed on web www.BrooklynUnited.org Let me know if you can HELP !!!!!!! B.U. Director Tom Breen BrooklynUnited@nyc.rr.com

NAME: Bill Ives

EMAIL: ivesbill@aol.com

FROM: Archie Corps Historian

Date: 20 Jun 2006

Time: 20:49:16

COMMENTS

Once again we have to report on the passing of another member from long ago.Ray Kerber marched in the late 50's and was Drum Major in 1958 along with Vince Deegan. Ray had been living in Florida and was always proud to be a Musketeer as reported by his daughter Mary Ellen Kerber. There address is 2734 Ingeborg Court Windermere FL 34786

NAME: Ken Newman

EMAIL:

FROM:

Date: 20 Jun 2006

Time: 23:58:18

COMMENTS

Sorry to hear about old friend Ray Kerber. Ray was one of the Roxborough guys along with Harry Mathias and Al Rolek. One more of the way too many losses these days. RIP Ray

NAME: John Duly

EMAIL: duly1@bellsouth.net

FROM: Atlanta

Date: 22 Jun 2006

Time: 05:52:15

COMMENTS

It is a;ways sad to hear of the passing of a friend like Ray Kerber. Ray was a route salesman for Tastycake. Once in awhile he would give my wife and I one of those wonderful commercial size pies

NAME: Tony Brown

EMAIL: T1SOP@aol.com

FROM: Gloucester City,NJ

Date: 26 Jun 2006

Time: 16:40:11

COMMENTS

Hello everyone! Another of my former students has graduated from Gloucester High School. Andrew Glazer of our bass baritone section is a member of the Class of 2006. Drew graduated with honors and is also a member of the Broomall String Band where he plays bass saxaphone! Is he a horn player or a Mummer? Congrats and good luck in your future endeavors, KRAMMER! Tony and Diana

NAME: Tom Breen

EMAIL: BrooklynUnited@nyc.rr.com

FROM: BKLYN USA

Date: 10 Jul 2006

Time: 20:12:52

COMMENTS

Brooklyn United now prepares to return Drum corps to the stage this fall in BKLYN. View music,schedule & directions www.BrooklynUnited.org Please let me know if you can sit in. Nate sat in .Thanks B.U. Director Tom Breen

NAME: Mowers

EMAIL: mowers@cashette.com

FROM: Mowers

Date: 16 Jul 2006

Time: 13:16:41

COMMENTS

Hi. A very nice site keep it up.

 

NAME: miss l fisher

EMAIL: glen.nathan@blueyonder.co.uk

FROM: newton abbot

Date: 30 Jul 2006

Time: 13:53:10

COMMENTS

NAME: Ed Thomas

EMAIL: eddrums1114@yahoo.com

FROM: Howard C McCall Post Phila

Date: 30 Jul 2006

Time: 17:38:49

COMMENTS

HI YOU ALL. PLAYED WITH BUD JOHNSON AND HERBIE BEFORE WWII. COULD NOT PLAY WITH ARCHIE AFTER THE WAR AS I MOVED TO THE NEW YORK AREA. MY KIDS WERE WITH THE JR CORPS LOCATED AT HAWTHORN NJ. LOVED TO PLAY BOTH HORN AND DRUMS. I STILL PLAY DRUMS WITH VARIOUS GROUPS IN NORTH FLORIDA BOTH BLUES AND ROCK. JUST TO REMIND YOU THAT WAS ONE OF THE GREATEST CORPS IN THE HISTORY OF THE WORLD. BOTH JR AND SR CORPS. BACK IN THE 60'S IT WAS ALWAYS A BATTLE BETWEEN THE RAIDERS, THE CAB'S AND ARCHIE. I WENT TO A SHOW IN CONN WHERE THE CAB'S WON BIG BUT WHEN THE SHOW WAS OVER AND THE CORPS WERE PASSING IN REVIEW WITH THE CABS THE LAST OFF THE FIELD. THE MUSKETEERS CAME TO ATTENTION AND STARTED TO PLAY, THEY BLEW US ALL AWAY. THE MUSIC WAS SO FULL AND SOLID IT SENT CHILLS DOWN OUR BACKS. THIS WAS THE MUSIC OF A REAL DRUM AND BUGLE CORPS. WHEN I THINK ABOUT HOW GREAT THEY WERE IT STILLS SENDS CHILLS THROUGH EVERY BONE IN MY BODY, EVEN NOW AS I TYPE THIS NOTE I CAN HEAR STILL HEAR THEM PLAYING SUCH GREAT MUSIC. REMEMBER 'SPEAK LOW'? THIS WAS THE REAL MUSIC THAT THRILLED THE PEOPLE. IF ANY OF THE OLD GUYS ARE STILL GOING STRONG I WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM THEM. GOD BLESS YOU ALL AND KEEP ON PLAYING, PEOPLE REALLY DO ENJOY YOUR MUSIC.

NAME: bob pasek

EMAIL: commeman#yahoo.com

FROM: Southport NN

Date: 31 Jul 2006

Time: 23:13:50

COMMENTS

Served in St Vinnies of Bayoone in 1959,1960 and 1961. Played french horn with Latko,Murray,Clarkie,JOE BOnner, Nassie, David BoHunk and me BOB Man TAN pasek. Latko was the greatest, He was Mr St Vinnies..We miss him. If any of you guys read this, please contact me at the above e mail address, especially you Don Murray.

 

NAME: arthur norris

EMAIL: artnorr@aol.com

FROM: bridgeport

Date: 05 Aug 2006

Time: 07:10:12

COMMENTS

i was a member of the milford shorliners around the time when polizi brothers and the father

NAME: DON MASTROLIA

EMAIL: PAPABLES@EXCITE.COM

FROM: BOSTON CRUSADERS SR. CORPS

Date: 08 Aug 2006

Time: 07:39:25

COMMENTS

JUST THOUGHT I'D SAY HI. HAVE BEEN IN DRUM CORPS SINCE 1958, AND I REMEMBER ARCHIE VERY WELL. GOOD LUCK, AND GOD BLESS.

NAME: Tony Brown

EMAIL: T1SOP@aol.com

FROM: Gloucester City, NJ

Date: 12 Aug 2006

Time: 15:19:41

COMMENTS

Hello Musketeers! We've got just two weeks till the Reilly Show. If you don't know it's at a new location this year. The new school is Hatboro-Horsham HS. The school is just north and west of the Willow Grove Naval Airstation on Route 611. It is a few miles north of the Willow Grove Interchange of the PA Turnpike. I hope to see you at our next rehearsal and the show! Tony B. CDHSMU'82 AE DSB

NAME: Rose Tobin

EMAIL: rosemarietobin2003@yahoo.com

FROM: Gloucester City NJ/Orlando Fl

Date: 12 Aug 2006

Time: 21:51:12

COMMENTS

Good luck to all my friends. Hope your doing well. Keep in touch....I miss you guys...remember all thoses fun bus trips...lol...

NAME: Dolores 'Dee Cobb' Phifer

EMAIL: sparkle7777@comcast.net

FROM: Lancaster PA

Date: 14 Aug 2006

Time: 18:57:24

COMMENTS

Hello Everybody. Miss ya all. Ray says 'Yo'.

Just Passing this along...

Please let Rich Widmeier, Claire Lafferty, and Tony Arena know if you are coming to the Reunion.

Many of the old PAL Cadets will be at the Reilly show coming up next week.

Please register and post your memories at the site... dig out the old record albums and photo albums too. Bring them along to the reunion.

See ya there. My brother Mike say "Hey".

Later, Dolores "Dee Cobb" Phifer PAL Color Guard

----- Original Message ----- From: <rich@philapolicecadets.org> To: <doloresc.phifer@comcast.net> Sent: Monday, May 01, 2006 10:48 AM Subject: Welcome to PAL Philadelphia Police Cadets Drum & Bugle Corps Forums

Greetings, Welcome to PAL Philadelphia Police Cadets Drum & Bugle Corps Forums

Just wanted to let everyone know that there some new posts and also we would like to encourage everyone to join in and post.

See you at the reunion!

http://philapolicecadets.org/forum/index.php

______________

The Reunion (August 26 2006) is just around the corner!

Tony Arena sent out fliers by regular mail to those on the list with directions.

For those who still need directions:

Fort Washington State Park 500 Bethlehem Pike Fort Washington, PA. 19034 http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/parks/fortwashington.aspx

*From the Pennsylvania Turnpike *Take the PA-309 Exit (Exit 339) towards Philadelphia/Amber (Exit to the left) *You will be on Pennsylvania Avenue *At the light turn left, this is Bethlehem Pike *You will pas the Fort Washington State Park Office, on your right, keep going straight *You will go under a highway overpass and a train bridge over pass, keep going straight *You will pass the Route 73 intersection *Bethlehem Pike automatically turns into Route 73 East *You will pass a brown "Flourtown Dayside Area" sign, right before the corner and traffic light *This is W Mill Road, Turn Right *Look for a sign on your right directing you into the perking area.

Reunion starts at 12 noon and will last till 8pm

I can't wait to see everyone there, we are expecting around 100 former members and instructors. _________________ Rich Widmeier Snare Drummer 68, 69, 70, 71, 73, 74 Triple Toms 72 Drum Instructor 72, 73, 74, 75, 76 -- Sincerely,

Virtual Drum Major PhilaPoliceCadets.org rich@philapolicecadets.org

 

NAME: Tom Breen

EMAIL: brooklynunited@nyc.rr.com

FROM: BKLYN

Date: 15 Aug 2006

Time: 11:05:36

COMMENTS

Great to see ya's this past friday. Hope some of you will be sitting in. Nate, Duke Quak Quak on board. Drop me a line if you can help. All info & music www.BrooklynUnited.org Thanks Tom Bren Director

NAME: John Bistline,Jr.

EMAIL: j.bistline@fhpaint.com

FROM:

Date: 21 Aug 2006

Time: 10:56:37

COMMENTS

What a wonderful job Archie did at the Reilly show.I had a great time playing on stage again.The Corps sounded super. It was a special night for me because I was on stage with my two sons,Johnny & Will.They make me so very proud of them.It is sad though,eleven years ago today,my father passed away.Imagine if he was still alive and having three generations on stage...awesome.Both him and my mom are missing a lot and they are surely missed.I want to thank the soprano line for helping Johnny and thank Kim for helping Will.I look forward to the coming year,our 75th Anniversary-it is going to be a blast.

NAME: Duke Keller

EMAIL: dkellfina@aol.com

FROM: Florida

Date: 27 Aug 2006

Time: 19:26:42

COMMENTS

Greetings:

I marched with the Jersery Raiders (Junior Corps) in the late 1950's and always followed the Musketeers, Reilly Raiders and the Hawthorne Caballeros. God bless you guys and keep playing the music America loves.

Duke Keller

NAME: Mike "Beans" Ruggiano

EMAIL: michael.ruggiano@disney.com

FROM: Vasella & Air Force Academy Drum Corps

Date: 31 Aug 2006

Time: 21:09:49

COMMENTS

I just started surfing the Drum Corps web sites. This is the best thus far. I recognized many names from my past. I was in Vasella from '62-'66 then with the Air Force from '66-'70. Originally from South Philly, I now live in Windermere Fl. I cherish all my drum corp memories and hope some day to see some of you again. No doubt everyone is a lot older and have changed significantly. If anyone remembers me, I look the same except I'm all gray, alot les hair and an extra chin. Oh, let's not forget, what ever doesn't hurt...doesn't work. I'll check in on the site more often.

NAME: Jersey

EMAIL: hgoiu@hotmail.com

FROM: Zealand

Date: 31 Aug 2006

Time: 23:09:38

COMMENTS

Lucky to find you, keep on the good workk guys! Best of luck.k

NAME: Renee Scott Harris

EMAIL: erena97@aol.com

FROM: Media, PA

Date: 01 Sep 2006

Time: 17:36:30

COMMENTS

Great site. Marched with Media Fawns all girl corp during the 60's. Looking for pictures.

 

NAME: sesso con cavalli

EMAIL: con[3!]@google.com

FROM:

Date: 13 Sep 2006

Time: 08:27:17

COMMENTS

Good Site .Nice work.

NAME: Mickey McQuiston

EMAIL: kindhostility@hotmail.com

FROM: Folcroft, PA

Date: 15 Sep 2006

Time: 15:34:20

COMMENTS

Hey all...i dont know if you remember me...but i am Mic McQuistons son. I hope to see everyone again soon. Hopefully i will begin going to practices every other friday. See you Later!

NAME: TONY BROWN

EMAIL: T1SOP@AOL.COM

FROM: GLOUCESTER, NJ

Date: 26 Sep 2006

Time: 15:19:30

COMMENTS

HELLO EVERYONE! JUST WANT TO DROP A LINE AND LET YOU KNOW THAT I'VE CHANGED JOBS RECENTLY. I'M NOW AT CHEVY 73 IN BERLIN,NJ. QUACK AND BEA ARE TWO OF OUR CUSTOMERS HERE. IF YOU NEED PARTS FOR YOUR GM VEHICLE GIVE ME A CALL AT 856-747-1120 EXT.123 AND MAYBE I'LL HAVE PITY ON YOU AND SEE IF I HAVE IT IN STOCK! COME ON IN AND BUY A CAR OR TRUCK. LOOK GOOD AT OUR NEXT DRUM CORPS FUNCTION IN A CORVETTE Z-06! DRUMMERS SHOULD LOOK INTO A TRAILBLAZER OR TAHOE. ALL GM VEHICLES CAN HAUL ALOT OF HORNS,DRUMS, AND BEER. HOPE TO SEE YOU THIS FRIDAY! REGARDS, TONY B. CDHSMU'82 AE DSB

NAME: lindatund

EMAIL: hjanda@langoo.com

FROM: lindatund

Date: 01 Oct 2006

Time: 03:43:26

COMMENTS

I just surfed around and found your site, I really enjoyed the visit and hope to come back soon. --------------------

NAME: otecotec155

EMAIL: otecotec12@cashette.com

FROM: otecotec155

Date: 03 Oct 2006

Time: 22:22:47

COMMENTS

SUPER!!!!!

NAME: NokiyaUp

EMAIL: kiyap@nauka.edu

FROM: NokiyaUp

Date: 04 Oct 2006

Time: 08:56:59

COMMENTS

I ve visited a great number of sites, which I want to close, just having opened them! On your site I have spent all my free time, and even not having noticed this. Thank you, guys!

NAME: officeworms

EMAIL: officeworms@sanaa.edu

FROM: officeworms

Date: 08 Oct 2006

Time: 08:52:06

COMMENTS

Excellent work! Maybe it is hard to find something pleasant for me, but in fact there are the things like your site, bringing a sheer pleasure! -------------------------------------------------------------------------

NAME: DON MASTROLIA

EMAIL: PAPABLES2EXCITE.COM

FROM: BOSTON CRUSADERS SENIOR

Date: 15 Oct 2006

Time: 23:54:32

COMMENTS

FOUND YOUR WEB PAGE. JUST STOPPED IN TO SAY HELLO TO FELLOW OLD TIME DRUM CORPS FOLKS.

NAME: Stefan Dox

EMAIL: stefan@msn.com

FROM: Stefan Dox

Date: 21 Oct 2006

Time: 08:43:01

COMMENTS

Your site is on the very high level and includes a lot of very interesting information and was very useful for me.

NAME: Meiko Hedling

EMAIL: doubtfire80@hotmail.com

FROM: Selden Cadets, Lambertville

Date: 07 Nov 2006

Time: 08:10:51

COMMENTS

I see that you don't have a sovie store on the website. I am trying to get a shirt for my friend who works with the Oregon Crusaders a t-shirt size 2x. Would someone please email me on how I can obtain this for him? Thank you.

NAME: Phil & Trudy Crouthamel

EMAIL: prcrouthamel@comcast.net

FROM: ARCHIE, WHERE ELSE.

Date: 10 Nov 2006

Time: 01:37:17

COMMENTS

Just a quick note to all our Musketeer family: Our son, Brian, returned from Iraq on Thursday, November 2, 2006 at 9:15 pm to Fort Campbel, KY, home of the 101st Air Assault Division. We flew down to Kentucky for a week to visit. In that time, we had an oppurtunity to visit with him and his family; We also took a six hour car trip to visit his brother, Chris, stationed at Fort Leonard Wood, MO and spent some time with his family over the past weekend. All in all, it was a nice vacation.

We wish to thank everyone who has asked and prayed for their safe return from Iraq.

Phil & Trudy Crouthamel

NAME: FRED KNISS

EMAIL: S1988@AOL.COM

FROM: LITTLE DEVILS AND BSGK

Date: 25 Nov 2006

Time: 00:04:52

COMMENTS

SAD NEWS BOB SANNA'S 22 YEAR OLD DAUGHTER PASSED AWAY ON TUESDAY NOV 21 AT HOME, THE WAKE WILL BE SUNDAY NITE AT KINGSTON AND KEMP IN TRENTON AND THE FUNERAL ON MONDAY MORNING NOV 27.

NAME: John Duly

EMAIL: duly1@bellsouth.net

FROM: Atlanta

Date: 09 Dec 2006

Time: 16:49:39

COMMENTS

A legend and former Musketeer in the Tri state area of NJ-PA-DEL is in need of our help. He lost his home and belongings in a house fire in NJ. Ray is an instructor with the Yankee Rebels and also a marching member, Ray was the horn istructor with many corps and also a NJA Judge and stills does the band circuit. Pass this on. This is the bank info and the email for information. The Eylers live in Audubon, NJ. Ray's home was the former home of the Bon Bons directors JB and Tess Bernert.

help4ray@yahoo.com.

This family needs help. People are needed to volunteer time to help clean out the house. Monetary donations are being accepted at Susquehanna Patriot Bank by mail or stopping in your local branch.

Mail to:

Susquehanna Patriot Bank PO Box 350 Richwood, NJ 08074

Attn: Nino Mevoli

NAME: Tony O'Toole (Contra)

EMAIL: hfnn@iup.edu

FROM: Media PA

Date: 10 Dec 2006

Time: 22:05:34

COMMENTS

Hey guys, It me Tony. I just wanted to see how it was going and maybe i could come to one of the practices on my winter break. I get out of school next week and have until january 17th! I just wanted to say tht i missed you old guys. Maybe I'll write guys at tune or something.

Happy Holidays, Tony archie Contrabass-arranger

NAME: Alexandra Baum

EMAIL: kirschenmaus@web.de

FROM: Germany

Date: 11 Dec 2006

Time: 06:08:42

COMMENTS

Halli hello!!!! I wish you glad Christmas, a good slide in the new year and super a start for the season 2007. Yours sincerely

Alexandra Baum Heartliner Ludwigshafen Bariton LINE

http://www.alexandras-welt.de.ms

NAME: Don and Susan Follin

EMAIL: DFo9404028@aol.com

FROM: Moorestown NJ

Date: 17 Dec 2006

Time: 14:58:33

COMMENTS

Nice web sight.I sure miss you all and thank you for letting me be part of a great corp. Im hoping to go to the next indoor show. Im sure it will be special. Archie always did put on a goosebump show. Good luck to all of you and have a very Merry Christmas and a great New Year. Don and Susan Follin

NAME: Chuck Moran

EMAIL:

FROM: You know where

Date: 22 Dec 2006

Time: 01:53:33

COMMENTS

Like to wish all my old Archie friends a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. I just finished listening to 1959 Archie(Sound Off),dug out my old tapes. Listened to it 3 times,had to be the best hornline ever.If someone out there hasn't heard Archie from 59' try to get a copy.... AWESOME

NAME: Chuck Moran

EMAIL:

FROM: You know where

Date: 22 Dec 2006

Time: 01:53:33

COMMENTS

Like to wish all my old Archie friends a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. I just finished listening to 1959 Archie(Sound Off),dug out my old tapes. Listened to it 3 times,had to be the best hornline ever.If someone out there hasn't heard Archie from 59' try to get a copy.... AWESOME

 


2007


 

 

NAME: Jim Cossetti

EMAIL: alliancegroupinc@verizon.net

FROM:

Date: 01 Jan 2007

Time: 20:39:08

COMMENTS

Happy New Year to all Musketeers. May 2007 bring all good things to the door of Post 979.

But just one question????......who killed cock robin?

NAME: Wayne Houck

EMAIL: janwayba@hotmail.com

FROM: Hanover,Pa.

Date: 15 Jan 2007

Time: 21:15:58

COMMENTS

Hello!..I use to play with the HANOVER LANCERS from 1948 to 1966,1st SOP then FRENCH HORN.I am no longer active, but still attend some rehearsals and parades. It's hard to get it out of your blood.I enjoyed your web page, and especially the cartoon about the little kid and the bugleman. Old buglers never die, they just loose their LIP. long live DRUMCORPS!! Wayne Houck

NAME: Tony Brown

EMAIL: T1SOP@aol.com

FROM: Audubon, NJ

Date: 16 Jan 2007

Time: 17:21:38

COMMENTS

Hello everyone! I'm just dropping a line to say hello from Diana and myself. We've just recently moved from Gloucester to Audubon back in December. We're really looking forward to Archie's 75th anniversary in 2007. We've had a few rehearsals at the post with over 30 horns and a full drumline in attendance. Our Brass Reunion will be a out door show in September this year. Sounds like we'll be having some DRILL practices in the near future! The corps will be playing alot of our music from the past decades. It's going to be alot of work, but we'll do a great job as always. I'm hoping that I'll see some old friends back at Post 979 this year. Stop by if you haven't been around. Take care. Tony B. CDHSMU'82 AE DSB

NAME: Jeff Welsh

EMAIL: jwelsh1@ibius.jnj.com

FROM: Bala Cynwyd, PA

Date: 22 Jan 2007

Time: 12:07:56

COMMENTS

I really enjoyed reading about the history of Archie! It brings back memories.

NAME: Kathleen M Purner

EMAIL: Docpurner@aol.com

FROM: Glen Mills, Pa. 19342

Date: 09 Feb 2007

Time: 10:20:56

COMMENTS

My mother Jane V Fair was Majorette for the Media Fawns I beleive in 1959-1961. My husband William M Purner Jr played also in the Drum & Bugle Core, I beleive the Ridley Raiders. Any article of either and or pictures would be greatly appreciated. My mother died suddenly on 12-23-06 and the family is having a very difficult time . I thought if I coudl create a memory book for my four brothers and sisters,it would help to see her doing exactly what she loved to do!!! Thanks for any help you might be able to give

NAME: Tony Brown

EMAIL: T1SOP@aol.com

FROM: Audubon, NJ

Date: 12 Feb 2007

Time: 18:09:14

COMMENTS

Hello everyone! We had a great turn out at Archie this past Saturday. I hope this is a continuing trend at post 979. We had 32 horns and about 12 or so in the drumline. We're getting ready for the "Dixie Stinger" 2007, hosted by the Yankee Rebels at Parkville HS once again. We should have a huge corps for the upcoming 75th Anniversary show in September. The "Brass Reunion." It will be a outdoor show at Haverford HS. I hope to see some old friends stop out in the near future. You know who you are! Gotta go and make some calls. Take care! Tony B. CDHSMU'82 AE DSB PA Drum Corps Hall of Fame 2005

NAME: dee dee

EMAIL: deq1957@hotmail.com

FROM: Ansonia, CT

Date: 17 Feb 2007

Time: 01:05:21

COMMENTS

Hi everyone! I am an alumnus of the Seymour Vanguard, derby Cyclones, New Haven Emerald Cadets and the Garfield Cadets of Garfield NJ. I am looking for a web site for Moe Knox Photography. All links I have found don't work..Any help out there??

NAME: Phil Voelker

EMAIL: philvo@mfe.bz

FROM: Baltimore

Date: 22 Feb 2007

Time: 15:05:59

COMMENTS

Enjoyed your website and your news schedule. I am most interested in your 75th Anniversary. When and where will it be celebrated. I have not been around Drum Corps for about 10 years. Marched in 1958-1961 with St. James & Dundalk Cadets. Thank you for any info! Best of Luck and much success with your 75th Celebration. Phil

NAME: Jim Cossetti

EMAIL: alliancegroupinc@verizon.net

FROM:

Date: 23 Feb 2007

Time: 09:56:16

COMMENTS

I just received news that one of the giants in the activity and rudimental drumming, Bill Reamer, passed away last evening. He had been under hospice care for some time.

Bill was a singular talent and a fine gentleman. He will be missed.

God Bless You and Keep You Bill

NAME: Bea

EMAIL: beagustafson@comcast.net

FROM: Maryland

Date: 23 Feb 2007

Time: 11:02:32

COMMENTS

Just wanted to let you know that Bill Reamer passed away last night 2/22/07. Cards can be sent to Irene Reamer 100 Geranium ct. New Holland, Pa 17557-9492

NAME: Phil & Trudy Crouthamel

EMAIL: prcrouthamel@comcast.net

FROM: ARCHIE-WWhere else?

Date: 02 Mar 2007

Time: 10:33:34

COMMENTS

Just a note to let everyone know that our son, Christopher, will be redeploying to Iraq, for a third time sometime in July. Please keep him in your toughts and prayers. Chris joined to Army to make a career of it and is actually looking forward to deployment. He feels that the mission is unfinished and will do what he can to bring it to a successful conclusion. Please remember, what you read and see in the media is NOT reported as it happens in the REAL world.

NAME: Paul Flaherty (Flabo)

EMAIL: SKEK59@aol.com

FROM: St Kevins

Date: 02 Mar 2007

Time: 18:15:51

COMMENTS

NAME: John Nardi

EMAIL: nardi311@comcast.net

FROM: Commander, American Legion Post 356, Narberth, PA

Date: 22 Mar 2007

Time: 08:23:50

COMMENTS

If possible, I wwould like to see if you would consider participating in our annual Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 28th. I know you are scheduled for the Upper Darby Parade at 12 noon. Our parade starts at 9:30 am and is approximately 1.3 miles long, only 1 small hill, the rest is all level ground. The whole parade is over in approx. 1-1/4 hours. I would like to talk to you about this and find out what your procedure is and cost, if any. Please get back to me, my phone number is 610-664-5504, my cell phone is 610-637-3848 and my e-mail is: nardi311@comcast.net Thank you!

NAME: Chuck Moran

EMAIL:

FROM: You know where

Date: 02 Apr 2007

Time: 00:30:42

COMMENTS

Great job at the Stinger.Ya'll "Blew My Face Off" with Stripes and Rampart Street. Was a joy too see everyone again. Good luck with the 75th Anniversary show in Sept. Sorry gang,but my playing days are long gone.

NAME: Tony Brown

EMAIL: T1SOP@aol.com

FROM: Audubon, NJ

Date: 02 Apr 2007

Time: 13:04:15

COMMENTS

Hello everyone! We just had our first indoor show of the season and it went very well. Thanks again to our hosts the Yankee-Rebels of Baltimore,MD. It was a great show if you missed it. My personal highligt was the US Marine Corps performance. The Marines played a James Bond medley that was fantastic. Their soprano soloists were also very impressive. "Archie" is celebrating our 75th Anniversary this year and we played some of our book at the Dixie Stinger. We have alot more in store for our fans in the coming months! We were also glad that we could "Blow Your Face Off!" Chuck Moran! See you all at the post this Friday.

Tony B. CDHSMU'82 AE DSB PADCHOF 2005

NAME: Wendy Capra

EMAIL: njbuggirl73@hotmail.com

FROM: Gloucester City, NJ

Date: 03 Apr 2007

Time: 22:17:28

COMMENTS

Hey, if anyone is interested in helping the Crossmen Drum and Bugle Corps this summer. Please feel free to check out the alumni web-site. We are asking anyone that is a Crossmen friend,family, or alumni to help the kids get to California for finals this year. The kids could really use everyone's help. Thank you for your support.

www.crossmenalumni.net

All donations go directly to the alumni and are presented to members of the corps that are in need for their summer tour tuition.

Thank you, Wendy Capra Crossmen Alumni 90-93 Crossmen 90's Alumni Rep

www.crossmenalumni.net

NAME: Ray Schofield

EMAIL: Rschofield@yea.org

FROM: Allentown PA

Date: 06 Apr 2007

Time: 12:16:54

COMMENTS

Hello! I am working with the Cadets and Crossmen, who are running drum corps shows at Westminster MD on June 29 and Giants Stadium on June 30 (Phantom Regiment, Cadets, Carolina Crown and others) and July 9 at Hershey (Blue Devils, Troopers and more). I know that many of your members have attended these shows in past years.

We have reserved a block of seats for alumni and drum corps groups. You can purchase tickets individually but be seated together at the shows. All the advantages of a group but no one needs to handle money and deal with the aggravation::-)

If you want to check out the way this works, go to www.yea.org/groups

Ray Schofield Event Department

NAME: Phil Voelker

EMAIL: philvo@mfe.bz

FROM: Baltimore, Md.

Date: 30 Apr 2007

Time: 14:44:46

COMMENTS

I am a former member of both St. James D&B and the Yankee Rebels. I travelled with Archie in 1962 to Boston, Mass. Was friends with Whitey Roberts, Ed Gerace, and many others in the Archie Organization - all great people! I am most interested in your 75th Anniversary. When are you celebrating and where? Please reply to my email address. Many thanks! Phil Voelker

NAME: Ray Fallon

EMAIL: ray_fallon@comcast.net

FROM: A long time ago, in a Galaxy far far away...

Date: 27 May 2007

Time: 10:09:05

COMMENTS

Tomorrow is Memorial Day. I'm sort of speechless after browsing through all the pictures, etc. (I'm sure a number of you wish I could have been speechless at any given rehearsal). It's good to know that after all this time, all those places, all those incredible people, the memories live on.

NAME: Tony Brown

EMAIL: T1SOP@aol,com

FROM: Audubon, NJ

Date: 29 May 2007

Time: 18:05:02

COMMENTS

Hello everyone! How is your summer going so far? Archie just did a Memorial Day parade in Narberth,PA yesterday and then went back to Post 979 for the annual ceremonies. We had the company of the Reilly Raiders at the parade and it was nice to see alot of my friends in green before we shoved off. Some of the "Green Guys" stopped back to the post for a couple of beers and some really great food. Diana and I were especially proud that our granddaughter, Kayla, marched with us for the first time with our corps banner. She can't wait for next week's Elks Parade in Wildwood, NJ! We've got some new blood going into our 75th Anniversary celebration this September. I hope that she'll enjoy being a "Musketeer" as much as Diana and myself. Maybe a few of her friends from Audubon HS Band will want to join the corps and have some fun. We'd like to keep the tradition going long into the future!

Have a great day! Tony B. CDHSMU'82 AE DSB PADCHOF 2005

NAME: Tom Rimer

EMAIL: twr2244@aol.com

FROM: Originally - Verona PA

Date: 31 May 2007

Time: 06:41:34

COMMENTS

Played snare with the Vern Acklin Cavaliers Sr. Drum & Bugle Corps from Verona PA - 1960 thru 1975.

NAME: MICHELE MCMORROW FOOTE

EMAIL: micheleafoote@verizon.net

FROM: Audubon Bon Bons '61-"65

Date: 29 Jun 2007

Time: 19:18:53

COMMENTS

NAME: Phil and Trudy Crouthamel

EMAIL: prcrouthamel@comcast.net

FROM: ARCHIE; Where Else?

Date: 01 Jul 2007

Time: 01:22:00

COMMENTS

Today after the parade in Havre De Grace, our son Christopher called us with good news. He has been assigned a Recruiting position starting August 6, which means he will not be redeploying to Iraq.

As for Brian, he will deploy to Afghanistan sometime in April with the 101st Air Assault Division. This will be his second overseas tour. He is hoping for a Drill Sergeant position upon his return.

To all who have asked and prayed for our 2 hero sons, we whank you all from the bottom of our hearts.

AFO/OFA Phil & Trudy

NAME: John Joness

EMAIL: johnnye@rogers.com

FROM: DCAT

Date: 13 Jul 2007

Time: 07:02:44

COMMENTS

NAME: Richard Garreffa

EMAIL: richard218@bellsouth.net

FROM: Boca Raton, Florida

Date: 14 Jul 2007

Time: 08:34:24

COMMENTS

Hello everyone, Looking forward to the brass reunion on September 15th 2007. Hopefully I will bump into some friends of the past Jerry Foster, Don Brill and John Tully. Jerry, Don and I traveled from north Jersey back in 1967, 68, 69.

NAME: jack cassidy sr.

EMAIL: jecass@ptd.net

FROM: palmerton pa

Date: 22 Jul 2007

Time: 11:04:42

COMMENTS

Check out the new Bracken Cadets website at www.brackencavaliers.com and lets communicate. We could use some help with horn players so how about helping us spread the word. Thank you,Jack Sr.

NAME: Tom Breen

EMAIL: brooklynunited@nyc.rr.com

FROM: BROOKLYN USA

Date: 25 Jul 2007

Time: 07:48:34

COMMENTS

Hey Friends......

Brooklyn United Alumni need your help. We'd love for you to sit in with us @ stage show October 20th. Music on Kickin Brass & drum Notes pages. Directions on schedule page. Practice Mountainside Elks, Mountainside New Jersey > Saturday Noon till 5pm July 28th. Thanks Tom Breen B.U. Director

NAME: Jack Cassidy, Jr.

EMAIL: jx31c@hotmail.com

FROM: bracken, black diamond

Date: 29 Jul 2007

Time: 17:14:58

COMMENTS

Hi, I know that Jim and Pat mentioned that some people are looking for my Dad, Jack Cassidy, Sr. Please email me at the email address above about the banquet, I would like to surprise him with the trip. Thank you for your fond memories that you shared with me when I saw Jim and Pat in Wildwood, and for offering us such good wishes about the Bracken Alumni corps that has started, new horns, new drums, it is very exciting, and best of all, I get to drum with my Dad. Thanks ~Jack Jr.

NAME: bill yoho

EMAIL: wheeza@comcast.net

FROM: beaver falls,pa.

Date: 30 Jul 2007

Time: 14:47:46

COMMENTS

was with pitt. rockets from 68 to 74 amd allso 77. started the silver sabers of beaver co. the corp lasted for 12 years. some of us in pitt. have a club called Valve & roders forever allso g bugles forever

NAME: Debbie OBrien

EMAIL: doinoc@comcast.net

FROM: New Jersey shore

Date: 03 Aug 2007

Time: 20:20:38

COMMENTS

My dad was a musketeer back in the early 50's He was a lead trumpet at one time. I was wondering if you have an arhcive of the history of the corp. His name was Don Laurelli. another guy dad played with was Bernie Blum (Drums) Any info out there??

NAME: Debbie(Laurelli) OBrien

EMAIL: doinoc@comcast.net

FROM: South Jersey shore

Date: 11 Aug 2007

Time: 11:49:30

COMMENTS

Thank you to all who responded to me. To Bill for the kind words you had about my dad. Would love to hear more stories about these times. My brother and I are hoping to come to the reunion. I'm still trying to dig out the scrapbook and will post what I find. Good luck Jersey Surf!!

NAME: Joe Calafiore

EMAIL: josephcalafiore@comcast.net

FROM: Snare drummer from the Floyd Bennett Golden Eagles (Jr.-D&B) Brooklyn, NY-from its inception to the early sixties;

Date: 15 Aug 2007

Time: 20:29:43

COMMENTS

Reading the "Archie" history brought back many, many memories. I remember vividly-once drum corps gets in your blood it never leaves. A bunch of us from the old corps still communicate and are looking for to another reunion next season. Many belong to Alumni coprs up in the northeast. Thanks for the memories. Good Luck and keep up to the beat! Joe C.

NAME: Ray Fallon

EMAIL: ray_fallon@comcast.net

FROM: Outer Space

Date: 17 Aug 2007

Time: 00:33:05

COMMENTS

Hi guys... I miss you all (yes Eileen, all). Hope to see you at the Brass Reunion.

NAME: Thomas A."Bert" Taylor

EMAIL: ttaylor@co.cape-may.nj.us

FROM: N. Cape May, NJ.

Date: 20 Aug 2007

Time: 15:54:17

COMMENTS

Grate Job At Reilly's Show Hope To See You All Soon Bert

NAME: Tony Brown

EMAIL: T1SOP@ Verizon.net

FROM: Audubon, NJ

Date: 20 Aug 2007

Time: 20:33:48

COMMENTS

Hello everyone! I just want to drop a line to thank the Reilly Raiders for putting on another great "Shamrock Festival"! The show was once again at Hatboro-Horsham HS. Archie performed with the Yankee Rebels, Skyliners Alumni, Blessed Sacrament, The Hitmen, and of course the Reilly Raiders. Sorry if I forgot anyone. I'm having those "SENIOR CORPS MOMENTS" since turning 43 a few weeks back! LOL! My personal highlight was having my dear friend Jamie Walton, USMC up on stage playing lead soprano with us once again. I received a phone call before rehearsal on Friday nite from Jamie and he said "I'll see you at the post in a few minutes." I thought he was pulling my leg. Diana and I first met "Squirt" when he was only 14 years old at the Charles Young Post in Philly. We could see that he was a very talented young man playing trumpet and a freshmen at the HS for Performing Arts. He wanted to see for himself what Diana an I were always bringing up in conversations we had about drum corps. He joined "Archie" that night and played mellophone in the hornline untill he left for Parris Island and his present employer. He's married with two children now and re-locating to Virginia. I'm still trying to get used to him with a beer in his hand at the post. Yes, I am getting old. Tony B. CDHSMU'82 AE DSB PADCHOF 2005

NAME: Jim Cossetti

EMAIL:

FROM:

Date: 30 Aug 2007

Time: 13:52:11

COMMENTS

Good to hear that 'Squirt' showed up and may be moving to Virginia. That means I know where he'll be stationed and it's a lot closer than waaaaaay down south. I had the pleasure of a visit from Jamie and his family enroute to his current duty station and wait 'til Dot hears that he's got another little one.

As for the post about Don Laurelli....Don was a member of the 'Alumni' corps from '75 to I don't remember when. I tracked him down and also tried to find Bernie Blum with no success.

Sorry that I can't make the Brass Reunion. I told Mark when the date was set that I will be judging starting the weekend after DCA and by golly I'm working every weekend up to championships.

With me, Dot, Kristen (now married) and Jamie as alumnae we have a few years of dedication to look back on. To have 'Pop' join the corps a month after me in '62 and to have the pleasure of playing in the same line as him all those years is a cherished memory.

One thing I've been able to get across to the groups that I've taught or continue to teach (Crossmen Xtreme) is that the corps motto means so much. I live by it and encourage all true Musketeers to make it a daily remembrance.

Jim

NAME: Anita

EMAIL: modelts@webvenues.net

FROM: Bucks County

Date: 03 Sep 2007

Time: 12:40:39

COMMENTS

Is there a phone number available to get details on tickets for the Brass Reunion? Thank you

NAME: Tom Breen

EMAIL: brooklynunited@nyc.rr.com

FROM: Brooklyn USA

Date: 04 Sep 2007

Time: 07:13:58

COMMENTS

Brooklyn United will hold it next practice @ the Mountainside Elks Mountainside New Jersey Saturday September 22nd Noon till 5pm. We could use a hand filling out ALL sections for upcoming stage show Music Under The Bridge Saturday October 20th 5pm. Tickets still only $10 & if you purchase 25 you will recieve 4 FREE. Bucky & Wes will be on hand to instruct so give me a heads up if you can join us or need to know what sections we need covered. Music can be printed at Kickin Brass & Drum Notes pages. Directions can be found on schedule page. www.BrooklynUnited.org. The B.U. crew will be @ practice Sept 8th & join your ranks for the Brass Reunion. See ya then . Tom Breen B.U. Director

NAME: Stanley Oleksik,Sr.

EMAIL: sjproductions@verizon.net

FROM: Newport News, VA

Date: 04 Sep 2007

Time: 11:25:17

COMMENTS

Hi, I am a former member of the Utica Executives Drum and Bugle Corps. I loved your music and uniforms. Would like to see those days back again, but not possible. Stan

NAME: JEFF WATTERS

EMAIL: WEDGEH2OS@msn

FROM: ERIE,PA

Date: 05 Sep 2007

Time: 11:28:08

COMMENTS

JUST WANTED TO SAY THAT THIS PAST WEEKEND AT DCA'S I PICKED UP THE 59,SOUND OFF ALBUM.AND IT SOUNDS JUST AS GOOD NOW AS IT DID WHEN I WOULD LISTEN TO MY DAD'S RECORDS BACK THEN.

NAME: chris o'loughlin

EMAIL: chrsoloughlin@yahoo.co.uk

FROM: Gallaway, Ireland

Date: 06 Sep 2007

Time: 22:16:01

COMMENTS

NAME: Fred Eckman

EMAIL:

FROM: Uppe Darby, PA

Date: 08 Sep 2007

Time: 14:51:55

COMMENTS

I used to be a member many moons ago. I moved to Texas and moved back again but haven't thought about playing until I recently saw the 'ol group playing in a parade. I would love the opportunity to get back involved. Please contact me so I can join again. Thanks, Frederick Eckman I can be reached on my cell phone 610-745-7637 or at my house 610-446-5949.

NAME: howard payne

EMAIL: dabcsh@yahoo.com

FROM: chicago

Date: 13 Sep 2007

Time: 12:49:15

COMMENTS

all for one and one for all. to the members past and present, i hope that the 75th ann. show is all that it is going to be. i wish that i could be there for it. but my prayers and blessings are with you all. have fun and enjoy it.

NAME: hiutopor

EMAIL: hiutopor@ramireschat.com

FROM: hiutopor

Date: 15 Sep 2007

Time: 13:21:01

COMMENTS

Hello

Very interesting information! Thanks!

G'night

NAME: Thomas Al " BERT " Taylor

EMAIL: ginger10@dandy.net - OR - ttaylor@co.cape-may.nj.us.

FROM: N. Cape May, Nj.

Date: 16 Sep 2007

Time: 12:53:32

COMMENTS

9/15/07 Another Grate Day of Fun With Frands, More To Come.

NAME: Tony Brown

EMAIL: T1SOP@aol.com

FROM: Audubon, NJ

Date: 16 Sep 2007

Time: 14:49:24

COMMENTS

Hello everyone! Just want to thank all of you for helping Archie celebrate or 75th anniversary this past weekend. It was a thrill to be a small part of what went on at the post and at Haverford HS field. The "Parade of Drum Corps History" was something that I've never seen at a show before. To think that our "hobby", started back in the 19th century still blows my mind. It was neat to see all of our alumni who could be there at the font of the stands singing "We are the Musketeers!" as a family. I met a few of the members of the original corps from the 1930's and the both told me that they are so proud that we are still performing for the crowds like they did when they were kids! Thanks to Lambertville, Saint Kevins, Blessed Sacrament, Yankee Rebels, and of course The Reilly Raiders for marching past us in review. It was almost like sitting with my grandfather watching old home movies of "The Dream" contests, but with color and sound. My grand parents were involved with the Yearsley Post Blackhawks from the Germantown neighborhood in Philadelphia, in the 1950's. My first corps was PAL in 1978, led by Jimmy Bell of the Reilly Raiders. I've also had the honor of being a member of the Cardinal Dougherty HS Band from '78-'82. At a CD Alumni Band rehearsal back in 1992, I was asked by Mike Williams if I would like to join Archer-Epler. My uncle, Charlie Dreher had been a member since 1962, I was a little unsure about going back to playing a horn again but I'm glad I did. I would not have met Diana or the many new friends over the years. "Archie" really is my second family.

Thanks again, Tony B CDHSMU'82 AE DSB PADCHOF 2005

NAME: Tony Brown

EMAIL: T1SOP@aol.com

FROM: Audubon, NJ

Date: 17 Sep 2007

Time: 09:05:36

COMMENTS

Hello everone! After reading my last posting I realized that I had not mentioned that the Steel City Ambassadores from the greater Pittsburgh area also were on hand at this years Brass Reunion Show. Sorry guys. A few of their members play with Archer-Epler a couple of times each year. Thanks for driving almost 400 miles each way to rehearsal. That is certainly corps loyalty at it's best. Once again, my bad! Tony B. CDHSMU'82 AE DSB PADCHOF 2005

NAME: Robbie Ellis

EMAIL: robellis@comcast.net

FROM: Philadelphia, Pa.

Date: 17 Sep 2007

Time: 18:29:39

COMMENTS

Archie, you were terrific this weekend! Thank you for a weekend of fun and camaraderie. I enjoyed the atmosphere surrounding the whole event with made-to-order weather. It was a pleasure to play once again around the track with Archie and it was a day to remember. Ya did good!

Robbie Ellis, Yankee Rebels Alumni Archer Epler Soprano, 1986-1994, 1998-2006

NAME: Bobby Menear

EMAIL: rmenear@alltel.net

FROM: Steel City Ambassadors, Pittsburgh, Pa

Date: 17 Sep 2007

Time: 18:38:27

COMMENTS

I would like to thank Archie for inviting us to their 75th Anniversary Show. We certainly enjoyed ourselves before and after the show. It's always a priviledge to visit the Post Home and look at all the Drum Corps History on display. I would like to personally thank Archie for their 75 year's of excellence. I first saw the corps in 1958 during my first outing with my high school band in 7th grade during the VFW Championships in Harrisburg, Pa. Our band director took us to the Jr.-Sr. corps show that evening and I was just blown away. I said I want to be a part of this sometime. Eleven years later I was a lead with Hawthorne while serving in the Navy Band. I can't imagine how many other musicians today were motivated by shows like that. Keep up the proud tradition Musketeers, "One for All, and All for One." Bobby Menear Horn Instructor/Arranger Steel City Ambassadors

NAME: David Orant

EMAIL: thetugboat93@yahoo.com

FROM: Wilmington, Delaware

Date: 18 Sep 2007

Time: 01:33:47

COMMENTS

To everyone who came and played and saw us all play, from the bottom of my heart, thanks!!! I had goosebumps and was honored to take part in this show. I love my fellow quad players, John and Bea..you guys are the best! I found this on YouTube and thought you all might enjoy it!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KuxA1q_GWsA

NAME: Mel Brady

EMAIL: unchained_melodee@yahoo.com

FROM: Perth, Western Australia

Date: 18 Sep 2007

Time: 04:31:37

COMMENTS

G'Day. I was born in Delaware and my father, Dee Bixler was a Musketeer from the late 40's, 50's and when they reformed in the mid '70s. I marched with my dad in the Philly Bicentennial Parade on July 4, 1976 when I was 18. Drum and Bugle corps are only seen here in old movies. I'm so thankful I found your site. Archie Forever, Mates!

NAME: Jean Carney

EMAIL: jmc52@comcast.net

FROM: Archie

Date: 18 Sep 2007

Time: 09:03:10

COMMENTS

Just wanted to say what a great time I had at the 75th anniversary show. All the corps put on a good show and it was nice to see some old faces just sorry the gang from the 80's could not attend. As usual Archie good job and good party. For anyone who did not attend you missed a good time. Jeanie

NAME: Bea

EMAIL: redhalo0307@hotmail.com

FROM: Collingswood/Archer Epler

Date: 20 Sep 2007

Time: 16:58:44

COMMENTS

I wanted to thank all of you for a memorable weekend. It was a beautiful day from the weather down to the very last note played. I will never forget it and glad to have been a part of it. See y'all at the next practice.

NAME: Nansee Fuller Williams

EMAIL: nanseew@gmail.com

FROM: Tennessee

Date: 20 Sep 2007

Time: 20:47:32

COMMENTS

Thanks to all the members and officers for a great reunion last Saturday. My Dad, Walt Fuller, would have been so proud of all of Archies accomplishments. Continued success to you all. My Best, Nansee Fuller Williams, Daughter of Walt Fuller.

NAME: Richard Garreffa

EMAIL: richard218@bellsouth.net

FROM: Boca Raton, Florida

Date: 24 Sep 2007

Time: 07:59:02

COMMENTS

Hello everyone ….. What a wonderful weekend for the 75th reunion…. Weather was perfect…. First time back for me in 40 years…. Just great memories…. Good to see wonderful friends and reminisce the years gone by…… For all that where instrumental in putting the reunion together, all of you did an outstanding job…. I will be looking forward to the next reunion and or the next get together….

NAME: Duke Keller

EMAIL: dkellfina@aol.com

FROM: New Jersey

Date: 03 Oct 2007

Time: 22:16:53

COMMENTS

I was a member of the Jersey Raiders American Legion Jr.Band in the late 1950's. We tried the drum corp route but it failed. But, I always followed the Raiders, the Caballeros, the Skyliners and, of course, the Muskateers. I am trying to get a YMCA "kazoo and drum corp" organized for Christmas parades to recognize the contribution to our community that the YMCA has given to our community. It will have one drummer, six kazoos and one American flag. While it will not be pretty, it will be in the spirit of perhaps the greatest of competitive efforts- Drum and Bugle Corps.

Sincerely,

Duke Keller Jersey Raiders 1954-1957.

NAME: Ray Fallon

EMAIL: ray_fallon@comcast.net

FROM: Mars

Date: 21 Oct 2007

Time: 19:12:16

COMMENTS

I was just reading all the comments about the Reunion. My favorite was the guy who wished in advance that the event would be all that it would be. I'm calling this guy before I bet on football games. It's good to see Jeanie Carney dropping a line. I miss Bobby. He was a giant of a midget. You know what I mean. I'm sorry I couldn't make it. Don't ask. Normal Ray stuff. My life is what caused the terms SNAFU and FUBAR to be coined. Miss you all. Ray

NAME: Me Again

EMAIL: ray_fallon@comcast.net

FROM: still on Mars

Date: 21 Oct 2007

Time: 19:22:51

COMMENTS

Couple of quick things - there's a "personal note" from November 11th that Tony Brown is going to be in the hospital in a month. Is this from Nostradamus? Any chance this was actually October? Hope Tony is well. Also I got scared scanning the pictures page because there's a caption there about being from Mike William's memory banks and my brain scanned it as "In Memory of Mike Williams." My heart almost stopped. You guys.....

NAME: Jim Cossetti

EMAIL: jimguido@verizon.net

FROM: in a galaxy far, far away

Date: 04 Nov 2007

Time: 10:35:37

COMMENTS

Good to see Ramon Fallone posting. Remember well that he was the guy who told me to ask the 'gang' hanging at the gas station in Newark, NJ "su madre es puta"....meaning 'how do we get to the college'?

NAME: John F. Robinson

EMAIL: robo3849@aol.com

FROM: Braintree Mass.

Date: 06 Nov 2007

Time: 16:31:06

COMMENTS

Great site. I'm a former member of St. Anthony's Diamondaires of Allston (Boston) Mass. 1963 Eastern Mass. Class A2 Champions.

NAME: Bob Hanson

EMAIL: lighterman@Verizon.Net

FROM: Harrisburg, Pa.

Date: 09 Nov 2007

Time: 07:54:48

COMMENTS

I now live in Florida, but originally from Pa. Had been a member of the old Privaters in the 50's and later the Westshormen. Durng the year 1960, your Corps played the music from the King and I and I amj wondering if there are any recordings of that, that I might purchase. I certainly whould appreciate any infomation in that regard. Always liked the Muskateers.

NAME: Richard Garreffa

EMAIL: richard218@bellsouth.net

FROM: Boca Raton, Florida

Date: 19 Nov 2007

Time: 06:39:22

COMMENTS

Hello Everyone….. Want to wish all of the Archie family a Happy and Healthy Thanksgiving …..

NAME: Phil Crouthamel

EMAIL: prcrouthamel@comcast.net

FROM: ARCHIE-WHERE ELSE?

Date: 21 Nov 2007

Time: 01:12:21

COMMENTS

Hi Gang!

Just to let everyone know that I finally had my left knee surgery on Nov 12th and that I came home on Nov 15th. I will be doing a lot of home therapy and hope to be back in action no later than February. And to let people know, "IT HURTS LIKE HELL!!!!". But good pain killers and hard work and I'll be marching again. I will see everybody sometime in January or February.

Everyone have a safe and Happy Thanksgiving.

Phil

AFO/OFA

NAME: Charlie Gindle

EMAIL: c.gindle@yahoo.comVa B

FROM: Va BCH Va

Date: 21 Nov 2007

Time: 14:20:34

COMMENTS

After being out of contact for so long it was nice to find the page.The bad thing is I'm saddened by the number of friends I played alongsie of that are not with us anymore.My thoughts and prayers go out to all their famlies.

NAME: Kevin McDermott

EMAIL: crossmencorps30@optonline.net

FROM: Hamilton, New Jersey

Date: 24 Nov 2007

Time: 02:54:34

COMMENTS

It's been 2 years today since we lost our Bobby Carney. I still miss you Bobby & will never forget you. I still catch myself picking up the phone to call the shop.....we all love you Bobby....so...been listening to the unbelievable 1978 AE corps at the Dream. Wow! What a show. What a sound. What a great bunch of folks...it'll be 30 years this upcoming summer....Bobby Carney always thought the 78 corps should have been put into the Hall of Fame. I think he was right considering what has happened to the entire alumni corps movement & what was accomplished by the 78 Musketeers.......anyway......take care all & love yiz!!!!

NAME: Mary Ward Utterback

EMAIL: mewu@ameritech.net

FROM: Daughter of Tom & Nan Ward

Date: 25 Nov 2007

Time: 18:00:27

COMMENTS

Congratulations to all, the founders who remain and those who carry on the dream.I found the site by accident.. What wonderful memories!!! I was 12 when the Ward family first walked into the old 979 post home. Over the stage at the far end of the room was a banner that said "ON TO SHAMOKIN" I am not sure whether that was a leftover reminder of the previous VFW PA STATE CONVENTION or whether it was for the upcoming one. My brothers were Newton,8,a bugler, and David 10, a snare drummer. With my Mother and Dad [Tom and Nan Ward] my baby sister Nancy and I, we were involved in the Corps from that moment on. Current uniforms were dark pants, a white shirt , Sam Brown belt and an overseas cap. Raising funds in multiple ways for real uniforms, the acquisition and repair of an old school bus , [Old Betsy ] for transportation and the hiring of Mr Walter Fuller for the music to accompany George Ritchie"s precision marching and manuevering set the tone. Music instructors were usually volunteers, familiar with the army use of the D & G bugles which could produce only limited tunes. Somewhere my mother learned about Mr Fuller from a friend and also the fact that his father had been an arranger for John Philips Sousa.She and Dad guaranteed to raise the funds for his salary, and they prevailed upon the Corps to hire the skilled young teacher, and with valve bugles, his training and his music the Champion Corps was born. I have so many memories, of 70 uniforms on racks in our living room for repairs, buttons, resizing etc, Archer Epler Punch, walking the sidewalk alongside the parading corps, company fronts that were scary, inspections, deadlines , practices, stadiums, fair, carnivals, road trips, equipment checks, schedules, even bedbugs on one overnight stay, competitions for solo drummers and buglers, quartets, color guard drills on, and on. I joined the Navy in 1944, and never lived in the Philadelphia area again, but did get back for some of the Musketeer activities in the fifties when my brothers were active. Great to say Hello. Mary Ward Utterback Lake Bluff, Illinois

NAME: Don Horvath

EMAIL: horvathdon@yahoo.com

FROM: C.M.C.H New Jersey

Date: 26 Nov 2007

Time: 19:44:34

COMMENTS

Glad i came across the website very interesting.

NAME: arthur norris

EMAIL: artnorr@aol.com

FROM: originally bridgeport cy

Date: 02 Dec 2007

Time: 17:13:59

COMMENTS

just looking up milford shoreliner do u remember the gus from bpt., tom nate larry clyde duggie.bobby george and a few more we were there in63-65 i think how are the polizzi boys

NAME: Patrick W. Taylor

EMAIL: parktaylor@comcast.net

FROM: Baltimore, Maryland

Date: 02 Dec 2007

Time: 20:59:21

COMMENTS

On 30 November 2007 at 07:57 Kit delivered a 7lb 7oz 201/2 inch baby girl Her name is Caitlyne Belle Taylor Kit and Caitlyne are doing well and are coming home tommorow. Congrats on a job well done Mommie

Patrick,Kit,Rian,Ashlynn and Caitlyne Taylor

NAME: Harry Sharp

EMAIL: atlastwedidit@aol.com

FROM: Hollywood Florida

Date: 05 Dec 2007

Time: 10:39:05

COMMENTS

Help!!! I received raffle tickets in the mail and want to send them back with a check, BUT, I don't have an address to send them to. Please advise..... also, from a member of Archie"s drumline from 1958 thru 1964, Happy Holidays to all and a super seuccessful 2008!!!!!

NAME: Bert Taylor

EMAIL: ttaylor@co.cape-may.nj.us

FROM: N. Cape May Nj

Date: 12 Dec 2007

Time: 01:24:04

COMMENTS

Mark, JIM Cossetti & All Musketeers & Family's Merry Christmas & A Happy Healthy & Prosperous New Year' From The Taylors

NAME: charlie gindle

EMAIL: c.gindle@yahoo.com

FROM: VaBch Va

Date: 19 Dec 2007

Time: 18:43:54

COMMENTS

just wanted to wish everyone in the Archie family a happy holiday season and all the best in the new year.feel free to drop an email charlie

NAME: Lauren Ellis

EMAIL: laurenell@qwest.net

FROM: Glendale, Arizona

Date: 20 Dec 2007

Time: 11:55:48

COMMENTS

Let's hear it for our generation. I am originally from Bpt. CT. and had family members in The Buccaneers back in the 50's. My cousin Diana Paoletto and her husband Richard are in the Park City Pride now. Who said that "you can never go home."

Stay healthy, strong and young at heart.

Lauren [Pacelli] Ellis

NAME: Richard "Richie"Garreffa

EMAIL: richard218@bellsouth.net

FROM: Boca Raton, Florida

Date: 24 Dec 2007

Time: 14:38:32

COMMENTS

To the entire Archer Epler "Musketeers" family Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

NAME: Randy Bickford

EMAIL: runningme1@metrocast.net

FROM: Franklin,N.H.

Date: 26 Dec 2007

Time: 16:13:34

COMMENTS

nice to see your site.When got the drum corps bug(1963)my brother was in the Tilton 49ers from Tilton n.h. He brought home a record with 5 or 6 corps on it and the one that i really liked and stayed in my heart was the Archer Epler Musketeers. What a memory!!!! Thanks. I come from a big drum corps family my brother David played bugle/Doug played snare/ Dennis was drum major/Richard played bugle/ Linder was co-capt of the color-Guard and Treasa was on riffle. SO you can see that we really loved the Drum Corps life.Just a few of drum corps that i marched with over my years,I'm 53 now and still follow corps.Tilton 49ers/Hannan's marauder of Franklin, n.h./ citiation of mass./ Rochester Graniteers of n.h./ and i formed a corps from Tilton n.h. in 1975 called the Inland raiders junior corps. thanks for having a great site for us drum corps nuts to go to and bring back some of our memories. This was sweet. Randy Bickford

NAME: Kristin

EMAIL: mellochick69@hotmail.com

FROM: Bridgemen

Date: 28 Dec 2007

Time: 10:15:47

COMMENTS

For anyone interested in competing, just thought I would post this, it is for Bridgemen and will be held in Bayonne. Just wanted to put the opportunity out there for all to see.

DRUM FEST: This year we will be hosting a I & E/mini corps competition on March 15th, starting at 4:00 p.m. If you know of anyone in another corps that might be interested in doing it, please email John Yurkin at (jty@yurkin.com) or me. The cost to compete is free and we will be charging $7.00 for people to watch. We will be exhibition at the end of the show and looks like we will have about 5 mini corps.

 


2008


 

 

Happy New Year "2008"

NAME: harry/ginny

EMAIL: ginnyharl@bellsouth.net

FROM: boynton beach fl.

Date: 01 Jan 2008

Time: 02:06:09

COMMENTS

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2008:hope the new year finds everyone in good health and happyness.may we all find what ever we are looking or hoping for in the new year.

NAME: CHARLIE GINDLE

EMAIL: C.GINDLE@YAHOO.COM

FROM: VA. BCH VA.

Date: 02 Jan 2008

Time: 05:25:01

COMMENTS

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ONE AND ALL.MAY IT BE FULL OF HEALTH AND PROSPERITY AND GOOD LUCK.

NAME: Richie Tochterman

EMAIL: rtoch@frontiernet.net

FROM: Augusta,West Virginia

Date: 02 Jan 2008

Time: 15:23:23

COMMENTS

I just saw that Cathys' mom passed away.My WIFE AND I WOULD LIKE TO EXPRESS OUR HEARTFELT CONDOLENCES. CATHY IS A VERY SPECIAL PERSON AND A DEAR FRIEND.

RICHARD TOCHTERMAN AND LINDA CASPER

NAME: harry mc cauley

EMAIL: ginnyharl@bellsouth.net

FROM: boynton beach fl.

Date: 08 Jan 2008

Time: 15:17:43

COMMENTS

NAME: HARRY MC CAULEY

EMAIL: GINNYHARL@BELLSOUTH.NET

FROM: BOYNTON BEACH FL.

Date: 09 Jan 2008

Time: 02:23:45

COMMENTS

I FEEL GOOD BEING OLD: SOMETIME I DESPAIR OVER MY BODY,THE WRINKLES,THE BAGGY EYES,AND EVEN THE SAGGY BUTT.OFTEN I AM TAKEN ABACK BY THAT OLD PERSON THAT LIVES IN MY MIRROR,BUT I DON'T AGONIZE OVER THOSE THINGS FOR LONG. I WOULD NEVER TRADE MY AMAZING FRIENDS,MY WONDERFUL LIFE MY LOVING FAMILY FOR LESS WHITE HAIR OR A FLATTER BELLY.AS I'VE AGED,I'VE BECOME MORE KIND TO MYSELF,AND LESS CRITICAL OF MYSELF.I HAVE BECOME MY OWN FRIEND. I HAVE SEEN TOO MANY DEAR FRIENDS LEAVE THIS WORLD TOO SOON; BEFORE THEY UNDERSTOOD THE GREAT FREEDOM THAT COMES WITH AGING.I KNOW I AM SOMETIMES FORGETFUL.BUT THERE AGAIN,SOME OF LIFE IS JUST AS WELL FORGOTTEN.AND I EVENTUALLY REMEMBER THE IMPORTANT THINGS. SURE MY HEART HAS BEEN BROKEN,MORE TIMES I CARE TO COUNT,BUT BROKEN HEARTS ARE WHAT GIVE US STRENGTH AND UNDERSTANDING AND COMPASSION.I AM SO BLESSED TO HAVE LIVED LONG ENOUGH TO HAVE MY HAIR TURN WHITE SO MANY OF MY FRIENDS HAVE DIED BEFORE THEIR HAIR TURNED WHITE. AS YOU GROW OLDER,IT'S EASIER TO BE POSITIVE.YOU CARE LESS ABOUT WHAT OTHERS THINK.I DON'T QUESTION MYSELF ANYMORE.I'VE EARNED THE RIGHT TO BE WRONG!!!!!!SO TO ANSWER THE QUESTION,DO I LIKE BEING OLD? YES I DO.IT HAS SET ME FREE.I LIKE THE PERSON I HAVE BECOME.BUT WHILE I AM STILL HERE,I WILL NOT WASTE TIME LAMENTING WHAT COULD HAVE BEEN,OR WORRYING ABOUT WHAT WILL BE. MAY OUR FRIENDSHIP NEVER COME APART ESPECIALLY WHEN IT'S STRAIGHT FROM THE HEART!

NAME: Ray Fallon

EMAIL: ray_fallon@comcast.net

FROM: Mars and points West

Date: 10 Jan 2008

Time: 11:34:31

COMMENTS

Harry, You're still a man of few words.

Richie T - Happy New Year. Long time

Everybody - I'm sorry I've been such a slug about getting down there - I really did spend 2 hours at Logan the time before last. It's like cobblers whose kids don't have shoes.

I work for an airline and I can't get to Philadelphia!!!

Miss you all (okay, most of you...)

Happy New Year,

Ray

NAME: Ray Fallon

EMAIL: ray_fallon@comcast.net

FROM: Jupiter and parts West...

Date: 10 Jan 2008

Time: 21:29:46

COMMENTS

I have inside information telling me that the Sawellos have just become grandparents!!! Congratulations!!! (Hope all you guys are okay). Sorry I haven't kept up.

NAME: harry mc cauley

EMAIL: ginnyharl@bellsouth.net

FROM: boynton beach fl.

Date: 11 Jan 2008

Time: 00:09:42

COMMENTS

SORRY I CAN'T SAY THE SAME ABOUT YOU RAY.BUT I LOVE YOU MAN!!!!!

NAME: HARY/GINNY

EMAIL: ginnyharl@bellsouth.net

FROM: boynton beach fl.33426

Date: 11 Jan 2008

Time: 01:18:23

COMMENTS

TO ALL OUR FRIENDS WHO SENT US GOOD WISHES FOR 2007, IT DID NOTHING AT ALL.FOR 2008,COULD YOU PLEASE SEND EITHER MONEY,ALCOHOL,OR GAS VOUCHERS. LOVE HARRY/GINNY.

NAME: Cos

EMAIL: jimguido

FROM:

Date: 15 Jan 2008

Time: 09:58:26

COMMENTS

"SOMETIME I DESPAIR OVER MY BODY,THE WRINKLES,THE BAGGY EYES,AND EVEN THE SAGGY BUTT.OFTEN I AM TAKEN ABACK BY THAT OLD PERSON THAT LIVES IN MY MIRROR,BUT I DON'T AGONIZE OVER THOSE THINGS FOR LONG"

Harry, you were like that when I met you. I thought it was all natural. God Bless and don't change.

Congrats to Patrick & Kit. May she play soprano.

Happy New Year to all Musketeers and congrat's on surpassing the goal for re-roofing at Post 979, still the only Post to carry two Charters (VFW & AL), and the oldest of those few to be home to a bugle & drum corps (that was for Pop).

Good to see Mr. Fallon posting.

J

NAME: Kevin McDermott

EMAIL:

FROM: New Jersey

Date: 16 Jan 2008

Time: 02:11:13

COMMENTS

I freakin love you guys man!! It's nice to come home again...even if it's on the internet...love to all..."It seems we stood & talked like this"..etc etc..ahhhhh...the good old days...

NAME: George w Grigg

EMAIL: ggrigg@mountaincable.net

FROM: Hamilton On. CANADA

Date: 16 Jan 2008

Time: 10:51:27

COMMENTS

In 1959 when I first played in the Grantham police Boys Band, the first album I bought was Archer Epler, and it inspired me on to a 40 year love affair and participation in Drum and Bugle Corps.I have played with the famous Toronto Optimists,Canadian Commanders,2nd Signals, as well as driving buses for serveral D.C.I. Corps. My last marching was in Hershey D.C.A Championships 1979 with Niagara Regionaires under Vince Bruni. I have recently been in contact with the Optimist Alumni and hope to attend the GAS event in Toronto tis spring(2008).Thanks for the inspiration-(and now from Upper Darby Penn the Musketeers,- March on.) yours G.W.Grigg

NAME: Phyllis

EMAIL: phyllis1027@comcast.net

FROM: who knows anymore!

Date: 16 Jan 2008

Time: 11:34:57

COMMENTS

Well, Harry's comments brought tears....thank GOD there are people like Ray and Jim to take a beautiful statement about life and turn it into a joke....ahhh, I love my Archie family.....Weedies broke me in well!! I have such fond memories of the corps (well, for the majority of our trips) and really consider everyone that I've met along the way as family. I have spent years here....and now my kids are here as well....(much to my mother's dismay!)

Anyway, Harry, thanks for putting life into perspective...it's hard to be middle age (yep, that's me now!) and to know what's coming...but with friends and words like what we find here.....all is good! Life IS like a box of chocolates!!!

NAME: Gord "Swampy" Irvine

EMAIL: gordonjcons@sympatico.ca

FROM: Toronto, Canada

Date: 19 Jan 2008

Time: 11:01:13

COMMENTS

Don't forget GAS 2008 May 2, 3, and 4 in Toronto hosted by The DCAT Chorus. We want to see you all there. All the details are on the website dcatchorus.ca

NAME: harry the great one

EMAIL: ginnyharl@bellsouth.net

FROM: the back rank

Date: 22 Jan 2008

Time: 00:21:25

COMMENTS

who in the h---is jimguido? is he the guy who bet vinny and me a beer we could'nt stop him from playing,"you made me love you," with our comedy routine,[ the doctor and the knockedup lady].well we did, but he did'nt.

NAME: George Day

EMAIL: geojday@comcast.net

FROM: Crusaders Boston

Date: 22 Jan 2008

Time: 14:08:42

COMMENTS

NAME: Kristin Bicking

EMAIL: mellochick69@hotmail.com

FROM: Reilly Raiders and Bridgemen

Date: 24 Jan 2008

Time: 09:18:04

COMMENTS

I wanted to post this and everyone is invited to attend or participate.

The Bridgemen are pleased to announce the return of a tradition from back in the day; > > The Annual Bridgemen DrumFest will once again take place in 2008. > > Come join us on Saturday March 15, 2008 at Saint Andrew's Church in Bayonne, NJ and be part of the revival. It all starts at 3:30 pm. > > This years edition will have both an I&E competition followed by exhibitions by some of the finest Mini-Corps around. Also there will be exhibitions by the Emerald Grenadears All female Alumni Corps and your host the Bayonne Bridgemen. > > The competition is open to all horn and percussion players and Mini-Corps. The competition categories are as follows: > > Soprano/Trumpet/ Snare/ Cymbal > Mellophone/ Tenor (single/multi)/ Hand Percussion > French Horn/ Mallet/ Mixed Ensemble > Baritone/Euphonium/ Keyboard/ > Trombone/ Timpani/ > Contrabass/Tuba Bass Drum / > > The best news of all is that there is NO entrance fee! So all you need to do is fill out a application form, get it back to us and you're in!!! > > If you have any questions or would like to submit an application to compete, please use one or both of the following e-mail addresses to get a application: > > George Lavelle at GMANBAY41@aol.com > John Yurkin at jty@yurkin.com > > So, join the tradition and be part of history revisited. > > Hype! > George >

NAME: Phyllis and Will

EMAIL: phyllis1027@comcast.net

FROM: Archie

Date: 25 Jan 2008

Time: 21:06:52

COMMENTS

Hey Everyone!! We're asking for your help.....Will has been selected as a student ambassador for People to People and, if he can raise enough money, will be helping people learn about him and our great country in Europe this summer. John and I (mostly John as he's the better baker) will be having a 'bake sale' at one of the weekend practices...a date will follow.....We are also going to be selling raffle tickets for a basket of cheer.......AND we are going to be collecting your PENNIES. PENNIES for PEOPLE will help Will achieve his goal!! Please bring any pennies and lose change you have...I'll have a container set up at the post.....Thank you SO much for whatever you can do to help Will achieve this trip of a lifetime!!!

NAME: Ray

EMAIL: ray_fallon@comcast.net

FROM: The Moons of Jupiter

Date: 26 Jan 2008

Time: 05:43:27

COMMENTS

Looks like we've started to get some of Cossetti's emails on the Guestbook (see above).

Phyl - the box of chocolates reference is well taken, but given the level of discourse involved, I think the more appropriate reference might be "Stupid is as stupid does."

Harry - no one knows exactly how to send you effective New Years' wishes because no one could have anticipated you still being on this side of the lawn by 2008.

I spent the past two nights at my 13 year old (Step) daughter's 8th grade musical "The King and I" so I thought about you all quite a bit. Amazing how the music in that show holds up, and how favorably it compares even now to the big time DCI corps show "concepts" (complete with tin-whistles and synchronized swimming this year).

Hope to see you soon. Keep the proud traditions alive.

NAME: Ray

EMAIL: ray_fallon@comcast.net

FROM: Hurtling toward Pluto

Date: 27 Jan 2008

Time: 16:33:54

COMMENTS

Phyl, We tried to send YOU to Europe in '82, but they insisted you have a return ticket or a visa. We said, 'Visa, she's too young for a friggin' ATM card..." Plus no one wanted to kick in money for the unaccompanied minor fee...

NAME: Phyllis

EMAIL: phyllis1027@comcast.net

FROM: Ask weedies!!!

Date: 27 Jan 2008

Time: 20:52:36

COMMENTS

Just in case there are some people that are not sure....Will is the the youngest cymbal player in Archie (since some other kids back in the '80s!! Funny how life goes!!!) He's been around the corps since he was born (almost 11 years ago) and loves to hang out with the drum line and his dad (but I still love him anyway!!)

Ray.....I don't remember you guys trying to send me away in '82.....just some pinball game in Scranton.....ahhh, maybe that's why you were trying to get me to Europe...you must have figured the pain would be less there than if I stayed state-side and had to deal with my mom!!! :) I hope everyone is well!!

NAME: HARRY

EMAIL: THE GREAT ONE

FROM: SUNNY FLORIDA

Date: 30 Jan 2008

Time: 22:53:04

COMMENTS

RAY,NOW I KNOW WHY YOUR SO CONFUSED NOT KNOWING IF YOUR FROM PLUTO,JUPITER, OR MARS.WHERE I'M GOING IS TO THE PROMISED LAND, NOT LAWN .YOU MUST BE THINKING OF WHERE YOUR GOING,THE PROMISED SCORCHED LAWN.

NAME: Ray

EMAIL: ray_fallon@comcast.net

FROM: Mars

Date: 02 Feb 2008

Time: 12:10:29

COMMENTS

Harry... fertilizer and/or bug food... good enough for me. I made my kids promise that when I kick off they'll stick me in a hefty bag and dump me on a land fill in Staten Island. It's for the birds!!!

NAME: HARRY

EMAIL: THE GREAT ONE

FROM: SUNNY FLORIDA

Date: 02 Feb 2008

Time: 17:04:42

COMMENTS

RAY: HEFTY MAKES BAGS THAT BIG? THIS I GOTTA SEE, I'LL BE THERE.

NAME: Ray

EMAIL: ray_fallon

FROM: Mercury

Date: 10 Feb 2008

Time: 22:13:11

COMMENTS

Harry... hey Buddy... last time I looked you weren't shopping in the Petite section.... You're giving me a complexion.

NAME: howard payne

EMAIL: dabcsh@yahoo.com

FROM: chicago

Date: 14 Feb 2008

Time: 12:27:21

COMMENTS

hey gang, what's going on back in the philly area? looking to go to a couple of dci shows this summer out here. really looking forward to indy for the finals. still miss everybody, and hope that you all are having fun. it is funny, my kid brother just joined a string band, and who does he run into? tony brown and jim capra. like he said small world. anyway be good, be careful and as always ALL FOR ONE AND ONE FOR ALL.

NAME: Charlie Gindle

EMAIL: c.gindle@yahoo.com

FROM: ARCHIE

Date: 15 Feb 2008

Time: 19:49:01

COMMENTS

I saw on the schedule page that the corps will be in Havre De Grace on July 5.I would like to try and come up from Va Bch if someone could email me the details.Haven't seen most of you in over 20yrs now.Muchly appericiated.

NAME: Harold Davis

EMAIL: stroccadets@aol.com

FROM: Miami

Date: 23 Feb 2008

Time: 02:47:32

COMMENTS

Welcome Musketeers to St. Rocco's Cadets Links http://members.aol.com/_ht_a/dkickdrum/page5.html

NAME: Duke Cornwell

EMAIL: dukecorn1@yahoo.com

FROM: St. Roccos, Skyliners, Archie, Cabs Alumni

Date: 23 Feb 2008

Time: 06:36:49

COMMENTS

The year that I spent with Archie was the most fun I have ever had in Drum Corps.

It's great to see a web site to keep in touch.

NAME: JACK O'NEILL

EMAIL: joneill199@aol.com

FROM: HARLEYSVILLE, PA.

Date: 27 Feb 2008

Time: 08:42:12

COMMENTS

NAME: Cossetti

EMAIL: jimguido@verizon.net

FROM: Harry's lawn

Date: 01 Mar 2008

Time: 15:02:36

COMMENTS

Hey you two......Harry & Ray.....Guido is my nom de guerre....almost like the spanish phrase Ray taught me to ask for directions in Patterson, NJ (su madre es.........)

Very good to see that you're both posting to the site. OK Harry....I'll buy you a beer the next time we see each other. I couldn't keep a stright face for that skit....LOLOL. Just about as good as the nun and cripple with Ave Maria, eh?

As for Ray and 'King & I' remember, good music, played well always sells......

'til we meet again....AFO/OFA

NAME: Henk

EMAIL: info@henkvw.demon.nl

FROM: Hilversum The Netherlands

Date: 14 Mar 2008

Time: 10:08:49

COMMENTS

Hello everybody

Watch my new start page

www.drumcorps.eigenstart.nl

Greetings Henk

NAME: bert taylor

EMAIL: ginger10@dandy.net

FROM:

Date: 16 Mar 2008

Time: 13:07:11

COMMENTS

How Maney Remember That Trip To FL. By Train ???

NAME: Phil & Trudy Crouthamel

EMAIL: prcrouthamel@comcast.net

FROM: ARCHIE-WHERE ELSE?

Date: 16 Mar 2008

Time: 21:41:22

COMMENTS

We just want everyone to know that our youngest son, Brian, is deploying to Afghanistan on Sunday, March 23rd. This will be his second deployment overseas. His first was to Iraq, back in 2005. He is deploying with the 101st Air Assault division. His unit is HHC, 1st Battalion, 506 Infantry Regiment. For you history buffs, this is the unit made famous by the "Band of Brothers". We just ask everyone to keep him and his family in your thoughts and paryers.

NAME: Tony Brown

EMAIL: T1SOP@aol.com

FROM: Audubon, NJ

Date: 20 Mar 2008

Time: 14:11:16

COMMENTS

Hello everyone! Just want to inform you that as of this past Tuesday evening Jim and Pat Capra are now grandparents! Their son Tim and wife Nicole are the proud parents of Miss Kailegh Ann Capra, 7lbs. 6oz. 20 inches long, born at 11:53 PM. Tim and Nicole reside in sunny Florida. Congratulations on the birth of the "Newest Musketeer!" Tony B. CDHSMU'82 AE DSB PADCHOF 2005

NAME: Ken Newman

EMAIL:

FROM: hunger

Date: 22 Mar 2008

Time: 23:26:55

COMMENTS

Duke That one weekend you spent in Wildwood with Archie is probably the best time you ever had in your life

NAME: Ray

EMAIL: ray_fallon@comcast.net

FROM: Pluto

Date: 25 Mar 2008

Time: 23:40:45

COMMENTS

Phil & Trudy... I'll be thinking about your son in Afghanistan.

Jim & Pat - Congratulations!!! The grandparent thing is much easier than the first time...

NAME: harry mc cauley

EMAIL: ginnyharl@bellsouth.net

FROM: boynton beach fl.33426

Date: 01 Apr 2008

Time: 22:57:23

COMMENTS

i want to thank the board directors of the pa.hall of fame for the loveley trophy.

NAME: Kathi Buividas

EMAIL: kathib63@aol.com

FROM: Cherry Hill NJ

Date: 02 Apr 2008

Time: 16:11:55

COMMENTS

Playing on the computer and was surprise to see Drum corp news.I was with the Royaleer's from Haddonfield Nj and remember fondly all the wonderful times.

Tell Dennis Marta I was asking for him.He looks good in those photo"s

NAME: Bob E

EMAIL:

FROM: Archie

Date: 05 Apr 2008

Time: 21:43:32

COMMENTS

First show of the season and everyone felt good about it. Strong sound as drumcorps is suppose to be. sorely missed one of our staunchest lead sops though ---- missed you T1SOP

NAME: KIT TAYLOR

EMAIL: PARKTAYLOR@COMCAST.NET

FROM: HOME

Date: 06 Apr 2008

Time: 18:57:41

COMMENTS

JUST WANTED TO LET EVERYONE KNOW THAT AT 21:00 ON SATURDAY THE GRANDMOTHER OF ROBBIE,PATRICK AND SCOTT, GREAT GRANDMOTHER TO RIAN, ASHLYNN, AND CAITLYNE TAYLOR PASSED AWAY. PLEASE KEEP THESE FAMILY MEMBERS IN YOUR PRAYERS.

NAME: Jim C a/k/a Guido

EMAIL: jimguido@verizon.net

FROM: Uranus

Date: 20 Apr 2008

Time: 10:23:42

COMMENTS

Just a few words about Bill Mullen. Mt first experience with Bill was during the annual trek to Scotland School to entertain the orphans just prior to Christmas in '62. There was this guy in our dressing room who was getting into a clown costume(makeup and all) and telling really bad joke. Yeah, that was Bill. During our time on stage Bill was constantly running around the auditorium delivering more bad jokes and presents to the kids. He also organized our tour of the medical facilities to visit with the kids. That was the start of my respect for the man who mean so much to the spirit of Archie and the activity in the Greater Philadelphia region.

God bless you Bill. I hope you and Jack stay outta trouble.

NAME: Joe Mignogna

EMAIL: joesuemig@aol.com

FROM: Trafford, PA

Date: 22 Apr 2008

Time: 14:11:18

COMMENTS

We are planning on coming to Elks Parade (me, my brother Dom, Bill and Ed). Would it be possible to send/e-mail what songs will be played for the parade so I can memorize them!! (or I can bring my music stand on wheels!!). Would you please send/e-mail words to "Musketeer Song"..ty Joe 808 Fifth Street, Trafford PA 15085 joesuemig@aol.com

NAME: harry the great

EMAIL: ginnyharl@bellsouth.net

FROM: boynton beach fl.

Date: 24 Apr 2008

Time: 01:26:46

COMMENTS

I'M IN THE STATE OF REMINISCENCE AGAIN,SO HERE GOES.I WOULD LIKE TO SAY MARK IS THE BEST ORGANIZER I HAVE EVER MET,AND FALLON IS A GREAT ARRANGER,AND JIM COSETTI IS THE BEST HORN MAN AROUND.YES, I WOULD LIKE TO SAY THEY ARE THE BEST IN THEIR FIELDS. BUT I CAN'T, I JUST CAN'T .BUT I CAN SAY I'LL BE AT ARCHIE ON MEMORIAL DAY,WHICH IS ALSO MY BIRTHDAY. LOL TO YOU ALL. HARRY(THE GREAT)MC CAULEY

NAME: Ray Remus

EMAIL: Cabs7072@AOL.Com

FROM: Spotswood,N.J.

Date: 29 Apr 2008

Time: 08:40:23

COMMENTS

nice web site, and the pictures look great,good job. hello to Duke and Carol. St Lucys and Cabs.

NAME: Andy Lisko

EMAIL: ajlisko@aol.com

FROM: NY Skyliners Alumni

Date: 04 May 2008

Time: 12:00:08

COMMENTS

Was just wondering if Archie would ever consider reviving their I&E National Championship show as part of the Brass Reunion, now that it's in Sept. after DCA ... could be a GREAT Friday night prelude to the Saturday exhibitions ... with the renewed interest in I&E's this spring it could be a BIG winner!

Andy "former Archie Open champ" Lisko

NAME: Barb Gatt

EMAIL: big.bass@sympatico.ca

FROM: Firefireghters and Canadian GAS Ensemble Alumni

Date: 05 May 2008

Time: 03:32:18

COMMENTS

Great website! For those at GAS 2008, please send a big Hello to Bob E for me - [I was the girl working "security" at the doors to Annapolis Hall Friday night and Saturday (show times) - (in the leather pants since most men tend to remember that, haha)]. Bob has been a good email buddy now for about 3 years, but I have never had the pleasure to meet him. All the best to Archie! Barb G

NAME: bert taylor

EMAIL: bert717@verizon.net

FROM: AFO-OFA

Date: 28 May 2008

Time: 16:47:27

COMMENTS

My Sister Mary Told My thear's not To Meney Arown That Went On The Train To FL. Thears Lou,Kenny--- JIM Wear You In Archie Then ?

NAME: Kevin McDermott

EMAIL:

FROM: Archer-Epler, Crossmen, Bridgemen Alumni, Reilly Raiders

Date: 31 May 2008

Time: 12:56:38

COMMENTS

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WC462LPfXiY

It was with great pleasure that I posted on youtube the absolutely tremendous 1990 Archer Epler Musketeers Senior Corps Medley show from Wm Patterson College. What a wonderful tip of the hat to the "echoes" of Roosevelt Stadium & a time that has gone by. Enjoy people! If the above link does not work just goto youtube.com, goto search & type in 1990 archer-epler musketeers! Take care everyone & see you down at Elks!!

Kevin McDermott *Just remember, the LAST thing to age on someone is their heart...

NAME: Chuck Moran

EMAIL: weirdmo2@yahoo.com

FROM: On a Slow Boat to China

Date: 31 May 2008

Time: 23:32:28

COMMENTS

Hey Kevin,thanks for posting the Sr.Medley.it brought back all the fun I had playing it. It's hard to believe I did 9yrs. with Archie. Ray Fallon,if you're reading this,thanks so much for your arrangements.You brought us back from a small parade Corps to the most crowd pleasing Alumni Corps.Kevin.I hope your Dad is still doing well and tell him I said hi and enjoyed competing against the Vagabonds in the 60's. Ray,nothing but the best for you and your family

NAME: Kevin McDermott

EMAIL:

FROM: Archer-Epler, Reilly Raiders, Crossmen, Bridgemen Alumni

Date: 05 Jun 2008

Time: 14:49:46

COMMENTS

Thanks Chuck for the kind words...Dad appreciated them!! Below are a couple more clips from that same night in 1990....one of the chorus & the other is the corps singing "We are the Musketeers" & "Stripes"....ahh, the good ole days...Enjoy my fellow Musketeers...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yx_dneCL8Qs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pR7pw_m4-oE

Just another note...this was my first year in a drum corps & I couldn't have asked for a better group of "dreamers" to start out my career. These memories will be with me forever!

NAME: Tony Brown

EMAIL: T1SOP@aol.com

FROM: Audubon, NJ

Date: 08 Jun 2008

Time: 21:40:44

COMMENTS

Hello everyone! We just had another wonderful weekend at the New Jersey Elk's Convention in Wildwood NJ. The Friday evening practice at the American Inn went very well. Alot of our friends from the other corps stopped by to play and hang out with the Musketeers. BEER! Saturday's parade started at noon and Archie was in the 3rd division. We also marched for a new lodge this year, Flemington Elks. I could only do the last few blocks, due to my continuing health issues. The corps sounded very good by the reviewing stand as my legs gave out on me once again! I think my parade days are finally over for good. We went back to the hotel for the post-parade BBQ. BEER! Now for the PARTY! Just when I thought it wouldn't get any better Reilly stopped by and we broke out the horns and drums and played a couple of each corps numbers. Thanks again Reilly Raiders! BEER, FOOD, FRIENDS! ELKS 2008 WILDWOOD, NJ I hope somebody has some great video to share! See Ya! Tony B. CDHSMU'82 AE DSB

NAME: Jim Cossetti

EMAIL:

FROM: everywhere

Date: 18 Jun 2008

Time: 12:02:34

COMMENTS

Just wanted to let the corps know how good it sounded coming by Kelly's. The Blue Rock alumni were very receptive. You guys had a very balanced and "round" sound.....must be those altone's...good to see old friends again like John & Terri Bistline AND Ssgt Steve Crouthamel...man did he make me feel old (and short). Always remember....measure twice; cut once and do good; don't suck. AFO/OFA

NAME: Tony Brown

EMAIL: T1SOP@aol.com

FROM: Audubon, NJ

Date: 18 Jun 2008

Time: 20:16:21

COMMENTS

Hello everyone! It is my pleasure to inform the corps that Diana's granddaughter, Kayla of our own honor guard , graduated from Audubon HS last evening. Diana is in shock! One of the other students received a scholarship in memory of one of our deceased members, Chrissy Owens also a Bon Bon alum. I also bumped into Jimmy Horan in the stands. His wife's child was also a member of the Audubon Class of 2008 and it looks like Jimmy is going to be a father again. Congrats all around to each of you! Gotta go. Tony B. CDHSMU'82 AE DSB

NAME: Jim Cossetti

EMAIL: jimguido@verizon.net

FROM: yes

Date: 24 Jun 2008

Time: 10:14:00

COMMENTS

What a shock to read this morning that Mike Lundell has passed. Our prayers and condolences go to the entire Lundell family.

The passing of one of us diminishes us all.

Jim

NAME: Jim Cossetti

EMAIL: jimguido@verizon.net

FROM: a definite maybe

Date: 24 Jun 2008

Time: 10:21:36

COMMENTS

Hey Bert Taylor......sorry that I forgot to get back on the question on the train ride to Miami in '63.....yes I was.....LOLOLOL. I can remember being in that little compartment was between cars with Larry Barker on the morning coming into the station working on parts.....we never gave up. It showed it in prelims AND finals....the greatest corps I ever had the privilege of being a member. AFO/OFA........the bond remains 45 years after

Jim C (honored to have been a member of THAT hornline)

NAME:

EMAIL:

FROM:

Date: 24 Jun 2008

Time: 14:10:14

COMMENTS

NAME: Harry Sharp

EMAIL: atlastwedidit@aol.com

FROM: The distant past

Date: 24 Jun 2008

Time: 14:21:42

COMMENTS

...yes, Jim, and I was a member of THAT drumline!! What a trip...I remember the Club Car closing every time the train went through one of those DRY Southern counties... you had to drink fast. I live in South Florida and get to relive lots of memories when I ride down A1A in Miami Beach. Alas, the camel and the Sahara are gone along with the Chateau from our 1960 foray.

NAME: curt clawson

EMAIL: olsandyclaws@comcast.net

FROM: oakland park ff

Date: 01 Jul 2008

Time: 23:19:33

COMMENTS

I was in the State College Corps back in the early 50's. You guys were the ones to beat. I'm not sure that we ever did. Glad to see that you're still around. I'm coming up from FL next week to see the competition over in Bucknell. Hawthorne off the starting line is something I'll never forgret. I hope they still do it.

NAME: RAY PUTNAM

EMAIL: RJPUTNAM@PEOPLEPC.COM

FROM: SHALLOTTE, NC

Date: 02 Jul 2008

Time: 08:01:53

COMMENTS

please send info on this year's brass reunion

NAME: Paul Gaffney

EMAIL: bgaf12@comcast.net

FROM: Massachusetts

Date: 02 Jul 2008

Time: 09:41:57

COMMENTS

Will always remember Archie, Former member Appleknockers , Norman Prince. Hyde Park (Boston) Crusaders

NAME: Jim Cossetti

EMAIL: yes

FROM: maybe

Date: 04 Jul 2008

Time: 15:56:30

COMMENTS

Harry Sharp you old rathskallian......great to see your post. So the Sahara is kaput? Damn shame. We did party hearty.......at least before prelims/finals. That show is still recognized as the biggest dump ever.....remember the Royal Order of the Shaft w/Green and Purple Ribbons. Who of us can ever forget marching the parade in our T shirts (because the maternity blouses were ruined in the rain at finals), wearing those medals the AL handed out? That was one of the all time great shows in the history of drum and bugle corps.......hope to get to see you in January. If not we'll at least call.

NAME: Jim Cossetti

EMAIL: yes

FROM: somewhere over the rainbow

Date: 04 Jul 2008

Time: 16:02:02

COMMENTS

Hey, can anyone confirm that Jack Hearn has passed? I just heard that in the past week. Also, had the pleasure of hanging and playing with Jack Meehan last weekend in Bridgeport. In his Buglers Hall of Fame bio he fondly reminisces about his time in Archie.....still the great guy and horn player.

NAME: Tony Brown

EMAIL: T1SOP@aol.com

FROM: MosEisley, Tatooine

Date: 06 Jul 2008

Time: 09:55:36

COMMENTS

Hello everyone! Archie has just finished three parades for this 4th of July weekend. Lansdowne and Clifton Heights on Friday and Harve De Grace, MD on Saturday. Good turnouts for all three events by the corps members. The weather seemed to cooperate a little also. At Lansdowne I was sitting with Bob "BigHorn" Englebrect in the van at the HS waiting for the corps. The start was three blocks away behind some houses and trees and when the horn line started to warm up, we could hear each note being played clearly! That's the uniqueness of G horns at it's best. Stand three blocks away from a DCI corps and maybe you'll hear crickets and the wind. I tried the last few blocks but my damn legs just won't let me do it. I became the corps photographer at Clifton Heights. Why do they go uphill for that parade? Memorial Day there always went downhill on that road. Enough said! We all went back to Bob Herre's house again and had a nice BBQ. Thanks Firebell and MaryLou! I couldn't make the Saturday parade in MD so I'm waiting to hear some feedback about that. Tony B. CDHSMU'82 AE DSB PADCHOF 2005

NAME: Robbie Ellis

EMAIL: robellis@comcast.net

FROM: Philadelphia, Pa

Date: 07 Jul 2008

Time: 18:19:01

COMMENTS

Corps sounded good in Lansdowne on Friday and Havre de Grace on Saturday. I always enjoy our combined corps party after the parade in Havre de Grace every year.

Thank you for the "present arms" on Saturday when you marched past us. It showed a lot of class!

Robbie Ellis, Yankee Rebels

NAME: Phyllis

EMAIL: phyllis1027@comcast.net

FROM: archie

Date: 11 Jul 2008

Time: 12:17:43

COMMENTS

Well, we sent Will off to Europe! At 11, he's one of the luckiest kids I know!!! I wanted to thank everyone for their support. Without you, we could not have made this trip possible for him. Special thanks to all of our extended drum corps family, both within and outside of Archie. I would be remiss if I didn't thank Will's step-parents...Joe Silverstein and Terie Bistline.....they had to put up with John and I as we went through this process. I only cried a little bit, so I didn't embarass Will too much......but I will sure miss him. He gets home on July 29th! Keep his group in your prayers for safe travels! Thanks again! Phyllis

NAME: John Duly

EMAIL: Duly1@bellsouth.net

FROM: Atlanta

Date: 14 Jul 2008

Time: 12:54:17

COMMENTS

As I remember the train to Miami in 63. We loaded 60 or so cases of beer onto our 2 chartered cars for consumption in Miami. The poker game started shortly after leaving 30th st. station in the club car. After the conductor threw us out of there, we retired to the men's room where the game continued all night. I won enough to finance my entire trip.

NAME: Jim Cossetti

EMAIL: yes

FROM: Milky Way

Date: 22 Jul 2008

Time: 10:51:29

COMMENTS

Hey John, did you get one of the 'sleeper' units in the car ahead of the 'rowdy' car? I remember getting thrown out of the club car, which was the last car on the train.......so anyone who wanted to have some drinkie had to pass thru our cars to get there........man, what a great trip down. So, you were the big winner, eh? Pop wouldn't let me gamble....but I drank his share of beer...

Jim

NAME: tom taylor "BERT"

EMAIL: bert717@verizon.net

FROM: Now N.Cape May

Date: 26 Jul 2008

Time: 13:48:25

COMMENTS

Hy Jim, Harry & John Do You Remember the Drum Corp Fan That Got Put Of the Train in atlanta,Ga. Ha,Ha,Or Dave Trip To Waverly ??

NAME: Bob Murphy

EMAIL: jrbobm@aol.com

FROM: Medford, N.Y. (Long Island)

Date: 26 Jul 2008

Time: 15:44:03

COMMENTS

My wife and I would like information about your September "Brass Reunion" show. Nothing exotic, just when, where, who, how much, any suggestions you have for motels, and anything else yo think we might need. The last time I saw "Archie" was in 1965 when I was marching with the Sunrisers. Can't wait to hear that special song again. Regards, Bob Murphy

NAME: Sharon Ridings

EMAIL: slridings@cox.net

FROM: Fredericksburg, VA

Date: 01 Aug 2008

Time: 18:49:54

COMMENTS

My father, Bob Russ marched with Archer Epler, he was the drum major and also marched in the drum line. Dad now lives in North Fort Myers, Florida watching his granddaughter, Rebecca Russ, march with the Cadets! Four of his six children have marched in drum corp leaving a legacy in the Crossman, the Cadets and the memory of the Seahorse Lancers from Brigantine, NJ!

It's wonderful to know that there are adults that are still young at heart. Have fun!

NAME: Paula

EMAIL: pboulden@comcast.net

FROM: Wilmington, DE

Date: 01 Aug 2008

Time: 23:48:51

COMMENTS

As a member of Blue Rock Drum Corps in the early 60's, I met and became friends with Denny Marta. Life took us in separate directions and I was just wondering if he is still following Drum Corps and how he is doing these days.

NAME: steve smith

EMAIL: wme701@yahoo.com

FROM: St.Joe's LeRoy,NY

Date: 02 Aug 2008

Time: 21:18:39

COMMENTS

NAME: KIT TAYLOR

EMAIL: PARKTAYLOR@COMCAST.NET

FROM: DRUM CORPS

Date: 13 Aug 2008

Time: 11:21:59

COMMENTS

I WOULD LIKE TO TAKE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO ANNOUNCE THE PROMOTION OF PATRICK W. TAYLOR FROM SPECIALIST TO SEARGENT I THE US ARMY. WE ARE SO PROUD OF HIM. HE DOES HIS COUNTRY AND DRUM CORPS PROUD.

KIT,RIAN,ASHLYNN,CAITLYNE TAYLOR

NAME: Duke Keller

EMAIL: dkellfina@aol.com

FROM: Now-Florida

Date: 16 Aug 2008

Time: 13:02:16

COMMENTS

As a member of the Jersey Raiders Jr. American Legion Band from Bridgeton, NJ,in the late 1950's, I have followed the senior drum corps circuit for over 50 years. While I am basically a Caballeros fan, I always liked Archer Epler and wish you would get into the DCA competitions. DCA is not complete without the Muskateers.

God Bless.

Duke

NAME: rona kieserman

EMAIL: ronalee @roadrunner.com

FROM: sandiego california

Date: 22 Aug 2008

Time: 22:14:42

COMMENTS

my husband played snare drum for many years. I think he loved the corp. more then he loved me. we would pack our baby and food hop the chartered bus with the whole corp.and sing and laugh all the way to the competition then come home the same way.

NAME: Jack Schwab

EMAIL: Bugleboyjack1 @yahoo.com

FROM: N>Y>

Date: 30 Aug 2008

Time: 14:22:14

COMMENTS

I'm a member of St Ritas Brassmen Alumni drum corps. I'm looking forward to my corps appearnce at your upcoming "Brass Reunion" on Sept 13thy. For many years as both a junior and sr corps member I enjoyed Archies show. The first time I caught them it was in 1959 at the "Dream" Archie was one of the first drum corps albums (33 and Third) You will not be disappointed in us I promise.

NAME: bobE

EMAIL: bpsb4a@optonline.net

FROM: Archie

Date: 30 Aug 2008

Time: 14:55:08

COMMENTS

All Right St.Ritas !Show "Garfield" how it's done !

NAME: Ray

EMAIL: ray_fallon@comcast.net

FROM: Mars

Date: 03 Sep 2008

Time: 08:55:29

COMMENTS

Hey Musketeers! Another Brass Reunion (seems like yesterday we were planning the first!) And on my birthday, too! 57!!! (I was 27 when Vince D'Agostino first talked me into sitting in on bari in 1978). Good to see a note from Chuckie Moran! Hope you're well there partner! OK, gotta go to school now. Later.

NAME: John Mehrtens

EMAIL: jmcabs@yahoo.com

FROM: Hawthorne,NJ

Date: 06 Sep 2008

Time: 16:06:17

COMMENTS

NAME: Chuck Moran

EMAIL:

FROM: Somewhere out there

Date: 06 Sep 2008

Time: 23:28:06

COMMENTS

Hi all,sorry I can't make the Show,a medication I take prevents me from any extended exposure to the sun. For a real Blast from the Past,go to www.stmaryslancers.com click on media and then click on 1964 Tv Show. This is excerpts from a TV Show that was done on the Jr. Corps I marched in. It was taped in Nov. 1964. Even though we had quite a few people missing(Age outs,College,etc) we didn't do too bad. It was a half-Hour long,so we had to delete the concert,drum solo and interviews to fit it on youtube. In the video,you will see two French Horns with a space on either side,I'm the thinner of the two(Hey,I know,but I was 17 at the time).Also,Danny Magsamen is the shorter Tenor Drummer. Keep in mind that we had no Mellophones or Contras,just French Horns and Bass Baritones. Good luck with the Brass Reunion and hope to see everyone at next year's Stinger

NAME: Judy Snyder

EMAIL: judyjo@aol.

FROM: Media PA

Date: 12 Sep 2008

Time: 19:34:54

COMMENTS

I was in the Media Fawns many years ago and have lost touch with Drum & Bugle Corps. I did not know you were still around until I saw the ad in the Daily Times for the event on 9/13/08. I can't wait to be there!

NAME: Carol Terreri

EMAIL: CarolleeT@aol.com

FROM: Archie

Date: 14 Sep 2008

Time: 19:13:27

COMMENTS

Musketeers, As most of you know, yesterday was my final performance with the corps as I have retired as your DM. There was so much I wanted to say to you yesterday but I just couldn't get it out. It has been a privilege to have stood before you for the past 12 years. I have enjoyed every minute of it and it has truly been an honor. I'll still be around as much as possible. I love you all

Carol

NAME: Ray

EMAIL: ray_fallon@comcast.net

FROM: Alpha Centuri

Date: 15 Sep 2008

Time: 19:46:32

COMMENTS

So I got an email from an old friend of mine and my brother's (from our Oceanside Legionnaires days). They marched together in Brassmen while I was overseas. So this friend, let's call him Howie for the sake of argument, writes to my brother Bucky (don't bother to argue with him.) that he had the best time he's had (at the Brass Reunion - did I mention he played at the Brass Reunion?) and it felt so good to see everyone and marching on grass and a full retreat and Jimmy Russo, and the Post is a museum, yadda yadda yadda. Then he tells my brother, "Those people down there really like your brother Ray!" So my question is, who's playing practical jokes on the New Yorkers? or is it that Eddie just didn't flag anyone at the bar all night? Had to be something like that. Sheesh! Someone is ruining a reputation that took me half a century to build.

NAME: Ray

EMAIL: ray_fallon@comcast.net

FROM: Boston

Date: 15 Sep 2008

Time: 19:54:36

COMMENTS

Wow - I didn't read the posts until I wrote! In chronological order - congratulations and stay safe to Patrick Taylore, Sgt. USA. Those stripes are hard to come by. Way to go, kid. Your family, and I"m sure the entire corps, is very proud of you. Secondly, I had no idea that Carol T was retiring. As an alumnus and a forever fan of the corps and the entire organization, I just want to thank you for representing a corps that I love with so much class and style. I'm sure that you'll be greatly missed. (Might be a while before all the horns come up together again.) Best of luck.

NAME: Tony White

EMAIL: SunriserDM@gmail.com

FROM: "South of the Mason Dixon"

Date: 17 Sep 2008

Time: 02:44:09

COMMENTS

Ray,

Your brother was there at the Brass Reunion and Donna and I didn't get to say hi to him? We must have missed him at the post after the show too...

Well, we'll be seeing you on Oct 4th at the dinner... (to let everyone know.... Ray will be inducted into the Sunrisers Hall of Fame on Oct 4th in Westbury, NY)

I big thank you to Bill Ives and the entire Archer-Epler organization for a great show. I've emailed Bill the links to the photos I took on Saturday and offered them to him if he's like to use any of them.

Yours in Corps, Tony ;-)

NAME: BIG MAC

EMAIL: ginnyharl@bellsouth.net

FROM: boynton beach fl.33426

Date: 25 Sep 2008

Time: 00:17:14

COMMENTS

----- I LOVE YOU CAROL-----

NAME: Carol Terreri

EMAIL: CarolleeT@aol.com

FROM: Archie

Date: 28 Sep 2008

Time: 18:44:50

COMMENTS

I LOVE YOU TOO, HARRY

 

NAME: Harry Sharp

EMAIL: atlastwedidit@aol.com

FROM: Archie Drumline 1958-1964 ...now Hollywood Florida

Date: 21 Oct 2008

Time: 15:25:39

COMMENTS

I check the site all the time...either it's stuck or nobody has anything to say. That's impossible to believe from old Musketeers. We ALWAYS have something to say. What's Up?????????

NAME: Mary Bateman-Brusstar

EMAIL: decoroses@aol.com

FROM: Media, PA

Date: 29 Oct 2008

Time: 09:35:16

COMMENTS

My dad and brothers were all members of the Musketeers. I started in Media, PA, and am now out in Lancaster County.

NAME: Thomas "BERT" Taylor

EMAIL: bert717@ verizon.net

FROM: South Jersey

Date: 02 Nov 2008

Time: 09:57:58

COMMENTS

SOMEONE HEARD I WAS COMING SO THEY KILLED THE LIGHT'S HAD A GOOD TIME ANEYWAY

NAME: Jim Cossetti

EMAIL:

FROM:

Date: 03 Dec 2008

Time: 12:52:16

COMMENTS

I had a sad message from Dick Filkins on my phone last weekend. He said that Jimmy Pierce had passed in the Charlotte, NC area last week and that he and Billy Kauffman would be attending the funeral. As soon as I can confirm any mailing address I will pass it along.

AFO/OFA

NAME: Ray

EMAIL: ray_fallon@comcast.net

FROM: Alpha Centuri

Date: 21 Dec 2008

Time: 12:17:56

COMMENTS

Fairly frequently, I hatch a wildly improbable plan to attend some drum corps function. I almost never make it because my life doesn't allow the time, but it keeps me going in between to do "what if" planning. Once in a great while, like Kingston this August, I actually get there, so it's not always completely hopeless. That makes it more interesting. This fall's plan was the Archie Christmas party on Friday the 19th. I got airline passes from US Air (our airlines have a mutual deal) and had my wife ready to go, and we had the first blizzard of 2009, or the last of 2008 depending on how you look at it. I just wanted to mention that in a perfect world, I would be at functions like that, because I miss Archie, and Archie is actually you all - not just a rickety old building on Marshall Rd. that's probably in worse shape than Cossetti's knees. I hope you all have a Merry Christmas and a great 2009, and that all our friends and sons and daughters serving tn the Middle East come back to us in one piece, healthy and whole - this coming year. I stay in touch with Mark, and hope to be down there sometime this winter. In the meantime, I miss you. Merry Christmas - Ray - and all the little Fallons who got their drum corps starts in that rickety old building.

 


2009

 


 

31. Bob Watson - 2009-10-19 22:25:39
Would love to hear the routine from the King and I.

I was St Vincents Bayonne 1953 to 1958
Caballeros 1958 to1962

 

30. - 2009-09-14 02:08:46
NOTICE;

Due to "technical" difficulties please include your email address in your message if you want to be contacted.

 

29. Ray - 2009-09-13 19:32:02
Tony - sorry to hear about your health issues... hope you’re currently up and around. Interesting to see a post from Scott Wolfinger, whom I remember as sort of a kid in our very talented early ’80s drum line banging on quads. Time do pass, don’t it? Hope eveyone is well.

 

28. Scott Wolfinger - 2009-09-12 05:17:06
Hi Y’all! Been a long time and I’m sure there won’t be many who will know me down there these days but I some how stumbled across your site and have sat here for over an hour reading your quest book. God how times fly! For those who have forgotten who I am or just don’t know me, I was with Archie from ’81-’84 and marched toms. I am now retired from the USAF and now own a percussion education and resource company complete with drum studio, called Wolf Trax Percussion.I have also gone on to judge at all levels (have judged DCA for over 13 yrs); instruct at all levels and when I’m not doing that I can be found at my drafting table, composing and arranging.

Something I have wanted to say for many years is that even though I went back to march with the Blue Crew for one more season after I left Archie and did some instructing for the red team in Jersey....it has always been Archie that brings multiple years of great times to me. It was Archie where I found the confidence to reach out and see how far I could go with my music. It was Archie where I found both my 1st AND 2nd wives (that almost doesn’t sound right does it? LOL)and it was Archie that gave me friendships that are very important to me today almost 26 years later! The wife thing....well lets just say things didn’t go to well with the 1st one and the current one...well she’s figured out a way to keep me grounded for these last 16 years so I guess I’m keeping this one! LOL Her name back the was Laura Lanutti and she was in the guard.

Anyway, there are only a few that know that when I marched w/ a small corps from Souderton PA called the Bux Mont Raiders I was there for a year. When I marched Madison I was there for a year. When I marched Bucs (the 1st time) I was there for a year. When I was Bucs the second time I was there for a year.Archie is the only corps I ever marched with where I stayed longer than a season and as I said above that ended up being 4 years. It didn’t take long for me to figure out I had a 2nd home and family when I joined Archie. Even though I am not around much anymore, please know that I still have a fond place in my heart for Archie and all the wonderful people and friends I have from Archie and that will never leave me. Archie opened a lot of doors for me both personally and eventually professionally and I am forever thankful for the oppertunities Archie afforded me.

I recently lost my mom and after loosing my father in’99 I find myself thinking a lot about my own mortality and as I said above what I have just written here is something I have wanted to say to my family at Archie for several years.

Thanks Archie for everything you do and everything you are and I wish you all good health and happiness!

Sincerely and Respectfully,
Scott Wolfinger, AKA "Animal!"

 

27. Jack Philp - 2009-09-09 23:31:57
Just wanted to say hello to a lot of names I see in here, Haven’t been around Archie for a long time but Marched with Archie from 1960 to 1965. I was one of the Atlantic City guys who drove up every week to Upper Darby I still get a thrill when I see the drum corps and Have to say that the time I spent with Archie , has to have been my greatest time marching with any corps. Up to dat from down here is Don Laurilli passed away many years ago,Also Moe Christ(zymbles)Bud Bonello Baritone Andy Philp French horn. Well GOD bless you all and hope to see some of you again. ARChie FOREVER Jack

 

26. Tony Brown - 2009-08-31 00:58:25
Hello everyone! Diana and I hope that your summer has been a good one. I hope to be at our next rehearsal on Sept.11 2009 if I’m not in the hospital again. I’m going in for a procedure for my kidneys,which are unfortunatly failing. It’s been hard these last couple of years playing with the corps, which you may have noticed. I’ll be there as much as I physically can for the near future. Take it easy and I’ll see all of you soon!
Tony AFO, OFA!l

 

http://bigfanofcossetti.com/http://bigfanofcossetti.com/25. Ray Fallon - 2009-07-04 22:58:49
Being a relatively recent addition to Archie (1978) I didn’t know Dave, but I’m sorry to see him join that list of Musketeers (notice I didn’t say ex-Musketeers) who have gone on ahead. There’s been too many in the past couple of years.
Had eye surgery on Wednesday (might have been the result of having dinner with Cossetti on Friday - nah actually my 2nd cataract - pretty sure that’s all there is).
Jim and Bob were quiet and reserved ( )and represented the organization well... errrr, most of the evening.
Hope to see you soon.

 

24. Mary Ward [ Utterback] - 2009-07-02 22:19:15
I was very happy to know that several member of Archer Eppler joined the family at my brother’s viewing, I got to speak with Bill Ives for a while. The Corps was such an important part of our youth, and Dave’s adult years that it was nice to have it included with the other memories of his life. I was very surprised and touched to receive a plant arrangement today with deepest sympathy from Mark Fulcomer and Archer Eppler Musketeers, Thank you so much, and GO ARCHIE!!! Mary

 

23. Jim Cossetti - 2009-06-29 17:11:39
Glad to see the new format for the guestbook Bob. To Bobby Pierce, my deepest regrets on Jimmy’s passing. You two guys auditioned me in ’62 and it was an honor to play in such a magnificent hornline. I’ll be in touch.

The recent passing of Dave Ward was a shock. He and I had worked together for 20+ years......he was a true son of Archer Epler and his family legacy will forever be with us. It was Dave that passed on to me many of the pix from those days, which I passed on to the archives.

It was good to see the corps in Wildwood. Have a great 4th, hopefully not doing the 3 parades, but maybe just 2.

Spent some time with Ray Fallon on Friday in Bridgeport where he was inducted into the Buglers Hall of Fame. I guess there really was an Oceanside Legionnaires corps huh?

 

22. Bert & Peggy Taylor - 2009-06-23 23:28:24
Mary Sarry To Hear About Dave you are In our Prayers

 

21. Mary Ward [ Utterback] - 2009-06-21 00:00:43
My brother, David V. Ward died Friday morning. He was a drummer with the Junior corps and later a Musketeers after WWII. Our Mother and Dad, Thomas and Nan Ward are in the Hall of Fame. She wrote the words to the corps song. With my parents, David, and my brother Newton. a bugler, the Corps amd its activities were a significant part of my life as well.
I just want to let the old timers know of his death. He will be waked at the Ciavarelli Funeral home [ Ambler] on Mon. evening, and buried from St Anthony’s Church [ AMBLER ] following a 10 AM Mass on Tuesday.
Many wonderful memories !! Mary U. nee Ward

 

20. bill nattrass - 2009-06-10 12:13:19
If possible, just wanted to say hello to my junior corps. drum instructor, Frank Elbertson (spelling?)
Frank was a Muskateer and he taught me to play the snare.

Hope Frank is doing well.....its been many years (Early 60’s)

Thanks,
Bill Nattrass (a.k.a. "Sam" the middle snare, with Ray and Matty)

 

Montoursville, PA 17754 Montoursville, PA 1775419. Bob Pierce - 2009-05-19 15:22:53
t’s been a long time since I have seen or heard of many of my fellow Musketeers. I began my drum corps experience with the McCall Post Bluebirds in 1948. In 1953 many of us left McCall and went to Liberty Bell. We thought that we had the best horn line in Junior Corps at the time. When Liberty Bell broke up. I played briefly with Reilly Raiders then joined Archie. Thoe guys who followed me to Archie at that time were John Tully, Kenny Newman, Dick Turner, Lou Scirotto, my brother Jim Pierce and others. Incidently, I am sorry to say that my brother Jim passed away last Thanksgiving and is missed greatly. I live in Montoursville, Pa. 17754. Over the years Billy Riehl, Jack Reilly and John Tully have visited with me when they were in the vicinity. I keep in touch with Dick Filkins as we were great friends. I participated in the weddings of the following guys, Harry Sharp, Dick Filkins, Dick Cooper, Lou Scirotto and Jim Pierce. If any of you would like to say hello I have included my e-mail. So long for now. Bob (Bobby) Pierce, former soprano horn player.

 

18. Janice Curley - 2009-05-19 15:21:46
Have fond memories of marching with Archie. Just checking in to see what Archie is up to. Have a great summer

 

BOYNTONBEACHFL.33426 BOYNTONBEACHFL.3342617. HARRYMC CAULEY - 2009-05-19 15:20:51
FIRST MET HARRY WELSH BACK IN THE 50’S WHEN OLNEY AND YEARSLY BROKEUP AND SOME OF THE GUYS FROM BOTH CORPS CAME OVER TO IMHOF, AND HARRY WAS ONE OF THEM. HARRY AND I HIT IT OFF RIGHT FROM THE START.I CAN SAY UNEQUIVOCALLY,HE WAS A GENTLEMAN’S GENTLEMAN, AND A GENTEL MAN I NEVER HEARD HARRY HURT ANYONE’S FEELINGS BUT HAD THE ART OF CUTTING SOMEONE TO THE QUICK,WHEN IT WAS NECESSARY. A TRUE HUMAN IN EVERY SENSE OF THE WORD.

 

Archie Corps HistorianArchie Corps Historian16. Bill Ives - 2009-05-19 15:19:12
As it has been said. Harry was one those truly nice people you get to meet. With his passing and many others over the years that have been a part of the Musketeer family you start to realize how many friends you have. As we move away from the Musketeer Family for various reasons. We lose touch with our friends. On Sat May 30th 12 noon at the Post ( Free Event Refreshments Available ), I will be hosting a mini reunion. This is an open reunion for members,friends and other corps to come out and see old friends. I will have my entire collection of Drum Crops Memorabila on display. I now have 45 uniforms, a dozen shakos, 350 records from 1959 to the 80’s plus hundreds of photos and related items. Come out and see your friends, remember the past and look to the future. Always remember, some of the best friends you will ever have were because you part of the Musketeers. If you have not received a post card or email it is because you are not on the list. Give me a call at 610 937 6555 or email ivesbill@mac.com also check out my website for my new museum to be called Bill Ives Drum Corps Historic Memorabilia Collection. It is the largest collection on the east coast that you will be able walk in an enjoy. Hope to see you. All for One and One for All

 

15. Jim Cossetti - 2009-05-19 15:18:08
Following up on my post from yesterday about the passing of our old friend and fellow Musketeer Harry Welsh the following are the funeral arrangements;

Viewing Friday evening eve. 7-9 PM at

The Donahue Funeral Home 8401 West Chester Pike Upper Darby, PA 19082 610-449-0300

Saturday 9;30-10;30 AM service following at the funeral home with burial following at a location to be determined.

Jim

 

14. Jim Cossetti - 2009-05-19 15:16:46
20 Apr 2009
Had a couple of emails advising that Harry Welsh passed away last night. For those of you who didn’t have the pleasure an honor of knowing or playing in the hornline when Harry was one of our magnificent french horns.....and a very good baritone voice in the 3 time DCA champion chorus, he was one of a kind. My condolences to the Welsh family and to all of his fellow Musketeers

This makes me very sad, as I know it does all of you. We hear the description "classy" used every day, and every now and then we walk away shaking our heads. Harry was a truly classy guy. I will miss him the way I miss Vince and Jack and so many others. And I’ll rememember.

Peace,


Ray ray_fallon@comcast.net

 

13. Ray - 2009-05-19 15:15:55
Happy Easter, Gang.

 

12. Tony Brown - 2009-05-19 15:14:58
Hello everyone! We just had a great performance by the corps at the Dixie Stinger 2009. The site was once again at Parkville HS hosted by our friends the Yankee-Rebels from Baltimore, MD. Thanks goes to Joel and all of the Rebs for letting us Yankees entertain you’all! Did I get it right? Each of the corps in attendance gave their all and had a great time onstage. My personal favorite besides "Archie" had to be the "Bridgemen" from Bayonne, NJ. The sound, the uniforms, the "ATTITUDE"! I thought it was ’79 again. Another fav was "THE CABS" with all that power led by Jimmy Russo. The "Reilly Raiders", "Blessed Sacrament" and "Yankee-Rebels" all played their shows very well to the crowd. I think that it was the largest crowd for the first show of the season for quite a long time. Once again, I hope you enjoyed the "Stinger" as much as I did. Regards, Tony B. CDHSMU’82 AE

 

11. BOB HARRINGTON - 2009-05-19 15:14:00
GREAT MUSIC, WAS WITH PRINCE 46 TO 53.GREAT IME FOR DRUM CORPS

 

10. Kristin Bicking and Tom Keale - 2009-05-19 15:13:04
We would like to thank everyone for their thoughts and prayers at the passing of Tom’s father. It was appreciated very much. To all of you who ventured out during the first storm to be with the Kealey family thanks is just not enough. The flowers were beautiful. Hope to see you all in Baltimore

 

9. greetingsfrompoland - 2009-05-19 15:12:23
Hello to all ! Greetings From Poland. very Good Page !

 

8. Charles Rupp - 2009-05-19 15:11:02
Good Morning; The Lancers along with the York PA St. Patrick’s Day Parade are planning a Celebration - St. Patrick’s Day 2010. It will consist of a short parade and then an evening concert at the Penn State - York Pullo Center. I would like your mailing address so I can send a formal invitation to Archie for this event. Hope to hear from you very soon.

Charles Rupp, Chairman

 

7. Carol Ann Fallon - 2009-05-19 15:09:59
Living in New Hampshire away from so much, thank God for the Internet!

 

6. John Duly - 2009-05-19 15:09:07
Just found a old record of the corps at the 1957 Dream contest Contest .....Those were the days

 

5. BOB HARRINGTON - 2009-05-19 15:08:17
GREAT UNIT, I WAS IN PRINCEMEN, FROM 1946 T0 1954, I CAN STILL HEAR "QUEEN OF SHEBA AND FAIREST OF THE FAIR" ONE OF MY FAVORITES, THOSE WERE THE DRUM CORPS DAYS

 

4. Kristin Bicking - 2009-05-19 15:07:21
30 Jan 2009
I am sorry to pass the news of Tommy Kealey’s fathers passing away on January 28th. The veiwing will be Tuesday Feb 3 from 6 to 9pm at Logan Funeral Home 2410 Lombard St Philadelphia. There will be visitation at Logan on Wednesday morning at 9am with a mass at St Gabriels 29th and Dickinson at 10am.

 

3. big mack - 2009-05-19 15:05:43
congraulation on your cataract operation,as vinny use to say,"its only the begining".vinny also said" don’t get mad get even", and when i die the first one will be r.f.. and he didn’t mean radio freqency,i didn’t get a banquet invite ray.

 

2. Ray Fallon - 2009-05-19 15:04:45
Hi fellow Musketeers... (yeah Chas I know, I know...) I got a lovely invitation for the annual banquet today. I had my first eye surgery (cataracts) on Wednesday, so I’m out of work for a week or so... then my first day back is - you guessed it - the day of the banquet - second day back - the next day at 4am!!! I can’t get it right. Anyhow, miss you all (okay, almost all) and look forward to seeing you this year. I’ve had recent correspondence with Nate and with Eileen and Mike (although I suspect it was actually Eileen - no whining.) Happy New Year and be well. BTW - when did I get so old? I was 26 when I went to that post the first time - now I’m having cataract operations. Is this the ghost of Vince coming after me for bad kharma or something?

 

1. big mack/ginny - 2009-05-19 15:02:43
well,there goes another year.four more and it’s all over. but until then"happy new year"ginny and i wish you all the best life has to offer. love, from ginny/harry in2009.