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The DesPlaines Vanguard, one of the BIG FOUR from the 60's, was organized in 1934, the Corps came to fame under the colors of the Logan Square American Legion Post of Chicago, winning first place in 101 consecutive contests.  In the 1950's this same corps, then sponsored by the Mel Tierney A.L. Post of Park Ridge, IL, continued its winning ways.  The name Vanguard was adopted in 1954 when the corps reorganized after its entire personnel graduated to senior status.  Visit their website at


Norwood Park Imperials, also one of the BIG FOUR from the 60's.  They were founded in 1926 by William Widemeyer.  Norwood is one of the oldest Junior Drum & Bugle Corps in the United States.   They have their music CD's and t-shirts for sale.  Check their website for details.


The Chicago Royal Airs, was a BIG FOUR Corps in the 60's.  Their 1965 season took the Corps to its greatest heights, during which time they won 16 consecutive titles throughout the nation, including the coveted CYO, VFW and American Legion National Championships.


Vincent Chancey is an Alumni member of both St. Brendan's Patriots, Giles Yellow Jackets and the DesPlaines Vanguard.  He is an internationally renowned Jazz French Horn player.  He tours many countries and is on about 150 CD's as well as having 2 CD's of his own. 
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St Rita's Brassmen - A Tribute site for the St. Joseph Patron Cadets and the St. Rita's Brassmen. Two home grown Brooklyn, New York corps with a shared Carman Cluna, Hy Dreitzer, Eric Perrilloux drum corps history.