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This Site Was Created to Help Document and Celebrate Pacific NW Drum Corps of the 1960’s and 70’s.
Pacific NW for this site is defined as: Washington, Oregon, Montana, and BC & Alberta Canada
What’s on This Site:
(Links in the Header above, Indices Below)
Pre-1960 corps – (1900 thru 1959) American Legion, VFW, Eagles, Elks, Scouts, and more.
1960 thru 1979 corps – Our bread & butter, our specialty.
1980 thru 1999 corps – Corps founded in those decades. New as of September 2021
2000 thru 2019 corps – Corps founded in those decades. New as of December 2021
2020 & Beyond – Corps “On Tour” in the new millennium. New as of September 2021
We hope that we have faithfully captured the significant drum corps activities that were happening around us in our youth. This is not meant to be a comprehensive list of all drum corps, but rather a list of active PNW corps at the time.
Our goal is to let period documentation and materials speak to the corps history, as conflicting memories and six-plus decades have passed since some of us have marched. Comments and observations are always welcome.
Interested parties are encouraged to submit show programs, photos, tally sheets, scores, season schedules, bulletins, or other documentation. All submissions would be appreciated and added to the digital collection as appropriate.
Let’s talk about your corps documents for a moment; before you send them to DCX or the recycle bin, send us a pdf, jpg, or doc and we will post them on this site for everybody to see. If there are extraneous marks or personal notations on them, no problem. We can clean up digital images with Photoshop.
Minimally, all submissions should include the corps name and year. Additional data like the full date and the event, would help create a chronological record for that particular corps.
If you have a better, or more complete copy of a show program or other documentation already on this site, please let us know. We will gratefully update our data. (“Show Programs” link is in the header above). We’re looking for any PNW programs, even partial programs. If you have an eastern U.S. program with a PNW corps in it, let us know!
If you are not able to create electronic copies of your data (jpg, pdf, doc), contact us, we can do it for you.
Attributions of your submissions will gladly be made upon request.
Use “Contact Us” in the header above to send us an email.
It is through your donation of materials that we are able to document and preserve so much of what happened around us in our youth.
This site would not exist, but for your generosity and dedication to Drum Corps.
Thank You for Helping Preserve our Drum Corps Heritage.
We are a Seattle-based website. We grew up in the PNW, we marched in the PNW, and we care about our Shared Drum Corps History.
We are YOU.
This site is unaffiliated with any other individual, organization, or internet presence and reserves the right to present (edit / mangle) all submitted material in any manner consistent with the site’s mission statement and the whims of the webmaster. Enjoy!