Eastern Washington Corps
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The Tri-City Columbians – Pasco, WA 1
“Pasco Junior Legion Drum & Bugle Corps”
Sponsored by, and created at the Pasco American Legion Post #34
Directors: Larry Weltz, Neil Ault, and Eldon Sargent.
Manager: Earl Halverson
1961: Changed name to Pasco Columbians
1963: Changed name to The Tri-City Columbians
1955 – 1965: All-boy corps
1966: Went co-ed
1969 – 1970: Did not field a corps
Home Show: “Cavalcade of Drums”
Disbanded: End of 1975 4
Photo: 1962 Las Vegas AL Nationals
Columbians – 2012 and Beyond
2012: A new Columbians drum corps was formed.
This corps is distinct from the original Columbians established in 1955.
The Patriots – Spokane, WA 1
Established: 1960 as The Percussion-Nauts
Founder / Director / Percussion Instructor: Howard Robbins
1971: January – First competition as a drum corps at Optirama
1972: Changed name to The Percussion-Naut Patriots
Home Show: “Classic of Champions”
Last drum corps competition: 1974, then 1977
1975 and beyond: Performed throughout the USA, Canada, and Europe.
Did not march competitively as a drum corps (except in 1977).
Highest DCI Ranking:
1972 Open Class Prelims, 21st
1974 Open Class Prelims, 21st
Photo: 1973 Show Program
The Renaissance – Spokane, WA 4
Established: September 1975
First Appearance: January 1976 Salem Optirama
Director: Dave Wakeley (Former Patriots DM)
Disbanded: 1980 (end of season)
Highest DCI ranking: 1980 Open Class Prelims, 27th