Definitions

Established – Initial formation of an organization / committee / or an action to create a corps.

Founder – Person(s) largely or solely responsible for the creation of the corps.

First Known Documentation – First known Documentation of existence.

Last Known Documentation – Last known documentation of existence. See References.

Last Field Show – The last known year the corps fielded a complete show*

Disbanded – Known date of death*

Highest DCI ranking – Highest finish at DCI Championships

Colors – Listed if known

 

*Some corps have been resuscitated more times than a CPR dummy.  Only the most recent date in the 60’s or 70’s is recorded for the purposes of this website.

 

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Footnotes

  1. 1964 Seattle Thunderbirds show program
  2. 1967 Seattle Thunderbirds show program
  3. From the Seattle Cascades Wiki (subject to violent disagreement)
  4. Random internet data including Wiki’s.
  5. DCX – Drum Corps Experience. http://www.dcxmuseum.org/
  6. Drum Corps History Podcast.  http://dicemanradio.com/dhp/?cat=46
  7. Historic DCI Attendance List.   http://xkingsmen.com/content/over-400-drum-corps-have-performed-dci
  8. 1967 (January)  issue of Drum Corps News
  9. 1967 (January 21) “Pacific Northwest & Alaska” Thunderbird news article.
  10. https://wallawalladrazanphotos.blogspot.com/2016/07/pendleton-drum-and-bugle-corps-was.html
  11. 1976 Cascades show program
  12. 1974 Sentinels show program
  13. 1973 NWDCA Championship program
  14. 1962-63 and 1964 LK Corps photos
  15. 1970 Optirama show Program
  16. 1967 Optirama show Program
  17. 1961 Thunderbirds Midwinter Show
  18. 1963 NW C21, Dec 4th or May 22, news article
  19. 1964 April 18, TB NW Championships news article
  20. 1965 Shamrocks show program
  21. Oregon Crusaders website
  22. 1965 Jack Avery letter to the Thunderbirds and parents
  23. 1967 Hawks profile
  24. 1965 Portland OR, American Legion – Finals
  25. 1966 Pacific and Alaska news article
  26. 1965 ( June 6) Portland Rose Parade.  Link below.
    • (https://www.kgw.com/video/entertainment/events/rose-festival/kgw-archives-1965-rose-festival-merrykhana-parade/283-8151747)
  27. 1973 Patriots show program
  28. 1982 ( July 8) Statesman Journal article
  29. 1929 (June 18) Spokesman-Review and August 21, 1931 Spokesman-Review
  30. 1960 (January 14) News – L-K Corps Joins Assn
  31.  Information provided by Steve Vickers of Drum Corps World
  32.   1977 (Aug 18) News – The Who
  33.  Information provided by L.G.
  34. 1947 (November 12) Spokesman-Review (Spokane, WA) news article that references “Members of the old Junior Legion corps”
  35. 1967 Washington & Alaska article
  36. 1972 (January 28) Edmonton Journal article
  37. 1964 (December) DC World
  38. 1964 (unknown month) DC World
  39. 1960 (December) DC World – Blackhawks
  40. 1960 (October) DC World – Appleknockers
  41. 1962 (September 12) DC World – Pippins
  42. 1962 (July) DC World – Auburn Blackhawks
  43. 1963 (February) DC World – Jolly Jesters & Thunderbirds
  44. 1976 Spartans show program – Oregon Crusaders join
  45. 1977 Black Watch show program – Kennedy Continentals
  46. 1961 (April) DC World – West Seattle Jr Post #160 D&BC
  47. 1961 (Oct 28) Great Falls Tribune article – Golden Skyliners
  48. 1961 (Sept) and 1962 (Feb) Drum Corps World – Marionettes
  49. 1966 Thunderbirds show program – co-ed Hawks