Every marching unit has its own unique banner.  It announces who the next unit is, where they are from, and who their sponsor is.  I didn’t get the chance to see many back in the day.  We were too busy loading / unloading, marching / playing, to just stand idle and watch other units and their banners go by.

50+ years later, I finally get to see what other corps were using to announce their arrival.  It’s an important piece of advertising.  It sets the tone of the unit that follows.  Some are regimental, some are splashy, and some are…underwhelming.

Choose your favorite below, if you can.

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Longview-Kelso, Washington

 

 

1958 Greenwood Boys Club D&BC

Seattle, Washington

Later known as – The Seattle Thunderbirds

 

 

 

1961 Athena-Weston Falcons (Oregon)

 

 

 

1962 Seattle Thunderbirds Marching with their VFW Banner

 

1963 – 68 Thunderbirds – Seattle, Washington

 

 

 

1963 Tri-Cities Columbians, Washington

 

 

1960s Percussion Nauts.  [Later known as the Patriots]

Spokane, Washington

 

 

 

Longview-Kelso, Washington

 

 

 

 

1966 – 1969 – Cascade Cadets                                    1970 Seattle Cascades                                    1971 thru Mid 1990s

Seattle, Washington

 

 

 

1966 Longview Mustangs – Longview, Washington

 

 

 

1968 Optimist Flamingos – Salem, Oregon

 

 

1968

 

 

1969 Imperial Cadets – Portland, Oregon

 

 

 

 

1969 Royal Lancers – Portland, Oregon

September 1969

Sentinels – Bellevue, Washington

 

 

 

1971 Big Sky Reveliers – Billings, Montana

 

 

 

1973 Alberta Girls – Alberta BC, Canada

 

 

 

1973 Escadrille – Salem, Oregon

 

 

 

1974 Shamrocks – Seattle, Washington

 

 

 

1970s Renaissance – Spokane, Washington

 

 

2014 Thunder (Formerly “Spokane Thunder”)

Spokane Washington

 

 

 

2016 Seattle Cascades, Washington

 

 

 

July 4, 2019

Tri-Cities Columbians, Washington

 

 

 

2019

Pacific Alliance Sr Drum Corps

 

 

******Drill Teams******

 

 

 

 

1969 La Senoritas Drill Team – Seattle, Washington

 

 

 

2013 North Queens Drill Team – Seattle, Washington

 

 

 

 

2015 Ballard Eagles Drill Team – Seattle, Washington

(This banner probably dates back to the early 1970s)