Saturday, July 1, 2017

A Happy Drum Corps Canada Day 2017!

Happy Canada Day!  To celebrate the first of three patriotic holidays in July, I am going to recycle the concept behind last year's Canadian drum corps for Canada Day, which became the third most popular post during July 2016 and the fortieth most popular post of last year with 995 total page views by posting more videos of Canadian corps for Canada Day.  I'm all in favor of giving my readers what they want.

Last year, I posted videos of corps from the 1970s to 2000s, beginning with the 1976 Oakland Crusaders and Seneca Optimists.  This year, I reach back another decade to the 1967 Toronto Optimists.

Yes, that's a color presentation of the Maple Leaf Flag, which was only two years old at the time.

On to the 1970s with the 1974 De La Salle Oaklands, the first Canadian corps to make DCI finals.

Finally a copy of the 1974 De La Salle Oaklands field show---Toronto DCI show--late June
The celebration continues over the jump with Canadian corps from the 1980s through 2000s.

Representing the 1980s, here is the 1988 Dutch Boy with their 13th place semifinals performance.

No celebration of Canadian corps would be complete without a representative from Quebec and 1991 L'Insolite represents both the Francophone province and the 1990s.

1991 L'Insolite - Quarterfinals 20th Place

Finishing this celebration of Canadian drum corps and representing both the all-age part of the activity as well as the 21st Century are the 2000 Kingston Grenadiers.

That concludes the celebration of Canadian drum corps, but not the celebration of Canada Day.  As I wrote last year, "it's time to recycle San.  It wouldn't be one of my Canada Day posts without her."


  1. And happy 4th to you. the snare drummer in the thumbnail of the Del video is the guy who wrote the El Gato drum break. He also is next to me in the CADRE snareline.

    1. Thank you for all parts of your comment, your wishing me a happy 4th and the information on the snare drummer, as well as your stopping by. It's a small world.

  2. Sarnia Sam was first to comment, NICE. Happy Canada Day to all Drum Corps Family. Thank you for showing some love to Canadian corps.

    1. You're welcome and thanks for reading and commenting. I'm only returning the love Canada has shown to me over the decades.