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2014 “Profiles In Music” Close At Hand

The 2014 season for the Lancers Alumni Drum & Bugle Corps is underway with some exciting new selections as well as some “new” faces in all the facets of the corps. We are very excited about the upcoming season, and are looking forward to presenting our 3rd Annual “Profiles In Music,” a Drum & Bugle Corps Showcase.

The event will take place on Saturday, April 12th, beginning promptly at 6:00pm with the presentation of the colors and our National Anthem.  This year’s anthem will be sung by the Lancers’ very own Mike Anderson, a well-known vocalist and corporate lawyer in the York area.  This year’s show will feature (in alphabetical order): the American Originals, from Washington, D.C., the Bridgemen, from Bayonne, NJ, the Hawthorne Caballeros, from Hawthorne, NJ, the Lancers Alumni, from Hanover, PA,  Park City Pride, from Bridgeport, CT,  the Reading Buccaneers Alumni, from Reading, PA, the Steel City Ambassadors, from Monroeville, PA,  the Westshoremen, from Harrisburg, PA, and the United States Naval Academy Drum & Bugle Corps, from Annapolis, MD.  It is going to be an unbelievable show and you won’t want to miss it.

The USNA Drum & Bugle Corps is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year.  The corps was founded in 1914 as a brass and percussion “pep” band for a baseball game between neighboring St. John’s College and the Navy Midshipmen.  The original roster held only fourteen midshipmen, but he corps currently fields nearly a hundred musicians.  Additionally, their original function was purely recreational, but as their numbers grew, so did their responsibilities.  Currently, the corps supports several facets of the daily Naval Academy experience, from ceremonies to meal formations, from dress parades to halftime shows.  The organization also serves as a leadership laboratory for its senior midshipmen, as they plan the day-t0-day operations of the corps.

The Corps is under the direction of Jeff Weir and Rich DeCapio.  In addition to a busy spring 2014 schedule that includes performances in New Orleans, LA, Boston, and of course York, PA, it is also planning a commemorative field show for the fall football season culminating in the halftime show for the 2014 Army/Navy game.

CONGRATULATIONS to the USNA Drum & Bugle Corps on their 100th Anniversary, and the Lancers are very excited to be hosting them at this years “Profiles In Music.”  

If you haven’t obtained your tickets for this year’s show, you will want to do that soon.  They are selling fast, and the past two years have been completely SOLD OUT.  We are expecting this year’s show to follow suit.  Here’s how you can get your tickets:

  • Send a self-addressed, stamped envelope with your check made payable to: Lancers Alumni Drum & Bugle Corps by March 15th, 2014.
  • Mail to: Tracy Perry, 620 Cricket Lane, McSherrystown, PA 17344
  • There will be NO REFUNDS and NO EXCHANGES and ALL SEATS ARE RESERVED SEATING ONLY. (best seats sold first)
  • Cost is $15.00 per ticket.
  • You may request left, center, right seating preferences, however we cannot guarantee that to be honored, depending on receipt of your order.

We’ll ALL look forward to seeing you at this year’s show, and witnessing another exciting evening of stellar Alumni Drum Corps performances.  Thank you for your interest and support in continuing to keep alumni drum corps music alive.

Looking back at the 2012 Plymouth parade!

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Welcome!

The Lancers Senior Drum & Bugle Corps was originally organized in 1920 at the Harold H. Bair Post 14, American Legion in Hanover, PA. The marching group participated in concerts, parades, and competitions from its inception until 1983 and was at that time the oldest continuously operating drum and bugle corps in America. Due to financial and management challenges, the corps disbanded in 1983.

In the summer of 1990, a few former members planned a corps reunion, and by October, an alumni corps was once again on the street in Hanover. The corps has been steadily growing since that time and today boasts a roster of over 100 members and includes alumni from the 1950’s to the 1980’s, as well as high school and college students; members range in age from 15 to 75. The membership includes people from all walks of life and always welcomes interested participants.

The Lancers have been recognized as Hanover’s Music Ambassadors and have represented the community in prestigious events like the National Apple Blossom Parade in Winchester, VA, the National Cherry Blossom Parade in Washington, D.C., and numerous events throughout Pennsylvania and Maryland. The corps participated in “America’s Hometown Thanksgiving Celebration” in Plymouth, MA in November of 2012 along with eight other alumni corps from New England, Pennsylvania and Canada.

 

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