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Drum and Bugle Corps Returns Locally

After several months of intense planning, the Conquistadors Performing Arts Association of Johnson City, NY announced today that they will be holding an open house and Membership Day for any and all that are interested in playing with their new local drum corps.
The Conquistadors Drum & Bugle Corps will be holding it's first annual Open House for interested members on Friday night, January 28th from 5:00 - 9:00 PM at the First Church of the Nazarene in Owego, NY. Attendees are asked to bring their own brass instrument if possible and percussionists are asked to bring drum sticks.
The event marks the return of major drum and bugle corps presence in the Southern Tier since the Sounds on the Susquehanna annual contest disbanded several years ago.
Past drum and bugle corps from the Southern Tier include the Red Raiders from Johnson City, The Southern Tier Grenadiers from Apalachin, The Mello-Dears from Owego, and most recently Spectrum from Corning.
Those interested are asked to visit the corps' website at to obtain more information about the event.

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steve.gross says ... on Saturday, Oct 12 at 8:39 PM


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steve.gross says ... on Saturday, Oct 12 at 8:34 PM

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conquistadors says ... on Wednesday, Dec 29 at 10:00 PM

The Conquistadors are a senior, now called all-age corps.

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kat love says ... on Wednesday, Dec 29 at 9:03 AM

Calling all Mello-Dears of Owego, NY!!!! Rehearsal on January 9th and 16th. Even if it's been 30 years or more, you will not be alone! Come give it a try. Mello-Dear Hall, Central Ave. Owego, NY! (You don't need to have been a Mello-Dear to be a Mell

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observingnature says ... on Tuesday, Dec 28 at 7:42 PM

I initially thought this was going to be a call out for a Senior corps, and that our Mello-Dear Alumni could join. I AM ONE OF THE OLD LADIES! :-)

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FLOODMAN says ... on Tuesday, Dec 28 at 4:09 PM

Those OLD LADIES you speak about just happened to have won the 1972 WORLD OPEN CHAMPIONSHIPS..NEVER duplicated by any other marching or musical group in this area..OLD LADIES?..NO!..CHAMPIONS?..YES!...Next time you see an old lady, show some respect.

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observingnature says ... on Monday, Dec 27 at 10:40 PM

The Mello-Dears Have an Alumni corps that will march in a few parades in the coming summer, and perform for their own 50th Anniversary reunion. There could be some carry overs to you from there... if you take old ladies?

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