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Ambassadors Drum and Bugle Corps Milestones

 

1973

  • September 1973: Inception of the Ambassadors as a junior drum and bugle corps, initially performing in parades only

1974

  • June 30th- First public appearance of the Ambassadors at the "Maid of the Mist" parade in Niagara Falls, New York, NY. Awarded as the "Most Likely to Succeed Corps"
  • Original uniform: White cowboy hats, white shirts, neckerchiefs, black pants or skirts and gold cummerbunds
  • Aurora, ON - First Christmas parade

1975

  • First contest as a corps, August 1975
  • Canadian National junior "E" (Novice) champions

1976

  • Canadian National junior "D" (Bantam) champions

1977

  • Corps moves to Newmarket under the sponsorship of the Newmarket Lions club.

1978

  • Canadian National and Ontario Provincial "C" (Cadet) champions

1979

  • Canadian National and Central Canada Circuit "C" class champions

1980

  • Midwest USA tour to Franklin Park, IL
  • DCI Canada "C" class champions (Hamilton, ON)
  • Tour to Jonquiere, QC for Canadian National Championships
  • Canadian National "C" class champions (Jonquiere, QC)

1981

  • Canadian National "B" class champions
  • Central Canada Circuit "B" class champions
  • Placed in top half of "A" class at DCI World championships in Montreal, QC

1982

  • Second Place "B" class, Canadian National Championships, Windsor, ON

1983

  • Trip to Ottawa, ON for Progressive Conservative Leadership nominations in support of Brian Mulroney(!).
  • Tour to Pennsylvania and Ohio, USA.

1984

  • Trip to Washington, DC
  • 2nd place, Canadian National "A" class championship
  • Finalist, "A" class/Division II, American International Open, Butler, PA

1985

  • Large turnover of corps members occurs.
  • Home show in Newmarket hosted.
  • Ambassadors compete in only two contests including Canadian Nationals where they appear in "A" class.

1986

  • Amalgamation with Oakland Crusaders as "Out of the Blue".
  • "Out of the Blue" tour to DCI Division II("A" class) championships and are announced and recorded as the Oakland Crusaders.

1987

  • Ambassadors inactive

1988

  • Ambassadors inactive
  • Ambassadors bugles lent to Dutch Boy (cadets?)

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2000

  • Reunion 2000


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