Ambassadors Drum and Bugle Corps Milestones
- September 1973: Inception of the Ambassadors as a junior drum and bugle
corps, initially performing in parades only
- 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
- First contest as a corps, August 1975
- Canadian National junior "E" (Novice) champions
- Canadian National junior "D" (Bantam) champions
- Corps moves to Newmarket under the sponsorship of the Newmarket Lions
- Canadian National and Ontario Provincial "C" (Cadet) champions
- Canadian National and Central Canada Circuit "C" class champions
- 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)
- 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
- Second Place "B" class, Canadian National Championships,
- Trip to Ottawa, ON for Progressive Conservative Leadership nominations
in support of Brian Mulroney(!).
- Tour to Pennsylvania and Ohio, USA.
- Trip to Washington, DC
- 2nd place, Canadian National "A" class championship
- Finalist, "A" class/Division II, American International Open,
- 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.
- 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.
- Ambassadors inactive
- Ambassadors bugles lent to Dutch Boy (cadets?)
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