Part of the restoration process is to accurately identify the corps, the year, and the contest.
As part of the preservation of these
recordings, we try our best to make sure they are identified as
best as we can. Sometimes the name of the corps is unknown but the
most often puzzling question has to do with the venue of the contest
What corps is this?
This is an excellent recording that was on an unlabeled record created by Stetson D. Richmond. It is most likely recorded in 1961 and perhaps is a recording from the Garden State Circuit. I recognize The opener as sometimes titled "Full Moon & Empty Arms" and also "Moon Theme". I think it's from a Rachmaninoff Concerto, but not positive. Concert is "Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man" from "Showboat". Out of Concert is "Almost Like Being in Love" followed by "Poinciana".
Corpsreps.com has been checked and it did not help.
The drum parts were most likely written by Eric Perrilioux or one of his disciples. The drumming is a typical "Selden" sound with few or no accents. The Austin Lancers played like that. I'm guessing it is in the Garden State Circuit around 1960 or so.
Drum corps recording
I have two senior corps recorded from the same side of a record. As sson as I figure out who they are, I will clean them up so they sound better.
Unknown corps #1
Unknown corps #2
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