Brass Rehearsal Weekends

  • February 13-14
  • April 9-10 (with percussion)
  • June 4-5 (with percussion)

Rehearsals at Geneseo High School
Times to be announced.

We realize that some of you will have to come a long way. Attendance will help all of us be better but is not mandatory. Stay in touch with your section leader and do videos or facetime if you cannot make it to a rehearsal. We have to know how you,re doing on the music.

Finding a Horn, from Gregg Neuleib

FINDING A HORN. We have talked about needing horns and that most every marching band is done now until next late summer for marching band camp. If you can make contact with a local band director and borrow one that would be great. Sopranos/Trumpets you need a Bb trumpet, Mellos a marching mellophone in F, Baris a marching baritone in Bb, and Contra/tubas a marching tuba in Bb. Many many bands have these instruments and probably do not use them for a few months. Connect or reconnect with the directors and see if you can borrow one. (They might be an old corps person.) Ebay has been known to have them for sale too. As a last resort please let your section leader know that you cannot find one and we will try to help. But remember, you finding 1 horn is probably easier than us finding multiple.

UPDATE:

December 7 at 7:38am (Gregg Neuleib) received this message from Greg Blum (of Colts fame and Knight’s friend) via Facebook

Saw your post on finding instruments. Here are some schools that may be helpful:
DeWitt Central-purchased 6 tubas from colts. He’s a friend of Vicki MacFarlane.
Davenport Central-Brian Zeglis (past Colt cadets percussion head) teaches that band …
Wilton-Pete Wyatt (Emerald Knights alum) is band director
Scott Lawson-colts Alum @ WIU. Is connected to WIU Alumni band

Reunion Hotel Info

From Gregg Neuleib:

Attention! (Your heels probably just snapped together didn’t they?)
Because it is a holiday weekend no one would provide a “block” of rooms. That is probably the price we pay for using a good 3 day weekend for travel. www.hotels.com has many rooms available in the Moline/RockIsland/Geneseo area for anywhere between $60-$160 a night. The Moline airport hotels are only 5.6 miles from the Banquet site (Jumers Casino and Hotel) and 15 to 20 minutes from Geneseo. July 2 and 3 are the dates. We also have the large shelter at Richmond Hill Park reserved for the whole day on the 2nd.

Reunion Corps Brass Line

Brass Members as of 12/2/2015

Trumpets
Dan Moore
Shane Conner
Gregg Neuleib
Arthur Neuleib
Tom Huntley
Joshua Huntley
Todd Meier
David Clark
Dan Garrett
Myles Anderson
Roy VanMeter
Mr. Conner
Bill Parker
Jim Cassens
Julie Frank
Jackson Frank
Phillip Corbin
Anne Hale Corrigan
Michael Embrey

Mellophones
Kent Baker
Heather McMeekan
Sharon Hartz
Ron McBride
Jeannie Jarigese
Jennifer Greif Bolton
Stephanie Gardner
George Bellovics
Keith Baker
Cindy Hamilton Megli
Casey Hanford
Eric Ashcraft

Baritones
Greg Young
Dwight Johnson
Dave Ivy
Sandy Ivy
John Jordan
Tim Morgan
Tom Whitman
Jeff Hempstead
Charles St Clair
Bart Pillen
Paul Hinman
Charlie Hanford
Jeff Uddin
Jonathan Zimny

Tubas
David Stollberg
Darryl Anderson
Eric Olsen
Craig Carper
Dale Sutherland
Mike Stollberg
Frank Wolverton
Billy Hamer

Reunion Corps Songs

Another update from Gregg Neuleib:

Have had quite a few people asking what we are playing for the reunion. It is still a work in progress depending how things transpose and work but the following is what is being worked on. As I mentioned, nothing set in stone yet.
1969 – Hava Nagila, production
1972, 73, 74, 79 – If Ever I Would Leave You from Camelot – closer
1976, 77, 78 – Temptation, concert
1977, 78 – Nights in White Satin – production
1981, 82 – Eleanor Rigby – concert/production
1983 – It Was Almost Like a Song/Joust/Ending, closer
1985, 93 – Jesus Christ Superstar (TBD selections)
1992 – Overture to Robinhood (opener)
The thought is all eras represented, playability, and of course, do we have the charts.

50th Reunion Corps Brass Staff

The email addresses for the brass staff are as follows.

Some of the charts are ready so please contact your section leader for parts. Please be aware that probably everyone cannot play first part for the whole gig so ask for all the parts for your instrument. Any relative of a past Knight member or staff member is welcome to join the brass line (perc and guard too). So let’s get at least 60. What do you think?

Karl Rosenquist, 1962 – 2015

Posted yesterday to the Geneseo Knights Facebook page by Curt Plumb:

it is with the deepest sorrow and heartache to send this message…but alas, it must be done…we’ve lost another one of our faithful alumni..Karl Rosenquist a faithful knight from 1976-1980 has passed last nite on Oct 7, 2015……services still pending but I will pass this information along as I receive it. .earlier this afternoon I had a phone message from his sister Nancy and was told that he had passed away last night in the hospital. he had been diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer that had spread and he had been in quite a bit of pain for awhile now…may he finally rest in peace with the grace of the good Lord above…such a true friend shall be dearly missed

Obituary can be found at the Stackhouse Moore Funeral Services website.

Karl Rosenquist

Karl Rosenquist

Karl C. Rosenquist, 53, of Cambridge, died Wednesday, October 7, 2015, at UnityPoint Health-Trinity Rock Island. Cremation has been accorded and a memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Monday, October 12th, at the Cambridge Chapel of Stackhouse-Moore Funeral Services. Rev. Randall Swanson will officate. Interment of cremains will follow at Rosedale Cemetery, Cambridge. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Karl Charles Rosenquist was born February 5, 1962 in Kewanee, the son of James H. and Phyllis J. Blue Rosenquist. He was educated in Cambridge schools and graduated from Cambridge High School in 1980. Karl attended DeVry Institute of Technology in Chicago and graduated as an electronic technician. He worked for Northrup and Varian.

He then attended Blackhawk College in Moline and graduated with honors. Karl went to Southern Illinois University in Carbondale and received his Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering. He worked at Caterpillar in Peoria. Karl was a member of the Knights Drum and Bugle Corp in Geneseo from 1976 to 1981, where he played Baritone and Contra. He continued to follow members of the group and enjoyed their reunions. Karl also enjoyed going to the movies. He was a former member of the Cambridge United Methodist Church.

Those surviving are a sister and brother-in-law, Nancie and Chris Cassiday, Chillicothe, IL, and several cousins. His parents preceded him in death.

The new site

Hi everyone. As you can probably tell, we had some problems with the old site. Essentially, it was hacked and corrupted and I was unable to “clean” the site. So, I’m having to start over “fresh” with a new installation of the site. The good news is that we still have the knightscorps.org domain name, so that won’t change. The bad news is that it may take me a while to get all the old posts and things imported.

So, please be patient, I’m working on getting things back to something close to normal.

Thanks.

50th Reunion “Save the Date”

Info from Gregg Neuleib:

The 50th reunion committee wanted to get the “Save the Date” notice out for July 2-3, 2016.

Thank you Stan L. Maddox for posting about it earlier this a.m. I think he’s going to put it on the knightdbc.org site as well. Tentative plans for a hornline, guard, as well as our already-organized drumline are forming. We will post our sub-committee needs soon. We want to use as many of you for various things as possible. One very important job will be finding EVERYONE! I believe we will have a leader and committee for each era of the corps and maybe we can have a huge reunion. ’66-73, ’74-’80, ’81-’86, ’87-’95 would be the four different sections representing the Kewanee, early Geneseo, later Geneseo, and Quad City years. Obviously there will be overlapping but hopefully we can catch everyone. We will get more out in a couple weeks. Start the suggestions.

Knights Alumni Drumline Press Release

PRESS RELEASE

FEBRUARY 25, 2014

The alumni drumline members of the Knights Drum and Bugle Corps, formerly from Kewanee, Geneseo, and the Quad Cities, have been invited to assemble and perform at Percussion Palooza, to be held at Rock Falls High School in Rock Falls, Illinois, on Sunday, March 2, 2014.

The Knights Drum and Bugle corps was active from 1966 through 1995. They achieved prominence in the drum corps activity, and finished as high as 15th place at the Drum Corps International, World Championships.

39 former Knights have committed to preparing and giving in this performance. These current members have listed their final year performing with the corps, ranging from 1971 through 1995. This is a very special event that is of interest to all Knights alumni, fans and drum corps enthusiasts.

In association with this special one-time performance event, On Sunday, March 2, there will be a REUNION for ALL FORMER MEMBERS of the Knights Drum and Bugle Corps. This reunion will be held at a Kapp’s Banquet Hall, a short distance from Rock Falls High School, the site of the Percussion Palooza performance. People interested in more information about this reunion or the Percussion Palooza event should go to http://www.knightsdbc.org/.

It is of great interest to the communities of Kewanee, Geneseo and the Quad Cities to get this information broadcast as thoroughly as possible. There are MANY former Knights and Knights fans who would certainly attend this event if they knew about it, and would appreciate being informed. Please do all you can to make this announcement and story a local priority.