Monthly Archives: May 2011

Long time, no see

Hi everyone. I know it’s been a while since I’ve done anything with the site…sorry about that. I wanted to let you all know a few things.

  1. I’m changing the way the email list is handled. At this point, the version of the list that had been on this site has become to unwieldy for me to be able to update on any regular basis. Because of this issue, I have fallen way behind on updating contact information and have decided to change my process. From now on, the email list will be housed in a Google Doc spreadsheet that I can update from anywhere, and much more easily than I can update the list that was here. So, if you follow the link on the Alumni List page, you will be taken to the new/current list. If there are any additions, changes or corrections, please follow the standard process listed below the link.
  2. I’ve received a couple of emails from people who didn’t actually march with the Knights, but I wanted to put them out there so people could read them

    From: Al Courington
    “In the winter of 1992, I got drug from Austin Peay to Iowa for a camp with the Quad City Knights. It was my first ever real experience with corps, and one I never forgot. Even though I was not able to march that year, the reasons do not matter anymore, I have NEVER forgot how kind and welcoming the corps was, and how quickly I forged friends there. I am proud to say that I was participant, even if for a a short time, with this corps. It helped shape my future, and I will always remember that time. Thank you!”

    From: O.E. Bellerose
    “Back in 1961 I transferred from Pakistan to Bremerhaven, Germany. For a time I bunked with a John Townsend who played bugle or trumpet with the Kewanee Black Knights back in the 1950’s. He played and played tapes of the Corp. All attempts to locate him have failed. You’re my last try. Any assistance will be greatly appreciated.”

    If anyone has contact information for John Townsend, please let me know so I can put them in contact with each other.

  3. In case you couldn’t tell, there isn’t going to be a big reunion this year. Originally people thought that we’d shoot for having one every 5 years, but things just didn’t get organized soon enough. Anyone who is interested in organizing or planning another big reunion for 2012 or 2013, please let me know, and I’ll try to get you guys in contact with each other so we can get something started. Thanks.
  4. So, that’s about it for now. I’m still working through all my old Email List updates (I think I’m nearly a year behind on them), so it’ll take me a while, even with the improved workflow. If you have any ideas, suggestions, or whatever regarding the site, please let me know at

    Thanks again.