Monthly Archives: June 2012

Knights Revival/Reunion/Fundraiser

Greetings Knights,
As a Knights Drum and Bugle Corps Alum, you can remember the good times and great lifelong friendships made while performing and entertaining crowds of drum corps followers around the country. So let us begin by saying there is an effort to bring drum corps back to the Quad-City area.

Through the Knights Revival Effort (!/Knights.Revival.Effort), we are attempting to obtain “non-profit status”. Before we can go to corporate sponsors this “non-profit status” requires a filing fee of $850. A Knights Revival/Fundraiser/Reunion event is being planned for Thursday, July 12, 2012. (On Facebook – Knights Reunion at Music on the March)

We have 50 premium reserved-seat tickets for the Music on the March show on July 12, 2012 at 7:00 pm at the Brady Street Stadium in Davenport, IA. The cost is $25 per ticket. The show will include The Colts, Blue Knights, Boston Crusaders, The Academy, Cascades, Music City and the Colt Cadets. DEADLINE FOR TICKET ORDERS IS JULY 1st.

Along with tickets to the show, we will also have available for purchase, a Knights patch and a small Knights 1972-76 Crusaders Cross flag for $15 each. A ticket, patch and flag package is $50. (note: limited supply of 50 patches and 50 flags. The best way to reserve a ticket , ticket package, patch or flag is to make checks or money orders payable to Drum Corps Revival and send C/o Rich Clark (contact via Facebook or email for address). To pick up your tickets & memorabilia items, see Al Ratcliff, Dave or Rich Clark at The Knights table set up in the Corps souvenir area in front of the stadium on July 12th.

In conjunction with the Davenport show on July 12th, the Blue Knights will be staying and rehearsing at the Geneseo Middle School. You old timers will find the middle school right down the street or across two fields and a parking lot from the high school. Anyone who wishes is encouraged to attend their rehearsal prior to the show starting at 7:00 pm at the Brady Street Stadium. Knight Alum Kari Neuleib (70 -76, 84-85) Zimny’s son Jonathon marches with the Blue Knights. You might find J.P. Herring (79-85, 86-92) helping out with the corps. If you are in Geneseo, or passing through going to the show, help out the Drum Corps Revival Movement by eating at the Pizza Hut in Geneseo for dinner as a fundraiser from 4:00 to 6:00 pm. Pizza Hut has an all-you-can-eat buffet and salad bar, the proceeds go to the Drum Corps Revival Movement. Tickets are $9 for adults and $5 for children. This fundraiser is just one of many that are designed to assist with attaining funds for the license.

After the show, head to The Boathouse Restaurant (1201 E. River Drive Davenport, IA) managed by Knights Alum Mark Klundt (‘77-‘81). There will be hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. What a great way to come back to the Quad-City area, relive memories with old friends and help bring Drum Corps back to the area!

Hope to see you July 12th!

The Drum Corps Revival Committee
Joe Angelo
Travis Lopez
Peter Philhower
Eric Ashcraft ‘78-‘93
Steve Scherer’’82-‘86, ‘90
Jeremy Hill ’92-‘95
Al Ratcliff ‘72-‘74, ‘81-‘89
Phyllis Miller ‘91-‘92
Dave Clark ‘78-‘82
Rich Clark ‘78-‘79