Our History In Photos

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    What started in 1958 as an idea to get young kids involved in a youth activity would grow over the next ten years as a successful junior drum and bugle corps. Over the decade of their existence, the Pointers/Townsmen would have many a young man or woman pass thru their ranks. Many would be members of the corps from beginning to end. The following photographs from the June Parks collection, and graciously provided by corps member Jimmy Parks, reflect the corps thru the years. In many instances I have left the original notes on the photos, along with the dates that they were developed to maintain context. Where I can identify locations, events, or individuals I have attempted to do so. I hope you enjoy them and that they take you back to many pleasant memories of when we were so very young.

1961

These two photos were taken at the Veteran's Day Parade in Point Pleasant.

        

       1963

This was the year of our "stepping up" to better competition and having our first taste of winning.

Philadelphia Ensemble in March of 1963. Our first "big win"

Belmawr Ensemble

        1964

A very successful year for the corps

Toms River Memorial Day Parade

Championship performance in Bordentown

Member photos

     1965

 A year of transition of sponsorship and continued success

 

1966

A corps consisting of many "seasoned" veterans along with some new faces

1967

Continued transition as many members reach their "age out" year. Corps members take on different roles and more new faces are added.

1968

The final year for the corps. If you only spent a year or two or were there for all ten years, you were changed, for the good, forever.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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