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.
These two photos were taken at the Veteran's Day Parade in Point Pleasant.
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"
A very successful year for the corps
Toms River Memorial Day Parade
Championship performance in Bordentown
A year of transition of sponsorship and continued success
A corps consisting of many "seasoned" veterans along with some new faces
Continued transition as many members reach their "age out" year. Corps members take on different roles and more new faces are added.
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.