- Founded in 1967.
Royales Take 3rd Place At Their First World Open
The Royales took third place in Class B Finals of the World Open Championships Contest held in Manning Bowl, Lynn, Massachusetts. A total of 103 members (including adults) left Eatontown Boro Hall Wednesday night and stayed at the Happy Valley Country Club in Lynn. Thursday evening we participated in a huge parade, viewed by over 75,000 spectators, including about 35 Drum and Bugle Corps.
In the preliminaries, we competed against 24 other corps from throughout the United States and Canada, gaining a third place with a score of 62.55 and the right to compete in the finals. Only the top five corps were allowed to compete in the finals. We returned to Eatontown on Sunday evening and, upon arriving at the boundaries of Eatontown, we were greeted by Mayor Werner and a police escort to boro hall where over 200 people were on hand to welcome us. We performed an enthusiastic exhibition for the crowd of wellwishers.
In early October, Eatontown, NJ celebrated "Royales Day" in honor of this accomplishment. The event was staged at Ira Wolcott Playground. As part of the celebration, we put an a full uniform exhibition for the residents.
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