Pride of Cincinnati
- The corps was founded in 1981.
- The corps became inactive after the 1984 competitive season.
- The director was Dr. Bob Kuske.
The competitive and organizational accomplishments of the summer of 1981 were to be forever overshadowed by the tragedy, which occurred at the completion of Pride’s first tour. Returning from Port Huron, Wisconsin several of the Corps members were given permission to ride in the car of one of the parents who had been touring with the Corps. In a horrid twist of fate, the car crashed during the night, killing, instantly, the driver and all four passengers. Lost forever was corps mom, Rosa Ventus, her daughter Terri Ventus, son and corps member George Ventus (bass drum), along with members Ella Bell (bass drum) and Phil Conley (rifle).
- Achesons (Tom, Dan) were involved with the corps as marching/field instructors during the 1982 season.
- The corps ran out of money during the first tour in 1982, and had but peanut butter and cereal to feed the members around the time of DCI East at Allentown.
- Rick Bays, director of Capital Regiment, marched with Pride of Cincinnati for several seasons.
- The corps purchased 4 used school buses at auction to use for their 15,000 mile first tour in 1981. Ranging in price from $500 to $50 for each bus. The $50 bus was the one without a break down the entire season.
- The $50 bus was dubed with the name of "Malnukia", (Mal-Nuke-ia). It was considered by the corps members traveling on it as a moving country all its own. Niether Malnutrition or nuclear bombs could stop the bus from gettings to it's next competition.
- entry for Pride of Cincinnati - corpsreps.com
- Pride of Cincinnati Drum and Bugle Corps Alumni web site