Mark Twain Pilots

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The Mark Twain Pilots was a junior drum corps based in Elmira Heights, New York. They acted as a feeder corps to the Mark Twain Cadets. [1]

History

  • The Pilots were originally known as the Mark Twain Mini-Cadets; however, in 1973, the corps management changed the name to the Pilots to remove what many considered to be a demeaning name and to give the corps a more independent identity while honoring one of Samuel Clemens' (Mark Twain) more famous occupations, that of a Mississippi riverboat pilot.
  • Corps colors were navy blue and orange with white trim.

Traditions

Trivia

  • The corps practiced for many years at Cohen Middle School, which is next door to the Elmira Correctional Facility, a maximum security prison.

References

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