Queensmen Alumni

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The Queensmen Alumni were an alumni corps based in Kenosha, Wisconsin and were comprised of members of the Queensmen (Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Queensmen) and the Queensmen Squires (Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Queensmen Squires) of Kenosha (1964-1970).

History

  • In the comeback project first proposed at the corps 20th Anniversary on January 10th, 1984, the Queensmen Alumni organized for what was intended to be one final appearance - in the Sunday July 6th, 1986 Kenosha Civic Veterans Parade. However, most of the corps members decided to march once again for the 1987 parade as part of an all-city reunion corps, called "Kenosha's Own".

Mission

Traditions

Trivia

Bugles were borrowed from the Racine Explorer Scouts and the Spirit of 76. The original Queensmen Rogers Dyna-Sonic drums were used.

The uniform of the day was navy-blue officers' caps with black slacks and white t-shirts lettered "Queensmen '86!" with the trademark charging knight. The color guard wore berets, sky-blue t-shirts and white slacks.

The drum majors were Jesse Foster and Melody Hess. Color guard sergeant was Jean Steele Ricchio.

Signs along the parade route read "Welcome Back Queensmen". The parade was televised and re-broadcast a number of times.

External Links

The Queensmen Alumni drum and bugle corps.