St. Rita's Brassmen

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The St. Rita's Brassmen are an inactive junior drum corps based originally in Brooklyn, New York, and later on Long Island.


  • The corps was founded in 1962 as the St. Joseph’s Patron Cadets.
  • This corps was disbanded by the new pastor of St. Joseph Patron church despite a winning history, in 1968.
  • In 1969 the corps at St. Rita’s Church under the name of St. Rita's Brassmen.
  • In 1972 the corps was incorporated as an independent organization.
  • The corps chose not to join the then new Drum Corps International circuit in 1974 and became inactive in that year.
  • In 2006 the Brassmen Alumni Drum and Bugle Corps made its debut at "Music Under the Bridge" in Brooklyn.



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