1982 member comments
I'm not sure if anyone will see this, but I marched with the Imperials in 1982. The last year we went to DCI. I remember that year as being very turbulent because of politics. I can't remember the exact details, but I heard that it was because our leadership didn't agree with the leadership of DCI, so DCI had it out for us.
That year we were so ripped off. We had a good program, great musicians and colorguard. We could have made finals that year, but we didn't and I remember such hurt and disappointment in the long ride back from Montreal, Canada to Seattle.
That was my last year in Drum Corps. I actually went down to California to try out for the Devils, made it but couldn't commit. I will always remember drum corps, it will live in me always.
If any of you who are reading this page, please contact me to let me know if you have any pictures of us that year. I am very interested in seeing them. user:Nrayorr