Glassmen

From DrumCorpsWiki
Revision as of 21:31, 20 April 2007 by BobTuba (talk | contribs) (→‎History: ,)
(diff) ←Older revision | view current revision (diff) | Newer revision→ (diff)
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Glassmen Drum & Bugle Corps

The Glassmen are a junior drum corps based in Maumee, Ohio and are members of Drum Corps International. They compete within DCI Division I.

History

In 1961, a drum corps called the Maumee Suns was founded in Toledo, Ohio, by the Maumee Demons Senior Drum & Bugle Corps In 1967, they were renamed the Glass City Optimists, and in 1971 the corps officially became known as the Glassmen. In 1975 the corps was one of the first DCI Class "A" Finalists, placing fifth at the DCI Class "A" Championships in Philadelphia. They went inactive in 1976, returning to competition in 1979. In 1980, the corps began competing in DCI Division I.

Mission

The Glassmen provide opportunities that promote and develop life skills and personal enrichment through education, participation and performance.

Trivia

  • Since 1985, one of only four corps to break into the top 5 in DCI world championships without winning the title. (the other three are Bluecoats, Boston Crusaders, and Suncoast Sound)
  • Holds the record for the longest running final placing ascension in DCI (1985 [31st] - 1995 [8th])
  • Corps director from 1986 - 1995 was Dan Acheson (then became Director of DCI)

DCI final placing over the years

  • 1980: 42nd
  • 1981: 38th
  • 1982: 34th
  • 1983: 24th
  • 1984: 28th
  • 1985: 36th
  • 1986: 31st
  • 1987: 30th
  • 1988: 25th
  • 1989: 23rd
  • 1990: 18th
  • 1991: 17th
  • 1992: 13th
  • 1993: 11th
  • 1994: 10th
  • 1995: 8th
  • 1996: 13th
  • 1997: 8th
  • 1998: 5th
  • 1999: 5th
  • 2000: 8th
  • 2001: 5th
  • 2002: 8th
  • 2003: 14th
  • 2004: 12th
  • 2005: 11th

External Links

Glassmen: Official website

This article is a stub. You can help DrumCorpsWiki by expanding it.