Spartans Drum and Bugle Corps

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Spartans Drum and Bugle Corps
SpartansDBC Logo.jpg
Location Nashua, New Hampshire
Division Open Class
Founded 1955 (1955)
Director Richard Rigolini
Championship titles Division II -1997, 1998, 2004, 2005, 2007
Uniform Cream Jacket
w/cream and black stipes
w/red on underside
Black pants
black shoes
Black pith helment
black plume
Website http://www.spartansdbc.org/

The Spartans Drum and Bugle Corps is an Open Class (formerly Divisions II & III) competitive junior drum and bugle corps. Based in Nashua, New Hampshire, the Spartans performs in Drum Corps International (DCI) competitions.[1] The Spartans won the DCI Division II World Championship in 1997, 1998, 2004, 2005, and 2007.[2]


History[edit]

Source: [3][4]

The Spartans Drum and Bugle Corps was founded in 1955 by Albert LaFlamme as a way to keep at-risk youth off of the streets. Mr. LaFlamme was succeeded as corps director by his son Peter. Today, the corps is run by Albert’s grandson, Paul "PG" LaFlamme Jr. [5]

Over the corps' long history, it has performed for Presidents Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan, and George H.W. Bush.

In 1990, the corps was gifted with a corps hall that also hosted their bingo operation.

A fire in 1999 destroyed nearly everything the corps owned--- instruments, uniforms, equipment, vehicles. The dedication of the corps' members, staff, and supporters, as well as the greater drum corps community, kept the corps in operation and in competition, with the corps placing second that year at DCI Division II Finals in Madison, Wisconsin.

In 2009, the economic downturn forced the Spartans into bankruptcy. Bingo revenues had dropped off to a point where the corps discontinued that fundraising activity. Efforts to sell the corps hall had not been successful, although payments were still due on the hall's mortgage.[6][7]

The corps went through a year of inactivity and reorganized, including a change of management and sale of the corps hall for an amount large enough to pay off the corps' debts.[8][9] The corps then successfully returned to competition in 2010.[10]

Sponsorship[edit]

The Spartans Drum and Bugle Corps is a registered non-profit 501(c)(3) musical organization which has a Board of Directors, director, and staff assigned to carry out the organization's mission. The president of the board is Paul "PG" LaFlamme, Jr., the operations director is Ann Prendergast, and the corps director is Richard Rigolini. [11]

Show Summary (1972-2015)[edit]

Source:[12][13]

Year Theme Repertoire Score Result
1972 Parade of the Charioteers (from Ben Hur) by Miklós Rózsa / Miami Beach (Undetermined) /
Colour My World & To Be Free by James Pankow /
Miserlou (Traditional) adapted by Nicholas Roubanis / Love Theme (from Ben Hur) by Miklós Rózsa
1973 Entrance to Sparta & Nonename by Albert (?) LaFlamme / Soul Explosion by Gladys Bruce /
Lover Man (Oh, Where Can You Be?) by Jimmy Davis, Ram Ramirez, and James Sherman /
Air Mail Special by Benny Goodman, James Mundy, and Charlie Christian /
Miserlou (Traditional) adapted by Nicholas Roubanis / Love Theme (from Ben Hur) by Miklós Rózsa
1974 St. Louis Blues March by W. C. Handy adapted my Glenn Miller / 2nd Hungarian Rhapsody by Franz Liszt /
Moonlight Serenade by Glenn Miller and Mitchell Parish / Sing, Sing, Sing (With a Swing) by Louis Prima /
Besame Mucho by Consuelo Velázquez and Sunny Skylar /
Love Theme (from Ben Hur) by Miklós Rózsa / Basin Street Blues by Spencer Williams
1975 2nd Hungarian Rhapsody by Franz Liszt / Finlandia by Jean Sibelius / Boys and Girls Get Together by Jim Peterik /
Miserlou (Traditional) adapted by Nicholas Roubanis / Sunrise, Sunset by Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick /
Hang 'em High by Dominic Frontiere
1976 2nd Hungarian Rhapsody by Franz Liszt / Hallelujah Chorus by George Frideric Handel /
Two Minds Meet by L. Raub and Bill Chase / Poet and Peasant Overture by Franz von Suppé /
Finale (from Firebird Suite) by Igor Stravinsky [
1977 Flying Home by Benny Goodman, Eddie DeLange, Lionel Hampton, and Sydney Robin /
Parade of the Charioteers (from Ben Hur) by Miklós Rózsa / Hallelujah Chorus by George Frideric Handel /
Ol' Man River (from Showboat) by Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II / Poet and Peasant Overture by Franz von Suppé /
Lover Man (Oh, Where Can You Be?) by Jimmy Davis, Ram Ramirez, and James Sherman / Live and Let Live by Cole Porter
1978 Compendium (Undetermined) / Chump Change (from The New Bill Cosby Show) by Bill Cosby and Quincy Jones /
A Day in the Life by Lennon–McCartney / Instant Concert by James Swearingen / Rhapsody in Blue by George Gershwin /
Love Theme (from Ben Hur) by Miklós Rózsa / Hang 'em High by Dominic Frontiere
1979 Favourite Things (Undetermined) / William Tell Overture by Gioachino Rossini / Sun Shower by Chuck Mangione /
Night Journey by Doc Severinsen, Ernie Chapman, and Fred Crane / Hill Where the Lord Hides by Chuck Mangione /
Percussion Overture (Unknown) / Pegasus by Hank Levy
1980
thru
1985
No information available
1986 Repertoire unavailable 67.900 8th Class A
1987 Repertoire unavailable 70.400 5th Class A60
1988 Liberty Mission (Unknown) / Carmen by Georges Bizet /
I Have Dreamed (from The King and I) by Rodgers and Hammerstein / Poet and Peasant Overture by Franz von Suppé
71.900 12th Cl. A
1989 Camelot Overture, Parade, Guenevere, What Do the Simple Folk Do? & Before I Gaze at You Again
All from Camelot by Frederick Loewe and Alan Jay Lerner
79.800 6th Cl. A
1990 Scheharazade Selections from Scheharazade by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov 76.700 7th Cl. A
1991 Scheharazade Selections from Scheharazade by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov 78.500 11th Cl. A
1992 Hook Selections from Hook by John Williams 84.000 5th Div. II
1993 Aladdin Selections from Aladdin by Alan Menken 84.1000 8th Div. II
1994 Emerson, Lake,
and Palmer
Music by Keith Emerson, Greg Lake, Carl Palmer, and unspecified others 82.600 9th Div. II
1995 Rome -
The Eternal City
Ben Hur by Miklós Rózsa / Bacchanale (from Samson and Delilah) by Camille Saint-Saëns /
Roman Festivals & Pines of the Appian Way (from The Pines of Rome) by Ottorino Respighi
88.800 4th Div. II
1996 Return to Rome Inzio (from Ben Hur) by Miklós Rózsa / Cenotaph by Jack Stamp /
Dance of Belkis at Dawn, Dream of King Solomon, War Dance & Orgiastic Dance
From Belkis, Queen of Sheba by Ottorino Respighi
89.500 2nd Div. II
1997 Three Revelations Awakening, Contemplation & Rejoicing by Alfred Reed 94.200
69.800
1st Div. II
23rd Div.I
1998 Sinfonia Vocci -
The Music of
David Holsinger
Sinfonia Vocci & Ballet Sacra by David Holsinger 97.100
73.000
1st Div. II
22nd Div.I
1999 Easter Symphony Kings, Deathtree & Symphonia Resurrectus
All from The Easter Symphony by David Holsinger
95.300
73.700
2nd Div.II
22nd Div.I
2000 Glorioso Glorioso, Oratio, Cantus III & Diofestos (All undertermined) 80.705 8th Div.II
2001 Gladiator The Battle & Barbarian Horde (from Gladiator) by Hans Zimmer and Lisa Gerrard / Ben Hur by Miklós Rózsa 93.950
73.800
3rd Div.II
20th Div.I
2002 Guardians Music from Gladiator by Hans Zimmer and Lisa Gerrard / Ben Hur by Miklós Rózsa /
Music from The Mummy Returns by Alan Silvestri / Bacchanale (from Samson and Delilah) by Camille Saint-Saëns
93.900 5th Div.II
2003 The Divine Comedy Inferno, Ascension, Paradise & Finale
All from The Divine Comedy, Symphony No. 1 by Robert W. Smith
94.450 3rd Div.II
2004 Medusa Medusa Lures Poseidon, Athena's Rage, Serpents & The Gorgon's Pursuit
All from Medusa by Key Poulan
96.550 1st Div.II
2005 Vizier Wisdom, Experience, Conceive, Meditation, Ascendant & Vizier: The All-Seeing Eye
All from Vizier by Key Poulan
96.275
97.150
1st Div.II
2nd Div.II/III
2006 Advent Rising Bounty Hunter, Stolen Transport, Glorious Human, Aurelian Conflict & Canyon Encounter
All from Advent Rising by Tommy Tallarico
94.025 3rd Div.II
2007 Tarot Fortune Teller; The Emperor and Strength; The Fool; The Magician & The Sun, Death, and Judgment
All from Tarot by Key Poulan, Peter Furnari, and Eric Putnam
96.150 1st Div.II
2008 Metallic
Soundscapes
KIngfishers Catch Fire, Turning & Turbine by John Mackey 82.700 14th Open Cl.
2009 Corps inactive
2010 Fire Dance Inferno (from The Divine Comedy) by Robert W. Smith /
Caronte, Ferryman of Souls; Entrance Into Hell; Interview of Ulysses & La Giudecca (all from Inferno di Dante) by Key Poulan
93.600 3rd Open Cl.
2011 Midnight Midnight by Key Poulan / Bella's Lullabye & Other music from Twilight by Carter Burwell 91.500
69.350
4th Open Cl.
26th World Cl.
2012 Renewal Infernal Dance, The Princess Game with the Golden Apples & Dance of the Princesses (from The Firebird Suite) /
Dance of the Earth (from The Rite of Spring) / Berceuse & Finale (from The Firebird Suite)
All by Igor Stravinsky
91.150
70.750
4th Open Cl.
24th World Cl.
2013 Live Free Music from Swan Lake by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky / Music from The Matrix by Don Davis / Naqoyqatsi by Philip Glass 90.500
72.850
4th Open Cl.
24th World Cl.
2014 Olympus Olympus Intro by Jeff Boulduc, Matt McGuire, and Michael Moore / Symphony for Brass and Percussion, Mvt. II by Alfred Reed /
You Are So Beautiful by Bruce Fisher, Billy Preston, and Dennis Wilson (uncredited) /
Symphony #2 Mvt. III & There Will Be Rest by Frank Ticheli
77.025
74.050
4th Open Class
24th World Class
2015 Spartans...At The Gates! TBA TBD TBD

External links[edit]

Spartans website

Drum Corps International website


References[edit]