Bleu Raeders Drum and Bugle Corps

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The Bleu Raeders also known as Regiment Militaire in 1974, were a drum corps based out of New Orleans from 1971–1981.

The Raeders made their DCI Finals debut in their first year of competition (1972). Their performance in the Finals was only the 18th in their history; this remains the quickest ascent ever to a DCI Finals position. They were also the first Southern corps to reach Finals.

In 1974, the organization merged with Stardusters splitting with that group and re-establishing the Raeders name in 1975 only to merge with the Stardusters again in 1981 to become the Louisiana Southernairs. (This name was taken from a New Orleans corps from the 1950s).

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Pale blue background indicates DCI Class Finalist

Year Theme Repertoire Score Placement
1972 Camptown Races by Stephen Foster / Proud Mary by John Fogerty /
Walk Him Up the Stairs (from Purlie) by Gary Geld and Peter Udell / Aura Lee by George R. Poulton and W.W. Fosdick /
French National Defile by Robert Planquette and Paul Cezano
73.95 12th
1973 Camptown Races by Stephen Foster / Walk Him Up the Stairs (from Purlie) by Gary Geld and Peter Udell /
La Marseillaise by Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle / Theme from Can-Can by Cole Porter /
When the Saints Go Marching In (Traditional) adapted by Luther G. Presley
68.70 21st
1974 Marched as
Regiment Militaire
1974 only
Marche Militaire Francaise by Camille Saint-Saens / Legend of the One-Eyed Sailor by Chuck Mangione
Make Me Smile by James Pankow / Cabaret by John Kander and Fred Ebb / The Way We Were by Marvin Hamlisch
75.75 17th
1975 Turkey Lurkey Time (from Promises, Promises) by Burt Bacharach and Hal David / Promises, Promises by Burt Bacharach and Hal David /
Pentatonic Clock by Dick Schory / Where You Lead by Carole King and Toni Stern / Sweet Inspiration by Dan Penn and Spooner Oldham /
Cabaret by John Kander and Fred Ebb / The Way We Were by Marvin Hamlisch
62.750 35th
1976 La Marseillaise by Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle / French National Defile by Robert Planquette and Paul Cezano /
In The City by Feliciano Tavaresand Lola Falana-Tavares / Walk Him Up the Stairs (from Purlie) by Gary Geld and Peter Udell /
Cabaret by John Kander and Fred Ebb / Alley Cat by Bent Fabric {aka Frank Björn) /
Theme from Can-Can by Cole Porter / Camptown Races by Stephen Foster
60.750 41st
1977 Parade Corps Did not attend
1978 South Rampart Street Parade by Ray Bauduc and Bob Haggart / Bleu Raeders Cadence (Corps' original) /
The Way We Were by Marvin Hamlisch / Proud Mary by John Fogerty /
French National Defile by Robert Planquette and Paul Cezano
28.450 16th
Class A
1979 Birdland by Joe Zawinul / Children of Sanchez by Chuck Mangione / All That Jazz by John Kander and Fred Ebb /
South Rampart Street Parade by Ray Bauduc and Bob Haggart / When the Saints Go Marching In (Traditional) adapted by Luther G. Presley /
Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans? by Eddie DeLange and Louis Alter
40.450 12th
Class A
1980 Let's Hear It For Me (from Funny Lady) by John Kander and Fred Ebb / Comedians' Galop by Dmitry Kabalevsky /
Tomorrow by Charles Strouse / Over the Rainbow (from The Wizard of Oz) by E.Y. Harburg and Harold Arlen /
All That Jazz by John Kander and Fred Ebb / When the Saints Go Marching In (Traditional) adapted by Luther G. Presley /
Old Man River (from Show Boat) by Jerome Kern / Dixie by Daniel Decatur Emmett
38.100 13th
Class A

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