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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Gold background indicates DCI Championship; pale blue background indicates DCI Class Finalist; pale green background indicates DCI semifinalist.

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 Corps inactive 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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