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John Robins
- J.R. - 50 Years of Dedication
- J.R. - Words from Al Tierney
- John Robins Roast - 1986
- Memorial Video
- Tribute Video

Northstar Centre

NYO 30th Anniversary
NYO 2007 Reunion
Recruitment Video 2008

PDF Brochure
CDCA 1934-1984
"Salute to 50" Years

CDCA Salute to 50


Cadets 1977
After a successful recruiting drive in February 1977, 77 new recruits were signed up under the direction of Corps Director, John Robins.

The first Corps Camp for the Cadets was held May 6-8 at the new Northstar Centre. Two weeks later the Corps was outfitted in their new uniforms of Lederhosen and Dirndls under the eagle eye of Mrs. Myrna Cloes and Mr. John Robins.

The Cadets first hometown performance was a exhibition on June 11 at Seagram Stadium. A parade at Crystal Beach on August 13th brought the Dutch Boy Cadets their first trophy for marching. August 27th was the big day all drum corps wait for - The Nationals. The Dutch Boy Drum Corps was to compete in the Junior E class. This would be their very first contest.

After the last Junior E Corps had competed the sheets were totaled and the scores announced. The Dutch Boy Drum Corps had placed first, 10 points better than the second place corps.

In 1978 the corps competed in the newly formed Junior "Cadet" Class and won all three major titles in that class.

The following year the corps met its objective by placing consistently in the upper one-third of the "C" Canada Circuit in its first year of completion.

By 1980 The Cadets were the only active corps in the Organization. The group reformed and became known as the Dutch Boy Drum & Bugle Corps.

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