Well, I found these old photos and thought they sort of belong here. Maybe those of you who were around in the 1960's will remember the Wanderers Drum & Bugle Corps, sponsored by American Legion Post 8, New Rochelle, New York. I spent three years with the corps (1964, 1965 and 1966) before joining the Sunrisers Drum & Bugle Corps, sponsored by the B.P.O.E. of Massapequa, New York, for the 1967 season.
I judged (National Judges Association) for a few years after that but my playing days were over.
Here are some photos of the Wanderers' drum line from those years. I think we were playing on Slingerland drums.
Bottom: he hung around with us, Curt's younger brother?, Joe Verlezza, don't remember
Significant is that many of us were wearing our "We Got Screwed" t-shirts, hand-painted by one of the corps members as a reminder of our defeatist attitude that we were better than we actually were and that the judges were always getting it wrong
(Bill Stalzer in the background)