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Sam Cathey, a reader of this blog, writes with the following question: "I have an original Kilbourn drum with this label inside. Generally I see a different Kilbourn label that includes a Clinton Avenue address. Does anyone know the dates connected with the labels?"
Partial Answer: He was located at 147 Clinton Avenue, Albany, NY from 1858-1863. (Directory of American Military Goods Dealers & Makers 1785-1915). See http://www.oshkoshmuseum.org/Virtual/exhibit3/e30232a.htm.
in the video L-R are: Gisèle ("Gis Montreal") Cadieux - '82 Crossmen;
Mary Gromko Murray - '78, '79, '80 27th Lancers, '81, '82 Freelancers;
Peggy Sue Snyder Casey - '81, '82 Phantom Regiment; and Kelley Marie
Kubitz - '81, '82 Blue Devils.
Posted to Facebook by Scott Kubitz on Monday, October 12, 2015
From Facebook https://www.facebook.com/DrumTalkTV/videos/916926761719322/: Here are some veteran drum corps women, known as "Chicks with Sticks" gathered for a rehearsal that lead to a reunion performance. The video was taken while the ladies were getting ready to compete at the 2011 DCA Individuals & Ensembles competition in Rochester, NY. These four pioneers were among the first women to march snare in a top 12 DCI corps.