The Optimists Alumni Drum & Bugle Corps
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Here are the links to pages on this site related to the roots and history of the Alumni Corps.
- Our History
- 50th anniversary!
- 50 Years of Drum Corps in Canada (7 meg Acrobat File)
- Drum Corps Hall of Fame Members
- Optimists Alumni: The Beginnings
- Acrobat file notifying people of the first rehearsal of the Alumni Corps
- Memories from the Past
- Our Members Marched With...
- Canadian Commanders
- Danforth Tech
- De La Salle "Oaklands"
- Etobicoke Crusaders
- Golden Monarchs
- Grantham Police Boys Band
- Guelph Royalaires
- Hamilton Conqueror
- Jolly Jesters & Jesters
- Leaside Lions
- Oakland Crusaders
- Optimist Lancers & Cadet Lancers
- Scarborough Firefighters / Seneca Princemen
- Seneca Optimists
- Simcoe United Alumni
- Toronto Optimists
- Toronto Signals
- Western Tech
- excerpt from the 1954–55 Western Tech Yearbook
- York Lions
- Our Optimist Roots (by Vern Johansson)
- Download the complete article in Acrobat Format (Acrobat File)
- The Beginnings
- Acrobat file (winning 1958 Canadian Championships in Galt)
- Their Hearts Belong to Daddy
- JPG File (the 1956 Championship certificate)
- Are These Guys for Real?
- On, March On
- Maybe This Green Machine Has too Many Miles On It
- "You Better Bleed on the Finish Line"
- Acrobat file on the 1962 Rome, NY show (2 megs)
- How Long Can This Machine Last?
- The Field Is Still Green, But the Sky Is Cloudy
- Happy Birthday, Canada
- Acrobat file (winning 1967 Nationals)
- Small, But Mighty
- Those Were The Days
- Seneca Optimists (1 + 1 = 1)
- Former Optimists
- Scrapbooks (these are Acrobat files)
- We Remember Those Who Have Gone (web page intro plush links to pages for members
who have passed)
- We Remember Acrobat file (with photos and a few words)
- We Remember Video Slideshow (with photos and names)