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Barry Bell


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Barry's been with Optimists since its inception. For much of the time he was the corps' horn instructor. In the eyes of many, Barry is the heart and soul of Optimists. Finally, with the Alumni corps, he can actually play a horn (baritone)!

Did you know that Barry designed the original Corps uniforms as well as the Optimists logo?

19 files, last one added on Apr 18, 2014
Album viewed 290 times

Berger, Sweeney & Ibitson


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The Three Muchachos

2 files, last one added on Nov 30, 2005
Album viewed 193 times

Bob Carell


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Bob marched with Toronto Optimists from 1963-67. He carried a flag in '63 (usually the Optimists club flag). From 64 through 67 he played soprano. In June 2004 he joined the alumni corps and is, once again, learning to play. This time around he started on Alto then moved to Mellophone.

8 files, last one added on May 12, 2008
Album viewed 307 times

Brian Adam


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3 files, last one added on Oct 28, 2010
Album viewed 174 times

Dave Kirton


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As a junior, Dave was with York Lions. These days he spends time with us and time in Thailand (but mostly Thailand).

3 files, last one added on May 23, 2007
Album viewed 158 times

Dave MacKinnon


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8 files, last one added on Dec 19, 2011
Album viewed 190 times

Don Daber


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Don has been an integral part of the Optimists organization for over 40 years, serving as publicity director and photographer for both Toronto Optimists and Seneca Optimists. He's also served as Corps Director of Toronto Optimists. In addition, he has been actively involved in the Canadian Drum Corps Association and the Ontario Drum Corps Association.

8 files, last one added on Feb 11, 2011
Album viewed 204 times

Doug May/Toby Frechette


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Those of you who know him from Toronto Optimists and Seneca Optimists know him as Doug May. Those in the Alumni corps know him as Toby Frechette. By either name, he's the same good-hearted and good-natured guy.

6 files, last one added on May 04, 2010
Album viewed 169 times

Frans Rood


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Frans started in Columbus Drum Corp in 1957 where he played Tenor Drum/Bass. In October 1960 he joined Optimists Drum Line as Bass Drummer and left the Corps at the end of 1963. In 1967 he was the Corps photographer and CDCA Photographer. He joined the Alumni Corps in Nov. 2005

3 files, last one added on Sep 15, 2010
Album viewed 172 times

Gareth Skipp


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2 files, last one added on Mar 16, 2009
Album viewed 163 times

Jack Roberts


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Jack played lead soprano in 1963. Later on, he designed and instructed drill for the corps.

4 files, last one added on Sep 11, 2011
Album viewed 139 times

Jamie Oatt


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11 files, last one added on Jun 27, 2010
Album viewed 1693 times

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