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Welcome

to the

OPTIMISTS ALUMNI DRUM CORPS

and the
Historic Archives of the

TORONTO OPTIMISTS & SENECA OPTIMISTS 

Passing of John Peachey

John Peachey, age 61, passed Wednesday November 18, 2020 after a courageous battle with multiple cancers. John was originally diagnosed in 2013 with a prognosis of only six months. Bravely enduring multiple rounds of chemo and selective radiation treatments, he survived more than seven years to share this time with family and friends.

 

Our Optimists Alumni "In Memory" page for John is here.

Passing of Rick Cooper

With sadness, we must inform you of the passing of Rick Cooper on October 6, 2020. He was the youngest of the three Cooper Brothers. In his marching years with Optimists, 1964 through 1970, he was a member of the colour guard. As per his wishes, there will be no service.

 

Our Optimists Alumni "In Memory" page for Rick is here.

2020/21 OA Executive Board

Here are the members who will make up the new Optimists Alumni Executive Management Team for 2020 - 2021.

Mike Lang - President and Corps Director - two year term starting Oct. 1, 2020

Rick Lang - Vice-President - one year term remaining starting Oct. 1, 2020

Matt Davis - Treasurer - two year term starting Oct. 1, 2020

Doug Darwin - Secretary - two year term starting Oct. 1, 2020

Dave Bruce - Director at Large - one year term starting Oct. 1, 2020

Soo Lee - Director at Large - one year term starting Oct. 1, 2020

Mark Sichewski - Director at Large - one year term starting Oct. 1, 2020

Barry Woods - Director at Large - one year term starting Oct. 1, 2020

 

Our Execs here...

LATEST NEWS

(Santa visits Dec. 19 to 23, 6 - 8 PM)

Performance

Guelph Santa Claus Parade (partnering with "Sparkles in the Park") - Dec. 19 - 31, 2020

Riverside Park - Guelph, ON

CANCELLED

Performance

Etobicoke Santa Claus Parade

Etobicoke, ON

CANCELLED - NO BANDS

Performance

Vaughan Santa Claus Parade

Vaughan, ON

EVENT DATES
2019 Optimists Alumni play 'It's A Wonderful World' in South Korea

2019 Optimists Alumni play 'It's A Wonderful World'

Featuring Mark "Juice" Sichewski on baritone solo.

FEATURED ALUMNI CORPS MEDIA
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FEATURED HISTORY
1977 Seneca Optimists

1977 Seneca Optimists
Recorded in Denver, CO, at Mile High Stadium on August 19, 1977

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