OPTIMISTS ALUMNI (2016 - present)

The majority of those who joined the Alumni Corps had performed with the Optimists in the 1950s and 60s. Over time the effects of aging took their toll. By 2016 the Optimists Alumni no longer had enough members to perform a traditional Drum and Bugle Corps field show. Since our remaining members still wanted to perform we transformed ourselves into a 'Fun Band'. This new incarnation had a Party Gras feel with a focus on entertaining our audiences. For a while we called ourselves a 'Party Gras' band; however, people seem to resonate more with the term 'Show Band'.



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