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Photos of Individual Alumni Corps members, former Drum Majors and the photographers who have supplied us with photos- today and from years gone by.

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Barry Bell

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?

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Berger, Sweeney & Ibitson

The Three Muchachos

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Bob Carell

Bob marched with Toronto Optimists from 1963-67. He carried a flag in 1963 (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.

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Brian Adam

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Dave Kirton

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

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Dave MacKinnon

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Doug May/Toby Frechette

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.

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Frans Rood

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

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Gareth Skipp

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Jack Roberts

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

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Jamie Oatt

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Joe Gianna

Joe marched with Toronto Optimists from 1958-63, played solos and, later, instructed Optimists' horn line. Currently he is a solist with the Alumni Corps.

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John Giblin

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John McAlpine

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John 'Scotty'MacDonald

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John Shearer

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Karen Bosworth

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Lorne Ferrazzutti

Lorne is part of the 'way-back' machine. Coming from Western Tech with Barry Bell, one of the founders of Toronto Optimists, drum instructor for Optimists (and many other groups). Now he's a member of the snare line in the Alumni Corps.

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Mike Thys

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Optimists Drum Majors

This album contains photos of those who have been Drum Majors for the Toronto Optimists, the Seneca Optimists and the Optimists Alumni.

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