1960: Optimists BIG Drum Line
Bill Thorne asked for it: 'Any photos of the 6 man snare line of early 1960? Yes, 6 snares plus 3 tenors. I think we marched the big snare line at one exhibition at Woodstock, Ont. (sponsored by the Woodstock Imperials senior corps). The line was cut back to 3 and 3 for the first competition at Jersey city the next week and the 3 cut drummers carried Guidons (short flat pole-like pikes) if memory serves me.'
Terry Sweeney found it
from the cover of Off The Line Magazine, April 1960 (probably taken at Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto)
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