The  Optimists  Alumni  Drum  &  Bugle  Corps

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

. . . March On!

Réal Garneau

photo of: "Froggy" Réal Garneau

Corps: Toronto Optimists

Réal, or “Froggy” as he was affectionately known, arrived from Montreal in 1969. He couldn’t speak a work of English, he had no money and he had no place to live; however, none of that mattered very much because Froggy was realizing his dream — he was marching in the Optimists.

He played Euphonium and was fiercely proud of the Corps. He also had a “joie de vivre” that was a joy to behold.

No one could ever be around Réal and not have a good time. He always became misty-eyed whenever he put on the Corps uniform and sang the Corps song. 

"Froggy" . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . We Remember!

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