Drum & Bugle Corps
VFW Post #1692, Philadelphia, PA
Our Friends, The
The late Frank McCormick (left) and
John Dowlan discuss Frank's proposal to establish a new judges association.
John, reporting for the Bugle and Drum Corps Times in 1948, wrote a feature
story in a subsequent issue entitled, "Eastern States
Judges Now Forming".
Frank was very popular in drum
corps circles since the 1930's as instructor, arranger, judge and
performer. He will always be remembered for his melodic baritone solos
played with the Reilly Raiders and became
the National VFW Individual
Champion. Frank was also the Drum Major of the Imhoff
"Thunderbirds" Sr Corps, for whom he also arranged music and
instructed the horn line. He was instructor and arranger for the Soby Post
Cadets and the Temple Cadets.
In addition, he also started the
Levittown Lovers Sr. Corps and was involved with the Earls of Bucks. He also
instructed and arranged horns for the then up and coming Yankee Rebels in the
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