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From the 1966 "Pageant of Drums": FAITH-HONOR-HUMILITY--these are the three watch-words which have guided the Royal-Airs for the past seven years. but words alone have not made the Royal-Airs the finest precision musical marching unit in the world. Hours upon hours of diligent rehearsing until every movement was precise; every note exact. Were you to pinpoint the continued effort displayed by RA, however, you would have to again say :Faith, honor and humility--faith in God; honor shown not only to the staff, instructors, and fellow corps members, but also in utmost respect to their parents; and humility--that second effort of spirit that makes them accept defeat in the same tradition as victory. In 1967, other values were emphasized as well:Faith, Honor, Humility, Honesty, Loyalty, Poise, and Esprit d'Corps: The values that continue to guide the Big Blue.


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1961 Musical Festival of Champions
  • Royal-Air Soprano Finishers: Joe Swierczek(2); Jim Angarola(3); Carm Logalbo(5); Tom Devitt(7); Bob Lurye(9); Gary Glowinski(11); Chris Ferrara(13); Bill Ryan(14); Tom Landry(15); John Lewis(17); Art Medel(18)
  • Baritones: Noel Mertz(3); Mike Ramelli(4); Don Siwak(5); Bob Ryan(10); Joe Cahppell(11). Bill Kalady took 3rd in open class baritone behind Roman Blenski of Norwood.
  • French Horn: Terry LaPlante(2);Ken Szadowski(3); Amatore Menle(5)
  • Open Class Tenor Drum: Steve Fagiano(4)
  • Open Class Snare Drum: John Labarbara(5)
  • Class A Snare: Jack Rosner(2); Pete Gennuso(5); Rodger Serola(6)Same DiPrima(8)

    Note: Some listed were members of St. Michael's Chi-Angels at the time.



  • SPECIAL ROYAL AIR HOTEL IN BENSONVILLE: Country Inn and Suites: 777 E. Grand Avenue. Phone: 630-279-0100. Special Royal Air room rates.
  • Rehearsal Camps now scheduled for Fenton High School in Bensenville, Illinois. Go to the 2005 RA Exhibition Corps page on this website for a complete schedule.

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