The sun shown brightly upon the mixture of joy and sorrow; laughter and tears, as the most incredible alumni drum corps journey came to a seeming close. Fifty-three buglers; 15 percussionists; 29 guard; two drum majors and a host of alums who "simply marched" to the magic of the Big Blue. What began as a mere dream in 2001 blossomed into what might very well be the finest alumni corps in America over the past four years. They came; they rejoiced; they celebrated the thunderous applause in Villa Park on July 4, 2006...these "old-timers"; these "Royal Airs." Bless them all............and yet, who knows what the future might hold?
Under new leadership and a renewed commitment, the Royal-Airs are hoping to appear once more in 200. Members are needed in all sections.
|Return to the beginning of the guestbook for a nostalgic look at the RA beginnings. In April of 2001, the reformation of RA was announced. In August, equipment was distributed; in September, the first rehearsal was held. In April, we performed at the Madison Scouts Open House; in May of 2002, the uniforms arrived and in early June, the RA took the field for the first time in 34 years...at Oswego. No alumni corps has ever come together that quickly.||THE 2008 BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND STAFF Scott Jameson: President; Christa Carsen: Secretary; Jim Grothman: Corps Director Adam Szlagowski: Percussion Rich Campbell, Mike Margraf,Ken Norman: Brass|
SECTIONAL REHEARSALS: For dates, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org. All are 7-9 p.m. at the VFW in Villa Park, Illinois: 39 E. St. Charles Rd. 630-834-8191.