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One of 4 corps I belonged to St Josephs Cadets Batavia New York.
St. Joseph's Drum Corps was founded in 1931 by the Rev. T. Bernard Kelly, pastor of St. Joseph's Church in Batavia New York. Mighty St. Joe's rose to National and International prominence, consistently ranking among the top ten junior corps in the country. Most notable of the corps many achievements were:
8 Times New York State American Legion Champions
1963-65-66-67 New York-Canadian Champions
1971 Canadian Open Champions
l968 National Champion Drum Line
In top level competition, St. Joseph's placed as high as 4th in National and 2nd in World Open competition. Unfortunately 1971 was the final year of competition for the pride of Batavia, Mighty St. Joe's Junior Drum & Bugle Corps.