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2002, A New Beginning!|
After a hugely successful Pembroke Imperials reunion in the summer of 2002, The Imperials Alumni decided to become an organization once again. A new Imperials Board of Directors was formed in October of 2002 and the board has been raising money and promoting the concept of a new Imperials since then. The Imperials Board of Directors happily reported that after a successful Open House on December 14th, 2003, THEY WE'RE BACK!!!
By September 2006 the corps had reached a crossroads where it would have been real easy to take one path and pack it in and give up, or take the other challenging road and press ahead. As of this writing it is March, 2007, and the Imperials are happy to report that the more challenging path was chosen by the fine members -especially the younger ones. They decided that they were going to be the ones to push forward.
As a consequence, the Imperials came through the challenges of 2006 not only intact, but stronger than ever! The membership has resolved to be there for the long haul and the revolving door of members which was existing has essentially stopped. The nucleus has never been better and because of it we are beginning to grow, in a more solid way we had hoped for. It is more fun than ever to be around this dynamic group. In addition, we finally purchased new real uniforms with hard cash and have hired the expert instruction of Bill Solari, on Brass and David Roy, on Percussion. We are now poised to return to the DCA weekend, vastly improved over 2005. We welcome all who want to continue with us in our journey!
Adding more new history to the Imperials, the corps pulled off a very well performed show at the DCA 2007 Mini Corps Competition, in Rochester , NY on August 31. Appearing in their new uniforms the corps looked impressive and sounded very good as they captured 17th place in the National Show.
Going up against some stiff and seasoned competition, the Imperials held their own and showed that truly belonged amongst a group of fabulous Mini Corps. The corps performed the Latin opener of Tiger of San Pedro and finished with fiery Spanish music from Estancia. The one thing people noticed was that the corps was the only one in this category which was comprised of mostly young people. Without exception, all the other groups in this show were all adults, over the age of 20, with far more average experience. The Imperials youth didn't seem to matter much however, as they finished very respectably.
After participating in the Mini Corps competition on Friday evening, the corps membership was treated to two more days of excellent performances at the Patec Park Stadium, a brand spanking new downtown stadium. It was a great experience for the new members as they got to see what all the Drum Corps excitement is about.
Late spring into summer the corps marched in the Pembroke Memorial Day Parade and the Hingham and Braintree Forth of July parades. By summer’s end we determined that, due to the winter hiatus of the percussion section, it was best not to try and cram for the DCA Mini Corps Show. So we decided to skip 2008. Seems like our track record for going to DCA is every other year!
[Submitted by John Stark 2/2/2010]
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