Green Hornets

Grand Rapids, MI United States
Founded: 1956

Inactive Junior
1968 Victory For All * I've Got A Gal In Kalamazoo * In Paradise * America * You're a Grand Old Flag * The Stripper * Pigalle * Your Cheatin’ Heart * Green Eyes * Walking My Baby back Home * Never On Sunday  
Position 200+ indicates Division II, Position 300+ indicates Division III, Position 400+ indicates Mini Corps.

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The Green Hornets, formed in 1956, was a junior marching and maneuvering corps based in Comstock Park and Grand Rapids, Michigan. They were sponsored the 8th District VFW, American Legion Post 47, Plainfield-Alphine Jaycees, and the Green Hornets Parents Club.

The corps‘ colors were green and white.

Awards included the 1963 Michigan American Veterans Champions, 1960-61 Wolverine Circuit Champions, and the 1960 National Amvet Champions.

The group's feeder corps was called The Mosquitos.

The corps was active through at least 1968.
[Encyclopedia of Drum and Bugle Corps, 1966; DCW, 6/28/02, p.17]]
Organized in 1956 the Green Hornets entered competition in Drum Corps Contests in 1958. They were Junior Circuit Champions in 1959-60-61 and runner up in 1962 and 1963. In the years that followed the Hornets' rose to a top contender in Michigan and other areas. It appeared that the "Hornets" were finished when fire claimed all their equipment in November of 1964, but the corps members and Boosters had more spirit than many had thought. The Hornets were back in competition in 1965. Possibly set back a couple years from being a top corps, they have now put those two years behind them and are telling all, " Look Out for the Hornets in 1967".
Manager: Leon Growe
Music Director and Horn Instructor: Glen Sironen
Drum Instructor: Bill Rice
Marching Instructor: Bob Blackall".

[Bio from a program.From the Mike Clark Collection.]

Members (1)

Member Name Section Years Involved
misner, jack soprano 1958 to 1969

CORPS 2 items

Green Hornets

GreenHornets,GrandRapids,MI,Hat1-GreenSideCap(Site)J_U_S from the Richard Elmquist Collection
Green Hornets

GreenHornets,GrandRapids,MI,Pin1-MIMap(RE-2.25)J_U_S from the Richard Elmquist Collection


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