Diplomats (MI)

Roseville, MI United States

Inactive Junior
1969 Call Me * Born Free * Selections from West Side Story * Ode to Billie Joe * The Look Of Love  
Position 200+ indicates Division II, Position 300+ indicates Division III, Position 400+ indicates Mini Corps.

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The Roseville, MI Diplomats were formed in 1966 and marched in shows and parades in Michigan, Ohio and Ontario from 1967 through 1970. Their music for 1969 included Call Me, Born Free, West Side Story Medley, Ode to Billy Joe and The Look of Love. The Diplomats color guard won the 1969 VFW state title in 1969. The corps disbanded in 1970.

"The Diplomats like many Jr. corps was started by former members of Sr. corps (Edison Lamplighters/St Clair Shores Vanguards) to give their kids some place to march and give kids in the area something constructive to do. The Dips started marching parades in 1967 and their first show was MI American Legion State1967. They wore old Edison Lamplighter uniforms along with using their horns and drums. In 1968 they marched shows all over Mi. and Ohio. Their repetoire included , Call Me, Born Free, What Now My Love, Soulfinger, and I See Your Face Before Me. The 1969 season started with new uniforms and music but small numbers kept the corps from advancing. The one bright spot was the color guard winning the VFW state title. The color guard continued to march the winter guard season but over the winter most of the horns and drummers went to the Marauders or St Clair Shores Vanguards."
History C/O Russ Pouliot Diplomat member.

Members (2)

Member Name Section Years Involved
Niedzwiecki, Ken Drum Line 1965 to 1969
Pouliot, Russell soprano 1967 to 1969

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Diplomats (MI)

Diplomats,Roseville,MI,DL1(Site)J_U_S from the Richard Elmquist Collection


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