St. Mary's Cardinals

Beverly, MA United States
Founded: 1948

Inactive Junior

CORPS Photos

The St. Mary‘s Cardinals, formed in 1948, was a junior marching and maneuvering corps based in Beverly, Massachusetts. They were sponsored by the Beverly VFW Post 545, Beverly Farms Michael J. Cadigan Jr. American Legion Post 46, and St. Mary’s Parish.

The corps’ colors were maroon and gold.

The Beverly Crusaders were the Cardinals' feeder corps.

Awards included the VFW and American Legion Championships for New Hampshire and Massachusetts 1954-56, and the CYO Circuit Championships 1961 and 1964.

When church sponsorship ended in late 1968, the St. Mary's Cardinals became the Beverly Cardinals. This latter group merged with the Wilmington Crusaders in early 1973 to form the Wilmington Cardinals (AKA the Cardinals of Wilmington.)

[Encyclopedia of Drum and Bugle Corps, 1966; Michael Merrett; Mickey Trigilio; Jim Dennesen]

Members (6)

Member Name Section Years Involved
Belfiore, Paul soprano horn 1967 to 1968
Dennesen, Phil Mellophone 1968
Jewett, Dave Bugle 1964 to 1969
Lebel, Richard Horn 1961 to 1965
Mulligan, Jack Horn (Baritone) 1956 to 1959
Ward, Mike Baritone 1962 to 1966
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