Lakewood Ambassadors

Other Names:AL Post #496

Lakewood, CA United States
Founded: 1955

Inactive Junior
1959 9 62.800 (Repertoire not available)  
1963 9 63.100 (Repertoire not available)  
1969 Peter and the Wolf * Music for a Ceremony * Softly As I Leave You  
Position 200+ indicates Division II, Position 300+ indicates Division III, Position 400+ indicates Mini Corps.

CORPS Photos

The Lakewood Ambassadors, formed in 1954, was a junior marching and maneuvering drum corps based in Lakewood, California. They were sponsored by the Lakewood American Legion Post 496, Golden State VFW Post 279, and Northern Nevada Sign.

Among the Ambassadors‘ awards were the VFW State Strutting Drum Major Championship and a ninth-place finish in the 1963 VFW Nationals. Annually they sponsored Portrait in Brass in October.

The corps’ colors were red, blue, and white.

[Encyclopedia of Drum and Bugle Corps, 1966]

Members (18)

Member Name Section Years Involved
Bushway, Deb color guard 1969
Butler, Timothy baritone 1969 to 1970
Dean, Craig Baritone and Contrabase 1964 to 1965
Douglas , Earl Lead soprano 1956 to 1963
Groh, Charlie hornline 1963
Harris, Catherine French Horn 1969 to 1970
Hindman, Craig Soprano 1965 to 1968
HOUSLEY, RON lead Baritone 1966
Keyes, Michael Contrabass 1965 to 1966
Kinnear, Bruce soprano 1963 to 1966
Mills, Timothy Horns 1966 to 1969
ODonnell, Daniel Horns 1962 to 1965
Simpkins, Bill Hornline 1961 to 1962
Simpkins, Bill Drum Major 1963 to 1964
Smith, Steve Snare Drum 1963 to 1968
Ung, Dennis Horn-Section-French Horn 1966 to 1967
Vestesen (Bliss), Elaine Horn mellophone 1967 to 1968
Wightman, Sue Horn/soprano 1968 to 1969

CORPS 3 items

Lakewood Ambassadors

Ambassadors,Lakewood,CA,Pin1_Shield(Site)J_U_S from the Richard Elmquist Collection
Lakewood Ambassadors

Ambassadors,Lakewood,CA,Pin2-Magician(Site)J_U_S from the Richard Elmquist Collection
Lakewood Ambassadors

Ambassadors,Lakewood,CA,Pin3-D&B(RE-2.25)J_U_S from the Richard Elmquist Collection


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