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THE VIP DRUM AND BUGLE CORPS

A story told by a member of the VIP’s alumni

There were very uneasy times for us during the latter part of the sixties. There were times of changes and great civil unrest in most large urban cities.


The assassinations of the Kennedys, Martin L. King Jr. and Malcolm X served as focal points for much of the unrest. The Vietnam War protests contributed to the civil unrest. Despite these trying times and through the efforts of one man’s sacrifice, Father Phillip St. Amand changed the lives of the more than 100 young people who participated in his community project.

Father St. Amand In His Own Words

VIP's Organizational Flag

Joe and Bill in

Their Own Words

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NEWSPAPER CLIPPINGS AND MORE FEATURING THE VIPS

THE V.I.P.’s WINTER COLOR GUARD

The VIP Drum and Bugle Corps included a Color Guard of 30 enthusiastic girls. They carried flags, rifles and sabers while participating in parades. Some highlighted events consisted of performances in Washington, D.C. for the Mayor and the Archbishop Delegate to the United States at a red carpet event for a movie premiere.

Voice of Winter Guard Commander Shirley Lathern
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