The Optimists Alumni Drum & Bugle Corps
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Alumni Corps members, John Petti and Ron Chong marched with the Golden Monarchs.
Golden Monarchs (about 1963)
The Toronto North Lions “Golden Monarchs” Drum Corps was formed in the Fall of. 1962 and are, appearing for the first time as such, this year. Featuring a new drill and new music combined with their Cadet style uniforms, the Corps has been a crowd pleaser wherever it has appeared. In its first competition at the Lions Convention parade in Cornwall, the Corps placed second.
Although the “Golden Monarchs” are an offshoot of a now defunct Corps, we won’t take credit for our many championship titles but prefer to start off this year as the new Corps that we in fact are.
Golden Monarchs (about 1964)
Featuring an all girl Colour Guard under the instruction of Bill Coy the Corps on the field will be commanded by our new Drum Major Jim Stewart.
For Bookings. of the Corps please contact Mr. Bill Craik, Director or Mr. Dick Brown, Corps Commander.
(taken from 1963 program)