The Cardinal Alumni Association of Beverly has been sponsoring the Beanpot Invitational and Tournament of Drums drum and bugle corps competition since 1951, and although St. Mary's Cardinals and Crusaders are inactive, the Executive Board has continued to strive to provide quality entertainment opportunities for the North Shore residents. Touted as one of the best drum corps shows in the country, the Beanpot Invitational and Tournament of Drums has become a popular place to be during the Fourth of July holiday.

The musical fruit
Since people come from all over the country to be a part of this great tradition, the Alumni Association decided a few years ago to provide an after-show venue through which all alumni members, regardless of their affiliation, can gather and reminisce. This year's Beanpot Invitational is in Beverly, Mass., on Sunday, July 2. The after-show party and reunion will be held at the Franco-American Club at 44 Park Street, Beverly, Mass. Included in the festivities will be a performance by the Legends of Drum Corps, who recently performed at the G.A.S. Reunion in Boston. Several other surprises are in the works. Refreshments will be available, as well as a cash bar. Sponsored by A.J.Wright  See show and ticket information about the Beanpot Invitational.