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Flashback Friday 1986 Santa Clara Vanguard

Flashback Friday 1986 Santa Clara Vanguard

by Drum Corps International

Jason Nuckels, a bass drummer for the Santa Clara Vanguard during the 1985-1986 season, sent this classic photo.







I call this picture "Help The Pit!" because whenever we finished rehearsal, the drum line would always help the pit members carry their equipment back to the equipment truck. Our drum line instructor Ralph Hardimon would always be sure to remind us of that.



The photo was taken at our housing site near Madison, Wis., in August, 1986, at the end of rehearsal.



From the left: Mark Passantino, Doug Dollins, Joe Rimmer, Ronn Pifer, Sam Sotelo and me.