Drum Corps International
More drum corps in films: ""Chattanooga Choo Choo""

More drum corps in films: ""Chattanooga Choo Choo""

by Drum Corps International

A while back we discussed drum corps appearances in films. Kevin Templin remembers when the Sacramento Freelancers appeared in he 1984 movie "Chattanooga Choo Choo" alongside stars such as Joe Namath, Barbara Eden, George Kennedy and Melissa Sue Anderson. "We were on the set for five days at the Sacramento Railroad Station. We all got to meet Joe Namath, I caught a few footballs from him. I had lunch with George Kennedy and Barbara Eden," the obviously starstruck Templin said. The plot of "Chattanooga Choo Choo," according to a post on the Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com) is as such: "Fun-filled cast serves up the laughs in this sitcom-style comedy about an unscrupulous football team owner and his endeavors to live up to his father-in-law's will." The CMCC Warriors, a New York corps, appeared in the Richard Pryor/John Candy picture "Brewster's Millions" in 1985. The plot of that comedy, again according to another post on the Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com), is "A minor league baseball player has to waste $30 million in 30 days in order to inherit $300 million; however he's not allowed to tell anyone about the $300 million deal." Other drum corps fans recall an Alanis Morrisette video that featured the Kip's Bay Knight Club corps.Thanks to all who helped us research this topic. Have we missed any drum corps in films? Send a note to dave@dci.org. It would be great to post some "drum corps on the film set" pictures as well!

Related News

View all news

by Drum Corps International

Corps news and announcements
Read more

by Dan Potter

2018 DCI season preview
Read more

by Drum Corps International

2018 schedule of live streaming events
Read more