The Belleville Black Knights, a storied Southern Illinois corps who competed in the infant days of Drum Corps International, will celebrate their 50th anniversary in 2003. To celebrate this occasion, a reunion banquet (open to all Southern Illinois area drum corps alumni) will be held on Sept. 27, 2003 at the Millennium Hotel at 200 S. 4th St. in St Louis, Mo. The reunion committee is trying to track down all of the Southern Illinois drum corps members. Please contact Steve McCarty at "" with your address, corps affiliation, and the year(s) you were a member. If you have any information on other members (e-mail address, street address, or even the city they live in), please send it also. McCarty can also be contacted concerning reservations.The committee is also looking for any Black Knights, Millstadt Crusaders, Bellettes, Gabrielettes, etc. paraphernalia for the reunion -- photos, movies and video tapes, audio recordings, contest programs, or anything else you might think to be of interest.