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Arbella 40th Anniversary Tribute Corps

Arbella Alumni, Drum Corps Alumni…Please join us for the ARBELLA 40th ANNIVERSARY TRIBUTE CORPS


2019 marks the 40th anniversary of Arbella’s crowing achievement – winning the DCI All-Girl Championships in Birmingham Alabama in 1979.


Denise Berube Pantanella with the 1979 All-Girl Champion Trophy

Denise Berube Pantanella with the 1979 All-Girl Champion Trophy – photo from Gail Jalbert



To commemorate this landmark, and the rich history of drum corps in Salem Mass, Arbella, together with our friends the Cardinals, is forming the ARBELLA TRIBUTE CORPS to bring back to life the music of that era and perform for Alumni and Friends next year, 2019, at one or two events (still to be ironed out).


Arbella 40th Anniversary Tribute Corps



We will be following the immensely successful format of the 2018 Cardinals Tribute Corps, which worked so well for so many – monthly rehearsals, probably at the usual spot in Melrose, on days that will not conflict with the area’s alumni corps rehearsal schedule.



For those who participated in the Cardinals Tribute Corps, this is a chance to relive the fun and camaraderie you experienced this past spring, and for Arbella Alumni – this is a chance to relive the thrill of that amazing year!  We really hope you join us!



We also have a very special plan, to feature an “All Girl” ensemble to play homage to those who played in All Girls Corps.  Ladies, this is going to be VERY special!  We do hope you will join in this ensemble!!



You will be happy to know  that Cardinal and Arbella-Alumni Brass Instructor GEORGE D’IORIO has agreed to not only lead rehearsals and bring his old Arbella arrangements, but has also offered to help any Alumni who hasn’t played help getting their chops back.   This is a terrific gift people!  Take it!!



Cardinal and Arbella Alumni Brass Instructor JOE NUCCIO has also agreed to help, Cardinal Phil Dennesen is lending his Tribute Corps experience, and Arbella Alumni Lauren Poussard and Sue LeFrancois will be heading up Alumni efforts.


We want YOU to take part in this historic event!  Please fill in the form below to get on our mailing list and in on the FUN!   THANK YOU!!




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Arbella Drum & Bugle Corps is commemorating the 40th anniversary of our 1979 DCI All-girl title in 2019! Please join us in celebrating this occasion …