Historical St. Rocco's Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps
Andy DiOrio;s Legacy
This link is a Legacy guestbook set up for Big Andy.
Please take a minute, copy and paste the following link to your web browser, and leave a note for Andy. This book will remain open forever as a tribute to him.
The Saint Rocco‘s Cadets was a junior marching and maneuvering corps based in Brooklyn, New York. Formed in 1957 as the standstill Golden Aces, they were sponsored by St. Rocco‘s Catholic Church, the Sixth Memorial American Legion Post, and the Frank A. Longhito VFW Post.
The corps’ colors were turquoise, black and white with a silver medallion enclosing the letter R.
Known for their big band Broadway sound, the corps’ awards included the Yankee Circuit Championships for 1962 through 1964.
Despite attempts at mergers, the corps had disbanded by 1970, a victim of member recruitment into the military.
[Encyclopedia of Drum and Bugle Corps, 1966; DCW, 7/25/03, p.5]
Remembering Jimmy Ednie
On September 30th we lost Louise (Agolia) Condello. She was a flag barrier for St. Rocco in the 60's where she met Joey (Bosco Bear) Condello and married in 1966. She has always been a dear friend I will will miss you. Rest in peace, you will now carry a flag in heaven will our departed members
It is with a heavy heart we have lost Will Manuel on this day July 31, 2016.
Will was one of the greatest all-time solo sopranos of any era.
Along with Jimmy Ednie, Joe Arioso, and Mel Armour, put drum and bugle corps on…Continue
Kathleen Davis my dearest mother has passed away last night... In the 50's and 60's she had her hands full trying to raise six kids with one with MD, as a single parent.
She managed to see one of our Shows along with my youngest handicapped brother in 1967...
And was she ever impressed~!
It is with deep regret, that the announcement is made of the death of a true Drum Corps Legend, Eric Perrilloux.
His funeral arrangements are:
Funeral Home: CC Van Emburgh 306 E. Ridgewood Ave Ridgewood, NJ 07450 201-445-0344
Viewing: Wednesday 2-4 in the afternoon Wednesday 7-9 in the evening. During the evening viewing,there will…
In memorey of ANDY DiOrio, and the Guys and Dolls of St. Rocco's Cadets