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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.
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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


St. Rocco's Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps

1972 New York Skyliners

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The Loss of anther member

Posted by Little Andy on October 1, 2017 at 1:01pm 2 Comments

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

Rosemarie RIP

Posted by Harold Davis on October 22, 2016 at 2:30pm 1 Comment

Will Manuel Rest In Peace Sunday July 31, 2016

Posted by Harold Davis on July 31, 2016 at 12:30pm 1 Comment

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…


Kathlen Davis now lives in the heavens

Posted by Harold Davis on February 26, 2014 at 4:30pm 5 Comments

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~!

She also…



Posted by Ken "Rimshot" Burbulak on September 7, 2013 at 8:30am 0 Comments

At 7:30 pm September 6, 2013, Thomas "Bucky" Swan lost a long and valiant fight with cancer, and is now at peace.…



Posted by Ken "Rimshot" Burbulak on January 21, 2013 at 6:30pm 2 Comments

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…



St. Rocco's Cadets

In memorey of ANDY DiOrio, and the Guys and Dolls of St. Rocco's Cadets


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How lucky we were in our youth to live care free and happy where there was no end.  Thanks to all the parents, volunteers and Big Andy for keeping us safe.  Now that we replace our mentors in age it is sad to lose our friends of youth. Rest in peace Moose until we march again.See More
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I just received news that John (Moose) Corrigan passed away from cancer Sunday February 18,2018. John was known as MOOSE to everyone who knew him, John played baritone for St. Rocco's Cadets in the 60's and played CYO basketball for St. Rocco's at the Youth Center. John will now join the horn line in heaven with our fallen members. John Rest In Pease.See More
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After a 6 long year absence, the (newly reorganized) Skyliners will make their first appearance at this year's Barnum Festival on (this) Saturday, June 28th at JFK Stadium in Bridgeport Ct. Although…Continue


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