Oct
11

Welcome To The Official Website of the Belvedere Alumni

The Belvedere Alumni Association is to promote camaraderie among all former members and families of the Belvederes Jr. Drum and Bugle Corps and to provide a vehicle for members to promote the art form of drum corps and to participate in various social, musical and marching endeavors.

The Belvedere Alumni Association is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization; all contributions are tax deductible.

It is the intent of the group to use this vehicle in lieu of a hard-copy newsletter and for news and info and sharing old pictures, and stories for former members, instructors and fans!

May
14

Reunion Picnic Entertainment

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BELVEDERES REUNION PICNIC PRESENTS:

THIS YEARS PICNIC WILL SURELY BRING BACK SOME GREAT MEMORIES. BIG NAME ENTERTAINMENT IS BEING PRESENTED BY OUR ONE AND ONLY… “THREE FOR FREENAMES LIKE THE EVERLY BROTHERS, WILLIE NELSON, ELVIS , & DUSTY SPRINGFIELD.

THIS YEARS PICNIC WILL BE HELD AT THE DEER LAKE PAVILLON, IN DEER LAKE , PA. THIS IS A POT LUCK PICNIC, SO BRING YOUR FAVORITE DISH, OR JUST BRING YOURSELF. THE CORPS WILL PROVIDE SODA AND WATER, AND BURGERS & HOT DOGS, WILL BE PROVIDED BY THE FRANTZ FAMILY, THANK YOU. FESTIVITIES BEGIN AT 2:00PM.,MEAL WILL BE SERVED 4:30-5:30 AND ENTERTAINMENT TO FOLLOW AT 6:00PM.

MARK IT DOWN ON YOUR CALENDAR, JUNE 18TH, 2016

 SO MARK IT DOWN ON YOUR CALENDAR, AND BRING THE FAMILY OUT FOR A NICE TIME. IT IS NICE TO MEET THE KIDS WE ALL GREW WITH, IN OUR EARLY YEARS, AND  ONCE AGAIN SEE THEM MANY YEARS LATER. THE BELVEDERES ARE ONCE AGAIN GOING STRONG AS AN ALUMNI, WITH HELP FROM THE EMMAUS SENTINELS. THIS IS OPEN TO ALL PAST, PRESENT, AND MAYBE FUTURE MEMBERS OF THE BELVEDERES AND SENTINELS. HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE.

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May
01

SCHUYLKILL COUNTY NURSING HOME TOUR

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BETTER LATE THAN NOT AT ALL, BUT TOMORROW IS THE NURSING HOME TOUR. YOUR ATTENDANCE IS NEEDED, SO WE CAN PUT A GOOD SHOW FOR ALL THE RESIDENTS IN THE HOMES. THE TOUR BEGINS AT REST HAVEN ( KNOWN AS ROSEWOOD). PLEASE TRY TO BE THERE BY 1:00-1:15, TO PERFORM AT 1:45. WE WILL THEN PROCEED DOWN THE ROAD TO SETON MANOR, THEN ONTO ORWIGSBURG CENTER.

PLANS ARE TO PERFORM OUTDOORS…WEATHER PERMITTING !!! IF NOT, ALL INDOORS.

WE WILL BE WEARING THE BELVEDERE TOPS, BLACK PANTS, SHOES, AND NO HATS !!

THE NURSING HOME TOUR FOR EMMAUS’ HAS BEEN CANCELLED, BUT WE WILL HAVE PRACTICE ON THE 15TH., AT THE LIBERTY FIRE CO. IN HAVEN. PRACTICE FROM 2-5PM. SEE YOU ALL TOMORROW.

Feb
06

2016 Practice / Performance Schedule

2016 Practice /Performance Schedule

DATE                                                                                             EVENT

SUNDAY FEBRUARY 14                                 PRACTICE 2-5 PM EMMAUS

SUNDAY FEBRUARY 28                                PRACTICE 2-5 PM SCH. HAVEN

SUNDAY MARCH 13                                       PARADE- ST. PATRICK’S DAY, JIM THORPE

SUNDAY APRIL 3                                            PRACTICE 2-5PM BLUE MOUNTAIN

SATURDAY APRIL 16                                     ALUMNI CONCERT BLUE MOUNTAIN

SUNDAY MAY 1                                                SCH. COUNTY NURSING HOME CONCERTS

SUNDAY MAY 15                                              LEHIGH VALLEY NURSING HOME CONCERTS

MONDAY MAY 30                                           PARADE- MEMORIAL DAY SCH. HAVEN

SATURDAY JUNE 18                                      BELVEDERES REUNION PICNIC – TBA

SUNDAY AUGUST 28                                     PRACTICE 2-5 OPEN

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 11                              PARADE- HAZLETON FUNFEST

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 24                        SCH. HAVEN BORO DAY CONCERT

SATURDAY OCTOBER 9                                PRACTICE 2-5 PM OPEN

SATURDAY OCTOBER 25                             PARADE – MACUNGIE

TUESDAY OCTOBER 25                                Nursing Home Tour 029PARADE-SCH. HAVEN-HALLOWEEN

SUNDAY NOVEMBER 13                               PRACTICE 2-5 PM SCH. HAVEN

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 19                         PARADE- HOLIDAY SEASON- LEBANON

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 26                        PARADE- HOLIDAY SEASON- MYERSTOWN

Feb
03

WINTER CARNIVAL BANQUET – 2016


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JUST WANT TO SAY, WHAT A BANQUET WE HAD. TO ALL THAT ATTENDED THIS YEAR’S BANQUET, WERE NOT DISAPPOINTED. THERE WAS PLENTY OF FAVORITE DISHES COOKED BY OUR VERY OWN, GREAT SETTING, THANKS TO PINKY, DEBBIE, & SUSIE. THIS YEARS ENTERTAINMENT WAS ONCE AGAIN…” 3 FOR FREE “. THEY OUTDO THEMSELVES EVERY YEAR, WITH LOTS OF HARD WORK AND PRACTICE. I HEARD GARY RUNS A PRETTY TUFF GROUP. THIS YEAR WAS NO DIFFERENT. WE EVEN HAD 2- THAT’S RIGHT, 2 GUEST APPEARENCES. FIRST DUSTY SPRINGFIELD GRACED US WITH HER GREAT PERSONALITY AND SONGS, AND WHAT NIGHT WOULDN’T BE COMPLETE WITHOUT ELVIS PRESLEY. THAT’S RIGHT, HE CAME OUT OF HIDING JUST TO PERFORM FOR US. WHAT A GREAT SHOW BY BOTH !!

FOR THOSE THAT DID NOT ATTEND, PLEASE CONSIDER IT FOR NEXT YEAR . MARK IT ON YOUR CALENDER, SO YOU DON’T FORGET. WE HAD 65 ALUMNI AND FAMILY IN ATTENDANCE THIS YEAR, WITH A FEW NEW PAST MEMBERS. THANKS FOR BEING A PART OF OUR PARTY, AND HOPE TO SEE YOU IN UPCOMING PARADES AND PICNICS.

I’VE ATTACHED  CLIPS OF THIS YEARS PERFORMANCE BY ELVIS. HOPE YOU ENJOY.

Jan
17

Danny Boy Audio

Attached is the audio version of Danny Boy. Open to here the version we will be learning to play at Jim Thorpe parade.

 

 

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May
15

50th. Anniversary Belvedere Reunion Picnic

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50 YEARS AGO, A MAN NAMED DICK LORD HAD A VISION TO CREATE A DRUM AND BUGLE CORPS IN THE TOWN OF SCH. HAVEN, TO GET THE KIDS OFF THE STREETS, AND GIVE THEM SOMETHING THEY COULD BE PROUD OF. LITTLE DID HE KNOW, WE WOULD BECOME A CHAMPIONSHIP CORPS, AND WIN MANY TITLES THROUGHOUT THE YEARS.

AS MOST OF YOU KNOW, JUNE 20TH. WILL MARK THE 50 TH. ANNIVERSARY OF THE BELVEDERE JR. DRUM AND BUGLE CORPS. IN CELEBRATION OF THIS, WE WILL BE HAVING OUR REUNION PICNIC ON SATURDAY, JUNE20TH., AT THE DEER LAKE PICNIC GROVE. ( LOCATION- DEER LAKE FIRE COMPANY GROUNDS). PICNIC STARTS AT 12 NOON- 9PM.  WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING  YOU AT THE PICNIC, WHETHER PAST, PRESENT, AND MAYBE FUTURE BELVEDERE MEMBERS. AND AGAIN, THE CHALLENGE HAS BEEN CAST IN STONE, FOR ANOTHER SOFTBALL MATCH BETWEEN THE GUARD AND DRUM LINE VS. HORN LINE. SO RUB THE BEN-GAY, AND BRING A GLOVE, BECAUSE IT IS FUNNY SEEING US TRYING TO BE YOUNG AGAIN. ENTERTAINMENT WILL ALSO BE PROVDED FOR YOUR ENJOYMENT.

THE PICNIC IS A COVERED DISH, THE CORPS WILL PROVIDE BURGERS, DOGS, SODA AND WATER, AND IF YOU WANT, BRING A FAVORITE DISH OR DESSERT , TO COMPLIMENT THE EVENT. BYOB AND A LAWN CHAIR IS ALL YOU NEED TO BRING, ALONG WITH SOME OF YOUR FAVORITE MEMORIES YOU HAD WHILE IN THE CORPS. BRING THEM ALONG AND SHARE THEM WITH US ALL AGAIN. I PERSONALLY REMEMBER A LOT OF GREAT STORIES I WILL SHARE WITH THE FAMILY I GREW UP WITH. SO IF YOU CAN, MARK THIS DATE DOWN ON YOUR CALENDER, AND TRY TO MEET YOUR OLD FAMILY IN DRUM CORPS.

PLEASE R.S.V.P KATHY KAHL AT 570 739-1713 IF YOU ARE PLANNING ON ATTENDING, AND  REMEMBER, THE PICNIC IS FREE, AND OPEN TO ALL & THERE FRIENDS AND FAMILY. WHO KNOWS, MAYBE WE CAN STIR UP SOME INTEREST IN SOME TO MAYBE WANT TOO TRY IT AGAIN, AND BE PART OF THE BELVEDERE ALUMNI, AND BRING THE YOUTH BACK THAT WE ALL SHARED AT ONE TIME.

HOPE TO SEE YOU ALL,

BELVEDERE ALUMNI

If you are a charter member your presence
would be truly appreciated
Covered Dish Picnic
Non-alcoholic beverages provided by the corps
BYOB and lawn chair
Entertainment and softball game
Belvedere memorabilia
Visit our website: www.belvederealumni.com
 for more information and updates
We are also on Facebook and Yahoo Groups (belvederealumni)
RSVP with number attending and dish you plan to bring
 to Kathy Kahl at kkahl2222@gmail.com or
Jan
14

OLD AND NEW VIDEOS

EVERYONE SHOULD GO TO MULTI VIDEO PAGE, AND VIEW SOME OLD VIDEOS, AS WELL AS PAST PARADES AND PERFORMANCES. JUST GO TO MULTI VIDEO LINK ON HOMEPAGE, AND CLICK ON VIDEOS YOU WISH TO WATCH. SOME YOU MIGHT HAVE SEEN, AND SOME ARE NEW.

Jan
11

Myerstown Holiday Parade 2015

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This year was another great year for the Belvedere Alumni, with help from our brothers and sister’s from the Emmaus Sentinals. We entertain many spectators on the streets, as well as nursing homes . I think the people were impressed with the new songs of the past we learned this year. The armed forces medley, along with the flags of the military, ( thanks to Pinky ), add a great dimension to our musical repetoire. Below our some of the pictures captured by Jane during the parade.

Jan
11

WINTER CARNIVAL BANQUET 2016 !!!

BELVEDERE ALUMNI WINTER CARNIVAL BANQUET

    CALLING ALL PRESENT AND PAST MEMBERS. THIS YEARS WINTER CARNIVAL BANQUET IS FAST APPROACHING, AND WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING MANY OF THE SAME FACES, AS WELL AS SOME OLD PAST MEMBERS, THAT MAY NOT HAVE COME TO ANY BANQUETS. REMEMBER, THE BANQUET IS FREE TO ALL MEMBERS AND FAMILY, AND ANY OTHER PEOPLE THAT HAVE COME OUT AND HELPED IN OUR VENTURE OF BEING WHAT WE ONCE WERE. EVEN IF YOU AREN’T PLAYING WITH US, BUT WERE IN THE CORPS IN THE PAST, COME OUT AND HAVE A GOOD TIME WITH FRIENDS THAT YOU GREW UP WITH AS KIDS. ALL WE ASK IS YOU BRING YOUR FAVORITE COVERED DISH, DESSERT, OR ANYTHING ELSE, OR JUST BRING YOURSELF.

      THE BANQUET WILL BE HELD AGAIN AT THE LIBERTY FIRE CO. , ON COLUMBIA STREET AT THE FOLLOWING TIMES.

THE ANNUAL BELVEDERE
WINTER CARNIVAL PARTY
 
SATURDAY, JANUARY 30, 2016
 
Starting Time 5:00 PM
 
AT THE LIBERTY FIRE COMPANY
223 COLUMBIA STREET, SCHUYLKILL HAVEN
 
 
THE CORPS WILL PROVIDE
NON-ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES
 
BEER MAY BE PURCHASED FROM THE FIRE CO.
 
ENTERTAINMENT BY
“THREE FOR FREE”
(GARY, KIM AND LINDSY FRANTZ)
      SO THERE IS NO EXCUSE, COME DOWN AND HAVE A GOOD TIME. THIS INVITE IS TO ALL EMMAUS SENTINALS, AND FAMILY, TO ATTEND. WE WOULD LOVE TO HAVE YOU PRESENT TO CAP THE PAST YEARS PERFORMANCES AND PARADES THAT WE DID TOGETHER. PLEASE E-MAIL KATHY BELOW WITH YOUR FAVORITE AND IF ATTENDING.
Please R.S.V.P. to Kathy Kahl at
kkahl2222@gmail.com
with your covered dish choice by
January 17.

Updated videos from the Banquet in 2015



Sep
18

Hazleton Fun Fest 2014

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HAZLETON FUNFEST PARADE 2014

THIS YEARS PARADE IN HAZLETON, PROVED TO BE OUTSTANDING FOR THE ALUMNI. NOT ONLY IN APPEARANCE ( THANKS TO PINKY, WE SPORTED OUR NEW HATS). THANKS TO ALL THE ALUMNI MEMBERS THAT SHOWED UP TO HELP OUT. HATS OFF TOO, THE HIGHLANDERS, SKYLINERS, EMMAUS, AND THE BELVEDERES. WE MARCHED DOWN THE STREET WITH 32 HORNS,( AND WHAT A SOUND WE HAD), 9 PERCUSSION,16 IN THE GUARD, AND A MAIN GUARD TO ROUND OUT ONE GREAT LOOKING ALUMNI CORPS. WE HOPE THAT ALL THOSE THAT HELPED OUT, WOULD CONSIDER RETURNING, AND CONTINUE TO DO WHAT WE ALL STILL LOVE TO DO.

A LIST BELOW IS OUR ACCOMPLISHMENTS AT THE PARADE:

1ST. PLACE- OUTSTANDING INDEPENDENT BAND

OUTSTANDING MUSICAL PARADE PARTICIPANT OVERALL ( THE ENTIRE PARADE)

CHECK THE LINK BELOW OF OUR PERFORMANCE AT THE PARADE

Aug
27

Fireman’s Convention Parade !!!

This was our first year performing in the Fireman’s parade, held this year in Pottsville ,Pa. The Schuylkill Haven Fire Dept., was our gracious hosts this year. The weather was perfect, except for the little drizzle in the morning, but then it turned out to be perfect parade weather. As we marched down the streets of Pottsville, it brought back many memories, of when we use to parade in the ” King Frost Parade” every January, and bringing home the first place award. Well, we didn’t take first, 3rd. place was our reward. Some group from N.Y., with drums and bell lyres won. Go figure !!

On behalf of the Fire Dept., job well done. The sounds and the look coming down the street was fantastic. Although it wasn’t the beat we were use to marching to, meaning the fire dept., we still sounded great. Again, thanks to all that came out and marched. Go to the Pottsville fire site, and there are two posts of us marching.

Next big parade is Sunday, Sept. 7th. , in Hazleton, Pa. We need bodies for this parade. We are getting paid for people. So if you know someone that wasn’t there Saturday, call them up and tell them we need them. It is not a very long parade, but good pay. So Belvedere and Emmaus Alumni, see you on the 7th.
Go too 18:37 of video to see 1st video. Second video starts at 20:25

May
28

MEMORIAL DAY PARADE- 2014 SCH. HAVEN

THE WEATHER WAS BEAUTIFUL, COOL, LIGHT BREEZE, AND A DAY TO REMEMBER ALL THOSE THAT GAVE THEIR LIVES, AND TO THOSE THAT ARE SERVING IN THE MILITARY, SO WE AS AMERICANS, CAN ENJOY OUR FREEDOM AS AMERICANS. THANK YOU ALL FROM THE BELVEDERE ALUMNI.

THIS PARADE IS SMALL IN SIZE, A FEW CUB SCOUTS & GIRL SCOUTS, SOME LITTLE LEAGUE BALL PLAYERS, THE HIGH SCHOOL BAND, AND OF COURSE….LOTS OF FIRETRUCKS. BUT BRINGING UP THE REAR, WAS THE BELVEDERE ALUMNI DRUM & BUGLE CORPS. THE PRIDE OF HAVEN TO MANY, AND STILL DOING WHAT WE ALL LOVED DOING AS KIDS, SOME 40 PLUS YEARS AGO. AND SMALL IN SIZE WE WEREN’T. THE CORPS WAS LEAD BY OUR OWE, WALLY WITH HIS HONOR GUARD IN TOW. CARRYING THE FLAGS DONATED BY THE AMERICAN LEGION. NEXT CAME THE GUARD… 8 VERY GOOD LOOKING WOMEN, LEADING THE CORPS. LOOKED VERY IMPRESSIVE LADIES, IF I DO SAY SO MYSELF. IT’S ALWAYS NICE SEEING THE FLAGS FLY IN FRONT OF US AS WE COME DOWN THE STREET.

NEXT WAS OUR LEADER. SPORTING A NEW HAT, WITH SOME VERY LARGE PLUMES, AND BY THE WAY, VERY NICE, OUR OWE… KATHY KAHL.SHE IS THE ONE TO KEEP US IN LINE, AND DOES A FINE JOB AT THAT. NEXT, AND I’M STILL PREJUDICE, WAS THE DRUM LINE. THANKS GUYS AND GIRLS FROM EMMAUS, AND BRIAN FOR BRINGING OUT THE BEST IN US, WITH THE MUSIC YOU WROTE. WE SOUNDED LOAD AND PROUD.

AND ROUNDING OUT THE CORPS, IS THE HORN LINE. WE WERE 24 STRONG WINDED INDIVIDUALS, PLAYING THEIR HEARTS OUT. AND BOY, WHAT A SOUND THEY HAD. THE VOLUME THEY PROJECTED COMING DOWN MAIN STREET WAS AWESOME. WE PLAYED OUR HEARTS OUT FOR ALL THAT WERE THEIR, AND I DON’T THINK ONE PERSON WAS DISAPPOINTED. HAD ONE PERSON TELL ME, HE GOT THE CHILLS WHEN WE PLAYED. THAT’S HAD GREAT WE SOUNDED. I THINK ALL IN  ALL, WE WERE LIKE 55 STRONG. NOT BAD FOR A SMALL PARADE.

I AM POSTING SOME PICTURES BELOW COURTESY OF JOE SIECK, FOR TAKING TIME OUT OF HIS TIME, TO DO THIS. THANKS JOE. ALSO, THERE IS A VIDEO ON FACEBOOK, AND YOU TUBE OF THE PARADE. JUST GO AND LISTEN OF THE GREAT SOUND.

May
19

2014 Reunion Picnic

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Calling All Past Belvederes

NOW THAT WINTER IS FINALLY OVER, AND SPRING IS TRYING TO SHOW ITS FACE, IT’S THE TIME OF THE YEAR, WHEN WE HAVE THE ANNUAL REUNION PICNIC. AS IN THE PAST, THERE WILL BE PLENTY OF FOOD, PREPARED BY OUR OWN, LIVE ENTERTAINMENT, AND MEETING UP AND EXCHANGING MEMORIES FROM THE PAST. THE PICNIC IS FREE TO ALL MEMBERS, PAST AND PRESENT, AS WELL AS FRIENDS AND FAMILIES.

OVER THE PAST COUPLE YEARS, WE OFFERED THE PICNIC, FREE ….IF YOU CAN, BRING A FAVORITE DISH OF YOUR LIKING , OR JUST COME ANYWAY. WE JUST WANT TO MEET SOME OLD FRIENDS THAT WE ALL GREW UP WITH IN OUR YOUTH. FEEL FREE TO BRING FAMILY, FRIEND, OR MAYBE A FUTURE MEMBER, THAT WOULD LOVE TO DO WHAT WE DID AS KIDS.

            Our annual corps picnic will be held on Saturday, June 21st at the Deer Lake Picnic Grove just off Rt. 61 & again,  all corps members & families are invited.  It’s a “pot luck” so it’s free to everyone & we always have a great time.  The Frantz’s/aka “Three for Free” will be performing once again for us & you don’t want to miss that!  There will be more information put out on this as the time draws closer but please mark your calendars & plan on coming.  We’d LOVE to see more of our Emmaus buddies there this year with their families. 

Mar
10

St. Patty’s Day in Jim Thorpe

HERE ARE A FEW PICTURES FROM TODAY’S ANNUAL ST. PATTY’S DAY PARADE, IN JIM THORPE.

ALTHOUGH THE WEATHER WAS A BIT CHILLY IN THE MORNING,LEADING UP TO THE PARADE, THE SUN CAME OUT, AND WARMED US ALL UP. IF YOU NEVER EXPERIENCED THIS PARADE, IT IS PRETTY COOL. YOU START OUT WAY UP THE MOUNTAIN, OUTSIDE JIM THORPE, AND PATIENTLY WAIT, TO START YOUR WALK DOWN THE MAIN DRAG, TILL YOU FINALLY SEE CIVILIZATION. THE CROWDS ARE LIVELY, AND VERY FRIENDLY, AND WILL GLADLY GIVE YOU SOME BELLY WARMING LIBATION…IF YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN.

ONCE YOU MAKE YOUR WAY TO THE MAIN CROWD, THINGS GET A LITTLE CROWDED. AND AS BRIAN SAYS…18″ ON DRUM STICKS TO CONTROL THE CROWD. SO, ENJOY THE PICTURES, AND LOOK FOR US ON T.V.IMG_20140309_135442_610 IMG_20140309_135617_427 IMG_20140309_135638_275 IMG_20140309_135742_532

Jan
20

Belvedere Winter Carnival Banquet

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This years Winter Carnival Banquet, is being held this Saturday, January 25,2014…at the Liberty Fire Company, at 223 W. Columbia Street, Sch. Haven. If you are not familiar with the fire company, it is where we practice during the year.

All Belvedere Alumni , & family, along with friends, are invited. It is a covered dish, as in past, which we all know is very yummy, and prepared by our own members. We ask that if you will be attending, please contact Kathy at:kkahl2222@gmail.com, or by calling 570 739-1713 , and letting her know how many will be attending.

This years entertainment will be our very own ” Three for Free ” and we are in foranother night of great entertainment. We are looking forward to seeing many of our Emmaus friends this year at the banquet. Don’t let the covered dish scare you away. We just want you to come, and reunite with some old friends, as well as new ones.So if you can’t bring a dish, come anyway…IT IS FREE !!!

So, mark this date on your calender , and we are looking forward too meeting you and your family. Lets make this our best banquet yet. Not too many have said they will be attending, so take a couple hours out of your Saturday night, and come enjoy the night with us.

Sep
21

” OUTSTANDING INDEPENDENT BAND “

Hazleton Funfest Parade

That is the title we received , while parading in Hazleton,Pa.

“OUTSTANDING INDEPENDENT BAND”

WHAT AN AWESOME VIDEO TAKEN FROM ATOP A ROOF IN HAZLETON,

THIS WAS THE FIRST OF MAYBE MANY PERFORMANCES IN THIS PARADE. IT WAS A JOINT VENTURE BETWEEN TWO GREAT ALUMNI CORPS, DOING WHAT WE ALL ENJOY DOING. THANKS TO ALL MEMBERS OF THE EMMAUS SENTINALS, AS WELL AS OUR VERY OWN BELVEDERE ALUMNI MEMBERS, FOR PUTTING ON ONE GREAT SHOWING AT THIS PARADE.

WHEN YOU WATCH THE VIDEO, YOU CAN GET  THAT FEELING , WE ONCE HAD ,WHEN WE WERE ALL YOUNG, AND PUT MANY LONG AND HARD DAYS OF PRACTICE, TO BECOME ONE OF THE BEST IN DRUM CORP HISTORY. WHEN YOU WATCH THE VIDEO, AND I MEAN WATCH IT, PICK OUT , STARTING FROM THE MAIN GUARD, LEAD BY OUR OWN,”WALLY”, TO THE FABULOUS RIFLES ( GREAT JOB DEBBIE & DONNA), TOO THE GUARD, WHO ALWAYS LEAD US DOWN THE STREET. DRUM LINE, WHAT CAN I SAY BUT, AWESOME. MAYBE A LITTLE PREJUDICE, BUT GREAT JOB BRIAN. OUTSTANDING HORN LINE BRINGING UP THE REAR, BECAUSE WITHOUT YOU GUYS AND GALS, WE WOULDN’T HAVE THE FANTASTIC SOUND THAT WE HAVE., AND LOOKING FORWARD TO MANY MORE SHOWS LIKE THIS.

MAYBE WHEN YOU SEE WHAT WE ACCOMPLISHED IN THE FEW YEARS SINCE FORMING, YOU MIGHT CONSIDER COMING DOWN TO A PRACTICE, AND SEE WHAT WE DO. BY THE WAY, NEXT PRACTICE, SUNDAY, SEPT. 22ND.,2:OOPM. AT THE LIBERTY FIRE CO., ALL ARE WELCOME. STOP DOWN JUST TO SEE SOME OLD FRIENDS, AND MEET SOME NEW ONES. I DID FORGET TOO MENTION, THIS IS OUR SECOND TROPHY, THE FIRST, FOR THE SIX COUNTY FIREMAN’S PARADE IN HAVEN.

SO ENJOY THE VIDEO, AND KEEP UP THE GOOD JOB.

May
28

Memorial Day in Haven 2013

six countyThis years Memorial Day parade in Haven was a very special parade, for the members of the Belvedere Alumni. It was this wish of our long time member, and past president, Dave Santee, that the Alumni would someday, walk down the streets, with a new look. Well, that dream has finally come true, with the very hard, and very time consuming task, taken on by our own Pinky and Debbie Santee. The two designed, contacted a local seamstress, and came up with a uniform that was a crowd pleaser. Comments on the street was, WOW, do they look sharp, to very nice, and can’t believe the new look. from me personally, great job Pinky and Deb.

Hats off to the Board of Directors, for helping in the venture. And , I know Dave was looking down , and had one big smile on his face, seeing his dream come true. We’ve come a long way in the short years that we are together.It goes to show what can be done, when you have a bunch of members , that love what they are doing, and care about their passion.

This years Memorial Parade was ideal, as far a weather goes. Cool, slight wind, and a short parade down Main street to Parkway, where we performed America and This is My Country. Also, was a medley of all the Military  branches. Great job horn line, you sounded great, and I think the crowd enjoy hearing you play a tribute to all the military that served , so we may have the freedom we have today. If you haven’t done it yet, take time to thank a Vet, and show him or her, that haven’t forgotten what they sacrificed for all of us.

Below are some videos of our performances, at this years parade. Enjoy, awesome sound. And check out those uniforms !!




Nov
04

Emmaus Halloween Parade

This years Emmaus Halloween Parade was a huge success, because two Alumni Corps joined forces to be one, and perform to a very large crowd in Emmaus Sentinals home town. Great reviews have been received, anything from the” Best Performance” in the parade, to Outstanding musical performance. I will say myself, we sounded outstanding. Thanks to both Corps, and all the Alumni that participated in both the Haven parade, and the Emmaus parade. Lets keep up the great work, and hopes of getting more past and future members to join and perform great music.

Below is a post video of this years performance, courtesy of “Jeff Schantz

 

 

Oct
21

Haven Halloween Parade- 2012

Below are recent videos of this years Haven Halloween Parade. Sounded outstanding, looked great, with special thanks to our drum corps brothers and sisters, the Emmaus Sentinels. Thanks for making us proud of what we do.

Sep
28

Sch. Haven Borough Day 2016

This Saturday is our day to perform in our hometown. Sch. Haven Boro Day is this Saturday, Sept. 24th. We need as many personnel as possible, so as to have that great sound for the hometown crowd. Below is the report times and location, as well as uniform for the day. It is just a short stroll down the street, and perform the songs of the concert.

Just a reminder, this Saturday, 24 Sep, we have a short parade followed by a Stand-still performance in Schuylkill Haven.   Here are the details:

Meet up time:  11:15AM

Meet place: behind Schuylkill Haven High School, 501 E. Main Street, Schuylkill Haven 

Uniform:  Belvederes tunic and hat, with black short sleve polo, pants, shoes and socks

Music:  For the Parade – America and My Country; For the Stand-still – the 2016 concert show (bring your music)

Weather should be great!

Hope to see all of you there.