Check out these photos of the Erie Thunderbirds Drum and Bugle Corps from 1971 to 2013: Christine’s Chronicles

Erie, PA — One of Erie’s snazziest musical endeavors, The Erie Thunderbirds, marches in parades, competitions and shows throughout PA, NY and Canada.

Take a look at these historic photos, depicting the corps’ performances from 1971 to 2013. Many of the members that were active in this great drum corps in the 1970s came back to it for a massive reunion show in 2013. At that time the reunited corps marched in Erie, PA’s Bicentennial Parade celebrating Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry’s victory over the British in the Battle of Lake Erie, a turning point that helped the US win the war of 1812.

Performance at Lake City, PA
Competitive show with audience

Practice show in Erie ~ This amazing and competitive drum corps practiced to the point of wearing paths in their home field.

A small portion of the corps’ horn line in 2013, rehearsing in Erie near 17th and State sts.

A small portion of the drum line at a 2013 rehearsal in the City of Erie for the upcoming Perry Memorial 200th Anniversary parade.

Break time on the rehearsal “field”
Author Christine Lorraine is visible in this photo from the 2013 Perry Memorial Parade. She is on the right end of the cymbal line holding cymbals. Photo by Ginger Salzer Kist
Erie Thunderbirds are in full force at 10th and State Street in Erie, PA for the Perry Bicentennial Parade in May 2013. This event celebrated the 200nd hundredth anniversary of Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry’s victory over the British in the Battle of Lake Erie. Many people don’t realize just how close this port city in PA came to being under British rule in 1813.

Bugles at West 12th and Chestnut streets in Erie, PA for the Perry Bicentennial Parade in May 2013.

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