AMERICAN LEGION-DRUM AND BUGLE CORPS SCRAPBOOK

Manuscript MS-088

1935-1942


 

Source: Alberta (Brooks) Rutland, March 1, 1998

Size: 1 item

Shelving: 1 volume

Processing: GEC, January 1999

 

HISTORICAL NOTE

The Junior Drum and Bugle Corps was a musical organization formed by the American Legion to promote patriotism among boys ages six to fifteen. The LaGrange chapter of the American Legion organized a Junior Drum and Bugle Corps for local boys in 1935. It lasted until 1942 when the band disbanded because of World War II. The LaGrange Junior Drum and Bugle Corps was very popular locally and statewide. The band was invited to play at numerous events (holidays, campaign rallies, etc.) throughout its eight-year existence. The band was also very successful in state competitions during the annual Georgia American Legion Convention. The LaGrange Junior Drum and Bugle Corps won eight years in a row (1935-42). These victories enabled the young boys from LaGrange to attend national competitions in cities such as Chicago and New York. The scrapbook was kept by Albert Brooks. He was a member of the LaGrange chapter of the American Legion and one of the founders of the LaGrange Drum and Bugle Corps. His daughter Alberta was a drum majorette in the band.

 

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

The scrapbook contains numerous newspaper clippings of the LaGrange Junior Drum and Bugle Corps which mostly deal with the band playing at various events and state and national competitions. There is a list of the charter members of the band. The scrapbook includes a few letters and telegrams as well. There are also fifty-two photograph descriptions of which can be found in the photo index.

 

PHOTO INVENTORY

 

MS 088 ph 1; Charter Members-Drum and Bugle Corps January 1935; 1 b&w; no Group photo of first LaGrange Drum and Bugle Corps in front of city pool; (Names listed on next page); American Legion; Drum and Bugle Corps

MS 088 ph 2; City Pool- LaGrange January 1935; 1 b&w 8x10; no Group photo of first LaGrange Drum and Bugle Corps in front of city pool; American Legion; Drum and Bugle Corps

MS 088 ph 3; 3 & 4; Alberta Brooks?; 1935; 2 b&w 3x5; no; photos of possibly Alberta Brooks wearing drum majorette uniform American Legion; Drum and Bugle Corps

MS 088 ph 5; Drum and Bugle Corps in Athens, Ga?; June 1936; 1 b&w 3x5; no; Group photo of Drum and Bugle Corps members in casual attire possibly taken in Athens, Ga, during the first annual Sons of the American Legion convention; American Legion; Drum and Bugle Corps

MS 088 ph 6 & 7; Two drum majorettes in Athens, GA?; June 1936; 2 b&w 3x5; no; Two drum majorettes in uniform possibly in Athyens, GA, for the first annual Sons of the American Legion convention; American Legion; Drum and Bugle Corps

MS 088 ph 8; Drum and Bugle Corps in Sanford Stadium?; June 1936; 1 b&w 3x5; no; Drum and Bugle Corps in Sanford Stadium possibly practicing for state competition; American Legion; Drum and Bugle Corps

MS 088 ph 9; Drum and Bugle Corps in new uniforms; September 1936; 1 b&w 8x10; no; Drum and Bugle Corps In new uniforms standing in front of a building possibly in LaGrange, GA; American Legion; Drum and Bugle Corps

MS 088 ph 10 & 11; 40 + 8 Parade; 1937; 2 b&w 3x5; no; Drum and Bugle Corps members wearing female clothes Marching in a parade at the state American Legion Convention in Athens, GA; American Legion; Drum and Bugle Corps

MS 088 ph 12; Housed in Civil Conservation Corps Camp; 1937; 1 b&w 3x5; no; photo of Civil Conservation Corps camphouse where the Drum and Bugle Corps stayed during the state American Legion Convention in Athens, GA; American Legion; Drum and Bugle Corps

MS 088 ph 13, 14, &15; Radium Springs- Fun; 1937; 3 b&w 3x5; No; photos of Drum and Bugle Corps members having fun at Radium Springs resort; American Legion; Drum and Bugle Corps

MS 088 ph 16; Civil Conservation Corps Camp; 1937; 1 b&w 3x5; no; Photo of Drum and Bugle Corps members(?) standing in front of a CCC Camphouse; American Legion; Drum and Bugle Corps

MS 088 ph 17; Drum and Bugle Corps in Columbus, GA(?); c. 1937; 1 b&w 3x5; no; Drum and Bugle Corps members possibly in Columbus, GA; American Legion; Drum and Bugle Corps

MS 088 ph 18 and 19; At the Toomb of the Unknown Soldier- Washington, D.C.; September 1937; 2 b&w 3x5; no; Alberta Brooks laying a wreath at The Toomb of the Unknown Soldier in Washington, D.C.; American Legion; Drum and Bugle Corps

MS 088 ph 20; Drum and Bugle Corps at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier; September 1937; 2 b&w 3x5; no; Drum and Bugle Corps members standing in front of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier; American Legion; Drum and Bugle Corps

MS 088 ph 21; Drum and Bugle Corps in Washington, D.C.; September 1937; 1 b&w 3x5; no; Drum and Bugle Corps sitting in front of a building in Washington, D.C.; American Legion; Drum and Bugle Corps

MS 088 ph 22; New York City- National Convention(?); September 1937; 1 b&w 3x5; no; Drum and Bugle Corps possibly Preparing to march in a parade at the national American Legion Convention in New York City; American Legion; Drum and Bugle Corps

MS 088 ph 23; Drum and Bugle Corps sightseeing(?) in Washington, D.C.; 1937; 1 b&w 3x5; no; Drum and Bugle Corps standing in front of a fountain in Washington, D.C.; American Legion; Drum and Bugle Corps

MS 088 ph 24; Drum and Bugle Corps sightseeing(?) in Washington, D.C.; 1937; 1 b&w 3x5; no; Drum and Bugle Corps standing in front of a building in Washington, D.C.; American Legion; Drum and Bugle Corps

MS 088 ph 25; Drum Majors and Majorettes; 1938; 1 b&w 3x5; no; group photo of drum majors and majorette in uniform; American Legion; Drum and Bugle Corps

MS 088 ph 26; Drum Majors and Majorettes; 1938; 1 b&w 3x5; no; drum majorette Alberta Brooks(?) in uniform; American Legion; Drum and Bugle Corps

MS 088 ph 27, 28, & 29; Tacky Parade - Waycross State Convention; 1938; 3 b&w 3x5; no; Drum and Bugle Corps members Dressed in female clothing; American Legion; Drum and Bugle Corps

MS 088 ph 30; Leaders of the Drum and Bugle Corps; c. 1938; 1 b&w 8x10; no; group photo of leaders of Drum and Bugle Corps; from left to right - Captain Albert Brooks, senior Director; Vannie Sanders, musical director; Alberta Brooks, Sponsor; and Mark Harris, Jr. drum major; American Legion; Drum and Bugle Corps

MS 088 ph 31; Cannon in Atlanta (?); 1939; 1 b&w 3x5; no; two Drum and Bugle Corps members standing next to a cannon at a war memorial on Atlanta (?); American Legion; Drum and Bugle Corps

MS 088 ph 32; Band leader Albert Brooks (?) in Atlanta; 1939; 1 b&w 3x5; no; Band leader Albert Brooks (?) at a war memorial park in Atlanta; American Legion; Drum and Bugle Corps

MS 088 ph 33; Building at war memorial in Atlanta (?); 1939; 1 b&w 3x5; no; Drum and Bugle Corps members standing in front of a building possibly at a war memorial in Atlanta; American Legion; Drum and Bugle Corps

MS 088 ph 34; Downtown LaGrange; June 1939; 1 b&w 8x10; no; Group photo of Drum and Bugle Corps wearing new uniforms in downtown LaGrange; American Legion; Drum and Bugle Corps

MS 088 ph 35 & 36; Drum and Bugle Corps Band - Chicago, IL; September 24, 1939; 2 b&w 8x10; no; group photos of Drum and Bugle Corps in Chicago taken immediately after the national American Legion Convention; American Legion; Drum and Bugle Corps

MS 088 ph 37; Band Members in Atlanta (?); c. 1939; 1 b&w 7x9; No; Group shot of band members, including Alberta Brooks, standing in front of a car in Atlanta (?); American Legion; Drum and Bugle Corps

MS 088 ph 38; Silver Cup and $500 Won - State Convention - Augusta, GA; June 1940; 1 b&w 8x10; Band leaders holding silver cup won at state American Legion convention; American Legion; Drum and Bugle Corps

MS 088 ph 39; Band members in LaGrange (?); c. 1940; 1 b&w 3x5; no; Band members sitting on steps of a building in LaGrange; American legion; Drum and Bugle Corps

MS 088 ph 40; American Legion Parade - Boston (?); c. 1940; 1 b&w 3x5; no; LaGrange Drum and Bugle Corps (?) performing at the national competition in Boston; American Legion; Drum and Bugle Corps

MS 088 ph 41, 42, & 43; National Competition - Boston; 1940; 3 b&w 3x5; no; LaGrange Drum and Bugle (?) performing at the national competition in Boston; American Legion; Drum and Bugle Corps

MS 088 ph 44, 45, 46, & 47; Parade - Boston; 1940; 4 b&w 3x5; no; LaGrange Drum and Bugle Corps (?) marching in American Legion Parade in Boston; American Legion; Drum and Bugle Corps

MS 088 ph 48; Parade - New York City (?); 1940; 1 b&w 3x5; no; LaGrange Drum and Bugle Corps marching in a parade at the World's Fair (?); American Legion; Drum and Bugle Corps

MS 088 ph 49; "Hot Dog" New York World Fair; 1940; 1 b&w 3x5; no; young girl, possibly Alberta Brooks, eating a hot dog at the New York World's Fair; American Legion; Drum and Bugle Corps

MS 088 ph 50; LaGrange Drum and Bugle Corps - American Legion Parade - Milwaukee; September 1941; 1 b&w 8x10; no; LaGrange Drum and Bugle Corps marching in the American Legion parade in Milwaukee, WI; American Legion; Drum and Bugle Corps

MS 088 ph 51 & 52; Alberta Brooks; c. 1942; 2 b&w 3x5; no; Alberta Brooks in a cadet nurse's uniform; American Legion; Drum and Bugle Corps

 

RELATED ITEMS

Silver Cup Trophy won at the state American Legion competition in Augusta, Georgia, June 1940.

 

TRACINGS

Musicians
Troup County History
Youth - Societies and Clubs