The Northern Aurora Era: 1986-1996

snare line 19861986
The Nutcracker: Peter Illych Tchaikovsky
Arrival of the Drosselmeyer
March
Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy
Tarantella
The Old Woman and the Clowns
Second Battle of the Mice
Journey Through the Pine Forest
Trepak (Russian Dance)

Titles Won:
  - Great Lakes Drum Corps Association Champion
  - Drum Corps Midwest Division III Champion
  - DCI Division III Finalist


drum major Ric Roberts with the corps1987
The Nutcracker: Peter Illych Tchaikovsky
Entrance of the Guests
March
Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy
Spanish Dance
Arabian Dance
Trepak (Russian Dance)
Second Battle of the Mice
Journey Through the Pine Forest

Drum Major: Ric Roberts
Titles Won:
  - Drum Corps Midwest Division II/III Champion
  - DCI Division II/III Finalist

 
drumline1988
The Music of Sergei Prokofiev
March, Opus 99
Peter and the Wolf
Romance
(from Lieutenant Kije)
Troika (from Lieutenant Kije)
Troika

Titles Won:
  - DCI Division II/III Finalist
Notes:
  - This was the year of the infamous bus accident
    which occured on June 21, after the Mishawaka IN show.

 
1989
Hyped on Classics
Barber of Seville

Drum Major: Jeff Leidlein
Titles Won:
  - DCI Division II/III Finalist

 
corps photo 19901990
Cinderella

Drum Major: Brian Ellis
Titles Won:
  - DCI Division II/III Finalist

 
Paul Keiser, baritone1991
Robin Hood
Portsmouth Overture
Intermezzo
(Vaughan Williams)
Song of the Blacksmith
Shepherd's Hey
Five Mystical Dances / Antiphon


Drum Major: Brian Ellis
Titles Won:
  - DCI Division II/III Finalist

 
drum major Brian Ellis & assistant1992
Emerson, Lake & Palmer
Piano Concerto #1 (Emerson)

Drum Major: Brian Ellis
Titles Won:
  - DCI Division II/III Finalist
  - DCI Open Class Quarterfinalist
  - DCI Membership Status

 
Opener1993
The Music of Kansas
Carry On Wayward Son
- quartet: John Hartwick, Sharon Lysogorski, Jeff Bernt, Eric Kennaugh
- solo: CC Snyder
Play the Game Tonight
- solo: Eric Kennaugh
Dust in the Wind
- duet: Eric Kennaugh & Sharon Lysogorski
- solo: John Hartwick
Magnum Opus

Drum Major: Brian Deplonty
Titles Won:
  - DCI Open Class Quarterfinalist
  - DCI Membership Status

 
1994
A Changed Bauhaus: Symphonic Metamorphoses
Intro from Tarantella
- solo: Dave Armbruster
Allegro
Fugue
Andantino

- solo: Brian Deplonty
March

Drum Majors: CC Snyder & Jennifer Volpe

 
John (a.k.a. "Cosmo")1995
Keys to Imagination: Yanni Live at the Acropolis
Keys to Imagination / Santorini
- duet: CC Snyder & Jennifer Volpe
- solo: CC Snyder
Marching Season - Part I
Marching Season - Part II
- cadenza: Ed Tappan, Steve Perkins
- solo: Chad Imbrogno

Drum Majors: CC Snyder & Jennifer Volpe
Titles Won:
  - Drum Corps Midwest Finalist
  - DCI Division III Finalist

 
guard member1996
The Crusade: Music from John Williams'
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

Indy Curtain (from Indy's First Adventure)
Indy's First Adventure
X Marks the Spot

- duet: Dan Clouse and Sean McCarthy
- solo: Lauren Parks
Scherzo for Motorcycle and Orchestra
Ending Credits

- solo: Jessie Fleming

Drum Majors: CC Snyder & Jennifer Volpe
Titles Won:
  - DCI Division III Finalist

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