Archived Guest Book Entries
Name :   Lora Lynch
E-Mail :   colorguard@email.com
Location :   Dallas, Texas
Comments :   I enjoyed meeting many new friends at DCM Retreat this year. I very much look forward to seeing you next weekend. Please come see Frontier at prelims on Sat. Youll enjoy our Lasso the Sun Show. Weve had a blast during our 1st year!
Name :   Cindy Brady
E-Mail :   musicbubbles@paonline.com
Location :   Harrisburg Pa
Comments :   Looking for soomone to fill a hole in drill this weekend,look know more. I am willing and able. Have been a soloist all my drum corps life. Marched Blue Rock 66/67/68/69/70& part of 71. Also Reading Buccaneers 76/77/78/79/80/81/83/83/84 Still play Trumpet
Name :   mike rhine
E-Mail :   mulldogg02@aol.com
Location :   
Comments :   I would like to thank all my Royal Air brothers and sisters for their their kind words and support during this difficult time of the passing of my Mom. Thank You from the Rhine Family. Mike Rhine
Name :   Barb Miner
E-Mail :   barbminer@charter.net
Location :   Kalamazoo, MI
Comments :   I just recently heard of the Drum & Bugle Corps and the great changes being a part of the corps can make in a persons life - all the while providing awesome, thunderous music for others to enjoy. Glad to know about you!
Name :   Gyutae Park
E-Mail :   dsc@drumsetconnect.com
Location :   NJ
Comments :   Great site, check out Drumset Connect - Drums Percussion
Name :   Valerie Hart
E-Mail :   Valeriehart@aol.com
Location :   MA
Comments :   Trying to locate Paula Klotz who was a member in about 61-65.
Name :   Mike Harper
E-Mail :   mikeh18@sbcglobal.net
Location :   Chicago
Comments :   I am the younger brother of Alumni Keith Harper. Just wanted to say Im proud of all u have done and continue to do.Please send Booster info. Mike H.
Name :   Bill Schaefer
E-Mail :   wschaefersr@comcast.net
Location :   Twin Lake, Michigan
Comments :   Hi. Im a fan, just a fan. I followed the Norwood Park Imperials in the 50s. It is with great anticipation that I will be attending my first drum & bugle corps show/contest since then, on this Sunday, 7/31. I am very excited about it, and especially about
Name :   Phil Russ -- snare drum 62
E-Mail :   Phil.Russ@gsa.gov
Location :   Washington, DC
Comments :   Amazing you guys are actually doing it. Nice article in the Chicago Trib. Dick Brown made DCI Hall of Fame. Yea! Anyone know anything about Al Parchem?
Name :   Don Kneuer
E-Mail :   dfk1210bellsouth.net
Location :   Hollywood ,Fla
Comments :   Have you releasd any sound tracks and /or DVD of the corp performances ?I still listen to the 65 & 68 show .Will miss Truman Crawford ! Don Kneuer ( Floridians 69-75 Horn instructor )
Name :   ALAN OSBORNE
E-Mail :   GONCAMPN@EARTHLINK.NET
Location :   APEX, NC.
Comments :   I MARCHED WITH THE WHITE TORNADOES IN THE LATE 60S JUST AFTER RA DISBANDED. I HEARD MANY STORIES ABOUT THE CORPS AND WAS SADDENED TO NEVER SEE THEM. BUT NOW YOU ARE BACK TOGETHER AND HAVE SOME MEMBERS FROM THE TORNADOES I MARCHED WITH AMONGST YOU NOW. STE
Name :   maria Modica
E-Mail :   princess_lil_feather@yahoo.com
Location :   michigan
Comments :   Hello to all the Beautiful souls. To any and all who remember me, Please write. Love , Maria
Name :   Kevin Grajek
E-Mail :   kjg46@earthlink.net
Location :   Kingwood, Texas
Comments :   Best to the Royal Airs from an old fan. Hi to Ken Janowski (CVS) and Ed Baski (CVS) Bring bake the old military style drills. and great music. Greetings from TEXAS! GO BIG BLUE!
Name :   Jim Churchill
E-Mail :   jchurchill@milcom-systems.com
Location :   Pensacola, Fl.
Comments :   I am a former member of the Purple Lancers Jr. Corps. of Auburn, NY. Dr. Barbaro was one of my first percussion instructors. I learned so much from him and respected him a great deal. I hope this message gets to him and in some crazy way hope that he can
Name :   Tom Day
E-Mail :   tomjday@sbcglobal.net
Location :   Berwyn, Ill
Comments :   The most entertaining Drum Corps. The Royal-Airs For Sale....One full Royal Air uniform. Worn once. Jacket about 48 regular, bib trousers would fit a 40 to 44 waist. 30 inseam. Shako and plumb. gloves new and red shoulder cord. This is a brand
Name :   Jeff Heefner
E-Mail :   jheefner@jnlcom.com
Location :   Tulsa OK
Comments :   TO: All Royal Airs and SUPPORT: Just wanted to say how great the corps looked last night... much improvement. The battle jacket is worth at least 10 points. You really looked and sounded great and you are to be commended for such a great performance...
Name :   Cindy Brady
E-Mail :   bradygirl48@paonline.com
Location :   Dauphin, PA
Comments :   Its so great to see and hear the greatist corps of all times back entertaining all of us that loved and admired you so well and showing the drum corps community what true excitement level can and should be on a football feild. I competed against Big Blue
Name :   Gary E. Solfisburg
E-Mail :   wa9ofh@aol.com
Location :   Montgomery,Il
Comments :   I was one of three founders of the Raiders, and the executive director untill the end of 1977.The other founders were Jerry & Linda Abel, Lenny Gilchrist, & Leon Gengler.
Name :   DELORES MEYER
E-Mail :   AUNTORE65@AOL.COM
Location :   
Comments :   WILL ALWAYS BE A GOOD FAN MET A LOT OF BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE
Name :   Van Williams
E-Mail :   van_williams@sbcglobal.net
Location :   St. Louis
Comments :   Good luck in 2005! Hope to see you at the Naperville show. Van Williams RA Mellophone 2002
Name :   Mary Ann
E-Mail :   raladyaz@cox.net
Location :   Surprise, AZ
Comments :   Wishing you all the best as you start the season! We will be seeing you in Scranton! Take Care Mary Ann
Name :   Joann (Orsi) DiPaolo
E-Mail :   joanndi47@yahoo.com
Location :   Coal City, IL
Comments :   I am trying to locate a member of the Royal Airs from the early 1960s. Joseph M. Chappell. If anyone knows him or how I might get in touch with him, please let me know. Thanks.
Name :   Danny
E-Mail :   danieljotte@uahoo.com
Location :   Rockford, IL
Comments :   For those who dont think they could join because of the distance involved in driving, I live in Rockford (75 miles from Chicago) and use RA CDs to pass the time. Many members live considerably farther than I do. Its your love of Drum Corp that will bring
Name :   webmaster
E-Mail :   webmaster@chicagoroyalairs.com
Location :   Here
Comments :   Old guestbook entries can be viewed by clicking on the View archived Guest Book entires link on the top of this page.
Name :   Rose Knott
E-Mail :   rosemaryknott@thrivent.com
Location :   Kaukauna, WI
Comments :   I cant tell you how much I miss all of you Corps. Must be weather. I had a blast last year.
Name :   Tomm Schultz
E-Mail :   tommntx@aol.com
Location :   Dallas
Comments :   I couldnt help but notice the similarity of the TAPS played by the Purdue Band at the Indy 500 this year with the Taps for Truman we played in 2003. Both were beautiful. I miss youse guys. My best to you this year. Tomm
Name :   Kirkland Burke
E-Mail :   1whoknows@msn.com
Location :   Earth
Comments :   Vicki, Im about 20 miles north of Kankakee there are several members in the area of I-57 not far from you. Feel free to email me if you have any questions. Kirkland Burke

Name :   Dorothy
E-Mail :   guardmom47@comcast.net
Location :   
Comments :   Hey Vicki, I march Royal Airs too, and I only live 8 miles south of Kankakee, in Chebanse. Give me a shout via email; guardmom47@concast.net

Name :   Dave Scott
E-Mail :   dscott@ffic.com
Location :   St Louis,MO
Comments :   Vicki, Please sign the guestbook again using your complete email address and I will be in touch.

Name :   Kris
E-Mail :   kitty7404@sbcglobal.net
Location :   Fond du Lac
Comments :   Hi Vicki, I would suggest that you click the How to Join, on the Quick Links on the left side of the main page.Go to the very bottom of that page,there is a link to get more information.Someone should get in touch with you.Lots of us carpool.That would

Name :   Vicki
E-Mail :   verycoolperson13
Location :   Kankakee
Comments :   As a 2004 Cap. Sound alumnn and an 2005 NIU marching band alumn, Im really missing marching already. Id like to consider marching with you guys, but becuase Im 50 miles south of Chicago, Im not sure the drive, and my car, would be possible. Any advice? I

Name :   Kirt Kinyon
E-Mail :   k.kinyon@mchsi.com
Location :   Geneseo,IL.
Comments :   Great standstill show at Millenium park. Way to pull it togeather after a long drill camp, with very little music rehersal time. It is the best I have heard the corps this early in the season to date. Great job!!!

Name :   Steve Fagiano
E-Mail :   Steve@FagianoDrums.com
Location :   www.FagianoDrums.com
Comments :   Always ! The very best of luck Fagiano 65 & 02 snare.

Name :   Paul Zimny
E-Mail :   plzdance@aol.com
Location :   
Comments :   Just letting you all know that ALL of the drill files are now on line, Enjoy! See you all at the next camp, We have alot to do!

Name :   Tom Day
E-Mail :   tomjday@scbglobal.net
Location :   Berwyn, illinois
Comments :   Can someone call me who is working on the ad book. Id like to see if the back cover is taken yet. Tom 708-484-9029

Name :   Toni Swienton
E-Mail :   toni55@cox.net
Location :   Gilbert, AZ
Comments :   Great to see Corps from the past! I marched with the Imperial from 64 to 66 -- these were the best years of my life!

Name :   Rich Stanczak - Contra Blaster
E-Mail :   morgan86@flash.net
Location :   RA, Illinois
Comments :   For those of you who have a problem comitting to performing at all of the RA field show performances, there is a way for you to still participate with the Big Blue in 2005! Several members of the horn line are sharing a single spot, because of not being a

Name :   Mary Ann
E-Mail :   raladyaz@cox.net
Location :   Surprise, AZ
Comments :   Hi Nancy - waiting for April report! Went to the DCI event Thursday night - They listed the Royal-Airs as a Mid west Corps! Take Care all MAry Ann

Name :   Mike Rhine
E-Mail :   mulldogg02@aol.com
Location :   
Comments :   Im a member of RA magnificent 3rd sops. Looking to share a room for Scranton 05 with RA member. Please contact by e-mail if interested.

Name :   Katherine Kate Paulson
E-Mail :   KatherineJPaulson@comcast.net
Location :   Creston, IL
Comments :   I am so glad i Joined Royal Airs this past April Camp. I have never had so much Fun. Thanks to all the Wonderful people who were so Nice to me on learning drill and bits and pieces of routine. I look forward to performing with you all!

Name :   Rick Hoefert
E-Mail :   INSPECTRICK@aol.com
Location :   Wisconsin
Comments :   Hi to all my Brothers,& Sisters in Big Blue. Wish I could commit to marching there this year, but unfortunatly,I cannot.Best of luck this Season, and I WILL be watching you, Louie !! Rick

Name :   Kevin Griffin
E-Mail :   keving@focusna.com
Location :   Vancouver WA
Comments :   GO BIG BLUE.....Long ago but never forgotten.

Name :   Wayne Evans
E-Mail :   wayne.evans@verizon.net
Location :   Beaverton, OR
Comments :   Sure great to see todays Royal Airs keeping the memories of yesterdays Royal Airs alive. My cousin, Bill Evans, was the Business Manager for a number of years in the 60s until their end. What wonderful memories of traveling the midwest to watch those grea

Name :   Judith Hudspeth
E-Mail :   judah-777@comcast.net
Location :   Duluth, Georgia
Comments :   Love your new site, thank you.

Name :   Tim
E-Mail :   rothi27@yahoo.com
Location :   
Comments :   Pg 2..... And a big thank-you to all of the members, families and friends that purchased baskets and contributed to one heck of a night!

Name :   Tim
E-Mail :   rothi27@yahoo.com
Location :   
Comments :   What a great party Saturday night! Hats off to all that were involved especially Portia and the ladies for the baskets and room decorations, the song stylings of Dr. Smooth, Tom Walter and Tasty Catering for their contributions, Moms lasagna and mostaccio

Name :   Jeff Heefner
E-Mail :   jheefner@jnlcom.com
Location :   Tulsa OK
Comments :   Just dropped in to say hello... Looking forward to the 2005 show...Wish I could be with you... but, again, not this year. Just have to live on the memories and DVDs from 2003! GOOD LUCK THIS YEAR... Jeff

Name :   Cindy Crawford
E-Mail :   cin4057@yahoo.com
Location :   Maryland
Comments :   I had my first performance last night. The Yankee Rebels ,Dixie Stinger. It went very well. I found out that there are quite a few patches from the Tru Crawford Reunion still available. They are ,if you go thru the corps web site youll get them for

Name :   Joseph & Mary Guzman
E-Mail :   Revguzman@aol.com
Location :   Justice, IL.
Comments :   My wife and I are former members of Chicago Connection Sr Drum and Bugle Corps.

Name :   Paul Milano
E-Mail :   atlmilanos@comcast.net
Location :   Atlanta, GA
Comments :   Heres a picture of the Stardusters. The corps that bought the Royal Airs uniforms after the corps folded. http://www.louisianadrumcorps.org/photo/albums/userpics/10001/Stardusters5.jpg

Name :   Pat DeWitt
E-Mail :   MeloBlue67@Aol.Com
Location :   Negaunee,Mi
Comments :   Nice New Site, I sure enjoyed seeing everybody again this past weekend. Sounds Great as to be expected. Look forward to seeing you all again. Pat

Name :   Cindy Crawford
E-Mail :   cin4057@yahoo.com
Location :   Maryland
Comments :   Hi everyone. Long time no see. Wow! Sorry to hear about Steve. I knew he was taking some time off but didnt realise it was for health reasons. Ive been well as is the family. I starting learning how to play Bari. a couple months ago. Its going really w

Name :   Mary Ann
E-Mail :   Raladyaz@cox.net
Location :   Surprise AZ
Comments :   Hi ALL waiting the Feb Bender report!!!!! Very wet here! MAry Ann

Name :   Mary Ann Huseth
E-Mail :   raladyaz@cox.net
Location :   Surprise, AZ
Comments :   Enjoy reading Nancys report! Keep up the good work!! Hi to all!

Name :   Paul Zimny
E-Mail :   plzdance@aol.com
Location :   Sac. CA
Comments :   Its great to have Nancys notes on the corps web site. It was great to see them. Keep up the good work, See you all next camp! Paul

Name :   Terri Dittrich
E-Mail :   TerriGolden1957@aol.com
Location :   Naperville, IL
Comments :   Thanks for posting Nancys review. I think it would be great to post her review every month like the Kilties post JCs reviews.

Name :   Colleen Karuza
E-Mail :   celticquill@yahoo.com
Location :   Buffalo, NY
Comments :   Best wishes to all the valued members, talented staff and supportive Board of the 2005 Chicago Royal Airs. Sounds like you have quite a season ahead. Ill miss you guys this year (Ill always be true blue) but I hope to catch a few shows when travel per

Name :   Bill Baur
E-Mail :   williambaur@hotmail.com
Location :   Villa park
Comments :   Camp was great, miss nancys report. Hey John Z. The Thur. group will be ready for more music in Feb. Tom is working us hard and it will show The melo men are going to rock this year!!

Name :   connell
E-Mail :   connellpgriffin@yahoo.com
Location :   Downers Grove right now
Comments :   Looks like you need to keep it short in the guest book. Missed the rest of your comments, Nancy, after set the tone.

Name :   Judith Hudspeth
E-Mail :   judah-777@comcast.net
Location :   Georgia
Comments :   I am very excited that you now have a website. Now I can follow the calendar of my brother who is in the Drum Corp section.

Name :   Nancy L. Bender
E-Mail :   bendernl@webster.edu
Location :   Sy. Louis
Comments :   I just want to thank everybody who came to camp this month! It would have been so easy to stay home by the fire, but we are dedicated to one another to do whatever we need to do to make this the best season ever. I believe we set the tone for the season a

Name :   Kris Whitty
E-Mail :   kitty7404@sbcglobal.net
Location :   Fond du Lac, Wi
Comments :   I would like to thank Peg and Shari for all hard work they put into this camp. The rifles are working hard on cleaning the basic techniques. The mirrors in the gym are GREAT for this. Concert was coming together nicely also. 2005 is going to be great! Pe

Name :   Dorothy Holmgren
E-Mail :   guardmom47@comcast.net
Location :   Chebanse, Il
Comments :   Gemette and Dorothy really want to applaude the guard for all the hard work this past weekend. And for our part, the working flags, you ladies are the best! You never quit, never stopped, tried hard to do it all, and were able to laugh in the midst of all

Name :   Mario Navetta
E-Mail :   BklynMario@aol.com
Location :   New Jersey-Where all Brooklyn Italians now live!
Comments :   A site worthy of a fine corps. Carry on the tradition of REAL drum corps!.... Sincerely ,,,mario

Name :   Amatore Ami Menle
E-Mail :   Amatore aka Ami @aol.com
Location :   
Comments :   When anyone asks Who? or What? are the Royal Airs, you tell them - We were kids marching during the 50s and 60s, and now were kids marching during our 50s and 60s!

Name :   Van Williams
E-Mail :   van_williams@sbcglobal.net
Location :   St. Louis, MO
Comments :   Saw the ad in Drum Corps World. Congrats on the new site... looks great! Have fun this season! Van Williams RA 2002

Name :   SMITTY
E-Mail :   cindjo913@aol.com
Location :   Boston, MA
Comments :   HEY KIDS - comin to the January 05 camp and i cannot wait to see you all again!! Hoping this year is bigger n better than last year!! YOOZ are the BEST!!! See you all soon - SMITTY

Name :   Jim Schehr
E-Mail :   jimschehr@hotmail.com
Location :   Naperville
Comments :   Im proud to see this official web-site up and running. Best wishes and good luck to the Royal Airs Organization. Thanks for all the wonderful memories.

Name :   KEVIN LANGE ( MELLO-FELLO)
E-Mail :   KGLANGE22@AOL.COM
Location :   OSWEGO....(WHERE?)
Comments :   THIS YEARS GOING TO BE FUN,WEVE REALLY GOT GOOD PEOPLE IN THIS CORPS. 30 MELLOPHONES...IT COULD HAPPEN!!!!!!!

Name :   Terri Dittrich
E-Mail :   TerriGolden1957@aol.com
Location :   Naperville, IL
Comments :   Congratulations on the new official website! It looks great and you have a great team at work on it. Best wishes for 2005!

Name :   Dave Scott
E-Mail :   scottdw02@hotmail.com
Location :   St Louis,MO
Comments :   Kudos to the website team for doing an excellent job! I look forward to seeing the site evolve.

Name :   Guido
E-Mail :   KGherlone@sbcglobal.net
Location :   Libertyville
Comments :   Looking good folks!! You are doing a great job getting this up and completed!! Keep up the great work!!

Name :   Paul Milano
E-Mail :   atlmilanos@comcast.net
Location :   Atlanta, GA
Comments :   Wish all of you the best for the new year - and the new Royal Airs of 2005!