2004 Chicago Royal Airs Senior Exhibition Corps

What would the Royal Airs have been like if they had continued after the 1968 season? This was the inspiration for the 2004 season - keep the traditional drum corps elements and style, stay with the classy, jazz and blues music and bring the Royal Airs up to date with some of the ideas that made drum corps so successful in the years after the Royal Airs disbanded. Out of those ideas came the show concept of “something old, something new, something borrowed...and all things blue”.

2004 found the corps performing in Oswego, Racine, Waukesha, Woodstock, Michigan City, DeKalb, South Milwaukee, Port Washington and Scranton, PA.

The 2004 corps was just beginning to realize their potential and set high goals for themselves. It seemed as though each performance came up just short of the expectations of the corps membership. Was the corps not improving or did the Royal Airs just elevate their idea of how good they could be? Listen to the performances in DeKalb and Scranton and make your own judgment – you may be surprised!

2004 Repertoire

Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans?
Strike Up the Corps
God Bless the Child
Stars (from Star Spangled Overture)
Battle Hymn Chorale / John Brown’s Body / Battle Hymn of the Republic
What Kind of Fool Am I?
Chicago Reprise

Additional Songs

Ave Maria
Here's That Rainy Day