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History for OLPH Ridgemen Brooklyn, NY
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The Ridgemen of Our Lady of Perpetual Help (OLPH), formed in 1914, was a junior marching and maneuvering corps based in Brooklyn, New York. They were sponsored by Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church.

The corps’ colors were red, white, and blue.

Awards included 1954 state standstill championships.

“Riflemen” television star Chuck Connors played baritone for the Ridgemen at an early age. Several corps alumni perished in the destruction of New York’s World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.

The corps ended a 61-year all-male tradition in 1971. The OLPH Ridgemen merged with the Falcon Cadets in 1977 to form the Falcon-Ridgemen, a name later changed to the Crimson Buccaneers.

After a 28 year absence the Ridgemen formed an alumni corps which would make them one of the oldest (90 years) drum corps in the world.

[Encyclopedia of Drum and Bugle Corps, 1966; rec.arts.marching.drumcorps 3/1/93, 3/14/02; DCW, 4/03, p.3; Bobby Steinhilber]

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