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VILLAGE VOLUNTEERS HISTORY – 1958


***** CORPS HISTORY – 1958 *****

May 17, – Tulip Festival, Washington Park, Albany, N.Y.

This was our first appearance in the Tulip Festival. A new fifer was Bill Kemp. This was the first time for such tunes as In an Old Dutch Garden, and When You Wore A Tulip, which are now reserved exclusively for this annual appearance. The … Continue reading


VILLAGE VOLUNTEERS HISTORY – 1957


***** CORPS HISTORY – 1957 *****

May ll, – Tulip Festival Publicity Drive, Albany, N.Y. Taking place in an automobile showroom, the “Big 5 Drive” was an advertising promotion with the ’57 Tulip Court and the Fire Fifers on hand. This was the corps’ first appearance in uniform. Little Robin Ann McLean did the twirling for the corps while fifers … Continue reading


VILLAGE VOLUNTEERS HISTORY – An early overview


CORPS – HISTORY September 1956 saw the first meeting of the Village Fire Fifers held in the Delmar Fire Hall. The corps was founded by Robert C. McLean, a commercial artist and his wife Theresa. McLean, came to Albany earlier in ’56 from N.Y.C. He and his wife enjoyed many years of fifing and drumming in the “big city,” especially … Continue reading


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