Wednesday, August 10, 2016

CYO Color Guard Champions




Far be it from me to forget the color guards! Actually, I was focused on the Festival, and did forget about the winter color guard season. After some digging in the Pilot archive, I can say that the first season of color guard competition was the winter/spring of 1957. Apparently, they decided to give it a chance, not expecting much, and found that the indoor color guard-only competitions were very popular. Not only did many groups enter, growing quickly each year, but they had very good attendance as well.
The inaugural season championship was held at the Irvington street armory in Boston. If that doesn't sound familiar, it's probably because it sat where the Copley Place development is now. Later, they would move to Tobin Gym on Tremont street in Roxbury, and then McHugh Forum at Boston College.

1957
Senior
St Anthony, Allston
St Thomas More, Braintree
St William, Dorchester
Prep
Most Precious Blood, Hyde Park
St Rose, Chelsea
Assumption Cadets, East Boston



1958
Senior
St Thomas More, Braintree - 94.2
St Rose, Chelsea - 94.0
St Anthony, Allston, 93.6
Immaculate Conception, Everett - 92.1
Holy Name, West Roxbury - 90.9
Prep
St Thomas More Squires, Braintree - 92.9
St Peter, South Boston - 91.0
St Mary, Hull - 90.5
Sacred Heart, Lynn - 90.2
St Joseph, Medford - 87.7

The article below lists the units competing in the 1958 season. It's nice to see the complete list, and not just the winners.








1959
Senior
St Anthony, Allston - 96.45
St Thomas More, Braintree - 95.025
St Rose, Chelsea - 92.45
Prep
St Thomas More, Braintree - 92.0
St Rose, Chelsea - 91.55
Sacred Heart, Lynn - 91.4
Junior
Most Precious Blood, Hyde Park





1960
Senior
St Rose, Chelsea - 93.5
St Anthony, Allston - 93.4
St Peter, South Boston - 91.9
Prep
Immaculate Conception, Everett - 91.2
Sir Thomas More, Braintree - 90.1
St Rose, Chelsea - 89.6
Junior
Sacred Heart, Roslindale - 85.1
Immaculate Conception, Revere - 83.6
Holy Trinity, Boston - 78.9




1961
Senior
St Anthony, Allston, St Peter, South Boston - 88.75 (tie)
St Rose, Chelsea - 88.25
Prep
Sir Thomas More, Braintree - 83.65
St John, Winthrop - 83.15
St Kevin, Dorchester
Junior
St Rose, Chelsea, 86.35
Immaculate Conception, Revere
St Anthony, Everett




1962
Senior
St Anthony, Allston - 92.7
St Rose, Chelsea - 92.35
Holy Family, Rockland - 89.65
Prep
St Rose, Chelsea - 91.1
Sacred Heart Roslindale (drill team)
Immaculate Conception, Revere, Sacred Heart, Roslindale (band) (tie)
Junior
St John, Winthrop - 84.4
Assumption, East Boston - 83.75
St Anthony Everett, 83.1




1963
Senior
St Anthony, Allston - 93.96
St Rose, Chelsea - 92.86
St Mary, Hull - 92.73
Prep
St Rose, Chelsea - 92.86
Sacred Heart, Roslindale - 91.66
Sir Thomas More, 91.33
Junior
St Anthony, Allston - 85.53
St Peter, Dorchester - 84.8
Sacred Heart, Roslindale - 84.06

1964
Senior
St Patrick, Stoneham - 93.35
St Anthony, Allston - 93.05
St John, Winthrop - 91.95
Prep A
St John, Winthrop - 91.3
Sacred Heart, Roslindale - 90.85
St Anthony, Allston
Prep B
St Therese, Everett - 89.15
St Anthony, Everett - 88.15
Holy Trinity, Lawrence
Junior
Sacred Heart Roslindale, 85.0
St Anthony, Everett - 84.40
St Joseph, Medford - 81.65



1965
Senior
St Patrick, Stoneham - 85.65
St Joseph, Amesbury - 84.05
St Anthony, Everett - 84.0
Prep A
St Therese, Everett - 87.8
St Peter, Dorchester - 86.0
St Jean, Lynn - 84.5
Prep B
St Mary, Cambridge - (not published)
St Theresa, West Roxbury - 82.55
St Thomas, Jamaica Plain - 81.8
Junior
Sacred Heart, Roslindale - 84.0
St Anthony, Everett - 83.7
St Therese, Everett - 83.1






1966
Senior
Holy Name, West Roxbury - 80.5
St Anthony, Everett - 78.1
St John, Winthrop - 77.9
Prep A
St Thomas, Jamaica Plain - 77.2
Sir Thomas More, Braintree - 76.9
St Theresa, West Roxbury - 75.7
Prep B
St Anthony, Revere - 76.9
St Mary, Hull - 74.3
St Joseph, Medford - 74.1
Junior
St Therese, Everett - 75.2
Holy Name, West Roxbury - 74.9
Sacred Heart, Roslindale - 69.5


1967
Senior
St John, Winthrop - 85.6
Holy Name, West Roxbury - 84.1
St Thomas, Jamaica Plain, 82.4
Prep A
St Theresa, West Roxbury - 80.8
Hudson CYO - 75.7
St Peter, Dorchester - 74.2
Prep B
St Anthony, Everett - 81.5
St Therese, Everett - 78.2
St Ann, Neponset - 76.3
Junior
Holy Name, West Roixbury - 74.9
St Francis, Weymouth - 72.1
St Kevin, Dorchester - 70.6


1968
Senior
Sacred Heart (band) - 81.4
Holy Name, West Roxbury - 78.4
St Anthony, Everett - 77.6
Prep A
St Jean, Lynn, 74.3
Hudson CYO - 72.1
St Therese (drum corps) Everett - 72.0
Prep B
Holy Name West Roxbury - 76.3
St Mary, Brookline - 76.2
Blessed Sacrament, Cambridge - 73.2
Junior
St Anthony, Everett, 74.6
St John, Winthrop - 74.5
Hudson CYO - 74.4






1969
Senior
St Patrick, Stoneham - 91.8
St Anthony, Everett - 89.4
Holy Name, West Roxbury - 89.1
Prep A
St John, Winthrop - 85.1
St Anthony, Everett - 83.9
St Mary, Brookline, 83.8
Prep B
Our Lady of Lourdes, Jamaica Plain - 79.3
Holy Family, Rockland, 77.1
Holy Name, West Roxbury - 71.8
Junior
Sacred Heart, Roslindale (drill team) - 86.7
Immaculate Conception, Revere - 82.2
Sacred Heart, Roslindale (band) - 77.9




1970
Senior
St Patrick, Stoneham - 89.55
Hudson CYO
St Anthony, Everett
Prep A
St Patrick, Stoneham - 82.05
St Mary, Brookline - 79.85
Sacred Heart, Roslindale - 76.7
Prep B
Immaculate Conception, Everett - 78.35
Our Lady of Lourdes, Jamaica Plain - 77.55
Oak Square Chargers, Brighton - 73.9
Junior
St Anthony, Everett - 79.75
St Mary, Brookline - 77.15
Holy Name, West Roxbury - 76.1



1971






1972
Senior A
St Patrick, Stoneham - 89.7
St Anthony, Everett - 88.35
St Therese, Everett - 87.35
Senior B
St Patrick, Stoneham - 83.45
St Anthony, Everett - 83.30
St Therese, Everett - 80.65
Prep A
St Mary, Brookline - 81.95
Sacred Heart, Roslindale - 80.7
St Joseph, Medford - 79.5
Prep B
Holy Family, Rockland - 86.0
St Patrick, Stoneham - 85.35
Hudson CYO - 82.7
Junior
Sacred Heart, Roslindale - 80.25
Medallions of Amesbury - 80.05
? - not published














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