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Optimists Alumni and other corps (until 2015)This category shows images of the Optimists Alumni and other corps with whom they have performed. They include shots from the 1983 and 1998 reunions but, primarily, cover the period from about 2002, when the Optimists Alumni was just forming, up until 2015 when the Optimists Alumni changed from an Old-School Drum and Bugle Corps to a band focussed on entertaining people. Photos from 2016 until today can be found in the "Optimists Alumni Party Gras Band" category
Before 2003These images were taken after the competitive years and before the Alumni Corps was formed.
3 50
2003Photos of the Alumni Corps in 2003
2 60
2004Photos from Alumni Corps performances in 2004
7 126
2005Photos from Alumni Corps performances in 2005
10 149
2006Photos of the Alumni Corps in 2006
15 243
2007Photos from Alumni Corps performances in 2007
15 486
2008Photos from Alumni Corps performances in 2008
16 554
2009Photos from Alumni Corps performances and rehearsals in 2009
14 583
2010Photos of the Optimists Alumni plus other corps (taken during 2010)
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2011Photos of the Optimists Alumni plus other corps taken during 2011
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2012Photos of the Optimists Alumni plus other corps taken during 2012
14 1,102
2013Photos of the Optimists Alumni plus other corps taken during 2013
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2014Photos of the Optimists Alumni plus other corps taken during 2014
14 568
2015Photos of the Optimists Alumni plus other corps taken during 2015
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Optimists Alumni Show Band (2016 - present)The majority of those who joined the Alumni Corps had performed with the Optimists in the 1950s and 60s. Over time the effects of aging took their toll. By 2016 the Optimists Alumni no longer had enough members to perform a traditional Drum and Bugle Corps field show. Since their remaining members still wanted to perform they transformed themselves into a "Fun Band". This new incarnation had a Party Gras feel with a focus on entertaining audiences. For a while they called themselves a "Party Gras" band; however, people seem to resonate more with the term "Show Band". This category contains images for the Show Band years.
2016Photos of the Optimists Alumni plus other corps taken during 2016
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2017Photos of the Optimists Alumni plus other corps taken during 2017
14 339
2018Photos of the Optimists Alumni plus other corps taken during 2018
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2019Photos of the Optimists Alumni plus other corps taken during 2019
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Our members marched with...The Optimists were always open to anyone who was interested. Here we honour the history of our members by displaying photos of many of the corps with which they marched.
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