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2013 Royal Airs Bio
Written by Scott Jameson   
2013-04-16 14:28:13

 2013 Royal Airs Bio

Originally formed in 1954 as a Parade Corps called the Alamo Rangers, the corps reorganized as the Royal Airs under the direction of Sie Lurye in 1958. In the brief but glorious 10 year history as a junior corps, the Royal Airs became the only “triple crown” Champions (1965), and were one of the Midwest’s premier contenders for both State and National Championship titles each year.
The Royal Airs became known for their distinctively smooth style of marching, known as “the Glide”, and for the equally distinctive swing and jazz musical stylings of the late Truman Crawford. Alas, under financial strain, the junior corps folded at the end of the 1968 season.
After a 34 year hiatus, 2002 saw the resurgence of the Royal Airs as an Alumni Corps. 154 marching members from across the nation, representing numerous Drum Corps, and over 3000 cumulative years of Drum Corps experience, took to the field to honor Corps founder, Sie Lurye, as he was posthumously inducted into the Drum Corps Hall of Fame. The Royal Airs once again thrilled Drum Corps fans as they took the field in the historic Blue and White uniforms of the 60’s. Before they knew it, the Corps that had been created for a “one year” reunion soon found themselves in their fourth season. After the 2005 season the corps restructured the organization, reduced their size, and began to build the foundations of a drum corps legacy their founder and Alumnus can take pride in.
Today the Royal Airs are poised for greater things, and strive to preserve the rich history and traditions of the Drum Corps by working to revive the “local” Drum Corps concept once again. They are helping to provide venues for other Corps, a new model to follow, and to revive the local Drum Corps culture that once supported numerous Drum Corps and music festivals throughout the Midwest.
The Royal Airs credo of “Faith, Honor, and Humility” have endured these long years, and once again set us upon a new path that we can share with today’s youth and adults alike. For those who want to be a part of the adventure, we paraphrase our favorite tune and say …. “Come On Along!”
Royal Airs 2013 Music Repertoire
Written by Royal Airs   
2012-11-02 14:57:46

 The Royal Airs are proud to announce the following arrangements for the 2013 season. Bohemian Rhapsody, God Bless The USA, Camino Real, Pirates Of The Caribbean. All ages are welcome to come and join in with us. Please refer to the calendar page for time and location.

Current Information Notice
Written by Jeff Williams   
2011-01-17 16:47:16

Please note that all information regarding venues or rehearsals are posted on the calander page under the dates they are scheduled. When email is sent out it is also posted under the dates scheduled. All posting are usually posted within 24 hours.

All potential venues or rehearsals are posted with a light blue background and when confirmed by the staff, will have a dark blue background and all information pertaining will be listed there as well.

Currently all the SDCA show listings are posted and will be confirmed by the corps director as to which we will be participating in.

It is important for the staff to know when ever you can not make a rehearsal or venue so adjustments can be made for said event. We request that you contact the Personal Manager Roger Oleson at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it or Rhonda Schock the Corps Director at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

Welcome to the Redesigned Royal Airs Website
Written by Royal Airs Administration   
2007-11-26 14:35:05
ImageWelcome to the redesigned home of the Chicago Royal Airs Drum and Bugle Corps.  With over 50 years of history, this website looks to build upon that tradition and give the corps a solid platform for recruitment and growth in the future.  
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