Female drum corps a tradition in Lower Valley

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The young women of the Ysleta High School Drum Corps are members of a tradition that has been around for almost 75 years.
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Concerned

El Paso, TX

#21 May 11, 2011
fab wrote:
I used to be in the drum corps from 92-96 and it was awesome but now it looks as though alot of the tradition has faded away especially when they let guys in. The drum corps was nationally recognized for being all girl since it started it was documented and everything. From what I've seen the members don't really seem very enthusiastic. Before I graduated the drum corp really meant something to all of us and we understood how important it was to ysleta high school. I hope these members understand what an amazing organization it is and to keep it the "Heartbeat of the Lower Valley".
Thats because its full of juarenos now.
Monica

El Paso, TX

#23 Sep 22, 2011
I graduated in 1983 and back then the all girl drum girl rocked. Just watching them perform made me proud to be an Ysleta High grad. Now they all look out of shape and they even let boys in. "How sad".
Texas Justice

Phoenix, AZ

#24 Sep 22, 2011
They do let boys in, but only if the boys agree to be gay. That was the compromise that the school officials came up with.
MARIO

Andrews, TX

#25 Aug 20, 2012
Rudy wrote:
Back in the early 70's Ysleta High school was tops!!! The All-Girl Drum corps was one of the best marching units in the district. I was in the
marching band and we marched with the girls which
will always be an honor! Those 65 or 70 drums just
thundered thru the valley and everyone would get excited!! Let the tradition live on!
I JUST WISH WE HAD FILMS AND VIDEOS BACK THEN SO WE CAN SHOW IT TO ARE KIDS YES THERE WERE THE BEST AND ALWAYS WILL BE AND THEY WILL ALWAYS BE IN OUR HEARTS ONCE AN INDIAN ALWAYS AN INDIAN PRIDE OF THE LOWER VALLEY
Cooks missing chromosome

El Paso, TX

#26 Aug 20, 2012
Ysleta drum corp, Bel Air pipe band, Rangerettes, Trooperettes, all great traditions ruined by letting "males" join
Norma Gonzales

United States

#27 Oct 6, 2012
I was sharing my drum corps stories with my son and I got goose bumps after 35 years!! He said to me we must of been awesome!! I said "we were!" Class of 75 Once an Indian always an Indian!!
Betsy

El Paso, TX

#28 Oct 6, 2012
I used to be a pretty majorette back in the day. Now I'm a fat cow. MOOOOOO!
Joe

El Paso, TX

#29 Oct 6, 2012
Betsy wrote:
I used to be a pretty majorette back in the day. Now I'm a fat cow. MOOOOOO!
Just like your transgender dad.
49er_Arrrrrrr

El Paso, TX

#30 Oct 6, 2012
I was a Bag Pipe and still am
Pinkerton Security Guard

El Paso, TX

#31 Oct 6, 2012
49er_Arrrrrrr wrote:
I was a Bag Pipe and still am
More like an old bag, just like your jefa.
AREU4REAL

El Paso, TX

#32 Oct 6, 2012
The drum line was real great back in the mid 60s. The pipers at Bel air were good. however the trooperettes were the worst.
James Russell USNR

El Paso, TX

#33 Oct 6, 2012
AREU4REAL wrote:
The drum line was real great back in the mid 60s. The pipers at Bel air were good. however the trooperettes were the worst.
only if you think hores are a bad thing.
Pinkerton Security Guard

El Paso, TX

#34 Oct 6, 2012
AREU4REAL wrote:
The drum line was real great back in the mid 60s. The pipers at Bel air were good. however the trooperettes were the worst.
There used to be pride in the drum line now there are just a bunch of little putiilas.
AREU4REAL

El Paso, TX

#35 Oct 6, 2012
James Russell USNR wrote:
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only if you think hores are a bad thing.
You are not the real James Russell USNR. You can't even spell correctly. Go back to 2nd grade where you belong.

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