The Gardner Guards, and their successor, The Tyrone Guards
Just wanted to say how much I enjoyed seeing
the Gardner Guards photos.
I was a snare drummer and still have one of the old GG patches
(attachment). I'll probably donate it to the Museum or the Historical
It would be fun to get some of the Guards back together again, perhaps
as a small "reunion" drum and bugle corps. I know a few of the guys have
passed on and others either have moved away or are in poor health. But
there should be enough to do a parade or two, just for old time's sake.
Do you know if anybody still has the old equipment and uniforms, or was
it all sold off? Mike Albanese Altoona
Thanks to Tom Delozier for these photos of the Guards.
(more to be added)
Getting Ready for a competition or parade
Who can ever forget the thrills that came when you heard the Guards coming down Pennsylvania Avenue!
Big John Riley and Channel 10 at the center of the photo, describing the appearance of the Guards in the annual Citizens Fire Company Parade.
Tom Delozier's Photos were snapped as he and the other members of the Guards marched past, in Pittsburgh. The Guards took first place.