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Posted on 03/29/2017

TROOPERS:
Celebrating 60 Years
of the Casper Troopers Drum & Bugle Corps

April 4, 2017 to November 3, 2018


Fort Caspar Museum has organized a new exhibit to honor one of Casper’s most successful and beloved homegrown efforts. 


Formed during the winter of 1957-58, the first Troopers consisted of 54 corps and nine color guard members, and its goal was to promote the welfare of the youth of Casper.  Any kid with an interest was encouraged to join.  Early sponsors included local American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars service groups.

The Troopers have had an interesting history.  Over the past six decades, they have played for millions of people all over the country.  They have appeared at venues ranging from evening performances at small Wyoming high schools to halftime shows at professional football stadiums, and from Casper parades to the Rose Bowl Parade in Pasadena, CA.  The Troopers have traveled from coast to coast, wining multiple championships, pioneering the inclusion of both boys and girls to the corps ranks, and introducing new elements to their performances such as curved marching lines.  They have gone from a group of local youth to college-age recruits from around the country and the world.  The exhibit will feature instruments, color guard props, uniforms, photographs, and memorabilia obtained from the Troopers organization and from past members. 

We are pleased to announce that there will be a free performance for the public by the Troopers in conjunction with the exhibit on the grounds of Fort Caspar on Wednesday, July 12th from 7:00 to 8:00pm: bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy the show!