YOUR ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
The '56 J.M. Cadet Band Plays "Barnum and Bailey's Favorite"
MUSIC ON - OFF
HOW IT BEGAN.....
In 1946, this poster announced the formation of the John Marshall Cadet Alumni Association. The primary objective was to raise the funds necessary to furnish overcoats for all the Richmond High School Cadet Corps. In the Cadet Alumni Annual Report of 1956 shown below, there is a summary of the early years of the Association. Though much has changed, some things do remain the same.
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JOHN MARSHALL CADET ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
2017 BOARD MEMBERS
BandChuck Hechler firstname.lastname@example.orgVaughan Dunnavant email@example.comParke Goodall firstname.lastname@example.orgNorman Hancock email@example.com
Fontaine Bowles firstname.lastname@example.orgRich Minter email@example.comCecil Martin firstname.lastname@example.org
Dewey Draucker email@example.comCary HairfieldJim Hines hines firstname.lastname@example.org
Bill Cole email@example.comGordon Sandridge firstname.lastname@example.org
Donald Bray email@example.com
At Large Members
Tommy Hicks, B Co. Tom@vahistorical.org
Allen Lane, B Co. firstname.lastname@example.org
Buddy Matthews, C Co. email@example.com
2011 BOARD MEMBERS
2011 Board Members on the steps of the Virginia Historical Society.
Front row kneeling left to right:
Bob Thurman, F Co.; Sandra Cheatham Nelson, Webmaster & Guidon;
Barbara Binford Brown, Membership;
Richard Barrett, President, D Co.; Rich Minter, A Co.
Standing left to right:
Greg Howard, D Co.; Jack deTreville, F Co.; Raymond Talley, E Co.;
Dewey Draucker, B Co.; Phil Leveque, D Co.; Bill Cole, Treasurer, C Co.;
Gordon Sandridge, C Co.; Don Bray, C Co.; Jim Hines, Secretary, B Co.;
Tom Gilbert, A Co.; Cary Hairfield, B Co.; Tom Persinger, A Co.
Lou Bowman, Band; Vaughan Dunnavant, Band;
Parke Goodall, Vice President, Band;
Kent Wade, E Co.; Bob Cole, F Co.
It should be noted that many of the Board Members represented here were responsible for many of the past Cadet Alumni accomplishments. Those accomplishments include the establishment of the Hollywood Cemetery Memorial to the 76 fallen John Marshall Cadets of WW1, WW2, Korea, and Vietnam; the Cadet Program and Exhibit at the Virginia Historical Society; the Establishment of the Cadet Statue on the grounds of the John Marshall House; and numerous Memorial Day and Veterans Day Observances at Hollywood Cemetery.
"Barnum & Bailey's Favorite"