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Citadel News Service

Office of Public Affairs

March 10, 1999

Citadel Celebrates birthday of Corps of Cadets

The Citadel will celebrate the 156th anniversary of the South Carolina Corps of Cadets during the Corps Day Weekend, March 18 through March 21.

Corps Day Weekend, one of the most highly attended Citadel attractions, will feature a cadet talent show, dress parades, the presentation of the Palmetto Medal Awards, and a free concert by The Citadel Regimental Band and Pipe Band at Hampton Park.

The Corps Day tradition began with the school’s inception in 1843 when the first twenty cadets reported for class at the Old Citadel on Marion Square in downtown Charleston.

Highlights of The Citadel’s Corps Day include the following events:

Thursday 18, 7:30 p.m. McAlister Field House
The Cadet Talent Show, Tickets for non-cadets $3.00

Friday 19, 3:45 p.m. Summerall Field
Review commemorating the 156th Anniversary of the Corps of Cadets

Friday 19, 9:00 p.m. McAlister Field House
Corps Day Hop

Saturday 20, 8:45 a.m. Four barracks and facilities will be open to visitors. Citadel Pipe Band will perform at each . Barracks will close at 10:00 a.m.

Saturday 20, 9:00 a.m. Summerall Field
Summerall Guards and Bond Volunteers performance. The 1999 Summerall Guards will transfer their 1903 Springfield rifles to rising seniors selected to compose the 2000 Summerall Guards.

Saturday 20, 10:30 a.m. Summerall Field
The Citadel Story—A musical narration of the history of the military college.

Saturday 20, 11:00 a.m. Summerall Field
Full Dress Parade, Review for The Citadel’s Board of Visitors, Presentation of Palmetto Medals and Brigadier Foundation President’s Award

Sunday 21, 2:00 p.m. Hampton Park, FREE CONCERT
The Citadel Regimental Band Concert



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