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1994 - Greenville CYO Marching Band

Pop Sadler's Greenville C.Y.O. Marching Band.
Event Date: 
June 4, 1994
Event Type: 
90s Charlotte 1990-1999

June 4, 1994 - The Greenville C.Y.O. Marching Band wins the Myrtle Beach Award. 

  • Greenville community activist Thomas "Pop" Sadler sets up a marching band to fight crime. Every day after school, children come to the Sadler home, have juice and cookies, do their homework, and later march up down the street practicing their routine for their drum corps. 
  • At their first competition in Myrtle Beach, SC, after raising the money for instruments and uniforms, the band takes first place. In April 1997, they opened up their new community resource center. 
  • Pop Sadler's Greenville C.Y.O. Marching Band. Additional photo shows Sadler and his wife, Marie, at the computer resource center they helped bring to the neighborhood.

Listen: Pop talks about starting the band, and Marie talks about neighborhood projects