The Bleu Raeders, formed in 1971.
The Bleu Raeders made DCI in there
first year of completion (1972). They were also the first
southern corps at DCI.
Trivia Fact: The Bleu Raiders'
performance in finals was only the 18th in the corps'
history and remains the quickest ascent ever to a DCI
Merge with Stardusters (1974) /
split with Stardusters & reestablished Bleu Raeders
name (1975) / merged second time with Stardusters (1981)
to become Louisiana Southernairs (name taken from a New
Orleans corps from the 50's).
Links to check out:
World Drum Corps Hall of Fame
Corps Avenue A Tribute to the Past