The Soul Majestics Drill Team circa 1970
THE SOUL MAJESTICS DRILL TEAM: Here proudly display their
first place trophy which they won at the Golden Eagles
competition held in Newark. The girls, sponsored by the EO
Recreation Department are readying for their showing in the
Memorial Day Parade. Al Strauss, director of the Orange Lancers
Drill Team has worked with the Soul Majestics and helped them
develop into a first rate drill team. Candy Gregory is the
captain, Denise Melvin is the co-captain and following are the
squad leaders: Pam Vaught, Jeanette Ramos, Sharon Ash, Pam Ghee.
Cheryl Paynter is the sergeant-at-arms.
The above photo of a newsclipping was sent to us by Candice
M. King on December 19, 2014, who supplied the corrected spelling
of the members' names. She says this was taken in 1970, when
William Hart was Mayor of East Orange, and that the original
photos can be seen at City Hall. We'll try to get a clearer scan
of the clipping or of the original photo to insert here.
If anyone else has information on the drill team, or
additional photos of this or other drill teams from our history,
please e-mail Jim Gerrish at: firstname.lastname@example.org