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The Ghost Riders

The “Ghost Riders World Champion Drum & Bugle Corps” (Batavia, NY)

Since being formed in 1996, this group of dedicated members has been entertaining audiences with their own distinct blend of Drum Corps Music. Their parade and concert appearances bring to their audiences a wide variety of music from Americana based compositions to fun filled – good time music.

They always bring the best in musicianship and entertainment. The Ghost Riders have recently received notoriety in the TOPS Rochester St. Patrick's Day parade for BEST MUSICAL UNIT and recently gained WORLD recognition in at The “Drum Corps Association World Championships” held in Rochester, NY .

Music arrangement are by “World Drum Corps Hall of Fame” & “Bugler's Hall of Fame” member Donny Allen.

Instruction is handled by Timmy Allen & Matt Yaeger.

The Ghost Riders operate under their director & founder, Doug Mellenthine.

Let's give them a warm …. TOPS Rochester St. Patrick's Day Parade Welcome!!


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  • Time Warner Cable News
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Contact Us


TOPS Rochester St. Patrick's Day Parade Committee
6558 4th Section Rd.
Box 199
Brockport, NY 14420-2472


The St. Patrick's Day Parade is one of Rochester's oldest  traditions.

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