Even to me it is apparent that it is a little ridiculous to resuscitate a website for a drum corps that ceased activity over sixty-years ago. Especially since seeing that other sites honoring and remembering old time drum corps have long since been taken down or abandoned. I begun this website in 2005 in the heyday of old drum corps nostalgia and the novelty of websites. It was created with a free template and HTML code, which Google eventually informed me would no longer be acceptable for effective search. That and certain family health issues led me to take the site down and even let the domain name expire.
An email from an old friend having a link to the obituary of Arlene “Skippy” Hall (Sinsar), the Hat Makers Drum Corps majorette, seen on this website’s home page header, rekindled my interest in restarting the site.
My friend, when seeing the obituary, was prompted to ask if I knew Skippy from my time in the Hatters. I had to tell him that I was 3 years old when she retired from the corps to get married. I sent him some of the pictures of Skippy I had from my father’s photos collection. He replied that he wish he knew more about The Hat Maker Drum Corps to which I replied that I might someday put the website back up. So here we are.