‘Weedies’ Wiedman performed with Archer Epler Musketeers in two separate eras: first during the 1950s, then again from 1975 to 1996. From 1950 to 1957, he was a lead soprano and French horn player. He returned to the corps in 1975, playing French horn until 1996 when they were replaced with mellophones and he switched to an alto horn. During that time, he also served on the corps committee and board of trustees. He began to sing with the chorus in 1986. In the 1950s, he was a member of the Four Winds semi-professional vocal quartet along with other well-known corps members Vince Deegan, Rip Bernert and Jack Keeley. His drum corps career began with nine years of service with Elmwood Cadets of Philadelphia from 1939 to 1947. He also played with groups sponsored by American Legion Post 214 of Upper Darby. He and Vince Dugan would sit in on practices with Osmond Post and Reilly Raiders for the enjoyment of playing.