Costella, James*

Costella, James*

Jim Costello was an organizer and original member of the Hawthorne Caballeros, of New Jersey, when the corps was established in 1946, and served as director for the following 50 years. He was also the Cabs’ drum instructor from 1946 until 1958, and taught the drum line of the Holy Name Cadets (later to become Garfield Cadets) of Garfield, NJ from 1949 until 1969. He taught marching and maneuvering to Caballeros for more than 45 years. Under his leadership, the Caballeros become the most successful corps of all time, winning consecutive American Legion state and national titles for many years, and winning DCA world titles consistently.

*Deceased