Charlie King’s years of close involvement with Connecticut Hurricanes began in 1976 when he played baritone in the horn line. He was a corps member when Hurricanes won the Drum Corps Associates (DCA) world championship in 1981. He has worn many hats during his years of involvement, including serving on the board of directors and the advisory board. He has also been president of the Hurricanes alumni association. He ran the corps souvenir table for 15 years and served as a volunteer on the DCA committee, assisting with vendor coordination. He has been a member of the team running the FanFare DCA contest for more than 25 years. He is a charter member of the Connecticut Hurricanes Hall of Fame.