Dick Penrod was an award-winning first soprano with three different Philadelphia corps from 1940 to 1955, then resumed his drum and bugle corps activity as a lead soprano with Reilly Raiders in 1994. He was a member of the original Reilly Raiders from 1951 to 1955. Before that, he performed with Rising Sun Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post from 1940 to 1943; Community League of Kensington from 1944 to 1946; East Germantown in 1949 and 1950; Liberty Bell Cadets and the United States Navy Drum and Bugle Corps, Great Lakes Training Centre in 1950; Osmond VFW Post Cadets in 1951. As the lead soprano in Area City Title brass quartet contests, he was second in 1946 while playing with Community League; first in 1950 with Liberty Bell and first again with Reilly Raiders in 1953. He served as personnel manager for Reilly Raiders from 1997 to 2001 and director in 2001 and 2002. He has been Reilly Raiders Old-Timers chairman since 2005. He was inducted into the Pennsylvania Drum Corps Hall of Fame on April 13, 2008. He was presented with a Reilly Raiders’ Lifetime Member Award in 1997.