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Passing of Member Michael Gasparre

Posted on October 14th, 2019 by Dan Rippon

Memorial service to be held for Hall of Fame associate member Michael Gasparre whose drum corps activities spanned more than 70 years since beginning in 1937 Visitation and a military ceremony for World Drum Corps Hall of Fame associate member Michael Gasparre, of Tarrytown, New York, will be held on October 17 and 18. He […]

Ralph Hardimon induction to Percussive Arts Society

Posted on October 14th, 2019 by Dan Rippon

World Drum Corps Hall of Fame’s Ralph Hardimon adds induction to Percussive Arts Society to his lengthy list of awards World Drum Corps Hall of Fame member Ralph Hardimon, inducted in 2017, will add to his extensive list of honors when he is inducted into the Percussive Arts Society (PAS) Hall of Fame on November […]

Watch video highlights of 2019 inductees on YouTube

Posted on September 8th, 2019 by Dan Rippon

Video highlights featuring 2019 inductees in the Distinguished Professional Achievement, International, Regular and Associate Member categories that were shown during the induction banquet in Williamsport, Pennsylvania on August 30 have been uploaded by Gail Langan to YouTube. The links below are in alphabetical order: Shirley Stratton Dorritie – World Drum Corps Hall of Fame 2019 […]

World Drum Corps Hall of Fame will present scholarships worth $1,000

Posted on August 7th, 2019 by Dan Rippon

The World Drum Corps Hall of Fame (WDCHOF) will award scholarships worth $1,000 in total in Williamsport, Pennsylvania on Friday, August 30. Alexander C. Hlywa of Southbury, Connecticut and Anthony T. Dioguardi of Marlton, New Jersey will each receive a $500 award during the Hall of Fame’s annual banquet and induction ceremony. WDCHOF President Richard […]

Passing of member Amerigo ‘Riggie’ Laus

Posted on June 30th, 2019 by Dan Rippon

A funeral service was held in St. Charles Lwanga Parish, Mother of God Counsel Church in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania the morning of Friday, June 28 for World Drum Corps Hall of Fame member Amerigo “Riggie” Laus, who passed away June 24 at age 93 after suffering from pneumonia. He was inducted into the World Drum Corps […]

Request for 2019 Hall of Fame Year Book Ads

Posted on June 21st, 2019 by Dan Rippon

Post Updated: June 30, 2019 Some of you have already taken ads for our banquet program, and I thank all of you who have done so. We also want to encourage ads by individuals or by groups supporting new inductees. In the past, e.g., a corps or organization has taken an ad to honor a […]

Seven new associate members will be inducted in Williamsport, PA on August 30, 2019

Posted on May 10th, 2019 by Dan Rippon

Seven new World Drum Corps Hall of Fame associate members from the United States and Canada will be inducted at this year’s banquet and ceremony to take place in Williamsport, Pennsylvania on Friday August 30, the beginning of the Labor Day weekend. The 2019 inductees this year are: Rick Anderson of York, Pennsylvania Performing as […]

George Takei advancing on another frontier with his induction to World Drum Corps Hall of Fame for Distinguished Professional Achievement

Posted on April 28th, 2019 by Dan Rippon

George Takei, the actor, director, author and social activist best known for portraying Hikaru Sulu, the helmsman of the USS Enterprise in the Star Trek television series, will be inducted into the World Drum Corps Hall of Fame for Distinguished Professional Achievement during the annual banquet and award ceremony to be held in Williamsport, Pennsylvania […]

Two inductees in World Drum Corps Hall of Fame International category helped create flourishing drum and bugle corps community across Japan

Posted on April 28th, 2019 by Dan Rippon

Post Updated: June 12, 2019 Two men who have helped create interest and attract support for drum and bugle corps activity across Japan will become members of the World Drum Corps Hall of Fame in the International category at this year’s banquet and induction ceremony to be held Friday August 30 in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. Sadao […]

Seven new regular members will be inducted on August 30 2019

Posted on April 28th, 2019 by Dan Rippon

The World Drum Corps Hall of Fame will induct seven new regular members during the 2019 banquet and induction ceremony to take place in Williamsport, Pennsylvania on Friday August 30. The inductees are: James Elvord, brass; Shirley Stratton Dorritie, visual; John Meehan, brass; Gene Monterastelli, administrative; Jay Morlot, administrative; George Oliviero, visual; Dave Vose, percussion. […]