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2019 Regular Member voting is underway

Posted on March 24th, 2019 by Dan Rippon

Voting for Regular Members for the 2019 World Drum Corps Hall of Fame is now open and will remain open until midnight on March 29.  If your a Regular voting member and did not receive your email request to vote from Bob Zarfoss, please contact Bob directly at

Flyer for Drum Corps Cruise 2020

Posted on March 24th, 2019 by Dan Rippon

Click on the below link for a flyer for The Drum Corps Cruise 2020. We still have rooms left in our group. If you have any questions or would like to join us next January, please call Bob Cardaneo at 1-800-519-0050 Drum Corps Cruise 2020 Flyer

Come aboard for Hall of Fame cruise from Fort Lauderdale on January 19, 2020

Posted on February 24th, 2019 by Dan Rippon

Everyone is welcome to join the fun on a World Drum Corps Hall of Fame seven-night round trip cruise of the eastern Caribbean that sets sail from Fort Lauderdale, Florida on January 19, 2020. Ports of call along the way include Philipsburg in St. Maarten; Charlotte Amalie in St. Thomas and a day at Coco […]

2020 HOF Cruise Info Posted

Posted on February 17th, 2019 by Dan Rippon

Information and links for the 2020 World Drum Crops Hall of Fame cruise have been posted on our website. 2020 Cruise Web Link

Hall of Fame’s Steve Gadd wins Grammy for top Contemporary Instrumental Album

Posted on February 17th, 2019 by Dan Rippon

See Original Article World Drum Corps Hall of Fame member Steve Gadd’s self-titled album was named the Best Contemporary Instrumental Album during the recent 61st annual Grammy Awards. He had previously been nominated in the same category for his 2016 album titled Way Back Home: Live from Rochester, NY. A native of Irondequoit, next door […]

San Francisco Symphony ‘Playbill’ features Hall of Fame’s Diane Nicholeris

Posted on January 28th, 2019 by Dan Rippon

First violinist Diane Nicholeris, inducted into the World Drum Corps Hall of Fame in September 2018 for Distinguished Professional Achievement, is featured in the San Francisco Symphony (SFS) Orchestra’s Playbill, as part of an ongoing series to introduce musicians to SFS orchestra fans and supporters. The Playbill article is available at: A former color […]

2018 Presidents Message

Posted on December 28th, 2018 by Dan Rippon

Link for PDF File of Presidents Message

Passing of member Wes Hobby

Posted on November 19th, 2018 by Dan Rippon

Wes Hobby, voice of drum corps for more than 40 years passes away at age 90 Milton “Wes” Hobby Jr., known widely as the voice of drum corps for more than 40 years, passed away at the age of 90 on November 14, 2018 at Bridgeport Hospital in Connecticut. He was inducted into the World […]

Passing of member Ray Cappiccille

Posted on November 4th, 2018 by Dan Rippon

Hall of Fame’s Ray Cappiccille passes away from heart failure Ray Cappiccille, who was inducted into the World Drum Corps Hall of Fame in 2004, passed away on Wednesday October 24 from congestive heart failure. According to his wishes, there was no public viewing. Expressions of sympathy and cards can be sent to his wife […]

2018 Inductee videos on YouTube

Posted on October 21st, 2018 by Dan Rippon

Congratulations to the World Drum Corps Hall of Fame 2018 inductees! Introduction videos for new inductees in the Distinguished Professional Achievement, President’s Lifetime Achievement and Regular Member categories that were shown during the inductee banquet in Williamsport, Pennsylvania on August 31 have been uploaded by Gail Langan to YouTube. The links below are in alphabetical […]