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Passing of Associate Member Bob “Wags” Wagner

Posted on June 7th, 2020 by Dan Rippon

Charter Hall of Fame charter associate member Bob Wagner passes at age 83 Wilbert Robert “Wags” Wagner, III of Manchester, Maryland, inducted in 2001 as a charter member in the World Drum Corps Hall of Fame Associate Member category, passed away recently at age 83. His long career in drum and bugle corps activity began […]

WORLD DRUM CORPS HALL OF FAME CLASS OF 2020

Posted on May 6th, 2020 by Dan Rippon

Thank you to all who participated in voting for the Class of 2020 as well as the screening and selection committees.  Your vote was recorded and an outstanding Class of 2020 was selected.  Voting results have not been announced at this time and will remain confidential.  We are all painfully aware, as a result of the pandemic, the entire drum […]

Passing of member Jack Pratt

Posted on April 12th, 2020 by Dan Rippon

Most prolific drum corps percussion writer Jack Pratt passed away April 6 John S. “Jack” Pratt, one of the most prolific percussion writers in the drum and bugle corps community, passed away early Monday, April 6 2020 from advanced stages of Alzheimer’s disease. He had also undergone triple-bypass heart surgery in December 2000. Because of […]

Funeral service for Member Bill Hayes

Posted on February 16th, 2020 by Dan Rippon

Funeral services for World Drum Corps Hall of Fame (WDCHoF) member Bill Hayes were held on Tuesday, February 18 at 1 pm at Tilghman Funeral Home, 52 Main Street, New Egypt, New Jersey, with burial following in Brigadier General William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Arneytown. Memorial donations can be made to the World […]

Passing of Member Bill Hayes

Posted on February 16th, 2020 by Dan Rippon

Born in Bayonne, New Jersey in 1925, Bill Hayes passed away at age 94 at Brookdale of Hamilton senior living center peacefully on February 10, 2020 with his family by his side. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1991, in recognition of his outstanding achievements with several of the best-known corps of […]

2019 President’s End of Year Message

Posted on January 7th, 2020 by Dan Rippon

Link to PDF File for the President’s Message

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 […]