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Traditions: Preserving drum corps history.

Posted on July 22nd, 2022 by Gail Langan

World Drum Corps Hall of Fame members Bill Ives and Steve Vickers, along with Sue Kuehnhold and Blake Crenshaw, discuss the preservation of drum corps history and the display that is being prepared for the 2022 DCI Championships in Indianapolis in Dan Potter’s DCI Fieldpass podcast. Listen here:

Bob Cardaneo to become Legacy member of Cadets Hall of Fame

Posted on April 25th, 2022 by Gail Langan

Bob Cardaneo, currently the secretary of the World Drum Corps Hall of Fame executive board, will be inducted into the Cadets Hall of Fame as a Legacy member during a ceremony to be held October 8 in Garfield, New Jersey. The Cadets Hall of Fame includes the Legacy category for those making contributions between 1934 […]

Tom Weiler was important Preston Scout House Band figure in two eras

Posted on April 23rd, 2022 by Gail Langan

Memorial mass for Tom Weiler, who initiated and helped administrate Preston Scout House Alumni Band activities for 30 years, was held at St. Clement’s Parish in Cambridge on April 13, 2022.  At age 76, he passed away unexpectedly at Cambridge Memorial Hospital while undergoing treatment for melanoma cancer.  The family welcomes donations to the Canadian […]

Annual ceremony will bring in 15 new members in five membership categories

Posted on April 20th, 2022 by Gail Langan

The class of 2022 World Drum Corps Hall of Fame inductees includes 15 individuals in five separate categories, who will be inducted at the annual ceremony and banquet to be held this year in November in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania.  The five categories are: Regular, Associate, President’s Choice, International Achievement and Distinguished Professional Achievement. Regular Hall […]

Top soloist for 70 years, Kenny ‘Ace’ Petersen passes away in Florida

Posted on February 23rd, 2022 by Gail Langan

World Drum Corps Hall of Fame member Kenny “Ace” Petersen, whose remarkable career as one of the drum corps community’s top soprano soloists began in 1947, passed away at age 90 in St. Petersburg, Florida on Saturday February19.  Visitation will take place from 10 am to noon on March 5 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church […]

Robby Robinson, founding director of the Crossmen, passes away February 14

Posted on February 20th, 2022 by Gail Langan

A World Drum Corps Hall of Fame member since 2008, Harold “Robby” Robinson, Sr. passed away at age 84 on Valentine’s Day February 14, surrounded by family members.  He had been experiencing major organ failure a few days previously while a patient at Lancaster General Hospital in Pennsylvania.  A memorial service and celebration of life […]

Bob Holton passes at age 86 after decades of service to Skyliners and other corps 

Posted on February 16th, 2022 by Gail Langan

Bob Holton, who spent more than 30 years serving New York Skyliners and other prominent drum and bugle corps, passed away overnight on February 14 at age 86 at Morristown Medical Center in Morristown, New Jersey.   He had been inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1992. Born in Bayonne, NJ on August 29, […]

Neal Smith begins his term as president

Posted on December 22nd, 2021 by Gail Langan

Neal Smith, of Canton, Massachusetts is the new president of the World Drum Corps Hall of Fame (WDCHoF).  Outgoing president Rich Templin announced Smith’s appointment during the annual banquet and induction ceremony held in late November in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania.  Templin, of Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania had served as president since September 2013. Smith became a member […]

Service and Internment for Eric Landis to Take Place December 22

Posted on December 19th, 2021 by Gail Langan

Visitation and funeral services for Eric Landis are scheduled for the morning of December 22 at Healey Funeral Home, 9 White Horse Pike in Haddon Heights, New Jersey.  He passed away December 15 at the age of 78 after a brief illness.  Internment following the service is at New St. Mary’s Cemetery in Bellmawr. The […]

Three female university students each receive $500 scholarship

Posted on December 13th, 2021 by Gail Langan

The World Drum Corps Hall of Fame (WDCHoF) presented $500 scholarship awards to each of three recipients during the annual induction ceremony and banquet held recently in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania. The three female winners, all currently studying in university, are Rebecca “Beca” Findley, Annika Hlywa and Julia Troy.  Two of the scholarship awards were funded […]