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Tracking Success – Hall of Fame Scholarship Recipients – Joseph Marrella

Posted on April 25th, 2023 by Gail Langan

Thanks to the generosity of the World Drum Corps Hall of Fame Associate Members, rising star Joseph Marrella’s acting career got an early boost. The scholarship grant he received from the organization helped support his studies at Boston’s prestigious Emerson College. Graduating Magna cum Laude, he earned his degree in Theatre Education with Acting Emphasis. […]

Gerald L. “Jerry” Kelsey…an Appreciation

Posted on April 19th, 2023 by Gail Langan

It’s said that context is necessary for understanding a person’s life, and when Jerry Kelsey burst onto the Drum Corps scene, he brought with him his very own context. In the “Chariots of the Gods” era of the 1970’s, one could be forgiven for pondering whether Jerry was actually of this world. The limits that […]


Posted on April 5th, 2023 by Gail Langan

An all-star team of some of the most accomplished and influential individuals in the long history of the activity was selected by voters for the 2023 Class of the World Drum Corps Hall of Fame. “It was such an honor to personally call these inductees and inform them of their selection to the Hall of […]

Photo Slideshow from the 2022 Induction Banquet

Posted on January 21st, 2023 by Gail Langan

Candidate Submission Deadline – January 15

Posted on December 30th, 2022 by Gail Langan

Important Reminder – The deadline for 2023 Candidate Submissions is rapidly approaching. All submissions are due by Sunday, January 15th. Find the submission application forms here: Do not pass up this opportunity to recognize the achievements of your peers.

Hall of Fame Supporting Scholars

Posted on December 27th, 2022 by Gail Langan

Karina Howey is a polymath, carrying a double major at the University of Michigan in Nuclear Engineering and Percussion Performance, in addition to serving as on-field conductor of the Blue Stars for the past two competition seasons. When not performing with the Mandarins as the Pit Section Leader, Kaitlyn Poulan lends her considerable talents to […]

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 […]