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Celebration of life to come soon for Art Mura, whose connection to Holy Name Cadets began in 1937 at age eight

Posted on November 11th, 2021 by Gail Langan

A celebration of life will be held in the near future for Art Mura, who passed away November 5, 2021.    His brother Al was already a member, inducted in 1989, when Art was inducted into the World Drum Corps Hall of Fame in 2002.  He had been elected to the New Jersey Drum Corps […]

Charter associate member Bob Bond passes away at age 80 after decades of contribution to drum corps activity on both sides of border

Posted on November 11th, 2021 by Gail Langan

Charter associate member Bob Bond, one of the initial class of associates inducted in 2001, passed away November 4 at age 80.  He had been active in drum and bugle corps operations on both sides of the Canada/United States border for more than half a century, serving in various performing, instructing, judging and administration positions […]

Hall of Fame selects Bucs and Blue Devils for second time as corps of the decade

Posted on August 14th, 2021 by Gail Langan

The World Drum Corps Hall of Fame has named Reading Buccaneers and Blue Devils as corps of the decade 2010 to 2019.  Both organizations have previously been honored: Blue Devils as junior corps of the decade 1980 to 1989 and Buccaneers as all-age (previously senior) corps of the decade 2000 to 2009. The Buccaneers of […]

Joseph T. Capone passed away at the age of 98 on June 16, 2021

Posted on July 28th, 2021 by Gail Langan

Joseph T. Capone passed away at the age of 98 on June 16, 2021, in Pittsburgh, PA. Interment with military honors took place on June 25th. Joe was one of the founding organizers of the Pittsburgh Rockets Drum and Bugle Corps, serving as the units’ business manager for 27 years. He was inducted into the […]

Two President’s Choice inductees have made major contributions apart from marching with an individual drum and bugle corps

Posted on July 22nd, 2021 by Gail Langan

Bill Ives and John Kreitzer, who have each made major contributions to drum and bugle corps activity outside of membership in an individual corps are the President’s Choice award winners for 2021.  They will be inducted into the World Drum Corps Hall of Fame during a ceremony in Valley Forge Casino Resort in King of […]

Jeff Kievit has been a high achiever everywhere he goes: on the contest field, in recording studios and Broadway theatres

Posted on July 20th, 2021 by Gail Langan

Jeff Kievit will be inducted into the World Drum Corps Hall of Fame (WDCHOF) for his Distinguished Professional Achievement during a ceremony in Valley Forge Casino Resort in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania on Saturday, November 20. Widely considered the premier soloist in the drum corps community during his years with Hawthorne Muchachos, he has subsequently […]

International inductee Roger Steele widely honored in the United Kingdom for the impact of his outstanding service to the drum corps community

Posted on July 17th, 2021 by Gail Langan

Roger Steele, a leading figure in the British and European drum corps movement for more than 40 years will be inducted into the World Drum Corps Hall of Fame (WDCHOF) in the International category during a ceremony in Valley Forge Casino Resort in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania on Saturday, November 20. His role as a […]

Years of activity by 10 new Associate inductees cover eight decades from 1940 all the way up to today

Posted on July 15th, 2021 by Gail Langan

Years of activity by the 10 new Associate members to be inducted into the World Drum Corps Hall of Fame (WDCHOF) during a ceremony in Valley Forge Casino Resort in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania on Saturday, November 20 cover all the years from 1940 right up until today.  Associate members have dedicated at least five […]

New Regular members have been making an impact across the continent and around the world for 50 years

Posted on July 8th, 2021 by Gail Langan

Six new Regular members will be inducted into the World Drum Corps Hall of Fame during a ceremony to take place in Valley Forge Casino Resort in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania on Saturday, November 20.  The inductees have been making an impact on the activity across the continent and around the world for the past […]

New members will be inducted during ceremony in Valley Forge, PA on November 20

Posted on June 28th, 2021 by Gail Langan

After skipping an induction ceremony and banquet in 2020 because of COVID 19 pandemic restrictions, the World Drum Corps Hall of Fame will induct new members during the 2021 ceremony to take place in Valley Forge Casino Resort in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania on Saturday, November 20.  The date and location of the event is […]