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Voting results for Class of 2018

Posted on April 20th, 2018 by Dan Rippon

The World Drum Corps Hall of Fame is pleased to announce the outstanding Class of 2018: Gino Cipriani Danny McBride Jeff Prosperie Jeff Sacktig Lou Tierno James Wedge Look for more information in the coming weeks concerning these great individuals as well as other special people who will be recognized on August 31st.

2018 Distinguished Professional Achievement inductees announced

Posted on April 3rd, 2018 by Dan Rippon

NEWS RELEASE:  April 3, 2018 World Drum Corps Hall of Fame chooses two giants of the music world to be inducted this year for their Distinguished Professional Achievement   Diane Nicholeris, a former color guard captain who now performs with a major symphony orchestra, and iconic jazz pianist Chick Corea, who once played lead soprano […]

2018 Regular Member voting has started

Posted on April 2nd, 2018 by Dan Rippon

Voting for Regular Members for the 2018 World Drum Corps Hall of Fame is now open and will remain open until midnight on April 15.  If your a Regular voting member and did not receive your email request to vote from Bob Zarfoss, please contact Bob directly at

2019 Cruise Information Posted

Posted on February 26th, 2018 by Dan Rippon

The 2019 World Drum Corps Hall of Fame cruise information has been posted to website. Link to 2019 Cruise page

Passing of member Vince Macciocchi

Posted on January 7th, 2018 by Dan Rippon

Canadian Hall of Fame member Vince Macciocchi passes away Christmas Day World Drum Corps Hall of Fame member Vince Macciocchi, who served as music director and brass instructor for many of Ontario’s top drum bugle corps for more than three decades, passed away peacefully at home on Christmas Day at age 88. He had been […]

Passing of member Dick Burns

Posted on December 17th, 2017 by Dan Rippon

November 23, 2017 Dick Burns passes away in Florida following heart attack Dick Burns, a World Drum Corps Hall of Fame member inducted in 2003, passed away November 19 in Palm Coast, Florida after suffering a heart attack. A celebration of his life will be presented following the holiday season. His drum and bugle corps […]

Passing of member Irene McGrath at age 97

Posted on November 12th, 2017 by Dan Rippon

November 12, 2017 Hall of Fame’s Irene McGrath passes away at age 97 with family at her side World Drum Corps Hall of Fame member Irene McGrath passed away at age 97 at the Episcopal Home in Rochester, New York at 4:15 am, Friday November 10, from complications of pneumonia and heart failure, with children […]

Passing of member Jim Allen

Posted on November 7th, 2017 by Dan Rippon

November 2, 2017 Hall of Fame’s Jim Allen passes away unexpectedly at home World Drum Corps Hall of Fame member Jim Allen, 68, unexpectedly passed away at his home in East Amherst, New York on October 31.  He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2011 and most recently served as chair of the […]

Passing of member Bill Boerner

Posted on October 8th, 2017 by Dan Rippon

Hall of Fame member Bill Boerner, charter member of Skyliners, passes at age 91 Bill Boerner, a World Drum Corps Hall of Fame member who first played snare drum at age 10 in 1936, passed away during his sleep on October 4, 2017 at age 91. After serving in the United States Navy in the […]

Presidents Message

Posted on September 27th, 2017 by Dan Rippon

From President Rich Templin:   “The Good – The Bad – The Ugly” As we close another year, I would like to give all of our membership an overview of your organization. Our organization is alive and doing well; not only were we successful at accomplishing many goals, many other areas are experiencing revitalization. The […]