Vince Bruni dedicated his entire adult life to the drum and bugle corps community in the United States and Canada. He founded the World Drum Corps Hall of Fame in 1976. He founded the Empire Statesmen of Rochester NY in 1983, and served in that position until his passing in 2003. He was one of the first DCA presidents after that organization was formed in 1964. His drum corps involvement began with Brockport Cavaliers when he was still a teenager. He guided the Hilton Crusaders through the transition from parade corps to competing field unit, and served as corps director of the Crusaders for 25 years, during which time they won two American Legion national titles. He greatly expanded performance opportunities for drum and bugle corps by scheduling major overseas tours during the summer and performing winter stage shows to support community groups across western New York and southern Ontario.