In The News: New Director To Step Up For Seventh Cavalry

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As his 82nd birthday approached April 30, Wes Peppers of Rapid City felt it was time to step down as director of the Seventh Cavalry Drum and Bugle Corps. And fellow musician and band member Diane Barker of St. Onge was happy to accept the position that Peppers has held for nine out of the 13 years he belonged to the group.

The drum and bugle corps performs for thousands of people every year throughout the Black Hills, including this Memorial Day at Black Hills National Cemetery. Deadwood’s special events also are a regular gig for the group.

“Our musical repertoire is mostly marches, patriotic and Civil War songs mixed in with a little bit of novelty tunes. It is fun music that everyone knows and sings along with,” Barker said.

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Posted by on Friday, May 30th, 2008. Filed under DCA News.