Bushwackers Announce Inaugural Hall Of Fame Class

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With 27 years of history in the books, the corps has begun to organize an effort to reconnect with the alumni who have built the corps we have today. Many amazingly talented and wonderful people have called themselves "Bushwackers" over the years, so a committee was formed in the early spring with the mission of finding a way to properly thank those alumni who have gone above and beyond…those members who exemplify what it means to be a Bushwacker…those individuals, sections, and groups who have lived our corps philosophy and have inspired new generations of Bushwackers to take the torch and hold it high…just like they did.

Today we are pleased to announce to the drum corps world the names of the inaugural class of the Bushwackers Hall of Fame – 2008. Please join me in congratulating the following Bushwackers:

* Marie Kaminek (member, baritone)
* David Kapp (member, administrator, staff)
* Scott Marshman (color guard member and staff)
* Jay Morlot (member and corps director)
* Mike Olszewski (corps founder)
* Fred Oltarzewski (percussion instructor)
* Mary Snyder (member, administrator)
* Scott Yuppa (member, bass drum)
* and the 1986 Bushwackers Drum & Bugle Corps (first ever win, first of 6 world championships)

The Hall of Fame Class of 2008 will be honored at the annual Bush Ball on November 29th. If you are an alumnus or friend and would like information on the event, please contact Mary Snyder at msnyder [at] bushwackers [dot] org. Brief biographies will become available after the event on our corps website at www.bushwackers.org.

Congratulations, Class of 2008!!!

The Bushwackers are currently accepting members for the 2009 season. We’re coming off a great 08 season that featured an incredible program and a driven drum corps that built up incredible momentum and finished the season strong. The corps is looking to build on that momentum in 09.

If you are looking for a place to march that will teach you, push you, and show you a great time while doing it…the Bushwackers are the corps for you. Visit us on the web at www.bushwackers.org, or simply email us at membership [at] bushwackers [dot] org.


The Bushwackers will be hosting its annual Open House and First Rehearsal on Sunday, November 30th from 11am-5pm. Registration is $25, and all you have to bring is yourself and an instrument (if possible). There are no audition requirements for the Bushwackers except for heart, desire, and determination. Come spend the day with us and see what we’re all about.

Directions to Elizabeth High School-Edison House in Elizabeth, NJ can be found on the web by clicking HERE. Any questions? Email us at membership [at] bushwackers [dot] org or fill out our online form at www.bushwackers.org

Posted by on Wednesday, October 29th, 2008. Filed under DCA News.