Connecticut Hurricanes Announce 2009 Open House Information

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Corps director Bernie Malesky is extremely pleased and excited to announce that the Connecticut Hurricanes will kick off their 2009 campaign at their open house/ first rehearsal on Sunday, December 7th at Naugatuck High School. The event will be held from 10-5 as the corps has been hard at work in recruiting new members at local high school band events. Staff appointments at this time are Jim Duggan serving as show coordinator. Arrangers are Michael Klesch on brass, Kevin Murphy on percussion, Tim Holcomb on front ensemble, Phillip Triani on color guard, while Jamey Thompson returns as visual designer. Jeff Mitchell returns on the brass staff and Joe Roche on the visual staff. The undefeated 2008 DCA world champion color guard will be guided by Phillip Triani, Jim Zulick, and John Lemire.

Rich Tardie once again leads the honor guard in pursuit of a sixth consecutive world title. The remaining staff positions will be announced as well as the 2009 show selection in the upcoming weeks. Excitement is running high as the Hurricanes look to build on last seasons fourth place finish at DCA finals. The Hurricanes wish to invite all prospective members as well as returning veterans to join them at this exciting event. The storm warning flags are flying at their highest point ever as the Connecticut Hurricanes begin their 2009 journey. Log on to the corps web site for directions to Nauatuck High School at

Posted by on Thursday, October 23rd, 2008. Filed under DCA News.