Feb. 1 Deadline For 2009 World Drum Corps Hall Of Fame Nominations
Nominations submitted by February 1 will be considered for induction into the World Drum Corps Hall of Fame at this year’s banquet, to be held in Rochester, New York on Labor Day weekend as part of the Drum Corps Associates (DCA) world championship tournament.
Any interested person can submit a nomination. Submission forms are available at the World Drum Corps Hall of Fame website, at www.worlddrumcorpshof.org/
More information about the submission process is available from membership chairman Dick Filkins, of West Palm Beach, Florida. He can be contacted at email address: dfilk [at] comcast [dot] net
Nomination forms will be pre-screened to insure that all data is correct and when accepted forwarded to members of the Hall of Fame selection committee. Nominations submitted during previous years are also considered by the selection committee as part of the annual selection process. In many cases, new members are inducted several years after the nomination form is initially submitted for review.
The selection committee consists of 12 World Drum Corps Hall of Fame members, appointed by the selection committee chairman and approved by the president, with experience and background representing four aspects of the activity: three brass, three percussion, three field and three general administration. Candidates for induction are chosen for their efforts in the categories of, but not limited to, arranging, designing, instruction, administration, adjudication, innovation and contest promotion.
The selection committee will select three nominees in each of the four activity areas, a total of 12, and return their ballots to the chairman by March 1. The submission forms of the 12 nominees will then be forwarded to each regular Hall of Fame member. Each regular member votes for six of the twelve nominees by April 1. The six nominees receiving the most votes will be the new 2009 inductees.
The World Drum Corps Hall of Fame is a non-profit organization honoring those individuals who have contributed significantly over many years to the development and continuing excellence drum and bugle corps activity. The organization also seeks to preserve the history of the drum and bugle corps movement in North America by selecting a noteworthy junior and senior “corps of the decade.”
An important part of the Hall of Fame’s purpose is to enhance a feeling of good fellowship among individuals and organizations involved with drum and bugle corps activity, thereby enhancing constructive contributions in all areas.
Since its founding in 1976 by the late Vince Bruni, of Rochester, New York, membership in the World Drum Corps Hall of Fame has grown from six charter members to 430 regular and associate members from the United States and Canada, who have contributed to the activity across North America, England, the Netherlands, the Middle East, South Africa and Japan.
More information about the World Drum Corps Hall of Fame is available at www.worlddrumcorpshof.org/