4th Annual Buglers Hall Of Fame I&E Competitions
The Buglers Hall of Fame is once again proud to announce the fourth consecutive year of I & E shows for 2010. What was a great winter activity back in the 50’s & 60’s has now taken a new life form and re-established a winter venue. Made up of Individual & Ensemble Brass & Percussion performers it is open to anyone regardless of affiliation. Participants, including individuals, duets, trios and ensembles compete in their category for Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals. Mini Corps compete for the coveted honor of winning there category while Alumni Corps perform in exhibition. Over the past three years performers came from Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Rode Island, New Hampshire, Maine, Pennsylvania, California and Florida.
Aside from the performance perspective it has given the drum corps community the opportunity to re-establish long lost acquaintances with friends and makes for an overall day of music, food, beverage, laughter and camaraderie.
This year BHOF has teamed up with the New York Skyliner Alumni Drum & Bugle Corps and St. Kevin’s Emerald Knights Alumni Drum & Bugle Corps as co-sponsors for Regional shows. The Bugler’s Hall of Fame will be sponsoring their North American Championship in April as a finale to the regional’s.
Anthony Convertito is the coordinator and Andy Lisko will serve as Master of Ceremony at all three I & E Shows.
February 27, 2010 – “The Garfield Regional” co-sponsored by the NY Skyliner Alumni will take place at the Benda-Roehrick VFW Post 340 Outwater Lane, Garfield, NJ. Start time 1 pm.
Alan Chez trumpet player from Paul Shaffer and the CBS Orchestra “The Late Show with David Letterman” will be conducting a Brass Clinic starting at 12 noon and is open to all brass players and spectators who would like to be educated in the art of bugle playing.
Alan is a member of the Buglers Hall of Fame, the Cadets Hall of Fame and the JP Stevens Hall of Fame. He is a Brass staff member for the Cadets, the Crossmen, the Empire Statesmen and the University of Virginia. Alan was also a former Lead Trumpet for Tower of Power, Bon Jovi, Robert Cray Band and David Edmonds.
March 20, 2010 – “The Boston Regional” – co-sponsored by St Kevin’s Emerald Knights Alumni will take place at the Florian Hall, 55 Hallet Street, Boston, Ma. Start time approximately 1 pm. Host St Kevin’s will also be having an after show party at the Quincy Marriott Hotel.
April 24, 2010 – “The North American Championship” sponsored by the Buglers Hall o Fame with co-sponsors Dynasty and Kanstul, and will take place at the Holiday Inn, 1070 Main Street, Bridgeport, CT.
April 24, 2010 – The sixth annual Buglers Hall of Fame Induction Dinner and Ceremony will take place at the same location starting at 7 pm. This year BHOF will be inducting eight (8) new members into The fraternity. Announcement of the new members will be made in February. This event is also open to anyone wishing to attend.
Thus far, the Romeo’s, Selden Cadets, St. Rita’s Brassmen, Holy Name (Garfield) Alumni, Brooklyn United, The Vagabonds Alumni, CT Alumni, Park City Pride Alumni, St Kevin’s, Boston Crusaders, The Defenders, Pembroke Imperials and a newcomer to the sceen, THE SUNRISER’S Ensemble who will be playing selections from their 60’s. The Skyliner Mini Corps, The Golden Eagles, Mass Brass and Capital Brass are part of the Mini Corps category along with numerous Brass & Percussion Individuals, duets, trios & quartets.
Entry forms for the I & E shows can be downloaded @ buglershalloffame.com or by request @ bhof2 [at] optonline [dot] net.
Hotel reservations at the Holiday Inn for the Championship on April 24 can be made 203-334-1234. When calling use the password “Buglers Hall of Fame” to get the discounted room rate.
Those wishing to attend the BHOF Induction Dinner / Ceremony may do so via email to Anthony Convertito @ bhof2 [at] optonline [dot] net