DCI Mourns Loss Of Founding Father George Bonfiglio

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Legendary Drum Corps International Hall of Fame member George Bonfiglio, passed away Friday evening after declining health over the last several years. One of DCI’s founding fathers, Bonfiglio led the 27th Lancers Drum and Bugle Corps of Revere, Mass. for nearly two decades and was the very first chairman of the DCI Board of Directors.

Starting the 27th Lancers in 1967 with wife Patsy, who passed away in 2008, Bonfiglio directed the group until the corps disbanded in 1986. He is a Korean War Veteran and taught elementary school in Malden, Mass. for more than 25 years.

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Posted by on Saturday, March 13th, 2010. Filed under DCI World.