Windy City Legion 2012 Open House

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The “Windy City Legion”, Chicago’s Premiere All-Age Drum & Bugle Corps will host an “Open House” Event on Saturday, November 19, 2011 from 12 Noon – 5:00 PM. The Open House will be held at: Northside College Prep High School – 5501 N Kedzie Ave. in Chicago, IL.

This will be an excellent opportunity to find out what the Windy City Legion has to offer and meet the entire Staff and Administration.

The Corps plans to focus primarily on DCA shows, as well as local area performances and parades for their inaugural 2012 Season. In addition, the Corps plans to expand out into DCI Shows in their second year, 2013. Although there is no age restriction to be a member of the Windy City Legion, we do ask that anyone below the age of 17 yrs, have the written approval of a parent or legal guardian to participate in the corps. Membership is open to all those in the greater Chicago area, as well as all other regions.

The main goals of the Windy City Legion are to foster and promote excellence in the musical sport of drum & bugle corps, as well as develop and maintain a strong comradarie within the corps. In addition, the corps will work to foster and promote a healthy sense of self-esteem and independence, which will greatly improve the lives of all those who are involved in our organization, as well as the lives of all they touch in the future.

With that being said, the Corps has put together a fantastic staff to help instill all the above mentioned qualities in all those who choose to join us! The Board/Admin/Staff of the Windy City Legion is as follows:

Board of Directors

Larry Pawlowski – President

Tom Day – Vice President

William Hampton – Treasurer / Business Manager

Bobby Bonslater – Secretary / Corps Director

Advisory Committee

Paul Chaffee – Operations and Development Advisor

Brenda Kurtz – Public Relations Advisor

Justice Stamps – Grant Writing Advisor

Educational/Design Staff

Larry Pawlowski – EducationalAdvisor

Todd Schultz – Design Consultant

Patrick Wiggins – Media Coordinator


John Brennan – Design Consultant / Arranger

Bobby Bonslater – Supervisor/ Designer

Juan Cordova – Mellophone Instructor

Christopher Dixon – Baritone/Euphonium Instructor

Scott Wagner – Low Brass Instructor

Adam Goldson – Consultant


Roger Carter – Consultant / Designer

James Doyle – Arranger

Jose Villegas – Supervisor

William Hampton – Battery Manager

William Manhard – Tenor Instructor

Robert Durkee – Front Ensemble Instructor


John Kelly – Consultant

Todd Urbanowicz – Marching & Maneuvering

In addition, the staff has put together an excellent show for the corps’ 2012 inaugural season. Honoring the past, present and future of American civilization, Windy City Legion is proud to present:

“Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness”

Fanfare: Star Spangled Banner – Francis Scott Key
America the Beautiful – Samuel Ward

Scene 1: Liberty and Justice for All
Piano Concerto in F – George Gershwin

Scene 2: One Nation Under God
Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Var. 18 – Sergei Rachmaninov

Scene 3: Divided We Fall
Dies Irae from Symphonie Fantastique – Hector Berlioz
Night on Bald Mountain – Modest Mussorgsky

Scene 4: United We Stand
We Shall Overcome – Spiritual
Lean on Me – Bill Withers

Finale: Festival Overture – Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

For more information about our Open House, please visit our official website at: and “RSVP” to receive music and up-to-the-date news!!!

We look forward to seeing you ALL on November 19th!!!

Posted by on Tuesday, November 15th, 2011. Filed under Current News, DCA News.