Dr. David Kampschroer 1940-2015
The Blue Stars mourn the passing of Dr. David Kampschroer, one of the key figures in the history of the organization. One of the founders of the corps, Dr. K. was an early drum instructor until taking the reigns as director in 1969. Little did anyone know the impact he was to have on the Blue Stars and the drum corps activity.
For the Blue Stars, the Kampschroer era was one of unprecedented success as the Blue Stars burst onto the national drum corps scene and became perennial finalists in Drum Corps International competitions. Dr. K. was a leader with a sharp competitive spirit, but cared deeply about the members and the positive life-experiences they learned in the corps.
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