Gil Silva To Retire As President Of DCA
Every day of our lives we have to make decisions. Some are easy, some are difficult. Right or wrong we have to live with them. After the DCA Fall meeting in Maryland, DCA President Gil Silva will end his tenure as DCA President.
Gil’s involvement in the drum corps activity dates back to 1957 when he joined the Holy Rosary Caballeros from Providence, Rhode Island where he played tenor drum and bass baritone bugle. In 1957, his next door neighbor, Ollie Andrews, joined the Holy Rosary Caballeros and talked Gil and his brother into joining the corps. Gil’s parents eventually became involved and his dad became the Director of the corps. Gil then moved on to the Rhode Island Matadors where he served as bass baritone section leader, visual technician, Assistant Corps Director, and Business Manager. His brother also was in the Matadors and played soprano bugle. Gil has a most memorable moment as a marching member from 1972 when the Matadors made finals at Roosevelt Stadium in their first time attending a DCA Championship.
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