Meet The Staffieri Family Of The Hurricanes
In today’s changing times it is very encouraging to see that family ties to our drum corps activity still exist. Many corps have members whose family roots go way back. One such family is the Staffieri Family from the Connecticut Hurricanes.
Danny Staffieri joined the Hurricanes in 1989 working on the equipment truck and moved to the cymbal line in 1991, then horn line in 1992 as a baritone player, and then switched to tuba from 2007 thru 2013. He went on to join the management team after his marching days were done and is currently the Operations Manager for the corps. Danny was named Hurricane of The Year in 1994 and 2005 and has been the recipient of the Director’s Award in 2012 and voted into the Hurricanes’ Hall of Fame in 2013. When asked why he joined the Hurricanes Danny stated, “Because I got tired of watching Dondi march!!” Dondi, was his girlfriend at the time. Another drum corps marriage took place in 1993 when Danny and Dondi tied the knot.
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