2017 Spirit Of Atlanta Hall Of Fame Inductees
Spirit of Atlanta and the Hall of Fame Committee are proud to announce the inductees for the 2017 class of the Spirit of Atlanta Hall of Fame.
Jim Ott: Already a member of the DCI Hall of Fame and a true legend in the annals of drum corps, Jim Ott is credited by many for creating the “Spirit of Atlanta sound” that carried the corps to national prominence. Joining Spirit in our second season, Jim led Spirit to the the highest debut placement within DCI’s elite finals in 1978. Tragically, Jim’s legacy was cut short on that fateful night in July of 1980, but his memory, his impact on the activity, and his vital role in building Spirit of Atlanta will last forever. Now the namesake for DCI’s High Brass award each season, Jim’s name is synonymous with achieving at the highest level. We are honored that Jim is so ingrained in the fabric of Spirit of Atlanta, and it’s no surprise to anyone that we will welcome Jim Ott into the Hall of Fame this summer.
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