George Hayek, Sixty-Eight Years And Counting

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dca_100x100Many of us have heard the commercial on the television or radio regarding the most interesting man in the world. The drum corps community has one such man and he is George Hayek from the Hawthorne Caballeros. 2014 marks sixty-eight CONSECUTIVE years of marching for him with no plans on retiring just yet.

George was born on October 1, 1926 in Paterson, N.J. and started his drum corps career at age 10 as a drummer with the Sacred Heart Crusaders. From 1938 until 1941 he was recruited to march with the Saint George Cadets by Jim Costello before the corps disbanded in 1943. As a member of the Army in World War II, George was stationed in the Phillipines before finishing in Japan in 1945 and 1946.

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Posted by on Sunday, March 2nd, 2014. Filed under Current News, DCA News.