Drum Corps International

Hall Of Fame

DCI Hall of Fame

Overview

Established in 1985, the Drum Corps International Hall of Fame honors the outstanding achievements of marching music's passionate and committed administrators, creators, instructors, judges, and others who have made significant contributions through years of hard work, innovation, and direction.

To date, 129 people have been inducted into the Hall of Fame. New members are elected in the spring of each year.

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Jim Jones Leadership Award

2019 Jim Jones Leadership Award Open Class
2019 recipient Rhianna Zaida of Southwind with DCI Hall of Fame member Gene Monterastelli.


This award is given each year to one Open Class and one World Class drum major. It is named after Jim Jones one of the founding directors of Drum Corps International and a charter member of the Hall of Fame.

Selections are made each year by a committee of Hall of Fame members. The funds for the award are also provided by members of the Hall of Fame.

Jim Jones Leadership Award Winners:

  • 2019 Claire Wilcox, Phantom Regiment (World Class)
  • 2019 Rhianna Zaidan, Southwind (Open Class)
  • 2018 Claire Albrecht, The Cadets (World Class)
  • 2018 Aaron Aragon, Golden Empire (Open Class)
  • 2017 Gabe Gallegos, Troopers (World Class)
  • 2017 Hannah Ortiz, Blue Devils B (Open Class)
  • 2016 Austin Baker, The Cavaliers (World Class)
  • 2016 Noah Koch, Legends (Open Class)
  • 2015 Eric Perry, Madison Scouts (World Class)
  • 2015 Carl Huang, Vanguard Cadets (Open Class)
  • 2014 David Warren, Phantom Regiment (World Class)
  • 2014 John Filippone, Genesis (Open Class)
  • 2013 Dean Patterson, Phantom Regiment (World Class)
  • 2013 Jenna Wojdula, Legends (Open Class)
  • 2012 Sean Phelan, Madison Scouts (World Class)
  • 2012 Happiness Yi, Oregon Crusaders (Open Class)
  • 2011 Ben Pouncey, The Cadets (World Class)
  • 2011 DaJuan Brooks, Blue Devils B (Open Class)
  • 2010 John Lee, Madison Scouts (World Class)
  • 2010 Eddie Pineda, Blue Devils B (Open Class)
  • 2009 Stephanie Lee-Grote, Santa Clara Vanguard (World Class)
  • 2009 Kelly Koch, Legends (Open Class)
  • 2008 Meghan Huber, Crossmen (World Class)
  • 2008 Blair Lezcano, Velvet Knights (Open Class)
  • 2007 Evan VanDoren, Carolina Crown
  • 2006 Bob Beasley, Carolina Crown
  • 2005 Matt Rummel, The Magic
  • 2004 Kara Hoeflinger, Phantom Regiment
  • 2003 David Simon, Phantom Regiment
  • 2002 Josh Phillips, The Cadets
  • 2001 Mark Irons, Santa Clara Vanguard
  • 2000 Andre Feagin, Phantom Regiment
  • 1999 Jeff White, The Cavaliers
  • 1998 Brad Green, The Cadets
  • 1997 James Gulke, Blue Devils

DCI Hall of Fame Members

Currently there are 130 DCI Hall of Fame members.

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