Last August during World Championships Week in Indianapolis, the newest class of Drum Corps International Hall of Fame members took center stage during a very special kickoff party held in their honor. During the evening celebration, each inductee had the opportunity to deliver a short speech, giving thanks to those who helped them achieve their honor. Here's a look back at highlights from those speeches. Todd Ryan Visual caption head and marching instructor

Todd Ryan

Dr. Daniel Richardson Phantom Regiment program coordinator

Dr. Daniel Richardson

Michael Gaines Cavaliers visual designer 1998-2011

Michael Gaines

Ken Norman Brass arranger and innovator

Ken Norman

You can nominate someone to receive Drum Corps International's most prestigious honor for 2012! Each year you have the special opportunity to be an integral part of the award process by simply submitting a letter of nomination and support for a worthy individual. Each winter, nominations pour in from members of the drum corps community. These letters are collected and reviewed before an election held by current DCI Hall of Fame members and corps directors. By springtime, an all-new DCI Hall of Fame class is announced, and in August celebrations get underway to welcome and congratulate the inductees at the DCI World Championships in Indianapolis. This year's nomination process has a deadline of Monday, Feb. 13, for all submissions. Learn more about the DCI Hall of Fame nomination process. View a list of all 100 DCI Hall of Fame members.