Barry Bell and Stephanie Lynde are the 2004 inductees of the Drum Corps International Hall of Fame. In 1958, Bell became the musical director of the Toronto Optimists. In addition, he wrote the drill, designed the uniform and logo that would become famous for that corps throughout the 1960s. In the early 1980s, Stephanie Lynde became the principal dance choreographer for the Blue Devils and a member of that corps' crack design team. From that point on the rest is history, as her efforts (along with Shirley Stratton) resulted in a completely new style of guard movement. Bell and Lynde were elected by the Hall of Fame Legacy Committee. Ballots will be out later this week for Hall of Fame selection by the board of directors and hall of fame members. These results will be announced during the week of April 5, 2004. Full biographies of Lynde and Bell will be posted to DCI.org in the near future.
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