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Selfless Acts, Halls of Fame, and Championship Titles

Selfless Acts, Halls of Fame, and Championship Titles

by Drum Corps International

Kidney donor has met his match

Both men love drum, bugle corps



The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that former DCI visual judge Tom Roe, who over several years has been dealing with kidney failure, has been offered a second chance at life after a selfless act from fellow drum corps supporter, Randy Warner, a man he has only met once.



The two were brought together after Warner last year advertised on the Internet about starting a drum and bugle corps in Las Vegas. As the two conversed over e-mail about the project, Warner learned about Roe's failing health and looked to help him with the donation of a kidney. Warner says in the article, "I decided it was crazy to just let him get sicker and sicker, so I called Mayo. I had read that people can get by just fine on one kidney. They (Mayo administrators) asked me why I wanted to do it, and I said I wanted someone to live so he could stay involved in what he loved, the drum and bugle corps."



Already pegged as a donor match to Roe based on blood tests, on September 29, Warner will start a four-day series of assessments to see if his physical and psychological health is sufficient to go through with the donation.



Read the article on LVRJ.com.




Hometown hall of famers: More folks who made the grade



Rockford, Ill. Register Star columnist Alex Gary has compiled a list of some 30 Rockfordites who are enshrined in Halls of Fame across the world; from standard sports fare like the Gymnastics and Figure Skating Halls of Fame, to the more offbeat Halls like those for Adult Video News and International Towing & Recovery. Among the noted is Drum Corps International Hall of Famer Jim Wren, well known in the drum corps activity as the music arranger for the Rockford-based Phantom Regiment from 1968-1996.



Read the article on RRStar.com.




Santa Clara's World Champions



In a recent front page feature, the Santa Clara Weekly community newspaper reports on the DCI Open Class World Championship title brought home by the Vanguard Cadets in August.



Read the article on SantaClaraWeekly.com.