Drum Corps International
What's 40 years between drum corps friends?

What's 40 years between drum corps friends?

by Drum Corps International

Mel C. submitted this photo and caption.







This is a photo of Bonnie Ott (Stockton Commodores, Blue Devils and Buglers Hall of Fame member) and me, Mel Canales.



The left photo is from 1969 (or so) and the right was taken at the 2010 Stockton Commodore Reunion held on October 9, 2010.



Bonnie, of course is a drum corps legend, a 2005 inductee to the Buglers Hall of Fame, and the sister of the late drum corps great, Jim Ott. I am a charter member and was a featured mellophone soloist for the Santa Clara Vanguard and horn instructor for the Blue Devils and Santa Clara.



The two of us remain great friends and enjoyed a chance to catch up at the "Commodore and Friends" reunion in October.