Jeff Fiedler - DCI Hall of Fame
Inducted in 2005
As the longtime director of the Cavaliers (and an alum), Jeff Fiedler led that corps to seven Drum Corps International World Championship titles.
From 1980 to 1990, Fiedler was assistant director of personnel and visual caption head of the Cavaliers, and served in other roles with the corps, including stints with the Cavaliers winter guard. In 1990, Fiedler was named the director of the corps, a position he held until 2007.
"Jeff's ability to put a successful team together has challenged the members of the Cavaliers to be their very best, and has also served to improve both the color guard and drum corps community," DCI Hall of Famer Adolph DeGrauwe said in his nomination letter.
"If you look at the performers and alumni of the Cavaliers, you will see the true impact Jeff has had. Their lives have been positively enriched. They have a family in the Cavaliers forever. They have a mentor and friend in Jeff. During the many summers on the road, I have met members from the Cavaliers. I have been tremendously impressed with the class they have portrayed. They are a direct reflection of Jeff," DCI Hall of Fame member and Blue Devils director David Gibbs said in a nomination letter in support of Fiedler.
Fielder later served as Chief Executive Officer of the Santa Clara Vanguard from 2008 until the winter of 2016.