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George Hopkins - DCI Hall of Fame

George Hopkins

George Hopkins

Inducted in 1997

A percussionist with the Crossmen in the mid-1970s, George Hopkins began to instruct as soon as he aged out. When he joined the Garfield Cadets in 1979, the corps was just beginning to flex its competitive muscle within DCI.

His direction helped lead the Cadets to their first DCI World Championship in 1983, the year he became the corps director, followed by additional titles in 1984, 1985, 1987, 1990, 1993, 1998, 2000, 2005, and 2011.

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