Fanfare 2014 - August 23, 2014
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Parade of Champions & Rehearsal - August 16 - 17
After a productive rehearsal weekend, the Hurricanes are excited to get back on the field to perform and welcome back several of our alumni who are returning from DCI this weekend!  The Parade of Champions in Scranton is one of the premier DCA shows of the year, and the Hurricanes are anxious to get on the field with only two weeks left in the season!

Saturday, August 16, 2014
FULL CORPS
Meet at the Seymour Commuter Lot on Derby Avenue for a 6:00AM departure
Rehearsal
at Condnella Park
898 Susquehanna Ave. in Olyphant PA
Performance at the Parade of Champions in Scranton, PA


Sunday, August 17, 2014
FULL CORPS
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM (Report time 8:30 AM)
Seymour Recreation Center
20 Pine Street, Seymour, CT

March of Champions & Rehe
arsal - August 2 - 3

As hard as it is to believe, it's already August!  After a productive rehearsal weekend, the Hurricanes are excited to get back on the field to perform at the March of Champions in Kingston, NY this weekend!

Saturday, August 2, 2014
FULL CORPS
Meet at the Seymour Commuter Lot on Derby Avenue at 7:00AM
Rehearsal at Loughran Park in King
ston, NY
Performance at the March of Champions


Sunday, August 3, 2014
FULL CORPS
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM (Report time 8:30 AM)
Seymour Recreation Center
20 Pine Street, Seymour, CT


Kiwanis Open & Rehearsal - July 18-19
After the highly anticipated Drum Corps Grand Prix this past weekend, the corps is looking forward to our next performance at the Kiwanis Open this weekend with the Caballeros, Buccaneers, Fusion Core, Sunrisers, Windsor Regiment & the Skyliners.  Further details will be announced later this week, but here is the general information.

Saturday, July 18, 2014
FULL CORPS
Meet at the Seymour Commuter Lot on Derby Avenue
Rehearsal in Secaucus, NJ
Performance at the Kiwanis Open


Sunday, July 12, 2014
FULL CORPS
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM (Report time 8:30 AM)
Seymour Recreation Center
20 Pine Street, Seymour, CT


Drum Corps Grand Prix & Rehe
arsal - July 11-12
After a successful first performance at the Parade of Champions, the Hurricanes are excited to take the field at the Drum Corps Grand Prix in Wayne, NJ this weekend.  The corps has completed the show and this competition will mark our first full performance for the public!  The details for the weekend are as follows:

Saturday, July 11, 2014
FULL CORPS
Meet at the Seymour Commuter Lot on Derby Avenue at 6:00AM
Rehearsal in Wayne, NJ
Performance at the Drum Corps Grand Prix


Sunday, July 12, 2014
FULL CORPS
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM (Report time 8:30 AM)
Seymour Recreation Center
20 Pine Street, Seymour, CT

4th of July Weekend

With our first DCA Competition in the books, the Hurricanes are feeling rejuvenated and look forward to our next competition at the Drum Corps Grand Prix on July 12.  The corps is performing in the Bristol's 4th of July Parade on Friday.  The percussion will be having sectionals on Saturday at the Seymour Recreation Center.  The full corps will rehearse on Sunday and complete our first full run through of the entire 2014 production, Always Greener, featuring an exciting ending that will have our fans out of their seats!  The details for Sunday are:

Sunday, July 6, 2014
BRASS AND PERCUSSION
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM (Report at 8:30 AM)
 Seymour Recreation Center
20 Pine Street, Seymour, CT

GUARD
Report for a 9:00 AM start at Trumbull High School.
Meet the rest of the corps in Seymour after lunch.
Trumbull High School
72 Strobel Road, Trumbull, CT

FULL CORPS REHEARSAL - JUNE 14 & 15
With our first DCA Competition coming up in 2 weeks, the corps is looking forward to another great weekend working on our 2014 production, Always Greener.  There are still openings available and we encourage anyone interested to inquire at info@cthurricanes.org or by filling out the interest form located above.  Details are as follows:
 
Friday, June 13, 2014
GUARD ONLY
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Choreography and Show Silk Distribution
Seymour Recreation Center

20 Pine Street, Seymour, CT

Saturday, June 14, 2014
BRASS AND BATTERY PERCUSSION
Report at 7:00 AM for parade in Rhode Island. 
We will return for rehearsal after the performance until 8:30 PM

 Seymour Recreation Center
20 Pine Street, Seymour, CT

GUARD & PIT PERCUSSION

Report for a 9:00 AM start
Seymour Recreation Center
20 Pine Street, Seymour, CT

Sunday, June 15, 2014
FULL CORPS
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM (Report time 7:30 AM)
 Kennedy Stadium
Central High School

 1 Lincoln Boulevard, Bridgeport, CT

Hurricanes announce the passing of Julius G. Oravez, 1929-2014
It is with regret that the Hurricanes announce the passing of Julius G. Oravez, father of long time member, instructor, administrator, and Hall of Famer Doug Oravez. 

Julius G. Oravez, age 84, of Norwalk, died peacefully at the Norwalk Hospital on Tuesday, June 3. He was the loving husband for 64 years of Dorothy Porter Oravez.  Julius was born in Norwalk on September 9, 1929, the son of the late Julius and Veronica DeDonato Oravez. He served his country in the U.S. Army and National Guard during the Korean War. He was a firefighter for the City of Norwalk for 35 years and also worked at Stew Leonard's for 27 years. He was a member of the Eagles, Aerie 588 and the American Legion, Post 12. Julius loved taking part in all of his grandchildren's activities, working in his yard and going to the circus.

Survivors also include a son Douglas Oravez of Naugatuck; a daughter Deborah Volante and her husband Stephen of Trumbull; three grandchildren Christopher, Katherine and Zachary; step grandchildren Anthony and Amanda and several nieces and nephews. He was also predeceased by his brother John Oravez.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, June 9 at 11:00 AM at St. Philip Church, 1 Fr. Conlon Pl., Norwalk with burial to follow at Riverside Cemetery. Julius' family will receive friends at the Magner Funeral Home, 12 Mott Ave., Norwalk on Sunday from 3 - 6:00 PM.

Donations in his name may be made to a favorite charity.  For directions or to leave an online condolence, please go to www.magnerfuneralhome.com.


FULL CORPS REHEARSAL - JUNE 7 & 8
WIth our first DCA Competition coming up on June 28, the corps is almost done learning our 2014 production, Always Greener.  This weekend, on June 7 and 8, we are holding a full corps rehearsal.  There are still openings available and we encourage anyone interested to inquire at info@cthurricanes.org or by filling out the interest form located above.  Details are as follows:

Saturday, June 7, 2014 from 9:00 AM - 8:30 PM (Report time 8:30 AM)

BRASS AND PERCUSSION
Seymour Recreation Center
20 Pine Street, Seymour, CT

GUARD

Trumbull High School
72 Strobel Road, Trumbull, CT


Sunday, June 8, 2014 from 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM (Report time 8:30 AM)

BRASS AND PERCUSSION
Seymour Recreation Center
20 Pine Street, Seymour, CT

GUARD

Trumbull High School
72 Strobel Road, Trumbull, CT

MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND
The Hurricanes have an outstanding few weekends working on our 2014 production, "Always Greener" and are excited to hit the field in a little over 5 weeks at our first competition of this histortic 60th Anniversary Season.  We will be changing our schedule this weekend, as our country honors those brave men and women who died in while serving in the United States military.  The schedule is as follows:

Saturday, May 24, 2014
North Haven Memorial Day Parade & Rehearsal

Sunday, May 25, 2014
Seymour & Ansonia Memorial Day Parades

Monday, May 26, 2014
Shelton/Derby Memorial Day Parade

Come out and support the corps this weekend!  We are still looking for trumpets and baritones to fill out the hornline.  Contact us at info@cthurricanes.org if you are interested!

FULL CORPS REHEARSAL
The opener is completed and we are excited to continue our progress with our first competition only 51 days away.  This weekend, on May 10, we are holding a full corps rehearsal.  We are still recruiting for brass (trumpets and baritones) and percussion (bass drums and front ensemble).  Details are as follows:

Saturday, May 10, 2014 from 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM (Report time 8:30 AM)

BRASS AND PERCUSSION
Seymour Recreation Center
20 Pine Street, Seymour, CT

GUARD

Trumbull High School
72 Strobel Road, Trumbull, CT


Celebration of 100 Years of Drum Corps in Connecticut

The Connecticut Hurricanes Drum & Bugle Corps in conjunction with the Connecticut Alumni Drum & Bugle Corps and the Park City Pride Combined Alumni Drum & Bugle Corps are excited to announce a Celebration of 100 Years of Drum Corps in Connecticut. This memorable occasion will kick off on June 21, 2014 with a banquet celebration and conclude on August 23, 2014 with a combined performance by the three corps at the annual DCA Fanfare competition sponsored by the Hurricanes.

In 2014, the Connecticut Hurricanes are celebrating their 60th year of existence as a competitive drum & bugle corps. The Connecticut Alumni, the first such organization to be established as an alumni drum corps, is celebrating their 30th year in existence. The Park City Pride Alumni corps, the first alumni corps to be established by combining Alumni from over 15 different junior drum corps, is 10 years old. These combined active corps represent 100 years of activity.

Visit the official event website for more information and to order your tickets for the banquet, which will be on June 21, 2014 at the The Inn at Villa Bianca (312 Roosevelt Drive, Seymour, CT). Tables of 10 can be reserved by e-mail and with advance purchase.

Please consider joining these three great organizations and the thousands of members who have passed through their ranks as we celebrate 100 years of drum corps in Connecticut!







 





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Coming Events

August 16 - 17
Parade of Champions in Scranton, PA

Sunday Rehearsal

August 23 - 24

Fanfare 2014 in Bridgeport, CT

Sunday Rehearsal

August 29 - September 1
DCA World Championships in Rochester, NY

 
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