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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!

April Camp Weekend

This weekend, on April 12 & 13, the brass and percussion will be having a camp weekend to make final preparations before we begin to learn drill at the end of April.   We are still recruiting in all sections and hope to see some new faces as we celebrate our 60th Anniversary in 2014.  The camp details are as follows:

Saturday, April 12, 2014 from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (Report time 8:30 AM)
Sunday, April 13, 2014 from
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM (Report time 8:30 AM)

Brass & Percussion
Seymour Recreation Center

20 Pine Street, Seymour, CT

Holyoke Parade Award & Camp Weekend News
As the competition season fast approaches, the Hurricanes hit the streets for our first two performances of the 2014 season.  We had a great showing at the St. Patrick's Day parades in New Haven, CT and Holyoke, MA.  In Holyoke, a special award was given to the brass section!

This weekend, on March 29 & 30 we are holding a camp weekend style rehearsal.  We are still recruiting in all sections and hope to see some new faces as we celebrate our 60th Anniversary in 2014.  The camp details are as follows:

Saturday, March 29, 2014 from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (Report time 8:30 AM)

The Russian American Club
20 Church Street, Seymour CT
Seymour Recreation Center
20 Pine Street, Seymour, CT

Sunday, March 30, 2014 from 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM (Report time 8:30 AM)
Beecher Road School
40 Beecher Road
Woodbridge, CT
Seymour Recreation Center
20 Pine Street, Seymour, CT

Passing of Donna Haber (1953-2014)
It is with regret that we announce the passing of Donna Haber, the mother of longtime Hurricane member and current instructor, James Haber.  See more about Donna and information about her services below.

Donna Elizabeth (Kayser) Haber, age 60 of Danbury, died Friday March 7, 2014 in Glen Hill Convalescent Home, Danbury, CT. She was the wife of George Edward Haber. Donna was born August 26, 1953 in Danbury, CT a daughter of the late Donald Kayser and Shirley (Jennings) Kayser Butler. She was employed for many years in customer relations for a hotel reservations firm. Donna was President of the former Emblem Club # 48 in Danbury and was State Past President of the Emblem Club Association of Connecticut. She was an avid bingo player and softball league supporter. In addition to her husband, Donna is survived by five children; David and his wife Christine; Kevin and his husband Brian Thomas; James; Mark and his wife Ashley and Michelle; four grandchildren; a sister Susan Kayser Andrejko; two brothers James and Robert Kayser and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parent Donna is predeceased by her step-father William Butler. A graveside service will be held Tuesday March 11, 2014 at 11 AM in the Elmwood Cemetery, Bethel, CT. Family will receive friends in the Bethel Funeral Home 215 Greenwood Ave, Bethel, CT on Monday evening from 5 until 8 PM.

Club Thunder - 2014 New Truck Fund

With a historic season ahead of us, the Hurricanes are starting a New Truck Fund.  Both of our equipment trucks have gone out of commission in the past two seasons and we are looking for funds to purchase a new vehicle for our 60th Anniversary season.  Click here for more information on how to donate!

March 2, 2014 - Brass/Percussion Rehearsal Information

March has arrived!  Ahead of our first public performances of the year, we are rehearsing tomorrow from 9 AM - 4:30 PM.  Brass are at Beecher Road School (40 Beecher Road, Woodbridge, CT) and battery/pit are at the Seymour Recreation Center (20 Pine Street, Seymour, CT).  

If you're on the fence about marching this summer, stop by and check out what we have in store to celebrate our 60th Anniversary Season as a competitive drum and bugle corps!

February 16, 2014 - Brass/Percussion Rehearsal Information
As the 2014 season rolls along, our next brass and percussion rehearsal is coming up on Sunday, February 16, 2014.  Brass will be at Beecher Road School (40 Beecher Road) in Woodbridge CT and the Battery/Pit are at the Seymour Rec Center (20 Pine Street, Seymour CT).

Our first public performances are coming up in March and we are looking to fill all our remaining spots.  An exciting 60th Anniversary Season is in store, so please feel free to contact us with ANY questions you may have regarding the Hurricanes or the upcoming season, and we hope to see you at rehearsal on Sunday!

Hurricanes announce the passing of Diane Marie Verdi, 1953-2014

The Hurricanes regret to share the passing of Diane Marie Verdi, alumni of the Hurricanes and mother of longtime marching member and management team member, Dondi Staffieri. 

Diane Marie (Tallerdy) Verdi, age 60 of Stratford, passed away on Monday, January 13, 2014 in Northbridge Health Care, Bridgeport after a long courageous battle with Multiple Sclerosis. Diane was born in Bridgeport on January 19, 1953, she was the daughter of the late William and Rose Tallerdy. She will be fondly remembered for her warm smile and her witty humor. She was a member of the Connecticut Hurricanes Drum and Bugle Corps, 1981 Champions. Survivors include her husband, Carmine (Butch) Verdi, her daughter, Dondi Staffieri and husband Daniel of Seymour, her son, Joseph Verdi and wife Felicia of Stratford, she will be sadly missed by her three grandchildren, Nicholas Staffieri, Nicholas and Angelina Verdi, her siblings, Robert Tallerdy, Darlene Rowley, Gary Tallerdy, Debbie Garrick and Barbara Ferris, and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends. Diane was not only predeceased by her parents but also by her Memere, Donelda Demming, her niece, Tammy Penny, and her brother, William Tallerdy Jr. She will be sadly missed by all those whose hearts and lives she touched. Friends may call on Wednesday, January 15, 2014 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM in the Parente-Lauro Funeral Home, 559 Washington Ave., Bridgeport. Services and Interment will be private at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers the family has requested that donations be made directly to the Parente-Lauro Funeral Home in memory of Diane.

2014 Designer and Caption Head Announcement

Two weeks from today, the Hurricanes will kick off a very special season in our history.  2014 is the corps’ 60th Anniversary as a competitive drum and bugle corps. In advance of this historic season, we are excited to announce are designers and caption heads for the 2014 season.

Show Coordinators -  John Lemire & Carman Dragone   

Brass Arranger - Ray Fallon

Brass Caption Head - Michael Coogan

Percussion Arranger/Caption Head - Mike Rabinowitz

Front Ensemble Arranger - Michael Blancaflor

Visual Designer - Jamey Thompson

Visual Caption Head - Patty Bush

Color Guard Designer & Caption Head - John Lemire

2014 Open House Information

The Hurricanes are very excited to announce the details of our Open House for the 2014 season.  This season marks the 60th Anniversary of the Hurricanes as a competitive drum and bugle corps and we are very excited to get underway. 

The Open House will take place on December 1, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT. 

You can RSVP on our Facebook event by clicking here!  We look forward to having you join us for this historic season, and please don't hesitate to contact us at for more information!

Hurricanes successfully complete the 2013 season, look towards the 60th Anniversary in 2014.

The Connecticut Hurricanes returned from Annapolis, MD and the 2013 DCA World Championships with a renewed sense of accomplishment and family.  After fighting through a season full of obstacles, the resilient 2013 Corps gave an emotional and high energy performance,  finishing 9th in the standings.  The Corps never gave up and never looked back as they worked extremely hard to bring their program to the field.  Congratulations to the 2013 Hurricanes!

2014 will bring a renewed sense of family and positive atmosphere to the Corps as we embark on our 60th Anniversary Season.  Stay tuned for information on Open House and Anniversary Events!


Donate to the 2014 New Truck Fund

Coming Events

Camp Weekend
Saturday, April 12, 2014
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
 (Report time is 8:30 AM)
Brass & Percussion
Seymour Recreation Center
20 Pine Street, Seymour, CT

Sunday, April 13, 2014
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
 (Report time is 8:30 AM)
Brass & Percussion
Seymour Recreation Center
20 Pine Street, Seymour, CT

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