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Florida Brass continues to grow, appoints Wilson to post

Florida Brass All-Alumni Senior Drum & Bugle Corps recently announced the appointment of John Wilson (former Yankee Rebels member) as business manager. The corps is less than one year old, organized last February.

Today the corps has grown into a respectable size and continues to expand at each rehearsal. It is called “all-alumni” because it includes individuals who have marched with corps across the country including the Sunrisers, Hawthorne Caballeros, St. Kevin’s Emerald Knights, Jacksonville Buccaneers, Air Force, Princemen, St. Vincent’s Cadets, Interstatesmen, Rochester Crusaders, Suncoast Sound, New York Skyliners, Archer-Epler Musketeers, Magic of Orlando, Southwind, St. Joseph’s of Batavia, the U.S. Marines and others.

The staff includes Roy Grant, coordinator; Terry Dowd and Lee Gebhardt, co-treasurers; Marty Angiulli, horn instructor; Walt Hardy, percussion instructor; Mark Daniels, guard visual instructor; and Marie Foley and Marty Angiulli, recruiting managers.

The corps is based at Florida Southern College in Lakeland and its membership covers the entire state of Florida, with one even hailing all the way from San Diego, CA. Rehearsals are held Sunday afternoons twice monthly.

Florida Brass will make its’ 2004 debut at the Festival of States Parade in St. Petersburg on April 10 and the corps is looking to add to their schedule. At the DCA Alumni Spectacular next Labor Day week, the corps will combine with the Syracuse Brigadiers Alumni.

For information, contact John Wilson at (954) 781-3827 or Roy Grant at (727) 501-1225.

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