WNY Alumni Drum and Bugle Corps, Inc. holds banquet


October 26, 2015
Observer Today
The WNY Alumni Drum and Bugle Corps, Inc. recently held its second annual banquet at the Kosciuszko Club. Entertainment was provided by the Alumni Drum Corps, which played a concert for family, friends and guests. Patrons from the bar, as well as caterers, also enjoyed the concert.
Corps Director, Robert Teclaw, thanked all the members and their families for their support throughout the season. Teclaw gave special thanks to Jack Kujawa, Corps Business Manager, for keeping the corps business going in his absence.
Corps member, Carl Vullo, expressed appreciation for the younger members of the group, “As older members, we feel like we’re here to help the younger members but in fact they are helping us and they do it with respect.”
This year’s brass instructor and music arranger is Jonathon Fridmann of Fredonia.
Kujawa said, “I can’t begin to tell you how much talent this young man has; he’s amazing.”
Drums will be taught by Kujawa.
The Corps starts its new season Thursday, November 5 at 7 to 9 p.m. The group will rehearse at American Legion Post 62, 211 Central Avenue, Dunkirk.
Members and new members should attend this rehearsal. The group will be learning new music.
For more information, contact Kujawa at 410-2682 or P.O. Box 565, Dunkirk. The group invites members of the public to be a part of the adventure.



New rehearsal dates, new location

2016 Winter/Spring Rehearsals
Thursday, November 5, 2015 7-9 PM
Thursday, December 17, 2015 7-9 PM
Thursday, January 7, 2016 7-9 PM
Tentative Spring Dates:
Sunday, February 7, 2016 2:30-4:30 PM
Sunday, March 6, 2016 2:30-4:30 PM
Sunday, April 3, 2016 2:30-4:30 PM
Sunday, April 17, 2016 2:30-4:30 PM
NEW LOCATION: American Legion Post 62, Central Ave, Dunkirk NY

Updates on the rehearsal page: https://wnydrumcorps.wordpress.com/rehearsal-schedule/

WNY Alumni Drum Corps

August 5, 2015
Observer Today


Members of the WNY Alumni Drum Corps are pictured after participating in the General Pulaski Day Parade in Cheektowaga. Honorary Grand Marshal Loretta Swit, who played Major Margaret “Hot Lips” Houlihan on the television series “M*A*S*H,” helped lead off the WNY’s annual Pulaski Day Parade honoring Revolutionary War hero Casimir Pulaski. Some of the Corps members got to see Loretta in person. The Alumni Corps has a very active schedule this year with seven parades left this season. Anyone interested in marching this season can call Jack at 410-2682 for more information. The corps will next perform at the Southwestern Firemen’s Convention in Lakeshore on Aug. 8. The corps thanks all its friends and fans who helped make this year even better.


Memorial Day Parade Info

The Dunkirk Joint Veterans Council is holding the annual Memorial Day services and parade on May 25, 2015 in the City of Dunkirk. Services will begin at about 10 a.m. in Memorial Park with the parade to start at approximately 11 a.m. The parade will follow its usual route, heading east from the park on Lake Shore Drive to Central Avenue, then south on Central to Fifth Street, then heading east on Fifth Street and disbands at Washington Park. Most city blocks adjacent to the parade route may be barricaded and closed for the parade. Please be observant for changing traffic patterns.

In case of inclement weather, the Parade will be postponed for up to one hour. Should rain continue, Memorial Day Services will be held at the American Legion, Post 62, Central Ave, Dunkirk, NY.

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Rehearsal and Parade Dates 2015

We have added several dates to the rehearsal schedule which can be found in the menu or linked here:


As we confirm parades they will also be added to the page in the menu or linked here:


Our first parade will be Monday, May 25th at the Dunkirk Memorial Day Parade.