Alumni Drum Corps Starting New Season

http://www.observertoday.com/life/community-news/2018/01/alumni-drum-corps-starting-new-season/

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The Alumni Drum Corps is getting ready for the 2018 season. “Rehearsals have been going very well,” WNY Alumni Drum and Bugle Corps, Inc. Director David Fridmann stated. “Our recruitment program has added 12 new horn players and 10 new drumline members.” This year the corps will be starting a working guard.

They have added Kelly Palmer, a veteran guard instructor, to handle all the guard duties. Jon Fridmann will again serve as the horn instructor and arranger. On percussion, Jack Kujawa, along with drum sergeant Dave Fridmann, will handle all the percussion assignments.

Corps co-business manager Jack Kujawa added, “I can’t believe the sound that we’re getting from our horn line and drumline. This year’s corps should bring smiles on a lot of faces. We’re looking for a few more horn players. Our drumline is just about full. We could use one or two more quad drummers and another bass drummer, and then we’ll be out of drums — a good problem to have. We still have a lot of winter rehearsals left to learn the music so the sooner you join, the better!” If interested in joining the Alumni family, contact Jack at 410-2682 in the Dunkirk area or Carl Vullo at 665-3822 in the Jamestown area.

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2018 New rehearsal location and time

https://wnydrumcorps.wordpress.com/rehearsal-schedule/

WNY Alumni Drum and Bugle Corps begins rehearsing on Tuesdays at the Dunkirk Elk’s Club.
New location: Elk’s Lodge #922, 428 Central Ave. Dunkirk, NY
Tuesday Jan. 9th 7-9 Full Corps
Tuesday Jan. 23rd 7-9 Full Corps
Tuesday Feb. 13th 7-9 Full Corps
Tuesday Feb. 27th 7-9 Full Corps
Tuesday Mar. 13th 7-9 Full Corps
Tuesday Mar. 20th 7-9 Full Corps
Tuesday Mar. 27th 7-9 Full Corps
Tuesday April 3rd 7-9 Full Corps
Tuesday April 10th 7-9 Full Corps
Tuesday April 17th 7-9 Full Corps
Tuesday April 24th 7-9 Full Corps
Tuesday May 1st 7-9 Full Corps
Tuesday May 8th 7-9 Full Corps
Tuesday May 15th 7-9 Full Corps
Tuesday May 22nd 7-9 Full Corps

WNY Alumni Drum and Bugle Corps Rehearsals Begin for 2018 Season

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Our first rehearsal will be Thursday, Nov. 2nd 7-9 PM at American Legion Post 62 in Dunkirk. Old and new members welcome! If you would like to play a horn or drum or march in the guard, please come to our first meeting! If you have any questions, call our business managers: Co-business manager: Jack Kujawa (716) 410-2682
Co-business manager: Carl Vullo (716) 450-2926

Cassadaga Labor Day Schedule

The WNY Alumni Drum and Bugle Corps will be marching in the Cassadaga Labor Day Parade today!

http://www.cassadaganewyork.org

LABOR DAY ACTIVITIES
SATURDAY SEPT 2ND
ARTS AND CRAFTS AT AMES COMMON
PARADE AT 4PM
DUCKY DERBY AT 5 PM
FREE CONCERT AT FLOATING STATE AT 6 

 SUNDAY SEPT. 3RD
FARMERS MARKET 12:30-3:30 PM
BICYCLE DICE RUN AT REGISTRATION AT
BEACHACH AT 12:30
BOAT PARADE AT 3:30
MARUADER STEEL DRUM BAND AT 4-5 PM
LIGHT UP THE LAKES WITH FLARES AT 9

Southwestern Association of Volunteer Firemen’s Convention activities coming to Westfield

http://www.observertoday.com/news/local-region/2013/07/southwestern-association-of-volunteer-firemen-s-convention-activities-coming-to-westfield/

Observer JUL 29, 2013
WESTFIELD – Time is drawing near for the Southwestern Association of Volunteer Firemen’s annual convention. Preparations are being finalized for all of the coming events, as fire departments and companies from the four counties of Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua and Erie prepare to make their way to Westfield.

The convention will begin Wednesday, as firefighters and EMS personnel arrive to set up their dugouts at the various properties.

The first community activity will be Wednesday the “Kick-Off Dinner” to get the convention under way. This will be held at the fire hall from 4 to 7 p.m. This steak and potato dinner is also open to the public. Contact a Westfield Fire Department member for the $10 pre-sale tickets; the cost is $12 at the door.

A memorial service for firefighters from all four counties who have passed away throughout the previous year will be held on Friday morning in the auditorium of the Westfield School. This service is also open to the public and will begin at 9 a.m.

The Comic Parade, formerly known as the Grotesque Parade, will begin at 7 p.m. on Aug. 2. Rules have been changed recently by the SwAVF so this should be enjoyed by all as a family-friendly event. The parade will start on Cottage Street and end at the fire hall. Comic Parade awards will be announced at 8:30, followed by a dance at 9 p.m. with music provided by Kool Toonz.

The culmination of the convention is the Grand Parade on Aug. 3 at 3 p.m. The parade will begin at the Westfield School and end up at the fire hall, with awards being presented at 7:30 p.m.