2022 Organizational Meeting

Hello!

I am writing to everyone to let you know we have just confirmed that we will be able to use the Elks Lodge again this year for rehearsals and meetings, so we are having an organizational meeting this coming Tuesday, the 29th of March at the Elks Lodge in Dunkirk at 7PM.

Anyone who is interested is welcome! At this time, it’s still unclear how the season will unfold and if we have enough members to participate in parades so come to the meeting if you can! That should help us determine how to proceed.

At this time we are hoping to have 4 rehearsals leading up to the Memorial Day Parade in Dunkirk. April 19th, 26th, May 10thand 24th and the Parade on the 30th. Other offers are coming in and it seems like many of the places that we have marched before will be having parades again this year.

Hope to see you there!

Dave Fridmann

Rehearsal July 13, 2021

Hi everyone!

We’re happy to announce now that there has been enough time for all of our members to be fully vaccinated, we are ready to get together and rehearse once again! We will be meeting at the Elks Lodge in Dunkirk on Tuesday, July 13th at 7PM.

See you soon!
Dave Fridmann

2020 Season Cancellation Due to COVID-19

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Fredonia Farm Festival Parade 2019

The WNY Alumni Drum and Bugle Corps regret to announce we are cancelling our 2020 parade season.  In the face of this global pandemic the most responsible thing to do for the safety of our members is simply not be in close proximity to each other or the public.  Reports from parade organizers are that they are cancelling their events to comply with social distancing guidelines and the Corps board agrees that it is necessary that we also follow these guidelines until such time as we have a way to combat this virus in a way that does not threaten the health of our members.  

There are some undeniable truths about bugles.  We are pushing as much air from our lungs around as we can!  This is definitely a problem regarding the spread of COVID-19.

In the meantime, we hope to engage with Corps members remotely throughout the summer and try to keep our spirits and our chops up so that whenever we can perform again we will be ready to go.  Anyone interested in contacting the Corps can reach us at wnyalumni@gmail.com.  

Thank you and stay safe.  We hope to make music and perform in local parades with you all again soon!

WNY Alumni Drum and Bugle Corps Board

 

WNY Alumni Drum and Bugle Corps seeks new members

https://www.observertoday.com/news/local-region/2020/02/wny-alumni-drum-and-bugle-corps-seeks-new-members/

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The WNY Alumni Drum and Bugle Corps has begun preparing for their 2020 season. This includes adding a new song, “Copacabana” to the repertoire which includes “Hang ‘Em High/Mag 7,” “New York, New York,” “America,”“Gonna Fly Now,” “Sunrise Lady” and “Elk’s Parade.” The corps is always looking for new members. If you’re a current horn player or drummer you can bring your playing to the next level by playing in the drum corps. The corps is free to participate in. Jack Kujawa, corps advisor, stated, “This corps is so much fun to be around and the talent is incredible. This is the perfect time to join because you have a lot of time to learn the music.” Dave Fridmann will again serve as corps director. Dave also works with the drum line and is the drum sergeant. The horn instructor/arranger position is again in the capable hands of Jonathon Fridmann and Mateo Mendez. Friends and family members are welcome to all corps functions. If interested, email wnyalumni@gmail.com. You don’t want to miss out on this great opportunity!

WNY Alumni Drum and Bugle Corps readies for 2019 season

http://www.observertoday.com/news/local-region/2019/05/wny-alumni-drum-and-bugle-corps-readies-for-2019-season/

MAY 1, 2019

The WNY Alumni Drum and Bugle Corps has been preparing for the 2019 season with regular rehearsals at the Elks lodge on Central Avenue since January this year.

Continuing the long tradition of Drum Corps in the area, The WNY Alumni Drum and Bugle Corps is a corps that has members of all ages and experience who are interested in having fun, marching in parades, and making music.

Dave Fridmann, Corps Director, offered his overview of this year’s corps, “We’ve been growing little by little for over the past few years. This year’s corps has really solidified as a unit. Our retention has created a consistency in our performance that has not been possible in the past.” he stated. “Our sound and musicality are on a new level that we have never been able to achieve before.”

The group is seeking new members to be part of the alumni family. The next practice is May 7, from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at the Elks Lodge, 428 Central Ave., Dunkirk, and the first parade is Memorial Day in Dunkirk. If interested, contact the corps at wnyalumni@gmail.com

Have fun this summer. Join today!

2019 Winter/Spring Rehearsal Schedule

Announcing our 2019 Winter/Spring Rehearsal Schedule! Our first rehearsal will be Tuesday, January 15th 7:30-9PM at the Elks Club in Dunkirk. Looking forward to a great year!
https://wnydrumcorps.wordpress.com/rehearsal-schedule/

2019 Rehearsal Schedule
schedule subject to change
Tuesday, January 15th 7:30-9PM
Tuesday, January 29th 7:30-9PM
Tuesday, February 12th 7:30-9PM
Tuesday, February 26th 7:30-9PM
Tuesday, March 12th 7:30-9PM
Tuesday, March 26th 7:30-9PM
Tuesday, April 9th 7:30-9PM
Tuesday, April 23rd 7:30-9PM
Tuesday, May 7th 7:30-9PM
Tuesday, May 14th 7:30-9PM
Tuesday, May 21st 7:30-9PM
Monday, May 27th Memorial Day SEASON BEGINS!!!

Location: Elk’s Lodge #922, 428 Central Ave. Dunkirk, NY