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Announcing the 2019 Vanguard Hall of Fame Class
- Posted by:Michael Gaines
- On February-12-2019
Vanguard Music and Performing Arts is honored to announce our 2019 Hall of Fame Inductees. Please join us in welcoming Marilyn Modesitt, George Brown, and Terry Maurer! These three notable individuals join the 26 previously inducted Vanguard Hall of Fame members, including Vanguard greats like Myron Rosander, Fred Sanford, and our Corps founder, Gail R. Royer.
We hope you will join us in congratulating these worthy inductees and their families at this year’s Birthday Brunch on Saturday, March 16 at the Vanguard Hall. You can get your tickets to the event here!
As a charter member, Marilyn helped shape the Santa Clara Vanguard from a simple parade corps to World Champions. She marched in the color guard from 1967 to 1973, and upon aging out, joined the educational staff where she taught alongside fellow Vanguard Hall of Fame members Dan Smith and Pete Emmons until 1975. In those early days when SCV was new and struggling to make a name for itself, Marilyn instrumental to ensuring that the corps would rise to the top. In recent years she continues to be involved within the organization as a volunteer and member of the 2017 SCV Alumni Corps.
Ever since he joined the SCV Mellophone section in 1980, George has consistently dedicated much of his life to the Vanguard organization. He aged out in 1984, took a few years off, then returned on staff from 1988 through 1994. In 1995 George became Director of the Vanguard Cadets where his attention to detail and passion helped raise the corps to exceptional heights. For many years he worked tirelessly to improve the lives of the Cadet Corps members, both on and off the field. George also served as Tour Director of the A-Corps in the late 2000s and is a co-founding member of the Vanguard Alumni Association.
Vanguard would not be the organization it is today if it wasn’t for the amazing support from outstanding volunteers like Terry. First recruited by Gail Royer to come drive for SCV in the early 1990s, he has been a mainstay on the Vanguard Fleet Team ever since. Terry has played an integral role in the design, purchase, maintenance, and management of our fleet, and is always on hand to help solve a tricky problem or save the day. Most recently, he has been heavily involved with the design of our new Miss Amana and served on the Board of Directors from 2011 to 2018. Terry’s commitment to Vanguard, and to the drum corps activity as a whole, will be cherished and remembered for years to come!