There are countless moving parts within a drum corps that combine to make marching music magic under the stadium lights every summer. The foundation of those organizations lies in a dedicated core of volunteers who help keep all of those pieces moving.  Drum Corps International’s Volunteer of the Year awards recognize some of the most devoted and hardworking individuals in all of Marching Music’s Major League.

We are very proud to announce that our very own Santa Clara Vanguard Alumni and longtime volunteer, Stephenie Hebert, has been honored with a 2018 DCI Volunteer of the Year award alongside Scott Rhebergern of The Cavaliers and Jim Williams of Carolina Crown.

With roots as a charter member of the Santa Clara Vanguard in 1967, Stephenie Hebert has been a pivotal volunteer of the Vanguard organization since 1983. Her impact has been felt from nearly every side of the organization, as she has spent time working on the food truck, sewing uniforms, selling merchandise, and a variety of other important administrative tasks.

“It has been a joy to work with Stephenie serving on the Vanguard Music and Performing Arts Board,” said VMAPA Executive Director, Charles Frost. “She always has a smile on her face and volunteers year round in the office, with every program, and even spends time on tour helping with sewing and making sure the Vanguard Experience is the best it can be.”

Stephenie is currently serving as the secretary of the Vanguard Music and Performing Arts’ Board of Directors and has been instrumental in shaping the future of the organization.

Following the selection process administered by Drum Corps International’s Friends of DCI program, the 2018 recipients of this honor will be recognized this August during the DCI World Championship Semifinals in Indianapolis.

Click here to read the full article from DCI.org.