Spirit of Atlanta to Debut HALL OF FAME in 2016

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The inaugural Induction Ceremony takes place Saturday June 25, 2016.

Spirit of Atlanta Drum & Bugle Corps is proud to announce the formation of the Spirit of Atlanta Hall of Fame. Beginning in June, the corps will each year induct a select group of people who exemplify the best of our 40-year history. The Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be the formal enshrinement to honor their contributions to the Spirit organization over the years. We begin in 2016 with our inaugural Induction Ceremony Saturday evening, June 25 at Five Seasons Westside Restaurant and Brewery in Midtown Atlanta. The ceremony will feature a retrospective history of our corps, a keynote address by Drum Corps International’s Dan Potter, and the first inductees into of Hall of Fame. Expect plenty of surprises and special guests as well at this gala event.

To round out the exciting night, we present the Hall of Fame Celebration Concert featuring the Joe Gransden Big Band. This legendary group of world-class musicians will light up the Five Seasons outdoor event space with their powerful sound, including some famous Spirit of Atlanta melodies. Tickets for both events will go on sale Monday, May 2nd at 10am. There are a limited number of seats for the Induction Ceremony, which also includes the Celebration Concert.  Additional Concert-only tickets will also go on sale May 2nd.  As a fundraising event for the corps, all proceeds from the evening’s events directly benefit the current Spirit of Atlanta Drum & Bugle Corps.

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Joe Gransdens famous Big Band will be the feature entertainment at the Hall of Fame Celebration Concert

The Spirit of Atlanta Hall of Fame’s mission is to become a lasting legacy for the corps and its greatest contributors of all time. Beginning in the Fall of 2016, a nomination and voting process will be revealed which allows fans, alumni, and supporters to all have a voice in deciding each year who will be given this special honor. The Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony is designed to be an anchor event to coincide with other annual traditions like the Spirit of Atlanta Cookout and Preview show. Dubbed ”Homecoming Weekend,” there will be multiple events to bring our Spirit Family together each spring to celebrate the past and support the present of our baby blue corps.

The most important way you can show your support for Spirit of Atlanta and the new Hall of Fame is to become an event sponsor. You may download the sponsorship forms here, and choose which option is best for you. Some sponsorship levels also include tickets to both events, so our sponsors will be given the first opportunities to get their seats for this once-in-a-lifetime night of fan, family, and entertainment. You may also support the Hall of Fame by purchasing advertising in the event program to promote your business or simply show your support for the corps, the Hall of Fame, and our honorees each year.

 

 

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