Hall of Fame – Class of 2019

Spirit of Atlanta and the Hall of Fame Committee are proud to announce the inductees for the 2019 class of the Spirit of Atlanta Hall of Fame.

Please join us on Saturday May 18th to honor the new inductees, enjoy a memorable evening with friends, and support Spirit of Atlanta.

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Sal Salas: Visual/Design Staff 1983-1990, Consultant 1995, Program Coordinator 2017-Present

Sal set in motion a number of things that made the mid 1980’s some of Spirit of Atlanta’s most successful years. More than anything, the team he helped assemble made Spirit’s Colorguard a national force, claiming two DCI Guard titles in 1985 and 1987. His return to the present corps and role in reviving the corps’ competitive design is even more evidence of his impact to Spirit of Atlanta.

 

 

Tam Easterwood: Staff, Management 1983 – 1987, 1990

Tam was a vital part of the team that brought innovation to Spirit of Atlanta’s guard and visual programs, and his work helped Spirit of Atlanta win its only official caption titles: High Guard trophies in 1985 and 1987. He fostered a new level of achievement for the corps, and contributed to the design of some of Spirit of Atlanta’s most famous shows of all time.

 

 

Mark & Nora Whisenant: Marching Members 1977 – 1981, Volunteers, 1981 – Present

No household has been more supportive of Spirit of Atlanta during the corps’ 42-year history. Through numerous “regime changes,” and the recurring highs and lows that Spirit experienced, the Whisenants were there with one single goal: The best interest of the marching members. They have been active in many key areas including everything from driving busses (Mark), managing souvenir operations (Both), serving on boards of both the corps and alumni association (Nora), and countless other important and thankless tasks. The Whisenants embody the lifetime bond many feel with Spirit of Atlanta.

 

Will Campbell: Member 1999-2003, Staff 2004-2010, 2016

Will Campbell was one of the most constant and consistent figures in the Spirit of Atlanta percussion family of all time. Spanning a number of directors and caption heads, Will was active and beloved season after season in his role as an instructor from 2004-2016. There are few staff members in Spirit’s history with more years of service than Will Campbell.

 

 


This year’s voting was our highest turnout ever, with a well-deserving group of finalists.  We salute all of our other finalists including Dr. Todd Snead, Tommy Maddox, Kassi Gulliford, and Tommy Whitten.  Thank you to everyone who who voted and who have been avid supporters of the Hall of Fame project.

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