Heat Wave

Orlando, FL United States
Founded: 1992

Inactive Senior
YearPositionScoreTheme/Songs
1997 202 70.600 "A Summer Day in Florida" - Heat Wave * On and On * Surfin Safari * Wipe Out * Jaws * I Dream of Jeannie Theme * Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me  
1998 201 74.400 Tropical Heat Wave * Con Los Anos Que Me Quedan * Fanfara * Florida Medley: Fins/Flipper, Jaws, I Dream of Jeannie * Fins * Theme from Flipper * Jaws * Theme (from I Dream of Jeannnie) * Don't Let the Sun Go Down On Me  
1999 202 69.300 Songs in the Keys of Florida - Melancholy Serenade * Kokomo * Cheeseburger in Paradise * Volcano * Fins * Here We Are * Oye  
2000 11 74.200 "Postcards From Florida" - Here Comes The Sun * Fever * Cheeseburgers & Drumsticks In The Pool Of Paradise * Reach * Oye  
2001 202 78.600 "Miami……Then And Now" - Danza Ritual Del Fuego * Rhythm of Our World (from Hot House) * Oye * MSM & Gloria  
2002 202 77.700 "The Music of Santana" - (Da Le) Yaleo * Black Magic Woman * Evil Ways * Jing-Go-Lo-Ba * Smooth  
2003 201 75.963 "Midnight Tango" - Morocco * Mas Que Nada * Egyptian Danza * Pais Tropical  
2004 204 73.500 "A Night Of Carnaval" - Carnaval * Samba Brazil * Girl from Ipanema * Este Noche * Santo Santo  
2005 205 71.288 Time from Dark Side of the Moon * Commencement * 3x3x2x2x2 = 72 * Take Five Tito * Artistry in Percussion * As Time Goes By (from Casablanca) * The Time Warp (from Rocky Horror Picture Show)  
2006 "Jazz Cubano – The Music of Stan Kenton and Chuck Mangione" - El Congo Valiente (from Cuban Fire Suite) * Recuerdos (from Cuban Fire Suite) * Quien Sabe (Who Knows) from Cuban Fire Suite * El Gato Triste  
2007 “Danza de la Corazon” - Quensabe Los Suertas de Los Tontos (from Cuban Fire Suite) * El Congo Valiente (from Cuban Fire Suite) * Recuerdos (from Cuban Fire Suite) * Celebration Suite  
Position 200+ indicates Division II, Position 300+ indicates Division III, Position 400+ indicates Mini Corps.
Heat Wave, formed in 1992, is a senior marching and maneuvering drum corps based in Orlando, Florida.

The corps colors are orange, blue, and white.

In 2002, Heat Wave finished second in Class A DCA competition, with a score of 77.20. The group moved on to become champions of Class A in 2003.

The group appeared in a commercial for the Ontario (Canada) Lotto Commission in 2004 after catching the eye of the film's producer in the Citrus Bowl Parade the previous December. (A Canadian commercial was set in Orlando to pique viewers' imagination about what a Canadian winner might do with his Lotto windfall.)

Escaping a hurricane roaring that was drenching Orlando, Heat Wave took 17th place at DCA Prelims. Their Brazilian-themes show was called 'A Night Of Carnaval.'

[A History of Drum & Bugle Corps, 2002; DCW, 6/18/04, p.15]

Members (36)

Member Name Section Years Involved
(Kline) Sinatra, Karen soprano 1999
armstrong, john baritone 1999
Barrett, Tommy Color Guard - Rifle 2001
Barrett, Tommy Honor Guard Captain 2002
Berry, Douglas American Flag 2001
Berry, Eric Soprano 2 2001 to 2002
Blackmon, David Baritone 2002
DeBoard, Christopher Guard 2004 to 2005
Frazier, Grant Trumpet 2005 to 2007
Freedman, Benjamin Percussion 2003 to 2004
Gillespie, Jim Mello 1997 to 2002
Gillespie, Jim Mellophone 1997 to 2003
Hall, Keith Brass Caption Head 2002 to 2003
Hall, Keith Staff 2003 to 2005
Johns, Brian Contra 1997
Johnson, John Soprano/DM 2000
Kulinski Jr, Vic Snare/DM/Instructor/Director 1992 to 2002
Kuzma, GM Alto 2000 to 2001
Labetti, Lou Contra 2003 to 2006
McBurney, David Baritone 1992 to 2002
mcswain, lamar 9all star corps-citrus bowl parade)soprano 1999 to 2001
Pisani, Ben Precussion/Bass 2001 to 2002
Rosa, Jonathan Mellophone 2004
Saidi, Marwan Contra 2004
Saidi, Marwan Contra 2004
scala, jason gaurd and pit 1998 to 2001
Schaumann, Derek Drumline 1994 to 1996
Serkin, Jeremy Soprano 1993 to 1994
Simpson, Steven Baritone 2003
Smith, Dave Drumline 1992
Smith, Robert Soprano 2001 to 2004
Smith, Robert Soprano 2002 to 2004
smith, steve Snare, Pit 2001
Trask, Charlie Baritone 1989 to 1990
Trask, Charlie Color Guard 1991 to 1992
Walch, Chris Contra 2004

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