Connecticut Hurricanes

Seymour, CT United States
Founded: 1932

Active Senior
YearPositionScoreTheme/Songs
1958 Stormy Weather (from Stormy Weather) * Rain * Basin Street Blues * Muskrat Ramble * Tropical Heat Wave * I'll Never Smile Again  
1959 Stormy Weather (from Stormy Weather) * Rain * Battle Hymn of the Republic * Autumn Leaves * A Foggy Day * Tropical Heat Wave  
1960 (Repertoire not available)  
1961 The Ten Commandments * Battle Hymn of the Republic * It Ain't Necessarily So (from Porgy and Bess) * The Magnificent Seven * They Call the Wind Maria (from Paint Your Wagon)  
1962 The Ten Commandments * They Call the Wind Maria (from Paint Your Wagon) * Battle Hymn of the Republic * I Got Plenty of Nothin' (from Porgy and Bess) * It Ain't Necessarily So (from Porgy and Bess) * The Magnificent Seven * Maria (from West Side Story) * Tonight (from West Side Story) * Till the Clouds Roll By  
1963 Mutiny on the Bounty * Tonight (from West Side Story) * Battle Hymn of the Republic * I Got Plenty of Nothin' (from Porgy and Bess) * It Ain't Necessarily So (from Porgy and Bess) * The Magnificent Seven * Bill Bailey * Love Look Away (from Flower Drum Song)  
1964 The Man I Love * Hello, Dolly * Under the Double Eagle * Tropical Heat Wave * The Magnificent Seven * Caravan * Bill Bailey  
1965 2 84.360 The Man I Love * Zing Went The Strings Of My Heart * Under the Double Eagle * Tropical Heat Wave * The Magnificent Seven * Caravan * Bill Bailey * Rhapsody in Blue  
1966 2 84.400 Inka Dinka Doo * You Gotta Start Off Each Day With A Song * Just One Of Those Songs * National Emblem March * Of Thee I Sing (from Of Thee I Sing) * Heat Wave * The Magnificent Seven * Caravan * Bill Bailey * Just One Of Those Songs  
1967 1 85.583 You Gotta Start Off Each Day With A Song * Just One Of Those Songs * Under the Double Eagle * National Emblem March * America I Love You * Rhapsody in Blue * Fiddler On the Roof * Return Of The Magnificent Seven  
1968 6 78.450 The Man I Love * Step to the Rear (from How Now, Dow Jones) * Hallelujah Chorus * Rhapsody in Blue * Fiddler On the Roof * The Magnificent Seven * Stormy Weather (from Stormy Weather)  
1969 1 79.475 Les Preludes Overture * Queen of Sheba March * Hallelujah Chorus * Rhapsody in Blue * Walk on the Wild Side * Hang 'Em High * The Magnificent Seven * Also Spracht Zarathustra (from 2001: A Space Odyssey)  
1970 3 80.950 If My Friends Could See Me Now (from Sweet Charity) * I'm a Brass Band (from Sweet Charity) * Stars and Stripes Forever * Walk on the Wild Side * Hang 'Em High * The Magnificent Seven * Also Sprach Zarathustra  
1971 4 87.925 If My Friends Could See Me Now (from Sweet Charity) * I'm a Brass Band (from Sweet Charity) * Stars and Stripes Forever * Malaguena * Hallelujah Chorus * They Call the Wind Maria (from Paint Your Wagon) * Hang 'em High * The Magnificent Seven * Also Spracht Zarathustra (from 2001: A Space Odyssey)  
1972 5 88.200 Fanfare for the New * Fiddler on the Roof * Malaguena * The Impossible Dream (from Man of La Mancha) * America the Beautiful * Rule Britannia * La Marseillaise * Fanfare for the Common Man * The Impossible Dream (from Man of La Mancha) * Hang 'em High * The Magnificent Seven * Also Spracht Zarathustra (from 2001: A Space Odyssey)  
1973 3 85.300 Entry of the Gladiators (aka Thunder and Blazes) * Ballyhoo March * Barnum and Bailey's Favorite * The Billboard March * Theme from Shaft * Rhapsody in Blue * Journey for Peace * America the Beautiful * Rule Britannia * La Marseillaise * Fanfare for the Common Man * The Impossible Dream (from Man of La Mancha) * What the World Needs Now * Hang 'Em High * Magnificent Seven Suite * The Billboard March  
1974 6 66.700 Stormy Weather (from Stormy Weather) * Don't Rain on My Parade (from Funny Girl) * Rat Tat Tat * Margie * Entry of the Gladiators (aka Thunder and Blazes) * Ballyhoo March * Barnum and Bailey's Favorite * The Billboard March * The Way We Were * Tropical Heat Wave * They Call the Wind Maria (from Paint Your Wagon) * The Magnificent Seven * Stormy Weather (from Stormy Weather)  
1975 4 86.980 I Got Rhythm (from Girl Crazy) * Walk on the Wild Side * Hallelujah Chorus * Jesus Christ Superstar * Hang 'Em High * The Magnificent Seven * Entry of the Gladiators (aka Thunder and Blazes) * Ballyhoo March * Barnum and Bailey's Favorite * The Billboard March * My Way  
1976 6 79.950 I Got Rhythm (from Girl Crazy) * Ease on Down the Road (from The Wiz) * Tropical Heat Wave * Hallelujah Chorus * Yankee Doodle * Stars and Stripes Forever  
1977 8 78.650 Light Cavalry Overture * Watch Closely Now (from A Star is Born) * Mighty High * Stormy Weather (from Stormy Weather) * Oklahoma Crude * Velvet Green * Nadia's Theme * The Magnificent Seven  
1978 5 82.800 Cantina Band (from Star Wars) * Main Title (from Star Wars) * Throne Room (from Star Wars) * Antares, the Star * Princess Leia's Theme (from Star Wars) * Sanctus (from The Mass) * Agnus Dei (from The Mass) * Chorale Almighty Father (from The Mass) * Offertory (from The Mass) * Saturday Night Fever Medley * Salsation * My Way * The Magnificent Seven  
1979 5 78.650 Children of Sanchez * Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band * Got To Get You Into My Life * Nowhere Man * Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band * My Way * The Magnificent Seven  
1980 3 86.350 Les Preludes Overture * Queen of Sheba March * Swing, Swing, Swing (from 1941) * Spirit of America Medley * The Magnificent Seven  
1981 1 89.650 Les Preludes Overture * Queen of Sheba March * Swing, Swing, Swing (from 1941) * Salute to Freedom * Devil Went Down to Georgia * It's My Turn * The Magnificent Seven  
1982 3 87.650 Rustic Wedding Overture * Moonlight Serenade * Swing, Swing, Swing (from 1941) * Salute to Freedom * Let It Be Me * The Magnificent Seven  
1983 7 82.200 Overture (from Swan Lake) * Rustic Wedding March * Swing, Swing, Swing (from 1941) * Hallelujah Chorus * Memory (from Cats) * The Magnificent Seven  
1984 6 83.250 Meadowland * Pictures at an Exhibition * Gumbie Cats (from Cats) * Rhapsody in Blue * The Magnificent Seven  
1985 9 74.050 Olympic Fanfare * Imagination * Don't Leave Me * I Loved These Days * Magnificent Seven Suite  
1986 12 73.400 Concerto to End All Concertos * Catavento * Return Of The Magnificent Seven * They Call the Wind Maria (from Paint Your Wagon) * The Greatest Love of All * Magnificent Seven Suite  
1987 10 82.640 Theme (from An American Tail) * Market Street * Begin the Beguine * They Call the Wind Maria (from Paint Your Wagon) * The Magnificent Seven  
1988 9 81.040 Magnificent Seven Suite * Requiem for the Masses * Platoon * America the Beautiful * Market Place * Begin the Beguine * Try to Remember (from The Fantasticks) * The Way We Were * The Magnificent Seven  
1989 11 82.000 Bugle Call Rag * Willowcrest * Maria (from West Side Story) * Somewhere (from West Side Story) * Something's Coming (from West Side Story) * The Magnificent Seven * Hang 'em High * The Magnificent Seven  
1990 10 85.900 Night on Bald Mountain * Pictures at an Exhibition * Swing Street * Cleanin' Up the Town * Wind Beneath My Wings * The Magnificent Seven  
1991 5 90.500 Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered (from Pal Joey) * That Old Black Magic * Omulu * Symphonie Fantastique  
1992 4 93.200 Gospel John * Make His Praise Glorious * Pour On the Power * Amazing Grace * Maybe God is Tryin to Tell You Something  
1993 5 91.200 "Ben Hur" - Theme (from Ben Hur) * Prologue (from Ben Hur) * Adoration of the Magi (from Ben Hur) * The Rowing of the Galley Slaves (from Ben Hur) * The Naval Battle (from Ben Hur) * Chorale (from Ben Hur) * Finale (from Ben Hur)  
1994 5 89.900 "Ben Hur" - Theme (from Ben Hur) * Prologue (from Ben Hur) * Adoration of the Magi (from Ben Hur) * Rowing of the Galley Slaves (from Ben Hur) * Naval Battle (from Ben Hur) * Finale (from Ben Hur)  
1995 5 90.600 Stormy Weather (from Stormy Weather) * Rhapsody in Blue * Concerto in F * They Call the Wind Maria (from Paint Your Wagon) * The Magnificent Seven  
1996 9 84.000 To Die For (from The Lion King) * Hippo Attack (from Congo) * Bail Out (from Congo) * Omulu * Medley (from The Lion King)  
1997 6 87.600 Sophisticated Lady * It Don't Mean a Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing * Caravan * Autumn Leaves * The Magnificent Seven  
1998 7 87.700 Baroque Samba * Stella by Starlight * Swing, Swing, Swing (from 1941)  
1999 6 90.100 "Vision Of The American West" - Magnificent Seven Suite * Hang 'Em High  
2000 6 91.300 "Celtic Pride: Music from Far and Away" - The Land Race (from Far And Away) * Greensleeves * Fantasia on the Dargason (from Second Suite in F) * Joseph and Shannon (from Far And Away) * Blowing Off Steam -drum solo (from Far And Away) * Finale (from Far And Away)  
2001 10 85.100 You Are My Sunshine (jazz version) * Stormy Weather (from Stormy Weather) * Hurricane (drum solo) * Come In from the Rain * Over the Rainbow (from The Wizard of Oz)  
2002 8 88.000 "A Tribute to American Composers" - Fanfare for the Common Man * Symphony #3, Mvt. 3 * Agnus Dei (from Adagio For Strings) * Ballet Sacra  
2003 11 84.300 Godzilla Eats Las Vegas * Viva Las Vegas * I Dream of Jeannie Theme * The Magnificent Seven * Bacchanale (from Samson and Delilah) * I'll Be Seeing You * Heartbreak Hotel  
2004 9 84.475 The Hurcs 50th Anniversary Celebration : The Magnificent 50 - Rhapsody in Blue * Make His Praise Glorious * The Storm  
2005 10 84.425 The Year It All began - Frankie Machine (from The Man With The Golden Arm) * To Kill A Mockingbird  
2006 7 86.738 Jesus Christ Superstar - Heaven on Their Minds (from Jesus Christ Superstar) * Everything's Alright (from Jesus Christ Superstar) * Jesus Must Die (from Jesus Christ Superstar) * Trial Before Pilate (from Jesus Christ Superstar) * John Nineteen Forty One (from Jesus Christ Superstar) * Superstar (from Jesus Christ Superstar)  
2007 7 92.488 "The Music of Leonard Bernstein" - On The Waterfront * Mambo (from West Side Story) * Make Our Garden grow (from Candide) * Overture to Candide  
2008 4 94.913 Journey West - Billy The Kid * Shenandoah * They Call the Wind Maria (from Paint Your Wagon) * Hoedown (from Rodeo) * The Magnificent Seven  
2009 4 95.838 “The Gold Rush” - Gates of Gold: Call of the Mountain * Theme from Can-Can * The Red Pony * Grover's Corners (from Our Town) * Silverado  
2010 4 95.338 Heaven Sent - Gloria * Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee * God Said (from Bernstein's Mass) * Before the Throne of God Above * Gloria  
2011 4 94.350 Gershwin: Old, New, and Blue - Porgy and Bess * Concerto in F * Rhapsody in Blue * But Not For Me * Fascinating Rhythm  
2012 4 93.180 Blokes and Birds - Rule Britannia * Downtown * Georgy Girl * Windy * First Suite in E-Flat * Greensleeves * Water Music * Major Modern General (drum solo) * Crown Imperial * The Windmills of Your Mind * Fantasia on the Dargason (from Second Suite in F) * Turn, Turn * God Save the Queen * A Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra  
2013 9 84.850 Rage Against The Machine - Enter The Machine * The Machine (from the Fifth Symphony * Mechanical Love (from Bicentennial Man) * Sam at the Lake (from Transformers) * Revenge of the Fallen * Flynn Lives (from Tron Legacy) * My Name is Lincoln (from The Island)  
2014 8 87.350 Always Greener - The Promise of Living (from Tender Land) * They Call the Wind Maria (from Paint Your Wagon) * Children's Dance (from Merry Mount Suite) * Make Our Garden grow (from Candide) * The Magnificent Seven  
2015 10 83.800 After Hours - Sing Sing Sing * Since I Don't Have You * Nutville * Harlem Nocturne * Jump Jive an' Wail  
2016 13 82.250 Freedom - Amazing Grace * Freedom * Nelle Tue Mani (from The Gladiator) * Freedom Trilogy  
2017 13 79.780 Porgy & Bess - My Man's Gone Now (from Porgy and Bess) * Summertime (from Porgy and Bess) * Bess, You Is My Woman Now (from Porgy and Bess) * It Ain't Necessarily So (from Porgy and Bess) * Oh, Lord, I'm On My Way (from Porgy and Bess)  
2018 Clash at Olympus - Original Music  
Position 200+ indicates Division II, Position 300+ indicates Division III, Position 400+ indicates Mini Corps.
The roots of the Connecticut Hurricanes organization traces to 1932. Though it’s not known exactly who initiated the birth of Derby’s John H Collins Post Fife Drum & Bugle Corps, we do know that the initial members, comprised of veterans of WW1 as well as a few local guys, were perhaps looking for an escape from the depths of the Great Depression. Their venture quickly gained in popularity, so much so that in a few short years they’d become the premier marching musical unit in the region! By 1937 they’d earned enough money to outfit the Corps in snappy Cadet inspired uniforms…they not only played the part, they now looked the part! This early corps enjoyed great fun and lasting friendships that was highlighted by many years of travelling to the American Legion National Convention’s representing the Collins Post. 

Following WWII the competitive drum & bugle corps activity quickly gained in popularity and spread far and wide. With many members returning from the military, coupled with a large influx of youth, the Collins Post boys began itching to get into the fray! The transformation was slow, but sure….by 1949 the fifes were gone and as the calendar flipped to 1955 the Corps was preparing for their first season of competition. Since 1951 the corps had unofficially been known as the Hurricanes, but towards the close of their inaugural season of competition, in the wake of two vicious storms that pounded Connecticut, the Corps formally adopted the name they’d become attached to …they were now “The Connecticut Hurricanes.”  

The first couple of years brought mixed results, but the tenacity that would become a hallmark of the Hurricanes soon took hold. They embraced the challenge of the learning curve and by the 1960’s they’d become a dominant force in the Northeastern Circuit. In 1963 they were instrumental in forming a new circuit and thus became charter members of the newly formed Drum Corps Associates. In 1964 the Hurricanes captured the coveted World Open Championship Title…They had arrived!...In ten short years they’d become one of the elite corps on the senior scene!

In the years and decades that followed, the Hurricanes rose to fabulous heights, having garnered every major title available, including three DCA titles. The Hurricanes have also weathered their share of lows, but by tapping the inherent pride and determination of their heritage, the long green line perpetuates. True to their heritage, the Connecticut Hurricanes are preparing and anxiously looking forward to future competition seasons, and true to their history, their aspirations to be in the hunt for the DCA Championship Title remains an ongoing quest….2018 marks the 88th consecutive year of continuous operation for the Hurricane organization.

Those original members of 1932 would certainly be amazed if they could see today’s Hurricanes. It’s certain they’d appreciate and be proud of how their little neighborhood corps has evolved into Connecticut’s pre-eminent unit in the Marching/Musical Arts activity. The co-ed, All-Age Hurricanes is essentially a youth organization, with approximately 88% of their membership comprised of high school and college students. This nearly ninety year odyssey of the Hurricanes has been fueled by thousands of members through the years, all enjoying the fellowship, competitive spirit, focus towards excellence, tradition and an enduring legacy fraught with the lasting memories that make the Hurricanes what they are……The Pride of  Connecticut!

Please visit the Hurricanes history page to read the official detailed history.

[Submitted by John Fisher, corps historian, Jan 2018]

Members (56)

Member Name Section Years Involved
BOLL, SUE Hornline 1978 to 1981; 2000 to 2003
Boll, Sue lead soprano 1977 to 1980
Boll, Sue mellophone 2000 to 2002
Boll, Sue DCA WORLD CHAMPION HONOR GUARD 2006 to 2007
Brown, Joey Contra 2000 to 2001
Cataudella, Vinny Soprano 2002 to 2005
Chagnon, Pat Hornline 2000
Chagnon, Pat Drum Major 2001
Corcoran, Kathy guard 1995 to 1997
Covington, James Baritone 2003
Covington, James Trumpet 2007
Curran Sr., John soprano/baritone 1974 to 2002
D'Andrea II, Anthony Percussion 1997 to 2004; 2009; 2012
D'Andrea II, Anthony Staff 2010
D'Andrea, Anthony Drumline 1997 to 2004
Del Conte Jr, Thomas Trumpet/Mello 2014 to 2016
Dohn, Chuck drums 1996 to 1998
Dressler, Wendy Drum Major 1994 to 1995
Fallon, Carol Ann Soprano 1979 to 1982; 1985 to 1989
Fallon, Ray Arranger/Brass Instructor 1978 to 1983; 1985 to 1989
Ferris, Gary Baritone 1975
Ferris, Gary Baritone, xylophone 1977 to 1978
Forte, Brian Color Guard 2002 to 2003
Gherlone, Kevin Drum Major, Brass Technician 1977
Hetzer, Elliot tenor line 1997 to 2000
JENSEN, SANDRA HONOR GUARD 2006 to 2007
Kulinski Jr, Vic Snare/Quads/DM/Director 1974 to 1989
Lockwood, Vi Honor guard 2001 to 2007
Maloney, George Drum Major - Marching staff 1984 to 1998
McCarthy, Daniel Soprano/ Mellophone 1971; 1973 to 1976; 1981; 1983 to 1988; 1993 to 1999; 2003
McCollum, David Horn Line 2018
McLaughlin, Phyllis drumline, cymbols 1988
Mulla, Jonathan Baritone 1999
Ponzo, Frank Brass Instructor 1993
Ruot, Alan (Al) Soprano 1967 to 1969
Saunders, Bill Baritone 1961; 1964 to 1976
Scudder, Buddy Mellophone 2004 to 2007
Sederquist, Howard Baritone 1974 to 1975
Sherwood, Michael Drum 1975 to 1977
Smith, Gary Mellophone 2000
Socha, Kate Drum Major 2005 to 2007
Spall, "Sarge" Contra Bass 1965 to 1968
Steiner , Fred Lead Baritone 1982 to 1989
Tarbay, Valerie Mellophone 2005 to 2006
Unger, Daniel Rack 2015 to 2016
Van Deusen, Neal Soprano 1972 to 1976
Vincoli, Matt Baritone 2015 to 2016
Waterhouse, Robert Baritone 2000
White, Tony Guard, Rifle Line 1974
bonnette, suzanne soprano/melophone 1999 to 2001
cameron, bobby baritone 1999
mastronunzio, andrew cymbals 1999
mastronunzio, andrew tenor 2000
mycek, mike Drumline 1974 to 1975
rondyke, mark baritone 1985 to 1988
rondyke, mark baritone 1985

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