Other Names:Spokane Thunder

Spokane, WA United States
Founded: 2004

Inactive Junior
Open Class
2004 The Awakening - Cloudsplitter Fanfare * Selection from Durufle Requiem * Magnificat * Sleep * Gloria  
2005 Traffic - Ride * Perthshire Majesty * Olympiada  
2006 306 77.375 Firestorm: Nature's Wrath and Rebirth - Paradiso (from The Divine Comedy) * Into the Storm * Prelude on a Hymn of Praise * Ballet Sacra  
2007 311 73.550 The 24-Hour Suite - Push  
2008 207 91.025 Antithesis - Antithesis  
2010 The Resurrection - The Resurrection  
2011 Dance Movements - Dance Movements  
2012 Reflections - Reflections  
2013 Rituals - Rituals  
2014 Our Generation - Our Generation * Roar  
2015 Lost Generation - Hello * Pocketful of Sunshine * Roar * Poem: Lost Generation  
2016 Vitrify - Heating Up * 1600 C * Fusion * Glass  
Position 200+ indicates Division II, Position 300+ indicates Division III, Position 400+ indicates Mini Corps.

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Spokane Thunder is a junior marching and maneuvering corps based in Spokane, Washington.

Legend has it that business partners Tony LeLateur and Ken Meredith decided to form a drum corps in western Washington in January, 2004. In late June of that same year, a 64-member corps fielded for exhibition, pulled from local band programs. In LeLateur's words, they not only brought a corps into existence, they brought it into the open in the same year.

From the corps' mission statement: "The mission of the [Spokane Drum Corps] Association is to develop musical skills and entertaining programs and a healthy, safe atmosphere for young people. Its members are not only given the very best instruction but also directed to know and practice values which support family, church, school and community. The Association hopes that these programs will grow and continue over the years and that they will embrace any young person in our area interested in learning and growing in the skills and values we espouse."

Drill teams are more popular than color guards in western Washington, so Thunder is waiting to develop a guard.

[DCW, 7/9/04, p.6;]

Members (16)

Member Name Section Years Involved
belfry, skylar trumpet 2004 to 2006
belfry, skylar Mellophone 2007
belfry, skylar Drum Major 2008
Butler, Michael Contra 2004 to 2006
Chambers, Pete Tenors 2007 to 2008
gilbert, kevin Baritone 2005 to 2006
Layman, James Drum Line 2004
Layman, James Drum Major 2005 to 2006
Reid, Aaron Mellophone 2005
Seiler, Samantha Contra 2012
Sieck, Katie Mellophone 2004
Thew, Ben Baritone 2004 to 2005
Thew, Ben Contra 2006
Thew, Brad Mellophone 2003 to 2004
Wheeler, Marty Trumpet 2005
Whitehead, Casey Mellophone 2004 to 2008
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