Heat Wave

Tampa Bay, FL United States
Founded: 2014

Active Junior
Open Class

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The Heat Wave of Florida Drum and Bugle Corps is an Open Class competitive junior drum and bugle corps based in Inverness, Florida.

In June 2014, Lou Labetti, Dik Beulow, Jon Otero and Benny Pisani decided to start a new drum and bugle corps in west central Florida. They formed an organization and began acquiring instruments and doing those many things needed for starting up any new venture.

On May 5, 2015, following a period of evaluation of the unit's finances, staffing, and tour plans by Drum Corps International's staff, Heat Wave was one of three corps that were added to the list of competing Open Class corps and was added to DCI's summer schedule for two shows in Alabama and Georgia.

In 2016, Heat Wave performed in seven DCI competitions in Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, and Florida. In 2017, the corps competed in five DCI competitions with one other rained out.

For 2018, Heat Wave of Florida attended the DCI World Championships in Indiana for the first time.

The 2020 season was cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The corps was also inactive for the non-competitive 2021 season but returned to the field for the 2022 season.

[Heat Wave of Florida; Drum Corps International]

Members (21)

Member Name Section Years Involved
Akinola, Akorede Trumpet 2015
Barnes, Sara Color Guard 2014 to 2015
Boniface, Dylan Mellophone 2014 to 2015
Brady, Seth Color Guard 2014 to 2015
Corcoran, Madelyn Trumpet 2015
DiMarzio, Christian Bass Line 2015
DuBose, Kaleb Mellophone 2015
Fox, Taylor Drumline 2014 to 2015
Knack , Ryan Trumpet 2014 to 2015
Kukuk, Danial Tenor Line 2015
Kukuk, Danial Snare Line 2016 to 2017
Lukasik, Tyler Baritone 2014 to 2015
Marsh, Micah Baritone 2014 to 2017
Milazzo, Mary Colorguard 2015
Montalto, Anthony Trumpet 2015 to 2017
Nigro, Danny Trumpet 2014 to 2015
Pinchback, Jordon Drum Major 2014 to 2015
Pisani, Ben Executive Director 2014 to 2015
rowe, laura baritone 2014 to 2015
Shanks, Dylan Snare Line 2015
Towell, Carson Front Ensemble 2014 to 2015
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