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Johnny Glynn, aka “the Redhead" was a player as solid as they come, playing lead in the Hurc soprano line for twenty three years. Red'’s interest in music began in grade school, St. Aedan'’s, were he learned to play the clarinet for the school band. Upon exposure to the St. Aedan'’s sponsored drum corps, the Emerald Cadets, the clarinet quickly became a memory and his lifelong passion for drum corps was born. He played with St. Aedan’'s from 1965 through 1970 under the auspices of the likes of Joe Genero, Art Hlywa and Pepe Notaro. In 1971, at age 15, John became a Hurricane, embarking on a career that would see him as a featured soloist many times. He marched from ’'71 through '’85 and after missing a year played from ’'87 through '’95. Always the model citizen, the Redhead was honored as such with the “Hurricane of the Year” award in 1990.
In addition to his on field contributions, John mentored the soprano line as an instructor for several years. He also sat on the Board of Directors from 1988 through 1993 and has again joined the board beginning the 2010 season.
Curt Golder began his marching career with a small local group in northwest Connecticut, …The Roxbury Strutters. He was so enthralled by the experience that he couldn'’t wait to join the Hurricanes and finally found his way to Shelton at the tender age of 15. Curt was fortunate in that he marched for 22 years…, a tenure far longer than the average, and he was an exemplary Hurc for all of those years. He wore many hats throughout his distinguished career, among them; lead soprano, a featured soloist, assistant drum major and an instructor who was an inspiration to all those around him. Curt was named “Hurricane of the Year” in 1975 and is one of five Hurricanes, (along with Fisher, Olderman, Chop and LaBonte), to have marched in three DCA championship years. Curt would never accept any thing but the best effort from himself, and that’'s exactly what he delivered..….for every one of those 22 years!
John Gore*, affectionately known as “Igor” came to the Hurricanes with the renowned “Boston crew” in 1973. He proved to be a disciplined and excellent performer, playing in the mellophone line for an amazing 23 years (1973-1995). True to his commitment, Igor commuted from Boston for those 23 years and was steady and relentless in his pursuit of perfection, quietly inspiring those around him by example.
John’'s interest in drum corps began in his youth when he joined the Assumption Corps of East Boston. He would later play with the Cambridge Caballeros and then the Renegades of Boston before becoming a Hurricane. In the wake of his Hurc career, Igor continued participating, on a less demanding level, with Boston area corps on the alumni scene, playing with such corps as the 27th Lancers, the Light Brigade, St. Kevin's Emerald Knights and the Legends of Drum Corps from Malden, Mass. In addition to playing, John also taught marching to organizations such as Oliver Ames HS from Easton, Mass. and Stoughton HS from Stoughton, Mass. as well as several winter guards. John is also a member of the Massachusetts Drum Corps Hall of Fame.