Heat Wave of Florida

Inverness, FL United States
Founded: 2014

Active Junior
Open Class

CORPS Photos

Heat wave Of Florida was founded in June of 2014 to fill the need for a DCI Drum and Bugle corps in Florida. Lou Labetti (former Skyliner and Bridgemen alumni, Dik Beulow, Jon Otero and Benny Pisani decided to meet the challenge by forming a new start up Corps, and chose the name Heat Wave Of Florida to honor the history of Drum corps in Florida.

Within the first 8 months, the corps had purchased 29 Bb horns, and they were off. Of course, there was much controversy in how things were to be done, and many changes in the administration, but they overcame the hurdles involved. Heat Wave Of Florida received their approval from DCI to compete as an open class corps in April 2015, and prepared for their inaugural shows in Opelika, Alabama, and Atlanta Georgia.

Yes, there once again IS a DCI Drum and Bugle Corps in Florida, hopefully for many years to come.

[submitted by
Benny Pisani
Executive Director
Heat Wave Of Florida
July 2015]

Members (19)

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
Lukasik, Tyler Baritone 2014 to 2015
Milazzo, Mary Colorguard 2015
Montalto, Anthony Trumpet 2015
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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