Nov 292013

It is with heavy hearts that we report that the Glassmen Drum & Bugle Corps Board of Directors has filed for bankruptcy protection. We, the Glassmen Alumni Association Board of Directors, support their decision and feel that it was a necessary step to manage the corps’ debt.

We would like all of the alumni, volunteers and fans to know that this action will not deter us from our mission to preserve the history of our corps, and ensure the continued legacy of our corps within the drum corps community. We would like to share with you some of the steps we are taking.

The Glassmen Alumni Association, which was formed a year ago and was incorporated in Ohio in December, has filed to become a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. This will open up many more opportunities for the future of our organization, which include the ability to accept donations, available as a tax write-off.

The Alumni board has worked with the Glassmen Board of Directors to secure our archives and other historical memorabilia. We have taken possession of these items and intend to store and preserve them.

We will continue planning events and other activities through our Alumni Ambassadors, for alumni and all of our extended Glassmen family.

We feel that continuing these efforts will be beneficial to the Glassmen legacy, as well as helping our work toward once again having an active junior drum and bugle corps on the field.

We have formed an exploratory committee and will be reaching out to others who have expressed interest in helping us as we begin the process of bringing back the Experience of a Lifetime in the form of a new drum & bugle corps. You can expect more information and opportunities to help with this endeavor as we move forward.

We will soon launch our new website,, which will serve as a site for all Glassmen family members to meet, exchange ideas, and continue the legacy. You can keep up to date with our efforts now via Facebook. To connect with Glassmen alumni, staff, volunteers and fans, join our Facebook group at To get updates in your newsfeed, follow our Facebook page at

Although this is a sad time, work is already well underway to bring back the music and pageantry that is the Glassmen Experience. Our goal will remain to support the past Glassmen performers and keep continuing our Legacy at the forefront of everything we do.

Please do not hesitate to contact members of our board. Visit for our contact information.

Please look for an invitation to join us for an open informational meeting to be scheduled in the coming weeks.

Jamison Eige, President
on behalf of the Glassmen Alumni Association Board of Directors

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 Posted by at 10:25 AM
Apr 152013

Please join the Glassmen Alumni Association Board of Directors in welcoming Kim Nash as interim events coordinator. Kim was a member of the Glassmen Color Guard from 1997 to 1999 and performed with the 2000 Glassmen Winter Guard.

Kim will plan and organize events for Glassmen alumni and oversee alumni ambassador projects, among other duties. Her years of volunteer experience with the Boy Scouts and previous work with GAA efforts will be valuable to the board as alumni initiatives progress.

If you are interested in serving as an alumni ambassador in your area or have event ideas, Kim can be reached at

 Posted by at 12:17 PM