Each year the Winter Guard International (WGI) Hall of Fame Committee accepts nominations for individuals who have been influential and prominent in their contributions to the advancement of winter guard.
This years WGI Hall of Fame Inductee is Neil Larrivee.
After a successful decade of high school directing that began in 1985, Larrivee decided that his band at King Phillip High School needed to set their sights higher and worked toward their 1996 WGI debut.
King Phillip won three silver awards in 1997, 98, and 2001 and a gold award in 2000 under Larrivee’s direction.
After leaving King Phillip for Dartmouth High, Larrivee led the band in winning consecutive medals for five years in a row from 2004 to 2009.
Larrivee also served as the Pit Director for the Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps and has been a supporter of percussion performance and WGI partner for many years.
With these being just a handful of the many highlights in Larrivee’s career it’s obvious as to why he is a Hall of Fame inductee.
For more information on the WGI Hall of Fame Induction ceremony, please visit the WGI website
Source: WGI 2016 Hall of Fame Inductee
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