Click Photo Below for Don's Video at the St Joseph Patron Cadet/St Ritas Brassmen 1995 Reunion

   Biography: Don Friesing


Don was a Judge with the " Long Island Circuit", "Greater New York Circuit", " Northeastern Circuit" and "DCA" (Drum Corps Associates).

            Don participated at founding meeting and organization along with drum corps staff of "DCA" on Nov. 24, 1963.At Archer Epler Post Upper Darby, Pa. Representing the Connecticut Hurricanes.

            Don is a member of the World Drum Corps "Hall of Fame", inducted September 1, 2001.

Don Friesing marched with the following corps…

Joseph B. Garity Post Ridgewood, N.Y. 1939-42
Pheobe Hearst New York, N.Y. 1943-44
U.S. Navy 1945-46
Skyliners New York, N.Y. 1947-54
Sons of Liberty Brooklyn, N.Y. 1956-61

Drum Instructor and Arranger for the following Corps…

(Partial List)

Corps' Name Location Years Horn Instruct.

Polish National Alliance Maspeth, N. Y. 1955-58 Al Beyer
Rae Post Yonkers, N.Y. 57-59 Bob Bunce
St. Rocco's Newark, N, J 59-60 Bill Hayes
St. Joseph's Patron Cadets Brooklyn, N.Y. 62-65 Hy Dreitzer
Our Lady of Loretto Brooklyn, N.Y. 59-62 Joe Genero
Babylon Islanders Babylon, N.Y. 63-67 Hy Dreitzer
Connecticut Hurricanes Ansonia, Conn. 60-66 Joe Genero
Regimentals Farmingdale, N.Y. 61-62 Hy Dreitzer
Ballantine Brewers Newark, N.J. 62-63 Joe Genero
St. Ignatius All Girls Hicksville, N.Y. 65-72 Hy Dreitzer
Criterions Kingston, N.Y. 61-64 Joe Genero
Ambassadors Newburgh, N.Y. 61-64 Hy Dreitzer
Skyliners N.Y., N.Y. 53 (6mos) Jim Donnelly / Bill Hayes


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