June 30, 2023

It is our honor to announce the newest addition to the Albert LaFlamme Memorial Hall of Fame – Richard Rigolini.

When you think of the Spartans for the last 25 years you immediately think of Richie who, as the Corps Director, was key to our success, legacy, and growth.

Since 1994, under his caring and careful leadership, the Spartans have captured an unprecedented number of world championships and major awards.

  • 6 DCI Open Class World Championships Gold Medals; 2 Silver Medals, and 4 Bronze Medals
  • 25 Caption awards including 10 Color Guard, 6 High GE, 6 High Visual, 2 Percussion and 1 brass award

Most importantly, Richie expertly ushered the Spartans through difficult times during the last 25 years while the Drum Corps activity changed dramatically.

Richie was all about the member experience and our values of Respect, Responsibility, and Commitment.  He worked hard to instill those values in thousands of kids over the last 25 years.  His leadership helped create and maintain educational and performance opportunities for New England’s young people to experience Drum Corps.  He has retired from the Director’s role, but his legacy will live on well into the future.  We can’t thank you enough Richie!

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