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BOSTON CRUSADERS HALL OF FAME

The Boston Crusaders Hall of Fame is reserved to those individuals who have made a significant, impactful and sustained contribution as a marching member, teacher, creative designer, administrator, or volunteer. For many Hall of Famers it is a combination of service to the organization.

Nominations and Letters of Support must be submitted through the website. The forms are linked at the bottom of the page. Prior to the nomination process – please review the eligibility and criteria below.

ELIGIBILITY

Candidates must meet the following requirements in order to be eligible for Enshrinement into the Boston Crusaders Hall of Fame:

  • Member: A member must be fully retired for four full seasons before being eligible for Enshrinement. He/she may then be considered for Enshrinement in the fifth year of retirement. The Screening Committee may waive this requirement under extraordinary circumstances.

  • Staff or Administrator: A staff member or administrator must be either fully retired for four full seasons or, if still an active, that person will then be considered for Enshrinement in the sixth year. The Screening Committee may waive this requirement under extraordinary circumstances.

  • Contributor: A person is eligible for Enshrinement as a contributor at any time for significant contributions to the Crusaders. What constitutes a “significant contribution” shall be determined by the Screening Committee, along with all required support.

CRITERIA

To be considered for membership into the BACHOF, a nominee must:

  1. Have demonstrated a significant, impactful and sustained contribution to the Boston Crusaders.

  2. This contribution should have made a direct impact on the direction of the organization or its members.

  3. The contribution should be reflective of the core values of the Boston Crusaders.

  4. The nominee should be in good standing with the Boston Crusaders/Inspire Arts and Music.

NOMINATION PROCESS

A completed nomination form procured from the Boston Crusaders Hall of Fame (hereafter BACHOF) shall be submitted to the Boston Crusaders organization. All nominees with completed nomination forms (one nomination and 3 additional letters of support) are presented to the Screening Committee for review. All nominations and letters in support must be submitted through the form documents provided below.

SCREENING COMMITTEE

The Screening Committees will review and select individual nominees (Finalists) to be reviewed and voted upon for Enshrinement by the BACHOF Members.. The Screening Committee consists of nine voting members; In order to advance to the Hall of Fame members, a nominee must receive a minimum number of affirmative votes from the respective Screening Committee. The Nominee, with all supporting documents, shall be presented to the BACHOF Members for voting.

If a nominee receives zero affirmative votes for three consecutive years, that nominee’s candidacy is suspended for five years after which time he/she may again be reviewed by the appropriate Screening Committee. There is no limitation on the number of years a nominee may be considered for Enshrinement by a Screening Committee provided that the nominee receives at least one affirmative vote in any given three-year period.

The Screening Committees may put forth a maximum number of Finalists to the Hall of Fame Members.

ENSHRINEMENT

When presented with a nomination from the screening committee (having secured at least 7 of the 9 screening committee votes), the BACHOF members shall have access to all of the supporting documents, and cast a vote in the affirmative or abstain from voting on any nominee.

For Enshrinement into the BACHOF, a nominee must secure a super majority affirmative vote from the BCHOF membership.

NOMINATE

Ready to Nominate an eligible candidate? You may complete the nomination form but it will not be considered until the letters in support are complete and received. You may nominate and then ask those in support of your nominee to complete the form through the website OR send them the form link to complete. Letters in support must come in through the form document provided (no separate letters, emails or attachments)

NOMINATION FORM

LETTER IN SUPPORT OF NOMINEE FORM


2020 HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES

Dan “Sully” Sullivan (’74-’77; staff & volunteer)
Eric Rosen (’66-’69; Staff/Arranger)
Jen Gold (’86-’90; Board of Directors)
Kevin Thebado (’73-’76; staff & volunteer)
The Kelley Family
Dot Wynne (In Memory)
Don Whitman (In Memory)

Honorary Boston Crusaders:

Donna Monte
Karen McGee
Marty McGee


PAST HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES

2019
Jim Centorino 1967-1971
Rich Gobbi 1959-1965
Rita Marshall 1972-1973
Lee Wells-Smith 1980-1982
Ginny Pitts Commander1973-1976

Honorary Boston Crusaders:

John Stark
Jay Kennedy

2018
George Day
Jack Donovan
Kim Mitchell
Scott Williamson

Honorary Boston Crusaders:

Ryan George
Rick Woodall

2017
Tammy Fallon
Irene Foley
John Gaffney
Jay McMahon
Clare Reed
Dave Surface

Honorary Boston Crusaders:

Karen Dillard
Philip Costa

And:

Honoring the Valiants Junior Drum and Bugle Corps, Hyde Park, MA

2016
Tom Santino
Tom Spataro
Ken Flanagan

2015
Michael Cahill
Daniel Dwan
John Lee

2014
Carl Mayer
Paul Debassio
Paul Ward

2013
Tom Crowne
Richard Carlevale
Gerry Dolan
Recognition of the 1983 Boston Crusaders

2012
Tom Lizotte
Bob Bedard
Jim Lyons
John Lyons

2011
Jack Laselva
Ed McCabe
Ricky Woodall
Recognizing the Most Precious Blood Cavaliers, Most Precious Blood Crusaders and 1965 Crusaders

2010
Jim and Ann Hughes
Jason W. Maxner
Jerry Noonan
Ed Rooney
Recognizing the 2000 Boston Crusaders

2009
Recognizing the 1979 and 1999 Boston Crusaders

2008
George Bevilacqua
Paul Byrne
Steve Cirillo
Wayne and Alyce Hayden
John Montgomery
Helen Taylor
Recognizing the 1957/1958 Hyde Park Crusaders

2007
Steve Dolley
Bob Griffin
Pat LaSelva
Chris Raichle
Recognizing the 1967 Boston Crusaders

2006
Paul Bush
Neil Connolly
Bob Devlin
Joseph P. Kennedy
Patty Marshall Stine
Howard Weinstein
Recognizing the 1973 Boston Crusaders

2005
Tony DiCarlo
Paul & Nancy Gowern
Dan & Melissa Greer
Paul Palange
Jim Stokinger

2004
James P. Cronin
David F. Simon
James ‘G’ Watts

2003
Ed Denon
Gerry Shellmer
Neal Smith
Daniel Pitts
Joseph Ricci

2002
William L. Binford
Paul J. Pitts
Donato J. Rinaldi
Michael J. Woodall

2001
Father Connolly
Joseph Whitman
Joseph and Felcia Dowling
Anthony J. Smith