John Curran, widely known throughout the drum corps world as “Cupcakes,” came to the Hurricanes in 1974….the beginning of a long association with the Corps that includes 30 years of marching in the horn line and beyond. Cake’s performed for a number of years as a lead soprano as well as a lead baritone; it was just a matter of where he was needed most. In addition, he has operated the booster table, served as truck driver and as Quartermaster. John was honored as “Hurricane of the Year” for 1976. Following his playing career, he became a marching tech. for the Corps.
John’s drum corps involvement dates to his childhood in the Boston area, having marched with such corps as St. Kevin’s Emerald Knights, Cambridge Caballeros, the Princemen as well as the Boston Renegades. He has designed drill and instructed several high school color guards and bands and has been a staff member of World Guard International (WGI) since 1979. Since his retirement from active competition Cakes has played with numerous alumni corps.
John is a member of the Massachusetts Drum Corps Hall of Fame, the Buglers Hall of Fame and is an associate member of the World Drum Corps Hall of Fame.
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