There is a lot of history behind our name and our foundation. The 27th Lancers Drum & Bugle Corps was founded in 1967 by George Bonfiglio. Having no sponsorship backing and succeeding only on true grit, perseverance, will power and a sense of purpose, George and his wife Patsy championed their vision of producing a drum & bugle corps which had grown to national acclaim.
The 27th Lancers were guests on the Mike Douglas Show, the subject of a PBS documentary, the topic of WBZ Boston Evening Magazine and the pinnacle of achievement performing at the opening and closing ceremonies of the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, NY. These accomplishments did not come easy. George’s diligence, hard work, persistence and dedication were his foundation for making great things happen…….and they did!
It is with his spirit that this Foundation was born. George has since passed away, but his energy, devotion, commitment and enthusiasm lives in this Foundation. His children have founded this Foundation in his honor.