Hilliard Discussion Past Scholars

Mr. Dan Acheson | 2018 Hilliard Discussion Scholar

Mr. Dan Acheson | 2018 Hilliard Discussion Scholar

Mr. Dan Acheson

Executive Director/CEO, Drum Corps International

Getting in Step with the Largest Team on Campus

The drum corps resume of Dan Acheson is a long list of accomplishments, from his marching days with the Queen City Cadets and Madison Scouts, to his services as a judge and instructor for bands and corps. 

Acheson became the executive director of the Glassmen Drum and Bugle Corp in 1985. For 10 years he successfully spearheaded the development of the organization’s deep community roots and guided the corps to great success on the national competitive stage. During his service to the Glassmen, Acheson was tapped to serve as chairman of the DCI Board of Directors in 1995 and was later that year selected to lead DCI as executive director and CEO. Mr. Acheson was inducted into the Drum Corps International Hall of Fame in 2008.

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