Frank Dorritie
Frank was inducted into The World Drum Corps Hall of Fame on Saturday, September 4, 2004 at the Hilton Scranton Hotel and Conference Center, 100 Adams Avenue, Scranton, Pennsylvania. Please read this article written by Tom Lizotte from the Summer, 2004 issue of The Masters of the Marching Arts.

Frank joined the Sunrisers in the winter of '62, along with several other former members of St. Catherine's Queensmen, including Ted Sasso and Billy Cobham. He played lead soprano through the '73 season, and was principal brass arranger/instructor '71-'73. He has instructed and/or arranged for the Garfield Cadets, Bridgemen, Blue Devils, Madison Scouts, Cavaliers, Santa Clara Vanguard, 27th Lancers and Bluecoats, as well as the Hurricanes and Westshoremen, and numerous other corps and bands.

Since 1977, Frank has worked as an audio producer with artists such as Wynton and Branford Marsalis, Dave Brubeck, Tito Puente, the National cast of Phantom of the Opera, and others.

Nine of his recordings have recieved Grammy nominations and two of these, "La Onda Va Bien", with Cal Tjader, and "New York Scene", with Art Blakey, have won Grammy Awards in the Latin and Jazz categories, respectively.

Frank has been a music consultant for Fox Television, and teaches college courses in audio production. He is grateful to the Sunrisers, and John Sasso in particular, for providing his musical foundation.


 

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