Richard Mann, former drum instructor, passed away July 10, 2020

Richard J. Mann

Richard J. Mann, 80, of Manchester, NH, passed away July 10, 2020, after a brief illness.

Richard was a drum instructor for the Manchester, NH-based Muchachos Drum & Bugle Corps in the late 1960's and was a member of the "Friends & Alumni of the Muchachos Drum and Bugle Corps" Facebook page.

From a former member of the Muchachos Jr. Corps: "Dick Mann was probably the last of the 'original' Muchachos staff under Gerry Dionne and my very first drum instructor with the junior corps. He stood a bit over 6 ft plus and I was very green and probably at 10 years old not really ready for 'prime time' with the 'big guys' in the Muchachos. Needless to say Dick had me 'shaking in my sombrero' for a few seasons in my early Muchachos career."

For funeral arrangements and the full obituary, read more here.

Added: July 15, 2020

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Updated: February 7, 2020


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The Muchachos Inc., parent organization of the Muchachos Drum & Bugle Corps, announces the continuation of the Muchachos Inc. Scholarship Awards Program. Under the Program, two (2) $500 scholarships, one to be known as "The Gerry Dionne Memorial Scholarship", and the other as "The Dick Jarvis Scholarship", will be awarded to eligible student members from the current year Corps. Students enrolled in the Corps on or after October 1st of the previous calendar year (The DCI year) are eligible.

Applicants must be accepted or enrolled in a two-year or four-year program and the funds must be used for school-related expenses, such as tuition, books, lab fees, housing, etc. For this scholarship program, first-time applicants must have the endorsement of their school's Guidance Counselor on their application, attesting that their grades are a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Students may reapply for the scholarships in succeeding years if membership in the Muchachos Drum and Bugle Corps is maintained and a copy of the latest transcript is submitted.

Recipients will be selected by The Muchachos Inc. Scholarship Committee and scholarships will be awarded on or about July 15th each year, whenever the closest Drum & Bugle Corps rehearsal or event occurs.

Completed applications, as well as any questions, can be submitted to

Submission deadline: Saturday, June 1, 2020
Applications received after June 1st will not be accepted.

Download the initial scholarship application (PDF)

Download the renewal scholarship application (PDF)

Download the complete scholarship program information (PDF)

Updated: February 7, 2020


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