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Critic: I warned drum corps executive about George Hopkins

April 13, 2018 GMT

By Staff

Fifteen years before nine women stepped forward to accuse drum corps leader George Hopkins of sexual abuse, a long-time critic says he warned the director of the activity’s governing body of questionable behavior by Hopkins, but was dismissed.

Stuart Evan Rice said in an interview this week that he told Dan Acheson, the executive director of Drum Corps International (DCI), in 2003 that there were rumors Hopkins had had sexual relations with a member of his corps, the Cadets.

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