Skyliners Dedicate 2007 Season To Sean Holton

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The New York Skyliners will dedicate their 2007 season and show, "Murder in Manhattan" to Sean Holton, a life-long Skyliner, who passed away suddenly on Monday, January 29th at the age of forty. Sean Holton was born into the New York Skyliner family. His father, Gerard "Bob" Holton, who has dedicated over 40 years to the Skyliners, was a past Director of the corps and current president of the Board of Trustees. Sean’s mother, Carol Holton, is also a member of the Board of Trustees of the Skyliners.

Sean marched in the Skyliners with his sister, Stacey and brother, Jeff. His long-standing dedication and passion for the New York Skyliners earned him a Lifetime membership in the Skyliners Organization, and in 2001 he was inducted into the World Drum Corps Hall of Fame as an Associate Member. Sean was best known as an accomplished, entertaining and passionate pit performer. He was a member of the 1993 DCA championship I&E pit ensemble, and was Assistant Director for most of the 2000’s.

Anyone looking on Drum Corps Planet will see how Sean expanded his drum corps family to corps across the country – both DCA and DCI – along with many local bands, and how his passing has touched people around the world. Sean also introduced his wife, Patti, to the world of drum corps and the New York Skyliners.

"Sean has been the biggest supporter of the "Murder in Manhattan" show, and the New York Skyliners intend to bring it loud and proud for him. Stand back for the chain reaction . . . this show will be nuclear!" according to N.Y. Skyliner Executive Director, Harry Eldridge, Sr.

Go to our website, or contact Harry Eldridge, Sr. at skydirector07 [at] verizon [dot] net for more information.

Posted by on Monday, February 12th, 2007. Filed under DCA News.