NY Skyliners Welcome James Riley as Brass Caption Head

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The New York Skyliners are proud to welcome James Riley as Brass Caption Head for the 2008 season. James Riley is an active adjudicator and clinician for the USSBA, MAC, East Coast Judges Guild, Drum Corps Associates, and was the youngest examiner ever to be appointed to the Royal College of Examiners.

His marching experience includes the New York Skyliners and Star of Indiana. He has worked as program designer, music and marching clinician, and consultant for several area high schools and drum corps. He has also served as Manager, Coordinator, and Auditions Chair for both the Bergen County Music Educators and North Jersey Area Band.


Mr. Riley resides in Pompton Plains with his wife Kristin and son Liam, and is currently the Department Chair, Director of Bands, Musical Director, and varsity golf coach for Pequannock Township High School. He holds Bachelor of Music, Magna cum Laude, from the Hartt School of Music; Master of Music from SUNY Purchase; Artist Diploma from the Royal Conservatory of Music, Toronto; and a Master of Administration and Supervision from Montclair State University.

Mr. Riley noted, “I cannot wait to bring the New York Skyliners’ name back into the upper echelons of DCA competition. The concept behind the Skyliners’ 2008 “The Awakening” show is an inspiration because we have an opportunity for a whole new approach this season.“

Anyone interested in meeting Mr. Riley and becoming part of the 2008 “awakening” of the New York Skyliners, join us at the Skyliners’ Membership Day – October 14th, from 10:00 am to 3:00 .m. at the Dover American Legion Post #27 in Dover, New Jersey. For additional information, go to: http://www.nyskyliners.org or email Harry Eldridge, Sr. director [at] nyskyliners [dot] org?subject=Request%20from%20DCP%20News%20article

Posted by on Thursday, October 11th, 2007. Filed under DCA News.