Skyliners Alumni Announce First 2010 Rehearsal

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Riding the tide of the successful performance by the Skyliners Alumni Mini Corps performance earlier this month at DCA’s I&E in Rochester NY, the New York Skyliners Alumni Corps is pleased to announce the first rehearsal for its upcoming 2010 season – Sunday Oct 18 at noon.

Although a formal announcement of the entire 2010 music program, staff, admin team, etc, will occur next month (so stay tuned), nevertheless just too whet the appetite, the corps is excited about their plans to retain a portion of the high energy and crowd pleasing mini corps program – the Skyliners 1970 Fanfare/Opener followed by their 1974 OTL – “Gee, Officer Krupke” (from Leonard Bernstein’s West Side Story). The “new” music will be available at the season opening rehearsal.

The corps is also actively recruiting members for and has openings in all sections – brass, percussion, keyboard, and honor guard. This year, a concerted effort is underway to field a full-fledged, color guard. The program will be under the direction of Janis Quinn. Anyone with any interest in this regard is encouraged to contact our director and/or come meet us at our first rehearsal.

Perspective members can also come out and meet/see the Skyliners Alumni Corps in person on Sat Oct 10 at 5pm, as we perform at the “Music under the Bridge” show, sponsored by the Brooklyn United Drum & Bugle Corps, to be held at Kingsborough Community College, Brooklyn NY. Our scheduled performance time is 8:15pm. See their website for more details:

The Skyliners Alumni is an all age corps organized in 1994 and will be celebrating its 17 year. As a by-product of the famous NY Skyliners Drum & Bugle Corps, its purpose is to provide an outlet for those wishing to continue participating in the activity without the rigorous and demanding schedule often found in competing units. The corps strives to entertain crowds wherever it performs and primarily does a combination of parades and indoor/outdoor exhibitions, while adhering to a twice a month rehearsal schedule. The corps is sponsored by and affiliated with AL Post 1523 Staten Island NY and VFW Post 2867 Garfield NJ.

The first rehearsal for the upcoming season will be held Sunday Oct 18 at 12 noon at the BENDA-ROEHRICH VFW POST 2867, 340 Outwater Lane, Garfield NJ, 07026 (973) 546-9790.

If interested, please feel free to stop down at this or any rehearsal or contact the corps director Ray Priester at: raypriester [at] earthlink [dot] net

For more information, complete rehearsal/performance schedule, corps history, pictures and audio/video of the corps, please visit our website at:

Posted by on Wednesday, September 30th, 2009. Filed under DCA News.