Skyliners Alumni Release 2010 Performance Schedule

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The Skyliners Alumni Drum and Bugle corps is anxiously awaiting this weekend in order to unveil the 2010 visual program. The inaugural and not to be missed performance is coming this coming Sat, in Wayne NJ followed additional tri-state performances in NJ, CT and NY.

Our complete outdoor, summer exhibition schedule is as follows:

  • Sat July 10 at the 46th Annual Drum Corps Grand Prix in Wayne NJ, sponsored by the Hawthorne Caballeros
  • Sat July 17 at the Tournament of Stars in Bayonne NJ, sponsored by the Bayonne Bridgemen
  • Sat Aug 28 at Fanfare 2010 in Bridgeport Ct, sponsored by the Connecticut Hurricanes
  • Sun Sept 5 at the Alumni Spectacular in Rochester NY, sponsored by DCA

The Music Program for the 2010 season incorporates selections from the Skyliners 60’s/70’s/80’s past. The 2010 show will feature:

  • The 1970 Opening Fanfare (for those of you young enough to remember it!!)
  • "Gee, Officer Krupke”, the 1974 OTL, from Leonard Bernstein’s West Side Story, arranged by Hy Drietzer
  • “Misirlou”, retained from last year’s show, is a 1927 Greek tune first performed by Michalis Patrinos in Athens (actual composer unknown) and the Skyliners in 1964/1967, following the release of the Beach Boys rendition in 1963.
  • “Big Noise from Winnetka”, a 1938 jazz composition by Bob Haggart performed in such films as “Let’s Make Music” (1941) and “Reveille with Beverly” (1943). This tune was performed by the Skyliners in 1981/1982 and by the Alumni corps in 2001/2002/2003.
  • Drum Solo
  • Exit medley of “Slaughter on 10th Ave” / “Little Old New York” from the 1971 show into the memorable
  • “Every Streets a Boulevard” SKY signature, from the 1953 musical “Hazel Flag”, and of course, the standard SKY encore through the years,
  • “Elk’s Parade” – the 1940 Bobby Sherwood hit

This is enhanced by a visual program which is sure to bring the crowd to their feet, especially with the traditional, “in your face” Skyliner exit.

The Creative Team behind this year’s program is:


Joe “JD” Jacobs, (NJDCHoF) caption head / instructor, assisted by
Bob Farrell (NJDCHoF) and John “Grass “Urspruch (Bugler’s HoF)
Arrangements are by the late “Hy” Dreitzer and Bill Moore (NJDCHoF)


Wes Myers, (WDCHoF/NJDCHoF) caption head / instructor, assisted by
Bob “Jomba” O’Connor (WDCHoF/NJDCHoF), and the dynamic duo of
Jack Murray / Joe Fontana


Frank Rogers, designer / instructor, assisted by
Brad Coleman, Janis Quinn, and Frank Koch

Drum Majors

Joe Jacobs, assisted by
Bob “Jomba” O’Connor, Ken Sealy, and Frank Koch

The corps director is Rich Evans (director [at] skyalumni [dot] org) and is assisted by his Admin Team:

Assistant Directors – Jim Stanko and Charles Vayda
Secretary – Evelyn Krejci
Treasurer – Bob Gironda
Staff/Show Coordinator – Carl Ruocco
Business Manager – Lou Marshello
Public Relations – Charles Vayda
Quartermaster – Ray Priester
Board of Trustees – Greg Cinzio, Mike Collins, Matt Dennison, Evelyn Krejci, Frank Rogers

The corps is currently celebrating its 17th season and is based in Garfield NJ, sponsored by and affiliated with AL Post 1523 Staten Island NY, VFW Post 2867 Garfield NJ, and our soon to be new home – VFW Post 4591 Hasbrouck Heights NJ. The corps continues its mission of providing an outlet for those wishing to partake in traditional drum and bugle corps by performing in a variety of parades and exhibitions while maintaining a twice a month rehearsal schedule.

For more information, complete rehearsal/performance schedule, corps history, pictures and audio/video of the corps, please visit our website at: or visit us in person starting in the fall at VFW POST 4591, 513 Springfield Ave. Hasbrouck Heights NJ, 07604; phone (201) 288-1112. Perspective brass / percussion / keyboard players are invited to attend any of our rehearsals and are more than welcomed to “sit in”. Visitors are also encouraged as the door is always open. We look forward to meeting you and having you become a part of our fine tradition/legacy.

Posted by on Tuesday, July 6th, 2010. Filed under DCA News.