Park City Pride Announces 2012 Staff

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The Park City Pride Alumni Drum and Bugle Corps of Bridgeport, CT is pleased to announce their staff for the 2012 season:

Peter Horton – Brass instructor

Mr. Horton brings 39 years of music education experience to Park City Prideas a teacher and music director with various organizations in the tri-state area including 24 years as instructor/music director for the Trumbull CT High School Golden Eagles Marching Band and as brass director for the Westchester Brassmen Drum and Bugle Corps of Harrison, NY. Named Director of the Decade for the 90’s by the Eastern Marching Band Association he is also a past president of the Musical Arts Conference (MAC). Peter originally marched with the Stateliners in the 60’s and early 70’s.

Frank Dorritie – Brass arranger

World Drum Corps Hall of Fame and Buglers Hall of Fame member Frank Dorritie returns to Park City as arranger and consultant/instructor at Sunday rehearsals. His drum corps credentials include working with dozens of prominent groups including the Cadets, Blue Devils, Bridgemen, Bluecoats, Vanguard, Hurricanes, and others. In the audio field, he has produced several Grammy Award winners, including Wynton Marsalis, Cal Tjader, Terence Blanchard and Art Blakey. On Drum Corps Planet, Frank authors “Inside the Arc” and hosts “Off the Record”.

Kevin Sandler – Assistant brass instructor

A lead soprano player with Park City Pride, Mr. Sandler has been teaching music for the past 20 years. He is currently a private music instructor and has been the brass instructor for the Bridgeport P.A.L. Buccaneers Drum and Bugle Corps. since 2007. Kevin has taught a number of local high school marching bands and has performed with orchestras and ensembles though out Connecticut.

Park City Pride is extremely excited to have these talented music educators join the staff.

Continuing in their respective roles as visual coordinator/designer and percussion director/arranger are World Drum Corps Hall of Famers Bob Findley and John Oddo. Also returning for the 2012 season is renowned guard instructor, Skip Gallant. Bob Wilcox and Tony Palumbo will return as percussion instructor and percussion caption head, respectively. Vannesa Zerella Diaz will once again instruct the rifle / cymbal line.

The Park City Pride is entering its 9th season in 2012. The corps rehearses at City Hall Annex, 999 Broad St. in Bridgeport, CT on three weeknights during the month and one Sunday rehearsal each month. The corps welcomes anyone, from anywhere who enjoys playing spirited brass and percussion music, or performing on flag or rifle, and just having fun!

Please visit the corps website at for membership information and corps contacts.

Posted by on Thursday, October 20th, 2011. Filed under Current News, DCA News, FrontPage Feature.