Skyliners Alumni Announce 2013 Open House, Music, Staff

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Following a successful 2012 season, culminated by an excellent performance at the DCA Alumni Spectacular in Annapolis, the New York Skyliners Alumni Drum & Bugle Corps is pleased to announce our OPEN HOUSE to officially kick off 2013 – our 20th season. We invite all prospective members and friends to come and enjoy the day with us and see for yourself what we are all about. Bring a horn/drum, bring your mouthpiece/sticks, or simply BRING YOURSELF. Come on down, sit/play, meet the staff, enjoy some refreshments, and just have a good time.

Sunday, November 4, noon-5pm



(201) 288-1112

The corps is always seeking and welcoming new and/or former members in all sections – brass, percussion, color guard. Anyone who has ever listened to the old recordings from “Back in the Day” knows that distinctive SKYLINER sound, one that only the charts of the great master arranger – the late “HY” Dreitzer, could produce.

If you ever had the desire to be a part of that “sound”, now is your chance. COME AND ENTERTAIN WITH US!

In 2013, SKY will be presenting a fresh and innovative approach with regard to the visual program. A blend of old and new, the traditional with a twist – one that will continue to showcase the Skyliner sound, be all inclusive and more accessible to all our members, while continuing to have an appealing visual flair. Tired of doing a “full drill”? Boy, do we got something for YOU! We can’t let the cat out of the bag just yet, but stay tuned for a future announcement outlining details of THE SHOW !

The music selections for 2013 are:

“Slaughter on 10th Avenue” – from the 80/81 seasons

“Columbia/Hymn to Victory/Longest Day” – a combination of the 71/76 Color Pre

“Summertime” – from the 76 season (and Porgy and Bess)

“Our Groovy Drum Feature” – from last year

”NY NY” exit – from the 81 season

SKY’s legendary Signature

“ELKS Parade” Encore

The Show Coordinator for 2013 is Carl Ruocco with a creative team consisting of:

Brass Percussion Visual Guard

Bill Moore, caption head Wes Myers, caption head Paul Peregrim, caption head Frank Koch

Bob Farrell, brass tech Bob “Jomba” O’Connor Greg Cinzio

Mark Coulter

Joe Fontana

Jack Murray

The Skyliners Alumni Drum & Bugle Corps is currently celebrating the 20th anniversary season and is co-sponsored by AL Post 1523 Staten Island NY and VFW Post 4591 Hasbrouck Heights NJ. The corps mission is to provide an opportunity for those wishing to be a part of a traditional drum and bugle corps by performing in a variety of indoor/outdoor performances, 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 contact our corps Director Rich Evans at skyalumdirector [at] hotmail [dot] com

Posted by on Wednesday, October 10th, 2012. Filed under Current News, DCA News, FrontPage Feature.