Skyliners Welcomes Joey Pero
The Skyliners Drum & Bugle Corps are proud to welcome Joey Pero, Buglers Hall of Fame Member and Trumpet Player Extraordinaire, to spend the upcoming Scranton, Pennsylvania weekend with them (August 16 – 17, 2014). The Drum Corps Associates show being held at Scranton High School Stadium, 63 Mike Munchak Drive in Scranton is especially important for the Skyliners due to their relocation to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton area. This is their “home show,” and it is the venue in which they boldly launched their “Skyliners 2014 – Yes, Really” campaign last year.
Joey Pero is a virtuoso master of the trumpet in the jazz and classical genres. In addition to his classical trumpet training at the prestigious Juilliard School at Lincoln Center in New York City, Joey Pero also counts music greats such as Wynton Marsalis, Ray Mase, and Charles Schlueter, former principal trumpet of the Boston Symphony, as his mentors. Maynard Ferguson hired him to play second chair on his Big Bop Nouveau Band Tour. Joey was the DCA Soprano Individual Champion in 2000, 2001 & 2002, and has performed with drum corps such as the Genesee Quest, Ghost Riders, Empire Statesmen and the performance ensemble, The Edge. Indeed, his drum corps soloist debut at the age of 12 caused a sensation.
Joey Pero’s performance venues include the Los Angeles Coliseum, Berklee College of Music, New England Conservatory, Las Vegas and stages around the world. Joey released his debut album “Resonance” in 2008 and has been hard at work on his next release. He recently returned to New York City to work on a Broadway project. His list of accomplishments and performance venues and successes would be too many to list here.
Equally impressive is Joey’s work as a teacher and mentor himself. A highlight of Joey’s drum corps teaching, playing and writing career has surely been working with and inspiring performers, young and mature, in this arena. His passion, talent, flair, high energy performance approach, amazing technicality and the ability to share his expertise with students comes through wherever he teaches. For the Skyliners, historically known as a performance corps who always plays for the audience, Joey’s focus on entertainment and how to bring one’s performance to that next level, will provide an exciting and enlightening weekend training session as the corps prepares for the DCA Championship weekend over Labor Day Weekend.
To find out more about the Skyliners Drum & Bugle corps, keep up-to-date with us via our website, http://www.Sky2014.org, or the Skyliners Drum & Bugle Corps Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/skylinersdbc. For those interested in marching this summer or joining for 2015, contact us at info [at] marchsky [dot] org.
Better yet, come see the Skyliners this coming weekend as they march in the Slatington, Pennsylvania parade and compete at the DCA Scranton, Pennsylvania show in Saturday, August 16, 2014!