Al Chez joins New York Skyliners Alumni 2018 Instructional Staff

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The 2018 season is not far away and the New York Skyliners Alumni Drum and Bugle Corps is already in the planning stages. Director Jim Stanko is pleased to announce that Al Chez will take over the reins of the brass program this fall and for the 2018 season. Although he has gained world fame as the long-time trumpet player on CBS’s “The Late Show With David Letterman”, it is well known that Al’s roots are in drum and bugle corps. He has been involved with many drum corps over the years beginning in 1969 with The Saints from Woodbridge-Edison New Jersey. In the late 70’s early 80’s Al became a member and soloist of The Garfield Cadets. Al has also performed with The Bushwackers and the Reading Buccaneers. He continues to donate his time to DCI and DCA corps. Al is also a member of the Cadets, Crossmen, NJ drum corps and Buglers Hall of Fame. Al has been a design instructor for many of today’s DCI and DCA corps including The Cadets, Empire Statesmen, Reading Buccaneers, Bushwackers, Oakland Crusaders, Kingston Grenadiers as well as starting his 18th year as designer for the Crossmen. AL is also a Yamaha certified clinician and artist.

The 2018 Creative team and Instructional Staff are as follows:

Caption head: AL CHEZ
Brass Techs: Pete Chez
Brad Coleman
Bob Farrell
Greg Cinzio
Caption head / arranger: Wes Myers
Instructors: Jack Murray
Joe Fontana
Joe Musich
Bob ‘Jomba’ O’Conner
Jack McGuinness – keyboards
Frank Rogers and Bob Findley
Brenda Peregrim and Sue DeJessa
Dolores Burbalak

The Skyliners Alumni Drum & Bugle Corps will be celebrating their 25th anniversary in 2018 and is sponsored by AL Post 1523 Staten Island NY. Rehearsals are held at: The Liberty School, 12 Tenafly Road, Englewood NJ 07631. 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, parades, and 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 us on our website at or contact our corps Director Jim Stanko at skybari80s [at] yahoo [dot] com.

Please visit us on Facebook at or Twitter at @SkylinersAlumni.

Posted by on Thursday, August 24th, 2017. Filed under Current News, DCA News, FrontPage Feature.