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  1. March 22, 2018. The Board of Directors of the New York Skyliners. Inc., announces the retirement of Larry Carbonell, Director of The Skyliners Drum & Bugle Corps, effective immediately. On behalf of the Board and the entire organization, we want to thank Larry and his wife, Stephanie for their hard work and dedication over the last 5 years. During their tenure, they brought The Skyliners back to life and out onto the field of DCA competition starting with the 2014 season. There is no question that The Skyliners would not be where they are today without the Carbonells’ tireless efforts on behalf of the corps. We are pleased to announce that Jeff Crawford is taking over the Directorship and Business Manager positions at this time. Jeff has been on The Skyliner staff since the return of the corps in 2014, serving as Visual Caption Head for the last two seasons. The Board is confident that Jeff has all the passion and ability needed to lead The Skyliners forward, and we are all confident that the next chapter in our story will be exciting and rewarding for everyone. Jeff wrote, “I am truly honored and excited to have the opportunity to continue what Larry and Stephanie Carbonell have started.” Joshua Delanuez has been named a new Assistant Director, Recruiting Events Coordinator. He joins Assistant Directors Robert Fizette, Construction Support and Doreen Sandor, Publicity and Corps Historian; and Jim and Suzanne Shea, Personnel Managers, on the Administration. Additional announcements will be made as needed. Earlier this month, The Board of Directors elected Jim Shea, a Lifetime Member of The Skyliners, to fill the vacant Board position previously held by long-time Skyliner Ray Peters. Congratulations to Jim on this new role. Keep up-to-date with us via our website, http://www.MarchSky.org, or contact Joshua Delanuez via email at info@skylinersdbc.org for more information. The Skyliners Drum & Bugle Corps is a 501(c)3 non-profit, performance-based organization that provides quality educational opportunities for its members.
  2. DUE TO INCOMING SNOW AND WINTER WEATHER, THE SKYLINERS ' MARCH 3/4 REHEARSALS CANCELLED Due to the pending Nor'easter heading our way, The Skyliners Drum & Bugle Corps has cancelled rehearsals for this weekend. For more information about upcoming camps and events, please go to MARCHSKY.ORG
  3. DUE TO INCOMING SNOW AND WINTER WEATHER, THE SKYLINERS ' MARCH 3/4 REHEARSALS CANCELLED Due to the pending Nor'easter heading our way, The Skyliners Drum & Bugle Corps has cancelled rehearsals for this weekend. For more information about upcoming camps and events, please go to MARCHSKY.ORG
  4. DUE TO INCOMING SNOW AND WINTER WEATHER, THE SKYLINERS ' MARCH 3/4 REHEARSALS CANCELLED Due to the pending Nor'easter heading our way, The Skyliners Drum & Bugle Corps has cancelled rehearsals for this weekend. For more information about upcoming camps and events, please go to MARCHSKY.ORG
  5. It is with deepest sorrow and sympathy that the New York Skyliners, Inc. organization announces the passing of New York Skyliners Lifetime Member and Board Member Raymond Peters. Ray was involved with The Skyliners from 1983 through the present in many capacities. He was a long-time member of The New York Skyliners Alumni Chorus and The New York Skyliners Alumni Corps. Ray was inducted into the World Drum Corps Hall of Fame as an Associate Member in 2001, and into the New Jersey Drum Corps Hall of Fame in 2017. At The Skyliners Ray played the Contra Bass, was a Member of the Honor Guard Section, and since 1988, he was Captain of The Skyliners Honor Guard Section, bringing home the World Championship Honor Guard Section Trophy multiple times, including in 1995 for the corps’ 50th Anniversary season, and as Undefeated Honor Guard Section in 2000! He last stepped on the field with the American Section for the corps in 2015. Ray always wore his uniform with pride, and as the Color Guard Captain, would lead The Skyliners onto the field of competition with a swagger, confidence and competitive spirit. He can be remembered leading the 1994 Drum Corps All Stars American Section (in traditional New York Skyliner uniforms) at the Thanksgiving parade as the massed corps played in front of Macy*s. No one could have led them better! Ray was also Quarter Master, “Head” Cook (where he made the famous – and tasty - “Ray-burgers” at “Chez Ray”), and Truck Rescue and Repair (he rebuilt more things on our older trucks (with the help of fellow Skyliners) than we can remember). Ray was also very involved with the Skyliner Booster Table – with his late wife, Patsy (along with Lorraine Marshello and Carol Holton) – and in more recent years with Barbara Lippincott. You name it, Ray has probably done it! Ray’s participation with drum corps included Barringer Walker from Lyndhurst, NJ – 1954 / 1955; Doremus from Hackensack, NJ – 1950’s; Chessmen from Newburgh, NY; Rough Riders; Dumont Police Cadets – 1960 – 1963 (where he marched with his wife, Patsy as Drum Major); Sunrisers – 1970’s – Soprano Player; Bushwhackers – Contra Player; and he was Director of Sundowners Drum & Bugle Corps. In addition to a great personality, smile and sense of humor, Ray was simply one of the nicest and most dedicated people that you could be honored to know. He had friends in many corps and was a stranger to no one in our tight drum corps circle. May all Skyliners join hands to make our circle complete, so the circle becomes stronger. The Skyliners send our sincerest sympathies to Ray Peters' family and friends. Note: I did not know the photographers of these photos; if you contact me, I will include your name as credit to thank you.
  6. It is with deepest sorrow and sympathy that the New York Skyliners, Inc. organization announces the passing of New York Skyliners Lifetime Member and Board Member Raymond Peters. Ray was involved with The Skyliners from 1983 through the present in many capacities. He was a long-time member of The New York Skyliners Alumni Chorus and The New York Skyliners Alumni Corps. Ray was inducted into the World Drum Corps Hall of Fame as an Associate Member in 2001, and into the New Jersey Drum Corps Hall of Fame in 2017. At The Skyliners Ray played the Contra Bass, was a Member of the Honor Guard Section, and since 1988, he was Captain of The Skyliners Honor Guard Section, bringing home the World Championship Honor Guard Section Trophy multiple times, including in 1995 for the corps’ 50th Anniversary season, and as Undefeated Honor Guard Section in 2000! He last stepped on the field with the American Section for the corps in 2015. Ray always wore his uniform with pride, and as the Color Guard Captain, would lead The Skyliners onto the field of competition with a swagger, confidence and competitive spirit. He can be remembered leading the 1994 Drum Corps All Starts American Section (in traditional New York Skyliner uniforms) at the Thanksgiving parade as the massed corps played in front of Macy*s. No one could have led them better! Ray was also Quarter Master, “Head” Cook (where he made the famous – and tasty - “Ray-burgers” at “Chez Ray”), and Truck Rescue and Repair (he rebuilt more things on our older trucks (with the help of fellow Skyliners) than we can remember). Ray was also very involved with the Skyliner Booster Table – with his late wife, Patsy (along with Lorraine Marshello and Carol Holton) – and in more recent years with Barbara Lippincott. You name it, Ray has probably done it! Ray’s participation with drum corps included Barringer Walker from Lyndhurst, NJ – 1954 / 1955; Doremus from Hackensack, NJ – 1950’s; Chessmen from Newburgh, NY; Rough Riders; Dumont Police Cadets – 1960 – 1963 (where he marched with his wife, Patsy as Drum Major); Sunrisers – 1970’s – Soprano Player; Bushwhackers – Contra Player; and he was Director of Sundowners Drum & Bugle Corps. In addition to a great personality, smile and sense of humor, Ray was simply one of the nicest and most dedicated people that you could be honored to know. He had friends in many corps and was a stranger to no one in our tight drum corps circle. May all Skyliners join hands to make our circle complete, so the circle becomes stronger. The Skyliners send our sincerest sympathies to Ray Peters' family and friends. Note: I did not know the photographers of these photos; if you contact me, I will include your name as credit to thank you.
  7. Arrangements for Ray Peters are as follows: Friday, Feb. 2: 2-4 and 7-9 Conte funeral home in Elmwood park Address: 274 Market St, Elmwood Park, NJ 07407 Phone: (201) 796-0060 http://www.patrickjconte.com/ http://www.patrickjconte.com/obituary/raymond-peters Funeral Saturday, February 3rd: 8:30 a.m. from the Patrick J. Conte Funeral Home Funeral Mass St. Anne’s R.C. Church, Fair Lawn 9:30 a.m. Address: 15-05 St Anne St, Fair Lawn, NJ 07410 Phone: (201) 791-1616 http://stannefairlawnnj.org/ Interment George Washington Memorial Park, Paramus 234 Paramus Road Paramus, NJ 07653 Ph: 201-652-4300 http://www.georgewashingtonmemorialpark.org/
  8. Arrangements for Ray Peters are as follows: Friday, Feb. 2: 2-4 and 7-9 Conte funeral home in Elmwood park Address: 274 Market St, Elmwood Park, NJ 07407 Phone: (201) 796-0060 http://www.patrickjconte.com/ http://www.patrickjconte.com/obituary/raymond-peters Funeral Saturday, February 3rd: 8:30 a.m. from the Patrick J. Conte Funeral Home Funeral Mass St. Anne’s R.C. Church, Fair Lawn 9:30 a.m. Address: 15-05 St Anne St, Fair Lawn, NJ 07410 Phone: (201) 791-1616 http://stannefairlawnnj.org/ Interment George Washington Memorial Park, Paramus 234 Paramus Road Paramus, NJ 07653 Ph: 201-652-4300 http://www.georgewashingtonmemorialpark.org/