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  1. Hi there! I am a member of Pioneer's horn line, and I just want to get a good word out about our recent January rehearsal/audition camp. For anyone that was there - we already know how exciting 2018 is going to be for Pio, but for those of you who were not able to hear about it, here I am to tell you. Pioneer is doing some amazing things to start this year, with a near entirely new musical staff, exciting design choices, and a massively improved level of talent from our current members, 2018 is looking to be absolutely amazing. Below is a link to a video I posted sharing my thoughts about our recent January camp. Please give it a look and continue to be better every day!
  2. The Skyliners Drum & Bugle Corps proudly announced their 2018 Brass Staff. SHANE STARTZEL - Brass Caption Head; JOE WILT - Assistant Brass Caption Head and Baritone Tech; MARK HOVER, Trumpet Tech; KIM MILLER, Mellophone Tech; RANDALL BENNETT, Tuba Tech; and DOREEN SANDOR, Brass Tech/Brass Assistant to the Caption Head. Shane Startzel, Brass Caption Head, started teaching at Shikellamy High School. He was 2001 Brass and Visual Tech, and Brass and Visual Caption Head from 2002-2003. Shane has worked with the Victor High School Indoor Percussion Program (VIPE) from 2007 to 2011, was Visual Teach in 2007, and has been The Victor Marching Blue Devils’ Brass Music Instructor from 2008 to present. Shane has been The Skyliners’ Brass Caption head since the 2016 season. Shane’s marching experience includes being a member of the Shikellamy High School Marching band from 1988 – 1992; The Bluecoats (DCI) from 1991 – 1992, and the Empire Statesmen (DCA) from 2003 – 2007. Joe Wilt will be returning to the Skyliners in 2018 for his third year as Assistant Brass Caption Head. He is the second generation of a drum corps family, and began his drum corps career at age 6. Since 2010 he has been Brass Coordinator for the Webster High School Marching Band (NY), and currently plays professionally with Prime Time Brass. Joe’s previous DCA experience includes various performing, instructional, and leadership roles in the Empire Statesmen from 2009-2013, and the San Francisco Renegades from 1997-2008. He was also Founder and Co-Director of the Renegades Minicorps, winning the 2001 and 2003 DCA Championships. Mark Hover received a Bachelors of Music degree from SUNY Fredonia (Trumpet Performance and Education) and a Masters of Music degree from Boston University (Music Education). He has been Middle School Band Director in the North Syracuse Central Schools since 2006, and is the Brass Ensemble Director. His marching experience includes playing Mellophone and Soprano with the Syracuse Brigadiers Drum & Bugle Corps from 1997 to 2000, and the Empire Statesmen from 2011 to 2013. Mark worked with the Cicero North Syracuse Northstars Marching Band and indoor groups from 2007 to 2016. A freelance trumpet player in the Syracuse area, he is currently playing with Central Winds: Music Educator Ensemble and SU Brass Ensemble. He has performed with Utica Symphony, Stan Colella Big Band, Syracuse Symphony, and Symphoria (renewed SSO). This will be Kim Miller’s first season with The Skyliners. She is a band/music teacher at New Lebanon Elementary School in New York. Kim received her Masters Degree in Music Education from the College of St. Rose, and Bachelors of Music Education Degree from Syracuse University. She has worked with the following marching bands: Waukesha North (Waukesha, WI) Mohonasen High School (Rotterdam NY) Auburn High School (Auburn, NY), and Jordan-Elbridge High School (Jordan, NY). Kim marched mellophone with the Syracuse Brigadiers and Empire Statesmen Drum & Bugle Corps, and the Syracuse University Marching Band. She played with the Brigadiers Alumni Corps, and spent a year on their Board of Directors. Kim has also worked on the Visual Staffs for Mohonasen and Albany indoor percussion programs. Randall Bennett is also joining The Skyliners this season. He received his Associate of Applied Science, Music Degree from Onondaga Community College, Syracuse, New York in 2012, and his Bachelor of Science in Music Education from The College of St. Rose in 2017. His work experience includes: five years as Brass Caption Head of Pioneer Drum & Bugle Corps from Milwaukee, Wisconsin (2012 – 2017); Marching Band Brass/Visual teacher at Mohonasen High School from Rotterdam, New York (2013 – 2017) and Waukesha North High School, Waukesha, Wisconsin (2016 – 2017); and Marching Band Brass Coordinator at Baldwinsville High School, Baldwinsville, New York (2009 – 2017). Other honors include receiving Honors Convocation and making the Dean’s List at The College of St. Rose, and being named Teaching Staff Member of the Year at Pioneer Drum Corps in 2014 and 2015. A New York Skyliner Lifetime Member, Doreen Sandor has been on Sky’s brass staff in the 1980s, 2000s and 2010s as in-line tech, Brass Instructor, 2005 Brass Caption Head and Assistant Caption Head. Doreen played Mellophone, French Horn, and Soprano with Skyliners, and played Mellophone in Sky’s 2007 Mini-Corps and the 2011 and 2012 Alumni Corps. She has been Brass Caption Head, arranger and instructor for corps in DCA, DCI, Garden State, Nassau-Suffolk, British Youth Band Association (BYBA) and DCUK. She was on Kidsgrove Scouts’ U.S. staff in 2012, 2015 and 2017; as well as on the Company’s U. S. Staff in 2017. Doreen teaches Music in upstate New York. Keep up-to-date with us via The Skyliners Website, or join The Skyliners 2018 Interest Page. Come down and be a part of The 2018 Skyliners!
  3. The Skyliners Drum & Bugle Corps proudly announced their 2018 Brass Staff. SHANE STARTZEL - Brass Caption Head; JOE WILT - Assistant Brass Caption Head and Baritone Tech; MARK HOVER, Trumpet Tech; KIM MILLER, Mellophone Tech; RANDALL BENNETT, Tuba Tech; and DOREEN SANDOR, Brass Tech/Brass Assistant to the Caption Head. Shane Startzel, Brass Caption Head, started teaching at Shikellamy High School. He was 2001 Brass and Visual Tech, and Brass and Visual Caption Head from 2002-2003. Shane has worked with the Victor High School Indoor Percussion Program (VIPE) from 2007 to 2011, was Visual Teach in 2007, and has been The Victor Marching Blue Devils’ Brass Music Instructor from 2008 to present. Shane has been The Skyliners’ Brass Caption head since the 2016 season. Shane’s marching experience includes being a member of the Shikellamy High School Marching band from 1988 – 1992; The Bluecoats (DCI) from 1991 – 1992, and the Empire Statesmen (DCA) from 2003 – 2007. Joe Wilt will be returning to the Skyliners in 2018 for his third year as Assistant Brass Caption Head. He is the second generation of a drum corps family, and began his drum corps career at age 6. Since 2010 he has been Brass Coordinator for the Webster High School Marching Band (NY), and currently plays professionally with Prime Time Brass. Joe’s previous DCA experience includes various performing, instructional, and leadership roles in the Empire Statesmen from 2009-2013, and the San Francisco Renegades from 1997-2008. He was also Founder and Co-Director of the Renegades Minicorps, winning the 2001 and 2003 DCA Championships. Mark Hover received a Bachelors of Music degree from SUNY Fredonia (Trumpet Performance and Education) and a Masters of Music degree from Boston University (Music Education). He has been Middle School Band Director in the North Syracuse Central Schools since 2006, and is the Brass Ensemble Director. His marching experience includes playing Mellophone and Soprano with the Syracuse Brigadiers Drum & Bugle Corps from 1997 to 2000, and the Empire Statesmen from 2011 to 2013. Mark worked with the Cicero North Syracuse Northstars Marching Band and indoor groups from 2007 to 2016. A freelance trumpet player in the Syracuse area, he is currently playing with Central Winds: Music Educator Ensemble and SU Brass Ensemble. He has performed with Utica Symphony, Stan Colella Big Band, Syracuse Symphony, and Symphoria (renewed SSO). This will be Kim Miller’s first season with The Skyliners. She is a band/music teacher at New Lebanon Elementary School in New York. Kim received her Masters Degree in Music Education from the College of St. Rose, and Bachelors of Music Education Degree from Syracuse University. She has worked with the following marching bands: Waukesha North (Waukesha, WI) Mohonasen High School (Rotterdam NY) Auburn High School (Auburn, NY), and Jordan-Elbridge High School (Jordan, NY). Kim marched mellophone with the Syracuse Brigadiers and Empire Statesmen Drum & Bugle Corps, and the Syracuse University Marching Band. She played with the Brigadiers Alumni Corps, and spent a year on their Board of Directors. Kim has also worked on the Visual Staffs for Mohonasen and Albany indoor percussion programs. Randall Bennett is also joining The Skyliners this season. He received his Associate of Applied Science, Music Degree from Onondaga Community College, Syracuse, New York in 2012, and his Bachelor of Science in Music Education from The College of St. Rose in 2017. His work experience includes: five years as Brass Caption Head of Pioneer Drum & Bugle Corps from Milwaukee, Wisconsin (2012 – 2017); Marching Band Brass/Visual teacher at Mohonasen High School from Rotterdam, New York (2013 – 2017) and Waukesha North High School, Waukesha, Wisconsin (2016 – 2017); and Marching Band Brass Coordinator at Baldwinsville High School, Baldwinsville, New York (2009 – 2017). Other honors include receiving Honors Convocation and making the Dean’s List at The College of St. Rose, and being named Teaching Staff Member of the Year at Pioneer Drum Corps in 2014 and 2015. A New York Skyliner Lifetime Member, Doreen Sandor has been on Sky’s brass staff in the 1980s, 2000s and 2010s as in-line tech, Brass Instructor, 2005 Brass Caption Head and Assistant Caption Head. Doreen played Mellophone, French Horn, and Soprano with Skyliners, and played Mellophone in Sky’s 2007 Mini-Corps and the 2011 and 2012 Alumni Corps. She has been Brass Caption Head, arranger and instructor for corps in DCA, DCI, Garden State, Nassau-Suffolk, British Youth Band Association (BYBA) and DCUK. She was on Kidsgrove Scouts’ U.S. staff in 2012, 2015 and 2017; as well as on the Company’s U. S. Staff in 2017. Doreen teaches Music in upstate New York. Keep up-to-date with us via The Skyliners Website, or join The Skyliners 2018 Interest Page. Come down and be a part of The 2018 Skyliners!
  4. The Skyliners Drum & Bugle Corps is pleased to announce their 2018 Caption Heads. Jeff Crawford, Visual Caption Head, is returning for his fifth season with the Skyliners. Ian Vanderlinden has been promoted to Percussion Caption Head of The Skyliners in this, his third year with The Skyliners. Shane Startzel is returning for his third season as Brass Caption Head, and Joe Wilt is returning for his third season as Assistant Brass Caption Head. Brenda Peregrim, Color Guard Caption Head, is in her fourth season since The Skyliners' return to the competition field in 2014. Read More at: Skyliners Announce 2018 Caption Heads - Press Release
  5. The Skyliners Drum & Bugle Corps is pleased to announce their 2018 Caption Heads. Jeff Crawford, Visual Caption Head, is returning for his fifth season with the Skyliners. Ian Vanderlinden has been promoted to Percussion Caption Head of The Skyliners in this, his third year with The Skyliners. Shane Startzel is returning for his third season as Brass Caption Head, and Joe Wilt is returning for his third season as Assistant Brass Caption Head. Brenda Peregrim, Color Guard Caption Head, is in her fourth season since The Skyliners' return to the competition field in 2014. Read More at: Skyliners Announce 2018 Caption Heads - Press Release
  6. Need to buy replacement tuning slide/rotary valve from Olds Ultratone baritone, or even whole horn for spares.
  7. The Skyliners Drum & Bugle Corps is pleased to announce their 2018 Design staff: BRASS ARRANGER – John Meehan; BATTERY ARRANGER – Scott Johnson; PIT ARRANGER and Sound Designer – Sean Gordon; VISUAL DESIGNER - Brandon Wickham; and Krysta Ganey – COLOR GUARD DESIGNER. Keith Dunton is the PROGRAM COORDINATOR, and Matthew Stevens is the COLOR GUARD/VISUAL SHOW CONSULTANT. Read more about our amazing Design staff at: 2018 Skyliners Announce Design Team Press Release
  8. The Skyliners Drum & Bugle Corps is pleased to announce their 2018 Design staff: BRASS ARRANGER – John Meehan; BATTERY ARRANGER – Scott Johnson; PIT ARRANGER and Sound Designer – Sean Gordon; VISUAL DESIGNER - Brandon Wickham; and Krysta Ganey – COLOR GUARD DESIGNER. Keith Dunton is the PROGRAM COORDINATOR, and Matthew Stevens is the COLOR GUARD/VISUAL SHOW CONSULTANT. Read more about our amazing Design staff at: The Skyliners Announce 2018 Design Team
  9. Is there any open class Corps still looking to hire Brass Staff?
  10. SDCA is looking for Music , Percussion or Design professionals that would like to advertise for free.. go to ..thesdca.org to sign up
  11. Pioneer 2018

    2018 Pioneer Brass Educational Team: Caption Supervisor: Andy Grindle Associate Caption Supervisor: Dr. Matthew Smith Ensemble Specialist: Trevor Bailey Ensemble Specialist: Albert Vela Technique Specialist: Brad Parks Technique Specialist: Patrick Keeley High Brass Instructor: Brittany Barnette High Brass Instructor: Michael Khuraibet High Brass Instructor: Carol Weirich High Brass Instructor: David Kolar Low Brass Instructor: Anthony Viega Low Brass Instructor: Jason Priest Low Brass Instructor: Brenna Wilkinson Low Brass Instructor: Collin Shackelford
  12. Free Trumpet Music!

    Hello! I'm a trumpet player and I write and play my own music, mostly for trumpet ensemble. I'd like to share with you my new in-progress web site. I just started it last night. https://www.blazingmusic.net/ I give away most or all of my music for free; let me know if you are interested. There are recordings of me playing most of it in multi-track using GarageBand. Example: https://www.blazingmusic.net/audio/trumpet4/100_fanfares_for_four_96.mp3 Sincerely, Robert Walliczek
  13. I don't think this has been asked for a while and I forgot to check at the Regional last night, but which Corps use both baritones and euphoniums in their brass line? Edit: Also would be interested to know of any Corps marching only euphoniums.
  14. Auditioning for DCI

    Some friends and I are planning on trying out for some drum cores (crown and SOA more than likely) and were wondering if there is anything we can do to prepare ourselves for audition camps, what materials to know when going in, what to practice, and where to find the materials and exercise to practice (not talking about audition packets).
  15. It is readily becoming apparent this season that the new trend of amplifying entire hornlines (or large ensembles) is not sitting well with the fanbase. I have seen many calls for either the judges to limit rewarding or even penalize amplification of this magnitude, I've seen calls for DCI to change rules to better define what can and can't be done. All this clamoring will not do anything if confined to DCP. Action is what brings change. I ask the community, the fans, parents, and alumni, for help in drafting an open letter to DCI. We obviously have concerns, let us voice them directly. Being able to sign on to the letter will obviously be important, as there is strength in numbers. It should be disseminated as far as possible as well: to Reddit, at shows, etc. I do not know a platform that will facilitate this, so help here is appreciated. Below, I've typed out an example of what this could look like. Please help me flesh it out a bit. I will consider all criticism, as long as it is constructive. And please, keep the subject to amplification and electronics usage, this is not the proper time for an argument about rights, streaming, the fan network, etc.
  16. What bugles. are the Alumni corps playing. Do different corps use different instruments. I was a child of the 60's an played a single valve with rotary. Just curious. Grenadier
  17. I've noticed several Corps are continuing to use trombones in their shows, even adding them to the drill. The following article (though quite old) just popped up on a trombone fan page I monitor on Facebook. I just thought it was interesting. Maybe that explains the looks I get from the French horn section who sit in front of me. (Or was it the intonation?) BBC Article: Shock wave from trombone filmed.
  18. It's a SKYLINER SHOW DAY - and our HOME SHOW. Weather is amazing!! Come on out, and see a great show. TONIGHT! Jake Sobeski Stadium, 120 Boston Ave., West Pittston, PA! Thunderbirds! Hurricanes! Bushwackers! White Sabers! NY Skyliners Alumni! Caballeros Alumni! and of your course your SKYLINERS! Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for kids - 18 and under, if you wear your show shirt of band jacket or are under 6 years old, YOU GET IN FREE!