David Hobart

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About David Hobart

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    Patriots, Troopers, Empire Statesmen, Rochester Crusaders
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    ALL DRUM CORPS!! :)
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    ALL
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  1. Hi all- Cadets2 contracted into the Everett show back in April. In that contract, we had a parade requirement. Last week after the Clifton show, we had a discussion with George Hopkins about the schedule. After some back and forth, we offered him a release from his contract. He felt that they would be better served with more rehearsal time. Are we happy with that decision? No. Do we have an option to have his organization fined by DCA? Yes. Did we request the fine? No. We decided that we would not request that C2 be fined. They've already lost their largest paycheck of the season with this decision. Why make it worse?
  2. Hello all- The Sunrisers will be traveling to Braintree this Saturday, July 1 for a parade- followed by rehearsal in Everett with a performance in the evening during the fireworks display. On Sunday, July 2nd we will be in Pittsfield, MA for our first show of the season. We are co-hosting this event along with the 4th of July parade committee. You can find all those details here: Pittsfieldparade.com On Monday, July 3rd we will be rehearsing in Pittsfield at Reid Middle school. Feel free to stop by to say hello! On Tuesday, July 4th we will be participating in the Pittsfield July 4th parade in the morning! We look forward to sharing our show with you all - see you at show soon! :) Thanks Chuck for your attempt to promote the Corps. Please contact me to confirm dates, locations, etc next time. ALSO- There IS another show.. Check out dcacorps.org for more info.
  3. The Sunrisers send warm thoughts to the Corso family and to Red's best friend, Gil during this tough time. Red is one of the good guys...
  4. Press-Alumni-Friends- Family- Sunday, July 6th - 6:15pm Join us as the Long Island Sunrisers present their 2014 Production of "1917: The Rise and Fall" Music from Classic Russian Composers The Corps will be performing in full (new) uniform! Join us to kick off the 60th anniversary competitive season of the Sunrisers! Look for the signs and call David Hobart if you are lost! 917 528 9340 Henry Kaufmann Campgrounds 73-75 Colonial Springs Road Wheatley Heights, NY 11798
  5. SUNRISERS--- A few positions still available. Jump on board now to get into the production before our first show in Wayne, NJ on July 12th! Thanks to an anonymous donation from an alumnus of the Sunrisers, the corps is currently offering several $500 scholarships for new members. The scholarships are being offered specifically for bass drum, lead trumpet, baritone, tuba and guard positions. This is a fantastic opportunity for those who would like to participate this year! These scholarships will be awarded at the conclusion of the DCA Championships over Labor Day Weekend in Rochester, NY. Now is the time to jump in to take advantage of this opportunity. Please contact the Executive Director, Larry Visconti at suncorps@hotmail.com with your interest. The Long Island Sunrisers Drum & Bugle Corps is an all-age field-competitive Corps participating in Drum Corps Associates. Founded in 1954, the Sunrisers have a proud history of innovation and excellence, resulting in the garnering of Seven Drum Corps Associates circuit championship titles, (1977-1978, 1982-1983, 1987-1988, and 2007 Class A) an American Legion Championship (1968) and dozens of appearances at DCA finals since 1966.
  6. Sitting around 30-32 Looking to fill a few spots to get the corps around 34-35 horns. Looking like (**subject to change**) we have 14 trumpets, 6 Mellos, 7 baritones, and 4 tubas at the moment. As you know one or two members drop from time to time, so we are being a bit proactive. Looking for a couple tubas and baritones, specifically. It's an awesome book - - and a great group to be with! I'm loving every second :)
  7. The Sunrisers had an awesome weekend! Rehearsal and Salute to Israel Parade We've added several new members on Saturday to the corps and have limited brass and guard positions available. So, if you are on the fence - now would be the time to jump on board. Send me a message or e-mail me on dhobart1@gmail.com and I'll connect you with our caption heads for more information. You still have a chance to be part of the 60th anniversary Sunrisers!
  8. Long Island Sunrisers Drum & Bugle Corps announce $500 scholarship opportunity! Thanks to an anonymous donation from an alumnus of the Sunrisers, the corps is currently offering several $500 scholarships for new members. The scholarships are being offered specifically for lead trumpet, mellophone, and tuba positions. This is a fantastic opportunity for those who would like to participate this year! These scholarships will be awarded at the conclusion of the DCA Championships over Labor Day Weekend in Rochester, NY. Now is the time to jump in to take advantage of this opportunity. Please contact the Executive Director, Larry Visconti at suncorps@hotmail.com with your interest. The Long Island Sunrisers Drum & Bugle Corps is an all-age field-competitive Corps participating in Drum Corps Associates. Founded in 1954, the Sunrisers have a proud history of innovation and excellence, resulting in the garnering of Seven Drum Corps Associates circuit championship titles, (1977-1978, 1982-1983, 1987-1988, and 2007 Class A) an American Legion Championship (1968) and dozens of appearances at DCA finals since 1966.
  9. Effective April 21st 2014, the Sunrisers are pleased to announce that long term member, Larry Visconti, has accepted the position as the new Corps Director. Larry is no stranger to the Sunrisers having marched non-stop from 1972, playing Snare, Tympani, Bass Drum and soprano. Larry performed with the corps at each of their six DCA World Championship titles. He has held various management roles as Vice President, Percussion Business Manager, Management Consultant, and served as president of the Sunrisers Board of Directors. He has played a major role in the Sun drumline that won 6 drum titles, including 3 years undefeated. He was named to the Sunrisers Hall of Fame in 2001. As the corps continues to build on their recent successes, Larry is in the ideal position to take them to the next level and establish their place of prominence for the next 60 years. Kevin Hassan, has stepped down as director to spend some much deserved time with family. Those of you who have been around DCA know that it was Kevin's desire to help bring the corps back to prominence in open class competition. Please join us in thanking Kevin for his tireless devotion to Sun and wish him the very best. The Long Island Sunrisers Drum & Bugle Corps is an all-age field-competitive Corps participating in Drum Corps Associates. Founded in 1954, the Sunrisers have a proud history of innovation and excellence, resulting in the garnering of Seven Drum Corps Associates circuit championship titles, (1977-1978, 1982-1983, 1987-1988, and 2007 Class A) an American Legion Championship (1968) and dozens of appearances at DCA finals since 1966.
  10. SUNRISERS REHEARSAL THIS WEEKEND! If you are on the fence, the time is NOW to jump in. The Sunrisers are going to be turning some heads this year for sure! Be part of the 60th Anniversary legacy. Looking for a few members for all sections. Brass, percussion, and color guard. Rehearsal for FULL CORPS - - THE COLOR GUARD IS NOW IN FULL TIME! Saturday, April 26th, 2014 8:30 Check in starts. 9:00am is the corps meeting. The Corps WILL be providing lunch for this rehearsal (Bring $3.00 as a contribution toward the food fund). The day will be full of sectionals and ensembles. We are scheduled to end at 5pm. Trucks loaded and out by 6pm. Location: Brentwood High School - 2 Sixth Avenue - Brentwood. This will be an indoor music rehearsal. Sunday, April 27th, 2014 11:30 Check in starts. 12:00pm is the corps meeting. The day will be full of sectionals and ensembles. We are scheduled to end at 5pm. Trucks loaded and out by 6pm. Location: Hoyt Farm Park, 200 New Highway, Commack, NY . This will be an outdoor rehearsal. Please dress for the weather. Bring sun screen, etc! Any questions, please feel free to contact here or e-mail Alyssa Rizzuto: alyssarizzuto@gmail.com
  11. Long Island Sunrisers Announce Campaign – $60 for 60 Make your donation today on the Sunrisers website: www.lisunrisers.com In celebration of our 60th anniversary, the Long Island Sunrisers announce the launch of $60 for 60. $60 for 60 is the first of many steps the corps is taking to revitalize itself into to position for future growth. This is the first campaign of this type that the Sunrisers have undertaken in several years. “The Sunrisers have such a long and successful history; we want to ensure the continued growth and longevity of the this organization for many years to come, ” Assistant Director/Business Manager David Hobart states. The contributions may be structured in a way that donors can either pay in one lump sum or in installments. “We are asking for a donation of $60.00 for the season, however any amount is greatly appreciated,” Hobart continued. “People should not feel limited on how much they can donate”. Funds raised from $60 for 60 will benefit the Corps in a wide variety of ways, including transportation, member housing, instrument upkeep, uniforms, and tuition assistance. The Campaign will offset the cost of the Corps 2014 competitive season. The 2014 program includes works very close tied to the history of the corps, featuring music by Shostakovich, Stravinsky and Rimsky-Korsakov. The corps has an ambitious season planned and there is a great level of excitement within the current membership. Donations can be made directly via links on the home page of the Long Island Sunrisers website, www.lisunrisers.com. Checks can be mailed to: Long Island Sunrisers, 110 Bleecker St, #27 C, New York, New York 10012. For further information please contact Tim Doran, Director of Development at tdoran83@gmail.com or David Hobart Assistant Director/Business Manager at dhobart1@gmail.com http://ow.ly/v1jzq http://ow.ly/i/52bRB
  12. I can say that this is a very dedicated group of kids. Their staff and administration are great people with huge passion for the marching activity!
  13. Rehearsal this Saturday 2/1 Brass and Percussion - Positions available in all sections. 8:30 check in. Rehearsal from 9-5pm. Brentwood High School, 2 Sixth Avenue, Brentwood, NY Join us in celebrating our 60th anniversary! Any questions - contact David Hobart -- dhobart1@gmail.com
  14. SUNRISERS- BRASS AND PERCUSSION REHEARSAL THIS SATURDAY - JANUARY 18 Check in begins at 8:30am. Rehearsal from 9am-5pm. Location: Brentwood High School - 2 Sixth Avenue - Brentwood, NY Positions available in all sections. Join the Sunrisers as we celebrate our 60th anniversary with a program that features the following: • Procession of the Nobles - Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov • Comedian's Galop - Dimitri Kabalevsky • Fire of Eternal Glory - Dmitri Shostakovich • Infernal Dance from the Firebird Suite - Igor Stravinsky • Finale from the Firebird Suite - Igor Stravinsky Like us on facebook: http://facebook.com/lisunrisers For more information, please contact David Hobart: dhobart1@gmail.com
  15. LONG ISLAND SUNRISERS -REHEARSAL CANCELED The rehearsal scheduled for tomorrow - January 4th, 2014 is Canceled due to the storm, blowing snow, and excessive cold. We've been in communication with the Brentwood School District this morning and the facilities management informed us a few minutes ago that they are operating on a skeleton crew and will not be able to have our facilities cleared out in time for rehearsal. THE REHEARSAL HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FOR NEXT SATURDAY, JANUARY 11TH WITH CHECK IN AT 8:30AM. BE THERE! See you on the 11th! Stay warm and safe!