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  • Birthday 06/29/1951

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    Barons of Steuben
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    Barons, Spectrum, Bridgemen, Phantom, Blue Stars
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    Campbell New York
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    Drum Corps, Winterguard, Marching Band, Computers

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  1. On February 7 2015 the Corning Winterguard will host the WGI 2015 Northeast Regional at the Corning Painted Post High School in Corning New York. The regional will be held in the Corning High School's new fieldhouse type gym complex. There is a 100 X 70 gym for the show and an 80 X 60 auxiliary gym for equipment and a 40X 60 Wrestling room for body warmup. There are currently 26 guards signed up for the show. This is a Prelims and finals format one day event. For more information go to the website.
  2. Lots of bingo equipment, pull tab machines, bingo paper, pull tabs etc for sale. Reasonable offers accepted. Getting to the point where its taking up space. We will never run a bingo game again so why hang on to this stuff. Best offers that include you picking it up will be accepted.
  3. The Spectrum Winterguard will not be returning to the competitive floor. Loss of funding has played a large part in this decision. It was a great run and we made a lot of history and we had lots of fun doing it. I Believe!
  4. We lost our lease so we have our entire bingo operation for sale. 2 Flashboards and 1 for parts, 1 computerized bingo machine, 1 older bingo machine, 1 ball camera, 1 2 column pulltab machine, 1 4 column pulltab machine both with the newest up to date bill acceptors, 1 $.25 pulltab machine. All of this for $10,000. I also have some paper supplies and pulltabs available at separate costs. Hate to sell it but we have been unable to find another location to hold our game. My email address is I can send pictures of the equipment, I can arrange for a viewing of the equipment. You would have to pick up the equipment yourselves if you purchase it.
  5. I highly recommend this group. Several Spectrum members have marched here and all enjoyed their experience. This group continues to grow and provide a very affordable drumcorps experience without sacrificing excellence.
  6. It is with regret that I announce that Spectrum Winterguard will be inactive for the 2013 season. Loss of our bingo game, loss of the bulk of our staff and extremely low numbers at our first audition have prompted us to make this decision. Decisions about the program's continuance will be made over the coming year.
  7. Spectrum Audition update Hello from Spectrum! The season is approaching and its time for auditions! Hope to see you there! AUDITIONS will be held Sunday October 7th from 9-4 at JC YMCA on Main Street in Johnson City NY. Callbacks will be Sunday October 14th from 9-4. Audition fee will be $25 Wear all black dance attire, form fitting, and make sure feet and ankles are visible. You can bring a lunch with you, or grab food on your short lunch break. If you have equipment that you would like to tryout on bring it as well! Some will be provided for you if you do not have your own.
  8. SPECTRUM AUDITIONS AUDITIONS will be held Sunday October 7th from 9-4 in the Binghamton area (update soon with actual facility). Callbacks will be Sunday October 14th from 9-4. Wear all black dance attire, form fitting, and make sure feet and ankles are visible. You can bring a lunch with you, or grab food on your short lunch break. Audition Fee is $25 If you have equipment that you would like to tryout on bring it as well! Some will be provided for you if you do not have your own. Information on an audition fee will be provided shortly. Hoping for a great turnout! :)
  9. Spectrum celebrates its 13th season of competition in 2012. In this time, Spectrum has become nationally recognized as a WGI finalist in both the Independent A and Open classes. In 2011, Spectrum was the champion of the Independent Open Class for both the Mid-York and Northeast Circuits, and Spectrum placed 6th at the WGI Championships in Dayton, Ohio. The 2012 program is entitled “Awoke in Beijing”, utilizing “Nouveau Americain” by Brazilian Girls, and “Beijing” by Patrick Watson. The Executive Director of Spectrum is Benjy VanKurin, and the guard is sponsored by the Barons of Steuben. The Director of Spectrum is David Bowen. Staff includes: Tanya Thomas, Jessica Czachowski (Cha-HUS-ky), Tyler Stables, Chris McCarthy, David Metzger, Chris Caraccilo, Casey McCoy, David Bowen, Travis St. Denny, Mikey Perkins, and Chris & Beth Calhoun. The 2012 Captain is Lauren McNerney. The members and staff of Spectrum would like to thank our management team, led by Chris Lane and Kelly Bennett, and our support staff and volunteers, for their countless hours of hard work to ensure the success of the program.
  10. 2012 schedule January 14th: CNS Sr. January 21st: Homer January 28th: Sherburne-Earlville February 4th: camp weekend February 11th: Laurens February 18th: ESM February 25th: WGI regional in Rochester, NY March 3rd: Central Square March 10th: camp weekend March 17th: Maine-Endwell March 24th: WGI regional in South Brunswick, NJ March 31st & April 1st: Mid York Championships April 7th: Spectrum Family Day April 10th to 15th: WGI World Championships in Dayton, OH
  11. From all the staff and members of Spectrum to all of our competitors,fans and supporters.....Merry Christmas. It is our hopes that your lives and coming season will be all you hope for!
  13. Horn is sold! thanks for all the inquiries.
  14. I have for sale 1 Deg 3 valve soprano with soft case. $150 firm. email
  15. Held at New Hartford High School(thanks Ken Dining) the 1st Annual New York State Spin Clinic was a huge success! Counting staff and members there were over 200 people participating. Classes were offered in movement, weapon and banner with all skill levels represented. Staffs were also able to set up time with Chris Calhoun Spectrum Staff member to talk over music and ideas. All folks involved came away with a great sense of accomplishment. The clinic also was a vast sharing experience between many of the guard programs in New York State. This will ultimately help to enhance all programs involved and New York State in general. It was Spectrum's pleasure to be able to host this event. We intend to make it an annual event. With the success of this years quickly organized clinic next year's should be even bigger and better. Stay tuned for more updates! To see some pictures of this year's clinic go to http://www.spectrumwinterguard​.org/NEWYORKSPINCLINIC.html