Ray Priester

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  1. And nominations are still open! Have YOU sent in a nomination form yet??
  2. And the nominations are still open! Have YOU sent in a nomination form yet??
  3. So where is everyone??? No new posts or questions to be answered by the citizenry??
  4. Please keep in mind, you do NOT have to be a member of the Hall to nominate a candidate. Anyone can and should send in a nomination for consideration. Thank you.
  5. Please keep in mind, you do NOT have to be a member of the Hall to nominate a candidate. Anyone can and should send in a nomination. Thank you.
  6. The New Jersey Drum Corps Hall of Fame is now accepting nominations for the Class of 2016. These nominations are open to any and all folks deemed worthy by their fellow corps members. This is NOT a 'good ol' boys' thing for directors, instructors and judges, but open to ANYONE you feel was an absolute, positive influence on your corps members and the success of your corps. This is the person on whom your corps relied, whether as a Quartermaster, a chaperon, or a guy or gal in the horn line, drum line or color guard who took it upon him or herself to tutor the new kids on their own time and start to bring the newbie up to the same level as the rest of the section and be a contributor. Often, this person did this away from from the crowd and on the sly, not wanting any praise from the rank and file, just wanting to help the new person feel accepted and truly a MEMBER of the corps. It doesn't matter if the corps was a National contender or a local parade corps; these folks were absolutely necessary for the corps' success as a mentor to the kids of the community and to drum corps in general. It could be a parent who wanted to be a part of something for the town. It could be the person who had two left feet and wound up being the best marching member. It can be anyone you feel a corps could just not be without. Every corps in the state has or had at least one person fitting this description and we would like to hear about them and consider them for induction into the NJDCHoF. Give it some serious thought and put pen to paper and let us know why you feel this person should be considered for induction into the Hall of Fame. We ask that you go to our website at www.njdrumcorps.org, print out and fill out a nomination form and mail it to: New Jersey Drum Corps Hall of Fame 213 Parkhights Ave Dover, NJ 07801 Please get those nominations in to us before July 1. Thank you very much for your interest in the New Jersey Hall of Fame and paying homage to all those who have made a contribution to our great activity over these many years. Thank you, once again.
  7. The New Jersey Drum Corps Hall of Fame is now accepting nominations for the Class of 2016. These nominations are open to any and all folks deemed worthy by their fellow corps members. This is NOT a 'good ol' boys' thing for directors, instructors and judges, but open to ANYONE you feel was an absolute, positive influence on your corps members and the success of your corps. This is the person on whom your corps relied, whether as a Quartermaster, a chaperon or a guy or gal in the horn line, drum line or color guard who took it upon him or herself to tutor the new kids on their own time and start to bring the newbie up to the same level as the rest of the section. Often, this person did this away from the crowd and on the sly, not wanting any praise from the rank and file, just wanting to help the new person feel accepted and truly a MEMBER of the corps. It doesn't matter if the corps was a National contender or a local parade corps; these folks were absolutely necessary for the corps' success as a mentor to the kids of the community and to drum corps in general. It could be a parent who wanted to be a part of something for the town. It could be the person who had two left feet and wound up being the best marching member. It can be anyone you feel a corps could just not be without!! Every corps in the state has or had at least one person fitting this description and we would like to hear about them and consider them for induction into the NJDCHoF. Give it some serious thought and put pen to paper and let us know why you feel this person should be considered for induction into the Hall of Fame. We ask that you go to our website at www.njdrumcorps.org, print out and fill out a nomination form and mail it to: New Jersey Drum Corps Hall of Fame 213 Parkhights Ave Dover, NJ 07801 Please get those nominations in to us before July 1. Thank you very much for your interest in the New Jersey Hall of Fame and paying homage to all those who have made a contribution to our great activity over these many years. Thank you, once again.
  8. and that's just the ones from up-state! Add the metro area and you're way up there in numbers!!!
  9. I think Manny marched an exhibition with them in PA. He was with us, got tossed during the afternoon rehearsal and wound up learning and marching Kingsmen's show in exhibition that night at the show. Didn't have black shoes with him, so marched in black socks! That might have been the day that Pepe smacked him.
  10. Late '65 saw the Staten Island Thunderbirds and the 122Pct PAL Lawmen merge to form the Statenaires for '66. Short term success, unfortunately.
  11. Nah, our Queen has other things keeping her busy right now. She really isn't on FB as much as it would seem.
  12. I think that Oceanside also produced drummer extraordinaire, Jack Murray too.
  13. Santa Clara, combined corps and alumni to march Rose Bowl one year. At 6.5 miles, not a chance !!!!!
  14. Same here, Jeff. And for the record, a lot of the younger folks have to realize that just because there is snow on the roof, doesn't mean there isn't a raging fire down below. Alumni still perform with the intensity of the competing members, just without the same endurance. Hey, getting older still stinks, but it beats the hell out of the alternative!