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  1. Watchmen open the 2018 season with a successful 1st audition with 80+ potential candidates for a brass, guard and percussion position. Executive Director, David Becker, welcomed everyone for attending, introduced this season’s staff, and presented the plans for the 2018 season. https://www.watchmenartsassociation.org/a-successful-first-audition-day-for-2018/
  2. We've been hard at work this winter. Here's a sneak-peak of our 2018 production. P.S. If you're interested in becoming a member or just want to stop by and help out, you can register here. Our next rehearsals are ... - Sunday, Jan. 14 - Sunday, Feb. 11 - Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 24-25
  3. Due to a college conflict, Pioneer Drum and Bugle Corps is seeking a tenor technician for the 2018 season. Candidates should have previous drum corps experience and availability for camps and summer tour. Pay commensurate with experience and availability. For more information, please forward a performance and professional resume to cdave9966@verizon.net The successful candidate will also need to submit current background clearances before employment. Thanks for your interest!
  4. 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!
  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. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. SDCA is looking for Music , Percussion or Design professionals that would like to advertise for free.. go to ..thesdca.org to sign up
  14. The Skyliners Drum & Bugle Corps is proud to announce the formation of their “Skyliners Performance Ensemble.” This group will perform at parades and other public events, primarily from September through March. The Skyliners Ensemble Staff includes: Joshua Delanuez - General Manager; Rachel E. - Brass Coordinator; and Mike Nederhood - Percussion Coordinator. Performers can be members, non-members, or anyone who wants to help the corps make money. We will set aside a portion of proceeds for people who participate. Funds can go directly to dues or paid to you directly. You make a little money and have some fun performing The Skyliner way. Most parades will be in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. The Skyliner Ensemble is currently performing in Milton, Pennsylvania on September 16th and in Slatington, Pennsylvania on October 28th. More gigs will be announced. The Skyliners Performance Ensemble is open to all instrumentation, so if you or your friends play a woodwind, they can come and play. We will get music and lyres for horns so there is no memorization. Show up the day of the event, and play off the music. Guard performers are also welcome! To join the group and get updates on performances and other info, go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/1608653605821291/?notif_t=group_added_to_group&notif_id=1500340742700662 or email Joshua Delanuez at joshua.delanuez@gmail.com.
  15. Legends seems to be in a pretty dire situation financially. They need significant funds to keep the corps moving down the road to Indy. Take a look at the video from their director and consider helping them out if you can: https://www.classy.org/campaign/legendsnow/c138390
  16. 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 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!
  17. Crimson Kings Drum Corps seeks Drill designer for Soundsport shows and an upcoming Brooklyn Nets fall 2017 Barclays Center performance. We are looking for both prepackaged drill (preferably scalable) and group specific drill options. Our Corps is currently 25 members. We are actively recruiting and 60 members is our target number. Open to all styles of music, however our Corps still uses G bugles and Fifes. Open to Avant garde, traditional military, and hybrid drill maneuvers, dance, etc. Our Members range from ages 10 to 22. Content should be age and guideline appropriate. Please have links to any of your materials, and compensation requirements. Open to experienced and brand new designers and arrangers. The New York Crimson Kings Drum, Fife and Bugle Corps, established in the 1950s, is the oldest and most honored Asian-American drum corps on the east coast dedicated to youth development through music and performing arts education. Please let us know if you also teach your drill with the staff. Should be familiar with marching band, DCI, DCA, Soundsport judging requirements and Maneuvers Send examples, resume/experience to nycrimsonkings@gmail.com crimsonkings.com facebook.com/crimsonkings
  18. First, a brief history lesson: On December 1, 1996, paperwork was filed in the State of Florida to create Heat Wave of Orlando Drum & Bugle Corps, Inc., the first DCA corps to come out of the Sunshine State. Heat Wave would go on to win or share the DCA Class A Championship twice. Skip ahead to 2009, when a change of direction led to a NEW name, Sun Devils, Inc. The Sun Devils took a more “serious” approach to programming than their fun-loving Florida-themed predecessors. Through a series of ups and downs, the Sun Devils would ultimately go on to become DCA Class A Finalists twice amid numerous DCA South Class A titles. Following the 2014 DCA season, there were philosophical differences that led to a split between the Sun Devils’ staff and administration. On October 1, 2014, the Board of Sun Devils, Inc. voted to change the name to Florida Marching Arts, Inc. The name change was part of a marketing decision based on the fact that we support more than one performing unit. On October 7, 2014, a group of former Sun Devils staff members founded Solaris Performing Arts, Inc. as a not-for-profit corporation in the State of Florida. You can read more about them here: http://www.solarisdrumcorps.org. To be clear, these are two separate groups operated by two separate organizations. So then you may be asking yourself, “well what happens to the Sun Devils?” That’s a very important question. There was much discussion on this topic and it was decided that, given recent events, it would be wise to forego competition in 2015 in order to firm up the corps’ infrastructure and ensure its long-term success. That said, the group is not experiencing financial woes (as is often the case in drum corps today). Additionally, the team in place has already made huge strides in repairing and/or replacing aging equipment and resources. And to be clear, the group is FAR from “inactive.” In fact, the group will be rehearsing in coming months in order to prepare for summer performances as well as solidify the nucleus that will help bring the corps BACK to competition in 2016 and beyond. Our new website is being developed at this time, but you can look for updates periodically athttp://sundevilspag.org. Moving forward, Florida Marching Arts, Inc. endeavors to create and foster more performance opportunities in the State of Florida. Our mission is first and foremost, to give back to the community by providing a positive atmosphere in which our young people receive an education in the performing arts and develop life-enriching character traits such as discipline, teamwork, integrity, leadership, dedication, and good citizenship. Our newest program offering is called PHOENIX. PHOENIX is a mixed ensemble that will perform in WGI’s Winter Winds circuit and possibly DCI’s new SoundSport division. By now you may be asking yourself, “so what is WGI Winds?” Glad you asked! “Continuing the Sport of the Arts tradition of performance and competition, WGI Winds is a unique form of the marching music activity. In fact, winds doesn’t mean “winds only.” Groups can include anything found in a concert band or orchestra as well as color guard and percussion performers. Winds is a natural extension of the WGI organization and will complete WGI’s support of the total band program.” What this means, is a unique and exciting performance opportunity that is open to literally EVERYONE! PHOENIX is open to all ages, ability levels, and instrumentation. Anyone with a great attitude and a desire to participate is welcome. The first organizational meeting for PHOENIX is scheduled for January 17th. More information will be available at their website: http://www.phoenixcorps.org/ PHOENIX is currently looking for staff and member applicants for their 2015 campaign. This first exploration of a new circuit(s) will start small – staying primarily local – with minimal fees and expenses. This is an excellent opportunity for those who have always wanted to check out the activity to “get their feet wet” so-to-speak without the exorbitant financial commitment normally associated with drum corps today. Please go to our website for more information on how you can become a performer or staff member today! We would be remiss if we did not offer a mention of our sister organization – Impact Drum & Bugle Corps. Impact has been performing at DCA’s mini corps championships and entertaining audiences all over for the past three seasons. The corps has shifted gears a bit this year with regards to programming and has taken on a very challenging but extremely fun and modern book. Impact welcomes all players ages 18 and up. You can find out more about Impact here: http://www.impactoforlando.org. In addition to the groups mentioned above, there are many more WGI Winds, DCI SoundSport, and other groups in development all over the state – probably the most exciting of which is the return of junior corps to the Sunshine State! Our friends at Heat Wave of Florida are bringing DCI-aged drum corps back to Florida. You can check them out here:http://www.heatwaveofflorida.com. In summary, drum corps/the marching arts are not dead in Florida. In fact, they’re very much alive AND GROWING! If you’ve read this far, we want to sincerely thank you for taking the time to read and understand what has been going on. We appreciate your patience while we went “silent.” During any transition period emotions and tensions understandably tend to run high. It was our intent to stay quiet until emotions calmed and details were worked out and ready to share. We invite you to follow ALL the goings on at Florida Marching Arts, Inc. by visiting our website at http://www.fmainc.org. From there you can find information on all of our performing units, make a donation, learn more about joining, volunteer, or inquire about joining our staff. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for your continued support. We’ll see you on the 50. Florida Marching Arts, Inc. is the longest running active drum corps organization in the State of Florida. Florida Marching Arts, Inc. is incorporated in the State of Florida and is registered with the United States Internal Revenue Service as a 501©3 not-for-profit corporation, governed by a board of directors.
  19. Watchmen Summer Auditions January 7th & 8th, February 4th & 5th Check in 8:00am - Audition Fee: $40 Auditions 9:00am - 9:00pm Location: Patriot High School 4355 Camino Real, Riverside, Ca 92509 email: director@watchmenartsassociation.org http://watchmenartsassociation.org/