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  1. A letter just sent to BDB parents that they are also remaining on west coast. Open Class Finals will be missing the top 2 Corps next year.
  2. ~~ 7th Regiment - In a Different Light ~~ "Finale" (from The Abyss) Alan Silvestri "Serenada Schizophrana" Danny Elfman and Claudia Brant "All Love Can Be" Will Jennings and James Horner "A Kaleidoscope of Mathematics" James Horner Source: ~~ The Battalion - Seeing Red ~~ Anton Bruckner Erik Satie Ludwig van Beethoven Original works by Shilo Stroman, John Matthews, & Alexander Entin. Source: ~~ Blue Devils B - The Other Side ~~ "Danse Macabre" Camille Saint-Saens "The Carnival of the Animals" Camille Saint-Saens "Dead Man's Party" Danny Elfman "Hello" Adele "Come Together" The Beatles "The Ecstasy of Gold" Ennio Marricone "A Time For Us" Nino Rota Source: ~~ Blue Devils C - Candyland: Part Blue ~~ "I Want Candy" The Strangeloves "Sugar Sugar" The Archies "Stuck Like Glue" Sugarland "Sugar, We're Goin Down" Fall Out Boy Source: ~~ Colts Cadets - Moderne ~~ "Un Bel Di" (from Madame Butterfly) Giacomo Puccini "Symphony No. 7, Mvt. 2" Beethoven "Young and Beautiful" Lana Del Rey "Bad Romance" Lady Gaga "Hut of Baba Yaga" and "Great Gate of Kiev" (from Pictures at an Exhibition) Modest Mussorgsky Source: ~~ Columbians - Danzon! ~~ "Danzon No. 2" Arturo Marquez "Havana" Camila Cabello "Bailando" Enrique Iglesias "On the Floor" Jennifer Lopez Source: ~~ Gold - Through Our Eyes ~~ Source: ~~ Golden Empire - Hear Our Voice ~~ Source: ~~ Guardians - D-AMNED. ~~ (Apparently DCP censors the show name) Kendrick Lamar Kanye West Kesha Chance the Rapper Childish Gambino Beyoncé Gustav Mahler Daniel Montoya Jr. Doug Bush Patricia Islas Source: ~~ Heat Wave - The World Keeps Spinning ~~ "New World Symphony" Antonín Dvořák "The Times Are A-Changin" Bob Dylan "What a Wonderful World" Louis Armstrong "Fanfare for The Common Man" Aaron Copland "There's A Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow" Robert B. Sherman and Richard M. Sherman Source: ~~ Impulse - Time After Time ~~ Source: ~~ Incognito - Neverland ~~ "Learn to Fly" by the Foo Fighters "Lost Boy" by Ruth B "Neverland" by Zendaya Source: ~~ Jubal - Vincent, the Beauty of Madness ~~ Source: ~~ Legends - Along Came a Spider ~~ Hatch - "Rite of Spring" Igor Stravinsky and "Itsy Bitsy Spider" (Traditional) Arachnid - "Symphony No. 8, Mvt. 3" Dimitri Shostakovich Spin - "Aha!" Imogen Heap and "Spiderman Theme" Paul Webster, Robert Harris Web - "Water Night" Eric Whitacre Widow - "Metropolis Symphony Mvt 1. (Lex)" Michael Daugherty Source: ~~ Les Stentors - (Inactive) ~~ ~~ Louisiana Stars - Redemption ~~ Source: ~~ Raiders - Beowulf: The Rise of a Legend ~~ Original Music by Jake Kaplan Source: ~~ River City Rhythm - Each Hour Wounds ~~ Source: ~~ Shadow - The Body Celestial ~~ "Shine" Michael Markowski "Wayfaring Stranger" Christopher M. Nelson "Aurora Awakes" John Mackey Source: ~~ Southwind - The Guitarist ~~ Part I - “Danzón No. 2” Arturo Márquez Part II - “A Mis Abuelos” Arturo Sandoval and “Everything I Can’t Have” Robin Thicke, James Gass and Moises Vivanco Part III - “Sing to the Moon” Laura Mvula and Steve Brown (as recorded with Snarky Puppy) Part IV - Danzón No. 2; (reprise) Arturo Márquez Source: ~~ Spartans - DaVinci's Workshop ~~ Original Music by Key Poulan, Matt McGuire, and Michael Moore "Music" Claude Debussy "Sogno di Volare" Christopher Tin Source: ~~ Vanguard Cadets - Off the Wall ~~ Source: ~~ Vessel - Bloom ~~ Source: ~~ Watchmen - Altered ~~ Original composition by Harry Hutchins and Paul Rendon Source:
  3. The Skyliners have declared that they will be competing in the Class A division of DCA for the 2018 season. “The choice is simply based on membership numbers,” said Jeff Crawford, Corps Director. “Our approach and philosophies are no different. For us, it is all about providing a great membership experience and entertaining our audience.” “We have a real committed and hard-working group,” said Shane Startzel, Brass Caption Head. “Our design team has given us a wonderful program that is going to challenge our members, and we are looking forward to a very competitive Class A division this summer”. The Skyliners are no strangers to success in “Class A”. They were the DCA “Class A” Champions in 1999 and 2002.
  4. Hi everyone, During these past few months, there has been a continuous line of drum corps going inactive because of issues that relates to recruitment of members, finances, and poor leadership by staff members of corps. Below is a list of all the corps that have gone inactive. Inactive Corps: Minnesota Brass - ( DCA Open Class ) - inactive as of 4/23/18 Kilties - ( DCA Class A ) - inactive as of 4/23/18 Alliance - ( DCA Open Class ) - inactive as of 2/21/18 Rocketeers - ( All Age Soundsport Group/ DCA Class A Applicant ) - inactive as of 4/17/18 Rivermen - ( Junior Soundsport Group ) - inactive as of 1/17/18 Appalachian Sound - ( Junior Soundsport Group ) - inactive as of 3/15/18 Lone Star - ( Junior Soundsport Group ) - inactive as of 3/19/18 These corps suffered from at least one of the situations listed above. I have recently been in touch with some corps that are looking to return to DCI Competition. However, these corps feel that at the moment, the problems that I have listed could potentially fall upon them. As a result of this, these corps are holding off efforts to get back into DCI competition. Below is list of corps that fall under this category. Teal Sound - World Class - hopes to return in near future. Doesn’t want to return yet because of the incident that happened with YEA. Spirit of Newark - Open Class - hopes to return in the near future. Cannot return yet due to lack of financial support. Racine Scouts - Open Class - hopes to return in the future. Making attempts to grow slowly back into DCI. Cannot return yet due to low membership numbers. We must do do everything we can to help promote the growth of these corps. Corps from all the competitive circuits are suffering and it is up to us to help them out. If you know someone who wants to march, please encourage them to do so. Make small financial donations whenever possible to help ensure the longetiviry of these corps. In the poll above, please vote for the way that plan to help/support drum corps.
  5. Drum corps is coming back to Lancaster County! The Reading Buccaneers, in partnership with the Hempfield Band Booster Club, will present the Buccaneer Classic on Saturday, July 7, at 7:00 PM at Hempfield High School’s Georgelis Law Firm Stadium, 340 Mumma Drive, Landisville, PA 17538. Performing in competition: Bushwackers (Princeton, NJ): Six-time DCA world champion Cadets2 (Allentown, PA): 2016 DCA world champion Fusion Core (Morris County, NJ): 2017 DCA top 5 world championship finalist Buccaneers (Reading, PA): Reigning and 15-time DCA world champion Performing in exhibition: Encorps (New Brunswick, NJ): New Jersey’s newest DCI drum corps. Skyliners Alumni (Englewood, NJ): The corps that puts the “f” in “forte!” Hawthorne Caballeros Alumni (Hawthorne, NJ): Showcasing the rich tradition of one of the activity’s most successful corps. Tickets are $20 for Reserved seats and $17 for General Admission. Handicapped seating is available. Purchase tickets HERE You may also order by mail at Buccaneer Classic, P.O. Box 120, Paoli, PA 19301. Please include a self-addressed stamped envelope and your check payable to “Reading Buccaneers.” Ticket orders received after July 1 will be held at Will Call. Tickets will also be available at the stadium on the day of the event. For more information, please contact or 717-314-4446. Come join us for a full evening of exciting music, motion, pageantry, and tradition!
  6. The Skyliners are pleased to announce that Timmy Allen has joined their staff as Visual Caption Head for the 2018 Season. Tim brings a lifetime of experience to the corps. His marching experience includes performing with the Rochester Crusaders, Syracuse Brigadiers, Connecticut Hurricanes, Magic of Orlando and Pioneer. He has designed and taught for The Ghost Riders, as well as a staff member for The White Sabers from 2012-2017, serving as ensemble coordinator and visual caption head in 2017. He is currently the Visual Caption Head and Winds and Front Ensemble co-arranger for the 2017 NYS Field Band Champion Corning-Painted Post High School Marching Band, as well as the Assistant Director and Front Ensemble Arranger for their indoor Percussion Ensemble. He attributes his success to growing up in a drum corps family, watching his dad, Donny, and his uncles, Tommy and Jimmy, as they have had a profound impact on the activity. “I am grateful for this opportunity to join an organization with such a rich history”, said Tim. “I am dedicating my work with The Skyliners this season to the memory of my Uncle Jim, who passed away last fall.” Also joining the staff as Color Guard designer and Instructor is Wendi Rogers Neumann. Wendi is coming to the 2018 Skyliners fresh off her 3rd season with The Guard Sr. indoor group. She has worked with Whitehall Coplay High School for the last 4 years, including helping them take home a Cavalcade of Bands American Open Class Championship in 2017. Wendi brings a vast experience both teaching and marching in DCA. "Wendi is going to be a great fit with our team", said Jeff Crawford, Corps Director. "I can't wait to watch this program develop this summer". Keep up-to-date with us via our website,, or contact Joshua Delanuez, Assistant Director for more information. The Skyliners Drum & Bugle Corps is a 501(c)3 non-profit, performance-based organization that provides quality educational opportunities for its members.
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  8. March 22, 2018. The Board of Directors of the New York Skyliners. Inc., announces the retirement of Larry Carbonell, Director of The Skyliners Drum & Bugle Corps, effective immediately. On behalf of the Board and the entire organization, we want to thank Larry and his wife, Stephanie for their hard work and dedication over the last 5 years. During their tenure, they brought The Skyliners back to life and out onto the field of DCA competition starting with the 2014 season. There is no question that The Skyliners would not be where they are today without the Carbonells’ tireless efforts on behalf of the corps. We are pleased to announce that Jeff Crawford is taking over the Directorship and Business Manager positions at this time. Jeff has been on The Skyliner staff since the return of the corps in 2014, serving as Visual Caption Head for the last two seasons. The Board is confident that Jeff has all the passion and ability needed to lead The Skyliners forward, and we are all confident that the next chapter in our story will be exciting and rewarding for everyone. Jeff wrote, “I am truly honored and excited to have the opportunity to continue what Larry and Stephanie Carbonell have started.” Joshua Delanuez has been named a new Assistant Director, Recruiting Events Coordinator. He joins Assistant Directors Robert Fizette, Construction Support and Doreen Sandor, Publicity and Corps Historian; and Jim and Suzanne Shea, Personnel Managers, on the Administration. Additional announcements will be made as needed. Earlier this month, The Board of Directors elected Jim Shea, a Lifetime Member of The Skyliners, to fill the vacant Board position previously held by long-time Skyliner Ray Peters. Congratulations to Jim on this new role. Keep up-to-date with us via our website,, or contact Joshua Delanuez via email at for more information. The Skyliners Drum & Bugle Corps is a 501(c)3 non-profit, performance-based organization that provides quality educational opportunities for its members.
  9. DUE TO INCOMING SNOW AND WINTER WEATHER, THE SKYLINERS ' MARCH 3/4 REHEARSALS CANCELLED Due to the pending Nor'easter heading our way, The Skyliners Drum & Bugle Corps has cancelled rehearsals for this weekend. For more information about upcoming camps and events, please go to MARCHSKY.ORG
  10. DUE TO INCOMING SNOW AND WINTER WEATHER, THE SKYLINERS ' MARCH 3/4 REHEARSALS CANCELLED Due to the pending Nor'easter heading our way, The Skyliners Drum & Bugle Corps has cancelled rehearsals for this weekend. For more information about upcoming camps and events, please go to MARCHSKY.ORG
  11. Southwind Drum & Bugle Corps is seeking two musicians, a guitarist and drum set percussionist, for its 2018 production. The guitarist must read music (not just tablature) and be versed in classical acoustic guitar. Prior drum corps or marching band experience is desirable but not required. The percussionist must be able to read music. Experience performing with marching ensembles is preferred. Both individuals must be able to meet the time and financial commitments required for a touring DCI drum corps. Rehearsal and touring schedules are available upon request. For more information and audition packets, please mail
  12. Watchmen enters into the 2018 season in their fifth year of competition, and they are stronger than ever. Starting as a brass ensemble in 2013, Watchmen has grown into a full size open class corps and will be touring this year in California, Arizona, Utah, and Colorado. This year’s production is entitled “Altered”, where they will test your altered states. The original composition by Harry Hutchins and Paul Rendon comes in four movements and will evoke images of psychological manipulation, covert intelligence, and mind control. Will chaos ensue? Let’s find out…
  13. 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.
  14. 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
  15. 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 The successful candidate will also need to submit current background clearances before employment. Thanks for your interest!
  16. 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!