Sunrisers announce Gene O'Brien and Frank Mauriello to key positio

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In continuing our announcement of key staff, the Sunrisers are pleased to announce that Eugene O'Brien has taken on the role of Program Coordinator.

Gene has taught numerous award winning drum and bugle corps including the Spartans of Nashua NH, the Boston Crusaders, Connecticut Hurricanes, Rochester Crusaders, Syracuse Brigadiers, Carolina Gold, Fusion Corps from Morristown New Jersey. Mr. O’Brien worked on the Drum Corps International Event Staff since 2004. He was inducted into the Massachusetts Drum Corps/ Music Educators Hall of Fame in 2012. Gene was marching member of the Rhode Island Matadors, Fitchburg Kingsmen, Boston Crusader Senior Corps, Connecticut Hurricanes.

Gene attended the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and received his BS Degree in Environmental Design/Transportation Planning and minored in Music Education in 1987. He performed in the Marching Band, Symphonic Band, University Chorale, and Choral Union. He studied marching band technique with George Parks and Thomas Hannum, Instrumental conducting with Ronald Steele, Choral Conducting from Dr. Richard DuBois. Mr. O’Brien then went to the University of Massachusetts at Lowell to further study Music Education with Dr. Rosita Sands and performed with the University Concert Band under the Baton of Dan Lutz.

Performances include two Presidential Inaugurations, Statue of Liberty Dedication, Macys Parade,Montreal Canada. Gene has consulted numerous award winning marching bands along the East Coast. He has brought a vision to the Everett Public Schools to assist to build one of the finest music programs in the state of Massachusetts.

Gene firmly believes in a team approach to music education with superb teachers that will inspire young students to achieve to their highest potential. Mr. O’Brien resides in Waltham Massachusetts with his wife Carol. Please join the Sunrisers as we welcome Gene on board with his new role!

The Sunrisers welcome back to the team, Frank Mauriello. Frank continues his position as Staff Coordinator.

Frank Mauriello received his B.M. in Music Education at the C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University and has performed in many ensembles such as, the C.W. Post Percussion Ensemble, the C.W. Post Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band, and the C.W. Post Orchestra. Frank achievements include the Coordinator of Music Scholarship Award.

Frank was the assistant director and the front ensemble arranger for “Rage”, L.I.’s first Independent Indoor Marching Percussion Ensemble. In addition, he has arranged and instructed several competitive marching bands, such as Garden City High School, Roslyn High School, Eastport-South Manor High School, Seaford High School, Division Avenue High School, and the 2009 New York State Champions – Mineola High School.

Frank is the director of the Mineola High School Mustang Marching Band whose achievements have been noted throughout New York State, including performances at the Syracuse Carrier Dome in the NYSFBC Circuit and the Newsday Marching Band Festival. The Mineola Mustangs performed at Rose Hall in Lincoln Center (Jazz at Lincoln Center) for a special event put on by Turner Broadcasting (TBS) for over 500 television executives, honoring the 20th Anniversary of the Cartoon Network.

Frank’s great aspiration is to combine his range of experience with his ability to be a kindhearted, enthusiastic and intelligent teacher, who will make a positive contribution both musically and educationally.

Frank's dedication to the advancement of the Sunrisers should be noted. He has had a steady hand in the development of this corps.

Edited by Sunrisers Publicity
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Building a great team their guys ,you can move up in the standing in DCA ,Best wishes going forward great to see all the good things happening for the Corps .GO SUNRISERS 2015

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Looking forward to the Sunrisers new web site ,Should be great .

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