They entire Skyliner family mourns the loss of Gerard Robert “Bob” Holton, President of our Board of Directors.
Mr. Holton was not just an instrumental part of Skyliners history, he was a Drum Corps Hall of Fame Member who had a profound effect across the entire activity.
Born in Bayonne NJ, on August 29, 1935. Bob served our country proudly in the US Army as a First Lieutenant in the Adjutant General Corps. He then went on to be a Director of Credit at Toshiba American. He was a leader and mentor of the St. Andrews Bridgemen and Cranford Patriots Drum Corps, and an adjudicator for Drum Corps Associates. He held several positions with The Skyliners, including Guard Captain, Visual Instructor and designer, Assistant Director and Director. A true innovator, Bob was responsible for breaking down barriers for inclusion in the activity.
His wisdom and guidance can never be replaced, but his presence will forever be felt in everything the Skyliners will ever do.
Our condolences to his wife, Carol, and his entire wonderful family.
We are excited to announce our Brass Open House Day, November 21st, to be held in Johnson City NY. The “Southern Tier” has a long and rich tradition in the Drum Corps activity, and this event gives all the talented brass performers in the area an opportunity to check out what being a Skyliner is all about. For more information, and to pre-register for this and other upcoming events, submit our interest form below!
There is no other sound like it in the world. The sounds of a Drum Corps brass line returned to the field for our Summer Series Brass and Percussion Event. Over 40 brass players joined our percussion group for a great day of fun and world class instruction. The corps welcomed guest clinician, Dr. David Earll, who joined our Brass Caption Head, Tony Godoy, and Show Coordinator, Timmy Allen in leading the corps through some technique and performance exercises. A fantastic mix of veterans and new faces showed how much can be accomplished with focus and enthusiasm, and we are eagerly looking forward to continuing to develop our 2022 program “Slaughter”. If you want to be a part of this historic upcoming season, be sure to submit our interest form below!
The familiar sounds of drum beats and keyboard notes filled Foley Field as our first Summer Series Percussion Clinic marked the start of what is sure to be a fun filled summer! It was great to see so many old friends and to meet some new ones who enjoyed playing and getting some World Class tips from our fantastic staff and guest clinician Dr. Gifford Howarth. You can be a part of the fun! Submit our interest form below to find out more!
We are pleased to welcome our newest staff member, Tony Godoy, Brass Caption Head. Not only is Tony a talented performer and experienced educator, he comes from a family with a significant history in the drum corps activity. We are excited to have Tony join the list of legendary names that have contributed to our long history of entertaining brass lines.
Interested in joining our team of dedicated staff members? Submit our staff interest form to find out more!
The Skyliners are pleased to announce our first Summer Series Event! Here’s your chance to meet and play with our fantastic battery and front ensemble members! Our professional staff and guest clinicians will provide a fun and educational experience for all ages and skill levels. There is no cost to attend, so submit an interest form below to find out more about this and future events, including soon to be released dates for brass and color guard!
We are excited to announce plans for a Skyliners Summer Series of events to be scheduled for the summer of 2021. After carefully considering the options for participating in the DCA Virtual Competitive Season, we have decided instead to spend this summer exploring unique performance opportunities and community events that have not been possible during a normal competitive season. We will also be continuing to develop our “Slaughter” production that was shaping up to be an exciting part of our 75th Anniversary before we had to suspend operations due to pandemic restrictions. We look forward to finally being able to perform this program in the 2022 competition season as we celebrate what will be our 77th Anniversary. If you would like more information about how you can be a part of our proud history, please submit the interest form on our website.
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Because we feel that the State of Pennsylvania current recommendations always serve as the best guidelines for the safety of our members and staff, we are excited to be planning some special events as current restrictions allow us the ability to return to activities safely. We are busy planning multiple options for the 2021 summer, and are looking forward to some unique performance and community opportunities. If you are interested in finding out more, and would like to get updates as details are released, please submit the “interest form” on our website.