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                                                       The Instructors       

 
  The Hurricanes have a lengthy history and are recognized as one of the finest all age drum corps in the world. The creative arm of the educational staff has always enjoyed top billing and marquee status, in recognition of their talents, expertise, and vision for what they’ve accomplished year after year…designing a crowd appealing production, fraught with pageantry and precision, crafted to accentuate a powerful, yet pleasant musical presentation. 

  The balance of the educational staff, however, remains largely anonymous, known and revered primarily by the Hurricane family. We would be remiss in neglecting to acknowledge our instructional corps’ members, past and present. Through the years they’ve taken the blueprints, laid the foundation, and built many amazing editions of our drum corps, defined by its ever present high level of audience appeal.

  Many members of the instructional staff are formally educated. Some are educators by profession, some professional musicians. Many others rose through the ranks, as Hurricanes, having absorbed their lessons and training. There are still others who’ve come to the Corps having been attracted by the Hurricane mystique, the tradition, the identity, and the opportunity to compete against the elite of the DCA. They are all blessed, in some way, by the qualitative attributes desired to achieve the formidable task of transforming a group of individuals into a unit that performs as one, e.g. the ability to effectively communicate, motivate, and demonstrate with expertise. They must possess a temperament for extraordinary patience and understanding, and a passion for the activity as exemplified by their dedication and commitment to the standards and goals set fourth in our Mission Statement.   

  We appreciate our instructors. Weather they arrange the music, or teach and refine the skills required to play a brass or percussion instrument, or if their specialty is marching, movement and bearing, or perhaps dance, flag or rifle technique...Instructors, by their inherent nature, are renowned for seemingly, endless requests of their charges, for that “one more time,” ….a testament to their relentless quest of perfection. They share a common bond beyond being the best at what they do; they also clearly understand the logic of an old saying that states…. “Good enough is the worst enemy of the best.” Understanding this sentiment enables them to bring fourth the highest levels of performance, quite simply, because they are the best! Be it for one year, or 30 years…. They are Hurricanes who make a difference!

                                                                      
                                  

                                                                      Brass
 

Oscar Knablin…Joe Genero…Art Hlywa…Hy Dreitzer...Bob Butler…Frank Dorrite…Eric Rosen…


Kippy Green…Ray Fallon…Pepe Notaro…Frank Ponzo…John Glynn…Curt Golder…Jim Wedge…


John Arientano…Dave Negri…Buddy Bibeault…Scott Friend…Steve Gangi…Rich Yelinek…


Laurie Kunzle…Larry Kerchner…Hilary Anderson…Chris Bernatos…Donnie Allen…Ron Secchi…


Marvin McNeil…Jeff Mitchell…James Covington…Aaron Barkum…Sal Flores…Kevin Lowery…


Austin Green…Mike Micelli…Dave Dion…Matt Aubin…Justin Mitnick…Michael Klesch…Joe Exley…


Dennis Argul…Phil Wasilek….Bob Glover…Jon Rogers…Kevin Lam…Barry Zhou…Haley Milliman…


Eric Sasman…Mike Hanrahan…Kevin Webb…Michael Coogan…John Leonard…Vidal Orduz…


Liam Hanna…Josh Murphy…Pete Horton…Bill Solari…Matt Krempasky...Jason Arnold…Kevin Sandler…


Manny Arboleda...Ted Adams...Brendan Michalico...Key Poulan...Eric Stramel...Matt Piros...



                                            


         Percussion                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
Buddy Ogle…Earl Sturtz…Les Parks…Don Friesing…Raymond Luedee…Jim Dugan Sr…

Tom Wubenhourst…John Bodnar…Tom Gabianelli…John Moynihan…Bob Wilcox…Pat Scallin…


Tony Palumbo…Cosmo Barbaro…Joe Gaudette…Bob Rush...John Flowers…Jack Cash…


Bob Kogut…Steve St Mary…Jim Miller…Jeff Moore…Bob Vitti…John Oddo...Dave Dion…


Jim Dugan Jr…Bernie Malesky…Brian Mason…Chris Bachelder…Chris Rivera…Ed Marino...


Tim Holcomb…Kevin Murphy…Dennis DeLucia…Donnie Binette…Dave Brush…Tim Hamel…


Chris Johnson…Mike Hillegas…Steve Conoscenti…Mike Blancalfleur…Dave Sleath…Jamie Mills…

Anthony D’Andrea…Matt Morch…Dan Czsuka…Joe Itkor…Tom Maraglino…James Bocuzzi…


Tom Anderson…Tex Lazenberry...Kriten Muser…Scott Johnson….Gary Gill…Dave Dumont…


Mike Schmitt…Mike Wyatt…Tom Aungst…Andy Kolar…Austin Avery…Stacey Palumbo…


Omi Baton…Eric Boylan…Colon Mason…Andrew Barlow…Chris Bill…Thomas Wilson…


Dustin Patrick…Iris Heady…Ryan Franks...Robert Scott…Jessica Popik…Mike Rabinowitz…


Dave Palaggi…Ricky Cherry…Pat O’Shea…Audrey Griffin…Dave Paradis…Mark Thurston…


Wes Parker…Tim Harrington…Mark Sanford…Wes Sullivan...J.J.Pipitone...Kieth Chernek...


Kevin Thompson...Brandon Carrita...Tony Gamble...A.J. Frierson...Isaiah Ojeda...Anthony Davis...


​Gene Bennett III...James Hagen...Ricky Cherry…A.J. Rittenhouse…Michael Wyatt…E.Scott Hiser…


Kristen Morgan…Lernard Brand...

 

 

                                                  

                                                       Visual and Marching
 
Vinnie Ratford…Ed Condon…Bob Woods…Bob Daniels…Ike Ianessa…Peter Berry…


George Oliveri…Carmen Cluna…Ted Schwartzburg…Arnold Juliano…Bob Findley…Neal Smith…


Ed Yagovane…John Fisher…Dennis Banks…Vinny Day…Joe Vizzo…Ralph Pace…Jim Russo…


Steve Brubaker…Dave Bandy…George Maloney…Bill Duquette…Jay Murphy…Dave Younkin…


Rich Mastrioani…Dan McBride…Doug Oravez…Ray Clark…Kevin Olivera…Joe Nicholson...


John Curran…Carl Boos…Jeff Smith…John Hannigan…Melanie Champion…Phil Vizzo…Ed Griffin…

Duke Cornwall…Tony Deyo…Bob Waterhouse…Jamey Thompson…Joe Roche…Patty Bush…


Vinnie Cataudella…Steve Rinda…Jack Pursifull…Mike Catalano…Jim Zulik…Steve Lyons…


Matt DeLassus…Steve Surina… Austin Avery…Jason DeGroff…Kevin Lowery…Annie Patrone...


Sal Adamo…Pete Coyle…Ian Flint…James Haber…Ted Furman…Jacob Ulm…Michael Coogan…


Kevin Webb…Mike Hanrahan…Michael Staffieri…Steve Sirina…Rick Morey…Brad Mea…Vanessa Savy…


Adam Kuffner...Shari Kuzel...Armon Raygani...Kevin Bell...Nik Decker...Josh Lefurge...Ricky Grasso...


Henry Flores...Blair Roberts...Tony  Madore...

                                         

                                                        

                                         

                                               Color Guard


Tom Hart…Mickey Kelley…Terry Sekellick…Jim VanRomer…Brenda Curran…Mary Kantorowski...


Cathy Janilus…Bob Godbout…Lynn Marone…Michael Kinner…Jeanne Bibeault…Gail Bottilo…


Jackie Kelly…Erica Boos…Anthony Erevia…Tosca Zern Rivera…Cathy Brauer…Helen Woods…


Robin Clark…Bert Serrano…Phil Triani…Jim Zulick…John Lemire…Karen Prince…Greg Horn…


Mark Pepin…Kim Nardone…Randy Acardi…Monica Rocco...Ed Doscher…Jeff  Namian…Sarah Argul…

Jackie Coladonato…Michelle Liscio…James Pergely…Laura Choquette…Conner Kovatch…


Mark Willis…Jackie Cola…Michelle Lescio…Janelle Moore…Rick Delancy…Brittany Gordon…


Bella Cataudella...Lauren Sember...John Duffy...Nick Smirolno...Natalie DeAndrea...Sarah Smith...