Jeff’s drum corps experience spans his entire life, being the 3rd of 4 marching generations in his family. His marching experience includes The Empire State Express from Apalachin Ny, The Watkins Glen Squires from Watkins Glen NY, and The 27th Lancers from Revere MA.
He has been involved with the Skyliners since their return to the field in 2014. He served as Visual Caption head before accepting the Director position in April of 2018.
He has been the Assistant Band Director and Visual Program Designer for The Wyoming Valley West Marching Band since 2009. In 2017 he was also the Visual Designer for The Greater Nanticoke Area Marching Band.
Josh first joined the Skyliners in 2000 and has fallen in love with the corps for its rich history, its attitude and comradery. He has marched with the Skyliners, the Sunrisers and Windsor Regiment. When the corps came back for the 2014 competitive season, he came back to his drum corps home to pass along the Skyliner tradition. He has been Contra Section Leader, Visual Tech, Truck Driver and Recruiting Coordinator. Now as assistant Director he is prepared to utilize his knowledge, passion, and experience to help keep Sky successful.
Board of Directors
Design and Coordination
Keith William Dunton is an International music clinician, and marching arts producer living in Los Angeles, CA. He holds a degree in Bachelor of Music: Trumpet Performance from St. Olaf College and is the owner of "Design by keith." a full-service program coordinating business for the marching arts industry.
He was the program coordinator to: BOA St. George Regional Champion American Fork UT, BOA San Jose Finalists Amador Valley CA & Homestead CA, YIM Runner-up Champion Eden Prairie MN, BOA St. George 2A Class Champion and finalist Loveland CO, WBA combined 1/2/3A 2nd place Fountain Valley CA & 3rd place Cerritos CA, WBA Grand Combined 4/5A 3rd place Homestead CA, Remo Series Finale runner-up James E. Taylor TX, and many other programs across the country.
Keith continues to design shows in Asia with in-person clinics multiple times throughout the year.
Ensemble and Staff Coordinator
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 co winds and front ensemble 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. He is returning to the Skyliners for his second season, moving from Visual Caption Head to Staff and Ensemble coordinator.
John Meehan works with The Blue Devils organization as Brass Caption Head and Arranger for the 17 time D.C.I. Champion ‘A’ Corps, as well as Music Director and Arranger for the ‘B’ and ‘C’ Corps. Since joining the staff in 1994, John has helped the ‘A’ Corps win 11 D.C.I. Championships and 12 Jim Ott High Brass Awards.
John has been composing and arranging since 1992. Current and past groups include Eden Prairie High School (MN), James Taylor High School (TX), Ayala High School (2013 BOA Grand National Finalist), American Fork High School (2014 BOA Regional Champion), Clements, Amador Valley and Homestead High Schools, as well as the Yokohama Scouts Drum Corps from Japan.
Other non-pageantry writing includes composing for the album “The Music of WYLAND”, scoring the film “Mind Games”, writing two spots for Kaiser Permanente, and being commissioned to compose several wind ensemble pieces.
Notable career achievements include lead designer for the System Blue and King marching brass instruments, development and production for Sample Logic/System Blue sound libraries, and performing (as a percussionist) on the movie soundtrack “Monsters University”.
John is a Conn-Selmer artist, exclusively uses Sibelius, and lives in California with his wife Jackie, their 3 daughters, and two rescue dogs.
John is very much looking forward to his work with the Skyliners this coming season!
Battery Percussion Arranger
Scott's musical training began at the age of four when he began taking drum lessons from a local percussion instructor. At the encouragement of this instructor he became involved in the Drum and Bugle Corps activity. Before his fifth birthday, Scott joined the Red Knights Drum and Bell Corp. and later graduated to the Royalairs Drum and Bugle Corps. Scott remained with the unit until he joined the Blue Devils Drum and Bugle Corps at age 18. He was a marching member in the Blue Devils snare line from 1976 through 1979. He became a member of the Blue Devil staff as a Percussion instructor from 1978 through 1989 and later rejoined the organization in 1994 as Director of Percussion and Percussion Arranger. Scott is also the former Percussion Arranger for Riverside Community College, as well as the arranger for Beatrix Drum Corp. from Holland, San Francisco Renegades Drum and Bugle Corps, and arranger for many drum corps and marching bands in the United States as well as in Japan.
During his time away from the Blue Devils, Scott was hired as Director of Percussion and Percussion Arranger for the Santa Clara Vanguard Drum and Bugle Corps from 1991 through 1993, after one year as percussion consultant in 1990.
Personal awards include seventeen D.C.I. Gold medal championships, fourteen D.C.I. High Percussion titles, two W.G.I. Gold medal championships, three DCA Gold medal championships, two DCA High Percussion titles, ten DCE championships, nine DCE High Percussion titles, ten High Percussion titles in Japan, and 1977 D.C.I. & P.A.S. IndividualSnare champion.
Although the primary focus of his teaching career has been in the Drum Corps idiom, Scott has taught privately and arranged percussion scores at the elementary, junior, senior high, and university levels.
Scott's judging assignments have included numerous marching band and percussion competitions throughout the world, including P.A.S. championships, W.G.I. championships, South African Championships, Indonesia Championships, and the Bands of America Grand National Championships.
Scott is one of the most sought after Marching Percussion clinicians in the world today. He has held numerous percussion clinics throughout the United States, Japan, Canada, Belgium, Germany, Holland, Scotland, South Africa, South Korea, Indonesia, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Australia, Italy, and China.
Front Ensemble Arranger
For those involved within the arts, coaching sports or teaching academics, there is an age-old adage of “paying it forward” – the idea that those who were once performers, athletes or students become involved in similar educational paths of their respective mentors; to preserve the ideals and traditions passed down and deliver them a new generation. Sean Gordon is among the new wave of up and coming instructors that fits this positive trend.
Sean’s mallet percussion training began as a seventh grader while attending Canyon Hills Jr. High. He continued to play mallets for Ayala’s percussion section all four years before graduating and participating with groups such as Pulse Percussion, Riverside Community College, Impulse Drum and Bugle Corps and aging-out with the 2007 DCI Champions, The Blue Devils, as a mallet percussionist.
During the course of his indoor career, Sean returned to his alumni as a mallet tech in 2007, holding the position until he was promoted to front ensemble instructor in 2009 – working with the likes of his former instructor, Caleb Rothe, Bryan Nungaray, and current front ensemble instructor/arranger Jim Wunderlich.
Since Sean’s inclusion as Ayala’s mallet tech, the standard setting concert ensemble has earned an astounding three Percussion Scholastic Concert World Championships (four total for 2006 – 2007, 2009 – 2010), as well as their first Percussion Scholastic World title in 2010 with their emotionally charged and patriotic program, “Live to Tell”. He also worked with Pulse Percussion as a mallet technician from 2009 – 2011, where the ensemble earned a 4th place finish in 2009, the Percussion Independent World Bronze Medal in 2011 and the organization’s first ever Championship in 2010 for their program, “Worth the Wait”.
Sean’s teaching prowess has also migrated to the drum corps scene, as he has worked as the front ensemble instructor for The Mandarins Drum & Bugle Corps (Sacramento, CA) in 2010, The Academy Drum & Bugle Corps (Tempe, AZ) in 2011 and 2012, and The Blue Devils Drum & Bugle Corps in 2013.
Sean currently resides in Chino Hills, CA and is a proud educational endorser of REMO drumheads, Innovative Percussion sticks and mallets , and TAMA Percussion.
Brandon Wickham is an international clinician, visual designer, and consultant from California. Brandon began his marching career as a baritone player in 2004 with the Vanguard Cadet Drum and Bugle Corps from Santa Clara, California and went on to join the Blue Devils Drum and Bugle Corps in 2005.
Since aging out from the Blue Devils organization in 2008, Brandon has gone on to work with several award winning high school programs throughout California and the Mid-Western United States. From 2011-2015, Brandon worked as a designer and visual caption head of the 2011 and 2012 WBA Champion and 2013 BOA Grand National Finalist, Ayala High School Band and Color Guard, as well as the 2013 WBA Champion Upland High School Marching Band, and the 2014-2105 WBA class champion Cerritos High School. After the 2015 fall competitive season, Brandon moved to Indianapolis, Indiana where he has since joined the staff of several prestigious high school programs including the Avon Marching Black and Gold, Ben Davis Marching Giants, and the Center Grove High School Marching Band.
Outside of the competitive fall season, Brandon works with several different indoor ensembles throughout the western and mid-western United States. Over the past several years Brandon has had the opportunity to work with various indoor ensembles at Avon High School, Ayala High School, Center Grove High School, Etiwanda High School, and Ben Davis High School, as well as a number of other scholastic and independent groups across the country.
When the school year comes to an end, Brandon spends his time teaching throughout the summer with DCI. After joining the visual staff of the Pacific Crest Drum and Bugle Corps in 2013, Brandon went on to become the Visual Caption Head of the Academy Drum and Bugle Corps in 2014. After the 2015 competitive season, Brandon was asked to join the visual team at the 18 time World Champion Blue Devils Drum and Bugle Corps from Concord, California.
As a visual designer, Brandon designs custom drill for several different marching ensembles across the U.S. as well as marching ensembles in Taiwan, China, and England. Brandon’s work has been performed and awarded at several local and state competitions throughout the United States and has also been performed at the Bands of America Grand National Championships in Indianapolis, IN, and the Winter Guard International World Championships in Dayton, Ohio.
When he is not teaching in the United States, or near home, Brandon works as a visual designer and clinician for several international groups in China, Taiwan, South America, and England.
Brandon graduated with High Honors from California State University San Bernardino where he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration with and emphasis in Marketing. Brandon is also a member of the Beta Gamma Sigma Honors Society for Business.
Visual/Color Guard Consultant
Jessica is originally from Golden, Colorado but now lives in the Salt Lake City area. She has been working as a color guard director in public education for over 7 years. She has taught at: Air Academy High School, Bingham High School, Bear Creek High School, Legacy High School, and Wheat Ridge High School. Jessica's ensembles have been awarded several state championships both in 5a Marching Band Competition, and Rocky Mountain Color Guard Association. Legacy High School also had the honor of performing in the 2011 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade under the color guard direction of Jessica Froyen. She has also been an active member of Winter Guard International (WGI) hosting the Denver Regional, and organizing a trip with Bear Creek High School Winter Guard. Bear Creek High School placed 16 out of 103 High Schools from across the nation and won the Denver WGI Regional. Prior to teaching, Jessica was a member of several color guards and dance ensembles; performing with Crossmen Drum and Bugle Corps, Oracle Dance Ensemble, Alchemy Winter Guard, Nova Winter Guard, and Signature Winter Guard.
Brass 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 2008-2017. 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.
Asst. Brass Caption Head
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 is a band director at Roxboro Rd Middle School in the North Syracuse Central School District. His primary duties include teaching all of the brass and percussion lessons as well as some classroom music. Outside of the school day, Mark plays professionally on trumpet with the Central Winds: A Music Educator Wind Ensemble, church services throughout the year, and has played with various orchestras in the Syracuse area (Masterworks Chorale, Utica Symphony, Syracuse Symphony, and Symphoria). Involvement in the marching activity for Mark dates back to middle school days at Phoenix Central Schools. Mark was part of the marching band, indoor percussion ensemble, and more. For 10 years, Mark was an instructor/assistant director for the drumline and marching band at CNS. Drum corps involvement has been with the Syracuse Brigadiers, Empire Statesmen, and most recently, the Skyliners.
Percussion Caption Head
Ian was The Skyliners Snare Technician for the last two years. His marching experience includes 2005, 2010, 2013 Empire Statesmen; 2006-2009 Rochester Crusaders; and the 2010 Onondaga Community College Indoor Drum line. Teaching since 2009, his experience includes 2009-2010 Webster Marching Band; 2016 Victor Marching Blue Devils; 2011, 2015-2017 Victor Indoor Percussion Ensemble; 2013-2015 Greece Marching Blue Knights; and 2016 Skyliners Drum and Bugle Corps. During his time with VIPE they were crowned the New York State Percussion Circuit Champions in 2015, 2016, and 2017, along with earning a third place finish in 2017 at the WGI World Championships. Ian earned a Bachelor of Arts in History from Nazareth College, and holds certification to teach Social Studies.
Lead Battery Technician
Jordan first started in the activity when he was 11, and has 11 years of marching experience in drum corps. He has taught at several high schools including Marcus Whitman, Naples, Dundee, and Corning Painted Post. He currently teaches at Corning Painted Post high school. In his first year with Dundee, as percussion caption head, they won a State Championship for the first time in the independent class. He is in his fourth year teaching at Corning Painted Post, where he helped them win the 2017 State Championship in the New York State Field Band Conference. Jordan also marched 2 years of World Class WGI with United Percussion, and performed in the World Class Finals both years. With the Skyliners, Jordan has filled the roles of Tenor and Snare technician. Jordan returns to Skyliners for 2019 as a tenor technician and lead technician.
Front Ensemble Technician
Josh has been performing in drum corps and indoor front ensembles since he was 10 years old, now with 12 years of experience in both. He previously taught at the White Sabers drum and bugle corps, as well as high schools such as Marcus Whitman, Dundee, and Corning Painted Post. In his first year at Dundee, he helped them bring home the independent New York state championship title for the first time, as well as another NY state championship for Corning Painted Post in 2017. He also has experience performing with world class WGI ensembles; 2016 United Percussion and 2018 Matrix World. This will be Josh’s third with the Skyliners, serving as a tech and head front ensemble technician.
Sound and Front Ensemble Coordinator
Joe brings a wealth of Drum Corps experience to The Skyliners. He has performed with the Rochester Crusaders, Syracuse Brigadiers, The Skyliners, and The Madison Scouts. His previous teaching experience includes being the front ensemble coordinator and sound engineer for The Williamsport Marching Millionaires, The Victor Blue Devils, The Webster Indoor Percussion Ensemble, The Syracuse Brigadiers, and The Skyliners. He has also worked with The Kidsgrove Scouts during their last two American Tours, as well as traveling to finish their season in 2015, at DCE Championships. He has a Bachelor of the Arts degree with a minor in Music from Mansfield University, where he studied under Dr Adam Brennan and Conrad Alexander. He has also studied privately with Dr. Gifford Howarth. Joe is excited to be back with The Skyliners for his second season as the Front Ensemble Coordinator.
Front Ensemble Technician
Lexy is very excited to be back for her third season with the Skyliners. She has marched with the Jersey Surf (2011), The Bloomsburg University Marching Band (2012-2016), The Hawthorne Caballeros (2013-2014), Penn State Indoor Drumline (2014), Matrix Open Indoor Drumline (2016), and The Skyliners (2016/2018) She has been a front ensemble instructor for the Wyoming Valley West and Lake-Lehman marching bands. Now living in Rochester, NY she currently teaches the front ensemble with the Webster Marching Band and Indoor Percussion Ensemble. Lexy has studied music education and music performance at Bloomsburg University. She had a concentration in percussion where she studied under Gifford Howarth and Jacob Gall. Lexy is thrilled to be teaching with the Skyliners for her second DCA season as instructor!
Lucas is a musician and educator based out of Baltimore, Maryland. He started his marching career at Brunswick High School in Brunswick, Maryland (2009-2011), and went on to march with the Baltimore Ravens Marching Band (2010-2011), Chesapeake Indoor Percussion (2012), Windsor Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps (2011-2012), the Towson University Marching Band (2012-2014), the Jersey Surf Drum and Bugle Corps (2013), the White Sabers Drum and Bugle (2016), and United Percussion (2013-2017), where he served as battery captain in 2015 and 2016. Lucas has also performed with Grammy nominated artist Andra Day at the 2016 Democratic National Convention, as well as with 'Buckcherry' as a part of the 2010 Marching Ravens.
In 2017, Lucas was humbled to take his talents overseas as a member of the historic Kidsgrove Scouts Drum and Bugle Corps, based out of Kidsgrove, United Kingdom. He spent 6 weeks as a member of the corps, performing in multiple countries and taking home second place finishes in both British (dcuk) and European (dce) drum corps circuits.
Shortly after graduating in 2012, Lucas joined the staff at Brunswick High School, where he stayed until 2016. During that time, he helped the indoor percussion ensemble win multiple championships in Keystone Indoor Drill Association's (KIDA's) Gold and White divisions. He has also worked and consulted for several other high school programs in the greater DMV area.
Lucas currently works as a Behavior Resource Associate for the Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore, Maryland, and is pursuing a Bachelor's Degree in Financial Economics with minors in Business Administration and Mathematics from Towson University. He is extremely excited to join the Skyliners team, and to share his knowledge and passion for music with the members.
Bass Drum Technician
Joseph Dennis is currently a music major pursuing both a degree in Music Education and Music Performance, percussion focus. Joe received the John Phillip Sousa award during his time at Linganore High School. After graduating, Joe went to study music at Towson University where he also has served as section leader in the drumline and symphonic band. In the spring of 2015, he won the Towson University percussion music talent award and won the first annual Towson symphonic band concerto competition the following spring. Joe participates in the drum corps activity and marched snare drum with the White Sabres Drum and Bugle Corps in 2017.
In addition to his performance achievements, Joe has been actively teaching in the Maryland area for the past five years. He served as front ensemble tech for the Brunswick High School marching band in 2015 and continued working with Brunswick High School through the Western Frederick Percussion Ensemble, a combination of Brunswick and Tuscarora High School, which competes in the KIDA circuit. With Western Frederick, Joe served as front ensemble tech in 2015, and as snare tech in 2016, and 2017. During the fall marching band season, Joe has taught and composed as Percussion Caption head with the Linganore High Marching Band from 2014 to present day. Joe currently serves as Battery caption head/ composer for the Westminster High school indoor percussion ensemble. In 2017, he accepted a position as a snare tech for the Towson University Marching Band and continued by serving as the Bass tech in their 2018 season.
Visual Caption Head
Tim began his drum corps career in 2013 with the 2013 and 2014 Class A World Champion White Sabers Drum and Bugle Corps. He culminated his performing career with the DCI world champion Bluecoats in 2016. After aging out with the Bluecoats he went on to serve on brass staff at White Sabers and 7th Regiment. Tim has also served in numerous roles for marching bands throughout New York, many of which have won state and regional championships during his time with them. He is currently visual caption head for the State Champion Vestal Marching Band and the assistant marching band director for the Waverly High School Marching Band. He continues to serve as a consultant for other local schools, teaching and writing for both music and visual captions. Since completing his bachelor’s degree in music education from Fredonia State University in 2016, Tim has been a full-time middle school band director and currently resides in Vestal, NY.
A life-long drum corps enthusiast, Lynn grew up in a drum corps family. Her father marched in DCA for most of her childhood. She has been involved with the Skyliners since their return to the field in 2014, working on the Visual Staff for the last 3 seasons. She also teaches on the Wyoming Valley West Marching Band Visual Staff. She is dedicating her work with the corps this summer to her father, who passed away in November 2018.
Michelle Ripple returns to the Skyliners for her 4th season, debuting on the visual team for their 2019 production. Michelle began her drum corps career with the Glassmen Drum and Bugle Corps and marched lead mellophone with the 2012-13 Bluecoats. After her age-out, Michelle continued marching in DCA with the Skyliners Drum and Bugle Corps’ 2014, 2015, and 2018 productions. Additionally, she performed in WGI with Motor City Percussion for the 2013 season in the cymbal line.
Michelle works as an independent musician in the Greater Detroit Metropolitan Area and has served as a brass/visual tech for Plymouth-Canton Educational Park and Southgate-Anderson marching band, as well as a cymbal technician for Lake Effect Percussion. Michelle also studied music performance for several years at Eastern Michigan University and Wayne State University, where she studied under Karl Pituch of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra.
Outside of music, Michelle is an avid coffee lover, works as a barista for Biggby Coffee, and loves to ski. Michelle currently resides in Westland, MI with her girlfriend and 3 cats.
Zach started his marching career in high school, where he attained the position of brass captain for his junior and senior year. His drum corps marching experience includes 3 years with Windsor Regiment (2011, 2012, and 2014) and 1 year with Fusion Core (2016), where he earned the title of trumpet section leader. Because of his experiences throughout high school, he chose to pursue music education as a career, graduating from Towson University with a degree in music education. He has since taught his high school’s marching band, primarily working with the wind section, covering both visual and music captions. He also traveled to Thailand for 5 months to teach English as a second language. He currently teaches instrumental music at 4 elementary schools in Prince George’s County, Maryland.
Guard Caption Head
Mary currently resides in Paoli, Pennsylvania and works as a middle school special education teacher in the school district of Philadelphia. Graduating from West Chester University with dual majors in Early Grades Preparation and Special Education and a minor in Reading in December, 2017, Mary has been teaching special education since January 2018, and color guard since the fall of 2015.
Mary started her performing career as a founding member of the Madison High School Marching Dodgers color guard, which ignited her passion for the activity and for teaching. Mary continued her color guard career after high school through joining the Cadets2 color guard and West Chester University Incomparable Golden Rams Marching Band color guard in 2013. She continued to perform with C2 for 2013-2015 and 2017-2018, and West Chester for 2013-2016, serving one year as captain. She has also had the opportunity to be a member of Aero Independent Winter Guard, Cadets Winter Guard, Main Line Independent Winter Guard, and the Jersey Surf.
Past teaching experience includes color guard caption head at Bayard Rustin High School in 2015, Flag tech for Downingtown Indoor Blue guard, and Daniel Boone High School. Mary is currently the caption head for the Lancaster Catholic High School color guard, and a tech/choreographer for Cheltenham color guard. She has also founded an indoor color guard which will debut this season at Woodrow Wilson Middle School, where she is a special education teacher. Mary is very excited to be joining the Skyliners family, and having the privilege to help the team grow!
Weapons Choreographer and Tech
Mike is currently a senior at West Chester University, where he has marched for 4 years, and been captain of the color guard for two years. He went to Avon Grove HS and also marched Main Line Independent Winter guard. His Drum Corp experience includes a year at Jersey Surf (2016) and this past summer at Boston Crusaders, during which the corps won best color guard at finals. Mike currently teaches Bayard Rustin HS, Coatsville HS, and Emanon World Winter Guard. In his spare time Mike has a business making props and rifles for many local color guards and marching bands. He is excited to being joining the staff of the Skyliners this summer!
Rebekah is excited to be joining the Skyliners staff for 2019. She graduated from Mechanicsburg Area Senior High in 2015, where she was a member of both the indoor and outdoor programs. Upon graduating, she participated in Contemporary Colors created by David Byrne, performing in both New York and Toronto. Rebekah has spent the past 4 summers as a member for The Cadets2 Color Guard and was captain for their final season in 2018. She currently teaches the color guard programs at Woodrow Wilson Middle School and Downingtown East High School. Rebekah currently lives in Philadelphia, where she is finishing up her degrees in Health Sciences and Nursing at Jefferson University.
Kiernan grew up in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, and this is where her love for color guard began. She was a part of the Scholastic A silver medalist, Scholasitc Open gold medalist, and Scholastic World finalist Mechanicsburg High School color guard from 2011-2015. Her love for drum corps began in 2012 when she first marched with The Glassmen Drum and Bugle Corps. She has since marched with several other Corps including The Hawthorn Caballeros (2013), Fusion Core (2014), The Cadets 2 (2017), and The Cadets (2016, 2018). Kiernan currently resides in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania where she instructs the Cumberland Valley High School color guard. She is very excited to be joining the staff of the Skyliners Color Guard!
Ange is a West Chester University grad from Lansdale, PA. She was a student of Methacton HS until 2012, where she spent all four years with the marching band and indoor color guard, and as captain for her junior and senior years. After graduating, she attended University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown to pursue a Creative Writing degree before moving closer to home at WCU from 2014 to 2018. She spent three years with the Incomparable Golden Rams Marching Band and two years with Main Line Independent indoor color guard, After graduating, Ange marched the inaugural season of Encorps Drum and Bugle Corps as a captain. Since aging out of MLI, she has been an instructor for Penncrest HS, Divergent indoor color guard, and currently instructs Phoenixville HS as a main staff member.