Bill Bernys Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Instrument: Trombone
Favorite piece of band music: Pines of Rome
Favorite Band trip/memory:
Being selected for "Almost Anything Goes" games how while at Sea World in Orlando with Mike Warren. Mexico City...too many stories to tell.
Presently: Bay Village,OH (outside Cleveland) Currently the Eastern Region Technology Manager for Course Technology (Computer Textbooks). Looking to move back to the Ocean in Virginia Beach where I lived for 5 years. Married to Julie with two children Alana and Audra.
Pat Ensman-Dunham Email: email@example.com Instrument: Flute
Favorite piece of band music: Killing Me Softly
Favorite Band trip/memory: Going to Mexico City, it was exciting to travel to a different culture. I also remember marching in the mud and hoping that my shoes would stay on. I also remember that Cicero beat West Genesee at one competition, the crowd went wild in excitement for Cicero.
Presently: Living in Oswego, with my husband (he played sax at another distant high school), and 3 children & 3 step children. I'm working in the schools providing physical therapy services. I've been a band parent for 6 years. Matt played baritone for 3 years and is presently at R.I.T. for software engineering. Jeneane played flute, and is presently at Oswego State. Kim is a senior baritone player and headed for Wells college next year. Amber played French horn, and is currently as junior in high school. Jeremy plays the violin and is considering playing in the pit if football doesn't work out next year. Camille, 2nd grade, can't wait to get into the music program in the near future. She plans on being in the color guard. As you can see, band has continued on in my life. I have had quite a bit of fun as a band parent, the kids have been great. The grand canyon was one of the greatest sites that I have visited with the band.
Dr. Dean Goewey Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Instrument: Drum Major 78, 79, 80 and Percussion
Chris (Beadle) Pecora _Email: Cpecora6@gmail.com Instrument: Mellophone
April Cregg Email: DanCregg@Aol.com Instrument: Mellophone / French Horn
Favorite piece of band music: When we did "Home" from the Wiz and let out the Balloon rainbow at the end...That was a long long time ago...
Favorite Band trip/memory If I had to pick one, it would be my days with Polly Peterson...Her and I never seemed to get along. Seemed we were always in competition for each other. To tell you the truth, I would love to get a hold of her now so we could sit down and have a good laugh together.
Presently: Orange, California Well I am now 35 and have 2 children. I have been living in California since 1983 and am a preschool teacher.
Patrick MacDougall _Email: email@example.com Instrument Trumpet
Presently Sunny Southern California.Happily Married with 2 Beautiful Daughters, one dog and one turtle! I've been in the music business since 1986 as a Recording Engineer and also run a private studio.
Bill McSweeney Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Instrument: Percussion
Favorite Band trip/memory Florida - 2x
Presently: Raising 4 kids, finishing College, teaching
Chris (Ruttan) Castiglia Email: email@example.com Instrument: Flute/Wind Ensemble; Rifle/ Marching Band
Favorite piece of band music: La Belle Helene
Favorite Band trip/memory I would have to say that some of my best memories would be the great times we had on the buses going to and from competitions. We always had great times. How about the twenty-nine hour bus ride to Florida?! The song "Freebird" brings back a lot of these memories!
Colleen (Boyea) Fenton Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Instrrument: Clarinet/Bass Clarinet
Favorite piece of band music: New York State of Mind
Favorite Band trip/memory: The Orange Bowl Parade in Miami. We also had a stop at Disney and marched down "Main Street USA". But the Orange Bowl: we were the Queen's Escorts and did a small number; however our TV fame was cut short because the giant Orange Man balloon got away from the handlers and delayed the parade. Big disappointment to our families back home! Also I remember marching down the back streets of Miami and the little kids running through our formation and tugging on a trombone just ahead of me!
Presently: I have been living in Hillsborough, North Carolina (yes, I'm now a certified "Tar Heel") for the past 9 nine years. I have two children, my son is 6 and my daughter is 8. They do show musical talent! My son loves to "bang" on anything in his way (a future percussionist, definitely) and my daughter has a real talent for picking up music notes on the piano. I work at the University of North Carolina and even though I miss Oswego, I visit when I can and I TRULY do not miss the winter weather!
LISA Email:email@example.com Instrument: Percussion
Favorite piece of band music: Don't Cry For Me Argentina, New York State Of Mind
Favorite Band trip/memory: Orlando we marched in the Disney World parade, Tennesee when we ruled as we always did on our out of state trips, Carrier Dome 1982 (I think),Kris Licht let me use her snare drum cause my bottom tom ripped on the trip there,THANKS KRIS
Presently: Oswego WORKING, FOLLOWING THE BUCS HERE AND THERE, RELIVING MEMORIES OF THOSE TIMES WITH MY BEST FRIEND
Alan Leavens Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Instrument: trumpet
PENNY CLARK Email:
Favorite piece of band music: So many yet so little space! To list a few...Marching Band - definitely "New York State of Mind," and "Ice Castles"...Wind Ensemble - "Pineapple Poll," "Academic Festival Overture," "Die Fledermaus," "Aegean Festival Overture," "Overture to Candide," "Diamond Variations," "Toccata and Fugue in D minor," "La Belle Helene," "Pictures at an Exhibition"...OK, that's enough!
Favorite Trip: The Marching Band trip to Miami. It was the first time I had ever been away from home, in a somewhat tropical place (the day at the beach was the best), WITHOUT PARENTS, stepping in horse dung during the Orange Bowl parade...ewww! Also, it was a great feeling when we first put on our brand new uniforms instead of the big "0" (Yep, I wore those, spats and all...it wasn't pretty!)
Presently: Ended up back in Oswego after being in a few different states. Finishing my masters in counseling and thoroughly enjoying watching both of my children perform with the marching band! My daughter plays the clarinet and my son is a drummer. What an odd experience to see your kids out there doing the exact same thing you did!
Lisa Blum Gray Email: email@example.com Instrument: 2 years clarinet/2 years "front group"
Favorite piece of band music: New York State of Mind
Favorite Band Trip: Nashville - 1982 Twenty-one years later my dad still says "There will NEVER be another band like 1982." And those of you who know him know there's no arguing with him! The competition was thrilling, the band was awesome - it was the best! Add the World's Fair and Opryland - and some boneless chicken - and it was a fantastic trip!
Presently: Still in Oswego - Scriba, actually. I work as a Public Relations Reporter at Oswego County BOCES.I have been married to my high school sweetheart for 16 years and we have 3 children who are all a bit too much like their mom and grandpa for their own good. Kailyn, 12, is mini-me. She looks like me, acts like me and plays clarinet like I did. (Poor Mr. Quirk!) Tyler is 9 1/2 and plays violin. His teacher says he has a natural ear for music. She left out his natural bend towards mischief! Caroline is almost 5 and loves to dance and sing.
I get to watch my nieces and nephews torment the band instructors now!
Mark Holly Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Instrument: Trumpet
Favorite piece of band music: Scheherezade my Freshman year. The triple tonguing was murder!
Favorite Band Trip: Had to be the Florida Disney World parade. I was actually in 8th grade at the time. The band was so big it both started and ended the parade route at the same time. Talk about phasing problems.
Presently: I currently live in Burlington Vermont. I am working in the microelectronics industry as a Field Service Engineer. I am married, Wife MaryFran. One child Nikoli.
Gamin Bartle Email: email@example.com Instrument: alto saxophone
Favorite piece of band music: Capriccio Espagnol, plus all of the fun Jazz Ensemble music!
Favorite Band Trip: Hm, there were a lot of good times! I guess the trip to Florida in 1985 was the most fun, also it was bittersweet because it was not too long before graduation.
Presently I just moved to Madison, New Jersey, where I am working in Instructional Technology Services at Drew University. First, let me say that there is no way I finished high school 20 years ago! Before my most recent move (see above), I lived and worked in Alabama for 7 years, and before that I was in grad school at the University of Virginia. In between I've lived/studied in German and Switzerland. In May 2005 I went on a fabulous trip to China, and I hope to eventually put up a web site of pictures from that!
Charla Kordana Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Instrument: Winds/Piccolo
Favorite piece of band music: 1982 book that included New York State of Mind and Don't Cry for me Argentina
Favorite Band Trip: 1985 trip to Orlando, Florida, with the entire music department. Every band performed well but the highlight was performing with the Wind Ensemble. Very fun bus ride to and from FL.
Presently Anchorage, Alaska. Married Kris Kordana in 1995 who is in the US Air Force. Moving around accordingly so far living in Davis, California, for 4 years and now Alaska. Work as the Director of Member and Public Relations for a trade organization called ARECA-Alaska's Electric Association. Alaska's a great place to live and the winter's aren't nearly as bad as Oswego!
Doug Rice Email: email@example.com Instrument: Trumpet
Favorite piece of band music: The whole 1982 show ...it was awesome
Favorite Band Trip: I have Two. The 1982 Contest of Champions. What a great trip and experience. Then of course the 1985 Orange Blossom Festival. That was totally Awesome!!!!!!!
Presently Living in Hannibal/Oswego ...Working as a corrections officer for the Oswego County Sheriffs Dept.
Patrick Carter Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Sousaphone
Favorite piece of band music: Conquest
Favorite Band Trip: Winning the Whole Shooting Match in Orange Blossom Festival in '83
Presently: Living in Oswego, just can;t get enough of this place!!??!? Graphic Artist at Mitchell Printing in Oswego (13 years) Director of a Mid York Novice Class Color Guard (Crystal Vision), sponsored by the Port City Shoremen, Inc., a non-profit organization I created with aspirations of someday starting a Junior Drum & Bugle Corps.
Angela (Colasurdo) Herrera
Instrument: Front Group
Favorite piece of band music: Too numerous to mention, but the year with "New York State of Mind" was pretty amazing.
Favorite Band Trip: Also too many fabulous memories to pick just one, but if I must, I guess the trip to Tennessee as first pick with the trip to Florida as a close second.
Presently: I've been living in Phoenix, AZ for ten years now. You don't have to shovel heat!! I'm married to a US Marine. I have two children, Rachel, who is 7 and Isabella, who is 18 months. I've been a 7th grade English teacher for 9 years.(Yes, I actually like those 12-13 year olds!)
Kris Licht Email: RocesBladr@earthlink.net Snare Drum
Favorite piece of band music: Everything...there are no favorites. Best year, though, was the '82 Show...<sigh> "Don't Cry For Me, Argentina"...beautiful, beautiful.
Favorite Band Trip: Every day was a memory, but the best trip was to Tennessee...we kicked some serious BUTT at that competition!!! Oh yeah!! Times with friends, Jill, Cindy, Michelle...the whole danged gang!
in Odessa, Texas...that's West Texas...seen the movie, "Varsity
Blues"? It's about this town...with a little "editing". It's
based on the book, "Bright Lights, Big city." This is a FOOTBALL town,
folks...good lord. The Marching Panthers of Permian High School get my attention
now. I go to EVERY game just to relive the marching memories. Oh What fun!
Remember the little girl, Jessica? The one that fell in the well so long ago?
Yeah? She's from the next town over, Midland. She's still in school over
there...only, she's changed her name. Gov. George W. Bush...(Hope he wins!) is
from Midland, Texas....Odessa is to Midland like Scriba is to Oswego...they're
I've been working, mostly. Right now I'm a computer lab technician for Odessa College. I worked as a Technical Intern at the Midland Community Theatre designing sets. Went to school, got a heck of a lot of education under my belt, and a B.A. in Theatre. Never stopped playing the drums. I've been in 4 or 5 rock bands...loved them all...still play...just not in a band. I'm going to Texas Tech in a few years to get my Masters in Theatre. Thinking about teaching. My favorite past-time is writing, though. I'm currently working on a novel. (Man I write a lot!)
Jim Piazza Email:
Favorite piece of band music: don't cry for me argentina
Favorite Band Trip: contest of champions in tenn
Presently: Pittsford NY, work in health care and have played in senior drum corps in rochester ny
Michelle (Sawyer) Angelina Email:
Instrument: Banner Line/Front
Favorite piece of band music: It was all good!
Favorite Band Trip: They were all great, Tenn., Florida, West Virginia.
Presently: Still in Oswego. Well, I have been married for almost 12 years now, with three children. My daughter has been in the color guard for 4 years, next year she is going to the Pit. My oldest son plays trumpet and is in 6th grade (not long before he is in the Marching Band). My youngest son will start playing the drums next year in 4th. So, I am in for a long role as a "Band Parent". Also, going to school full time to get a degree in Computer Information Systems
Neel Shah Email: email@example.com Trombone
Favorite piece of band music: Pines of Rome
Favorite Band Trip: The trip to Florida with all of the bands and our group of eight!
Presently: Living and working in New York City for company I founded ..a Healthcare Internet Company called PerformanceLogic.com
Jodi Rossman-Rockower Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Instrument: percussion
Favorite music: The seventh Sign-senior year-runner up-can't help falling in love
Chris Sherman Email: email@example.com Instrument: Euphonium
Favorite Band Music Pines of Rome, and any of the
Favorite Band Trip: 1985 Florida, and all of the guests we have hosted
Presently in: Ashtabula, Ohio (where? ;) Just moved here with my girlfriend after 2 years in New York City. Currently doing some substitute teaching in the area.
Patrick Salsbury Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Instrument: Baritone Sax
Favorite Band Music Currently, I'd say The Firebird, by Stravinsky. Just went to see "Fantasia 2000" last month, and the ending piece was "Firebird" and it just blew me away. I remembered every note, and found all these wonderful memories flooding back. Very powerful.
Favorite Band Trip: Hmm. Hard to say. The Florida trip of '85 was lots of fun. Then again, much of it was a lot of fun. :-)
Presently in: Santa Cruz, CA. About 1.5 hours south of San Francisco, and about 45 minutes south of Silicon Valley. Living in a geodesic dome at the end of the road in the Santa Cruz mountains. :-)
I'm currently a networking consultant for a company called Predictive Systems (symbol: PRDS) and help companies design, build, and tune large scale computer networks. In my spare time, I am working on figuring out solutions to global housing/food/water/energy/education shortages, in a project called the Reality Sculptors Project. You can find out more (and help out) by going to http://reality.sculptors.com/ I also run a bunch of mailing lists, including one specifically for OHS graduates! If you want to get back in touch with some old friends, or let us know what you're up to, send an email message to "email@example.com" and just put the word "subscribe" in the subject line. Everything else is automatic. Hope to see some of you there! :-) Pat
(Parker) Wischerath Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Favorite Band Music: They were all my favorites!!!
music in Watertown.
Joseph Prisco Email:
Instrument: bass clarinet, tenor sax
Favorite Band Music: It's a tie: "Pines of Rome" - "Lincolnshire Posy" - "The Armies of the Omnipresent Otserf"
Favorite Band Trip: (1) Beating Liverpool's marching band. When the announcer said, "In fourth place with a score of [whatever], Li-" that's when all of the Bucs just freaked out. We broke into the Top Three! It CAN be done! (2) Hearing that we made the finals in Tennessee '86 (I think that's the year) and hearing Keith Hinrichs yell louder than I thought possible.
Presently: Ithaca, NY. I do computer support for
the dept. of Biomedical Sciences at the Vet College at Cornell University. Alas,
nothing dreadfully musical. Well, I mixed some dance tunes with some PC
software, and I play African hand drums - the djembe in particular. Beyond that,
just getting through this thing called life.
Kim (MacLean) Westcott Email: email@example.com Rifles and Bannerline
Favorite piece of band music: Superman from Fall 1987 (Senior Year)
Favorite Band Trip: Hmmmm...Florida in 1988...It was the best of times.
Presently: Still here in Oswego...Working...and back at school to get my Bachelor Degree in Information Science (Oswego State) http://www.listwebdesign.com It's been a busy 10+ years...Did I really say that???? 10+ years?? sheesh!! Time flies!
John Greeney Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Instrument: Saxophonist/Symphonic Band Percussion/Bari Sax Marching Band
Kevin Layman Email:
Favorite piece of band music: Russian Christmas Music: performed by OHS Wind Ensemble on December 15, 1985, conducted by Edward Lisk.
Favorite Band Trip: 1985 (or was it late 1984?) trip to Orlando Florida. We won nearly every category. Oswego's music program instilled in me a love of music that I carry with me to this day. Thank-you Ed Lisk and Tony Joseph.
Presently: Living in Blacksburg, Virginia. Lived in NYC from 1989 through 1997. Earned a Bachelor of Music degree from Manhattan School of Music. Worked on Wall Street for a few years. Later decided to get into a more technical/quantitative line of work, so I'm getting a degree in computer engineering at Virginia Tech.
Eric Rosenberg Email:
Instrument: piano/percussion/Asst. Drum Major
Favorite piece of band music: Pines of Rome conducted by Edward Lisk.
Favorite Band Trip: Senior year I got to lead the Marching Band in the 4th of July parade as Drum Major. Woo hoo!
Presently: 2458 Longacre AvenueGranada Hills, CA 91344-2003 Currently run the piano sheet music website www.pianolane.com for Alfred Publishing. Prior to that, served as a musical director and pianist for Princess Cruise Lines. Oh, and I got married in 2001, amazingly enough.