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In Memorium

John Robins John Robins did more for the drum corps activity in Waterloo region and Ontario than can be summed up in a few words. See here for more about John Robins, including his memorial video. Tim Zilinski Tim marched as a 2nd soprano with Dutch Boy in 1985-86 Barb Stumpf Barb was the ultimate "Drum Corps Mom" who volunteered countless hours and years in various roles for the organization while her 6 children were actively involved with multiple units under the NYO banner.
Noel Becking-Busch Noel marched with the Cadets of Dutch Boy in 1984 as a member of the colour guard and then moved up to the big corps in 1985 and marched till 1988. Earl Cloes Earl Cloes was a long time supporter of the Dutch Boy, Northstar, Dutch Boy Cadets and Flying Dutchmen Drum Corps. He served as President of the Flying Dutchmen Jr. Corps, as well as a Board Member of the Dutch Boy. Ross Howell Father of marching member Nadine Howell, Ross served for many years on the Board of Directors of the Northstar Youth Organization.
Stephanie L. Scandura-Sheffield marched with Dutch-Boy from 1986 to 1988. She came to the corps with other marching friends from the Rochester Northmen. For more 20 years Paul Stumpf tirelessly volunteered with Dutch Boy and the Northstar Youth Organization. Tom Bilinsky drove the Dutch Boy equipment and food truck from 82 until about 86 and worked the Bingos.
Gary Thomas served as a bus driver, board member, on the booster club, and President of the Northstar Youth Organization during the late 1980's. For many years Janis Bradshaw was the staple of the Northstar Youth Organization and in particular the Cadets of Dutch Boy for which she also served as Corps Director in the 1980's and 90's. Dave joined Dutch Boy in 1991 and marched snare. He married Christy McCourt, his drum Corps sweetheart who marched colorguard in 1991 as well.
Mark Kennedy marched in the 1983 and 1984 Baritone section. He then became a proud member of the Blue Devils. He will be remembered for living life to the fullest and was always the life of the party. Fred Lair came to Dutch Boy in 1988 with the Quebec crew from Les Eclipses.  Not only did he play baritone, tenor and teach but he led the Corps to their Top 12 placement in 1990 as Drum Major and then snagged Sheila Clark, one of the long time Colour Guard girls for her hand in marriage. He continued a career in music with the Armed Forces and the Royal Canadian Air Force Band. Many friends and members followed and supported him during his courageous battle with pancreatic cancer on Facebook.

Other NYO Alumni who have passed on