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Alumni Accomplishments

This page showcases the accomplishments of alumni after their time with the NYO. Some continued in the drum corps activity while others moved on to different achievements. Take a moment to see what others have done since marching with the NYO. You might be surprised.
NOTE: New entries can be submitted by editing an individual alum's main record. Since "Collaborations" can be tied to more than one person they must be emailed to the admin for submission.

Educational Achievements / Awards
NameAfter NYO
Kevin MatthewMechanical Engineering and Electronic Design
Craig SchelterConestoga College, food and beverage mgt.
Erin McKenzieGraduated College with my Medical Laboratory Technician diploma.
Erin WinchesterI am an apprentice auto service technician.
Peter JonesBachelors of Music Education - University of Toronto

Career Collaborations (Musical or Not)
(amongst ex-NYO or ex-Drum Corps people)
David "Cuzi" Delouchery and Paul JohnstonDavid and Paul (Kavaliers) together developed the Alumni list portion of this website.

Career Achievements
NameAfter NYO
Tammy (Piccinetti) BlandfordEquitable Life of Canada, Manager, Individual Life Insurance
Jason LogueJason Logue is a Freelance Trumpeter in Toronto and leader of his own band the Jason Logue Six. At Present Jason is playing with, among others, David Clayton-Thomas (was frontman for "Blood, Sweat & Tears"). He has Toured Canada with Rob McConnel and the Boss Brass....Performed for Diana Krall, Bernadette Peters, Marie Osmond, Ben Vareen, Hal Linden, Don Rickles, Joan Rivers, Bobby Vinton, Little Anthony and The Imperials, The Temptations, The 4 Tops, The Platters, Maureen McGovern, The Coasters, Martha Reeves, The Spinners, Frankie Vallie and Jazz artists Sam Rivers, Kenny Wheeler, Steve Smith, Louis Belson and played at the Toronto-based production of Hairspray.
Chris ChenierSenior General Manager of Blue Man Group.
Peter JonesArts Department Chair/Head of Music - Villanova College - King City, ON.
David "Hip" HippersonTeaching at a prestigious Arts school in York Region.
Jorge Lopezafter an unsuccessful attempt at teaching I re-entered the military as a full time soldier in the NY Army National Guard. It has been a great career.
Eric Stansberry Stansberry2017 Tennessee Engineering Teacher of the Year (ITEEA)
Wayne HallBuilding a career.
Benoit Glazer1st call studio musician in Montréal from 1992 to 1998
Taught at McGill University from 1986 to 1995
Conducted and played La Nouba, Cirque du Soleil from 1998 to 2017
Kelly KrpanPolice officer with The Ontario Provincial Police. Since 2001
Richard JonesDirector, Pharmacy Services Island Health, Victoria , BC
Vice President Institutional Services, 3 West Management Inc., Ancaster, ON, Past Executive Editor, Hospital Pharmacy in Canada Survey

Personal Achievements
NameAfter NYO
Kevin MatthewTwo beautiful daughters, Hannah and Alexandra
Tammy (Piccinetti) Blandford2 children : Danyelle and Mitchell
Erin McKenzieI have 2 kids. A boy Named Xavier and a girl named Melodie both now school age and attending full time.
Terry "The Skinny Eye Ball Sisters" Ibele- semi - retired after managing a warehouse
- play drums in a local band
- won 31 medals running races in the past 6 years
Erin WinchesterI have a beautiful daughter named Adia.
Lynne (Hughes) Feehan3 children, Tyler, Nicholas and Kiara
Chris "pepper" DavisChildren
Jorge LopezI was married in 1999 to another trumpet player (believe it or not). We've been happily married for 15 years now.
we also have an amazing daughter who will be two years old in August 2014. She is already free buzzing.
Jorge LopezI still continue to play trumpet in community oranizations as well as the occasional paid gig that occurs from time to time.
Mark KennedyI live the most Blessed and Charmed life. My life is so good it may be a crime, and may be in a lot of states.
Kelly Krpan4 children. 2 girls and 2 boys. Was married for 12 years, now divorced and single.
Lived in Sarnia for 20 years. Now living in Kitchener since 2015.

Drum Corps Experience after Dutch Boy/NYO
Marching / Teaching Top-12 / DCA
NameAfter NYO
Jan NicholasWestshoremen 1990 tenors and Crossmen 1991-1992 tenors
Derek PennicaRochester Crusaders-Bass Drum 1993-96,
Empire Statesmen - 1997,
Magic of Orlando - Bus Driver 2004-05,
Teal Sound, Alliance,Tampa Bay Thunder - Bus Driver 2011
Stephen VanderkolffIn 1975-76 Steve marched with the Oakland Crusaders from Etobicoke Ontario where they placed 6th in 1975 and 8th in 1976 !!!
Douglas Olmstead2012 Kilties Drum & Bugle Corps contra soloist.
Craig SchelterFounding member
also marched with Royalaires, and United Alumni
Jack TurnerFounding Director of the Kiwanis Kavaliers in 1971
Robin (Leslie) SmithCadets Guard 1989, 1990
Chris GrovesBluecoats 1995
Peter VanderkolffIn the fall of 1972 Peter started the Ventures ALL - Girl Drum & Bugle Corps. Peter died in the fall of 1978 of cancer.
Lyle BossHis four daughters Corine Boss, Kate, Mary Beth Boss *, and Pauline (Boss) Zister all marched in the NYO from 1976 to the 1990s !!! Yet his two sons didn't march drum corps.
Scott BlandfordGarfield Cadets Snare 1989
Doug Huras1979-80 Marched with the Concord Blue Devils and won 2 DCI TITLES.
Raymonte Early
Scott "WAD" HeerKiwanis Kavalies 1982-1984
Guelph Royalaires 1987
Empire Statesmen 1995 - 1997
Syracuse Brigadiers 2000 and 2001 3/4 of 2002
Rochester Crusaders 2005 and 2006
Reg Densmore1982 World Open Class Champion with The Blue Devils
Lianne StumpfVentures Winterguard - Marched 2006 & 2009, Instructor 2007-2008, 2011 - present
Peter JonesCardinals 1994 - Visual Instructor
Bluecoats - Canton, Ohio (1995-1998) Visual Instructor/Caption Head/Designer
Revolution - San Antonio, Texas (2004-2006) Consultant/Visual Caption Head/Designer
Terry KirkpatrickI wrote 3 numbers in the drum book for 1982. Bill wrote the exit that year (nice job too).
Jorge Lopezafter Dutch Boy I went on to march in the US Marine Drum and Bugle Corps. in Wash D.C. I spent four memorable years there before returning home to pursue an academic degree in NYC.
After the Marine Corps. I also went on teach Blue Stars '92 & '93; Cadets of Bergen County '95 and the Royal Kilties of Tokyo, Japan '95 & '96.
Ingrid "Inge" Poschner1973 - 1975 Instructor of Guard, M&M and Visual Instructor for St. Andrews Cadets in Cambridge, Ont. who were based out of the Scout House Band Building in Preston. St Andrews Cadets was founded and under the leadership of John Robins.
Wendy Steeleactually making the snare line that year. I never worked so hard for something and loved it so much!
Fred EagarBand Festival Committee
Fred EagarCanada's Marching Ambassadors 1967-1968
Brian HillI enjoyed playing horn for three years, then taught drums for one year. They took first place.
Janet FranzkowiakStarted and ran souvenirs for the corp
Vic Franzkowiak1982 DCI Montreal World Championship Win
Julie MclaughlinWinter guard gold medal
Bruce Jordanjumped onboard as the Corp passed through Charlotte. Had a great time finishing the season with the Corp.
Wayne HallMarched from 1959 to 1963
Wayne HallWent to Royalaires for 1964
Mark Cloes1975 Soprano trio - Individuals champions with Dave and Doug Huras- score 96.5 with song “Get it On” Junior and Open class champions.
1976 Soprano trio - Individuals champions with Dave and Doug Huras, junior and open class -“Theme from Mod Squad”
Inspector Kenneth P "Ken" SmileyAssisted band in various ways, especially obtaining the 2 buses required and getting/pulling the equipment trailer.
Richard JonesOktobercorps First Trumpet 2018
Shane MorrissGarfield Cadets Tenors 1989, 1990, 1993
Christy McCourtMarched Guard in Santa Clara Vanguard in 1993 and Blue Devils in 1995
Bev HeschPhantom Regiment Guard 1992
Sarah RobsonBlue Devils Mellophone 1992
Ryan RobsonBlue Devils Mellophone 1992