New York Skyliners


Other Names:Skyliners, Garbarina

New York, NY United States
Founded: 1945

Active Senior
YearPositionScoreTheme/Songs
1949 (Repertoire not available)  
1950 American Eagle * I'm Alabama Bound * Hail To The Redskins * California Here I Come * I Left My Heart in San Francisco * Where Has My Little Dog Gone * The Best Things In Life Are Free * Stouthearted Men (from New Moon) * East Side, West Side * One Flower in Your Garden (from The Desert Song) * One Alone (from The Desert Song) * The Riff Song (from The Desert Song) * Oklahoma (from Oklahoma!) * Look For The Silver Lining * Give My Regards to Broadway  
1951 "X" " L" * American Eagle * I'm Alabama Bound * Hail To The Redskins * Happy Days Medley * Where Has My Little Dog Gone * The Best Things In Life Are Free * Stouthearted Men (from New Moon) * Sidewalks of New York (from Sweet Rosie O'Grady) * Wanting You * Oklahoma (from Oklahoma!) * Look For The Silver Lining  
1952 March of the Men of Steel * American Eagle * I'm Alabama Bound * Hail To The Redskins * Where Has My Little Dog Gone * You Do Something To Me * Stouthearted Men (from New Moon) * Sidewalks of New York (from Sweet Rosie O'Grady) * Parade of the Wooden Soldiers * Babes in Toyland Medley * Oklahoma (from Oklahoma!) * Look For The Silver Lining * Give My Regards to Broadway  
1953 The Greatest Show On Earth * Oklahoma (from Oklahoma!) * Daisy Bell (Bicycle Built for Two) * I Only Have Eyes For You (from Dames) * La Paloma * Crazy Rhythm * You Do Something To Me * Blood And Sand * Quo Vadis * I'm Alabama Bound * Look For The Silver Lining * Give My Regards to Broadway  
1954 The Greatest Show On Earth * You've Got To Be A Football Hero * I'm Alabama Bound * Quo Vadis * Marching Along Together * Hail To The Redskins * La Paloma * I Only Have Eyes For You (from Dames) * Blood And Sand * Crazy Rhythm * Oklahoma (from Oklahoma!) * Look For The Silver Lining * Give My Regards to Broadway  
1955 Return To Paradise * Riding High * 42nd Street (from 42nd Street) * Under the Double Eagle * The Happy Wanderer  
1956 Opener * Manhattan * Autumn in New York * 42nd Street (from 42nd Street) * Under the Double Eagle * That's Entertainment * Theme from the Apartment * ?? * Lullaby of Broadway (from 42nd Street) * ??  
1957 NY Fanfare * Manhattan * 42nd Street (from 42nd Street) * Under the Double Eagle * That's Entertainment * Concert * How About You * Lullaby of Broadway (from 42nd Street) * ??  
1958 New York Fanfare * Manhattan * Harlem Nocturne * 42nd Street (from 42nd Street) * Under the Double Eagle * That's Entertainment * The Music Makers * Trumpet Blues * Blood And Sand * Lullaby of Broadway (from 42nd Street)  
1959 There's No Business Like Show Business (from Annie, Get Your Gun) * Lullaby of Birdland * Manhattan Rhapsody * Goodbye Broadway, Hello France (from For Me And My Gal) * Trumpet Blues * Who Cares (from Of Thee I Sing) * Blood And Sand * Some Of These Days (from Broadway Melody of 1938)  
1960 Slaughter on Tenth Avenue (from On Your Toes) * New York's My Home * Manhattan Rhapsody * Goodbye Broadway, Hello France (from For Me And My Gal) * Ridin' High * Street Scene * Puttin' on the Ritz * Who Cares (from Of Thee I Sing) * Lullaby of Birdland * Some Of These Days (from Broadway Melody of 1938)  
1961 Showtime on Broadway * Lullaby of Birdland * Goodbye Broadway, Hello France (from For Me And My Gal) * Ridin' High * Melancholy Serenade * Puttin' on the Ritz * You and the Night and the Music * Harlem Nocturne * Manhattan Tower  
1962 NY Fanfare * Showtime on Broadway * 42nd Street (from 42nd Street) * I'll Walk with God (from The Student Prince) * Ridin' High * Tenement Symphony * Sound of the City * Melancholy Rhapsody * Skyliner * Slaughter on Tenth Avenue (from On Your Toes) * New York's My Home * Lullaby of Birdland * The Twist * You and the Night and the Music * Dontcha Go 'Way Mad  
1963 NY Fanfare * Little Old New York (from Tenderloin) * I'll Walk with God (from The Student Prince) * Way Down Yonder in New Orleans * Alabama Jubilee * Tenement Symphony * Sound of the City * Melancholy Rhapsody * Down By the Station * Miserlou * Little Old New York (from Tenderloin)  
1964 Little Old New York (from Tenderloin) * Allies on the March * Down By the Station * Sound of the City * Alabama Jubilee * Miserlou * Every Street's a Boulevard (from Hazel Flagg)  
1965 3 83.160 Slaughter on Tenth Avenue (from On Your Toes) * Columbia, the Gem of the Ocean (from Thousands Cheer) * That Old Black Magic * Flight of the Bumblebee * Once in Love with Amy (from Where's Charley?) * Hava Nagila * Little Old New York (from Tenderloin) * Once Upon A Dream  
1966 1 84.530 Charlie Welch (from Mr. Wonderful) * Columbia the Gem of the Ocean (from Thousands Cheer) * That Old Black Magic * Flight of the Bumblebee * Once in Love with Amy (from Where's Charley?) * Hava Nagila * Oklahoma (from Oklahoma!)  
1967 4 81.623 Charlie Welch (from Mr. Wonderful) * Give My Regards to Broadway * Flight of the Bumblebee * Trumpet Blues * Miserlou * Every Street's a Boulevard (from Hazel Flagg) * East Side-West Side Fanfare  
1968 5 79.016 Mention My Name in Sheboygan * Give My Regards to Broadway * Fever * Sing Sing Sing * Flight of the Bumblebee * Swan Lake * Manhattan Tower  
1969 2 78.275 Swan Lake * Flight of the Bumblebee * Give My Regards to Broadway * I Dig Rock and Roll Music * 2nd Rhapsody * Manhattan Rhapsody * Aquarius (from Hair) * When the Saints Go Marching In * Street Scene  
1970 5 77.375 Swan Lake * Flight of the Bumblebee * When the Saints Go Marching In * 2nd Rhapsody * Longest Day * Aquarius (from Hair) * Slaughter on Tenth Avenue (from On Your Toes) * Little Old New York (from Tenderloin)  
1971 1 91.500 NY Montage * Little Old New York (from Tenderloin) * Longest Day * Alabama Jubilee * Lucretia McEvil * Comes Love * Slaughter on Tenth Avenue (from On Your Toes) * Little Old New York (from Tenderloin) * East Side-West Side Fanfare  
1972 2 89.750 Little Old New York (from Tenderloin) * Give My Regards to Broadway * Goodbye Broadway, Hello France (from For Me And My Gal) * Alabama Jubilee * Lucretia McEvil * The Elks' Parade * Slaughter on Tenth Avenue (from On Your Toes) * Little Old New York (from Tenderloin) * East Side-West Side Fanfare  
1973 5 81.550 Applause * New York, New York (from On the Town) * Little Old New York (from Tenderloin) * Traffic Jam * 2nd Rhapsody * The Elks' Parade * Slaughter on Tenth Avenue (from On Your Toes) * Applause * East Side-West Side Fanfare  
1974 3 77.350 Gee, Officer Krupke (from West Side Story) * (Drum Solo) * Cool (from West Side Story) * West Side Story Medley * The Elks' Parade * (Drum Solo) * Lullaby of Broadway (from 42nd Street) * Traffic Jam * Little Old New York (from Tenderloin) * New York, New York (from On the Town)  
1975 1 91.280 How Could You Believe Me When I Said I Loved You * Hymn to Victory (from Victory at Sea) * West Side Story Medley * The Elks' Parade * Give My Regards to Broadway * East Side-West Side Fanfare  
1976 4 85.050 On the Town * Fancy Free * Hymn to Victory (from Victory at Sea) * Porgy and Bess * The Elks' Parade * Broadway * 42nd Street (from 42nd Street) * East Side-West Side Fanfare  
1977 6 86.050 All That Jazz * Rocky * West Side Story * Fascinatin' Rhythm (from Lady Be Good) * Broadway  
1978 3 85.150 Ritual Fire Dance (from El Amor Brujo) * Rhapsody in Blue * The Elks' Parade * New York, New York (from New York, New York) * Traffic Jam * Little Old New York (from Tenderloin) * East Side-West Side Fanfare  
1979 4 82.950 Something's Coming (from West Side Story) * Rhapsody in Blue * Puttin' on the Ritz * New York, New York (from New York New York) * Traffic Jam * Little Old New York (from Tenderloin) * East Side-West Side Fanfare  
1980 4 86.050 Slaughter on Tenth Avenue (from On Your Toes) * Copacabana * Carnival * Root Beer Rag (drum solo) * New York, New York (from New York, New York) * Traffic Jam * East Side-West Side Fanfare  
1981 4 86.250 Slaughter on Tenth Avenue (from On Your Toes) * Carnival * Big Noise from Winnetka (from Reveille with Beverly) * Late in the Evening * New York, New York (from New York, New York)  
1982 5 86.350 On the Town * Fancy Free * 42nd Street (from 42nd Street) * Big Noise from Winnetka (from Reveille with Beverly) * Do Like You (drum solo) * Come In from the Rain * New York, New York (from On the Town) * 2nd Rhapsody * New York Medley  
1983 3 87.550 42nd Street (from 42nd Street) * The Rainmaker * The Ballad of Billy the Kid * I'm Not Going (from Dreamgirls) * New York, New York (from New York, New York)  
1984 5 84.050 Take the 'A' Train * Carnival * I'm Not Going (from Dreamgirls) * New York, New York (from New York, New York)  
1985 7 79.500 I Love NY (Warmup) * Slaughter on Tenth Avenue (from On Your Toes) * Little Linda * I Am Your Dreamgirl (from Dreamgirls) * I Won't Go (from Dreamgirls) * New York, New York (from New York, New York)  
1986 7 79.200 New York, New York (from On the Town) * Something's Coming (from West Side Story) * Somewhere (from West Side Story) * 42nd Street (from 42nd Street) * Lullaby of Broadway (from 42nd Street) * New York, New York (from New York, New York)  
1987 7 88.900 Ya Gotta Try * The Rainmaker * Somewhere Out There (from An American Tail) * Skyliner Suite  
1988 6 89.940 The City Wakes * The Rainmaker * Harlem Nocturne * New York, New York (from On the Town) * Signature (from On The Town)  
1989 6 89.100 The City Wakes * Across the Midnight Sky * The Witch * Hava Nagila * Every Street's a Boulevard (from Hazel Flagg)  
1990 6 92.600 Manhattan Overtures * Harlem Nocturne * Hava Nagila * Every Street's a Boulevard (from Hazel Flagg) * The Elks' Parade * New York, New York (from New York, New York)  
1991 6 88.000 Harlem Nocturne * Since I Fell for You * Final Truth (drum solo) * Mack the Knife * Signature (from On The Town)  
1992 7 88.600 New York State of Mind * Harlem Nocturne * Caravan * Since I Fell for You * Avalon * New York, New York (from New York, New York)  
1993 7 87.200 "Guys and Dolls: Act 1" - Luck Be A Lady (from Guys and Dolls) * The Crapshooter's Dance (from Guys and Dolls) * If I Were a Bell (from Guys and Dolls) * Runyonland (from Guys and Dolls)  
1994 6 89.700 "Guys and Dolls: Act 2" - Oldest Established Crap Game (from Guys and Dolls) * My Time of Day (from Guys and Dolls) * Luck Be A Lady (from Guys and Dolls)  
1995 6 88.000 "A Night On The Town With The New York Skyliners" - Slaughter on Tenth Avenue (from On Your Toes) * Moondance * Dreamgirls * New York, New York (from On the Town) * Signature (from On The Town) * On the Town  
1996 11 80.100 Music from "On the Town" - I Feel Like I'm Not Out of Bed Yet (from On the Town) * New York, New York (from On the Town) * Miss Turnstiles (from On the Town) * Lonely Town (from On the Town) * The Great Lover (from On the Town) * Times Square (from On the Town)  
1997 13 81.800 Introduction * Nutville * The Duke * Sing Sing Sing * Signature (from On The Town)  
1998 Intro to Frank * Luck Be A Lady (from Guys and Dolls) * The Way You Look Tonight (from Swing Time) * I Have Dreamed (from The King and I) * The Lady is a Tramp (from Babes in Arms)  
1999 201 74.900 Mercy Mercy Mercy * Ya Gotta Try * Moonlight Serenade * The Duke Medley  
2000 9 83.000 "Sky2K on Broadway" - On Broadway * It's All Right With Me (from Can-Can) * Someone to Watch Over me (from Oh, Kay!) * The Man I Love * When I Fall In Love * 42nd Street (from 42nd Street) * It Don't Mean a Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing * Give My Regards to Broadway * Traffic Jam * Every Street's a Boulevard (from Hazel Flagg) * Signature (from On The Town)  
2001 9 86.500 Hi-De-Ho (That Old Sweet Roll) * Somethin' Comin' On * For My Lady * God Bless The Child * You've Made Me So Very Happy  
2002 201 79.450 "Love Notes From The City" - New York State of Mind * You Brought a New Kind of Love New Kind of Love * This Must Be Love * I Want More * Big Time * New York, New York (from New York, New York)  
2003 12 80.763 "Big City Dreams" - I Want More * Last Tango * Big Time * I Have Dreamed (from The King and I)  
2004 11 81.088 "New York Rhapsody...The Music of George Gershwin" - Second Prelude * Fascinatin' Rhythm (from Lady Be Good) * Rhapsody in Blue * Concerto in F * An American in Paris * Somebody Loves Me * I Got Rhythm (from Girl Crazy) * Of Thee I Sing (from Of Thee I Sing) * Finale  
2005 13 80.875 "Night and Day in NYC" - Night and Day * Prelude, Fugue and Riffs * A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square * A Night in Tunisia  
2006 15 79.150 "Fire In The Sky: Four Smoldering Episodes" - En Fuego * Havana * Skyfire Tango * Bohemian Rhapsody  
2007 "Murder in Manhattan" - (Repertoire not available)  
2008 "The Awakening" - (Repertoire not available)  
2009 “Tour de New York" - (Repertoire not available)  
2014 13 77.630 A New Dawn, A New Day - Feeling Good * Blue Skies (from Alexander's Ragtime Band) * It Ain't Necessarily So (from Porgy and Bess) * 'Round Midnight * Caravan  
2015 13 79.180 Whatever Lola Wants - It Had Better Be Tonight (from The Pink Panther) * Whatever Lola Wants (from Damn Yankees) * Ain't No Sunshine * Tonight Quintet  
2016 11 83.500 Corner of the Sky - Corner of the Sky * Mr. Blue Sky * Good Bye Blue Skies * Storm (from The Four Seasons) * Orange Colored Sky * Corner of the Sky  
2017 11 82.230 XSCAPE - Escape to Paradise * Xscape * Lost Boy * Kingfishers Catch Fire Movement 2  
2018 TOTALITY - Everything Changes... - Hymn To The Sun * Totality * Song Of Joy * Here Comes the Sun * Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me  
Position 200+ indicates Division II, Position 300+ indicates Division III, Position 400+ indicates Mini Corps.
The New York Skyliners have won every major title available to a senior drum and bugle corps, including the DCA Championships and the New York State and American Legion National Championships. The Skyliners were the 1963 World Open Champions, and have appeared in all but one of the 38 DCA national annual competitions since 1965, winning in 1966, 1971 and 1975. The Skyliners were the 2002 Class A Champions.

Membership meetings were first held in 1945 under the direction of Rudy Caprifolio, with the intention of creating a senior corps for members of two units that were returning from service in World War II. Members of this corps were drawn from two New York City American Legion junior corps: The Phoebe Apperson Hearst Post #1197 and the Grand Street Boys from Post #1025.

The membership was accepted into the American Legion, and the new post was chartered in 1946. The post was named after Raymond A. "Gabby" Garbarina, a young man who played with both the Grand Street Boys and the Hearst Post corps, and had lost his life in the war. The corps was also known as the Raymond A. Garbarina Memorial Corps.

The corps' first appearance was an exhibition at a New York Giants football game at the Polo Grounds. They began competing in 1947, winning the New York State American Legion title that year and their first national title in 1949. During the period of 1949-1951, Garbarina Skyliners won 38 of the 41 contests they entered.

After the 1949 season, the corps became known as the Garbarina Skyliners, and later the New York Skyliners. In 1951, corps member John F. Mazarakos passed away from an illness contracted during his service in the jungles of the South Pacific. His name was added to the post charter, making it the Garbarina-Mazarakos American Legion Post 1523, a name that survives today.

Over the years, the New York Skyliners have produced staff, members and instructors who have become household words in the drum corps fraternity. Many of these people are in the Drum Corps Hall of Fame.

The corps officially moved to New Jersey in the mid-1990s and is now based at American Legion Post 255 in Garfield, New Jersey, former home of the Garfield Cadets. In honor of its roots, however, the corps retains sponsorship by the Garbarina-Mazarakos American Legion Post #1523 of New York City.

The Skyliners finished 11th in DCA Open Class Prelims in 2004 with a show based on the music of George Gershwin.

New York Skyliners Alumni Drum and Bugle Corps made their first field appearance on July 18, 1998, in Clifton, New Jersey. Although the alumni corps was formed in 1994 and had done many parades and indoor standstills, the Clifton show was their first outdoor exhibition at a drum corps show. In addition to the alumni corps, The Skyliners also boast a chorus.

The New York Skyliners are a subsidary of New York Skyliners, Inc, President Bob Holton.

[www.newyorkskyliners.org/history.html; DCW, 2/2002, p.16; A History of Drum and Bugle Corps, 2002]

Members (100)

Member Name Section Years Involved
Barrett, Tommy Color Guard - Flag 1976 to 1977
Beavers, Craig Contra 2014
Bell, Colin Percussion/Snareline 1998 to 2000
Bell, John soprano 1976
Bruen, Charles Baritone 1966 to 1991
Callahan, Alexander Baritone 1968
Carbonell, Larry Soprano Line 2000 to 2001
Celsky, Keith pit 2002
Celsky, Keith contra 2004
Celsky, Keith Mallets 2002
Celsky, Keith Honor Guard 2003
Celsky, Keith Contra 2004
Chizek, Jr, Joseph Honor Guard 2006
Cooney, Ed Lead Soprano 2004 to 2005
Dams, Richard Color Guard 1967 to 1969
Dams, Rick Color Guard 1967 to 1969
Daunt, Paul F.H 1974 to 1975
DeMaria, Joe Drum Line 1967 to 1968
Eldridge, James Drumline 2003 to 2007
Eldridge, Jimmy Drumline 2003
Eldridge, Jr., Harry support 'mascot' 1994 to 2000
Eldridge, Jr., Harry soprano 2001
Eldridge, Jr., Harry soprano, administration 2002 to 2005
Eldridge, Jr., Harry honor guard, administration 2006
Eldridge, Jr., Harry Soprano/Mello/Admin 2007
Eldridge, Jr., Harry Administration 2008
Ellis, Roger Mellophone 2000
Ellis, Roger Mellophone 2000
Faccone, Garrett "chico" Soprano 2005
Fallon, Carol Ann Soprano 1983 to 1984
Fee, Richard Baritone/French Horn 1982 to 1983
George, Roy Baritone 2001 to 2003
Gherlone, Gavone french horn 1974 to 1975
Gironda, Robert "Vito" Baritone 1979 to 1983
Gottier, Mike Low Brass 2005
Gruphofer, John Baritone 1973
HOARD JR., WILLIAM BRASS/ BARITONE 1975 to 1977
Hazelwood, Glen percussion staff 2003
Henry, Reggie Mellophone 1975
Hines, Daniel Mellophone 2003
Hines, Daniel Soprano 2004
Hines, Daniel Sop3 2005
Hines, Daniel Sop 2 / Marketing Manager 2006
Hines, Daniel Business Manager, Webmaster, Sop 2 2008
Hines, Daniel Business Manager, Webmaster, Bari 2 (Sop/Mello) 2009
Hrycyshyn, Annie (Andrea) Colorguard 2000 to 2001
James, Monte pit 1988
Jodts, Stijn Tenor 2004
Kaiser, Jerry assistant dm 1982
Kirkwood, James lead soprano 1984 to 1987
Kirkwood, James honor guard 1988 to 2002
Knisely, Deb contra 2000 to 2001
Krenkel, Jon Snare Drum 1975 to 1976
Kulp, Sayre Pit 2003 to 2004
Labetti, Lou Bari 1980; 1986
Labetti, Lou Contra 1981 to 1983; 1987 to 1989
Labetti, Lou Pit 1985
Mael, Doug horn (baritone) 1980 to 1981
Marino, Holly mellophon 2002
Marino, Holly Mellophone 2002 to 2006
Marsh, Michael"Big Mike" Tymp 1974 to 1976
Marshman, Scott Color Guard 1984 to 1985; 1989 to 1992
Meyer, Michael Mellophone 2001 to 2002
Morales, Javier percussion 2002
Munoz, Angel Tenors 1986 to 1992
Munoz, Angel Pit 1993; 2003
Munoz, Angel Snare 2004 to 2007
Munoz, Angel Director 2008
O'Connor, Ed bari 1997 to 2003
Pasqua, Marielle Colorguard 2002
Priester, Ray snare 1967 to 1976
Quinn, Janis Color Guard 1992 to 2001
Ramos, Luis 2nd Bari 2004
Renna, Morris / Killer Flugle / Mellophone 1980 to 1981
Rogers, Frank baritone 1976 to 1993
Rogers, Frank visual staff 1999 to 2001; 2005 to 2006
Rogers, Frank visual staff/assistant drum major 2002 to 2004
Rogers, Frank assistant director 2007 to 2008
Scarchilli, Joseph Baritone 1978 to 1979
Seff, Dave Snare 1999 to 2001
Siglow, Michael guard, ass't. DM 1964 to 1970; 1975 to 1978; 1992
Sowinski, Jean Percussion (Bass) 2003
Sowinski, Jean Mellophone 2002
Sowinski, Jean Bassline 2003 to 2005
Sowinski, Jean Front Ensemble 2006
Szeglin, Rich Contra Bass 2005 to 2006
Thatcher, Rob Percussion Staff 1997 to 2001
Thompson, Jeff Horn Line 1987 to 1988
Tomasi, Nick Baritone Section 1960 to 1963
Tomasi, Nick Baritone 1960 to 1963
Vaughn, William POO Baritone 1976; 1980
Vayda, Charlie Soprano 1979 to 1984
Venezia, Lisa Mello / Sop 2001 to 2005
Williams, Alvin Color Guard 1979 to 1980
Woo, Lily Mellophone/Honor Guard 1981
Wood, Gary Lead Soprano 1982 to 1983
perez, bob 2nd soprano 1966
shepherd, gilbert solo soprano 1975 to 1999
sowinski, jean Mellophone 2002
steppe, matt soprano 2002 to 2004

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