Sunrisers


Other Names:Long Island Sunrisers

Rockland County, NY United States
Founded: 1954

Active Senior
YearTheme/Songs
1958 (Repertoire not available)  
1959 (Repertoire not available)  
1960 Varsity Drag * Whispering * I'm Just Wild About Harry * Stouthearted Men (from New Moon) * Cecilia * Honeysuckle Rose * The Charleston * Ma - He's makin' Eyes At Me * Toot Toot Tootsie Goodbye  
1961 (Repertoire not available)  
1962 Gigi * Theme from Can-Can * Mademoiselle de Paree * C'est Magnifique (from Can-Can) * 4 * La Marseillaise * My Buddy * Clair de Lune (from Suite Bergamasque) * The Continental * Domo * Take Care * Fanfare (from Gigi)  
1963 French National March * Lord's Prayer * Clair de Lune (from Suite Bergamasque) * Sing Sing Sing * Domino * Ballin' the Jack (from For Me and My Gal) * It's A Pity To Say Goodnight  
1964 Ride Through the Night (from Subways Are For Sleeping) * Mama Inez * Lord's Prayer * Clair de Lune (from Suite Bergamasque) * Sing Sing Sing * Ballin' the Jack (from For Me and My Gal) * It's A Pity To Say Goodnight  
1965 West Side Story * Lord's Prayer * Sing Sing Sing * Old Mc Donald Had a Farm * Ballin' the Jack (from For Me and My Gal) * Goldfinger  
1966 Nothing Can Stop Us Now * Orange Colored Sky * American Salute * America the Beautiful * Tropical Merengue * On the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe * Chattanooga Choo Choo * I've Been Working On the Railroad * The Joker * RockaBye Your Baby  
1967 My Mammy * Alabamy Bound * Swanee  
1968 Conquest (from Captain From Castile) * When Johnny Comes Marching Home * Going Out of My Head * Can't Take My Eyes Off You * An American in Paris * The Joker * Dulcinea (from Man of La Mancha) * Man of La Mancha * The World is Waiting for the Sunrise  
1969 Great Gate of Kiev (from Pictures At An Exhibition) * Procession of the Nobles * When Johnny Comes Marching Home * Blue Rondo A La Turk * Ritual Fire Dance * An American in Paris * Aquarius (from Hair) * Scarborough Fair * Great Gate of Kiev (from Pictures At An Exhibition)  
1970 Procession of the Nobles * Blue Rondo A La Turk * Ritual Fire Dance * Man of La Mancha  
1971 Ritual Fire Dance * Abraham, Martin and John * Battle Hymn of the Republic * Anything You Can Do I Can Do Better (from Annie Get Your Gun) * Can-Can (from Can-Can)  
1972 (Repertoire not available)  
1973 Procession of the Nobles * Great Gate of Kiev (from Pictures At An Exhibition) * Chester * When Johnny Comes Marching Home * Tears on My Pillow * A Little Help From My Friends * Sweet Caroline * Hi-De-Ho (That Old Sweet Roll) * ? * Killing Me Softly with His Song  
1974 (Repertoire not available)  
1975 Sing Sing Sing * And The Angels Sing * Porgy and Bess * The Joker * Sunrise Fanfare  
1976 Procession of the Nobles * Sabre Dance (from Gayne Ballet) * Spain * Ol' Man River (from Show Boat) * Sing Sing Sing * Dance Of The Wind-Up Toy * Greensleeves * Musical Salute To Our Nation's 200th Birthday  
1977 English Folk Song Suite * Spain * Ol' Man River (from Show Boat) * Eli's Coming * Dance Of The Wind-Up Toy (drum solo) * Evergreen (from A Star is Born)  
1978 English Folk Song Suite * Malaga * Farandole (from L'Arlesienne) * Evergreen (from A Star is Born)  
1979 Crown Imperial * Mama-Llaga * Malaga * Medley (from The Wiz) * Ding Dong the Witch is Dead (from Wizard of Oz) * Superman Theme (from Superman)  
1980 Crown Imperial * Alone (from Born to Sing) * Central Park * Ding Dong the Witch is Dead (from Wizard of Oz) * Send in the Clowns (from A Little Night Music) * The Joker  
1981 Come Follow the Band (from Barnum) * Late in the Evening * Legend of the One-Eyed Sailor * Barnum's Revenge * Send in the Clowns (from A Little Night Music) * Thunder and Blazes  
1982 God Save the Queen * English Suite for Military Band * Barnum's Revenge * Tiger of San Pedro * Legend of the One-Eyed Sailor * Send in the Clowns (from A Little Night Music) * Come Follow the Band (from Barnum)  
1983 Meadowland * Alexander's Ragtime Band * Legend of the One-Eyed Sailor * Peasant Dance * Send in the Clowns (from A Little Night Music) * Come Follow the Band (from Barnum)  
1984 Meadowland * Niner Two * Samba * Tiger of San Pedro  
1985 Adventures on Earth (from E.T.) * Niner Two * Grace * Power Suite * Theme from E.T.  
1986 "Fiddler on the Roof" - Prologue/Tradition (from Fiddler on the Roof) * Sabbath Prayer (from Fiddler on the Roof) * To Life (from Fiddler on the Roof) * Sunrise, Sunset (from Fiddler on the Roof) * Chava (from Fiddler on the Roof) * Weding Celebration (from Fiddler on the Roof)  
1987 Adventures on Earth (from E.T.) * Jupiter (from The Planets)  
1988 Savannah River Holiday * Concerto in F * An American in Paris  
1989 Savannah River Holiday * Rhapsody in Blue  
1990 Moorside March (from A Moorside Suite) * Firebird Suite  
1991 Toccata & Fugue in D Minor * Ave Maria * Jim's New Life (from Empire of the Sun) * Tonight (from West Side Story)  
1992 Liferaft Earth * Adventures on Earth (from E.T.) * Mars (from The Planets) * Throneroom (from Star Wars) * Finale (from Star Wars)  
1993 You Are The Sunshine Of My Life * Sassy Samba * Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me  
1994 Procession of the Nobles * Send in the Clowns (from A Little Night Music) * Malaga * E.T. & Me (from E.T.) * Finale (from E.T.)  
1995 "New World Symphony" - New World Symphony  
1996 "Les Miserables" - Work Song (from Les Miserables) * At the End of the Day (from Les Miserables) * On My Own (from Les Miserables) * Plumet Attack (from Les Miserables) * One Day More (from Les Miserables)  
1997 "Spiritual Hymns & Dances - D. Holsinger" - On an American Spiritual * Havendance * On a Hymnsong of Philip Bliss * Nilesdance * On a Southern Hymnsong  
1998 "Russian Sketches" - Festive Overture * Romance (from Lieutenant Kije) * Comedians' Galop * Russian Sailor's Dance (from The Red Poppy)  
1999 "An American Celebration" - American Salute * Yankee Doodle Dandy * Shenandoah * Stars and Stripes Forever  
2000 "A Copland Centennial Celebration" - Fanfare for the Common Man * 3rd Symphony (excerpts) * Lincoln Portrait Chorale * Appalachian Spring * Simple Gifts (from Appalachian Spring)  
2001 "Sunstorm" - Festive Overture * Meadowland * Romance (from Lieutenant Kije) * Dance of the Tumblers  
2003 "Celtic Sun" - Fanfare * Tomorrow Is My Dancing Day * Highland Cathedral * Lord Of The Dance  
2004 "Something Old, Something New, Something Orange, Something Blue" - Where's Teddy? * Classical Gas * Legend of the One-Eyed Sailor  
2005 "The Tell-Tale Heart" - The Tell-Tale Heart  
2006 A Touch Of Class - Pagliacci * Clair de Lune (from Suite Bergamasque) * Bolero * Nessun Dorma (from Turandot)  
2007 "Cirque du Soleil Se Levant" - Atmadja (from Quidam) * Distorted (from La Nouba) * Quidam/Seisouso/Urban * Ninkou Latora/Incantation  
2008 Man of La Mancha (from Man of La Mancha) * Dulcinea (from Man of La Mancha) * The Impossible Dream (from Man of La Mancha)  
2009 “Homage: Three Tapestries” - Movement I - Regnum * Movement II - Sacra * Movement III - Proelium  
2010 Africa - Africa Ceremony, Song & Ritual * Shadowlands * The Stampede  
2011 Les Misérables - I Dreamed a Dream (from Les Miserables) * On My Own (from Les Miserables) * Attack on Rue Plumet (from Les Miserables) * One Day More (from Les Miserables)  
2012 Carmen - Overture (from Carmen) * La Habanera (from Carmen) * Intermezzo (from Carmen) * Treador (from Carmen)  
2013 A Painter's Canvas - (Repertoire not available)  
2014 1917: The Rise and Fall - Procession of the Nobles * Comedians' Galop * Fire Of Eternal Glory * Infernal Dance (from the Firebird Suite) * Finale (from the Firebird Suite)  
2015 Come Fly With Me - El Camino Real * Cavalleria Rusticana * Jai Ho from Slumdog Millionaire * Marseilles  
2016 House of Cards - May Be a Price To Pay * Tempered Steel * Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend(from Gentlemen Prefer Blondes) * Sparkling Diamonds * In the Spring, at the Time When Kings Go Off to War  
2017 Mirage - Festival of Light * Caravan * Danse Bacchanale from Samson and Delilah  
2018 Outside In - A Kaleidoscope of Mathematics from (A Beautiful Mind) * Always on my Mind * Fly to Paradise * On my Mind * Dance of Vengeance (from Medea)  
The Sunrisers is a senior marching and maneuvering corps based in Orangetown, New Jersey. The corps was formed in 1954.

DCI Hall of Famer Wayne Downey marched with the Sunrisers in 1969.

The Sunrisers took two consecutive world championships, in 1977 and 1978. The man who rebuilt the corps, Eugene F. Bennett, was elected to the World Drum Corps Hall of Fame in 2002.

The corps came close to disbanding in 2002, but enthusiatic recruiting by corps members kept the group alive. In 2003, after a three-year layoff, the Sunrisers finished second in DCA Class A competition.

The corps' 2004 finish was 16th in DCA Prelims, with a show entitled 'Something Old, Something New, Something Orange, Something Blue.'

[DCW, 6/28/02, p.9; DCW, 3/02, p.10; DCW, 3/04, p.8]

Members (84)

Member Name Section Years Involved
Aldrich/Thorpe, William Percussion 1985 to 1988
Austin/Schaffer/Fallon, Carol Ann Soprano 1973 to 1977
Bausum, Bob Brass 1987
Boroden, Joe Snare 1974 to 1983
Brown, Sandra Colorguard 1979 to 1980
Cabrera, Dania Colorguard/Drill Staff 1977 to 1984
Carbonell, Larry Brass Caption Head 2002 to 2004
Carbonell, Larry Show Consultant 2005 to 2006
Case, Joshua Baritone/Euphonium 2008
Chin, Jason Mellophone 1981; 2006 to 2007
Cicchino, Patty mellophone; administration 1990 to 2003
Clougher, John Sop, Fhorn, Drumline 1980 to 2007
Cohen, Joshua Baritone 1998 to 1999
Colon, Brian Baritone 1990 to 1991
Dailey, Gary Brass instructor 1983
Daunt, Paul F.H. 1977 to 1978
Dougherty, Karen Mellophones 1979
Dressler, Andrew Snare 2006
Dumond, Philip PR Director/M&M Instructor 1978 to 1980
Duncan, Bill Mellophone 1976
Esquivel, Carlos Hornline 1992
Fallon, Ray Baritone/Brass Instructor 1975 to 1977
Fallon, Ray Instructor 1990
Floro, Timothy Front Ensemble (Mallets) 2004 to 2005
Ford, Wayne percussion 1976
Giampa, Frank color guard 1980 to 1984
Grady, Sean Baritone 2006
Grigg, Chuck Drumline 1985 to 1991
HOARD, ALLEN (JERRY) PERCUSSION 1983
Haring, Fran French horn 1977 to 1982
Hazelwood, Glen baritone 2003
Hazelwood, Glen percussion staff 2004
Hedling, Meiko Mellophone 2007
Hedling, Paul Soprano 1969 to 1971
Hedling, Paul Baritone 1972
Lea, George Instructional Staff 1997 to 1999
Lopez, Emma Front Ensemble 2011 to 2014
MacIntyre, Scott Mellophone 1990 to 1992; 1994 to 1998
Mackiewicz, Dawn Marie Baritone 1993 to 1996
Mignemi, Chris Mellophone 1994
Mignemi, Chris Soprano 1995 to 1996
Mignemi, Chris Baritone 1997 to 2000
Mignemi, Chris Visual staff 2004
Miller, Terri Colorguard/Pit 1992 to 1998
Newman, Bob drum line snare 1954 to 1957
OConnell, Brian French Horn; Soprano 1964 to 1973
Oatman, Geoffrey baritone 1976 to 1978
Olochwoszcz, Gabriel Baritone 2005
Parisi, Anthony Soprano 1998
Petrunchio, George Asst. Drum Major 1976
Petrunchio, George Visual Instructor 2003 to 2007
Ponzo, Frank Soprano 1982 to 1983; 1985 to 1989
Ramos, Luis 2nd Bari 1987
Randazzo, Lou Soprano 2002
Read, Dana Soprano 1985
Reilly, Tony Mellophone 1977 to 1979
Reilly, Tony Baritone 1982
Schwartz, Bob Brass & Brass staff 1968 to 1983
Seaman, Doreen soprano 1986 to 1989
Sederquist, Howard Webmaster 1998 to 2005
Sitler, Joe Baritone 1991 to 1992; 1994 to 1997
Spigarolo, Elliott brass 2000 to 2005
Spiro, Lee Baritone 1972 to 1977
Stevens, Laura Michele' Soprano/Mellophone 1994 to 1998
Tejada, Josiel Tuba/Contra 2014
Thorpe, William Drumline/Hornline 1985 to 1989
Thorpe, William Brass 1989
Thorpe, William Front Ensemble 1985 to 1987
Thorpe, William Soprano Horn 1989
Van Deusen, Neal Bass Baritone 1977 to 1981
Ventrice, Brieana trumpet 2012
Ventrice, Brieana mellophone 2013
Vincoli, Matt Mellophone 2006 to 2007
Voltaggio, Frank Horn 1977 to 1979
White, Tony Asst, DM/Guard Capt. 1975 to 1976
White, Tony Support Staff 1977 to 1978
White, Tony Honor Guard/Asst. "Uncle Nick" 1979
White, Tony Drum Major 1980 to 1985
Willms, Tom Mellophone 1991 to 1992
Willms, Tom Drum Major 1995 to 1998; 2003
Zappalorti, Laura Michele Soprano/Mellophone 1994 to 1998
gourlay, billy drum line 1968 to 1973
morris, james Snare drummer 1966 to 1967
schwab, john mellophone 1966 to 1970

CORPS 22 items

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Sunrisers from the Bill Ives Collection
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Sunrisers SuffolkCounty NY from the Bill Ives Collection
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Sunrisers Shirt from the Bill Ives Collection
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Sunrisers Uniform 1980 from the Bill Ives Collection Contributed by Bill Adamson
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Sunrisers Uniform 1980 from the Bill Ives Collection Contributed by Bill Adamson
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Mariners Uniform 1967 from the Bill Ives Collection Contributed by Harry and Pat Shrot
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Sunrisers 1965 button from the Bob Carell Collection
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402-405, Sunrisers from the Steve Vickers Collection
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Long Island Sunrisers 1 from the Wayne Hiller Collection
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Long Island Sunrisers 10 from the Wayne Hiller Collection
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Long Island Sunrisers 11 from the Wayne Hiller Collection
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Long Island Sunrisers 12 from the Wayne Hiller Collection
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Long Island Sunrisers 13 from the Wayne Hiller Collection
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Long Island Sunrisers 2 from the Wayne Hiller Collection
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Long Island Sunrisers 3 from the Wayne Hiller Collection
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Long Island Sunrisers 4 from the Wayne Hiller Collection
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Long Island Sunrisers 5 from the Wayne Hiller Collection
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Long Island Sunrisers 6 from the Wayne Hiller Collection
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Long Island Sunrisers 7 from the Wayne Hiller Collection
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Long Island Sunrisers 8 from the Wayne Hiller Collection
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Long Island Sunrisers 9 from the Wayne Hiller Collection

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