Hawthorne Caballeros Alumni

Hawthorne, NJ United States
Founded: 1995

Active Alumni
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Repertoire for 2000
Bully by Mike Simpson Dick Shory's Percussion & Brass Ensemble - Runnin' Wild
Opening Theme (from Chico and the Man) by Jose Feliciano Jose Feliciano - De Luxe
Echano by Chuck Mangione Chuck Mangione - Children of Sanchez
Cha Cha Cha Flamenco by Mario de Jesus
Samba de Orpheo by Luiz Bonfa Ray Alexander - Vigorous Vibes
Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White by Louiguy | Marcel Ageron | Mack David Earl Bostic - All His Hits
The Hawthorne Caballeros from Hawthorne, New Jersey, have maintained a strong alumni association for many years. In 1994 the Association spawned another unit, the Caballeros Alumni Drum and Bugle Corps.

Organized by a small, enthusiastic group of former corps members, the Alumni Corps quickly grew and continues strong, currently numbering more than one hundred members. Originally open only to former Caballeros members, the Caballeros Alumni Corps now welcomes all qualified applicants. Currently the corps' membership is made up of players from several states, and spans all five decades of the Caballeros' history.

In addition to assisting the competition corps wherever and whenever possible, one of the purposes for launching the Alumni Corps was to return to some of the great music from the fifties, sixties, and seventies, bringing back memories for older players and fans, and exposing younger fans to the music that made the Caballeros famous in earlier years. As one of the few alumni corps with a full field show, however, the Caballeros Alumni Corps remains popular.

The corps has been in great demand from the start, but unlike the competition corps, the Alumni Corps maintains a somewhat less rigorous schedule, and is strictly an exhibition and parade corps.

Peter Bishop is the corps director and business manager, and on the field, the corps is in the capable hands of Chuck Bishop, who holds the distinction of having been a drum major with all three Hawthorne corps: the Muchachos, the Caballeros, and now, the Caballeros Alumni Corps. Chris Sortino is the current alumni president.

The alumni corps is associated with Hawthorne American Legion Post 199.


Members (32)

Member Name Section Years Involved
Andreazza, Steve Mellophone 1994 to 2016
Andretta, Rich Baritone 1994 to 2007
Barlics, William Percussion 1996 to 2005
Carr, Tom Mellophone 1994 to 1998
Day, Roger Baritone 1998
Doran, Robert Baritone 2005 to 2007
Dumond, Philip Brass 1994 to 2002
Duncan, Bill Mellophone 2010 to 2013
Fallon, Carol Ann Lead Soprano 1995 to 1996
Glennon, Sean Contra 2005
Headley, George Lead Soprano 2008
Hedling, Meiko Soprano 2008 to 2009
Hedling, Paul Baritone 2007 to 2009
June, Johnny Soprano 2001
Kennedy, Dennis Cymbals 1994 to 1997
Kennedy, Dennis Bass 1998 to 2002
Kienle, Debbie color guard 2001 to 2002
Kuiper, Adrian Third soprano 1995 to 2001
Murray, Bob Baritone 2005
Parker, Bill Soprano 2011 to 2012
Plante, Lydia Mellophone 2003
Plunkett, Oliver Baritone, Visual Instructor 2013 to 2014; 2016 to 2019
Popolizio, Larry soprano 1995 to 1999
RUBEL, GUS color guard 1970 to 2007
Raclowski, Steve Soprano 1995
Smith, John Drum section, snaredrum 1994
Sortino, Chris Tenor 1994 to 1998; 2003
Sortino, Chris Double Conga 1999 to 2002
Stoffel, Barbara Guard 2005
Turner, Pamela Color Guard 2000 to 2002
Williams, Steve Tenor drum 1995 to 1998; 2003
Williams, Steve Double Conga 1999 to 2002; 2004

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