Where are they now?
Dan Stark '66
I have been in the business of teaching self-defense for many years
having had the privilege of working with tens of thousands of folks
from all walks of life. Clients include agents from the FBI, Secret
Service and Law Enforcement Departments. Most of my clients are law-abiding
citizens looking for the best way to protect themselves, families
and employees, including new moms, singles, students plus senior citizens.
Professional memberships include American Society of Law Enforcement
Trainers, NRA, American Women’s Self –Defense Organization,
Infragard, High Tech Crime Investigation Association, National Range
Officers Association, NATAS. In addition, I am a member of the Board
of Directors for the Charlotte, NC Crime Stoppers and am a graduate
of the FBI Citizens Academy.
I can be seen weekly on NBC6-WCNC-TV News, “Don’t Be
A Victim”, also “Partners Against Crime” and monthly
on Public Access Television, “Guns-n Stuff”. February
2003 I won an Emmy Award from the National Academy of Television Arts
& Science Mid-South Chapter in the Public Affairs Division for
“Don’t Be A Victim” segments, with “Partners
Against Crime” also being nominated. I was a weekly host on
WBT 1110 AM News Talk Radio, “Starks Reality” and am frequently
heard on various radio stations dealing with issues of self-protection
In addition to public speaking, television segments and radio programs
I offer self-defense courses designed to equip attendees with the
skills necessary to avoid becoming a victim and surviving when an
assault becomes inevitable.
Some of the courses include:
1) Parent/Youth course designed for young adults preparing for college,
their first job, driving.
2) Corporate/business seminars designed to teach self-defense to employees
both on and off the job, including audio taped presentations.
3) Workplace violence training along with a security analysis of their
4) Four-hour safety course incorporating the use of fundamental “break
away” self-defense techniques in addition to the use of tools
such as OC Pepper Foam.
Kathy Curatalo Bailey, Class of 1966,
BKHS Alumni Association Board member
Greetings from Deb DiBiase Turbide!
I can't make your reunion, so here I am in your "where are they
I have been married to Dave, my business and life partner for over
32 years. After we both graduated from RIT in 1972 (Deb: B.S. in Chemistry
and Dave: B.S. in Photographic Science) we spent 5 years with the
Air Force and moved 7 times. We then lived in Maryland for 11 years
and then Beverly, MA for 14 years. We moved to North Beach in Hampton,
NH 2 years ago and took 10 years off our lives. We have 2 beautiful
daughters: Danielle is home-made and Darcie is adopted from Korea.
Our older daughter, Danielle graduated in Directing and Masters' in
Arts Management from Carnegie Mellon last year. She got married in
October 2002 and, happily for us, decided to move to NH where she
and her husband started their own Graphic Design business. Darcie
is attending The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY and
hopes to be a chef. She's currently interning at Mohegan Sun Resort
and Casino in CT. Both my parents and my brother, Ray DiBiase (stage
crew '69), live in Webster and I visit them regularly.
I "applied" my BK experience producing and directing 3
talent shows for Darcie's elementary school. Of the 350 students,
280 of them were in the annual shows! I also made dozens of costumes
and sets for Danielle's high school productions and then followed
as a spectator while she studied at the
Carnegie Mellon School of Drama. We still have a bit of it in our
blood and enjoy going to Broadway shows in NYC.
On the business side, Dave and I started and have run over 8 businesses
in management consulting, retail, publishing and media, software sales
and implementation, and education. We currently both work from our
home offices overlooking the ocean and the year-round surfers. Over
the last thirty-six
years I developed a combination of business / project management,
media, marketing, and systems engineering experience, giving me a
strong entrepreneurial background. I currently help companies develop
web media and
marketing plans, education and training programs, in-person and Internet
events. I'm now working on a project with a Canadian company to build
the TEC Learning Center: The Supply Chain Online Education Resource.
I would love to hear from "old" classmates; reach me at
866.509.3001 Toll Free
Ross Marinaro, Owner,
Ft. Lauderdale Limosine Service
35 YEARS SINCE BKHS
"LIVE WELL, LOVE MUCH, LAUGH OFTEN"
Class of '69
graduation I started college at Brockport as a Psychology
major / Philosophy minor. (which just goes to show how messed
up I must have been). While at Brockport, I became a member
of the Baha'i Faith, switched majors to Music Education and
ultimately transferred to Fredonia's Music department. There,
I met my wife, Sue, and got my degree in Music Education.
In 1975 we traveled to the Baha'i world center in Israel.
When we got back, I worked at various jobs including supervising
a group home and working for Steve Cushman when he ran a Ski
Shop. We moved to Rochester in 1977 and had our first child,
Jason. I stayed home during the days and played "house
husband" while I worked in the Rochester area as a musician
and part time music teacher for the next 8 years (even taught
Kearney's Drumline for a while) and we added two more to the
family, my daughter Lua and my 2nd son, Ian. In 1982 we moved
to the capital district of New York State and I started creating
music on my computer (back them, a Commodore 64). This led
to my getting a call from "Quantum Link" who were
starting an "online service" (something no one had
heard of in those pre-web days) and needed someone to run
the music areas online. This fit in well with my continuing
to live at home to care for the kids and I worked for Quantum
for a little over eight years until they merged their computer
specific services into one big service (known as AOL) and
started getting a little too corporate for my tastes. In 1990
I started working for Wildwood School (a private school for
Neurologically Impaired / Learning Disabled students) as a
Music Teacher working with their Music Therapist. Even then,
I was bringing in my own computers so the students could use
them to create music and art and when the school started to
develop the use of educational technology I became the "tech
guy". In 1993 we added our "surprise"... my
son Joe to bring us up to four wonderful kids. I'm still working
at Wildwood. I now keep 125 computers up 99.5% of the time,
attempt to keep the teachers a little ahead of the students,
produce videos with our students and staff and generally have
a great time playing with all the new tech toys that come
out. I also perform every week at the local Baha'i Reading
Room where we have a weekly Jazz and World Music Jam session.
I love these since I get to play with a lot of great performers
including my two oldest sons Jason and Ian who perform professionally.
You can see my family and find our the latest about them at
any time by checking out my family web site...
Sue (Boss) Mulay (Class of '69)
I would love to come - I think this is a great idea and you have a great
bunch organizing it because the web site is fabulous. I have enjoyed browsing
through the pictures and listening to the music. It has brought back a
lot of fond memories.
My husband and I have recently moved to North Carolina. I have been at
my new job for just over a year and Frank (my husband) 1.5 years. My kids
are scattered. Brian (29 yrs) is in St. Petersburg, Chrissy (25 yrs) is
in Clemson, SC and Jacquie (23 yrs) is still in Rochester. My sister,
Joan is also still in Rochester but my parents are in Florida. We now
live in Conover, NC, which is about an hour northwest of Charlotte. We
bought this house in July of last year and are still working on getting
some landscaping in the yard and a lawn. We are about midway between Rochester
and St. Pete. I work for United Church Retirement Homes and really enjoy
it. I am Administrative Assistant to the VP of Fund Development and Public
Relations. The corporate office, where I work, employs about 20 people
but the entire organization employs about 700. My co-workers are a fun
bunch who are dedicated to what they are doing. We are a non-profit organization
with 3 continuing care retirement communities, which are campuses that
include homes, apartments, assisted living rooms and health care units.
The concept is to take care of seniors from retirement age through to
death on one campus. We also have 4 senior apartment facilities that are
HUD funded thus for income eligible seniors and one nursing home. Our
website is www.ucrh.org. This is all so new to me since I spent the past
10 years working in the Planning Office in the Town of Greece. There is
so much I have yet to learn.
Pat Conlon '70 reports that fellow graduate
Mary Kay Hamill (color guard) now lives
in San Francisco and works for the newspaper there, putting her art and
writing talents to good use as an art director and currently is special
events manager She is married to Brazilian percussionist/ martial artist
names Marcos Domingos, AKA Urubu. MK writes: "I always did love the
rhythm section! ( check out his website at www.capoeirausa.com) We are still
happily married and I have learned to speak very bad Portuguese, so I can
order beer in Brazil...been there a few times. (Those bathing suits are
beyond tiny, trust me!)"
Sue Potter Cerniglia '70
Sue Potter Cerniglia
at a Bluegrass Jam
Ya gotta start someplace...
Sue with brothers
Michael and Tom
Sue playing flute
and stage managing
with Pete Seeger
Sue with Saratoga
(top - right, octave Mandolin)
Victorian Ball 2003
Sue jamming with The Stillhouse Rounders
at Old-Timey house party 2002
Sue playing flute with Pete Seeger and the Hudson River Sloop Singers
- (album-Broad Old River)
Sue playing flute with Pete Seeger and the Hudson River Sloop Singers
- (album-Broad Old River)
Piano Concert with Sarah, Steffan and Cousin Rene Potter
Irish Session with buddies at Old Songs Festival in Altamont, NY
Sarah practicing flute for spring concert
Sarah at the
World Trade Center
Now lives on Long Island
Steffan, Sarah and Sue
sailing on the sloop
Jay Ungar and Molly Mason
at Ashokan Music Camp
"Civil War Series"
French Canadian Jam
at Ashokan Music Camp
Cajun Button Accordian at
Falcon Ridge Folk Festival
Kathe Kilmer '70 (trombone) says that
classmate Brian Smith (clarinet) works
for the World Bank based in Washington DC. He travels to many third world
countries helping to finance water improvement projects and such. "He
has been to places that many of us couldn't find on a map without help.
In fact, he and another classmate Mike Thomas (sax) helped put together
a few band memories, with Brian corresponding over the week from Tsilbasi,
Georgia, Baku, Azerbaijan, and Yerevan, Armenia!."
Liz (MaryAnn) Aiello (Class of '70)
Still involved in music or performing
Liz is very much enjoying her life in Asheville NC with her husband and
3 children. She has done extensive professional summer theatre,
toured a few years ago with the "Always... Patsy Cline", which
took her everywhere from Calgary to Milwaukee. She reports
that she "continues to sing, act, do voiceover and on-camera
work, as well as a bit of nursing on the side. Recently sang with the
Asheville Symphony Orchestra, and every summer do a roaring twenties show
at the Biltmore Estate. My 2 sons also do theatre and voiceover and it
seems my daughter is headed down the same road!" (see more
in personal profile) She is sorry she will not be able to make the
reunion because of summer stock committments, but may be able to be
there in spirit in a video she will try to send.
BA Drama Albertus Magnus College, lived in NYC for 13
years. Broadway National Tours: "Les Miserables" played Fantine, "Pump
Boys and Dinettes" played Prudie, Off-Broadway: "At Home-Split" directed
by Larry Moss (coach to such actors as Helen Hunt and Hillary Swank,)
"Fool For Love" at Westside Arts Theatre.Numerous Off-Off Broadway shows
while living in NYC. Regional Theatre: Alabama Shakespeare Festival, "Steel
Magnolias" played Annelle, "Little Shop Of Horrors" as Audrey, Arkansas
Repertory Theatre "Lost In Yonkers" played Gert, Theatre Virginia: "Scaramouche"
directed by B.H. Barry-renowned fight choreographer; "As You Like It"
played Celia, "A Little Night Music" played Charlotte, directed by David
Schechter. New American Theatre in Rockford Illinois; "Peter Pan" with
flying by the Foy's, played Peter, "Starting Here, Starting Now" directed
by Sarah Louise Lazarus, "Always....Patsy Cline" played Patsy at NAT twice
as well as in Calgary at the Stampede, at The Denver Center, Milwaukee,
Northlight Theatre in Chicago, and Downstairs Cabaret in Rochester. Have
done that show at the Southern Applachian Repertory Theatre, and at The
Diana Wortham Theatre in Asheville, NC. Did "The Heidi Chronicles" at
NAT. Since living in Asheville, have done a yearly show at the Biltmore
Estate called "Roaring Twenties At The Biltmore", been the featured soloist
with the Asheville Symphony Orchestra and the Blue Ridge Civic Orchestra,
performed as a featured soloist for a show called "Support Our Soldiers"
, performed at the Southern Applachian Repertory Theatre in such shows
as "Showboat", "Frankie" an original play written by Bill Gregg and Perry
Dean Young, Annie in "Annie Get Your Gun" at SART and the Diana Wortham
Theatre in conjuction with The Asheville Lyric Opera; and many cabaret
shows for various organizations around Asheville. Also did cabaret in
NYC for about 6 years, working with wonderful directors/accompanists such
as Steve Lutvak, Brian Lasser, and David Schechter. Have been a member
of Actors Equity and SAG since 1985. Also have an active career as a voice
over artist, doing national and regional radio and TV spots as well as
narration. Have done numerous on-camera spots for corporations and non-profits.
Have done a bit of film work in Richmond, and NYC, and some episodic TV
while in NYC.
John (Jay Vee) Vogt (70)
What have I been doing for the past thirty- (coff) years? ----
Well, I left the Kearney Drumline in the able hands of Tom Erb, Tom Walsh
and, of course Doug K. I went to SUC Fredonia to study percussion. I joined
fellow Kearney grads Marti Correnti, Diane Belgerno, and Jeanne Hauser.
We had fun singing the 5th and playing for recitals.
The best thing that happened to me that freshman year was failing English
101. I arranged to take that course over at MCC. While I was retaking
the course, I met and fell in love with my wife, Kathy.
Kathy and I were married in November of 1974. George Conti, Joe Holland
and Jim Scarpula played at our wedding. I wrote the Entrance
for Kathy to walk down the aisle and Jim played it the way I wrote it.
Soon thereafter we had a son Sean. Two years later, we had Bruce.
I worked at General Railway Signal (GRS) and life was good.
I traveled for the company, most notably to Lancaster, PA for nine months.
During that time we moved to Pavilion, NY from the nineteenth ward in
In 1995-6 Sean entered the Army and was assigned to the Headquarters Bdg.
Of the 1st Cav. These were the first guys to go into Bosnia. You remember
that blasted bridge. He stayed there for eleven months. After that, he
was stationed in Germany.
While Sean was in the military, Bruce became of age. He enlisted in the
Navy and was assigned to be an EWT on the Fast Frigate Rodney Davis.
His first duty posting had him flying to Japan to catch up with his ship.
He traveled to Singapore, Hong Kong, Australia, the Gulf, and other places.
In 1999, we became Grandparents.
In 2001 we became Grandparents again. I dont have a good picture
of Grant Charles but he is a good grand kid too..
Me? I was a relay adjuster for fifteen years. (Whats a relay adjuster?
Dont ask) Then I went to the Service Dept. for ten years.
On January 2, 2001, I became a Manufacturing Engineer. I received this
promotion as a result of the education I received at BK. The main part
is the Math and Science, but the drive and persistence was all Ray. All
I owe more than I can repay to the high school and the teachers I learned
the facts of life from.
Rick Barry '71
I am currently a District Manager for EB Games overseeing 16 stores. I
am still active in Theater whenever I get the chance.
I figure I would use this space to share a Ray Shahin Moment.
When I was a junior at BK and got word that the Band was going to Ireland,
I wanted to go too, but I wasn't in the band. I went to Mr. Shahin
and asked if there was any instrument that I could learn well enough to
be with the Band on this trip to Ireland? He was concerned that with
my participation in the Spring & Fall plays as well as soccer &
wrestling, that there wouldn't be adequate time for me to learn an instrument.
He didn't say no, though. He pointed me to the tuba and said "
We could use more tuba players!" After two weeks of trying to
pick up on the tuba, I realized that Mr. Shahin's concerns were well founded
in time management to learn the tuba. It was just too much to
learn and I was really bad at it anyway. He commended me for trying
and felt I was making the right decision. He never discouraged
me. He let me find out on my own what he already knew.
I didn't get to go to Ireland with the Band, but was proud of our BK
Marching Kings for representing us so well when they did go. I was
thankful I had the chances to work with Mr. Shahin during our Spring Musicals
over the years. What a talented gentleman. Looking forward to
seeing him come July 5th.
Paul Foquet 72 --His casting company
in New York City places the actors for GEVA.
Joe Kraus '73 is Professor
of Music Theory at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln School of Music.
In 95 he studied orchestral sketches and drafts at the Tchaikovsky State
House-Museum in Klin, Russia & he is currently writing a book
about the music of Tchaikovsky.
"Kim Jackson Jewell '79 tracked down classmate Claron
McFadden. Kim reports
"that she is she is pretty amazing. She played oboe in the concert
bells in the marching band. Our freshman year she played Mary Magdeline
Jesus Christ Superstar. She has an amazing voice. Well, it turns out that
she is living in the Netherlands and is a Grammy Nominee in the Opera
category. Isn't that cool? "
Claron McFadden (soprano) studied voice at the Eastman School of Music
in Rochester, New York. She made her Glyndebourne debut in the title role
of Lulu conducted by Sir Andrew Davis. Other opera performances include
the Netherlands Opera, Salzburg Festival, the Opéra Comique, the
Bregenz Festival, Aix-en-Provence Festival, and the Royal Opera. As well
as singing many of the major oratorio works, Ms. McFadden is also in demand
for her interpretation of modern and contemporary music. She is closely
associated with the music of Dirk Brossé and with Harrison Birtwistle's
Paul Celan Songs, which she has performed several times in London with
the Nash Ensemble.
Tom Florack, 'Class
After BKHS I attended the University of Notre Dame, majoring in Biology.
met and married Barbara Chirpich. We returned to Rochester where Barb
at Kodak for 10 years and I attended U. of R. Medical School and then
residency in Orthopaedic Surgery. We then relocated to Gastonia, NC, where
have been in practice for the last 11 years.
Barb and I have 5 wonderful kids: Lauren, now 18, is graduating
and is off to Cornell in the Fall. Michael, 16, is a junior and
looking for colleges this summer. Kathryn, 14, is a freshman--she's
awkward age when we hear nothing or volumes. Nicole, 11, is finishing
grade and Alyssa, 7, is in 2nd. Barb is a full time homemaker, as
imagine. I am in Orthopaedic practice in Gastonia, NC for only 4
and then I will be relocating to Green Bay, WI. We are crazily moving
to Winter--I've missed it since we arrived and Barb finally agreed to
I actually will be living there alone for the next year, commuting back
weekends, while Michael finishes high school, and then everyone will move
Green Bay next June. What an adventure!
I hope you all have a fantastic reunion! What a gift of music we all
received from Mr. Ray Shahin! It's a gift that just keeps giving, too--all
of my high schoolers have been in the Band. Lauren started on flute and
plays my old saxophone in the Jazz and Marching Bands for her school.
was a drummer for 2 years, Kathryn is on trombone, Nicole on alto sax
piano, Alyssa on piano now and who knows what else in the future.
Gemma Divine (Musicals '78)
After working at every conceivable job, I finally went to college in1995
and got my degree in Mortuary Science. Yes, I wanted to be a funeral director!
I had worked at a funeral home for a few years and I liked the job. But
it was in college that I discovered something else I was really good at
--- science. I loved it! Who knew? Certainly not Mrs. Arnold - hell, I
barely passed her biology class @BK. After graduation, I found getting
an internship almost impossible. Especially, when they found out I was
a package deal... Me and my 15 yr. old son, Eric. So I bartended, made
great money and was able to help put Eric through college. He's 22 now
and lives in AZ. He is my "shining moment." I know if I never
do anything else good in my life, I raised a beautiful, brown eyed, curly
haired boy into a wonderful man. (and he still has those ringlets!) I'd
like him even if he wasn't mine.
In 2001, I decided to go back to college. I'm halfway through getting
my bach. in forensics. Yeah, like CSI. Except, I won't be making the money
they make, I can''t imagine they'll let me interrogate witnesses and I
probably won't be wearing a gun! (which is really too bad since I'm pre-menopausal
and I can't think of anything better than being menopausal and armed!!!)
But they will let me play in the lab and that is just too cool. Yes, at
43 yrs old I have discovered that I'm a geek and it's OK.
So now I live in scenic Troy, NY, not far from Sage College where I will
be attending in the fall. Life is good and although I'm not very good
at picking out husbands (I have a few out there somewhere!) I have great
friends. My geek friends laugh at my dumb science jokes and help me discern
a Grignard Reaction from a Markovnikov addition (don't panic, I didn't
get it at first either!) My non-geek friends pull my nose out of my books
and take me out and make me do shots of Tequila and dance on the bar.
( note: remove high heels before you attempt this!) My Mom and my sisters
love me and cheer me on. My nieces and nephews are proud of their ''eccentric"
Aunt Gemma and Eric allows me to tell him all about my experiment that
involves pig carcasses and the monitoring of insect activity in relation
to decay rates and time of death. Without flinching. But then, when he
was 12, he let me dress him like a corpse and put him in a real casket
on our front porch for Halloween! But that's another story.
Immediately after graduation from Kearney in 1979, I abandoned the alto
saxophone. After my band experience, I knew that music was not my calling!
Thankfully, I utilized my excellent Kearney education and went on to graduate
from John Carroll University in Cleveland and the Cleveland-Marshall College
of Law. After graduating from law school, I worked for the Ohio Attorney
General in Columbus and then for a mid-sized firm in litigation and transactional
matters in Cleveland. For the last three years, I have served as General
Counsel to Catholic Charities Health & Human Services in the Cleveland
Diocese. In addition to my General Counsel responsibilities, I have focused
my area of practice
on immigration law. I periodically teach law-related courses as an adjunct
at Ursuline College in Pepper Pike.
The band experience was a tremendous foundation for law school. I sat
unphased my first year of law school being drilled by law professors.
I never met a law school professor who could rival Mr. Shahin's interpretation
of the socratic method: Standing on the roof of that little house with
a whistle, megaphone and mega-humiliation! Those were the good old days!I
hold Mr. Shahin and the band experience fondly in my heart. It was he
who taught us to fight and be the best we could be at whatever it was
that we were trying to accomplish (like marching and playing the saxophone
at the same time). I often use one of his mottos; "Don't give me
excuses, give me results."
Bravo to Mr. Shahin!
I run into Kearney people occassionally in Cleveland. I am married and
live in Cleveland Heights. I'd love to hear from my band chums.
Lisa Gasbarre '79
Catholic Charities Health & Human Services
Cleveland, OH 44114
(216) 696-6525, ext. 5950
"You're not always born at home." Dave
Reinhart '81 has been living in Berlin (not the one in Delaware)
and working as a trumpet player and arranger since 1983.
Steve Scheg (Band '82)
While at Kearney and throughout college I marched bass drum each
summer with the Pittsford Fire Department Band, with my dad Tom as the
drum major. I left Rochester in December of 1987 to end up in Philadelphia
in the spring of 1988, and it wasn't long before that need to be involved
in music crept back into my subconscious. As it turned out, I was in the
right place at the right time. I found a high school alumni band from the
city that needed a bass drummer, and before I knew it I was marching
the paralllels with the BK bands were astounding: European tours, an
audience with Pope John XXIII, a standard of excellence that was
recognized throughout the city and through each class year, and most
strikingly, a director who taught Excellence and Pride. His students who I
met in the early 90's STILL FEARED and REVERED him, from as far back as
class years in the mid 60's! When I finally met this band director from
the high school's past...are you sitting down....he knew Ray! They went to
college together, from what I gat
school is the Cardinal Dougherty High School (Marching Cardinals). Mr.
Coakley and I talked for a short time, and I mentioned BK and my high
school's band tradition being very similar to CD's, and he said, "Ray
Shahin." I was floored!
Since joining the CD Alumni Band I have become the band's Music
Librarian and Vice President. We are a non--profit organization, playing
concerts throughout Philadelphia in the summer months and marching for the
City of Philadelphia in the St. Patrick's Day and 4th of July parades. All
proceeds from our performances are given back to the school in the form of
music scholarships for deserving students, and we have donated some
$12,000.00 in this manner since 1990.
In December of 2001 I joined a five-piece Irish band called The
Bogside Rogues... and my life has not been anything even close to 'under
control' since. We play traditional, 'Rebel,' ceili (dance), and ballads
in a style loosely termed "Celtic Rock"; we play two to three shows EACH
weekend in bars, clubs festivals and private parties throughout
Philadelphia and surrounding areas; we have been to Cleveland, Ohio twice,
playing for the local AOH organizations one year and the Cleveland Irish
festival the next; we have played in three different Irish clubs in New
York City (our first such show was webcast worldwide by CelticTV), as well
as a show that was taped for a Gael TV broadcast to Manhattan and Long
Island; we played two nights at the National AOH Convention held here in
Philly back in July and we are booked to play the next National Convention
being held in Boston in 2006; we have opened Philadelphia shows for The
Wolftones, Black 47, and The saw Doctors; and we released our debut CD
entitled "Rogue Mahone" back in January of this year. Just last month we
toured Ireland (yes, IRELAND...a lot different from my recollections of
BK's trips in 1979 and 1982), including the north, with a night in Derry
and two nights in Belfast, and we were able to include five shows in our
schedule (2 in Killarney, and 1 each in Galway, Swatragh, and Swinford)!
I hope you have continued reading down this far, because the Bogside
Rogues will be in Syracuse at Kitty Hoynes on Friday, October 22, 2004,
and in ROCHESTER on Saturday, October 23!! I don't yet know where we'll be
playing in Rochester, but you can check us out at [
http://www.bogsiderogues.com ]. I would LOVE to see some of my classmates
- especially you drummers (Scott, Rick, Bill, Don, Gigi, Vince, Mark,
Sean) and so many others (Terry, Bill, Chuck, Nancy, Dawn, Kelly,
Mary)...too many to remember! Feel free to e-mail me through the Bogside
website or directly ay [ mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
Oh...and I'm married, divorced, remarried, and now separated :- ( but
I have a beautiful daughter Emalyn Grace who is 2 1/2 and the very essence
of my life and my heart.
Ray, there isn't one moment when I'm playing--whether it's behind the
bass drum in the street or at a concert, or behind my kit--that I don't
hear your voice and see your face as you taught us the meaning of
EXCELLENCE and PRIDE. It is because of your example, your teaching, your
love for your music and for your students, that I am still so deeply
involved in music today. Thank you from my heart. I remember one
particular afternoon in the bandroom when you were frustrated with
whatever we weren't doing up to our potential, and you said, "Mediocre may
be OK for you, but it's not OK for me. If you want to be just OK, I'll go
home. If you want to be great, let's work on it here. And now." Thank you
from my heart, and my soul.
Also, Mike and Kathe,
along with fellow graduate and color guard captain Kathy
Curatolo Bailey '66 also worked together on Kodak's annual Digital
Imaging Conference last year. Kathe is an engineer, Mike a computer S/W
programmer, and Kathy B. works in technical intelligence for research.
Kathe reports bumping into many BK alum at Kodak, including John
Maurer '70 (basketball), Greg Smith
'72 (trombone), Rich Duncan '72
(sax), and John Squilla '69(tennis,
football) in her bldg, as well as "Fabulous" Fred
Schubert' 72 (trumpet), an optical machinist.
Ken Vorndran '70 and Teri Hunter'70
(trombone) and Dave Weaver '68 (sousasphone)
also all worked at Kodak and Ken is an engineer at spinoff NexPress, and
Teri a financial analyst at J&J's Clinical Diagnostics, (formerly Kodak's
Clinical Diagnostics Division). Dave just recently started up his own digital
imaging company Sapphire Imaging. Carol Morriessette
Luciano '69 color guard co-chair, Annette
Curatolo '68 (color guard) and Bill
Rahn ' 66 (drums) are also Kodakers working on this reunion.
Still involved in music or performing...
Mike Leonard '68 (community group), music teacher
Jack Allocco, '68, professional musician and
Joe Galante '69
Linda (Florack) Moore '69 Director of Music,
John Rafalak '69 plays jazz & world music
in weekly community jam sessions. Two of his sons, Jason and Ian, are
George Conte '70
Jeanne Hauser '70 and Tom Erb'71
play in community theater pit bands
Liz (MaryAnn) Aiello - Class of '70, singing
and acting in summer theatre
Mary Lou Zogby Zobel '71, music degree, NYC singer
Bob Zogby '72 sings for weddings and DJ's weddings, anniversaries
and other occasions under his company name The Definitive Disc Jockey!
He has been teaching at Pittsford Middle School for 25 years and teaches
drama in his classroom. His son (below), Doug, was recently in Neil Simon's
"The Good Doctor." following in his father's footsteps or just
continuing the Zogby tradition?
|Bob Zogby's son, Doug, in "The Good Doctor"
||Doug and his aunt Mary Lou Zogby ('71)
Alan Chard '73- Playing French
Horn in Genesee Valley Orchestra & Chorus, Orchestra Manager and VP
of Board of Directors.
Joe Kraus '73 Professor of music theory, Univ. of Nebraska
Dan Schwehm '76 singer/performer in "The Traveling Cabaret of
Joanie DiPaola-Schwehm '75 and Dan Schwehm '76
(on the board of community theatre) Irondequoit Theatre Guild
Claron McFadden'79, professional opera singer
Mary O'Connor Florindi '80
Dave Reinhart '81