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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 and crime.

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 environment.
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 now"!

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 deb@debturbide.com.

Debby Turbide
603.929.0055 Direct
866.509.3001 Toll Free
603.926.0862 Fax
deb@debturbide.com


Ross Marinaro, Owner, Ft. Lauderdale Limosine Service
35 YEARS SINCE BKHS

 1968

 2003

 

 


"LIVE WELL, LOVE MUCH, LAUGH OFTEN"


John Rafalak -
Class of '69
1969
2003

After 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...
http://www.wildwood.edu/employees/jrafalak/


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

Peg,Gary,Sue,John

Sue playing flute
and stage managing
with Pete Seeger

Sue with Saratoga
Mandolin Ensemble
(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)
mid 80s

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
9/7/2001
Now lives on Long Island

Steffan, Sarah and Sue
sailing on the sloop
"Woody Guthrie"

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 the city.
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.

Sean P. Vogt Jr.


In 2001 we became Grandparents again. I don’t have a good picture of Grant Charles but he is a good grand kid too..
Me? I was a relay adjuster for fifteen years. (What’s a relay adjuster? – Don’t 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 Band.
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 band and
bells in the marching band. Our freshman year she played Mary Magdeline in
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
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 of 1977

After BKHS I attended the University of Notre Dame, majoring in Biology. I
met and married Barbara Chirpich. We returned to Rochester where Barb worked
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 I
have been in practice for the last 11 years.

Barb and I have 5 wonderful kids:  Lauren, now 18, is graduating this year
and is off to Cornell in the Fall.  Michael, 16, is a junior and will start
looking for colleges this summer.  Kathryn, 14, is a freshman--she's at that
awkward age when we hear nothing or volumes.  Nicole, 11, is finishing 5th
grade and Alyssa, 7, is in 2nd.  Barb is a full time homemaker, as you can
imagine.  I am in Orthopaedic practice in Gastonia, NC for only 4 more weeks,
and then I will be relocating to Green Bay, WI.  We are crazily moving back
to Winter--I've missed it since we arrived and Barb finally agreed to move. 
I actually will be living there alone for the next year, commuting back on
weekends, while Michael finishes high school, and then everyone will move to
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 3
of my high schoolers have been in the Band. Lauren started on flute and she
plays my old saxophone in the Jazz and Marching Bands for her school. Mike
was a drummer for 2 years, Kathryn is on trombone, Nicole on alto sax and
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.

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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
1027 Superior
Cleveland, OH 44114
(216) 696-6525, ext. 5950
lmg684@cs.com


"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 again! I 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:stphsch2@comcast.net ]mailto:stphsch2@comcast.net. 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.


KODAKonnections....
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 actor, Hollywood
Joe Galante '69
Linda (Florack) Moore '69 Director of Music, St. Columba
John Rafalak '69 plays jazz & world music in weekly community jam sessions. Two of his sons, Jason and Ian, are musicians.
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 Irondequoit"
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

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