Alumni Profile: Brian Seemann

After marching with the Jersey Surf in 2009, Brian Seemann aged out with the Boston Crusaders in 2012. He graduated from Temple University with a degree in Urban Planning before jumping back into the performing arts. Brian has spent the last four years working with several high school band programs, directing a church handbell program, … Read more →

Alumni Profile: Holly (Frederickson) Nations

After completing her time in various roles within the Jersey Surf family, “Holly Hustle” entered the United States Marine Corps as a clarinet player. During her four years of service, she performed in the drill band, woodwind quintet, and concert band. She then moved on to receive a master’s degree in business administration with a … Read more →

Alumni Profile: Mark “Gravy” Graves

After aging out of drum corps, Mark Graves found a new passion—craft beer. Although the brewing industry is difficult to enter, five years of drum corps prepared Mark for the challenge. He persevered through a year of unanswered emails, phone calls, and rejected applications before receiving an entry-level position at Philadelphia’s award-winning Manyunk Brewing Company. … Read more →

Alumni Profile: Ian Johansen

After a year of drum corps, Ian Johansen earned his Commercial Pilot’s Certificate from Mercer County College. He then transferred to Southern Illinois University to finish schooling and become a flight instructor. After graduating, Johansen jumped headfirst into the aviation industry. He worked a variety of jobs including towing banners, flying Skydivers, and navigating a … Read more →

Alumni Profile: Amy Cylinder

After aging out of the Jersey Surf in 2007, Amy Cylinder spent a semester working in Disney World before graduating from Kutztown University with a B.S. in psychology. After several employment assignments which included a position with the Delaware County (PA) Juvenile Court, Amy accepted a role National Elevator Industry Benefits Office while preparing for … Read more →

Alumni Profile: Kristopher Davis

After several successful years within the ranks of the Jersey Surf, eventually aging-out of The Cadets and subsequently graduating from the University of Oklahoma, Kristopher Davis started his professional career with a small internship and a manager position at Target. Before long however, he found himself back at OU, but this time not as a … Read more →

Halcovage Selected as 2016 Horn Sergeant

     Third-year Jersey Surf brass section member Michael Halcovage has been selected to lead the 2016 Jersey Surf brass section in the role of Horn Sergeant. The Pottsville, PA-native is currently attending Lebanon Valley College in Annville, PA where he is studying music education and music with concentrations in saxophone studies and jazz studies. “Although … Read more →

2015 Internship Opportunities

Currently Available Internships Communications / Public Relations / Social Media / Marketing Interns Develops journalistic and social media content for the official Jersey Surf website (, social media platforms, and various print publications. Content will be related to events in which the Surf participates, participating marching members, former marching members, families involved with the organization … Read more →

An Ageout’s “First Camp” by Lauren Buzdygon

Jersey Surf 2015 Audition Camp #2 8:00am For the first time in five years, I pull up to the Camden County Technical School, affectionately known as “The Vokie” and joyously march into a Surf rehearsal site with no intention of touching a horn.  Today will be the easiest Surf rehearsal I have ever attended! 8:43  … Read more →

Myers Selected for Muchachos Foundation Scholarship

The Muchachos Foundation Inc. is a Not-For-Profit 501c(3) organization founded by former members of the Hawthorne Muchachos Junior Drum & Bugle Corps. The mission of the Muchachos Foundation is to advance musical ability, provide scholarships for young people, and participate in a social environment that fosters camaraderie, music appreciation and personal giving. The Muchachos Foundation … Read more →