Alumni Profile: Justin Kramer

JUSTIN KRAMER grew up playing the violin but after being introduced to drum corps by fellow Surf alum Nathan Langford, Kramer was hooked. He marched with Surf for a year before heading to the U.S. Navy as an Aviation Support Equipment Technician. Kramer served as a flight deck troubleshooter for Aircraft Crash and Salvage and … Read more →

Alumni Profile: Julie Hill

After aging out from the Jersey Surf in 2009, Julie Hill began grad school at the University of Florida for a Ph.D in Developmental Psychology. She spent the last six years working on her doctorate, spending a majority of the time evaluating teen pregnancy prevention and STI prevention programs. Now with her student years behind … Read more →

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 →

Jersey Surf Celebrates with 25th Anniversary Brunch

On August 2nd, Jersey Surf celebrates 25 years of success with a special brunch at Cavanaugh’s River Deck in Philadelphia, PA. Friends and family of the Surf are invited to enjoy an afternoon of reunions and celebrations at this once-in-a-lifetime event. The brunch is set to begin at 11:00 a.m. and end at 3:00 p.m. … Read more →