Get to know Lance
With two drum corps parents, it was hard not to become absorbed by the music and camaraderie that the activity creates! At the age of 7, Lance started out as a cymbal player with the Rochester Patriots, where he eventually became a lead mellophone. He remained with them through his age-out year (21 years old) and then beyond, on their marching and visual staff.
In 1984, Lance did skip one year as he had the opportunity of a lifetime … to march with the (then) Garfield Cadets. This was a life-changing experience. At the age of 16, he was the second youngest kid in the corps. He started that season on mellophone, but after several veterans returned, his spot was taken and he was given a spot on contra bass. Not wanting to give up that late in the season he learned every note and every step that ultimately led to a season ending World Championship!
Lance also did a short stint with the Empire Statesmen to finish up one of their wonderful seasons as a trumpet player.
After about a 15 year hiatus, Lance was asked to join the Hitmen Brass Band where he played for a short time before beginning the journey with the Prime Time Brass.
“I have had the distinct pleasure of being the director of the band, as well as a 3rd baritone player, for the last 10 years and have enjoyed leading the transformation from a start-up band with no music and limited members, to what we have become today. We currently have great instruction, new music ideas and a fantastic roster of the area’s premier players and I look forward to taking the band to the next-level in the coming years!”
Lance was self-employed most of his professional career making signs and specialty displays as the President of Vicomp Graphics in Webster, NY, but has recently taken a full-time position as Graphics Production Supervisor at MirrorShow Management.
He has two young kids, Raegan and Lucas, and a very supportive wife of 20 years, who is also very active in the local Marching Band (Webster High School, color guard caption head) and WGI color guard scene.
Rochester Patriots (1975-1983)
Garfield Cadets (1984)
Rochester Patriots (1985-1995)
Empire Statesmen (199?)