Hall Of Fame

Hall of Fame

Established September 2007

 

INDUCTEES INTO THE HALL OF FAME

2007

George and Flo Caliguri——Director, Business Manager, Chaperon

Tony and Antoinette Guacci——Quartermasters

Joseph Calisto—–Director, Brass Instructor 

Robert G. Allan——Director

Frank Buscemi——Lead Soprano, Asst. Director, Asst. Instructor,

  

Brass Instructor Alumni Corps

Paul Auster——Webmaster, Selden Cadets, Selden Alumni Corps

 

The following is the script Irene Allan read at the September 2007 reunion

to kick off our Hall of Fame………..

Tonight, as we celebrate old and new friendships,

we must remember those who were instrumental in introducing us into the drum corps activity

and enabled us to share the many memories that we now have.

 

So it is with this in mind that we decided to establish the First Hall of Fame Awards.

 

It is with great pleasure that we induct into the Hall of Fame those who were there in the beginning—

The Founding Fathers, and some of those who carried the corps forward.

 

These visionaries, though faced with great odds and financial obstacles, found a way, not only to get us into the Penn-Jersey and other circuits, but brought us to a level of respect by our competitors and inspired us to win a few championships along the way.

 

It is with great pleasure, that we induct a gentleman who served as Director and Business Manager for several years and laid the foundation for the great years that followed.  He was a father figure to the young members and a confidant to the older members.

Our first inductee to the Hall of Fame is the late, George Caliguri.

 

Our next inductee was invaluable as a Quartermaster, while George Caliguri was out front conducting the day-to-day business of the corps  behind the scene was a man without whose efforts, the corps would have come to a grinding halt.  He virtually turned his home into a warehouse full of equipment and uniforms.  There was hardly a day that went by without a member of the corps dropping by for the repair of an instrument or a piece of a uniform.  His door was always open and he was always available to help.

His personal life and privacy took a back seat to the needs of the corps.

We proudly present into this years Hall of Fame, the late, Tony Guacci.

 

The next two inductees were invaluable in each of their respective roles.

As youngsters, it was vital that we had supervision and nurturing.  We had plenty of both, especially on long or overnight trips.  As a chaperone and den mother, she was always available to wipe a tear, give a hug, or provide some comfort.

We proudly induct into this years Hall of Fame, Flo Caliguri.

 

The next inductee was equally valuable in her role as seamstress, tailor and maintenance specialist.  It was her job to see to it that we looked our best at all times.  She turned her living room into a sewing room, with not one, but two sewing machines.  Whenever you entered her house, you were sure to hear the machines working at full speed.  You often had to take a number to get a repair.  She never complained or asked for thanks.  She was always happy to be of assistance to the corps.

We are proud to induct Antoinette Guacci into this year’s Hall of Fame.

 

Our next inductee needs no introduction.  He was the glue that held the pieces together.

His charm, charisma, and personality lit up a room wherever he went.

He was our brass instructor from 1957 to 1961.  He was also our director for a short time.

He lead by example and created a sound that was easily recognizable and uniquely “Selden’s”.

He was beloved as in instructor, respected as a man, and cherished as a friend.

We proudly induct into this year’s Hall of Fame, Joe Calisto.

 

Our next inductee would leave work in the Patchogue Sears in his 1953 Buick, drive to Babylon and pack the car with eight or nine guys and instruments and then drive back to Selden for rehearsal and when rehearsal ended, he would reverse the route and drive them back home…(ask Benny or Carl)….the stories about those car rides are still being told today.  He was also corps Director.  He loved the kids and the corps and was justifiably proud of the years he spent with them….for his dedication and service to the corps

We are proud to induct…… the late, Bob Allan into the Hall of Fame.

 

There were several playing members who were nominated for induction into this year’s Hall of Fame, however; the committee decided that this year’s induction would be reserved for the founding fathers.

With two exceptions…..

 

The committee felt that because of the outstanding contribution to the Selden Cadets by this individual that he deserved recognition at this time as well.  This member spent 12 consecutive years (in a row) with the corps, leading by example, and creating a reputation that was known throughout the world of drum corps.  His name has become synonymous with the “Selden Cadets”.

He was not only a playing member, but served also as an assistant instructor and assistant director.

He is currently the arranger and brass instructor of the Alumni Corps.

We proudly induct into this year’s Hall of Fame……Frank Buscemi.

 

Our next inductee is someone who needs no introduction.  He was a playing member of the corps back in “the day” and continues to do and outstanding job by serving as the webmaster for our website.  Although he is half the country away, he is our spokesman on the web and is our gateway to the world……

for his contribution to the corps it is our pleasure to induct….Paul Auster into the Hall of Fame.Hall of Fame
Established September 2007

INDUCTEES INTO THE HALL OF FAME

2007

George and Flo Caliguri——Director, Business Manager, Chaperone

Tony and Antoinette Guacci——Quartermasters

Joseph Calisto—–Director, Brass Instructor

Robert G. Allan——Director

Frank Buscemi——Lead Soprano, Asst. Director, Asst. Instructor,
Brass Instructor Alumni Corps

Paul Auster——Webmaster, Selden Cadets, Selden Alumni Corps

The following is the script Irene Allan read at the September 2007 reunion
to kick off our Hall of Fame………..

Tonight, as we celebrate old and new friendships,
we must remember those who were instrumental in introducing us into the drum corps activity
and enabled us to share the many memories that we now have.

So it is with this in mind that we decided to establish the First Hall of Fame Awards.

It is with great pleasure that we induct into the Hall of Fame those who were there in the beginning—
The Founding Fathers, and some of those who carried the corps forward.

These visionaries, though faced with great odds and financial obstacles, found a way, not only to get us into the Penn-Jersey and other circuits, but brought us to a level of respect by our competitors and inspired us to win a few championships along the way.

It is with great pleasure, that we induct a gentleman who served as Director and Business Manager for several years and laid the foundation for the great years that followed. He was a father figure to the young members and a confidant to the older members.
Our first inductee to the Hall of Fame is the late, George Caliguri.

Our next inductee was invaluable as a Quartermaster, while George Caliguri was out front conducting the day-to-day business of the corps behind the scene was a man without whose efforts, the corps would have come to a grinding halt. He virtually turned his home into a warehouse full of equipment and uniforms. There was hardly a day that went by without a member of the corps dropping by for the repair of an instrument or a piece of a uniform. His door was always open and he was always available to help.
His personal life and privacy took a back seat to the needs of the corps.
We proudly present into this years Hall of Fame, the late, Tony Guacci.

The next two inductees were invaluable in each of their respective roles.
As youngsters, it was vital that we had supervision and nurturing. We had plenty of both, especially on long or overnight trips. As a chaperone and den mother, she was always available to wipe a tear, give a hug, or provide some comfort.
We proudly induct into this years Hall of Fame, Flo Caliguri.

The next inductee was equally valuable in her role as seamstress, tailor and maintenance specialist. It was her job to see to it that we looked our best at all times. She turned her living room into a sewing room, with not one, but two sewing machines. Whenever you entered her house, you were sure to hear the machines working at full speed. You often had to take a number to get a repair. She never complained or asked for thanks. She was always happy to be of assistance to the corps.
We are proud to induct Antoinette Guacci into this year’s Hall of Fame.

Our next inductee needs no introduction. He was the glue that held the pieces together.
His charm, charisma, and personality lit up a room wherever he went.
He was our brass instructor from 1957 to 1961. He was also our director for a short time.
He lead by example and created a sound that was easily recognizable and uniquely “Selden’s”.
He was beloved as in instructor, respected as a man, and cherished as a friend.
We proudly induct into this year’s Hall of Fame, Joe Calisto.

Our next inductee would leave work in the Patchogue Sears in his 1953 Buick, drive to Babylon and pack the car with eight or nine guys and instruments and then drive back to Selden for rehearsal and when rehearsal ended, he would reverse the route and drive them back home…(ask Benny or Carl)….the stories about those car rides are still being told today. He was also corps Director. He loved the kids and the corps and was justifiably proud of the years he spent with them….for his dedication and service to the corps
We are proud to induct…… the late, Bob Allan into the Hall of Fame.

There were several playing members who were nominated for induction into this year’s Hall of Fame, however; the committee decided that this year’s induction would be reserved for the founding fathers.
With two exceptions…..

The committee felt that because of the outstanding contribution to the Selden Cadets by this individual that he deserved recognition at this time as well. This member spent 12 consecutive years (in a row) with the corps, leading by example, and creating a reputation that was known throughout the world of drum corps. His name has become synonymous with the “Selden Cadets”.
He was not only a playing member, but served also as an assistant instructor and assistant director.
He is currently the arranger and brass instructor of the Alumni Corps.
We proudly induct into this year’s Hall of Fame……Frank Buscemi.

Our next inductee is someone who needs no introduction. He was a playing member of the corps back in “the day” and continues to do and outstanding job by serving as the webmaster for our website. Although he is half the country away, he is our spokesman on the web and is our gateway to the world……
for his contribution to the corps it is our pleasure to induct….Paul Auster into the Hall of Fame.