Executive Board Members, 2013 – 2014:
NJNJ is managed by an executive board (“E-board”) which oversees day-to-day operations and defines the strategic direction of the organization. The E-board consists of volunteers elected by the NJNJ membership on an annual basis.
Alyssa Cimino – President
Ms. Cimino was a performing member of the Garfield Cadets (which later became known as the Cadets), Royal Guardsmen winter guard and the Skylarks winter guard. Following her marching career, Ms. Cimino taught the Cadets, Star of Indiana and numerous indoor, high school and drum corps color guards.Ms. Cimino has been a national judge for over 20 years for high school band, indoor color guard and drum corps competitions. Her judging affiliations have included Winter Guard International, East Coast Judges Guild and the Northstar Color Guard Circuit in Minnesota. Ms.Cimino is a founding member and Chief Judge of the New Jersey Network of Judges – a newly formed judging association servicing the tri-state area.
Ms. Cimino has conducted numerous educational clinics nationwide aimed at educating both young instructors and new adjudicators in the color guard activity.
Carl Boos – Vice President
Carl has been involved in the marching music and pageantry arts activity for over 35 years as a performer, instructor and visual designer. Carl has performed with several drum and bugle corps including the Garfield Cadets and Bushwackers. He has been an instructor with the Bushwackers, Diplomats and Cadets drum & bugle corps, Visual designer and/or caption head for the Skyliners, Sunrisers, Hurricanes and Jersey Surf drum corps and several marching bands including Immaculata, Edison, Ridge, Mount Olive, and Ridgewood High Schools. His Winterguard affiliations have included WGI Silver Medalist Pegasus, Hillsborough HS, Ridgewood HS and Bridgewater-Raritan HS. Carl has been a member of many staffs that have won a number of DCA, DCI, WGI and Band Association titles. Carl is active as an adjudicator for NYSFBC, USBANDS, MAC, KIDA, MAIN and is a member of the New Jersey Network of Judges.
Cheryl Philhower-Gillick – Treasurer
Cheryl has been involved with Performing Arts Activities for most of her life. She started dancing and twirling baton competitively at an early age. Her dance studies continued for more than 20 years but her baton career ended when she was introduced to her first rifle. Her marching experience includes the Garfield Cadets, Royal Guardsmen, and the Hawthorne Caballeros. Throughout her career she has held the position of Designer, Technician, Caption Head and Director for numerous marching bands and winter color guards in New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. In the drum corps world she has been involved with the Raiders, Jersey Surf and most recently the Bayonne Bridgemen Alumni Drum & Bugle Corps. Judging affiliations include the US Bands, East Coast Judges Guild, Cavalcade of Bands. Cheryl works for Berkeley Heights School District at Governor Livingston High School.
Beverly Maniscalco – Secretary
I was born into the world of pageantry being the daughter of Cal and Mary Denniston. After many years as a high level competitor I made the natural transition into becoming an instructor and then judge. My parent’s integrity and commitment to the performers runs deep within me and my desire to carry on the tradition. I am the co-founder of New Jersey Network of Judges along with Alyssa Cimino.
Ed Doscher – Education/Recruitment Coordinator
Ed Doscher has been involved in the Pageantry Arts since his high school days. He was a member of The Jonathan Dayton HS band and winter guard. His interest in high school then turned into a passion for teaching and marching. He continued his work with his high school for 5 years as well as their middle school. Ed’s marching credits also included the NY Royal Guardsmen and the Sunrisers Drum Corps where he was a member and caption head for many years. Ed has also taught the Raiders Hurricnanes and the Skyliners. Ed has taught many winter guards and bands throughout the years. He has been the color guard caption head at Immaculata High School for the past 27 years. He currently teaches the Bayonne Bridgemen Alumni during the summer. Judging affiliations include NJNJ. He currently judges for the MAIN, US Bands, DCA and MAC circuits and various other circuits. Ed has been judging for 10+ years.