$60 for 60 Fund Raising Campaign Launched

In celebration of our 60th anniversary, we have launched a fund raising campaign titled "$60 for 60." $60 for 60 is the first of many steps the corps is taking to revitalize itself into to position for future growth. This is the first campaign of this type that the Sunrisers have undertaken in several years. 

“The Sunrisers have such a long and successful history; we want to ensure the continued growth and longevity of the this organization for many years to come, ” Assistant Director/Business Manager David Hobart states. The contributions may be structured in a way that donors can either pay in one lump sum or in installments. “We are asking for a donation of $60.00 for the season, however any amount is greatly appreciated,” Hobart continued. “People should not feel limited on how much they can donate”. 

Funds raised from $60 for 60 benefit the Corps in a wide variety of ways, including transportation, member housing, instrument upkeep, uniforms, and tuition assistance. 

The Campaign offsets the cost of the Corps 2014 competitive season.

Donations can be made directly via links below or checks can be mailed to:

Long Island Sunrisers, 110 Bleecker St, #27 C, New York, New York 10012. 

For further information please contact Tim Doran, Director of Development at or David Hobart Assistant Director/Business Manager at 


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Bill Aldrich-Thorpe comes back home to the Sunrisers as PR Director

William Aldrich-Thorpe started his drum corps experience with the Wilingboro, NJ Black Watch in 1970 marching in the drum line until 1976.  In 1982 he returned to the corps as a marching instructor and color guard assistant.  Bill later joined the Long Island Sunrisers in 1985 through 1987 as a cymbal, front ensemble performer, and soprano in 1989.  Being a part of the DCA World Champions in 1987 and 1988.  After the end of the 1989 season, he moved to the west coast and volunteered with the Concord, CA Blue Devils booster organization.  After returning to the east coast, he joined Drum Corps World in 1993 as a staff writer and he currently authors a monthly featured article titled "Around The All-Age Drum Corps World" as well as writing regular competition and championship shows.  Bill has volunteered at several DCI and DCA Championships through the years as well as the WGI World Championships writing several articles for WGI Focus.   He has written several interview articles of such notable figures as Carl Rucco, Key Poulan, and a 2009 DCA Championship Yearbook tribute for famed drum corps photographer Moe Knox. 

The Sunrisers are pleased to announce that long term member, Larry  Visconti, has accepted the position as the new Corps Director.  Larry is no stranger to the Sunrisers having marched non-stop from 1972 playing Snare, Tympani, Bass Drum and soprano. Larry performed with the corps at each of their six DCA World Championship titles.  He has also held various management roles as Vice President, Percussion, Business Manager, Management Consultant, and served as President of the Sunrisers Board of Directors.  He has played a major role in the Sun drumline that won 6 drum titles, including 3 years undefeated.  He was named to the Sunrisers Hall of Fame in 2001.  As the corps continues to build on their recent successes, Larry is in the ideal position to take them to the next level and establish their place of prominence for the next 60 years.

Kevin Hassan has stepped down as director to spend some much deserved time with family.  Those of you who have been around DCA know that it was Kevin's desire to help bring the corps back to prominence in open class competition.  Please join us in thanking Kevin for his tireless devotion to Sun and wish him the very best.

 The Long Island Sunrisers Drum & Bugle Corps is an all-age field-competitive corps participating in Drum Corps Associates. Founded in 1954, the Sunrisers have a proud history of innovation and excellence, resulting in the garnering of Seven Drum Corps Associates circuit championship titles, (1977-1978, 1982-1983, 1987-1988, and 2007 Class A) an American Legion Championship (1968) and dozens of appearances at DCA finals since 1966.

Sunrisers Announces 2014 Show

The 2014 show program includes works that are closely tied to the history of the corps, featuring music by Shostakovich, Stravinsky and Rimsky-Korsakov. The corps has an ambitious season planned and there is a great level of excitement within the current membership.


Sweat Orange, Bleed Blue!


About Us

The Sunrisers Drum and Bugle Corps is an all-age competitive field corps participating in the Drum Corps Associates circuit. Founded on Long Island in 1954, the Sunrisers have a proud history of innovation and excellence that have led to seven World Championships and numerous honors over its 60 year history. In 2013, the drum corps showed the world that the Sun has risen once again as an Open Class corps. We look forward to continuing that tradition in 2014!

Mission Statement

The mission of the Long Island Sunrisers is to provide performers an educational experience through the marching and visual arts. We value and instill dedication, personal worth, discipline and a strong work ethic.  We strive to enrich the lives of all our performers; while providing the community with an enjoyable, entertaining and unique musical experience.