BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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ED WACKERLE

Board President

Ed, a native of Rochester, NY, is a retired Spanish teacher and school administrator.

Before moving to Florida in 2007, Ed was a member of the Rochester Crusaders Drum and Bugle Corps from 1963-1982.  While with the Crusaders, he played baritone and...

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KIM MONTALTO

Board Secretary

Kim Montalto has been in training and development for 15 years and is currently a Senior Operations Instructor for a financial institution. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Education from Florida Atlantic University.  Prior to her current occupation, Kim was an Assistant Branch Manager and Staffing Coordinator, and was also a 6th grade...

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MIKE ABENDSCHEIN

Board Member

Mike began his drum corps career in 1997 at Heat Wave of Orlando Sr Drum and Bugle Corps. He performed with the two time DCA "Class A" champions through 2003.

After 2003 Mike took a break from the activity to focus on his family and career. In 2011, he...

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JOHN CORCORAN

Board Member

John Corcoran is a Director for Ripley Entertainment and focuses on new business models including touring products.  John has more than 35 years’ experience in the leisure industry and is an IAAPA Certified Attractions Executive.  

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TAYLOR FOX

Board Member

Taylor is a percussionist, freelance composer and arranger, and pilot based in Daytona Beach, Florida.

Taylor took an interest in music from a young age, and his passion was ignited as soon as he joined band in middle school...

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TOM PEASHEY

Board Vice President

Tom Peashey was born into a drum corps family and began his career in the activity at a very young age. His performance career has spanned over 4 decades while his overall career now spans over 6 decades. He was a founding member of the Fulton Gauchos and Co-Founder of The Oswego Black Knights...

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DARYL LYNN COX

Board Treasurer

Daryl Lynn Cox, a native of Florida, was born in Dunedin and raised in Miami and a graduate of Miami Norland High School. Daryl Lynn is a Licensed Real Estate Agent and has been a practicing Realtor in Hernando County since 2003. She is a former recipient of the Centurion and Ruby awards and...

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EDEN AGUILAR

Board Member

Eden has been involved with music and performance for most of his life and continues to give back to the community by working with Heat Wave. Being a Southern California native, Eden has had the opportunity to play brass and percussion with various organizations such as...

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MADELYN CORCORAN

Board Member

Madelyn Corcoran got her drum corps start by marching at Heat Wave in 2015 and serving as horn sergeant in 2016, when she received the Esprit de Corps award. She then spent the next two years at The Cadets, playing trumpet in 2017 and conducting in 2018. Madelyn spent the 2019 season with Carolina Crown as...

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BENNY PISANI

Director Emeritus & Founder

 Benny Pisani founded Heat Wave of Florida in the fall of 2014 after the folding of Teal Sound, which was the last DCI drum and bugle corps in Florida at the time. 
          His approach to restoring Drum and Bugle Corps in Florida was to make it available to...

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