Benny Antonelli first joined a drum corps in 1939, and has been active with a number of Northeast groups ever since, as a performer, instructor, music arranger, administrator and adjudicator. He also performed for many years as a professional musician. He has been director of St. Peter’s Drum Corps, of Torrington, Connecticut since 1963. He has taken St. Peter’s on 10 tours of Europe, performing in 18 countries. He was publisher and editor of Northeast Drum Corps News for more than 30 years. During his career spanning more than 60 years, he has been a member of Connecticut Fifers and Drummers Association, Hudson Valley Drum Corps Association, Massachusetts Fife, Drum and Bugle Corps Association and the New York State Drum Corps Association. He has judged for the All-American Drum and Bugle Corps and Band Association. He is a member of the New York State Drum Corps Association Hall of Fame.