‘Skee’ Derr marched in the Reading Buccaneers drum line from 1972 until 1990, then moved to the drum line of the Bucs’ alumni corps, eventually becoming drum major. He has also performed with Westshoremen and Westshoremen-Bonnie Scots, the United States Marines drum and bugle corps and the 37th Regiment. In addition to serving on the executive committee of the Buccaneers and the instructional staff of the alumni corps, he has instructed a number of high school bands. He has been associated with such well known drum and bugle corps as Yankee Rebels, Blue Devils, Blue Coats and New York Skyliners Alumni Drum and Bugle Corps. He has been associated with Camp 15 Sons of Union Veterans Fife and Drum Corps and St. John’s Knights of Lalihi, Hawaii. He is also a member of the Reading Buccaneers Hall of Fame, the Pennsylvania Drum Corps Hall of Fame and the APRDC Hall of Fame.