Sean Holton attended his first drum and bugle corps contest when he was just three days old. His father was an instructor with the Bridgemen at the time. His formal participation began in 1981 as a cymbal player with New York Skyliners. He has earned the diamond award for 10 consecutive years of service and is a Lifetime Member of the corps. He has been a percussion pit player since 1983 and also instructs the pit percussion section. He instructs a number of high school marching bands, including Linden High School, Middletown North, Old Bridge and Columbia.