Alan Katz is a financial expert whose input and management skills have helped keep Hawthorne Caballeros in a sound financial position over many years. He has been a marching member, playing solo baritone horn, instructor and administrator through four decades. He was marching instructor before becoming assistant business manager. In addition, he has been a key player in fund raising projects, including cheesecake sales and tag days. He also spearheaded Hawthorne’s grant foundation project. He has served as Hawthorne Caballeros business manager since 2003. He has been co-chair of Hawthorne’s Drum Corps Grand Prix contest since 2003 and chair of the Cabs at the Beach contest since 2004. He was the Caballeros fund raising chair from 2001 to 2009. He also served as treasurer from 2003 to 2008.