Kubacki, Glenn

Kubacki, Glenn

Glenn Kubacki has kept the history and real sounds of drum and bugle corps activity in North America alive by supervising a remastering project for drum corps recordings dating all the way back to the 1930s. At his own expense, he secured copies of more than 350 Fleetwood Sounds recording masters that had been destroyed by fire, remastered them digitally and restored the entire Fleetwood catalogue for CD release. The restored Fleetwood albums and other recordings have been featured in documentaries, celebrations by individual corps and organizations, various induction ceremonies including recent World Drum Corps Hall of Fame banquets. In addition to undertaking these preservationist deeds, he is a skilled conductor who excels in every section of the brass choir with excellent administration and management skills. He began his long involvement in drum and bugle corps activity playing soprano with Smithtown Plebes in 1963 and 1964 then performing as soprano soloist with Smithtown Freelancers from 1964 to 1968 while also carrying a rifle or saber in the Smithtown Boys winter guard. Over the following years he played mellophone, soprano, or contra bass with Long Island Sunrisers; Sunrisers Reunion Corps; Selden Cadets Alumni, also marching as drum major; Hawthorne Caballeros Alumni. He has served in various positions with Long Island Sunrisers, including the board of directors, since 1999.