Robert LaDuca began playing baritone horn with the Williamsville Townsmen, and later performed with such well-known western New York corps as Hamburg Kingsmen and Appleknockers Juniors of Geneva. He began playing with Mighty St. Joe’s Alumni in 1994. He is a member of the Ghost Riders mini-corps staff and serves as a consultant to Niagara Memorial Militaires alumni corps. At various times since 1968, he has been brass arranger for 18 corps located in New York, Pennsylvania and Ontario, from Long Island in the east to Erie, PA in the west and Toronto, ON north of the border. These include Hamburg Kingsmen, New York Skyliners, Erie Thunderbirds, Oakland Crusaders of Toronto, Ghost Riders Mini Corps and Mighty St. Joe’s Alumni. He has been a brass adjudicator with Great Lakes Parade Judging Association since 1982. He graduated from Buffalo State University in 1974 with a Bachelor’s degree in Musical Performance, and has performed with several groups associated with the Big Band era, including the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra and Louise Bellson’s Big Band Explosion. He currently plays with the Mark Mazur big band. He has been a marching band consultant with high schools in the Buffalo area.