Jack Lopes was a charter member of the Rhode Island Matadors in 1969, playing French horn and mellophone. He also marched with such well-known corps as St. Kevin’s Emerald Knights, Princemen, Generations, Holy Rosary Caballeros and Bristol Kingsmen. He has been chair of the Matadors’ Hall of Fame committee since 1979, and organized the alumni corps reunion in 1999. He has also served as assistant manager of the Rhode Island Toreadors. He was a founding officer of Generations drum and bugle corps, serving as corps manager and marching instructor. He has also been a marching instructor with Rhode Island Picadors and several high school bands.