Peter Troy is a charter member of the New York Skyliners Alumni Association, has served as the group’s secretary and marched in the alumni corps. His association with marching music began in 1954, when he learned basic marching skills and naval procedures and traditions with the American Blue Jackets, an organization similar to sea cadets. He then marched in the color guard of St. Helena’s Cadets fife, drum and bugle corps, eventually becoming color guard captain. He marched in the New York Skyliners color guard from 1961 to 1967 and continued as color guard captain until 1976. He has held a number of administrative positions with the Skyliners since the early 1970s. He is a lifetime member of the New York Skyliners and continues to be secretary for the corps alumni association. He served as assistant business manager and helped plan a fund raising campaign to support the Belchertown State School for the Mentally Retarded. He was assistant principal for the New York City Board of Education and is currently an Adjunct Professor at St. John’s University. He also planned and presented An Evening With The Corps color guard competitions, which became the premier competition in the Northeast.