Mr. Hurley began his odyssey into drum corps in 1955 playing snare drum for the Neptune Shoreliners. He also played with Blessed Sacrament and the Hawthorne Caballeros. He was the percussion instructor/arranger for the Stardusters, Bleu Raiders, Belleville Black Knights and Phantom Regiment. He has conducted percussion clinics for the Regional and National meetings of the Music Educators Conferences. He is a marching percussion clinician for Sabian Cymbals.