Mr. Marotta was a solo soprano with Our Lady of Lourdes for 9 years. When he advanced to senior corps, he joined the Hawthorne Caballeros where he was a soprano soloist and assistant instructor for 20 years. Gene is currently the Assistant Instructor and soloist for the Hawthorne Caballeros Alumni Drum & Bugle Corps. Gene has been the music instructor for Our Lady of Lourdes, Hanover, Cabrienaires, Fairlawn Police Cadets, and the Stardusters. Gene introduced the 2 valve horn to DCA in 1969. He was the game trumpeter for the New York Giants for 6 years. He also performed with the Maynard Ferguson Band. Gene currently serves as President of the Caballeros Alumni Association.