Mr. John Simpson was a public school instrumental music teacher from 1969 to his retirement in 1999. He began playing with the Sky Ryders in 1954. He also played horn with the USAF Drum & Bugle Corps and the Skyliners. He was the brass instructor for the Sky Ryders for 30 years. He also instructed brass for the Bridgemen, Star of Indiana, Troopers, North Star, and the Yankee Rebels. John was also brass consultant for the Hawthorne Caballeros.