Gus Wilke was a bugler with four junior corps, beginning in 1940, before joining New York Skyliners in 1958. He first played with the Jersey City Department of Recreation and Fisk Post VFW corps, then spent several years with each of St. Joseph’s of Union City NJ, Cusik Post 15 of West New York, NJ and Our Lady of Grace of Hoboken, NJ. In addition to playing with, instructing and helping with administration of New York Skyliners from 1975 to 1994, he was brass instructor for a number of other corps, including St. Andrew’s Bridgemen, of Bayonne, NJ. He was an active member of the Skyliner Alumni Chorus for many years. He served as assistant director of Secaucus Meadowlarks for several years. He judged brass and general effect for the Metropolitan All American Judges Association.