THE TRICORN FOUNDATION

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to graduates of                        
The Colonial Williamsburg                        
Fifes & Drums                        

 


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     Acknowledgements

  50th Anniversary
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Leadership Biographies

 

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       Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, 2003

William H. Casterline, Jr. (President & Trustee)
Bill entered the Corps in 1965 as a fifer and graduated from York High School (York County, Virginia) in 1969.  Bill also played the fife and french horn in the CW Band of Musick.  He attended the University of Richmond (B.A. 1973) and William and Mary Law School (J.D. 1976).  Following law school Bill spent four years as a Captain, JAGC, in the U.S. Army.  Since 1980 Bill has been in private practice with the law firm of Blankingship & Keith in Fairfax, Virginia.  Billís practice concentrates on commercial real estate, business law and creditorís rights.

 

Larry Fentriss (Advisory Board)
Laurence (Larry) Fentriss entered the Corps in 1966 as a fifer and graduated from Douglas Freeman High School ( Richmond , Virginia ) in 1972. He graduated from the University of Virginia (BS Finance) in 1976, and Virginia Commonwealth (MBA) in 1979. He is President of the ASIC the holding company for Anderson and Strudwick, a 50 year old brokerage firm headquartered in Richmond, Va.; Chairman of Regal Financial Bank in Seattle, Chairman of Bay Financial Bank in Tampa, Fla., Vice Chairman of LSE Capital, and Director of Inland Community Bank of Rialto, Ca.; Director of Silvergate Bank of San Diego, Director of Gateway Savings Bank of San Francisco and Director of Commonwealth Bankshares of Norfolk, Va. Larry also is the General Partner of Community Bank Investors of America.

Carter Hammond (Advisory Board)
Carter entered the Corps in 1991 as a fifer and graduated from the Corps in 2000 with rank of qualified Sergeant Major and Fife Section Leader.  He also graduated that year from Hampton Roads Academy (Newport News, Virginia).  He attended Virginia Tech (B.S. Business Management, 2004) and received his M.B.A. from the College of William and Mary, Mason School of Business, in 2008.  Carter currently lives in Lyndhurst, NJ and works for Hudson's Bay Trading Company/ Lord & Taylor as the Senior Manager of Capital Planning & Financial Analysis.

 

John Evans Harbour (Advisory Board)
     Evans was the founding member of the Corps.  In the spring of 1958 he was asked to learn to play the fife to add martial music to military drills and ceremonies of the Colonial Williamsburg Militia. From the very earliest plans for the Militia, Colonial Williamsburg wanted to include fifers and drummers to accurately portray a colonial militia.
     Evans was a high school freshman and member of the school band and he taught himself to play the fife.  He recruited another band member to play the fife and they were joined by two high school drummers to form a corps, which performed as a corps for the first time on July 4, 1958 .
     By 1961, when Evans graduated from James Blair High School in Williamsburg, the Corps had grown from the original four members in 1958 to 24 members and its proficiency was well established.
     Following graduation from Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia in 1965 with a degree in history, a three year stint in the Army and a graduate degree in museum studies in 1970 from the State University of New York at Oneonta, Evans entered a career in the museum field.  He directed two large outdoor museums similar to Colonial Williamsburg, Old Bethpage Village Restoration on Long Island in Nassau County
, New York and Old World Wisconsin in Eagle, Waukesha County, Wisconsin.  He also served as Director of Historic Sites for the State Historical Society of Wisconsin and was Resident Director of Mount Vernon, George Washington's plantation estate in Fairfax County , Virginia
     Recently retired, Evans has returned to Williamsburg
.  His current interests include furniture making and researching the genealogy of his family.




                      Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, 1963

Ken Johnston (Secretary & Treasurer)
Ken entered the Corps as a fifer in 1968 and graduated from Lafayette High School (Williamsburg, Virginia) in 1975.  He graduated from Hampden-Sydney College (B.A. 1979) and has remained in Williamsburg in banking and insurance.  He currently is an agent with Middle Peninsula Insurance and Financial Services in Williamsburg.  Ken's brother, Bob, also is an alumnus of the Corps (drummer) and Ken's son, Eric, graduated as a fifer in 2001.  Ken is the co-owner of Williamsburg Field Musick which provides fife and drum performances for many types of events.  Williamsburg Field Musick employs alumni of the Corps.  Ken is a Board Member of the Greater Williamsburg Chamber & Tourism Alliance and a Board Member of Olde Towne Medical Center.

 


                         Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, 2001

Greg Kyte (Vice President)
Greg entered the Corps as a fifer in 1965 and graduated from York High School (York County, Virginia) in 1972.  He is a graduate of Oklahoma State University (Stillwater, Oklahoma, with a B.S. in Fire Protection & Safety) and has worked as a life safety specialist/fire investigator for the National Fire Protection Association in Boston, where he authored numerous articles for publication nationally.  Greg has held high level public safety posts in the states of North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia.  In 1998 Greg returned to Williamsburg to work at the NASA Langley Research Center as Sr. Fire Protection Engineer and Assistant Fire Chief.  Greg's son, Harrison, a snare drummer, graduated from the Corps in 2008.  Greg enjoys genealogy, relic hunting, history, gem mining, and being active in CW F&D alumni affairs.

 

Mike Moyles (Advisory Board)
Mike entered the Corps as a drummer in 1961.  Because Mike's father worked for Colonial Williamsburg, Mike grew up in the Peter Hay Shop on Duke of Gloucester Street.  Mike graduated from James Blair High School (Williamsburg, Virginia) in 1970 and from the College of William & Mary (1975) and later attended graduate school at the University of Virginia.  Currently Mike lives in Charlottesville where he is the Vice President of Coastal Network, Inc., and Director of McLaws Properties, LLC.  Mike is active in the Knight's of Columbus and as a volunteer with the American Cancer Society.

 


                                              Deep River Trip, 1968

Richard Nicastro (Trustee)
Nick worked the Smithsonian Institution for 32 years where he held a number of management positions, retiring in 2003 as the Chief Financial Officer for the Smithsonianís American History Museum. Nick originally hails from Arlington, Virginia. He is a graduate of Western New England College (Springfield , Massachusetts) (B.S.B.A. 1971). Nick currently resides in Williamsburg and worked for the Jamestown Foundation as an accountant in their finance office.

 


Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, 2007

Lance Pedigo (Manager of Music)
Lance is the current supervisor of the Corps.  He joined the Corps in 1972 at the age of nine and remained in the Corps for ten years until he graduated from Bruton High School ( York County, Virginia ) in 1982.  Lance rose to the rank of Sergeant Major, a position he held for the last three years he was in the Corps.  Lance was First Chair All State Virginia Band during his senior year in high school.  Lance attended James Madison University (Bachelor of Music with a performance concentration, 1986).  He has been a member of Disneyís All-American Band, 1984 Summer Olympics College Band, 1985 Presidential Inaugural Band and the All-American Statue of Liberty Band.  Lance has performed with orchestras and bands throughout the United States and on tour in Hawaii, Canada and Japan.  He performs as percussionist for Dean Shostak, Stephen Christoff and Poisoned Dwarf, a traditional Irish group.  Lanceís performances have been broadcast on NPR as well as national and local television.  Most recently Lance has utilized his education and performance background to facilitate corporate team building events.

 


                        Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, 1985

Mark Perry (Advisory Board)
Mark entered the corps as a snare drummer in 1982 and graduated in 1987.  He went on to attend Towson University in Maryland and graduated with a BS in Sociology.  In 1997, Mark relocated to the Philadelphia area  where he now resides with his wife and children.  While currently employed by GSI Commerce, an e-commerce company, Mark has been in the computer industry for 20 years.  Mark enjoys spending time with his family, playing drums of all sorts, digital photography/media, cooking, computers, home improvement and never misses the chance to relive his youth by attending fife and drum Alumni events.


Paul Ryczak (Trustee)
Paul has worked in corporate finance and collections for over 20 years.  Currently Paul works in the finance and accounting department of SRA International, an information technology contracting firm with offices across the country.  Paul graduated from Walsingham Academy (Williamsburg, Virginia) in 1971 and from the University of Notre Dame (B.S. 1975).

 


                          Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, 2007

Tim Sutphin (Advisory Board)
Tim entered the Corps in 1975 as a fifer and graduated from Lafayette High School (Williamsburg, Virginia) in 1983.  He attended East Tennessee State University (B.A. American History, 1988) and upon graduation became Field Musick Instructor, Fife, of the Corps.  Tim became Supervisor of the Corps in 1993.  In 2001, Tim was promoted to Manager of Historic Area Events for Colonial Williamsburg, which include the Fifes and Drums, Special and Annual Events, and Military Programs.  In 2010, Tim was promoted to Director of Music, Military and Evening Programs.  Tim is involved in school outreach programs teaching the importance of field musick to students and he is active in a local bike club, helping promote cycling to younger riders.

 

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