Operations and Assets
Merchandise and Uniforms
Local Community Liaison
Fundraising and Events
2019 is Phil’s 50th year in the marching arts activity, his 12th year with Raiders, and his 5th year on the board He is also a founding member of and a performer with the Riverfront Community Players.
Phil has been married to his lovely wife, Beth, for 39 years and has three children, Erin, Chris and Max.
Alexandra is a devoted parent to two teenage daughters. Because of their love of music, and through orchestral and drum corps, their life experiences have been broadened. Her goal is to give them as many opportunities available to enrich that life experience. In her past entrepreneurial ventures, she was a franchise owner in a retail business for 7 years that was in the top performers of the organization. Currently, in her spare time, she freelances as voice over talent and Spanish interpreter.
Laura Beasley resides in New Jersey with her husband and three children, along with their dogs and cats. She has been employed as a Travel Agent for the past five years and previously worked at Merrill Lynch in Management Training. Laura grew up involved in many music programs including her high school marching band. She has continued to support the arts over the years as Fundraising Chairperson for her daughter’s high school band.
Donna has been teaching general music, choral and instrumental music, and musical theater in public schools for the past 23 years. Donna is Choral Director at Memorial High School in Millville, NJ and has a master’s degree in Instructional Technology with a Supervisor Endorsement from Stockton University in NJ where she has studied Project Management and Grant Writing. Donna also serves as a church organist and cantor. She has been a fan of drum corps
since she was in high school. Donna is happily married, has a teenage daughter who is very involved with music, and has a spunky dog who loves to play catch.
Jeff Lockard is an IT professional with 30+ years of experience, currently employed as the Director of Application Management for Pearson Education. In this role, he manages a staff of technologists, who develop and support users of the technology-based applications that help drive the business processes for a K-12 virtual school, which serves 70,000+ students and their families across the United States and internationally. During his career, he has gained valuable management and leadership experience in numerous professional settings.
Much of Jeff’s drum corps (and related activities) exposure is from the perspective of a fan, having marched competitively in high school, his passion related to drum corps activities is more than 35 years in the making. Jeff is married to Nancy and has one son, Joseph who has marched for 4 years with Raiders, though drum corps has been a family affair for us for nearly 10 years.
Frank is the Head of Technology for Leesa and CTO of Brand Journey Group, the innovation engine that spawned Leesa. This gives Frank invaluable access to, and interaction with, the most innovative technology thinkers and resources in the world.
Frank also oversees technology engagements at companies like VF Corporation and early stage companies like Flat-Club in the UK. Frank spends his spare time with his family, pursuing his love of music, enjoying classic cars, and walking on the beach. He also marched with the 1989 Florida Wave Drum & Bugle Corps.
Sian initially became involved with The Raiders in 2011 when her daughter, Rachel, first marched with them. As each season came and went, they both became more heavily involved. Rachel now teaches Winter Star. Due to a job relocation Sian now lives in Massachusetts but comes back to New Jersey often.
Sian is Head of Licensing at GE Healthcare Lifesciences. This role involves business analytics, marketing business development and the negotiation of legal contracts. Sian was also on the Board of the Hillsborough High School Band program.
Rob Beasley is a devoted husband and father of three children. He has been involved in the standard bred race horse industry for 30 years and has been the owner of Beasley Horseshoeing for 25 years. Rob applies both his mechanical and business skills to the A+ Performing Arts organization.
Ron has been involved in music and performing arts for 60 years. He learned to play a concert French horn and after 5 years, joined his first Drum Corps. He has been involved in drum corps and the performing arts ever since. Ron joined the Navy in 1969 and is still involved with a US Naval youth program. When Ron left the military, he had a career as a Police Officer in Bucks County and as an adjunct professor teaching law enforcement. Ron still plays his concert French horn as well as performing in an Alumni Corps where he has served as the Director, Board Vice President and Board President.