Field of View inducts Todd Marcocci as inaugural member of Hall of Fame.
In the summer of 1988 Todd pulled together a small group of close friends with varied experiences in the world of marching band, drum corps and indoor guard, in an effort to form a color guard based out of West Chester University. Under challenging circumstances, little funds and a small, dedicated core of staff and members, Field of View was born. Hundreds of members and staff have come through the ranks of Field of View. Under Todd’s tutelage many have gone on to become successful instructors, designers and directors in the color guard activity. Thanks to Todd’s vision and tenacity the color guard activity gained a joyful and well loved organization that so many have come to call home.
2018 inductee - Michelle Owens
Field of View is proud to announce the induction of Michelle Owens into the Field of View Hall of Fame. As a performer in 1994 and 1995, Michelle engaged her fellow members with a smile that lifted spirits. As a director in 1999, Michelle provided a positive learning environment. And as a staff member in 1998 and 2015, Michelle shared her passion and love for the activity with the next generation.
2019 inductees - Jim Buckley and Jenny Bernard
Celebrating Jim Buckley
Jim Buckley started his colorguard career in 1988 with the Jetsetters from Harrisburg, PA and continued that summer with the Reading Bucaneers Drum and Bugle Corps. In the Fall of 1988, he began studying Biology at West Chester University and became a member of the Golden Rams Colorguard and became a founding member of FOV in its first season in 1989.
Jim was a marching member of FOV from 1989 through 1992. In between Field of View seasons, Jim was also a member of the Cadets of Bergen County 1989 and 1990. Jim's time at Field of View gave him the opportunity to work with Ballet instructor Rebecca Nash who referred him for a scholarship at the Pennsylvania Academy of Ballet in Narberth, PA. During his ballet training at the Pennsylvania Academy from 1991 to 1995, Jim took on roles of instructing movement and equipment at Field of View from 1992 to 1995 as well as assisting with program design.
In 1995 Jim moved to Florida to dance for the Sarasota Ballet. Working with the Sarasota ballet from 1995 to 2003, Jim was a member of the corps de ballet, created 8 ballets as resident choreographer, and was ultimately promoted to Ballet Master and rehearsal director in 2001.
Jim has also choreographed for The Crossmen and The Bluecoats. Jim Retired from the Sarasota ballet to attend the University of Florida College of dentistry and is now working as a dentist in Tampa.
On behalf of everyone at Field of View, congratulations Jim on your induction into the Field of View Hall of Fame.
Celebrating Genevieve Bernard
Genevieve became involved in the color guard activity when she was very young. She was a member of the Golden Sabers, Jetsetters, Holy Name of Jesus Majorettes, Central Dauphin HS Majorettes/Color Guard/Drumline, Threshold, and was a founding member of Field of View in 1989. During the summers she could be found on the field with the Reading Buccaneers and the Cadets of Bergen County. She also taught many scholastic programs as well as the Crossmen and Magic of Orlando drum and bugle corps.
Genevieve was a marching member with FOV from 1989 to 1992 where she could be found on the saber line. She then transitioned to the staff and design team in 1993 where she helped create concepts, choreography, and soundtracks. Genevieve was a staff member from 1993-1997. During that time she helped create some of FOV’s best known shows including 1995’s WGI Fan Favorite “A Product of our Environment”.
Genevieve attended West Chester University where she was very active in dance and went on to Temple University to earn a master’s degree in dance education. She credits Gretchen Studllen-Webb with inspiring her to pursue a career in dance.
Since her time with Field of View Genevieve has spent her time working in the arts and currently works as an artist and educator as the Education Director for the Orlando Fringe Festival. She is also the Artistic Director of Voci Dance. Genevieve currently lives in Orlando Florida with her husband Seth and fabulous cat Brubeck.
On behalf of everyone at Field of View, congratulations Jenny on your induction into the Field of View Hall of Fame.
2020 inductee - Jen Arnst
Field of View is proud to announce our 2020 inductee into the Field of View Hall of Fame, Jen Arnst. When Field of View was founded in 1988, founder Todd Marcocci asked Jen to be a part of the inaugural staff. 23 season later, Jen is still an integral part of the organization serving as a executive board member and staff member. Every weekend Jen can be found in a gym helping to create a positive atmosphere for our members and staff through her passion, dedication, calming influence, and constant words of wisdom and encouragement.
This is echoed by Todd who said about Jen, “To be honest, I am not sure how she does it anymore at this point in her life, but she has the energy, skills, knowledge, heart, blessings, and determination to make a difference in student’s lives, and I think that is what keeps her a part of the organization and so dedicated to the craft. There are very very few people left in this world who really care about students and THANK GOD Jen is one of those few people.
On behalf of everyone at Field of View, congratulations Jen on your induction into the Field of View Hall of Fame.
2022 inductees - Marlo Spritzer and Missy Dow
Marlo Ecke Spritzer has been with Field of View since its earliest days.. Her first year was in 1991 as a member of the flag line. In 1992 Marlo scored a bonus age out year and served as flag captain. Marlo’s commitment to the color guard continued from 1994 through 1996 as flag caption head and executive staff,working as part of the show concept and design team.
When Field of View returned to competition in 2009 Marlo became involved and formed an alumni group. She joined the staff that spring as a consultant, working with the flag line. Her return as a full time staff member came in 2010 while she also continued in her role as alumni coordinator. As alumni coordinator she was part of the board of directors and continued both roles until 2017.
Marlo’s contributions are embedded in our history. Her memory of different seasons and experiences with the guard are a true gift to the current members and in maintaining the history of Field of View. Marlo is a diligent, detailed and talented flag technician with a keen eye for cleaning. Marlo continues sharing her gifts as an instructor as the color guard caption head at Southern Lehigh High School.
On behalf of everyone at Field of View, congratulations Marlo on your induction into the Field of View Hall of Fame.
Missy Shaw Dow started her career with Field of View as a member of the rifle line in 1994. She returned to the guard as a member of the technical staff for the 1995 and 1996 seasons.
In 2009 Missy stepped back into her role on the technical staff with specialties in rifle technique and ensemble rehearsal. Missy is a member of the board of directors and is currently instructing as needed to assist with cleaning and performance for all sections of the guard.
Missy is a skilled and motivating instructor who is known for her focused and energizing cleaning sessions. Missy is a valued member of the staff and board who has contributed her talents and dedication to the organization in many ways. Missy volunteers as a member of the Music Parents organization for the Downingtown school district band program, of which her sons are members.
On behalf of everyone at Field of View, congratulations Missy on your induction into the Field of View Hall of Fame.
2023 inductee - David Stillman
Field of View is proud to announce our 2023 Hall of Fame honoree, David Stillman.
David has been the driving force and humble leader of FOV since 2009. This began what has become affectionately known to members and staff as Field of View 2.0.
As director, David gave a new generation of members and staff the opportunity to find a color guard home and family that has been filled with rewarding performance experiences over the course of the past 15 years. A few highlights include winning a bronze medal in Open class in 2013 as well as being invited to perform in David Byrne's Contemporary Color in 2015.
David's generosity and friendship to the members and staff has provided memories for many that will last a lifetime.