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.
Field of View is grateful for the years Jim spent performing and instructing at FOV and is honored to induct him into the FOV 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.
Field of View is very grateful for the contributions that Genevieve made while performing and instructing at FOV. We are honored to induct her into the FOV 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.