Administrative Roster Highland Arts is led by a team that includes an executive, Philip Martin, and a board of directors. Mr. Martin is a professor of communication theories at Raritan Valley Community College in New Jersey. His drum corps experiences include five seasons with the DCI finalist Bayonne Bridgemen, five seasons with the New York Skyliners, one year with Fusion Core and an additional four seasons with Bridgemen Alumni. Under his leadership the administration is focused on making the drum corps experience one of great personal growth for members. Martin holds a Master of Arts degree in Communication and Education from Teachers College, Columbia University. Phil will ensure that instructional staff make use of innovative pedagogies that address a variety of learning styles and abilities.
Peg Dolson, recording secretary, completed four seasons with the Hawthorne Caballeros including two undefeated, DCA championship years. Prior to joining the Caballeros Peg honed her skills with developing local drum corps. Dolson holds a Master of Arts degree in library sciences from the University of Maryland and brings a careful eye to the board’s documents and by-laws. Peg serves as a librarian for Bernardsville schools and enjoys watching students reach their potential as learners and individuals.
Board member, Christine Chynoweth is a faculty member at Raritan Valley Community College teaching American Sign Language. She holds degrees in Applied Linguistics from Montclair State University and has quickly earned the respect of her peers and students alike. Marching music is an avocation for Christine as she performed with North Hunterdon Regional High School for four years, a relationship she maintains today. Christine is adept with database management and will apply this skill to the benefit of Highland Arts.
Tracey F. Fedosh has recently retired from a career as an IT business analyst in the pharmaceutical industry. She has a BA and an MBA from Rutgers University. While at Rutgers as an undergraduate, Tracey marched with the Rutgers University Marching Band, and played French Horn in the Wind Ensemble. Tracey remains active in several local performing groups, including the RU Alumni Marching Band, the RU Alumni Wind Symphony, where she plays French horn and also served as president for nine years, Central Jersey Wind Ensemble, and Lambertville Brass, where she plays tenor horn. Tracey marched mello
Jayne Heidelberger currently works as a substitute teacher for the Edison Township Public School District with students from Kindergarten to 12th grade. She planned the four day competition trips for the J.P. Stevens Choir and Orchestra from 2005-2014 arranging logistics for the nearly 200 participants. Jayne started dancing at the age of 3 and was privileged to dance for Katia Forest of for the Bolshoi Ballet, Russia. Jayne obtained her B.A. in English Literature from Rutgers University, she marched with the RU Band as part of their Color Guard. In 2015 she joined the Bayonne Bridgemen Alumni and took part in their final performance at the 2016 DCI Championships. That same year, she performed with the Bridgemen Senior Color Guard, winning a 1st place medal at DCA I & E’s.
Becky Martin never marched drum corps but is a longtime fan and supporter of the activity. Working behind the scenes, Martin has made magical moments on the field possible with hours of sewing flags, altering uniforms, and providing moral support to scores of marchers at high school bands and drum corps. Becky holds a degree in English from Salem College and is president of Paulsen Travel Bureau of Summit, New Jersey. Her organizational skills and diligent work ensure that the board functions effectively. Becky will take responsibility for an Annual Report of the group’s activities and achievements.