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The Sword of Light Pipe Band

The Sword of Light Pipe Band
has developed this page of recognition
in order to list our band’s

Honorary Members
Instructor Hall Of Fame
Scholarship Winners
Ladies, Rosie the Riveter Award
Gales of the Year

Honorary Band Officers:
Drum Major Christopher Erikson
Pipe Major Thomas Van Arsdale
Pipe Major Dennis McSpedon
Pipe Major Edward Clery
Pipe Major Christopher Dowling

Honorary Bandsmen:
These following men have provided support and guidance to the Sword of Light for many years. Our members have unanimously decided to grant them Honorary Membership to our organization in recognition of their contributions

Thomas "Pop" McSwiggan
John “Pop” Conway
Walter Cannon
Jack Flanagan
James Jones
Joseph McSpedon
Uncle Willie McSpedon
Tom McSpedon
Patrick O’Connor
James Ryan
Maureen Steiger
John Lee (Lee Electrical Supply, Scranton, PA)


Instructor Hall of Fame:
Tom McSwiggan
Christopher Dowling
Kevin Conlley
Jim Lundt
Tom Downes
Colin Smith
Hugh McGuigan
Joseph Beyer
Pat McEntee
John McManus
Edward Larkin
Adrienne Stapleton
“Whenever the history of the Sword of Light is recalled
these names well be echoed with our band’s
accomplishments”

THE SWORD OF LIGHT FOUNDERS SCHOLARSHIP FUND
“The strength of any culture lies in its ability to educate”
The Sword of Light Pipe Band and its members has awarded $10,000 to the sons and daughters of band members since its inception in 1999

AWARDS

2011
The Major James Conway Memorial Scholarship
Michael Smith - Manhattan College


2010
THE SWORD OF LIGHT FOUNDERS SCHOLARSHIP
Brian McGrath - Manhattan College
Eileen Elizabeth McGrath - Harvard University


2009
THE SWORD OF LIGHT FOUNDERS SCHOLARSHIP
Owen Smith - Manhattan College
James Finn - Rochester College


2008
THE SWORD OF LIGHT FOUNDERS SCHOLARSHIP
Allison Vanderwerff - Springfield College
Deidre McGrath - Wagner College


2007
The MARTY GLENNON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
THE SWORD OF LIGHT VETERANS SCHOLARSHIP
Kelsey Vanderwerff - Springfield College
Brian Mangan - George Washington University


2006
THE MARTY GLENNON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
THE DRUM MAJOR ROBERT COLLINS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Kerry McGrath - Marist College
Courtney Vanderwerff - Springfield College


2005
THE SWORD OF LIGHT FOUNDERS SCHOLARSHIP
THE MARY YOLANDA DOWLING SCHOLARSHIP
Meaghan Moquin - Holy Cross
Kelly Byrne –

2004
THE SWORD OF LIGHT FOUNDERS SCHOLARSHIP
THE MARY YOLANDA DOWLING SCHOLARSHIP
CAITLYN COLLINS – FASHION INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
FRANKLIN CAPURSO – JOHN JAY COLLEGE

2003
THE DENNIS MCSPEDON SCHOLARSHIP
THE MARY YOLANDA DOWLING SCHOLARSHIP
LAUREN QUIGLEY – NEW PALTZ
DAVID QUIGLEY – STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY

2002
THE HEROES SCHOLARSHIP
THE MARY YOLANDA DOWLING MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
KIERAN KELLY - NORTHEASTERN
ERIN DOHERTY – LOYOLA UNIVERSITY

2001
THE MR. AND MRS. JAMES CONWAY SCHOLARSHIP
THE MARY YOLANDA DOWLING MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
ERIN BYRNE – FORDHAM UNIVERSITY
EILEEN SHEA – HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY

2000
THE CHRISTOPHER DOWLING SCHOLARSHIP
THE HELEN BAKER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
COLEEN MACDONALD – ST. JOHN’S UNIVERSITY
TARA DILLON – UNIVERSITY OF DELWARE

1999
THE FIRST FOUNDERS SCHOLARSHIP AWARD
JOHN MOQUIN, EUGENE MCGRATH,
GEORGE DILLON
KERIN SHEA – HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY
JOCELYN DOHERTY – ADELPHI UNIVERSITY

Rosie the Riveter Award (2005)
Jeanne Conway
Eileen McGrath
Eileen Shea
Elaine McGrath
Suzy Moquin
Joan Doherty
Patricia Capurso
Vicky Quigley
Sheila Rafferty
Bonnie Baker
Dineen Smith
Elizabeth "Bayberry" Boyd

Rosie the Riveter Award (2006)
Marie Bianchi, Brenda Breen, Liz Burne, Susan Collins, Cathy Corcoran,
Leslie Hegarty, Carolin Howard, Lori Loughlin, Marianne Mangan,
Laura Manning, Rita Manning, Christine McGuigan, Elaine McDonald,
Ellen Munro, Eileen Reilly, Tamara Richardson, Pauline Scanlon,
Karen Scarmozzino, Kathy Smith, Maddalena Sullivan,
Chrisine Vanderwerff, Barbara Westphal

Gael of the Year 2006
Joe Baker
SOL Piper, Drummer, and Instructor

Gael of the Year 2005
John Hegarty
SOL "Irish Tenor"
Sword of Light Pipe Band

Gael of the Year 2004
John Conway
“Brewmeister”
Sword of Light Pipe Band

 

 

 


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