In 1958, Bart entered the US Army through the ROTC program as a graduate of Seton Hall University. He was assigned to the Military Police as a Second Lieutenant and served in US locations. He was honorably discharged in 1961 with the rank of First Lieutenant, married his current wife, Barbara, and began a successful career in sales and marketing.
Bart then returned to his drum corps roots. During the 1960s, he served as a judge with the Eastern States and All-State Judges Associations, judging M&M. In addition, he was an M&M instructor with the Little Falls (NJ) Cadets.
In recent years, Bart has been a leading voice in The Cadets Alumni programs and is a regular at alumni gatherings. He served as the co-chairman for the 50th Anniversary Celebration in Atlantic City (2007), currently serves on the Cadet Hall of Fame Nominating Committee, and is the liaison to the Heritage Selection Committee.
You can’t talk about Bart without mentioning his long and loving relationship with Barbara, his wife of 62 years. Their beautiful family includes sons Alfred and Tony, and daughter Lisa. Bart and Barbara are the proud grandparents of seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Anytime Cadets gather to sing their cherished corps song, “O Holy Name,” Bart steps forward to lead the assembled voices in a continuing demonstration that the bond of Cadets lives on.
We hope you’ll join us at the Legacy Luncheon to honor Bart on Saturday, October 9! Click the button below to reserve your seat at the table, or click here to read more about each event.