From the Jersey Surf Web site: The Jersey Surf is pleased to announce that the drum major and assistant drum major for the 2007 season will be Lauren Gulino and Carla Burlingame respectively.

Carla Burlingame (left) and Lauren Gulino (right)

Lauren Gulino enters her sixth and age-out year with the Jersey Surf, moving from the trumpet section to the drum major podium. Lauren is an art education/fine arts major at New Jersey's Rowan University. Assuming assistant drum major responsibilities is Carla Burlingame, a junior at Rowan University studying elementary education with a coordinate major in geography. This is her fifth year with the Surf, having been a member of the trumpet section during the previous four seasons. "Lauren and Carla are already great leaders in the ranks of our organization," said Jersey Surf Corps Manager and Director of Operations Brian Prato. "We have high expectations for them to help lead the corps through the coming season and our next year of growth, and we have every confidence that they will exceed our expectations." Cynthia Wong, a special education major at West Chester (Pa.) University, has been selected to serve as color guard captain for the 2007 season. Wong is entering her second season as a member of the corps.

Cynthia Wong

"Cynthia is an outstanding performer and will be a great leader for the color guard," said Matt Hurley, director of the color guard for the Jersey Surf. "Her professionalism, level of preparation and work ethic are excellent examples to the other members of the guard. She is also a great motivator and friend to the members of our team. We're all looking forward to working with her in this new role."