Sean Conley has been involved in the drum corps activity for over thirty years and is honored to return to the Cavaliers' brass staff for his second year as resident quartermaster and raconteur. Sean performed with the Star of Indiana Drum and Bugle Corps from 1986 to 1991; winning the DCI world championship in 1991 and the Jim Ott Award for high brass in 1990 and 1991. Sean also served as the corps' horn sergeant and represented Star as a member of the Drum Corps Midwest All-Star Corps and the Summer Music Games All-Star Drum and Bugle Corps. Sean was an adjunct member of the 1993 Star brass staff and was inducted into the Star of Indiana wall of fame in 1998.
In 2006, Sean helped found the Star United Drum and Bugle Corps and continues to serve as its director. The 12-time DCA mini corps champions have also performed the national anthem at DCI shows, shared the stage with the Illinois Brass Band and the Avon Brass Choir, and headlined Fourth of July concerts at the West Baden and French Lick Springs resorts. Star United received multiple gold ratings at DCI SoundSport competitions and was chosen by DCI as a featured performer/clinician for the INpact Indiana Future Band from 2013-2015.
A native of Indiana, Sean received a bachelor's degree in computer and electrical engineering and a master's degree in electrical engineering from Purdue University and a master's degree in business administration from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University. Sean has 24 years of experience in the Aerospace and Defense industry specializing in engineering and program management and is a Certified Architect, Certified Manager of Quality / Organizational Excellence, Six Sigma Specialist, and Product Development Master Expert. His professional affiliations include the National Defense Industrial Association, The Open Group, and the American Society for Quality.
Sean resides in Carmel, Indiana with his wife Laura and their three children.