John Dugan lives in Sherrill, New York, and is a graduate of the Mount Markham High School in West Winfield, New York.

He has been the driving force behind Classified since 2000.

He holds a Civil Engineering AAS degree from Mohawk Valley Community College.

John has played professionally throughout Central New York since the mid-eighties in a variety of bands that performed a variety of styles. He’s worked with Rollin’ Easy, Trainwreck, Backflash and the Steve Webb Band.

Like the horn section players, John is also a drum and bugle corp veteran, having played with the Tanner Drum & Bugle Corp which won various regional competitions during his tenure.