About Daniel J. Bair '85
Induction Class of 2019
Daniel J. Bair spent the vast majority of his life affiliated with Delone Catholic High School. He comes from a large extended family of Delone Catholic alumni, and during his time as a student, was involved in many extracurricular activities. He is one of a very few male athletic cheerleaders, due to the short time that program was co-ed. He also made a wide-ranging contribution to the fine arts programs, participating in concert band, chorus, school musicals and in the color guard.
The color guard is where Mr. Bair's most lasting impact on the school was felt. Following his graduation in 1985, he became an instructor for the Delone Catholic color guard that fall, a role he held up to his passing in 2016. For 31 years, Mr. Bair was responsible for the choreography and visual components of the marching band field shows and spent hours designing and making flags. During his tenure, the band captured eight Tournament of Bands chapter championships and placed highly in Cavalcade of Bands Grand Championships in more recent years.
Most importantly, Mr. Bair was a valued mentor and friend to the students and his colleagues on the marching band staff, as well as members of the wider Delone Catholic family. His incredible sense of humor and distinct laugh provided part of the soundtrack to student life at Delone Catholic, and was a year-round staple, as he was also an instructor for the indoor color guard over the winter and early spring months.
Mr. Bair was not shy about sharing his love of his alma mater with his friends and colleagues in the community. He tirelessly advocated the benefits of attending Delone Catholic to anyone who discussed secondary education, and was responsible for encouraging many families to become part of the school family.