2016 Parade Announcer & National Anthem Singer
Staff Sergeant Simmons served on active duty for six years in the U.S. Marine Corps as a meteorologist/oceanographer, forecasting weather conditions all over the world.
National Anthem Singer
The Bloomfield resident has built a career as a vocalist and as a business professional. He has managed the band "Tony Harrington & Touch” for the past 30 years. A graduate of the University of Hartford’s Educational Leadership Doctoral Program, Tony worked for the City of Hartford in Employment & Training, the Minority Business Enterprise Program, and Social Services before branching off into higher education. He was a Minority Affairs Coordinator at Tunxis Community College, Director of Continuing Education at Goodwin College and currently is a a Re-Employment Coach with CT Works.