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BIOS

THOMAS A. GROTHTom Groth
Executive Director

Thomas A. Groth is the Executive Director of the W.D. Packard Concert Band, a position he has held since 2006. Performing on Saxophone and Clarinet he has been a member of the Band since 1959 serving on the Executive Board of the Band since 1999. Read More...



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DR. STEPHEN L. GAGE
Conductor

Stephen L. Gage has served as Professor of Conducting and Director of Bands at Youngstown State University's Dana School of Music since 1993. He holds degrees from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, the Eastman School of Music, and the State University of New York at Fredonia where he also earned the Performers Certificate..
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DONALD W. BYO
Conductor Emeritus • Conductor Laureate

Donald W. Byo joined the W.D. Packard Concert Band as principal bassoonist in1957. In 1984 he was appointed co-conductor of the Band along with Robert E. Fleming.
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JAMES JACKSON
Librarian

James Jackson is the former Director of Bands for the Howland Local School District. A native of Struthers, Ohio, Mr. Jackson is graduate of Youngstown State University with Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees. Read More...

 




ROSTER

Piccolo
Brenda Best

Flutes
Andrea Lewis
Monica Meffan - Principal
Eduardo Mandujano

Oboes
Rebecca Bickel
Loyal Mould - Principal

Bassoons
Donald Byo - Principal
Carol Childers

Eb Clarinet
Clement Zumpella

BB Clarinets
Albert Colella
Russell Girt - Principal
Albert Guarnieri
Candace Kiser
Nancy Moore
Ruth Rea
Alexander Stuart


Bass Clarinets
Gary Gawdyda - Principal
Sherry Nold

Alto Saxophones
Richard Bartunek - Principal
Richard Rollo

Tenor Saxophone
Dan Carioti

Baritone Saxophone
Thomas Groth

Cornets-Trumpets
Joseph Commarata
Frank Cosenza - Co Principal
Terry Gale - Co Principal
Russell McQuaide
Nicholas Olesko
Marc Pupino
Kenneth Young

French Horns
Brad Bickel
Allen Meffan
Larry Miller - Principal
James Scanga
Joseph Scriva

Trombones
Leslie Core
William Forrester - Principal
James Jackson
Michael Shevock

Euphoniums
Thomas Brucoli - Principal
David Colella

Tubas
Benjamin Ammon- Principal
Robert Antonucci
Belinda Yaksich

Percussion
Kenneth Alexander
Carla Dean
Joseph Parlink - Principal

Timpani
Robert Barnett

String Bass
Shawn Marko






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