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  Our Band  

THOMAS A. 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

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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.

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.

W. D. PACKARD CONCERT BAND

PERSONNEL

CONDUCTOR

   Dr. Stephen L. Gage

 

PICCOLO 

   Brenda Best

FLUTES

   Andrea Lewis

   Eduardo Mandujano 

   Monica Meffan - Principal

OBOES

   Rebecca Bickel - Principal 

   Shawn Reynolds

BASSOONS

Carol Childers

Eb CLARINET 

   Ruth Rea

Bb CLARINETS 

   Albert Colella - Principal 

   Heather Criazzo 

   Albert Guarnieri 

   Nancy Moore

   Emily Onufrak 

   Alexander Stuart 

   Becky Yoho

   Clem Zumpella

BASS CLARINETS 

   Gary Gawdyda - Principal 

   Sherry Nold

ALTO SAXOPHONES 

   Richard Bartunek - Principal 

   Richard Rollo

TENOR SAXOPHONE 

   Dan Carioti

BARITONE SAXOPHONE 

   Thomas Groth

TRUMPETS 

   Joseph Commarata

   Frank Cosenza - Co Principal 

   Terry Gale - Co Principal 

   Christine Gallagher

   Russell McQuaide 

   Timothy Winfield 

   Kenneth Young

FRENCH HORNS

   Brendan Gage

   Allen Meffan

   James Scanga - Principal

TROMBONES

   Leslie Core

   William Forrester - Principal 

   James Jackson

   Michael Shevock

EUPHONIUMS

   Thomas Brucoli - Principal 

   David Colella

TUBAS

   Robert Antonucci - Principal 

   Belinda Colón-Johnston 

   Wes O'Connor

PERCUSSION

   Kenneth Alexander - Principal 

   Carla Dean

   Tom Ruggieri

TIMPANI

   Robert Barnett

STRING BASS 

   Shawn Marko

PIANO/KEYBOARD

 

BIG BAND SOUND OF PACKARD

PERSONNEL

DIRECTOR

   Daniel Carioti

 

TRUMPETS

   Frank Cosenza

   Terry Gale 

   Jeff Gibbens

   Russell McQuaide

   Ken Young

TROMBONES

   Thomas Brucoli

   Leslie Core

   Bill Forrester

   Jim Jackson

   Mike Shevock

ALTO SAXOPHONES

   Richard Bartunek

   Richard Rollo

ALTO SAXOPHONES

   Richard Bartunek

   Richard Rollo

TENOR SAXOPHONES

   Dominic Carioti

   Tim Harker

BARITONE SAXOPHONE 

   Jim Volenik

PIANO

 

BASS

   ShawnMarko

DRUMS

  Thomas Ruggieri

PACKARD DIXIELAND BAND

PERSONNEL

DIRECTOR & TENOR SAXOPHONE

   Daniel Carioti

TRUMPETS

   Terry Gale

   Russell McQuaide

TROMBONE

   Bill Forrester 

SOPRANO SAXOPHONE

   Richard Rollo

PIANO

 

BASS

   Shawn Marko

DRUMS

   Thomas Ruggieri

TUBA

   Robert Antonucci