Personnel

2016-17 Board of Directors of the Merion Musical Society

Michael Maizel, Presidentmichael.maizel@merionconcertband.org
Jem Jochems, Vice PresidentJem@merionconcertband.org
Michael Ramage, SecretaryMike@merionconcertband.org
Gail Hoffman, Treasurer Gail@merionconcertband.org
David Urffer, Director at LargeDave@merionconcertband.org
Ashley Smith, Director-at-LargeAshley@merionconcertband.org
Todd Rickey, Director-at-Large 
Allen@merionconcertband.org
Amy Venkus, Director-at-Large 
Amy@merionconcertband.org
Jackie Phillips, Publicity Coordinatorjackie.phillips@merionconcertband.org
Merri Lee Newby, Business Managermerrilee.newby@merionconcertband.org
Mindy Danowski, Librarian
Mindy@merionconcertband.org
Michael Campbell-Trimbur, Webmasterwebmaster@merionconcertband.org

Please contact info@merionconcertband.org  for more information about the band.

Nathan P. Snyder, Conductor

Nathan P. Snyder joined the Merion Concert Band with ten years of conducting experience. His conducting training began at Susque­hanna University, where he studied under Dr. Valerie Martin, focus­ing primarily on chamber music. Mr. Snyder has further training with Mallory Thompson, Craig Kirchoff, H. Robert Reynolds and Eugene Migliaro Corporon. He has previously served on the faculty of the William Penn and Gurnee (IL) School Districts and has conducted bands from elementary through collegiate and beyond. Mr. Snyder received his appointment as conductor of the Merion Concert Band in February 2010.

An active performer, Mr. Snyder plays clarinet and bass clarinet with the Southeast­ern Pennsylvania Symphony Orchestra, Eastern Wind Symphony and Montgomery County Concert Band. He is a former member of the Williamsport Symphony and while residing in Illinois played with the Northshore Concert Band, West Suburban Symphony and Dekalb Municipal Band. Mr. Snyder teaches private clarinet and saxophone lessons from his home.

Mr. Snyder resides in Blue Bell with his wife and two daughters, to whom he is a full time stay-at-home dad.  His mission is to bring the best in concert band music to the world through great live performances.

Band Members

FLUTE
Naomi Anafi
Sara Barthol
Nicole Butler
Karri Giamporcaro
Marianne Gellert-Jones
Paula Savastano
Terry Seligmann
Taylor Smith
Jennifer Sposato
Tom Straub
Julie Todd

OBOE
Chiun-Mei Huang
Merri Lee Newby

ENGLISH HORN
Merri Lee Newby

Eb CLARINET
Donna Higgins

Bb CLARINET
Joseph Benedetto
Eugene Bentley
Mindy Danowski
Matthew Dunn
Leanne Juzbasich
James McGlinchey
Sally Newport
Kevin O’Brien
Douglas Ohlman
David Roberts
Cookie Rozans
Marcy Seminoff
Ashley Smith
Michael Smith
Tim Ulrich
Leo Vasmanis



ALTO CLARINET
Gail Hoffman

BASS CLARINET
Donna Higgins
Ron Romoff
Tom Shluger
Al Skipper

SOPRANO SAX
Vince Hurtubise

ALTO SAX
Karl Braxton
Bill DeGothseir
Vince Hurtubise
Alan Kaplan
Colleen McPhillips
Sarah Stein

TENOR SAX
John Juzbasich
Tonia Kaufman
Jarett Stein

BARITONE SAX
Steve Morrisette

BASSOON
Michael Campbell-Trimbur
Nick Karras
Abi Nathan

HORN
Mary Ellen Bowden
Mary Culbert
Michelle DeGothseir
Doug Eschbach

TROMBONE
Josy Conklin
Daniel Furst
Sam Getchell
Jim Gicking
Bruce Howell
Denise McCleary
Geoff Schad
CORNET/TRUMPET
Scott Anderson
Rich Auerbach
Alyssa Eddings
Paul Feldman
Jem Jochems
Michael Maizel
Michael Ramage
Ray Richards
Todd Ricky
Bonnie Strang
Allen Tollen
David Urffer

EUPHONIUM
Paul Csigi
Jan Jochems
Bill Lautenberger
Chris Urffer

TUBA
Jonathan Deutsch
Michael Farrell
James H. Hicks

STRING BASS
Richard Conn
Jeff Eichen

PERCUSSION
Ken Eidinger
Hushang Irani
Kim Newell
Bernie Perlman
Jackie Phillips
Amy Venkus

STAGE CREW
Marianne Jones
Doug Ohlman
Tom Shluger
Bill DeGothsier
Michelle DeGothsier