Personnel

2019-2020 Board of Directors of the Merion Musical Society

Michael Maizel, Presidentmichael.maizel@merionconcertband.org
Michael Ramage, Vice PresidentMike@merionconcertband.org
Leanne Juzbasich, SecretaryLeanne@merionconcertband.org
Gail Hoffman, Treasurer Gail@merionconcertband.org
Paul Csigi, Director-at-LargePaul@merionconcertband.org
Ken Eidinger, Director-at-LargeKen@merionconcertband.org
Todd Rickey, Director-at-Large 
Todd@merionconcertband.org
Dave Urffer, Director-at-Large 
Dave@merionconcertband.org
David Urffer, LibrarianDave@merionconcertband.org
Jem Jochems, Personnel ManagerJem@merionconcertband.org
Jackie Phillips, Publicity Coordinatorjackie.phillips@merionconcertband.org
Ken Eidinger, Business Managerken.eidinger@merionconcertband.org
Merri Lee Newby, Band Historianmerrilee.newby@merionconcertband.org
Michael Campbell-Trimbur, Webmasterwebmaster@merionconcertband.org

Conductors

Ashley Smith, Assistant Conductor

Ashley P. Smith joined the Merion Concert Band in 2011 as a clarinetist, and happily accepted the position of assistant conductor in 2017. Ms. Smith holds a B.M. In Music Education from Susquehanna University, where she studied both clarinet and instrumental conducting under Dr. Valerie Martin. Dr. Martin was an inspiration to her as a woman conductor, and helped spark Ms. Smith’s love of wind conducting and band literature.
While Ms. Smith has mostly worked with school-aged bands, over the years she has stepped in to conduct with the Municipal Band of Allentown (PA), the Palmerton (PA) Community Band, and the Colts Neck (NJ) Community Band.

Ms. Smith has been a public school music educator since 2004, holding instrumental and choral teaching positions in New Jersey, Arizona, and now Pennsylvania. Currently Ms. Smith is a Class Instrumental Music Teacher in the School District of Philadelphia. She teaches small group band lessons to students in grades 3-7 in several schools throughout the city. Ms. Smith lives with her husband in the Mt. Airy neighborhood of Philadelphia.

Band Members

FLUTE 
Naomi Anafi 
Sara Barthol 
Nicole Butler 
Karri Giamporcaro
Marianne Gellert-Jones 
Shirly Kujawski Kennett 
Terry Seligmann 
Tom Straub
Julie Todd 

OBOE 
Marcy Klugman
Merri Lee Newby 

ENGLISH HORN 
Marcy Klugman
Merri Lee Newby 

Eb CLARINET 
Michael Smith 

Bb CLARINET 
Joseph Benedetto 
Eugene Bentley
Cal DiDomenico
Matthew Dunn
Donna Higgins 
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 
Ron Romoff
Al Skipper 

ALTO SAX 
Bill DeGothseir 
Vince Hurtubise

TENOR SAX 
Melanie Diamond-Manlusoc
John Juzbasich
Tonia Kaufman
Bradley Ruben
Jarett Stein 

BARITONE SAX
Steve Morrisette

BASSOON
Nick Karras
Abi Nathan

HORN
Mary Ellen Bowden
Rachel Braddick
Mary Culbert
Michelle DeGothseir
Doug Eschbach
Sara Fries
Jenny Torgerson

TROMBONE
Josy Conklin
Daniel Furst
Jim Gicking
Bruce Howell
Nick Keiser
Denise McCleary
Dan McGahey
Geoff Schad
CORNET/TRUMPET
Scott Anderson
Alyssa Eddings
Paul Feldman
Jem Jochems
Michael Maizel
Peter Mucsi
Michael Ramage
Ray Richards
Todd Ricky
Bonnie Strang
Allen Tollen
David Urffer

EUPHONIUM
Paul Csigi
Jan Jochems
Bill Lautenberger
Chris Urffer
Nick Urffer

TUBA
Jonathan Deutsch
Michael Farrell
James H. Hicks

STRING BASS
Richard Conn

PERCUSSION
Ken Eidinger
Kim Newell
Bernie Perlman
Jackie Phillips
Amy Venkus

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