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ABOUT US

   

DIRECTOR/CONDUCTOR

Nick PauldineNick Pauldine

Nick Pauldine is a Cortland County native and attended Homer Central Schools. He received his BM in Music Education from Ithaca College, and his MA in Conducting from George Mason University in Fairfax, VA.

After a short time of public school teaching in Cortland and Tompkins counties, Nick took a position as a Musician Supervisor and Bandleader in the vacation entertainment industry, where he directed an 11-piece show band six nights a week in a wide variety of different musical settings. In 1997, Nick returned to Ithaca and accepted a position with a destination marketing company called Cariba!, and later worked as Sales Manager for the Tompkins County Convention and Visitors Bureau.

At this time, Nick also took over as Musical Director for the Ageless Jazz Band in Ithaca, NY, an 18-piece big band made up of adult members from the greater Ithaca community and dedicated to the preservation and performance of traditional and contemporary big band and swing dance music. In this capacity he has led the group on 18 tours to the Caribbean island of Aruba where the band performed at numerous world-class resorts and hotels. He has also overseen the production of two CD recordings, and commissioned a composition for the band titled Catch Phrase, by Steve Brown.

Nick has performed on tour with the Sammy Kaye Orchestra, Guy Lombardo orchestra, performed with Diane Schuur, Nell Carter, Ann Hampton Callaway, John Pizzarelli, and many other artists. In addition to performing with the Ageless Jazz Band, Nick serves as Musical Director for the Ti-Ahwaga Performing Arts Center in Owego, NY, and performs regularly with Jeff Doviís JazzHappensBand in Cortland NY, Joe Cavallaroís Dixieland Band in Elmira, NY, the Scott Freeman Band, and the Revival Horns from Binghamton, NY, as well as being involved in other contracted, professional music work.

Nick is thrilled to get back to his roots with the Cortland Old Timers Band, as that was where he honed his clarinet playing skills as a youth. As Principal Conductor, he is looking forward to carrying on the traditions of this historic ensemble.

Nick currently resides in Ithaca, NY, with his wife, Kerry, son Riley, and daughter Isabella. He is an avid golfer and volunteer coach for the Ithaca Youth Hockey Association.

 

ASSOCIATE CONDUCTOR

Michael PooleMike Poole Conducting

Mike is the Associate Conductor and a trombonist in the Cortland Old Timers Band. He received his Bachelorís degree in music education from the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam, and has studied music theory at the University of Buffalo. He performs in numerous other classical and jazz ensembles across central New York. Mr. Poole directs the resident brass ensemble in Cortlandís St. Maryís Church, and is a founding member of two other local performing groups - the JazzHappensBand and the Crown City Brass. He is also a prolific music arranger, transcribing and arranging music for the ensembles in which he performs.

 


CONDUCTORS EMERITUS (most recent listed first)

Edward O'Rourke - 2011 to 2018
Donna Yacavone - 1994 to 2011
Dr. Sam Forcucci - 1972 to 1993 (Listen to Sam's "Paratroopers on Parade" march HERE!)
Frank Crisara - 1967 to 1971 (Directed Cortland Civic Band from 1937 to 1958 and other Cortland bands previous to that.)

 


BAND ANNOUNCER

John Folmer
(With thanks to Margaret Perfetti for her service for so many years)

 


John Folmer

CURRENT YEAR MUSICIANS

FLUTE/PICCOLO
Lynne Abbey
Alex Cottrell
Jane Hunter
Mary Lee Martens
Terry Mingle
Maria Mucaria
Jeanine Rose
Sarah Willis

CLARINET
Jackie Baxendell
Cathy Bertini (when available)
Mary Ann Fadale
Michael Mancuso
Edward O'Rourke
Kathy Owens
Bella Pauldine
Nick Pauldine
Terry Perkins
Kaitlyn Rude
Jackie Thompson
Barbara Jo Williams

BASS CLARINET
Mike Allmendinger

OBOE/BASSOON
Leah Capps
Amanda Jaye Nauseef

ALTO SAXOPHONE
Sharon Detzer
Gabe Fadale (when available)
Emma Gage
Patrick Perfetti (when available)
Colleen Thomas
Dannette Tomlinson

TENOR SAXOPHONE
Nicholas Darling
Michael Wickham

BARITONE SAXOPHONE
Hannah McMasters
Jim Reagan

 

TRUMPET
Mark Baxendell
Charlie Bertini (when available)
Larry Biviano
Meredith Corey
Nicholas Ghering
Kiana Herr
Zach Johnson
Dick Martin
Natalie Miner
Vincenzo Perfetti (when available)
Gary Shiffer

FRENCH HORN
Varya McCaslin-Doyle
Karen Wickert

TROMBONE
Jim D'Addario
Jim Lowe
Michael Poole
Phil Rumsey

BARITONE/EUPHONIUM
Scott Baxendell (B.C.)
Ken Briggs (B.C.)
Vince Faraoni (T.C.)

TUBA
Eileen Allen

PERCUSSION
David Alexander
Lynne Curtis
Brian Mingle
John Rose

 

*ATTENTION PAST MEMBERS - As we say...."Once an 'Old Timer'....ALWAYS an 'Old Timer'!" Please feel welcome to come back and play some music with us!


LIFETIME/HONORARY MEMBERS

LIFETIME MEMBERS
Cathy Bertini
Ken Briggs
Jim D'Addario
Jeff Dovi
Joe Dovi
Francis Endler
Mary Ann Fadale
Vince Faraoni
John Folmer
Dr. Sam Forcucci
Jane Hunter
Anthony Julian
Dick Martin
Jerry Natoli
Edward O'Rourke
Guy Passeri
Nicholas Pauldine Sr.
Terry Perkins
Jim Reagan
John Stevens
Ralph Tirabassi
Barbara Jo Williams
Robert Wright
Donna Yacavone

HONORARY MEMBERS
Charlie Bertini
Donald Canterbury
Ann Circio
Col. Arnald Gabriel (US Air Force Ret.)
Margaret Perfetti
Rusty Perkins
Dale Underwood
William Yacavone

 


 

 

The Cortland Old Timers Band is an equal-opportunity organization. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, gender, national origin, religion, marital status, age, disability, or sexual orientation. This nondiscrimination policy applies to the eligibility for membership and all benefits entitled by membership in the organization. For those wishing to support the band, please also note that we are now a 501(c)3 organization, and therefore any donations made to the band are tax-deductible.

   

 

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