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ABOUT US

   

CONDUCTOR

Edward O'RourkeEdward O'Rourke

Ed holds the degrees of Bachelor of Music and Master of Music in Music Education from Syracuse University, and has done graduate study at the Boston Conservatory of Music.

He was a clarinet student of Gerald Zampino, David Glazer, and Atillio Poto, and studied conducting with M. Douglas Soyars, Norbert J. Buskey and Atillio Poto. Ed performs with the Highland Winds Clarinet Quartet, and the Skaneateles Community Band.

He has performed as clarinetist, saxophonist, and/or conductor of the Liverpool American Legion band, Silverwood Clarinet Choir, the Rhythmaires, Syracuse University Summer Band, Lafayette Community Band, Onondaga Civic Orchestra, Satin & Brass, the Marion Kolek Orchestra, and also with Mickey Dopkowski and the Notes.

Ed was a music teacher for 41 years and taught in the Syracuse City Schools from 1977 until his retirement in 2014. He was formerly an officer of the Syracuse Teachers Association, and presently serves as Treasurer of the NYS Band Directors Association. He holds professional memberships in the National Band Association, MENC, NYSSMA, OCMEA, and NYSBDA and is a NYSSMA woodwind adjudicator.

 

ASSOCIATE CONDUCTOR

Michael PooleMike Poole Conducting

Mike is the Associate onductor 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)

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
Hank Bornbusch
Morgan Clayman
Mary Ann Fadale
Michael Mancuso
Laura Norris
Edward O'Rourke
Kathy Owens
Bella Pauldine
Nick Pauldine
Terry Perkins
Kaitlyn Rude
Jackie Thompson
Barbara Jo Williams

BASS CLARINET
Mike Allmendinger
Mike Hoag (when available)

OBOE/ENGLISH HORN
Meredith Mucaria

BASSOON
Amanda Jaye Nauseef

ALTO SAXOPHONE
Sharon Detzer
Gabe Fadale
Emma Gage
Colleen Thomas
Dannette Tomlinson

TENOR SAXOPHONE
Nicholas Darling
Michael Wickham

BARITONE SAXOPHONE
Jim Reagan

 

TRUMPET
Mark Baxendell
Charlie Bertini (when available)
Larry Biviano
Meredith Corey
Jeff Dovi
Kaycee Hall
Kiana Herr
Brandon Manning
Dick Martin
Natalie Miner
Nick Petrie
Gary Shiffer
Molly Wagner

FRENCH HORN
Lydia Allen
Kelly Lutz
Terry Martens
Varya McCaslin-Doyle
Karen Wickert

TROMBONE
Jim D'Addario
Jim Lowe
Ben Mayberry
Michael Poole
Phil Rumsey
Jason Wright

BARITONE/EUPHONIUM
Scott Baxendell
Ken Briggs
Vince Faraoni

TUBA
Eileen Allen
Ana Shore
Cheri White

PERCUSSION
Lynne Curtis
John Rose
Mark Suben


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
Guy Passeri
Nicholas Pauldine Sr.
Terry Perkins
Jim Reagan
John Stevens
Ralph Tirabassi
Barbara Jo Williams
Robert Wright
Donna Yacavone

HONORARY MEMBERS
Charlie Bertini
Ann Circio
Col. Arnald Gabriel (US Air Force Ret.)
Margaret Perfetti
Rusty Perkins
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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