Musical Directors Timeline

All of the bandleaders have brought with them a wealth of mixed musical experiences and contributed to growth of the ensemble. A timeline follows:

1992 – The founding co-directors were Jay Burchak, who still plays trumpet with the group,  and Fev Pratt (deceased).

2009 – Jack Mahoney replaced Mr. Pratt in the co-director’s spot with Mr. Burchak.

2014 – Dr. Roger Nickerson was chosen to succeed Mr. Mahoney upon his retirement.

2016 –  Mr. Burchak retired from directing. The band was under the sole leadership of Dr. Nickerson until his retirement in June 2017.

2017 – The band welcomed Glenn Taylor as its new Musical Director and Eben Fernando Heldreth as its Assistant Musical Director.

2018 – With Mr. Heldreth’s move to a new job, Curt Cassingham moved into the Assistant Musical Director role.