Here are some of the people who made The Sharon Bands what they are today…

Steve Bell

Steve Bell retired from the Rockland Public School system in June 2007 after 33 years of teaching instrumental music to students in grades 5-12. During those years he conducted concert bands, jazz ensembles, and marching bands and served as the Director of Music. 

Mr. Bell has served as a jazz band and concert band adjudicator for six years with Heritage Music Festivals at their Boston and New York locations.

Mr. Bell studied conducting under John Paynter, Frank Battisti, and Malcolm Rowell. He did his graduate work at Boston University and received his undergraduate degree from Eastern Nazarene College, where he served as the Instrumental Music Director, conducting the Symphonic Winds and Jazz Ensemble.

David Kaminski

David is a graduate of Northeastern University and holds a Master of Music degree from the University of New Mexico, where he developed and directed the UNM community band. He is an active saxophonist, playing with local ensembles, and also teaches privately.

Gordon Hallberg

Gordon brought to his conducting an extensive background as a performing musician. As trombonist, Mr. Hallberg was a member of “The President’s Own” U.S. Marine Band, The Florida Symphony, the Atlantic Symphony (Canada), and the Boston Symphony Orchestra. As a freelance player, he has played with groups as varied as the Chicago Symphony, Mantovani, Neil Diamond, Johnny Mathis, and many “pick-up” jazz bands.

After college studies with James Dixon and Paul Olefsky, Hallberg’s experience as a conductor includes appearances with the San Antonio Symphony, and a three year appointment as music director of the San Antonio Brass-an 18-piece professional Brass/Percussion ensemble. He has served as Orchestra Director at Washington State University, Assistant Conductor of the Washington-Idaho Symphony and has directed brass groups at Boston University and MIT.

Richard Reynolds

Richard, a former conducting student of Aaron Copland and Leonard Bernstein, has an extensive background in both classical and jazz music. Besides conducting, Rich has performed as trumpeter with many professional ensembles, including Boston Pops, the Chicago Civic Orchestra, the National Symphony, and the Lawrence Welk Orchestra. A noted lecturer and educator he has also made recordings for A & M, Non Such, and London Records. Rich attended Hartt College of Music at the University of Hartford, and Syracuse University. Rich served as conductor of the Sharon Community Concert Band and it’s sister ensemble, the Roy Scott Big Band for over eight years and was Assistant Conductor for both bands between 2010 and 2013.

Mark Wolbarst

Mark was a member of the Sharon Community Band since it’s inception in 1988. He has served as Conductor, President, and Board member of the Sharon Community Band during several seasons. He graduated from the Boston Conservatory of Music in 1971 and has taken graduate courses from Boston University and S.U.N.Y. Chautauqua. Mark was the Music director at Hanover High School for six years. While in Hanover, he directed Fiddler on the Roof, You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown, Jesus Christ Superstar, and The Wizard of Oz.

Marc Theriault

Marc was originally from Halifax, Nova Scotia, and lived most of his life in Norwood. There he received numerous awards in recognition both as an individual player and as a member of the many ensembles with which he played. A graduate of Berklee College of Music, Marc’s career has found him in many varied fields over the years, but always coming back to his musical roots along the way.

Jacqueline Goudey

Jacqueline was a graduate of the Manhattan School of Music where she received a Bachelor of Music degree. She came to the Boston area after 20 years as flutist and principal piccolo with the New Orleans Symphony Orchestra. She has performed through out Europe, South America, Mexico and the continental United States with the Symphony and in solo recitals, including eight performances at New York City’s Carnegie Hall. More than 45 years of teaching has encompassed bright-eyed beginners, intermediates intent on improvement, clinics and master classes, under the sponsorship of the Wm. S. Haynes Flute Co., for veteran performers consisting of college students and professionals. During the summer hiatus with the Symphony, she taught at and performed with The Santa Fe Opera, The Aspen Music Festival and the Eastern Music Festival. Also, along with proficiency as a flute teacher, Ms. Goudey has taught general music appreciation at the elementary level through the Montessori school system. Though born and reared in the New York Metropolitan area, New England is where she spent many childhood summers and where much of her family now live. In 1988 she had the opportunity to settle down in Massachusetts with her husband, Barry Megquier and daughter, Leanna Pink.

Over these years, Ms Goudey has developed an active flute studio out of her home with countless students throughout the area, many of whom have performed at the District, All-State and All-Eastern levels and who have pursued professional musical careers throughout the country.

Roy Scott – Founder

Roy was the founder and first conductor of the Sharon Community Band in 1988. Following a distinguished career as a professional jazz pianist and band leader, Roy moved to Sharon in 1984 and committed himself to promoting the arts in our schools and community. He became active in producing and hosting programs for Sharon Community Television and he volunteered his musical talents as a teacher and musical director in the Sharon Public Schools. He directed many of the high school’s musical productions and he was so loved by his students that they eagerly join the Sharon Community Band.

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