JOHN LOCHIATTO - PRESIDENT - TUBA/EUPHONIUM - WALTHAM
John was unanimously voted in as President during the band's annual membership meeting of 2018. Having been recruited into the band during an Italian Festival, he is often heard singing opera in the hallways of the Legion post. John's first presidential act was to declare that you could hear a concert pitch C, along with the ocean, if you put your ear up to a cannon.
John also runs a brass repair business making the old shiny and new again. You can contact John here: firstname.lastname@example.org
JOHN P. O'TOOLE - MUSICAL DIRECTOR - BRASS - FRAMINGHAM MA
John conducts the concert band while driving the musical direction of all events and performances. He is a collector of all things musical and for parades, plays one of his twenty four different brass instruments. John attended Boston University as a Music major and at last count, performs in eight other groups. When not blowing one of his own horns, he is sure to offer you a backup instrument out of his car.
You can contact John here: email@example.com
SHELLEY DROWNS - SPECIAL AGENT - FLUTE - WALTHAM
Shelley is our home town gal and former President of the band. While in that role, she learned to be politically correct while pushing the band out of it's comfort zone and into performances with belly dancers and steam-punkers. Shelly is learning to play the concertina so she can become a gypsy.
BOB RICK - ASSISTANT CONDUCTOR - TRUMPET - ROCKPORT MA
Bob collaborates with John to set the musical direction for the band. He is the 2nd opinion on all things musical and also plays in a brass quintet. Bob was previously the band treasurer, bringing stability to our finances and keeping us in the black. Bob has recently become a grandfather and is enjoying many new additions to his home in Rockport.
JUDY MANNING - CLERK - FLUTE - NEW HAMPSHIRE
Judy keeps the band in step coordinating a broad spectrum of responsibilities including performances and logistics right down to snacks on the bus. She has a BA from Trinity College and a Masters from Boston University. Flute players are flautists in the past tense and Judy has performed as one at Symphony Hall with the Nashua Flute Choir as well as in France and Monaco with the Middlesex Concert Band. As a teacher, Judy handles the reality checks and keeps us laughing all the time - or puts us in time out.
KATHY T - DRUM MAJOR - FLUTE - BATON AS WEAPON
Kathy is the most recent recruit for leading the marching band. She stood still while the other volunteers stepped backwards in the lineup. Kathy's day job is doing good for the world but don't mess with her when it comes to owing money to the band. She will hunt you down and put you away.
ITALO DEMASI - TREASURER - CLARINET/SAX/ACCORDIANAs the man controlling the money, we all are very nice to Italo. Skilled with a scissors and a snip, Italo is passing on his trade as a Barber while expanding his family business. When not playing the reeds, he entertains with the fisarmonica, known as the Squeezbox here in the states. You can see more of Italo's activities right here on his Facebook page.
BARRY O'TOOLE - SPONSORSHIP - SAXOPHONE - DEDHAM MA
Barry came in to the band through the sibling and family recruitment program. In addition to being a great musician, Barry gets things for free and will be heading our get-things-for-free program. If you want to donate something to the band, you can contact Barry here: firstname.lastname@example.org
DAVE EVANS BROWN - BARTENDER - BARITONE SAX - MA
EVERETT ERWIN - LIBRARIAN - CLARINET - WALTHAM MA
Everett has a tough act to follow in keeping our charts in order but he can reach all of the top shelves. In addition to clarinet, he stands in on bass drum and acts as historian for parades and events. Everett is a scientific type and when not splitting atoms in his basement, he goes camping with his son.