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Artistic Development
Bill McNeiland

William McNeiland was born and raised in Texas.  He began playing tuba and string bass in junior high school and during his high school years began playing double bass with the Amarillo Symphony.  He earned the Bachelor and Masters degrees in music education from the University of Illinois, and taught band and orchestra in elementary and secondary schools in Texas and Illinois.

 In 1969 Mr. McNeiland joined the music faculty at Jacksonville University.  The following year he served as Resident Conductor of the Jacksonville Symphony during its rebuilding year.  Then he became Principal Bass and Assistant Conductor and continued in those positions for over twenty-five years. 

Phebe has owned or managed multiple retail businesses as well as a large wholesale distributorship. In recent years, she has served on a number of corporate Boards in Connecticut and Florida, including a popular Traditional Jazz Festival. 

A St. Augustine resident, Phebe gives countless hours to Romanza-St Augustine Inc., the Limelight Theatre, First Coast Opera, and the EMMA Concert Association.

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New Rehearsal Space

Beginning January SAYO will be rehearsing at the Convenant Presbybterian Church
1965 FL-16, St. Augustine, FL 32084


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