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Geoffrey S. Magnani

Geoffrey Magnani received his Bachelor’s degree in Music Education and Performance from the Crane School of Music, Potsdam, New York.  He completed his graduate degree in Music Education at Ithaca College.  Mr. Magnani taught instrumental music in New York State and retired after 34 years.  Under Mr. Magnani, his bands have scored Level VI Gold and Gold with distinction medals in NYSSMA majors along with competition performances/tours at the Dixie Classics in Virginia, Ohio and Washington D.C. 

Mr. Magnani has studied and performed under Chuck Mangione, Roy Burns, Michael Tillson Thomas, James Petercsak, Anthony Maiello and Elliot Del Borgo.  Geoff and his wife Cindy moved to Saint Augustine, Florida  2 years ago.  He started the Saint Augustine Community Band in September of 2015.  He is an active member of Music Educator's National Conference and has served as the New York State School Music Association's All-State Band Chairman and continues to serve as an All-State Percussion and band, jazz ensemble and orchestra adjudicator in New York.  He is now a member of the Florida Band Masters Association and judge for bands, jazz ensembles and solos. 

Over the years, Mr. Magnani has been involved as guest percussion clinician/guest conductor for All-County, City and All-State festivals in New York State.  He looks forward to promoting the fine music and arts performance opportunities in the state of Florida.

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