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ARTISTIC DEVELOPMENT


ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Steve Marr

Steve began his musical career as a Clarinetist in the U.S. Army Band in 1971. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Michigan State University, a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music and a Masters Degree in Music from Southern Illinois University, where he performed in and conducted a variety of Orchestral and Symphonic ensembles. Mr. Marr has taught and directed for twelve years including serving as Adjunct Professor at both Kaskaskia College and Southwestern Illinois College since 2009. [read more]


Bill McNeiland

Bill McNeiland

Bill has been active in nearly every area of musical life in north Florida.  He has served as president of the Delius Association and the Florida Orchestra Association.  He has been much in demand as clinician and adjudicator at district and state music festivals.  He has conducted youth orchestras and all-state orchestras in Alabama and Florida, and for six years was resident conductor at the Sewanee Summer Music Center in Tennessee. [read more]


Jim Bradner

Geoffrey S. Magnani

Geoff and his wife Cindy moved to Saint Augustine, Florida two years ago, and 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.  [read more]


 

Jacob Market


 

Ernie Crews

 



 

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS


Jim Bradner

PRESIDENT
James N. (Jim) Bradner

Chairman, Grant Writing

During the past 20 years, Jim has served as a board member for three concert bands and has performed with seven concert bands, three orchestras, two jazz bands, two clarinet ensembles, and a woodwind quintet, in central and northeast Florida. Currently, he is active as a musician in the St. Augustine Orchestra, St. Augustine Community Band, and the Old City Clarinets ensemble. [read more]


Beth Joiner

VICE PRESIDENT
Beth Joiner

I graduated from Western Michigan University with a B.S. in Elementary Education. After graduating I moved to Atlanta, Ga where I taught 4th grade, then moved to St. Augustine with my husband Ron in 1989. I developed my love of music at an early age being fortunate to have music instruction in K-12 (violin) and attending music festivals each summer in Bayview, Michigan.

Recently retired as assistant Children's Librarian with St. Johns County Library where I helped develop programs and story times. I have been spending my time in retirement re-learning the violin, playing in the Anastasia Baptist Church orchestra and Irish fiddle with a small group each week. I look forward to helping SAYO grow and provide music opportunities to the youth of St. Johns County!


SECRETARY
Steve Marr

Artistic Director

Steve began his musical career as a Clarinetist in the U.S. Army Band in 1971. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Michigan State University, a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music and a Masters Degree in Music from Southern Illinois University, where he performed in and conducted a variety of Orchestral and Symphonic ensembles. Mr. Marr has taught and directed for twelve years including serving as Adjunct Professor at both Kaskaskia College and Southwestern Illinois College since 2009. [read more]


 

TREASURER
Betsey McCoy

 

ADVISORY BOARD


Phebe Wehr

Phebe has served on a number of corporate Boards in Connecticut and Florida, including a popular Traditional Jazz Festival.  An officer on the SAYO Board of Directors through its founding, Phebe is also active locally with Romanza-St Augustine Inc., the Limelight Theatre, First Coast Opera, and the EMMA Concert Association. [read more]


Cathy Marshall
VIP Solutions Online
Webmaster

Cathy Marshall is the owner of VIP Solutions Online, LLC, a company that develops websites and internet solutions for small business. Until recently Cathy Marshall was a resident of New Jersey, where she had lived for almost three decades and raised her three sons. Cathy was a member of the founding board of directors for SAYO and continues to serve as their webmaster. [read more


Anne Kraft
Communications/Publicity Committee

Anne is a native of St. Augustine, attended Florida State University as a Voice major, and spent 30 years in New York City following her passion for theatre as an actor. After her return to St. Augustine, she co-founded the Limelight Theatre, and currentlyserves as Vice President and Media Coordinator of A Classic Theatre. [read more]  


Mitch Kolesaire
Orchestra Liaison

Mitch Kolesaire is a double bass player and instructor in Ponte Vedra BeachFL. Before moving to the First Coast and joining the Board for the St. Augustine Orchestra, Mitch was a corporate consultant, project manager, and President of Business Development [read more]


Miami Anthony of St. Augustine Youth Orchestra

Miami Anthony

Miami has over fifty years experience as a pianist and key board player. He began playing the piano at the age of sixteen when his grandparents from Sicily bought him a key board. At the age of 60 Miami began taking private lessons with the world-renowned, Natalya Marks. She is associated with and teaches for Carnegie Hall and Steinway located in  New York City. 

Most of his music career has been played out through his business, Dramatics NYC.  Dramatics NYC is an entertainment and beauty business consisting of a chain of hair salons that puts on monthly entertainment productions that raises money and performs for the communities in need in Manhattan.


 

Jane Bell

Jane has an extensive background in copywriting and marketing.  In 1993 her family moved to Florida and settled South Ponte Vedra Beach since moving to Florida.  Jane enjoys reading; traveling; and photography in her spare time, and she is looking forward to continuing to encourage and support the efforts of the St. Augustine Youth Orchestra!


Karen LInz

Karen Linz
Grant Writing Committee

 


Lance Wiggains

Lance Wiggains
Wells Fargo Bank

 Lance is the Store Manager for Wells Fargo on Anastasia Island at Plantation Island Drive.  Lance and his family recently moved here from North Carolina.  Lance sees the benefit of volunteer work in our community.  His branch recently awarded a $1,000 donation to Play It Forward as part of Wells Fargo’s Community Partner’s Program.


Jill Barger, Esq.
Law Offices of Jill S. Barger

 A UF law school graduate and former Underwater Archaeologist, Jill is a sole practitioner of a full service law office where she often counsels folks  who may not otherwise  be able to afford a lawyer .  Married to husband Devon Barger for nearly 40 years, they rescue animals through Pilots n Paws, donating their plane and costs. Their son  is a freshman at Northeastern University, Boston.


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