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Dave Cole
Director of The Big Band Sound (1991 - Present)
Instruments: Alto Saxophone, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet
Member Since: 1983
Vocations: Bandmaster of the Southern Dutchess Concert Band, Concertmaster of Vassar College and Community Wind Ensemble
Email address: dave@thebigbandsound.com

Roger D'Aquino
Associate Director of The Big Band Sound
Instruments: Tenor Saxophone, Clarinet, Flute
Member Since: 1993

Nick Sowul
Instruments: Alto Saxophone, Clarinet, Flute
Member Since: 2009 

Don Twitchell
Instruments: Tenor Saxophone, Clarinet
Member Since: 1998
Vocation: Sax player for The Dukes And Dutchess 

Mark Laman
Instruments: Baritone Saxophone
Member Since: 1989

Mark Chitjian
Instruments: Baritone Saxophone, Clarinet
Member Since: 2004

Debbie Contini                                                                    
Instruments: Saxophone, Clarinet
Member Since: 2016                                                  

Jim Mulder
Financial Director of The Big Band Sound

Instruments: Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Member Since: 1983


John Barath
Instruments: Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Piano
Member Since: 2004
Vocation: Director of the Woodstock Brass Quintet

Adam Collura
Instruments: Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Member Since: 2012

Mark D'Amico
Instruments: Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Member Since: 2002


Herb Volberg
Instrument: Trombone
Member Since: 1993                                                   
 

Dave Baxter
Instrument: Trombone
Member Since: 2001
Hometown: Washingtonville, New York
Vocation: President of the Northern Dutchess Symphony Orchestra

Mike Roe
Instrument: Trombone
Member Since: 2016


Clay Hughes
Instrument: Bass Trombone
Member Since: 1995
Vocations: Instrument Repair Technician

Ange Rapa
Director Emeritus of The Big Band Sound (1981-1985)
Instrument: Guitar
Member Since: 1975

Mark Pozza
Instrument: Drums
Member Since: 1985

Dan Kalbfus      
Instrument: Piano                                                        
Member Since: 2010
Vocations: Private Piano Teacher and Accompianist, Pianist for  The Chain Gang

Jim Meade
Instrument: Bass                                                   
Member Since: 2011

Leslie Bellini
Vocalist
Member Since: 1991

Scott Wenzel
Vocalist, Master of Ceremonies, Saxophone, Clarinet
Member Since: 2001
Vocations: Grammy-nominated Producer for Mosaic Records

Trish Agar
Vocalist
Member Since: 2002
Vocations: Member of Kairos: A Consort of Singers and the Kartuli Ensemble

 

OTHER ARTISTS WHO APPEAR WITH THE BIG BAND SOUND

Melinda Aaron 
Instruments: Saxophone, Clarinet, Vocals

Doug Abramson
Instrument: Bass

Gary Banks
Instruments: Trumpet, Flugelhorn

Colin Baxter
Instrument: Trumpet

Jim Briggs
Instruments: Saxophone, Clarinet

Marie Cole
Instrument: Clarinet

Paul Coleman
Vocalist, Master of Ceremonies

Don Cooksey
Instrument: Bass

Joe Daily
Master of Ceremonies
Vocation: Host of Joe Daily In The Morning on 92.1 LiteFm

Paul Davis
Instruments: Piano, Trumpet

Ken Dorn
Instrument: Trombone

Joan Freeman
Instrument: Alto Saxophone

Howard Goodrich
Instruments: Trumpet, Flugelhorn

Thomas Gorman
Instrument: Trombone

Curt Grosskopf
Instrument: Trumpet

Rob Helsel
Instrument: Guitar

Stacy Kalbfus
Instruments: Trombone, Bass

Dave Kerzner
Instrument: Guitar

Steve Kessler
Staff Arranger for The Big Band Sound
Instruments: Piano, Trombone
Vocations: Composer/Arranger at Walrus Music

John Lawrence
Instrument: Piano

Myra Lutomski
Instrument: Trumpet

Elaine Miller
Instrument: Piano/Vibraphone

Sam Newsome
Instrument: Trombone

Dave Pratt
Instrument: Trumpet

Chris Propfe
Vocalist

Jenn Propfe
Vocalist

Steve Turowski
Instrument: Drums

John Tutino
Instruments: Saxophone, Clarinet

Walt Von Dehsen
Instrument: Trumpet

Jeff Wurster
Instrument: Bass

 

ALUMNI OF THE BIG BAND SOUND

Bill Ashby
Instrument: Piano
Member: 1998-1999

Kathy Barkey
Instrument: Trombone
Member: 1993-1997

Eric Clark
Instrument: Drums
Member: 2001-2003

Alan Engelberg
Instrument: Trombone
Member: 2000-2016

Andy Harp
Instruments: Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Member: 1999-2004

George Hanson
Instruments: Alto Saxophone, Clarinet
Member: 1988-2009

Steve Hubbert
Instrument: Trombone
Member: 1993-2001

Stu Krams
Instrument: Bass
Member: 1994-2000

Tom Lombardi
Instrument: Guitar
Member: 1989-1993

Thom Piliouras
Instrument: Piano
Member: 1998-2004

Geoff Miller
Instrument: Trombone
Member: 1992-1999

Ted Roberts
Instrument: Bass
Member: 1987-1992

Tom Scanlan
Director Emeritus of The Big Band Sound (1986-1990)
Instruments: Alto Saxophone
Member: 1984-1993

Erik Tkal
Instrument: Trombone
Member: 1986-1992

 

IN MEMORIUM

Mike Amarello
Vocalist
Member: 1987-2003

Fred Belec
Instruments: Piano, Trumpet
Member: 1995-2000

Tom Cavallaro
Instrument: Trumpet
Member: 1995-1998

Yvan Cormier
Founder of The Big Band Sound
Director Emeritus of The Big Band Sound (1975-1980)

Instrument: Trumpet
Member: 1975-1980

Cy Dodge
Instrument: Trombone
Member: 1988-1993

Bob Gaddy
Instrument: Drums
Member: 1983-1985

Al Gioielli
Instrument: Piano
Member: 1975-1995

Otis Greene
Instrument: Tenor Saxophone
Member: 1991-2009

Charlie Henry
Instrument: Trombone
Member: 1975-1994

Jim LaDue
Instruments: Tenor Sax, Clarinet
Member: 1980-1997
 

Malvina Mattiello Luber
Vocalist
Member: 1982-1985

Dick Menaul
Instrument: Trumpet
Member: 1989-1995

Fred Novak
Instrument: Trumpet
Member: 1998-2002

Don Pessia
Instrument: Trombone
Member: 1996-2000