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DAIB&C band rehearsal
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DAIB&C chorus rehearsal

2023 Band Director: Skyler Roswell

Skyler teaches 6-12 instrumental music in the Groton Central School District in Groton, NY. In addition to leading the instrumental ensembles, she also directs a jazz chamber ensemble, pep band and has served as the musical director for the annual musical production. Prior to returning to her home state of New York, she taught elementary instrumental and general music in Connecticut.
Ms. Roswell holds a Master’s degree in Music Education from Ithaca College (2015) and a Bachelor’s degree in Trombone Performance and Music Education with a concentration in Special Education from SUNY Potsdam (2009). She has studied privately with Hal Reynolds, Mark Hartman, and Fred “Moe” Snyder, and has performed in master classes with Joe Alessi, Charlie Vernon, Scott Hartman, Michael Davis, and Mark Lawrence. She currently resides in Ithaca, NY, and plays first trombone in the Ithaca Community Band.

She has a passion for teaching music and making music accessible to all.

Bio from and

DAIB&C band concert 2018
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DAIB&C chorus concert 2018

2023 Chorus Director: Scott Miller 


Scott is a native of Ithaca and lives in Dryden with his wife and daughters. He is a graduate of Ithaca College School of Music with degrees in both Instrumental and Vocal Music Education.

He is a retired music educator, having taught as an itinerant for O-C-M BOCES primarily in Truxton, DeRuyter, McGraw, LaFayette and Virgil. Scott has been Music Director for the First Presbyterian Church of Dryden for 35 years. Past projects have included musical direction for The Mikado, Man of La Mancha, Trial by Jury, The Sorcerer, Annie, Alice in Wonderland and Bye Bye Birdie. He volunteers some of his time to run the sound crew for the musical productions at Dryden Middle and High Schools.

He currently sings with the Cayuga Vocal Ensemble. His picture is from a performance in 2014.

Chorus Accompanist: Dolores Brooks 
Dolores Brooks is retired from Marathon Schools following an over thirty year career teaching English and acting as musical director of the theater program. She enjoys playing the piano now for fun and as the musician of the Presbyterian Church in Marathon. Dolores and her husband Rick (a retired Marathon history teacher) enjoy taking trips to visit their two grown children in NYC and Boston and planning vacations to Disney World as often as they can.

DAIB&C concert 2018 Jen & Dolores

Board of Directors

The ensembles and staff are managed by a board of volunteers who meet monthly throughout the year to ensure summer music-making. New volunteers are always welcome!

The board officers for 2023 are as follows:

President: Suzanne Scheuring

Vice President: David Cutter
Treasurer: Cathy Whalen

Secretary: Corey Earle

Future Board Meetings:  2nd Tuesday of most months

Tues. Oct. 10, 2023 at 7:15pm (in person)

Tues. Nov. 14, 2023 at 7pm (virtual)

Tues. Jan. 9, 2024 at 7pm (virtual)

later 2024 meetings are TBA

for more information about joining our board meetings, please email us at 

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