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2024 Band Director: Mark Baxendell

A long-time participant in the Dryden Area Intergenerational Summer Band, Mark is a retired second grade teacher in the Trumansburg School District and a prolific trumpet performer around the county. He directs the Crown City Brass Quintet and plays in the Cortland Old Timers Band.

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2024 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.

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.

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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 current board officers are:

President: David Cutter

Vice President: Corey Earle
Treasurer: Cathy Whalen

Secretary: Lorena Bobnick


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

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