Band Director: Robert "Robbie" Oldroyd
Robert Oldroyd is a native of Troy, Pennsylvania. He graduated from the Ithaca College School of Music, summa cum laude, with a degree in Music Education and Horn Performance. For five years, Mr. Oldroyd was the high school band director of the Dryden Central School District.
He currently serves as the secondary band director of the International School of Dongguan, China, teaching courses in band and International Baccalaureate Music.
From 2008 to 2014, Mr. Oldroyd acted as the founding conductor of the Troy Town Band and its ensembles. He now serves as the Committee Chairman and Conductor of the Endless Mountain Choral Society. Mr. Oldroyd performs frequently with professional bands and orchestras in Pennsylvania and Central New York and at music festivals all over the United States. Mr. Oldroyd currently serves as the organist and choir director of the First Presbyterian Church of Troy, PA.
Chorus Director: Robert Manners
Robert Manners is currently a graduate assistant in choral conducting at Binghamton University, where he studies with Dr. William Culverhouse. Robert received his undergraduate degree from Nazareth College of Rochester. He also earned a masters degree in music composition from Florida State University where he first studied choral conducting with Dr. Andre Thomas. Before coming to Binghamton, he worked as director of music and liturgy for Marianne Cope Roman Catholic Parish, in Henrietta, New York. In his time at Binghamton, Robert has worked with all three principal choirs and has founded Resonant Voices, TTBB ensemble, which highlights works by Female and other underrepresented composers. As an avid performer, Robert also sings with many choirs and performs around upstate New York. Most recently he sang with Southern Tier Singers Collective in the world premiere of Dr. Zanaida Robles' Mass in E minor. He also performed as the soloist for Mawlyya by Shireen Abu-Khader and as Monostatos in The Magic Flute by W.A. Mozart with Binghamton University choruses and opera.
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.
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 2021-2022 are as follows:
President: Suzanne Scheuring
Vice President: David Cutter
Treasurer: Cathy Whalen
Secretary: Corey Earle