Who We Are


The Band provides a unique opportunity for musicians of all ages to develop instrumental skills through the preparation and performance of symphonic band compositions reflecting a wide range of musical periods and styles.  Through focused weekly rehearsals at the college, the members of the band are challenged to improve their individual technique and apply their group performance skills in the recreation of high quality musical compositions.

The Mercer County Symphonic Band is funded in part by the Mercer County Cultural and Heritage Commission through a grant from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.

With sixty participating musicians spanning six decades in age, the band has a diverse range of experience on and off the stage.  The members are listed below.  

 Flute French Horn
 Sandy Cirilli
 Nick Cirilli
 Amy Doyle BJ Schaertel
 Preshita Gadkari 
 Danielle Guarracino 
 Jessica Julius
 Marta Kaufmann  Trumpet  
 Karen Labe Randolph Barbiero
 Marci Oslick Joseph Battito
 Betsy Sell John Belansky
 Annette Sheldon Jerry Berke
 Gary Suabedissen Jennifer Cycak
 Meredith Towardowski Bill Eccles

 Mike Grothman
Oboe Dick Hague
 Dennis Mancl Terry Kovalchick

 Richard Levey

 Tony Pappalardo
Clarinet Harry Solomon
 Brigitta Cagan  Scott Stevens  
 Anthony Chianese Elliot Topper
 Bernard Ghee
 Jeff Kirschenbaum
 Russ Labe Trombone   
 Charles Nalbone Thomas Barile, Jr  
 Bernie Newman Tobias Barnowski
 Tony Travaglione  Bob Busch
  Terry Chesnovitz
  Tom Hagaman

 Dave Halter
Bass Clarinet Scott Umlouf
 Patricia Hutt  


Bassoon Baritone Horn   
 Ray Krause Nick Angiulo

 Ron Gadway
Alto Saxophone Brad Gomez
 Karen Blumenthal
 Kristine Floren Tuba
 Gene Kovalchick Rich Grant
 Mario Lenci Dick Morgan
 Martin Timins John Roeder

 James Yeh  
Tenor Saxophone
 Gene Brody Percussion
 Robert Smith Mike Davis

 Daniel Hutt  
Baritone Saxophone Mark Jurcisin
  Don Lebentritt Pam Sharples