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.  

FluteFrench Horn
 Sandy Cirilli
 Nick Cirilli
 Danielle Guarracino Jean Davis
 Steve Kaplan Lena Maria Haas
 Jennifer Kent BJ Schaertel
 Marci Oslick
 Francesca PellegrinoTrumpet  
 Lori Rahn Randolph Barbiero
 Betsy Sell John Belansky
 Annette Sheldon Jerry Berke
 Meredith Towardowski Dan Crawford
  Jennifer Cycak
  Peter Goble
Oboe Mike Grothman
 Rachel Dawidowicz Dick Hague
 Dennis Mancl Terry Kovalchick

 Harry Solomon
Clarinet Scott Stevens  
 Alyssa Bruce Elliot Topper
 Brigitta Cagan 
 Anthony Chianese
 Lisa Fritzinger
 Bernard Ghee
 Jeff Kirschenbaum Trombone   
 Russ Labe Thomas Barile, Jr  
 Charles Nalbone Tobias Barnowski
 Bernie Newman Bob Busch
 Lisa Ragucci Terry Chesnovitz
 Malcolm Davis
Bass Clarinet Tom Hagaman
 Paula Brogle Scott Umlouf
 Patricia Hutt  


 Baritone Horn  
Alto Saxophone Nick Angiulo
 Karen Blumenthal
 Kristine Floren Tuba
 Gene Kovalchick Rich Grant
 Mario Lenci David Krahl
 Martin Timins John Roeder

 James Yeh  
Tenor Saxophone
 Gene Brody Percussion
 Robert Smith Bill Benner

 Mike Davis
Baritone Saxophone Daniel Hutt  
  Don Lebentritt Pam Sharples