Founded in 1976 as the Hammonton Bicentennial Band, the Tri-County Symphonic Band was based at Camden County College, Blackwood Campus as the Ensemble-in-Residence between 1986 and 2022.
The band, which is mostly comprised of residents of the Burlington/Camden/Gloucester County area, attracts the highest caliber of community and semi-professional musicians. The members proudly come together creating an ensemble of unique versatility that entertains audiences throughout South Jersey.
The band currently rehearses Wednesday nights from 7:30 to 9:30pm at Camden County Technical School on Berlin-Cross Keys Rd. in Sicklerville.
The Tri-County Symphonic Band is a non-profit corporation and a community organization which warmly welcomes musicians who would like to join the group. To contact us about joining or to schedule an event email firstname.lastname@example.org
President - Craig Yarger
Vice-President - Steve Frielink
Treasurer - Jonathan Solomons
Secretary - Debbie Markowitz
Conductor - Dr. Ronald Willoughby
Assistant Conductor - Joe Forziati
Personnel Manager - Jacqui Pastore
Stage Manager - Bill Hirst
Librarian - Cass Buch
Assistant Librarian - Bob Cicero
Fall Concert - November 19th, 3pm Trinity Presbyterian Church, 499 Marlton Pike East, Cherry Hill NJ 08034
Sunday, December 10th, 7pm - Holiday Concert, St. Teresa of Calcutta Parish, St. John Church, 809 Park Ave., Collingswood, NJ
Current Openings available for all instruments
Dr. Ronald Willoughby brings a lifetime of musical experience to the podium. He was born in Pittsburgh and is a graduate of the award-winning Mount Lebanon public school district music program. He played clarinet in the orchestra, and studied conducting under the tutelage of director Arthur Yagello. Ronald continued his academic studies at Allegheny College, where he played principal clarinet in the Allegheny Civic Symphony and college wind ensembles. Dr. Willoughby is a practicing family physician, a graduate of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He joined the Tri-County Symphonic Band in 1987, became assistant conductor in 1991, and has been conductor since 1994.
He resides in Medford with his wife, Dipal. son, Ian and daughter, Brielle.
Joseph Forziati was born in Philadelphia, and attended Combs College of Music in Germantown, Pa. before transferring to Glassboro State College (now Rowan University) where he graduated in 1977 with a Bachelor's degree in Music Education. A former student of Michael Guerra, Joe served as a member of the US Army Reserve from 1972 to 1978 where he played saxophone with the 282nd and 307th Army Bands. He joined the Tri-County Symphonic Band along with his wife Patty, a clarinetist, in 1989 and became Assistant Conductor in 1995. Joe is also a member of the Pennsport String Band and is a retired instrumental music teacher from the Cherry Hill Public Schools.
Joe currently resides in Haddon Township N.J.
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