The Sharon Concert Band and the Roy Scott Big Band are led by Steve Bell as Music Director and Conductor, and Vincent Macrina as Assistant Conductor.
Now in his eighth year with the Sharon Bands, Steve Bell retired from the Rockland Public School system in June 2007 after 33 years of teaching instrumental music to students in grades 5-12. During those years he conducted concert bands, jazz ensembles, and marching bands and served as the Director of Music.
Mr. Bell, a member of MMEA, has been actively involved in the All State, Southeast District, and SEMSBA (Executive Board member for 27 years) music festivals, serving as an adjudicator, band manager, auditions board chairman, Secretary (7 years), and Treasurer (20 years), and conducting the junior and senior festival bands many times.
Mr. Bell studied conducting under John Paynter, Frank Battisti, and Malcolm Rowell. He did his graduate work at Boston University and received his undergraduate degree from Eastern Nazarene College, where he is now in his 13th year as the Instrumental Music Director, conducting the Symphonic Winds and Jazz Ensemble.
Mr. Bell and his wife, Susan, travel extensively and are active in the Austin Healey Club of America. For the past 30 years they have lived in Middleborough, where Mr. Bell maintains an active schedule as a private woodwinds teacher and public school band program consultant/clinician.
Mr. Vincent Macrina, Assistant Conductor for the Sharon Bands, began his musical career in the Brockton community. Born in the small town of Gasperina in Italy, Mr. Macrina came to this country in 1958 at the age of ten. He finished elementary and secondary schools graduating from Brockton High in 1966. He is a graduate of the Boston Conservatory of Music, with a bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Music Education.
In 1971, after completing his student teaching responsibilities, he was asked to join the music staff as an elementary instrumental teacher. In 1982 he became band director at the Brockton High School and later director of music for the entire district.
As Director of Music for the Brockton Public Schools, the performing groups under his direction including the Advanced Concert Band, Marching Band, Wind Ensemble and Jazz Ensemble have consistently won silver and gold medals in local, state and international competitions. Performances by the Brockton Public Schools Jazz Ensemble, Marching Band and Wind Ensemble include the Massachusetts All-State Music Conferences, Stars at Symphony Hall presented by MICCA, the International Kiwanis Convention, the Montreux Jazz Festival, Switzerland; invitation and European Tours with the Jazz Tours of America; the International Jazz Convention, Boston, MA; Governor Deval Patrick's Inauguration and appearances with Stan Kenton, Maynard Ferguson, Dick Johnson, Count Basie, Chris Vadala, Gary Burton and Mike Vax.
Mr. Macrina has served as adjudicator and trumpet clinician throughout the state. He has performed with the South Shore Concert Band, the Cosmo Legion Band and the South Shore Music Circus. Presently he is a member of the United Brass Quintet, the Roy Scott Big Band and a freelance performer throughout the State. He has served as orchestra conductor for the Brockton Community Theater, Brockton High School Musical Productions, Cardinal Spellman High School, Bridgewater State College and guest conductor for the Lions AllState Jazz Band; the All Cape Concert Band, Southeastern District Junior High Concert Band and the Brockton Symphony Holiday Pops Concerts. Mr. Macrina was chosen to present a special Tribute Concert honoring Kenneth Feinberg, Special Master of the 9111 Victims Compensation Fund with Hillary Rodman Clinton as guest speaker. In 2007 he was selected by the Massachusetts Instrumental and Choral Conductors Association to be the recipient of the Paul Smith Hall of Fame Award. Also, in 2006 he was presented with the Historic Citizen Hall of Fame Award by the Brockton Historical Society.
Past Music Directors
David is a graduate of Northeastern University and holds a Master of Music degree from the University of New Mexico, where he developed and directed the UNM community band. He is presently the band director at Georgetown Middle High School in Georgetown, Massachusetts, where he leads middle-and high school-level concert bands, jazz bands, and the high school marching band. He is an active saxophonist, playing with local ensembles, and also teaches privately. Mr. Kaminski, his wife Lynn, and daughter Shira, live in Westwood.
Gordon brought to his conducting an extensive background as a performing musician. As trombonist, Mr. Hallberg has been a member of "The President's Own" U.S. Marine Band, The Florida Symphony, the Atlantic Symphony (Canada), and the Boston Symphony Orchestra. As a freelance player, he has played with groups as varied as the Chicago Symphony, Mantovani, Neil Diamond, Johnny Mathis, and many "pick-up" jazz bands.
After college studies with James Dixon and Paul Olefsky, Hallberg's experience as a conductor includes appearances with the San Antonio Symphony, and a three year appointment as music director of the San Antonio Brass-an 18-piece professional Brass/Percussion ensemble. He has served as Orchestra Director at Washington State University, Assistant Conductor of the Washington-Idaho Symphony and has directed brass groups at Boston University and MIT.
Richard, a former conducting student of Aaron Copland and Leonard Bernstein, has an extensive background in both classical and jazz music. Besides conducting, Rich has performed as trumpeter with many professional ensembles, including Boston Pops, the Chicago Civic Orchestra, the National Symphony, and the Lawrence Welk Orchestra. A noted lecturer and educator he has also made recordings for A & M, Non Such, and London Records. Rich attended Hartt College of Music at the University of Hartford, and Syracuse University. Rich served as conductor of the Sharon Community Concert Band and it’s sister ensemble, the Roy Scott Big Band for over eight years. He most recently served as Assistant Conductor for both bands between 2010 and 2013.
Mark has been a member of the Sharon Community Band since it's inception in 1988. He has served as Conductor, President, and Board member of the Sharon Community Band during several seasons. He graduated from the Boston Conservatory of Music in 1971 and has taken graduate courses from Boston University and S.U.N.Y. Chautauqua. Mark was the Music director at Hanover High School for six years. While in Hanover, he directed Fiddler on the Roof, You're a Good Man Charlie Brown, Jesus Christ Superstar, and The Wizard of Oz.
Marc was originally from Halifax, Nova Scotia, and has lived most of his life in Norwood. There he received numerous awards in recognition both as an individual player and as a member of the many ensembles with which he played. A graduate of Berklee College of Music, Marc's career has found him in many varied fields over the years, but always coming back to his musical roots along the way. A Sharon resident for the last four years, he is also very involved in the teaching and music ministries at Evangelical Baptist Church.
Jacqueline holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the Manhattan School of Music. She comes to the Boston area after 20 years as flutist and principal piccolo with the New Orleans Symphony Orchestra. She has performed through out Europe, South America, Mexico and the continental United States with the Symphony and in solo recitals, including eight performances at New York City's Carnegie Hall. More than 45 years of teaching has encompassed bright-eyed beginners, intermediates intent on improvement, clinics and master classes, under the sponsorship of the Wm. S. Haynes Flute Co., for veteran performers consisting of college students and professionals. During the summer hiatus with the Symphony, she taught at and performed with The Santa Fe Opera, The Aspen Music Festival and the Eastern Music Festival. Also, along with proficiency as a flute teacher, Ms. Goudey has taught general music appreciation at the elementary level through the Montessori school system. Though born and reared in the New York Metropolitan area, New England is where she spent many childhood summers and where much of her family now live. In 1988 she had the opportunity to settle down in Massachusetts with her husband, Barry Megquier and daughter, Leanna Pink.
Over these years, Ms Goudey has developed an active flute studio out of her home with countless students throughout the area, many of whom have performed at the District, All-State and All-Eastern levels and who have pursued professional musical careers throughout the country.
Roy was the founder and first conductor of the Sharon Community Band in 1988. Following a distinguished career as a professional jazz pianist and band leader, Roy moved to Sharon in 1984 and committed himself to promoting the arts in our schools and community. He became active in producing and hosting programs for Sharon Community Television and he volunteered his musical talents as a teacher and musical director in the Sharon Public Schools. He directed many of the high school's musical productions and he was so loved by his students that they eagerly join the Sharon Community Band.