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Meet the Band

Music Director - Judy Manning
Vocalists - Peg DiGrazia, Jean Nigro
Alto Saxophones - Jean Nigro, Pam Ross
Tenor Saxophone - Carol Lucyniak, Sandra Bower
Baritone Saxophone - Annette Turcotte
Clarinet - Jean Nigro
Trumpets - Margie McGagh, Kathleen O'Toole, Joy Oakes, Diane Connor
Trombones - Lisa Mula, Chris Reif, Rosemary Sears, Janeen Killian, Marie Machacek
Percussion - Wendy Baisley
Bass - Elizabeth Suchy
Piano - Peg DiGrazia

Our Director
Judy Manning graduated from Trinity College in Washington, D.C. with a B.A. in Music and received her Masters in Music Education from Boston University. For the past 21 years, Ms. Manning has worked on the North shore teaching music in West Newbury, Ma. She also is the founder and director of "Judy's Music School" in New Hampshire..

As a flautist, Ms. Manning has performed at Symphony Hall with the Nashua Flute Choir, in France and Monaco with the Middlesex Concert Band, in Hawaii with the American Legion Band, and in New York City and Atlanta at the National Flute Conventions. Ms. Manning resides in East Kingston, New Hampshire with her husband Peter and her son, Michael.

Lisa Mula - Trombone
Lisa has been playing a low brass instrument since she was 10 yrs. old. Her master instrument is the Euphonium. She has been playing the Trombone since high school. She has a Bachelor of Science degree from Northeastern University and a Masters Degree in Public Administration from Suffolk University Frank Sawyers School of Management and a Master of Science degree from Suffolk University College of Arts and Sciences.

Lisa is a retired State trooper from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and has been enjoying making music since her retirement. She was the State police bugler for 20 yrs. playing most of the funerals and memorial ceremonies both in and outside Masachusetts. Now Lisa just likes to have fun with music.

Heather Roscoe - Baritone Saxophone
Heather was raised in a musical household in East Bridgewater, MA. Her mother played the piano and sang in a church choir, and her sisters each played an instrument and sang in the school choir. As a child, she would spend hours at her mother's piano playing melodies by ear and attending the various performances of her sisters. Although she was also a fan of popular music at the time, she showed a surprising interest in the oldies and classical music.

Once Heather was old enough to participate in the musical instrument program at school, she began by playing the clarinet, but quickly switched to saxophone. During Middle School and High School, Heather auditioned for and was repeatedly selected for the Southeastern Massachusetts School Bandmasters Association (SEMSBA) festival band.

Heather has been involved in many different types of musical ensembles including marching bands, concert bands, jazz bands, and the Roma Band (the band that follows the Saints in the North End of Boston at festivals and everyone learns how to play the repertoire by ear). Tenor sax is her primary instrument, but she also plays the Baritone Saxophone.

Music is a hobby for Heather, and professionally she is a higher education researcher.

Pamela Ross - Alto Saxophone
Hailing from East Bridgewater, at the age of six Pam was given a small electric keyboard that illuminated the staff line and notes. With this “Music Major” keyboard and the organ at her grandparent’s home that also illuminated the letters on the keys, Pam taught herself to read music and play the piano. Once the opportunity was granted in school she began on the clarinet, and continued with formal piano lessons. She quickly was bored with clarinet and had heard that the oboe was a challenge, therefore began learning the oboe. Throughout high school Pam was in all music groups including marching band, chorus, and the jazz choir. As oboe as her primary instrument she has played in numerous high school state festivals, honor bands and continues to perform with the Lexington Bicentennial Band, Middlesex Concert Band, Calliope, The Arlington Philharmonic, and the Reading Civic Band. She attended Ithaca College for English and music. Although the saxophone is fairly new to her – she will readily tell you that playing on one reed is much easier than playing on two.

Currently she works at the New England Conservatory of Music in the President’s Office, assisting the President daily, and coordinating the Board of Trustees and Overseers. She is also a part-time trivia host and devoted aunt.

Wendy Baisley - Drums and Percussion
Since the fourth grade, Wendy has performed in community concert bands, orchestras and theatre pits in Boston and on the North Shore. Some of her favorite musical moments have been the Voices of Hope benefit to fight cancer at Symphony Hall in Boston, Arlington's AIDA, the SpeakEasy's new work, "Jack the Ripper: the Musical," performing with the Middlesex Concert Band in Europe, Canada and at Faneuil Hall.

She is currently active with the Middlesex Concert Band, Waltham American Legion Band, North Shore Philharmonic Orchestra, Gordon and Salem State College Wind Ensembles, and the Boston Windjammers (marching).

Wendy has a Bachelor's Degree in Physical Education from Gordon College and is currently working on becoming a licensed Physical Therapist Assistant.

Jean Nigro - Alto Saxophone, Clarinet, Vocalist
Jean Nigro studies voice with Mr. Rene Pfister, and has recorded vocals for several of his original compositions. She has soloed in musical theater productions of the Open Door Theater and the Lincoln Players. She has also had vocal solos with the "Boots" Russo Combo. She is a regular vocalist with the Coro Dante, classical choral group and the Jazzabelles.

Margie McGagh - Trumpet

Coming from a musical family, Margie started playing trumpet in the third grade. She was in concert band and orchestra and marching band through high school. She was in concert and marching band at University of Massachusetts, Amherst, where she got a Bachelor degree in Biology. She did not play at Northeastern University where she got a Masters of Health Science while working as a cell culture research lab assistant at Harvard School of Public Health, Nutrition Department

Margie returned to trumpet playing in the 90's and has been playing with the Middlesex Concert Band since then, and recently also with the Jazzabelles. She most recently was working as a research assistant at the McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT.

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