Aerophone Board of Directors
Richard J. Holod, president
Howard Goodrich, vice president
Jeannine Jones, treasurer
Adam Divelbiss, secretary
Satira Digirolamo, public relations
Aerophone Community Band Corp. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization
Richard J. Holod, board president, is founder and director of Aerophone and an instrumental music teacher in the Wappingers Central School District in Dutchess County, NY. Full profile here. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org
Howard Goodrich, board vice president, is a trumpet and flugelhorn player and has been playing with Aerophone since 2010. He is a graduate of New York University and was the owner of Allstate Sprinkler Corporation from 1972 until 2010. He is also a member of the Southern Dutchess Concert Band and The Jazz Pioneers of Poughkeepsie (NY). Contact him at email@example.com
Jeannine Jones, board treasurer, started playing baritone horn when she was in her mid-50s, at the urging of her son. As the parent of two now-grown boys, she has volunteered with many organizations -- including ski team, scouts and theater. In addition to performing with Aerophone, she has played with the Boy Scouts' Hudson Valley Council Band (where she has been an adviser since the mid-1980s) and with the New York Guard Band. She was called to active duty with the Guard Band after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks to help with communications and other tasks. She joined the Aerophone board to help promote the band and believes it is a great addition to a growing movement of community bands in the region.
Adam Divelbiss, secretary, is the owner of Creative Logic Entertainment, Inc. a small Dutchess County-based software company specializing in mobile app development. He received a bachelor's in electrical engineering and a master's of science degree in electrical engineering from Auburn University, Auburn, AL, and a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY. He served for eight years on the school board of Faith Christian Academy in Poughkeepsie, NY, and currently teaches a computer programming elective there. Adam loves playing the trombone and has played for fun in various church music programs, bands and orchestras over the last 35 years. He joined Aerophone in 2011 and has thoroughly enjoyed every minute playing great music and getting to know other musicians in our community.
Satira Digirolamo, public relations, started percussion in fifth grade and went on to study music performance at Baldwin-Wallace College. She was heavily involved in drum corps and Chautauqua summer programs as a young performer. Now, as a mom of two with a full-time job, she finds the time to enjoy performing as the timpanist in Aerophone and also plays percussion in the Southern Dutchess Concert Band. Music has also bled into the soul of her daughter, who has performed with the summer Aerophone beginner band.