Aerophone Board of Directors
Richard J. Holod, president
Barb Kieley, vice president
Jennifer Wilson, 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
Barb Kieley, board vice president. In the fall of 2016, Barb decided to brush the dust off her saxophone after a decades-long hiatus and join the Aerophone band. Even though she hadn't been playing for a long time, music had remained a large part of her life. Her husband is a music teacher in the Wappingers Central School District, and her son, who once played trumpet in Aerophone, is certified to teach music as well. She is excited to be performing again, and she is honored to be a member of the board.
Jennifer Wilson, board treasurer, is the owner/operator of SophrosynePK, a Hudson Valley-based small business specializing in natural health solutions and all-natural home and beauty products. Her son, Jacob, is an avid musician and plays trumpet in the Aerophone band. She has joined the board of directors to help keep the arts growing and thriving in our community.
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.