Musicians and Staff

Christian Wilhjelm

Dr. Christian Wilhjelm – Music Director

Dr. Christian Wilhjelm has been the Conductor and Music Director of the Ridgewood Concert Band since it’s founding in 1983. Under his direction, the RCB has become widely recognized as one of the leading wind orchestras in the nation.

Dr. Wilhjelm graduated from the New England Conservatory where he studied with Harry Shapiro of the Boston Symphony. He was the principal hornist with the Conservatory Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Gunther Schuller and the Conservatory Wind Ensemble under the direction of Frank Battisti. While a student, he spent three summers performing in the Fellowship Orchestra at Tanglewood where he had the distinction of being named a Leonard Bernstein Fellow. He received a Master of Music degree from The College of New Jersey and a Doctor of Education degree from Teachers’ College, Columbia University.



Max Taylor*


Chrysten Anderson
Christy Barlow
Jill Bloom
Marissa Fleming
Lisandra Hernandez
Jennifer Kasyan
Annette Lieb
Kristin Bacchiocchi-Stewart*
Tomomi Takamoto
Jennifer Wise


Mark J. Donellan *
Drew Greis
Molly Raum

English Horn

Molly Raum


Robert Gray
Christy Luberger
Jason Stier*


Robert Gray


Jeffery Bittner
Suzanne Coletta
Francesca Ferrara
Naomi Freshwater
Joe Mariany
Michelle McGuire
Miriam Lockhart
Leigh Myers
Marcie Phelan
Jean Roughgarden
Rachel Schulman
Beth Seavers
Neil Sheehan
Karen Summers
Richard Summers*
Sabrina Tempesta
Janet Vidovich

Alto Clarinet

Glenn Chernicky
Francesca Ferrara

E Flat Clarinet

Michelle McGuire

Bass Clarinets

Brendan Hughes
Joel Kolk*

Soprano Saxophone

Lois Hicks-Wozniak

Alto Saxophone

Andre Baruch
Jacqueline Sarracco
Tom Wise
Lois Hicks Wozniak *
Christopher Mantell
Jacqueline Sarracco

Tenor Saxophone

Ryan Mantell

Baritone Saxophone

Michael DePompeo


Dave Bychek
Mike Connor
Brian Fleming
David Hurd
Dave Luquette
Tamara McLaughlin
Richard Roberts
Michael Russo
Thomas Siebenhuhner
Ann Sirinides
Tony Spinuzzi
Joseph Stella
Roger Widicus*


Benjamin Fine
John Harley
Joshua Jenkins
Carolyn Kirby*
Colette Mather
Brian McLaughlin
Bryan Meyer
Deloss Schertz


Tom Abbate
Noreen Baer*
Matt Blauvelt
Stephanie Dutcher
Ryan Halliwell
Paul Kirby
Keith Marson
Rob Paustian
Nate Rensink
Kristen Siebenhuhner
Robert Tiedemann


Robyn Keyes
John Palatucci*
Donald Van Teyens


Michael Gould
Wes Krygsman
Robert Sacchi*
Larry Zaidan


Ellis Berger
Ben Carriel
Andrew Haderthauer
Greg Landes
James Mallen
Adrienne Ostrander
Yuto Takamoto
Chris Tarantino
John Wagner*
Derek Wohl
Mark Zettler



Irene Bressler


Don Dean
Alison Meyer

String Bass

David Marks
Charlie Nolet

Staff and Volunteers

Associate Conductors

John Palatucci
Richard Summers


Dave Bychek

Personnel Coordinator

Richard Summers

Marketing Manager

Beth Seavers

House Manager

Marilyn Wagner


Andy Lieb

Ticket Office

Virginia Baird
Darel DePompeo
Sylvia Devries
Debbie Levenson
Keiji Takamoto
Nancy Zwell

Recording Coordinator
and Sales

Noreen Baer

Youth Soloist Representative

Jacqueline Sarracco
Jennifer Wise

Side By Side Concert Representative

Jennifer Wise

Stage Manager

Tony Spinuzzi