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Meet the Band



2009 to Present

Clem Rolin

Clem Rolin earned his B.S. in Music Education and Masters of Education from Duquesne University, and served as Director of Bands in both the South Fayette Township and Montour School Districts as well as at Robert Morris University. He began his association with the West Hills Symphonic Band as an instrumentalist during the 1969 season. From that point, he served in periodic roles as arranger, guest/substitute/associate conductor and bassist over a 40-year span. Some of his guest conducting appearances include PMEA District Honors Jazz Bands (2006/2011/2012), Washington County Honors Band (2004, 2019), Elementary District Band (2006) and for the World Civic Orchestra at New York’s Lincoln Center (2013 & 2015). He continues be a familiar performer on Pittsburgh’s jazz scene, and to pen custom arrangements for concert and marching bands. Clem also continues to serve as PMEA adjudicator, clinician and guest jazz soloist for the public schools. He is proud to have many former students number among the ranks of the WHSB.



2009 to Present

Tom Snyder

Tom Snyder retired in June 2021 to conclude 40 years of public school music teaching, almost all at West Allegheny. During his tenure, he served in many roles, including as the K-12 Arts Coordinator, high school musical producer, stage manager, and band director, middle school music teacher, and elementary instrumental lessons teacher. He is continuing at WA in retirement as an assistant producer with the play and musical. Snyder graduated from Clarion State College with a B.S. in Music Education and received a Master’s in Music Education from Duquesne University. He is currently the State Music Performance Assessment Coordinator for the PA Music Educators Association (PMEA), and a concert band adjudicator. 

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Board of Directors

Board of Directors & Volunteer Staff

President: Chad Toporski

Vice-President: Deb Weible

Secretary / Treasurer: Karen Koszak


  • Brent Alexander

  • Art Craft

  • Kevin Dick

  • Vince Gorman

  • Joe Sheeler

  • Laura Smith

Booking Manager: Deb Weible

Development Manager: Kelly Englert

Music Librarian: Sue Craft

Program Designer: Kelly Englert

Webmaster: Rich Pawlish

Member Musicians

Member Musicians

Toni Baldanzi
Pamela Brady
Chris Burgh
Gretchen Decker 
Kelly Englert
Tina Hosler
Jamie Kasper
Karen Koszak
Leigh Snyder

Justin Carson
Bill Lewis

Eb Clarinet
Laura Smith

Fred Appel
Dave Bomstein
Vince Coppola
Christy Friesner
Carol Gilmour 

Jodi Kutzner - Summer 

Laura Macek
Diana Miller 
Maggie Monahan - SV
Ted Nevin
Alexis Ostrander
James Rumbaugh
Katie Russell
Sara Snyder
Christine Stevens
Joe Sullivan
Sydney Thompson - Summer


Bass Clarinet
Brent Alexander

Janice Coppola
Rich Pawlish

Contrabass Clarinet

Brent Alexander

Brent Alexander
Lee Donovan
Brett Freithaler
Amy Readshaw

Brett Freithaler

Alto Saxophone
Fran Balog
Alan Cugini
Trudy Jarvis
Joe Patz
Joshua Platto

Tenor Saxophone

Kress Oliver - RMU
John Pastin

Bari Saxophone
Nick Andes

Mark McCollum

Tracey Allison
Doug Arndt
Steve Baldanzi

Matt Campbell
Len Cersosimo
Ken Gargaro
Mike Holl
Bobby Jarsulic
Gene Laus
Mike Lockman
Louise Marino
Gary McKeever
Matt Nelson
Bill Parker
Tyler Smith
Ron Steffanina

Don Taylor

French Horn

Erica Guidroz

Mike Langiewicz

Peggy Lee

Kevin McElheny

Paul Metzger

Chad Toporski



Sonny Bayko

Courtney Conner

Art Craft

Kevin Dick

Vince Gorman

Shawn Holl - Summer 

Jeff Kesser

Justin Miller

John Neurohr

Bob Patterson

Bill Yeager 



Kate Franc

Mindy Harrist

Kit Keiper

Joe Sheeler

Brandon Tambellini 



Eryn Carranza

Scott Eisenreich 

Sean Emmett 

Bob Patterson 

Christian Reed

Terry Remaly 


String Bass

Aldo DiIanni



Casey Burgh

Tom Harmon

Camilo Jauregui 

Rick Laus

Ann Pollack

Ron Steffanina

Cory Webster - Summer

Deb Weible

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