About | Director | Personnel

The Callanwolde Concert Band is an independent community concert band of adult musicians who decided not to give up music after graduating from school. Formed in 1972 as a summer program of the Callanwolde Fine Arts Center, the band has operated as an independent non-profit corporation since 1984. The alliance with the Callanwolde Fine Arts Center continues in the form of formal concerts at the center and mutual support for a strong performing arts presence in the community. The band is known throughout Georgia for its high level of musicianship and audience appeal. This is music at and from the grass roots, made by your neighbors. Look closely - you may see your doctor, dentist, attorney and your air conditioning mechanic, all united to preserve and continue a great American tradition, the community band.

The band of today differs greatly from the band of 1972, but the spirit and appreciation for good music played well has continued and flourished as the band has matured into one of the finest ensembles of its type in the southeast.

Founded under the baton of Charles Bradley, famed director of the outstanding East Atlanta Elementary Band, the band continued with George Webster as director and temporarily paused operations in the summer of 1973.

In the fall of 1973, the remaining members decided that the band would continue and asked for a show of hands from anyone who had ever been a band director. One hand hesitantly went up and by unanimous vote of everyone else, he was told, "Clyde, you are our new conductor" and given absolutely no choice in the matter whatsoever.

Clyde Bales had not "waved the stick" in about twenty years, and was making his living as a communications engineer. His music degree from LSU had rusted quietly except for playing percussion with the band for fun. He was, however, brave and willing to preside over our growth until 1985 when a job change transferred him away from Atlanta.

This time we prepared for a formal conductor search, but fortunately did not have to look beyond our trumpet section. From 1985 until his passing in 2016, the podium was occupied by Mr. Raymond Handfield. In October 2016, the baton was formally passed to Glenn Moore.


O. Clyde Bales

 

Glenn Moore
Conductor and Music Director

Glenn Moore joined the Callanwolde Concert Band as a French Horn instrumentalist in May 2016 and guest conducted the band for its annual July 4th Pops Concert in Decatur. He led the band as its principal conductor for the September concert leading to his appointment as Music Director and Conductor in October 2016.

Glenn is an active musician who serves as a Conductor and performs as a Horn Player with local metro Atlanta community orchestras, bands and churches, also serving as Principal Horn and assistant conductor for the Southern Crescent Symphony Orchestra. He has numerous musical arrangements and compositions to his credit, including a Brass, Organ and string piece debuted earlier this year and a Concert Opener debuted by the band during the September concert to honor the Callanwolde Concert Band for its 45 years of providing music to the community.

He earned a Bachelor of Music degree (Cum Laude) from Saint Leo College (now University), a Master of Information Systems Management degree (with Distinction) from Keller Graduate School of Management, and has completed post-graduate doctoral course work at Capella University.

Mr. Moore retired from active military service in 1998 after completing nearly 22 years in the United States Army, serving in progressive music leadership positions from Section Leader to Bandmaster in six Army Bands, and on the staff and faculty at the Armed Forces School of Music. He also served as the Bandmaster and later, Commander/Conductor for the Georgia State Defense Force Band.

In his professional civilian career, Mr. Moore serves as the Associate Director for Informatics and Information Resources for the Center for Global Health employed at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia. He resides with his wife of 39+ years in south metro Atlanta.



Raymond Handfield (1985-2016)
Conductor and Music Director Emeritus

Mr. Raymond Handfield, a life member of the Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia honorary music fraternity, was a graduate of the Eastman School of Music (trumpet) where he was a student of Sidney Mear. His masters degree is from Boston University where he continued his trumpet study with Armando Ghitalla. He taught instrumental music and directed school bands in Massachusetts, New York and Georgia, retiring after a thirty year career.

Mr Handfield has performed in concert with the Oslo, Norway Opera Orchestra. He served as principal trumpet with the Orchard Park Symphony Orchestra, New York where he also directed the youth orchestra and served on the board of directors. Mr. Handfield also served as prinicipal trumpet with the "Opera Sacre" of Buffalo, New York. In Georgia he served as assistant principal trumpet for the Callanwolde Concert band before taking the podium in 1985.

Mr Handfield's other activities included an avid interest in duplicate bridge and a lifelong argument with the nearest available golf course.


Personnel

Piccolo
Laura Curtis

Flute
Eddie Young, Principal
Deedi Barker
Laura Curtis
Emma D'Agostino
Vinnie D'Agostino
Alfredo Fernandez
Cortney Jackson
Cathe McKinnon
Heather Pruner
Paul Scherr
Lisa Vinokur-Tedoff

Oboe
Jonathan Shire, Principal
Jean Kavanagh

Clarinet
Mark Forbes, Co-Principal
Graham Mobley, Co-Principal
Russell Bennett
John Buck
Jane Carlstrom
Jesse Chang
David Clarke
Bob Cuneo
Jim Downs
Brian Gay
Sam Graiser
Elizabeth Lamb
Philip Lamson
Elizabeth Nadelman
Ron Penn
Glenn Schuffenhauer

Alto Clarinet
John Patton

Bass Clarinet
John Anderson
Dan Veach

 

† Assistant Conductor
* Edward J. White Chair
** Henry Mason Chair
***Sheldon W. Graiser Chair

Bassoon
Vicki Smith, Principal*
Jill Murphy

Alto Saxophone
Scott Lampert, Principal
Christine Anderson
Beth Fordyce
Daniel Newman
John West

Tenor Saxophone
Arnie Frantz
Sharon Goodman

Baritone Saxophone
Alan Bowen

Trumpet
Dave Martin, Principal
Sam Benton
Jennifer Houck
Larry Kaplan
Joe Peek
Bruce Plott
Carrie Rodriguez

French Horn
Bruce Evatt, Principal
Sara Altmann
Glenn Moore†
Emily Sharkey

Trombone
Tim Heston, Principal**
Sam Feuer
David Gennaro
Nanette King
Robert Lurie
Fred Land
Jim Renfroe

Bass Trombone
John McKevitt
John Pooler

Euphonium
Steve Rousseau, Principal
Tom Anderson
Scott Turner

Tuba
Mark Zickefoose, Principal
J.J. McDermott
John McKevitt
Jennifer Paradis

String Bass
Don Carolan

Percussion
David McLaughlin, Principal
Warren Abrahams
Andrew Downard
Kristin Lyman
Jack Shenk
Victoria Voll

Tympani
Warren Abrahams, Principal
Robert Meehan†

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