Anderson – A Christmas Festival
Warlock – Capriol Suite
Berlin/Hermann – White Christmas
Vaughn-Wm. – Rhosymedre, Foster arr.
Mel Torme – The Christmas Song
Lehar – Gold and Silver Waltz
Strauss – Elfen Polka
Edwin M. Wilmington – Raise Your Glad Voices
Shaw/Bennett – Many Moods of Christmas, Suite No. 4, with OPHS Chorus, Conducted by Maria Szczepanik
Featuring guest conductor John Maguda
John has conducted the Erie County Wind Ensemble since 1993. He has also devoted 45 years to music education, teaching at SUNY Fredonia State College, SUNY Buffalo State College and Eden (NY) High School. As a trumpeter, he regularly performs with bands and orchestras in the Western New York area.
He was honored as Teacher of the Year in 1990 and 2001 and presented the Community Involvement Music Award in 2005. He was the 1998 Recipient of the Excellence in Music Education Award for Instrumental Music given by the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and the Erie County Music Educators Association. John was also designated Citizen of the Year in Music (2014) by the Am-Pol Eagle Newspaper.
John is currently an Advisor for the Erie County Music Educators Association, and serves on the Executive Board of the Buffalo Musicians Association, Local 92, American Federation of Musicians.