July 23, 2016

Holiday Concert

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

Carol Sing


Featuring guest conductor John Maguda

John Maguda received Bachelor and Master of Music degrees as well as a Performer’s Certificate from SUNY Fredonia.

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.