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Principal Conductor
Tony DiBartolomeo

Since its first official rehearsal in January 2000, Tony DiBartolomeo has been the Director and Principal Conductor of the Timberlane Community Band. He has been an award winning Director of Music for the Timberlane Regional School District since 1987 and is currently Director of the Timberlane Performing Arts Center, as well.

Beginning his auspicious musical career as a fifth grade percussionist, Tony discovered his principal instrument, the saxophone, in his sophomore year at Haverhill High School, where he performed in the Haverhill High School Band, Marching Band, Jazz Ensemble and Dixieland Band. Tony received his Bachelors Degree in Music Education from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and a Masters Degree in Instrumental Conducting from the University of Houston, Texas. He did post graduate work at Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio and studied conducting with William Revelli at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and Craig Kirckkoff, Ohio state University.

In addition to his musical commitments with the Timberlane School District and greater Timberlane community, Tony is the founder and current Chair of the New Hampshire Band Directors/New Hampshire Music Educators All State Chamber Music Festival. He is the past President of the New Hampshire Band Directors Association and a member of the New Hampshire Music Educators Executive Board where he serves as Audition Chair.

Tony also conducts and directs the Manchester Community Music School’s New Hampshire Youth Wind Program. In 2000, he was selected as the Outstanding Band Director of the Year by the New Hampshire Band Directors Association.

Currently, Tony also performs with the Seacoast Jazz Ensemble and plays professionally with his 16 piece Tony D’s Big Band and Tony D’s Dixieland  Band.

Past teaching positions include Band Director and Instructor of Saxophone at Southwest Missouri State University, Chairperson and Instrumental Director at Ashland University, Ohio, and Band Director at the J. Frank Dobie High School, Pasadena, Texas.

He makes his home in Methuen, Massachusetts, with his wife, Eileen, daughter, Angela, and sons Anthony and Andrew. Contact Tony