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Conductor

Dr. Ronald Willoughby brings a lifetime of musical experience to the podium. He was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and is a graduate of the award-winning Mount Lebanon public school district music program. He played clarinet in the orchestra, and studied conducting under the tutelage of director Arthur Yagello.  Ronald continued his academic studies at Allegheny College, where he played principal clarinet in the Allegheny Civic Symphony and college wind ensembles.  Dr. Willoughby is a practicing family physician, a graduate of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.  He joined the Tri-County Symphonic Band in 1987, became assistant conductor in 1991, and has been conductor since 1994.

He resides in Medford, New Jersey with his son, Ian and daughter, Brielle.

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Assistant Conductor

Joseph Forziati was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and attended Combs College of Music in Germantown, Pennsylvania before transferring to Glassboro State College (now Rowan University) where he graduated in 1977 with a Bachelor's degree in Music Education.  A former student of Michael Guerra, Joe served as a member of the US Army Reserve from 1972 to 1978 where he played saxophone with the 282nd and 307th Army Bands.  He joined the Tri-County Symphonic Band along with his wife Patty, a clarinetist, in 1989 and became Assistant Conductor in 1995.  Joe is also a member of the Pennsport String Band and teaches instrumental music in the Cherry Hill Public Schools.

Joe currently resides in Haddon Township, New Jersey.

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