Our Directors

After 30 years directing the band, D. Lynn Zeller retired at the end of the 2015 concert season.  The band thanks Mr. Zeller for his many years of dedicated service and opens the 2016 concert season by welcoming new co-directors Dr. Brent Weber and Mr. Jay Moon.
 
Weber is a native of Roseburg, Oregon.  He graduated from Southern Oregon University and later went on to earn his Masters degree and DMA in Saxophone Performance at the University of Georgia.  He has studied saxophone with Kenneth Fischer, Eugene Rousseau, Joseph Wylko and Connie Frigo.
 
As a concert saxophonist, he has been active performing around the United States, China, Slovenia, Thailand and France.  He spent two years teaching at the Sichuan Conservatory of Music in Chendu, China and while there freelanced in Southwest China.
 
Weber is currently Assistant Professor of Saxophone at FSU where maintains the saxophone and bassoon studios, coordinates the Jazz Studies Program and directs the Jazz Orchestra.
 
Moon currently teaches orchestra in the Mountain Ridge School District, an assignment which includes five elementary and two middle schools.  During his career he has previously directed the bands at Allegany and Westmar high schools as well as Elkins, WV High School.
 
He studied trumpet privately with LaVerne Hahn, Sam Nutter, John Ritchie and Dr. William Aumiller.  In college at WVU he was a student of Roger Sherman and later, at the University of the Arts in Phniladelphia, studied with Dr. Donald S. Reinhart.  He has an eclectic taste in music which includes Be-Bop and Big Band as well as the music of John Philip Sousa, Vivaldi and Bach.
 
A native of La Vale, Moon currently resides with his family in Frostburg where he is active in performing special music for his church.
 
Moon and Weber are working together with the band's board of directors to coordinate schedules and repertoire for the coming concert season which will include the usual holiday performances in the park and local senior citizen facilities.
 
The members of the band are proud to welcome their new directors who will enable them to continue the traditions of Cumberland's historic community concert band.
 
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