The Maine Pops Concert held elections for half of its board of directors during the band’s end-of-season general membership meeting. The elections were conducted in conjunction with the band’s June 14 rehearsal at Scarborough High School.
Board members serve for two years and lead a variety of committees that support the band’s administrative, logical, financial, and outreach efforts. As a means of maintaining continuity within the board, the band staggers its band board terms so that half of the board members are up for reelection each year.
Reelected to board officer positions until June 2025 were Bob Swerdlow as president and percussionist Laura Merten as treasurer. Flautist/percussionist Yvonne Wentz replaces oboist Linda Hornig as the band's vice president. Also reelected to the board in at-large positions were trumpeter Steve Barrett and clarinetist Rick Wacksman. Clarinetists Kara LaRochelle and Kathye Martin are first-time members of the board.
The remaining members of the Maine Pops board include flautist Lily King as secretary, and bassoonist Christina McCarthy as venue coordinator. McCarthy has the dual role on the board as the Maine Pops’ past president. At-large board members include saxophonists Danielle Capozza and Sue Niemoeller, flautists Patty Lawson and Nanci Goudey, and percussionist Leslie Oullette. Their terms will expire on June 30, 2024.
Band conductor David Watts serves as a non-voting member of the Maine Pops Board. Congratulations to our new officers and board members.