Our Board

2020- 2021 Board of Directors

Judy Benjamin
Lynda Bisher
Jackie Bryant
Nancy Butler
Michael Cherne
JoAnn Davis
Ted Davis
Nancy DeLong
Mary Lou Folts
Terry Friddle
John Girton
Thomas Heagy

Michele Jamieson
Ulrich Keller
Gina D'Amico Lever
Rebecca Link
Vickie McClinton
Eaddy Sams
Linda Sewell
Susan Shipman
Barbara Smith
Judy Stipp
Gordon Strother
Julianne Temple


We welcome new board members
Nancy Butler, Uli Keller and Gina Lever,

and bid adieu and a sincere thank you to

Helen Billings, Loanne Hamje,
Domenic McClinton and Jane Thau.

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New members (L-R):
Nancy Butler and Gina Lever.

A Message from Our President

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As difficult as the times are now, our goal remains the same, to change young lives through music. The social distancing necessary to keep COVID-19 at bay played havoc with GIYO’s 2020 rehearsal and performance schedule. The restrictions are continually challenging and our Board of Directors fully supported the changes necessary to meet them head on.


Summer music camps were adapted from overnight camps to on-line learning and difficult decisions were made to cancel performances.  Rather than in-person lessons our instructors and musicians began using technology to complete lessons.  As of September we are able to begin group rehearsals although they won’t look like they used to… Our auditioned, older youth orchestra, now known as Philharmonia, a name the musicians selected themselves, began rehearsals August 31 and Symphonette will begin rehearsal September 14.


I hope to see you at a performance in the near future of the Philharmonia, Symphonette or one of our ensembles.  I know the musicians are looking forward to it as well.

Mike Cherne

Advisory Board

Elkin Alston
Eric Davis
Wayne Johnson
Kathy LeTarte
Russ Marane
Ann Leggett Perse
Barbara Sullivan
Ann Tillman
Bill Walker

GIYO Newsletter

Carol Reichenbach and JoAnn Davis

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