Macchiaroli, Roger 4/60 - 8/61 BASS firstname.lastname@example.org
Asst. Principal Double Bass, Buffalo Philharmonic since 1963
(This bio. updated 8/25/08, contact info.)
After leaving the 7ASO, I played 2 seasons (1961-63) with the Houston Symphony, conducted by Sir John Barbarolli. The music making was wonderful, but the salary and distance from my native Pittsburgh, Pa. led me to leave the Houston Orch. with regret. Employed by the Buffalo Orch. the same year, I have been there since. I teach at the University of Buffalo, SUNY at Buffalo as Professor of Double Bass.
910 James Drive, Lewiston, NY 14092 Phone: 205-8417
Link to Roger Macchiaroli - photo & article
McColl, William 7/57 - 9/58 CLARINET email@example.com
Was principal clarinet in the 7ASO. Diploma with honors, State Academy of Music, Vienna. Founding member, Soni Ventorum Wind Quintet and the New World Basset Horn Trio; former prinicipal clarinet Philharmonia Hungarica (Vienna); featured performer at the Casals Festival (Puerto Rico); specialist in early clarinets and basset horns; international tours, recordings and concert appearances with the Amadeus Winds, the San Francisco Phil-harmonia, the New World Basset Horn Trio, and others; recordings on Musical Heritage, and Crystal labels (with the Soni Ventorum), as well as on the Decca and Harmonia Mundi labels.
2624 23rd Ave. W, Seattle, WA 98199-2902 (206) 286-1252
MacCourt, Donald '59 - '61 BASSOON
Don is a former member of the NY Woodwind Quintet, and is still a member of the NYC Ballet Orchestra. He played in the orchestra at the 2006 Reunion in Columbus. More biographical details will appear as soon as they are received.
McDaniel, Barry '56 - '57 VOICE, PERCUSSION
Currently: Retired, living in Germany
(This entry dated April, 2005)
In the symphony, I was put in the percussion section, of course, but I was actually brought there to sing with the orchestra. There was no "slot", as they called it, for a singer in the orchestra so I had to be listed as playing an instrument which I also did. I was in the 7th Army Symphony for only a year and perhaps a little less, but they were wonderful months and I remember with great joy every minute. Following my tour of duty I was engaged at the Stuttgart Opera, then the Karlsruhe Opera and finally in 1962 received an engagement at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, the leading opera house in Germany at that time. I stayed there until retirement in 1999, I was 69. I sang almost 1900 performances there and over 3400 in my entire career. It was a long but wonderful road. I am divorced and remarried. Have 3 children, all with PHDs. Now I enjoy my garden and ceramics.
14129 Berlin Schopenhauerstr.31
McDonald, Charles '59 - '60 HORN
(This entry updated 6/3/12)
Charles died on May 21, 2012 at the age of 72 in Arizona.
Juilliard School of Music - studies with James Chambers.
Phoenix Symphony, 4th horn, '60 - '62 - Guy Taylor.
Buffalo Philharmonic, 4th horn, '62 - '64 - Joseph Krips.
Pittsburgh Symphony, 2nd horn, '64 - '66 - William Steinberg.
Cleveland Orchestra, Asst. 1st & 3rd horn, '66 - '72 - George Szell.
Minnesota Orchestra, Principal & Assoc. 1st & 3rd horn, outlasted 5 conductors.
MacDougall, Bruce '52 - '53 OBOE, ENGLISH HORN
Bruce was a charter member of 7ASO. He was instrumental in organizing the Washington D.C. silver anniversary reunion of 1977.
McElwain, Robert '55 - '56 VIOLIN/VIOLA
Robert passed away in November of 2007.
Reported by Mel Ponzi on 1/6/07.
McEnderfer, Paul A. 9/54 - 7/55 VIOLIN/VIOLA firstname.lastname@example.org
B.M. - Oberlin Conservatory; M.M. - Eastman School of Music. Teaching career: Indiana, PA 1 yr; Kearney, NB 4 yrs; Furman Univ. 5 yrs; Grad Study and freelance playing, Boston Univ. 3 yrs.; Ohio Wesleyan 4 yrs; James Madison Univ. 24 yrs; retired 7/98; enjoying the good life ever since. Wife, Sarah Dudley McEnderfer, died of cancer 8/91; two children, Katharine (39) and David (37); three grandchildren. Lots of professional playing over 41 years of teaching, both orchestral and chamber music.
94 Sharon Street, Harrisonburg, VA 22801-2716
McGhee, Stephen 11/56 - '58 'CELLO email@example.com
Currently: 'Cello dealer, repairer, player.
(This bio. updated on 7/23/05)
I reached the orchestra in Nov. '56, driven up to Mannheim in Henry Lewis' new Mercedes. In addition to playing, I quickly volunteered for the truck driving job, setting out early in the a.m. for the concert venue and thus getting to know the country I was to stay in 'til 1963. My last concert was at the Brussels World's Fair. I went from there to the Mittenwald Violinmaking School.
I further distinguished myself, in a period when the brass felt that civilian nonchalance had fully eclipsed military discipline and that an example must be made, by getting myself court-martialed (I neglected to get a mattress cover reinstalled) and banished from the orchestra for some 6 - 8 weeks, with loss of rank and fine. High point: the tour in France.
Box 7, Menemsha, MA 02552 Ph. 508-645-2297
McGlone, Thomas TROMBONE
Thomas died on March 4, 2011 in Beverly Hills, Michigan at the age of 78. He was born on August 16, 1932 in New York City. He had been a resident of Troy, Michigan for 38 years. He earned a BA and an MA in Music Education from Marshall University. He served one year residency for a Ph.D.in Music Educational Research at Ohio State University. He was a Band and Orchestra teacher with the Bloomfield Public Schools for 11 years, and also in Central Ohio. He loved classical music, dance band music, orchestral music, as well as woodworking. He was a member of Phi Mu Alpha - a music honorary fraternity.
Magill, Jerome L. 4/56 - 8/57 BASS firstname.lastname@example.org
(This entry updated 8/19/05, email)
Joined Oregon Symphony, 1957. Married, 1958 - 3 children: Brian 1960, Alison 1962, Robin (f) 1964. Remarried, 1990, to Joanne. Taught public school instrumental music 1964 to1978, elementary classroom 1978 - 1985, private school (elementary science) 1985 - 1993. Retired from Oregon Symphony June, 1995. Currently enrolled in community college as an Art Major.
9280 NW Cornell Rd., Portland, OR 97229
Maguire, Frank '57 - '58 ESCORT OFFICER
Biographical details to follow.
25 Arrowhead Rd., Wilton, CT 08897 Phone: (203) 834-0768
Mallory, David '54 - '57 VIOLIN email@example.com
Retired, and now a visual artist, living in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico,
BA/music, San Francisco State Univ., 1958
San Francisco Symphony, (member) 1958-1960
MM/music, (violin performance) Indiana University 1965-68
Professor of Music, California. State University, Chico, 1969-95
Mnchner Symfoniker, Germany, concert master, 1979-81
Prol. Aldama 11A, San Miguel de Allende, (GTO) 37700 Mexico Phone: 011-52-415-26948
Best address for mail from U.S. 2415 E. Musser, Laredo, TX, 78043
Marcellus, G. E. 7/61 - 3/62 BASSOON
Passed away on January 30, 2010. Was Director of Buildings & Grounds (Physical Plant), Episcopal H.S. - Jacksonville, Fla.
2nd Bassoon, Jacksonville (FL) 1956-59. Principal Bassoon, Jacksonville 1962-65 (Yes, under John Canarina!). 2nd Bassoon, U. of Fla. Faculty/Staff Orchestra (Gainesville) 1967-70. Other freelance playing in St. Augustine, Palatka, Jacksonville area.
282nd USA Band, Ft. Jackson, SC 1/60 - 9/60 (Bassoonist, but the band had no authorization and was "hidden" as a clarinetist); 114th(?) USA Band (COMZ), Verdun, France 9/60 - 10/60 (Bassoonist, but the Band Director did not want to "hide" me as clarinetist & was transferred); 8th Inf. Div. Band , Bad Kreuznach - 10/60 - 7/61; 7ASO, 2nd Bassoon to Don Draganski during the final days. Also played Contra Bassoon on the conglomerate "band" tour of Torino, Italy for the 100th anniversary of Garibaldi Govt. We joined the 7th Army Band and made a bigger band! Aug or Sep, 1961 (?); 7th Inf. Div. Band, Bad Kreuznach - 3/62 - 8/62 ("Authorized" again).
In August, 2002, Virginia, my wife of 39 years passed away - 4 sons, many wonderful years. No musicians, as 3 are computer programmers and 1 is in Mortgages.
Was living at 5019 Romilly Dr E Jacksonville, FL 32210 (904) 777-4595
Margolis, Samuel M. '58 - '60 TROMBONE
Sam passed away on Oct. 16, 2001. He was from Chicago, and taught in the public school system there and played mostly in the dance job field. Sam had just moved to Arizona to retire, where he had gone to college at AZ State, and where his baseball playing son was attending. He is survived by his wife, Mary. These biographical details courtesy of Bob Rushford.
Additional comments from Bill Merrell: "Sam was 2nd trombone with 7ASO during the time I was in it. I considered him one of my best buddies in the orchestra. He was a good, solid player, making a good section with Porter Poindexter and Dick Kimball. Sam always seemed to be happy and smiling and joking. It's so sad that we couldn't get him to be with us all one last time."
Massman, Richard '54 - '55 VIOLIN
Jane Massman replied to a reunion letter from Norman Paulu that Dick had passed away several years ago. This would have been about 1997.
Mattson, Jerry 1/60 - 7/61 CLARINET, FIELD 1ST SGT. firstname.lastname@example.org
Field 1st Sgt.
(This entry updated 8/20/05, email)
Currently: Associate Professor Emeritus, Michigan State University - directing a summer overseas study program in London and Glasgow, Arts and Humanities: Trends in British and American Creative Arts, 1870-1930
After militrary service, I worked for 2 years at the Instrumentalist Magazine in Evanston, Ill., for my old high school orchestra director, Traugott Rohner. Got married to Joan Crawford (not the one you know), completed an MA and PhD in English at Ohio State U., came to work at Michigan St. U., East Lansing, in 1970, had five kids, the youngest of whom is almost 27, and the oldest is a screen writer (John). Joan and I just celebrated our 43rd anniversary. I play Bb clarinet in the Lansing (MI) Concertband, Eb clarinet in the Meridian Community Band and sing baritone in the MSU Choral Union and the St. Thomas Aquinas Church Choir. And I manage the East Lansing Kiwanis Community Band. So, while I taught writing for 38 years, counting graduate school, music has been my main thing for these last 40 years. On the side I am a dealer in sheet music and rare books, but there's no money in it, alas.
315 Orchard St., East Lansing, MI 48823-3560 (517) 332-5976
(home); (517) 332-4946 (fax); (517) 490-0481 (mobile).
Maves, Lawrence '55 - '56 VIOLIN
(This entry dated 10/12/03)
Lawrence passed away on April 28, 2003. This was discovered by a routine web search that brought up a notice for his memorial service in October of 2003 at the University of Oregon, where he had served for many years.
Mayer, Abby'52 - '55 HORN
Abby was an Adjunct Professor Mercy College, Taught Horn, Played Gigs, and Did Volunteer Work.
He was married to Marianne, a great German woman from the Passau area, for more than 50 years, and wrote that his senior years were the "Best Years of My Life!"
Mehus, Orion ? - ? VIOLIN
Currently living in Lynbrook, NY.
Merrell, Bill 9/58 - 6/59 TUBA email@example.com
(This entry updated 10/17/04)
They offered me stripes because I was RA (one of the few, I'm sure), but I turned it down to avoid being "henhouse" as the saying went.
Pre-Army, I was at North Texas State in Denton. Post-Army, I returned to NT, finished my BME, married, got MM from N.U.(Evanston, Il) where I was a pupil of Arnold Jacobs (Chicago Symphony). Taught as a band director l961-l981 in Illinois and Texas, divorced (two fine young men the best of all that) and dropped out. Lost my teeth, can't play any more and not much left but memories---of which, those of the Symphony are some of the BEST!
8950 Glencrest Ave. #8250 Houston, TX 77061 (713) 641-2435
Don't get street address and apt. # mixed up! I've already had a few problems about it!
Photos of Bill - Then & Now
Miller, Anthony 1957 - 1958 VIOLIN
Tony was drafted in 1956 and completed his basic training at Fort Hood, Texas. He also completed advanced training as a medic. From there, he was assigned as a medic to the 3rd Armored Division near Frankfurt, Germany. It was in this position that he learned from a personnel scout that the 7th Army Symphony Orchestra was trying to find soldiers who were also musicians to fill openings. Tony applied and auditioned for Ling Tung. He was accepted and joined the orchestra in July 1957. He played with the orchestra until he was discharged in November 1958. He met his wife Gertrud (Trudy) of 52 years in Germany while with the orchestra. He returned to New Jersey, completed his education at Rutgers, and began what became a 30-year career with RCA/David Sarnoff Laboratories. Tony was also a member of the American Chemical Society, an avid gardener and woodworker, and he loved animals and nature. He enjoyed flying and earned his commercial, private and instructor’s licenses. He was a member of the Blue Sky Club at Solberg Airport in Readington Township, New Jersey. Throughout his life, he continued to play the violin in local community orchestras, which included most recently the Plainfield Symphony Orchestra. He died on January 25, 2013.
Miller, William G. summer/54 - 5/55 VIOLIN firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
I look forward to being able to contact old friends that I haven't had contact with in years
602 Ledgeview Ct. Cleves,OH 45002 (513)941-7575
Millspaugh, Kent 1955 CELLO firstname.lastname@example.org
Currently: retired in Nashville
I was with the orchestra during spring-summer 1955, taught school about ten years, went back to dental school (Univ. Buffalo) 1965-69. Practiced dentistry in Lockport NY till 1995. Retired, moved to Nashville in 2000. Had 50th wedding anniversary with wife Helen, all 4 children and 7 grandchildren attended in Nashville. Love Nashville with milder climate and hills. I don't hear well enough to play cello anymore, but play golf, volunteer at hospital, read, play bridge, and dabble in woodworking. We are both in good health, enjoy retirement and thank God every day for our blessings and our freedoms in this country.
Miranda, Frank 1952 VIOLIN
Before he was in the 7ASO, Frank played in the Mascagni Opera Company, and later the Amato Opera Company, both based in NYC. After his discharge from the Army he gave up the violin and became a printer. He lived in Brooklyn, then Hamilton, NJ, and recently moved to Florida.
7657 Cherry Blossom St, Boynton Beach Fl 33437 561-336-2942
Mitchell, Earl H. '54 - 6/1/55 PERCUSSION
I was discharged from the army June 1, 1955 and spent the next year studying at the Paris Conservatory and Sorbonne. I then returned to Nebraska, married Marilyn (piano and organ) and taught public school music for 3 years. Then followed a huge change in careers and I became a stock and bond broker and Certified Financial Planner and spent the last 27 years with Edward Jones & Co., a NYSE member firm.
Marilyn and I have 3 children: Robert, a partner in Deloitte Touche; Paula Pflueger, a broker and Limited Partner with Edward Jones; and Tom, a pilot with Delta Airlines in Atlanta. Tom just provided us with our 6th grandchild.
I retired in 1996, but still maintain my Limited Partnership in Edward Jones & Co. We endure the winter in Nebraska until Christmas, then you can find us in Scottsdale, Arizona.
1811 Koenigstein Ave. Norfolk, NE 68701-3509 (402) 371-1760
Winter addr: 7793 E Spanish Oaks Dr. Scottsdale, AZ 85258 (480) 905-3798
Monchecourt, Jack 1952 CLARINET (Principal)
Currently: Musician, appraiser. Writing a Concertino for the 2001 reunion concert.
1947-49 Played in dance, polka & society bands, radio orch. KDKA, WJAS - Truth & Consequence band on road - first 6 in Pittsburgh Pa. Studied clar/sax with Nick Lomakin and sax with Harry Baker - oboe with Arno Mariotti.
1949-52 Studied clarinet with Usylesse Delecluse, Gaston Hamelin and Louis Cahuzac who was going to present me to the Geneva competition. Studied oboe with Pierre Bajeux. They all either taught at the Paris Conservatory,and or played in the opera, orchestra national and taught privately. Also studied theory with the composer Jeanine Rueff. Was called to sight read the lead alto sax chair at the Moulin Rouge on a borrowed sax after two years of not playing the sax. That did not go too well as too many distractions.
1952-53 Did my basic training in the Bavarian Alps and auditioned for 7ASO and was accepted by Cpl. Sam Adler to play 1st clarinet. 1953 orchestra broke up and I played with the 7th. Army band at Patch Barracks. Transferred to Orleans, wrote a band march that won 1st prize, US ARMED FORCES EUROPE. Met my wife in Orleans, married 1954. 1955 discharged in Brooklyn.
1955-57 worked for a jewelry firm in NY. Then had several auditions to play oboe San Antonio but accepted 2nd chair at Kansas City.
1958 Took very early retirement from Kan. as $ was quite low. Returned to the jewelry business and studied to become a gemologist/appraiser. Always did some private teaching and community orchestra playing. Daughter Nadine, one of our twins, is a profesional cellist and just played in the cello section of the Columbus Symphony. She played principal when Sam Adler conducted Brahms 2nd at the Wash. DC reunion in 1977. She was 14. Of all my musical experiences, the one I enjoyed the most was performing with 7ASO. I must admit that the Moulin Rouge experience was a close second! Looking forward to the 50th. reunion and making plans for the 60th. and 70th.
Montzka, Arthur Dale 4/58 - 9/59 VIOLIN
Conductor of the Kishwaukee IL Symphony Orchestra for 19 years, Together with wife, Marilyn, ran a photography business involved in photographing summer Suzuki institutes throughout the country.
Arthur died in an auto accident November, 2002. He and Marilyn attended the 50th Anniversary Reunion in September, 2001.
Moor, Paul 1954 PIANO Texas-Paule@t-online.de
Paul played a number of performances with the 7th Army Symphony as soloist in the Bartok 3rd Piano Concerto. He died on October 11, 2010 in Berlin.
You can read a complete biography here, and a number of tributes and other information here.
Moore, David 1954 - 55 BASS
Moore, Edmund E. 10/60 - 5/62 TUBA email@example.com
Currently: Teacher of music, public school/free lance music.
Graduate Curtis Institute of Music; Phila.Musical Academy, BM & MM. Played American Symphony under Stokowski; Royal Ballet; Marlboro Music Festival; Chamber Sym. of Phila. (tuba & Ass't Mgr); opera for 37 yrs. Phila. & NYC; many ballet companies incl. New York City; American; Martha Graham; Pennsylvania; taught U. of Georgia (4 yrs); Temple U.; published brass music (England); 2 genealogy books.
7015 Rogers Ave., Pennsauken, NJ 08109-2724
Moore, Joseph ? - ? TROMBONE
Joseph has stayed in Germany ever since he played in the 7ASO. He played with the orchestra in Heidelberg for many years. Bob Jones' daughter visited him in Heidelberg in about 1994. Thanks to Bob for this information.
Kapellenweg 14, 69493 Hirschberg, Germany (just 80 miles NNW of Patch Barracks)
Moore, Paul 1952 VIOLIN, TUBA
Biographical details to follow
495 Columbia St., Sharon PA. 16146-1225 Ph. (724) 981-0267
Moore, Thomas J. 1958-c. HORN
Tom attended the 1977 Reunion and passed away not long after that. He had played in several orchestras, including New Orleans and Tulsa, plus free-lance work in NYC. Thanks to Howard Hillyer for reporting this.
Moore, William Jr. ? -? VIOLIN
William died in Lynchburg, Virginia in Dec. 2000. The following notes are from the Lynchburg News & Advance obituary:
"In addition to his composing, most of his career was spent as a member of a number of symphony orchestras, including The Seventh Army Symphony, he was concert master of the New Jersey Community Symphony Orchestra. He played with the Florida Symphony, the Nashville Symphony Orchestra, The Kansas City Philharmonic Orchestra, The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, he played as violin soloist with The Oakridge Symphony Orchestra and gave a violin recital in Carnegie Recital Hall. After his retirement he moved to Lynchburg where he continued to play in the Lynchburg Symphony. He wrote many compositions over his lifetime, principally in the 12 tone style of Arnold Schoenberg."
Morgan, Lanny 9/57 - 11/58 SAXOPHONE (alto)
(aka Harold L. Morgan)
Born Des Moines, IA 3/30/34. Attended L.A. (CA) City College '52.
Joined bands of Charlie Barnet, Ray DeMichele, Oliver Nelson, Tommy Alexander. Also lead alto sax with Maynard Ferguson Orch., NYC., 1960-66. Los Angeles studio & jazz player since 1969. Leads quartet; was a longtime regular of Supersax, big bands of Bill Holman, Terry Gibbs, Frank Capp & Bill Berry, others. Appeared, recorded with countless other artists - from Steely Dan to Natalie Cole, including Mel Torme, Frank Sinatra, others.
Other credits: some 20 TV specials and variety series. 75 movie soundtracks, 60-plus college guest appearances and more than 100 albums.
Morgan led recordings: (Fresh Sound) "A Suite for Yardbird" - Lanny Morgan Interprets the Compositions of Charlie Parker. (Contemporary) "Pacific Standard." (VSOP) "The Lanny Morgan Quartet." (Palo Alto Jazz) "It's About Time."
Guest artist at nearly 100 colleges, high schools in U.S, instructor, Stanford U. Summer Jazz Workshops, Grove School of Music, others.
Regular guest appearances throughout the U.K. and major world festivals.
6470 Gaviota Ave., Van Nuys, CA 9140
Murray, Edward 1953-c. SAXOPHONE/ADMINISTRATION
"I'm sorry to report that Ed Murray, sax, admin, purveyor of STD medication, etc passed away several years ago. Check with AFM loc. #103, in Prov., RI for more details, as reading the International Musician Death Roll was where I learned of it. He became a doctor of osteopathy and continued playing sax on club dates for quite a long time. I ran into him twice after service; once in the summer of '55, and again in the '70's after he had established his medical practice." Thanks to member Earl North for this report of Aug. 18, 2001.
Muzatko, Robert "Bob" '58-c. - '60-c. VIOLIN
"Our dear colleague, violinist "Bob" Muzatko passed away on May 26, 2000 in Tekoa, Whitman, Co., Washington. He was a most colorful character and fine violinist. I met him at Fort Ord Cal., in 1958 and we went to the 7ASO together. There were some very wonderful memories with Bob in Carmel, Cal., at the Carmel Bach Festival, and our wedding at Patch Barracks, not to mention the really wild and crazy times in 7ASO. My wife Anita and I are very saddened with this news of Bob's passing. We loved that guy. May you rest in peace Bob."
Dan and Anita Thomason
(10/30/05)Bob's daughter, Shannon Whelan, seeks any info. about his musical experiences. You can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org