CONDUCTORS

Introduction

Each Sunday evening throughout all eighteen seasons, concerts [see BROCHURES AND CONCERT PROGRAMS] open to the public were performed at Tally-Ho Music Camp [see HISTORY]. During their respective six-week-long stays at the camp conductors rehearsed the band or orchestra at least once each day, for a minimum of two hours (note: the 1948 season was only five-weeks long).

From the start of Tally-Ho, band conductors directed for one-week periods. When the Bradleys [see FOUNDERS] decided in 1952 that the Camp should add an orchestra program, orchestra conductors directed for varying multi-week periods through 1956, after which time assignments for all instrumental conductors-in-residence were for single-week periods of time (with one exception due to illness).

Visitors to this website may be interested in also viewing selected copies of original programs and camp brochures in another section [see BROCHURES AND CONCERT PROGRAMS]. Copies of additional programs are available to former-campers registered to use a private password-required website [see DID YOU GO TO TALLY-HO?]. On request, we are able to email jpg-files of specific programs for many concerts not contained on this TallyHoMusicCamp.org website [see CONTACT US].

All dates when respective Tally-Ho Music Camp orchestra conductors directed throughout the 1948-1965 period have been confirmed.

Sources: Programs, promotional brochures, newspaper articles


Selected Photographs of Some Conductors

Robert Moran
Robert Moran
Fordyce Fox, Howard Tappan
Fordyce Fox, Howard Tappan
George and Leah Christopher
George and Leah Christopher
William Campbell
William Campbell
Bertram Francis
Bertram Francis
David Fetler
David Fetler
Osborne Housel
Osborne Housel
Harold  Henderson and Bob Wadsworth
Harold Henderson and Bob Wadsworth
Bill Bradley
Bill Bradley

Year-by-Year Listing of Conductors, Affiliations and Concert Dates

Note: all locations of "affiliations" are within NYS, unless otherwise specified

Summer 1948

Band

  • Dr. Ralph R. Gunther, Dir. of Music Theory, Texas-Christian University, Ft. Worth, TX - July 4 & July 11
  • Rodney Shoch, Director - Bradford, Pennsylvania Bands - July 18
  • Frederick C. Ebbs, Director - Hobart, Indiana High School Band -
    July 25
  • Guy Fraser Harrison, Director - Rochester Civic Orchestra - Aug. 1
      note: Tally-Ho had a 5-week season in 1948

Summer 1949

Band

  • Craig McHenry, Chairman of Applied Music - Ithaca College, and Conductor - Triple Cities Orchestra, Ithaca, NY - July 3
  • Osborne Housel, Williamsport Symphony Orchestra, Director of Sr. HS Music, Williamsport, PA - July 10
  • Guy Fraser Harrison, Director - Rochester Civic Orchestra - July 17
  • Rodney Shoch, Director- Bradford, Pennsylvania Bands - July 24
  • Dr. Ralph R. Gunther, Dir. of Music Theory, Texas-Christian University, Ft. Worth, TX - July 31
  • Nilo Hovey, Chairman of Music, Arthur Jordon Conservatory, Indianapolis, IN - Aug. 7

Summer 1950

Band

  • Osborne Housel, Williamsport Symphony Otchestra, Director of Sr. HS Music, Williamsport, PA - July 2
  • Guy Fraser Harrison, Director - Rochester Civic Orchestra - July 9
  • Rodney Schoch, Director- Bradford, Pennslvania Bands - July 16
  • Bertram Francis, State Teachers College, Mansfield, PA - July 23
  • Dr. Ralph R. Gunther, Dir. of Music Theory, Texas-Christian University, Ft. Worth, TX - July 30
  • Nilo Hovey, Chairman of Music, Arthur Jordon Conservatory, Indianapolis, IN - August 6

Summer 1951

Band

  • Osborne Housel, Williamsport Symphony Orchestra, Director of Sr. HS Music, Williamsport, PA - July 8
  • Nilo Hovey, Chairman of Music, Arthur Jordon Conservatory, Indianapolis, IN - July 15
  • Robert Beckman, Director of Music, Lewisburg (Pa.) Public Schools - July 22
  • Dr. Ralph R. Gunther, Head of Dept. of Music Theory, Texas-Christian University, Ft. Worth, TX - July 29
  • Frederick Fennell, Conductor- Eastman School of Music, Rochester - Aug. 5
  • William A. Campbell, Cornell University Concert Band, Ithaca - Aug. 12

Summer 1952

Band

  • Osborne Housel, Williamsport Symphony Orchestra, Director of Sr. HS Music, Williamsport, PA - July 6
  • Willard I. Musser, Sup.of Music - Schenectady Schools & Conductor- Schenectady Youth Orchestra - July 13
  • Nilo Hovey, Chairman of Music Ed. Dept., Dir. Jordon Concert Band, Butler Univ., Indianapolis, IN - July 20
  • William A. Campbell, Dir. of Bands, Cornell University, Ithaca - July 27
  • Dr. Ralph R. Gunther, Chairman - Dept. of Music Theory, Texas-Christian University, Ft. Worth, TX - Aug. 3
  • Frederick Fennell, Director - Concert Band (also other groups), Eastman School of Music, Rochester - Aug. 10

Orchestra (Chorus also performed some weeks)

  • Joseph Henry, Conductor - Hillel Little Symphony, Rochester - July 13, 20, 27 & Aug. 3, 10

Summer 1953

Band

  • Osborne Housel, Williamsport Symphony Orchestra, Supervisor of Music, Williamsport, PA - July 5
  • Willard I. Musser, New York State School Music Association Vice President, Schenectady - July 12
  • Gene North, Band Director, Baldwin HS, Baldwin - July 19
  • Nilo Hovey, Dir. of Bands - Arthur Jordon College of Music of Butler University, Indianapolis, IN - July 26
  • Howard E. Marsh, Director of Music, Hastings-on-Hudson High School - Aug. 2
  • Frederick Fennell, Conductor - Eastman School of Music, Rochester - Aug. 9

Orchestra and Chorus

  • David Fetler, Rochester - 6 weeks

Summer 1954

Band

  • Osborne Housel, Williamsport Symphony Orchestra, Director of Sr. HS Music, Williamsport, PA - July 11
  • Willard I. Musser, Dir. of Bands, Instructor of Brass, Oneonta - July 18
  • Howard E. Marsh, Director of Instrumental Music, Hastings-on-Hudson High School - July 25
  • Gene North, Director of Bands, Baldwin HS, Baldwin - Aug. 1
  • Bertram Francis, Director of Bands, Mansfield State Teachers College, PA - Aug. 8
  • Dr. Ralph R. Gunther, Dir. of Music Theory, Texas-Christian University, Ft. Worth, TX - Aug. 15

Orchestra and Chorus

  • David Fetler, Rochester - 6 weeks

Summer 1955

Band

  • Walter Ninesling, Dir. of Music, Hudson Falls - July 10
  • Evan Bollinger, Dir. of Music, Irondequoit High School, Rochester - July 17
  • Warren Shelley, Dir. of Bands, Southern High School, Baltimore, MD - July 24
  • George Christopher, Music Supervisor in the Public Schools, Port Washington - July 31
  • Howard Marsh, Chairman - Music Dept., Hastings-on-Hudson High School - Aug. 7
  • Bertram Francis, Director of Bands, Mansfield State Teachers College, PA - Aug. 14

Chorus

  • Joseph Henry, Eastman School of Music, Rochester - July 17, 24, 31

Orchestra

  • Joseph Henry, Eastman School of Music, Rochester - July 10, 17, 24, 31
  • Fred Bradley, Eastman School of Music, Rochester - Aug. 7
  • Howard Koch, Bay Shore - Aug. 14

Summer 1956

Band

  • Walter Ninesling, Dir. of Music, Hudson Falls - July 8
  • Dr. Howard Hansen, Eastman School of Music, Rochester - July 8**
  • Willard Musser, Potsdam State - July 15
  • Warren Shelley, Dir of Bands, Southern High School, Baltimore, MD - July 22
  • Howard Marsh, Chairman - Music Dept., Hastings-on-Hudson High School - July 29
  • Gene North, Director of Bands, Baldwin HS, Baldwin - Aug. 5
  • Bertram Francis, Mansfield State Teachers College, PA - Aug. 12
      **guest-conducted 2nd movement of his "Nordic Symphony"

Chorus

  • Robert Wadsworth, Director of Jr. and Sr. High Vocal Music, Newark - 6 weeks

Orchestra

  • Peter Mesrobian, Orchestra Director - Paul D. Schreiber HS, Port Washington - July 8 & 15
  • Harry Alshin, Scarsdale - July 22 & 29
  • Gene Olmstead, East Aurora - Aug. 5
  • Howard Koch, Bay Shore - Aug. 12

Summer 1957

Band

  • Gene North, Director of Bands, Baldwin HS, Baldwin - July 7
  • Roy Thrall, Rochester - July 14
  • Harold Grahling, Springville - July 21
  • Howard Marsh, Chairman- Music Dept., Hastings-on-Hudson High School - July 29
  • Bertram Francis, Director of Bands, Mansfield State College, PA - Aug. 4
  • Warren Shelley, Baltimore, MD - Aug. 11

Chorus

  • Robert Wadsworth, Director of Jr. and Sr. High Vocal Music, Newark - 6 weeks

Orchestra

  • Peter Mesrobian, Orchestra Director - Paul D. Schreiber HS, Port Washington - July 7 & 14
  • Henry Osborne, Director of Music, West HS, Rochester - July 21
  • Joseph Cilicek, Director of Orchestras, Hastings-on-Hudson High School - July 28
  • Harold Henderson, Director of Music, Auburn Public Schools, Auburn - Aug. 4
  • Howard Koch, Bay Shore - Aug. 11

Summer 1958

Band

  • Gene North, Director of Bands, Baldwin HS, Baldwin - July 6
  • John Kinyon, Director of Music, Pittsford CS, Pittsford - July 13
  • Harold Grahling, Band Director of Griffith Institute, Springville - July 20
  • Bertram Francis, Director of Bands, Mansfield State College, PA - July 27
  • Howard Marsh, Chairman- Music Dept., Hastings-on-Hudson High School - Aug. 3
  • Dr. Frederick Fennell, Eastman School of Music, Rochester -Aug. 3***
  • Dr. Paul Bryan, Duke University - Aug. 10
       ***guest-conducted his "Tally-Ho March"

Chorus

  • Robert Wadsworth, Director of Jr. and Sr. High Vocal Music, Newark - 6 weeks

Orchestra

  • Arnold Cantor, Monroe HS, Rochester - July 6
  • Henry Osborne, Director of Music, West HS, Rochester - July 13
  • Joseph Wincenc, Buffalo State Teachers College - July 20
  • Harold Henderson, Director of Music, Auburn Public Schools, Auburn - July 27
  • Joseph Cilicek, Director of Orchestras, Hastings-on-Hudson High School - Aug. 3
  • Howard Koch, Bay Shore - Aug. 10

Summer 1959

Band

  • Gene North, Director of Bands, Baldwin HS, Baldwin - July 5
  • Waldo Woodworth, Director of Music, Fairport HS, Fairport - July 12
  • Robert Moran, Wilkes College, Wilkes Barre, PA - July 19
  • Evan Bollinger, Director of Music, Irondequoit HS, Irondequoit - July 26
  • Fordyce M. Fox, Director of Music, Randolph CS, Randolph - Aug. 2
  • Dr. Ralph R. Gunther, Ch. - Dept. of Music Theory, Texas-Christian University, Ft. Worth, TX - Aug. 9

Chorus

  • Robert Wadsworth, Director of Jr. and Sr. High Vocal Music, Newark - 6 weeks

Orchestra

  • Edward van Aalten, Director of Orchestra, Cazenovia HS, Cazenovia - July 5
  • Henry Osborne, Director of Music, West HS, Rochester - July 12
  • Maurice Whitney, Director of Public School Music, Glens Falls - July 19
  • Arnold Cantor, Monroe HS, Rochester - July 26
  • Harold Henderson, Director of Music, Auburn Public Schools, Auburn - Aug. 2
  • Howard Koch, Director of Orchestra, Bay Shore HS, Bay Shore - Aug. 9

Summer 1960

Band

  • Gene North, Director of Bands, Baldwin HS, Baldwin - July 10
  • Waldo Woodworth, Director of Music, Fairport HS, Fairport - July 17
  • John Schorge, Director of Music, Springville CS, Springville - July 24
  • Charles Jacobson, Jamestown Central School, Jamestown - July 31
  • Fordyce M. Fox, Director of Music, Randolph CS, Randolph - Aug. 7
  • Bertram Francis, Director of Bands, Mansfield State College, PA - Aug. 14

Chorus

  • Robert Wadsworth, Director of Jr. and Sr. High Vocal Music, Newark - 6 weeks

Orchestra

  • Edward van Aalten, Director of Orchestra, Cazenovia HS, Cazenovia - July 10
  • Henry Osborne, Director of Music, West HS, Rochester - July 17 & July 31
  • Howard E. Marsh, Fredonia (SUNY) - July 24
  • Joseph Henry, A.M.D. Candidate, Eastman School of Music, Rochester - Aug. 7
  • Harold Henderson, Director of Music, Auburn Public Schools, Auburn - Aug. 14

Summer 1961

Band

  • Gene North, Director of Bands, Baldwin HS, Baldwin - July 9
  • Robert Moran, Director of Music, John Marshall High School, Rochester - July 16
  • Charles Jacobson, Director of Instrumental Music, Jamestown Central School - July 23
  • Fordyce M. Fox, Director of Instrumental Music, Randolph Central School, Randolph - July 30
  • Waldo Woodworth, Director of Music, Fairport HS, Fairport - Aug. 6
  • Bertram Francis, Director of Bands, Mansfield State College, PA - Aug. 13

Chorus

  • Robert Wadsworth, Director of Jr. and Sr. High Vocal Music, Newark - 6 weeks

Orchestra

  • Edward van Aalten, Director of Music, Cazenovia HS, Cazenovia - July 9
  • Joseph Henry, Eastman School of Music, Rochester - July 16
  • Howard E. Marsh, Asst. Professor of Music Education, Fredonia (SUNY) - July 23
  • Taavo Virkhaus, Orchestra Director, Penfield CS - July 30
  • Henry Osborne, Director of Music, West HS, Rochester - Aug. 6
  • Harold Henderson, Director of Music, Auburn Public Schools, Auburn - Aug. 13

Summer 1962

Band

  • Gene North, Director of Bands, Baldwin HS, Baldwin - July 8
  • Robert Moran, Director of Music, John Marshall High School, Rochester - July 15
  • Charles Jacobson, Director of Music, Jamestown - July 22
  • F. Edgar Myers, former Perry HS Director of Bands - July 29
  • Fordyce M. Fox, Director of Music, Randolph Central School, Randolph - Aug. 5
  • Bertram Francis, Director of Bands, Mansfield State College, Mansfield, PA - Aug. 12

Chorus

  • Robert Wadsworth, Director of Jr. and Sr. High Vocal Music, Newark- 6 weeks

Orchestra

  • Edward van Aalten, Director of Orchestra, Cazenovia HS, Cazenovia - July 8
  • George Dick, Director of Music, Owego - July 15
  • Fred Ressel, Founder and Conductor of the Buffalo Symphonette, Buffalo - July 22
  • Joseph Henry, Conductor of the Utica Symphony Orchestra - July 29
  • Henry Osborne, West High School, Rochester - Aug. 5
  • Harold Henderson, Director of Music, Auburn Public Schools, Auburn - Aug. 12

Summer 1963

Band

  • William T. Bradley, Penfield, NY Band Director - July 7
  • Bertram Francis, Director of Bands, Mansfield State College, PA - July 14
  • Charles Jacobson, Chairman- Music Department, Jamestown High School - July 21
  • Robert Moran, Director of Music, John Marshall High School, Rochester - July 28
  • John Bullock, Director of Bands, Canandaigua Free Academy - Aug. 4
  • F. Edgar Myers, former Perry HS Director of Bands - Aug. 11

Chorus

  • Robert Wadsworth, Director of Jr. and Sr. High Vocal Music, Newark - 6 weeks

Orchestra

  • Clarke W. Pfleeger, Chairman - Music Dept., Glassboro St. College (NJ) - July 7
  • Taavo Virkhaus, Director of Orchestras, Penfield CS - July 14
  • George Dick, Director - Orchestra, Owego Central School - July 21
  • Harold Henderson, Director of Music, Auburn Public Schools, Auburn- July 28
  • Fred Ressel, Founder-Director - Buffalo Symphonette - Aug. 4
  • Henry Osborne, Director of Music, West HS, Rochester - Aug. 11

Musical Production - "Down In The Valley"

  • Howard Tappan, Vocal Supervisor, Pittsford Central Schools
  • Noreen Bride, Rochester Music Theater
  • David Riley, Vocal Instructor, Canandaigua
  • August 9 & 10

Summer 1964

Band

  • William T. Bradley, Penfield, NY Band Director - July 5
  • Fordyce Fox, Director of Bands, Randolph - July 12
  • Charles Jacobson, Chairman - Music Department, Jamestown High School - July 19
  • Robert Moran, Director of Music, John Marshall High School, Rochester - July 26
  • John Bullock, Director of Bands, Canandaigua Free Academy - Aug. 2
  • F. Edgar Myers, former Perry HS Director of Bands, Pittsford - Aug. 9

Chorus

  • Robert Wadsworth, Director of Jr. and Sr. High Vocal Music, Newark - 6 weeks

Orchestra

  • Mark M. Bradley, Director of Orchestra - Medina Central School - July 5
  • James Dumm, Orchestra conductor, Penfield - July 12
  • George Dick, Director - Orchestra, Owego Central School - July 19
  • Richard Stephen, Director of Strings, Hamburg Public Schools - July 26
  • Fred Ressel, Founder-Director - Buffalo Symphonette - Aug. 2
  • Clarke W. Pfleeger, Chairman - Music Dept., Glassboro St. College (NJ) - Aug. 9

Musical Production - "The Boy Friend"

  • Richard Stephan, Director
  • Noreen Bride, Rochester Music Theater
  • August 7 & 8

Summer 1965

Band

  • Charles Morey, Canandaigua - July 11
  • Robert Moran, Director of Music, John Marshall High School, Rochester - July 18
  • Frank Del Russo, Director of Bands - Williamsville Central School - July 25
  • Ronald Cox, Waterloo Central School - Aug. 1
  • Bertram Francis, Director of Banks, Mansfield State College, Mansfield, PA - Aug. 8
  • Donald Greene, Lockport Senior High School - Aug. 15

Chorus

  • Howard Tappan, Director - Vocal Music, Pittsford Central Schools

Orchestra

  • Pamela Gearhart, Professor of Music - SUNY Buffalo - July 11
  • George Dick, Director - Orchestra, Owego Central School - July 18
  • Fred Ressel, Founder-Director - Buffalo Symphonette - July 25
  • Richard Stephen, Director of Strings, Hamburg Public Schools - Aug. 1
  • Alex Kanack, Orchestra Director, Brighton High School - Aug. 8
  • Taavo Virkhaus, Penfield CS - Aug. 15

Musical Production - "The Lowland Sea"

  • August 13 & 14
  • (additional information is requested regarding this production's advisors)

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