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Ronald Dye, Conductor

Ronald Dye, Conductor Ronald Dye joined the Community Band in September 1999 both as a conductor and flute player. He brings a wealth of talent and experience to the band.

Ron was born and grew up in Frederick County in Virginia. He first became involved with music in September 1957 when the James Wood High School band director, George Turner, Jr., encouraged him to join the band. He played with them for five years.

Ron graduated from Shenandoah Conservatory of Music with a Bachelor of Music Degree in Music Education. He has also taken classes in pursuit of a Master's Degree in Music Education at Shenandoah Conservatory.

Ron's accomplishments include being a member of the High School All-District Band; being selected for the National FFA Band in Kansas City; making a tape for a television station with the Conservatory Band; and being a charter member of the Nu Psi chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity of America. He also played in the 1967 Virginia Inter-Collegiate Band conducted by noted composer and arranger Dr. Alfred Reed. Ron's favorite composers include Mozart, Wagner, and Tchaikovsky.

Currently Ron serves as the Director of Music at Kernstown United Methodist Church, conducting three full time ensembles - the Handbell Choir, the Chancel Choir, and the Wind Ensemble. He's also a member of the Isaac Walton League of America and the Shawnee Ruritan Club, where he's served as Secretary, Vice-President, President, Zone I Governor, Lt. District Governor, and District Governor, and is currently serving as District Treasurer.

Ron is married to Pat and has two sons, Kevin who is 30 years old and David who is 20 years old. Pat is a Public Health Nurse in Warren County. Ron is a Departmental Supervisor with Fleetwood Travel Trailers in Winchester, Va. He enjoys hunting, fishing, and model railroads.

The Community Band is very fortunate to have Ron as a conductor and flute player. He is offering the band musical challenges and hopes to see the band perform more often in the community and surrounding area.

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