Marywood professor named National Band Association State Chair of Pennsylvania


Dr. Fred David Romines serves as the co-chair of Marywood’s Music, Theatre and Dance Department and is an associate professor of music education. Photo courtesy of Marywood Marketing and Communications

Justin Kucharski

The National Band Association Executive Committee chose co-chair of Marywood’s Music, Theater and Dance department Dr. Fred David Romines to be State Chair of Pennsylvania.

The announcement was made on Sept. 14 via the university’s website.

The National Band Association is the biggest organization for grade school, college, military, professional and community bands in the world. Its purpose is to spread awareness about the importance of bands from educational, musical and cultural standpoints.

As State Chair, Romines will be responsible for handling issues within the association and publicizing upcoming events among its members.

Romines has been a member of the National Band Association since 1975 and in his many years of working with the organization, has had numerous articles published in their magazine. He also received the National Band Association’s Citation of Excellence twice.

Romines said he is honored to be chosen despite there being many qualified candidates for the position.

“It is always an honor when the executive board [is] meeting in Alabama and they know they want to bring a new person on board for the state chair and your name is the name that comes up,” said Romines. “This is my 10th year in Pennsylvania, prior to [teaching here] I’ve always been teaching in the south so to come here and then be asked to be the leader of the state is pretty cool.”

Romines is expected to officially become the National Band Association Pennsylvania State Chair at a meeting in December.

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