Organization

The Northeast Instrumental Music Festival Ltd is a not-for-profit corporation governed by Officers and a Board of Directors. Current board members include:

  • Andrew Stengrevics - President ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )
  • Andrew Bisnett - Treasurer
  • Crystal Everdyke - Secretary
  • James Iacketta - Student Band Chairperson
  • Taylor Robey - Student Band Co-Chair
  • Martin Zavadil - Adult Band Coordinator ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )
  • Jack Clay - Webmaster
  • Paul Houpt
Northeast Instrumental Music Festival
430 Route 146, Lot 135
Clifton Park, NY, 12065

Participating Schools, 2023

These schools and directors participated in the 2023 All Star High School Concert Band:

  • Corinth Central School - Theresa Crombach
  • Fair Haven Union High School, VT - Samantha Adams
  • Galway High School - Gary Barrow
  • Hunter-Tannersville Central School - Shannon Sambrook
  • Long Lake Central School - Christopher Sass
  • Mechanicville High School - Taylor Robey
  • Mill River High School - Peter Roach
  • Newcomb Central School, NY - Zhanna Pendell
  • North Warren High School - Benjamin Baker
  • Salem Central School - Zachary Eastman
  • Stillwater High School - Patrick Foxton
  • Windham-Ashland-Jewett High School - Leslie Beauregard

Dr. Herbert Schultz, 1923-2007, Director Emeritus

Dr. Schultz was the founder of the Northeast Instrumental Festival. He was a professor of music at the University of Vermont, where he was Director of Bands for thirty years. An active guest conductor and adjudicator, he appeared throughout the United States. As founder of the American Winds Concert Band, he conducted over 200 concerts throughout Europe and received the Golden Meritorious Award form the Alliance for All European Music Societies. In this country, his prowess as a band director was recognized by election to the American Bandmasters Association.

History

The Northeast Instrumental Music Festival, originating in Burlington, VT, and held in that state for a number of years, moved to Lake Placid in 1986 and to Lake George in 2022. The Festival brings together musicians of all ages, proving that music is a lifelong experience. Many students of past Festivals have pursued careers in music or music education, and almost 100% have continued to be active in music after high school graduation. Many members of the Great American Community Band have had or are still having active careers in the music profession. All continue to keep music as a major part of their lives.

Some members playing in the Great American Community Band today are former members of the All Star High School Concert Band.

Keep up to date!

To keep up to date with the festival, "like" our Facebook Page, or check the News section of this website. To be placed on our mailing list, send your name, email address and instrument to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.