Ron Diehl and Friends



Biography

Ron Diehl, saxophone Rob Vetter, trumpet Piano, Bob Smith Glen Dewey, String Bass Ryan Diehl, drums   After graduating from William Allen High School, Allentown, PA in 1960, Ron attended West Chester State University where he performed with the Criterions (the University Ensemble) and played bassoon with the orchestra. Ron studied saxophone privately with Tom Heinze, Fred Greenawalt, Joe Allard, and world renowned artist Phil Woods. Ron studied bassoon with Milton Foch and flute with Britton Johnson.   In 1965, Ron became a member of the United States Navel Academy Band performing on Saxophone, Bassoon, Flute, and Piccolo. In 1973, Ron was selected to play with the Navy's official Jazz Ensemble, "The Commodores." He held the position of lead sax section leader until June 1991. He has toured the United States, Scotland, Iceland and South America. For 22 years, Ron was Director of Jazz Band and Instructor of Saxophone at University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC).   Currently, Ron teaches privately and assists high schools and colleges with their jazz bands and symposiums. Ron is director of Jazz Bands at Towson University. He has been co-director of the UMBC Eastern Regional Jazz Festival since 1978, and is a member of the International Association of Jazz Educators. Ron also serves as a clinician for the master class and concert series presented by the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.
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