Northeast Instrumental Music Festival Ltd is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation governed by Officers and a Board of Directors. Current board members include:

  • Andrew Bisnett
  • Curt Austin - Treasurer
  • Rich Butler - Student Band Coordinator
  • Karen Butters
  • Crystal Everdyke
  • James Iacketta
  • Mike Jeffery
  • Andrew Stengrevics - President ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )
  • Martin Zavadil - Adult Band Coordinator ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

Northeast Instrumental Music Festival
P.O. Box 408
Newcomb, NY 12852

Participating Schools, 2016

These schools and directors participated in the 2016 All-Star High School Concert Band:

  • Corinth Central School, NY - Carol Cutler
  • Fair Haven Union High School, VT - Janeea Chouiniere
  • Granville HS - Crystal Everdyke
  • Hunter-Tannersville Central School, NY - Angelo Mecca
  • Lake George High School, NY - Amy Baker
  • Long Lake Central School, NY - Emily Blanchard
  • Mechanicville High School, NY - Mike Jeffery
  • Newcomb Central School, NY - Zhanna Pendell
  • Poultney High School - Christina Roach
  • Salem Central School, NY - Rich Butler
  • Stillwater High School, NY - James Iacketta

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.


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. 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 adult band under Col. Gabriel today are former members of the student Northeast All Star Concert Band.

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