Nu Chapter | Pennsylvania, USA

  • Founded: 1959
  • Charter members: Richard L. Camp; James Caruso; Charles W. Coleman; Peter Cortese; Dr. James Dunlop; Paul A. Harner; Arlington Kahley; Stanley F. Michalski; Vetold W. Sporny; Maurice Taylor; Fred Williams; Isaiah Zimmerman 
    –While several of our Charter Members have passed on, we are fortunate to have Art Kahley attend our annual meeting each year to lead the induction ceremony for new members.
  • Honorary Members: Jay Chattaway; Elliot Del Borgo; Herbert Johnson; Robert Maggio; Donald McCathern; Gilbert H. Mitchell Jr.; Sammy Nestico; James Thurmond; Robert Zimmerman

Current Membership:

  • 140 [96 active; 46 retired active]


  • Annual Luncheon Meeting
    –held on the Thursday of the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association State Conference [average of 50 attendees]


  • Future Band Director’s Scholarship [initiated in 2012]
    –to deserving high school senior
    –student is sponsored by a Brother or Sister
    –submits appropriate supporting material to the Nu Chapter Scholarship Committee
  • Lifetime Achievement Award [initiated in 2014 by 2nd Vice-President Brother Tom Snyder]
    –to honor one or more living individual members of Nu Chapter for their body of work in instrumental music from a holistic career perspective
    –presented at the annual meeting at the discretion of the Awards Committee
  •  Hosting of Panel Discussion [to be initiated in 2015]
    –for young band directors and pre-service educators focusing in instrumental music as part of the clinics at the PMEA State Conference in Hershey