John has been Timpanist with the orchestra since July of 1990. He received his Bachelor of Music from the University of Delaware and his Master of Music from West Chester University. In addition to performing for BAS, he has been timpanist for: Delaware Symphony, Opera Delaware, Delaware Academy of Dance, Northern Delaware Oratorio Society, and numerous other performing groups. John’s music has covered everything from country to ballet. Most recently he has started performing with the renaissance group Wolgemut.
In 2012 John retired from thirty five years of teaching instrumental music in the public schools of Delaware and Maryland. Retirement did not mean he would stop working with children. He is now their Santa! Most notable he is Santa for the Wilmington Western Rail Road and has been Santa for the Philadelphia Flyers.