Susan Davidson

     Susan Briggs Flanders Davidson was born October 7, 1949 in Rome.  After graduation from RFA, she attended Skidmore College and received a Bachelor of Science degree in 1971 with a major in Art Education/Weaving.  Susan continued her education accumulating more than one hundred hours in graduate studies. 

Rich DeLutis

    Richard Patrick DeLutis, Jr. was born in Rome, New York on March 24, 1953.  He attended Rome Public Schools and graduated from Rome Free Academy in June 1971. 
     Richard began music lessons on the clarinet in the fifth grade.  He subsequently switched to the trumpet in the tenth grade.  He received an Associate Degree in Music

Doug Magee

Rome, New York native Doug Magee is a photojournalist, screenplay writer, children’s book author, death penalty activist, film producer and director, war protestor, former college football player and amateur musician.  He attended Rome Free Academy, Amherst College and Union Theological Seminary.  Doug worked as a photojournalist

Rick Montalbano

    Rick Montalbano, born in Rome in 1949 was performing music professionally by the time he was thirteen. Rick credits several area musicians with heavily influencing his music career. Among them are Jack Palmer, Dolores and Sammy Mancuso, Sal Amico, Chick Esposito and JR Montrose. An early learning experience, which Rick deems important, was his stint as keyboard accompanist for The Rhythm-Lites, a group of young singers and dancers.

Fred Normand

    Frederick A. Normand, was born in Utica, NY and graduated from Rome Free Academy, Mohawk Valley Community College, and Utica College.  He retired in 1989 from Rome Lab where he worked as a Computer Scientist.
     Fred has been a member of numerous volunteer organizations in Rome and has served as an officer or board member for many, including the Rome Historical Society, Rome Academy

Helen Phillips-Hanna

Helen Adele Phillips was born on May 5, 1936 in West Middlesex, Pennsylvania.  Her family moved to Farrell, Pennsylvania where she graduated from Farrell Senior High in 1954.
     Helen’s interest in music began at an early age with piano lessons.  She studied music education at SUNY, Fredonia where she received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Music Education in 1958.  Her graduate studies were accomplished at Crane School of Music at SUNY, Potsdam.

Coley Worth

     Coley Worth was born Coleman Peter Rothmund at the family homestead at 1011 N. George St. on July 3, 1908.  The son of musician and local theatrical impresario Otto Rothmund, Coley grew up in show business. He attended Rome schools and was a member of the undefeated Rome Free Academy football team in 1924.