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parksDr. Chris Parks
Athletic Bands Director

Christopher Parks, Ed.D. was appointed as the new Director of Athletic Bands at Stony Brook University for their 10th anniversary season. He took the reigns of the Athletic Bands program following the successful leadership of John Leddy (2006-2013) and Shayna Stahl (2013-2016).
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Vincent Malafronte
Athletic Bands Coordinator

Vinny has been the Woodwind Instructor and a Field Technician for the Spirit of Stony Brook University Marching Band since 2012. He has also served as the Director and Coordinator of Stony Brook's Summer Band Camp program. When he's not at SBU, Vinny teaches in the Connetquot School District where he is one of the high school band directors at Connetquot High School.


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Michael Eagle
Drumline Instructor

Michael is starting his first season with the Spirit of Stony Brook as the Drumline Instructor. He is the former Assistant Band Director at the University of Albany, Percussion Director at Bridgewater-Raritan High School, and runs a web-based percussion studio. Eagle received his Master of Music in Percussion Performance from the University of Texas at Austin and his BA in Music Education, Performance and Composition from the University of Arkansas. Eagle has taught public school in Arkansas and Texas where his ensembles and students received numerous accolades and national recognition. He has also taught and composed music for dozens of school districts all over the country. At the university level Eagle has taught at the University of Texas and New York University.



Leddy John Leddy 
Athletic Bands, Director Emeritus and Arranger    

John Leddy arrived at Stony Brook University in 2006 and is the founding director of  The Spirit of Stony Brook Marching Band. Prior to that, he taught music in the Connetquot school district for 33 years where he directed concert band, jazz ensemble, and marching band at all levels. 


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Jeffrey A. Barnett
Interim Associate Dean of Students 

Jeff Barnett is a longtime member and proud alum of the Stony Brook community. After having completed his B.S. in psychology from Stony Brook University, Jeff went on to hold several positions at the university in Student Affairs, Enrollment & Retention Management and the Undergraduate Colleges. Jeff earned his graduate degree in Higher & Post-Secondary Education from Teachers College, Columbia University.

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Alexander Peck
Administrative Coordinator
Business Management '19
Ryan Meller
Facilities Coordinator
Psychology '20

Francisca Bioh
Special Projects Coordinator
Health Science '18


Jason Meurlin
Staff Assistant
Biology '19
Luis Tobon
Staff Assistant
English Education '17

 Summer 2017 Recruitment Staff

Emily Biermann
Physics '19
Emily Biermann
Shannon Conley
History '18
Education (MA) '19
Shannon Conley 
Theresa Grimaldi
Chemistry '20
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Jason Merulin
Biomedical Engineering '19
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