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Dr. Justin R. Stolarik
Interim Athletic Bands Director    

Dr. Stolarik was selected to serve as the Interim Athletic Bands Director for the Spirit of Stony Brook in September 2018. Before coming to SBU, Dr. 
Stolarik was a freelance musician and conductor in New York City.
Previously, he served as the Director of Athletic Band at the University of Oklahoma.



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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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Mike Ayala
Drumline Instructor

Mike Ayala was previously a member of the Spirit of Stony Brook band while doing his undergraduate at Stony Brook. He also served as the percussion instructor before 2015 before coming back to the  program again in 2018.

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

Shannon Conley
Recruitment Coordinator
History '18
Education (MA) '19
  Lucy DiBenedetto
Facilities Assistant
Coastal Environmental Studies, '19


 Summer 2018 Recruitment Staff

Chris Mayer
Biology, '21
    Chris Mayer
Sabrina Holsborg
Environmental Studies/
Economics, '21
Sabrina Holsborg

Nicole Lawless
Psychology, '21
                  Nicole Lawless            

Benjamin Michalowicz
Computer Science/
Applied Math and Statistics, '20
Benjamin Michalowicz



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