Member Information

New Members

If you're a new member, please fill out our form on the 'Join Us' page. Once you fill out the page, you'll receive an email with more info on the band. Feel free to come to rehearsal and don't worry about music - just bring yourself and your instrument! If you don't have an instrument but are interested in playing, you can always contact us at


For a calendar of events, day-of communications, announcements, and internal social-media-style sharing, we are using the Band app. To join click the links below:

Membership Dues

The Philadelphia Freedom Band is funded by our donors and members like you. Member dues are currently set at $25 per season or $50 per year. Dues help us pay for music, rehearsal space, our concert venues, and other operating costs to the band.

You can pay your dues via the following options:

      1. PayPal to as a 'Friends or Family' transaction (free for both user and receiver - using our 'Donate' button will result in fees for the band).
      2. Venmo to @philadelphia-freedomband with a note to include your e-mail in the message area of the transaction. This is free for the band.
      3. Check (see Wayne at rehearsal)
      4. Cash (see Wayne at rehearsal)
      5. Credit/Debit card (see Wayne at rehearsal). This results in a 2.65% fee for the band.



At our concerts, we raffle off donated items (anything from handmade goods to gift baskets to show tickets and more!) to raise money for the band. If you have raffle items to donate, please email the item name, description, and donor to

Download a form to request raffle items from organizations and businesses here.

Task Teams

Want to help the band out? Have some ideas about or experience in fundraising, social media, event planning, or anything else? Consider joining one of our task teams:

If you'd like to join any of these Task Teams, please send an email to You can download the summary postcard here.

Your Board

The Philadelphia Freedom Band board helps lead the band and coordinate events throughout the year. If you have any questions, concerns, comments, or special needs please feel free to reach out to any member of the board.

Emily Maroni, President and Clarinetist

David Szczepanik, Vice President and Trumpeter

Gene Terry, Secretary and Saxophonist

Wayne Cornett, Treasurer and Clarinetist

Ian Harwell, Member At Large and Percussionist

Mel Regn, Member At Large (focus on Fundraising) and Percussionist

Sheryl Hess, Member At Large and Clarinetist

Your Section Leaders

Woodwinds: Stéfan Hoïmes

Clarinets: Jeffrey Ng

French Horns: Bryan Shay

Trumpets: Heather Ribeling

Low Brass: Alan Verostick

Percussion: Mel Regn

Your Marching Band Leaders

Michael Borger: Our Drum Major, does instrumental instruction, and coordinates day-of logistics