David Curtis, Conductor/Music Director
David Curtis is also the Organist/Director of Music at the Oakfield United Methodist Church and recently retired from the Director of Choral Activities at Niagara Wheatfield High School. Formerly held positions include; Artistic Director of The Orchard Park Chorale, Artistic Staff Member of the Buffalo Niagara Youth Chorus, and Niagara County Community College Choir Director.
Mr. Curtis is a graduate of the State University of New York at Buffalo, receiving a Bachelor's and Master of Music degrees in Music Education.
He frequently conducts and accompanies all-county and honors choirs throughout New York State and has presented numerous music education and choral conducting workshops to music educators. His choirs have earned numerous "Gold with Distinction" awards at N.Y.S.S.M.A choral evaluations and national choral competitions. The Niagara Wheatfield Choirs, under his direction, have performed for the N.Y.S.S.M.A. winter conference, A.C.D.A. conference, E.C.M.E.A. conference, Ithaca College Composers Festival, have served as a model choir for college practicum students and was the featured choir at Carnegie Hall for the National Youth Concert Series in March of 2009, and 2011. In 2015, he received the "Choral Music Educator of the Year" award from Buffalo State College.
Robert Hull, Accompanist
Robert Hull is a life-long resident of Niagara County. He has been performing publicly since the age of 12, having three piano and organ albums published to his credit. Robert has served numerous churches in the capacity of organist and choir director since the age of 14 and is currently the organist and director of music at Saint Francis of Assisi R.C. Church in Tonawanda, NY and the First Presbyterian Church of Lewiston, NY. He has rebuilt and installed many pipe organs, including the 44-rank Schantz organ installed at St. Francis Church.
From 2011-2015, he served as accompanist and piano instructor at the Buffalo State College of Music. He is the accompanist for Niagara Wheatfield High School, Lockport High School, North Tonawanda High School, the Red Blazer Men’s Chorus, and various theater productions in WNY.
In addition, he performs regularly in the Buffalo area as a jazz musician and volunteers his time as organist at the historic Riviera Theater in North Tonawanda NY.
Mr. Hull holds an Ed.M. in Music Education, a B.S. in Civil Engineering, and an A.A.S. in Fire Science. He is a member of the Church Musicians Guild of Buffalo, an Active member of the Chromatic Club of Buffalo, and the American Guild of Organists. As a Senior Master Sergeant in the U.S. Air Force stationed at the Niagara Falls Air Station, his 22-year career was carried out by serving as Fire Chief for the 107th Attack Wing and as NCOIC of the 107th Base Honor Guard program. He has now embarked on a new Air Force journey, receiving a commission as 2nd Lieutenant and accepting the position as the 107th Deputy Base Civil Engineer. He lives in Niagara Falls with his wife, Sarah, and two children, Robbie and Jack. In his spare time, he enjoys working on his classic cars, motorcycles, and trucks.
Board of Directors
Vice President—Nadine Benstead
Secretary—Beth Anne Jasen
Members at Large: