Joseph Nalley, Director

Joseph Nalley joins the Bay Winds band with extensive experience leading local Community Bands. Since arriving in Maryland in 2012, Joe has dedicated his recent musical efforts to helping our area’s adult musicians discover, master, and perform significant repertoire. As a guiding philosophy, Joe believes the band experience is about more than “just” playing the music on the stand. Understanding what makes each piece of music special while developing the ability to anticipate the musical needs of the music and the ensemble are two skills that Joe tries to nurture with his direction.
Joe’s musical training includes a Music Theory degree from the University of Notre Dame and experience as a high school band director in Louisville, KY. As a college musician, he performed on clarinet with the Notre Dame Symphony Orchestra and in multiple concert bands (Principal), along with the Marching Band of the Fighting Irish. He filled his summers with marching band clinician work and music camp teaching. In graduate school, Joe continued with his orchestral playing while earning a Masters in Architecture.

In addition to Bay Winds, Joe currently plays with the Bel Air Community Band (Asst. Director), the Chesapeake Concert Band (Director), Category 5 Wind Ensemble (Clarinet), and Maryland All State Band (Alto Saxophone). On the occasional evening Joe finds himself at home, he and his wife revel in the joys of two kids under five, a 15 year-old dog, and lots of grass and leaves to keep in line. 

Anne Dickinson, Assistant Director

Anne Dickinson, Assistant Director

Anne has been an instrumental music teacher in Anne Arundel County since 2005. Her undergraduate degree is in Music Education from West Chester University of Pennsylvania while her graduate degree is in Music Technology from Valley Forge Christian College. In 2014, Anne was awarded the “Excellence in Education” honor by the Northern Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce. Mrs. Dickinson is also a member of various professional and educational groups including the National Guild of Piano Teachers and the Technology Institute for Music Educators (TI:ME). Serving volunteer organizations also fills Anne’s time whether at summer Music camp or regional tournaments for Destination Imagination. As an occasional guest musician with local groups in the Ocean City area, Anne most often plays clarinet or trumpet. She has been a member of the Bay Winds Band since 2009 and met her husband through that organization in 2012. Anne also performs alongside her husband, Chris, in the Category 5 Wind Ensemble and the Maryland All-State Community Band.


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