Who we are

Meet The Board


President - Eric Hjellming

General Manager - Edward S. Zlaty 

VP of Personnel  - Jeff Dick

VP of Operations - John Marshall

Treasurer - Jim Scott

Secretary - Nancy Cushman

Members - Bob Barton, Gary Doughty, Kelly Kahn, Greg Porter, Chris Sluder

Conductor (ISB)

 New Conductor and Associate Conductor Named 

The Indianapolis Symphonic Band Board of Directors has named two experienced local school music educators to become the Conductor and Associate Conductor of the band. 

Curtis Prichard has accepted the invitation to be the principal conductor of the ISB. Prichard is also Co-Director of Bands and Director of Jazz Ensembles at Westfield High School. He has a Master of Science in Music Education from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music as well as a Master of Music degree from the University of Michigan. He was formerly Music Director of the Brown County Community Band in Nashville, Indiana. 

John Hilmer will become an Associate Conductor of the ISB. Hilmer recently retired from a 26-year teaching stint with Warren Central High School in Indianapolis where he served as Director of Bands and Performing Arts Department Chairman. He studied Music at Quincy College, Western Illinois University, North Texas State University, University of Texas at Austin, and Texas A and I University. 

Assistant Conductor (ISB)



Steve Meurer is the Assistant Director of the Indianapolis Symphonic Band and a member of the ISBtrombone section.

He received his Bachelors and Masters degrees in music education from Indiana State University.

Steve has an extensive background as a public school music educator, having served as Director of Bands at Western Boone Jr. Sr. High School, Terre Haute South Vigo High School, Lawrence Central High School, and Craig Middle School.

Steve has been the orchestra director at Lawrence Central and Fishers High Schools, and Key Learning Community in IPS.

He is currently the music director at Legacy Bible Church in Noblesville.

Conductor (Barton Rogers Band)


 Jane Dobson Poio is the leader of The Barton Rogers Big Band. Jane is a longtime member of the sax section of Barton Rogers Big Band as well as a 31 year member of the Indianapolis Symphonic Band in the clarinet section. Her jazz experience includes 20 years with the New Ventures Jazz Band in Indianapolis, the Normal City Music Company in Muncie, and jazz studies with Dr. John Spicknall at Indiana State University. In addition, Jane is an adjudicator for solo and jazz music contests and has performed in the past with the Carmel Symphony and with theater musical productions. Jane is a music teacher with the Indianapolis Public Schools.