It is with a sense of sorrow and joy that YEA! announces the departure of Jon Swengler from the organization as of Friday, April 12.
“Jon has been a fixture over the past eight years at YEA! and has been a stabilizing force for the organization over the last several months in his leadership role with USBands,” said Vicki Ferrence Ray, Executive Director of YEA!
“While we are sorry he will no longer be a formal member of the YEA! team, we are very excited for him and his family on his new professional adventure serving post-secondary education students as they embark on their future,” added Ferrence Ray.
Ben Regalado, Member of the YEA! Board of Directors and USBands Advisory Council said, “Jon is a wealth of knowledge and we are fortunate he has agreed to continue to share with us and advise us during the transition. We remain committed to the principles Jon put in place to serve to the best of our ability the educators, adjudicators, event staff and students in all facets of USBands.”
Announcements will be made shortly on additions to the USBands team for the 2019 season including Band Relations and leadership positions.
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