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Founder and artistic director emeritus

Tim Kennedy founded BOU in 1985 and was Artistic Director for 37 Years.  Tim retired in 2022 but is still active as  artistic consultant.

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Interim artistic director

A sought-after conductor known for his innovative programming, conducting technique and connection with audiences, Nick DelBello has been Music Director of the Cheektowaga Community Symphony Orchestra since 2017 and the Clarence Summer Orchestra since 2019. He is a full-time faculty member in the Williamsville Central School District, having previously taught both vocal and instrumental music in the Buffalo Public Schools. He is also active as a choral director, pianist, and organist throughout Western New York.



Development/marketing director

A Western New York native, Honan brings over 25 years of industry knowledge in marketing and event management. Former CMO of the Buffalo Bills, his passion and work ethic is contagious.

As Development/marketing director Honan will work with the BOU Team on event planning, fundraising, content development and marketing strategies.

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Lee Ann Grace, Board President
Karen Podd, Vice President
Ann Williams, Secretary
Ellen Kennedy, Treasurer
Sylvia Bennett
Rick Fleming
Marty Wimmer

For information on becoming a Board Member  please email Lee Ann Grace at

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