Board Members

John Garman, President
John Garman started his musical endeavors in High School where he played percussion. He was a member of the percussion section of the Norfolk Symphony in Norfolk, VA from 1969-1972 and was selected as timpanist to the Virginia All-State High School Band in 1972. After graduating, John joined the United States Army as a musician where he attended and joined the staff of the Armed Forces School of Music at Little Creek, Norfolk, VA.  He served as an Army musician for 4 years.  Upon leaving active military service John attended Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA majoring in Criminal Justice.  He played with bands, combos and churches around the Hampton Roads, Virginia area for the next 25 years.  His professional responsibilities caused him to withdraw from active musical activities beginning in the early 90’s and continued until his retirement in Roanoke in 2017 when he began to play outside his home with the Roanoke Valley Community Band, Winds of the Blue Ridge and the Let’s Dance Band.  In 2018, John began playing with the orchestra at the First Baptist Church in Roanoke.  He has greatly enjoyed his return to active playing and enjoys meeting and playing with the many fine musicians in the Roanoke area.  John lives in Botetourt County.

James Fox, Vice President
James Fox is a soldier in the 29th Division Band, Virginia Army National Guard. He has traveled to Ireland and France to play music both for the Army and as a civilian. James is also very involved with the marching arts having marched Jersey Surf Drum and Bugle corps for three years in Drum Corps International. More recently, He taught 3 years as the visual and marching instructor for the Salem High School Marching Band. James works full time as a technician's apprentice for a heating and air condition company. In addition to Winds of the Blue Ridge, he plays split lead with the Let's Dance Jazz Band and also subs in for the Roanoke College jazz and wind ensembles.

Janet Clue, Secretary
Janet Clue is a graduate of Shenandoah University with a Bachelors Degree in Arts Management. She has played flute for over 20 years as a soloist and ensemble member. She worked in the music retail business for over 6 years in the Washington DC area. She is a member of the Blue Ridge New Music Collaborative. She has been a member of the Winds Of The Blue Ridge since 2014. She currently resides in Roanoke, Virginia with her husband and two daughters.  

David Graves, Treasurer

Bill Morris

Joshua Clue