Directors of Syria Shriners Band

  • 1905-1916 Noble Charles W Easton
  • 1916-1922 Noble Arogast
  • 1922-1947 Noble George Matz
  • 1948-1967 Noble Fred Smith
  • 1967-1982 Noble John Stephens
  • 1982-1993 Noble Timmons
  • 196?-198? Noble Harry Boles Asst. Director, Director of the Syria Swing Band
  • 1993-2013 Noble Dean Streator (see below)
  • 2013-2014 Noble Jason Dilliot (see below)
  • 2014- 2018 Noble Howard Swango, Director of the Syria Stage Band
  • 2014- Present Noble Jack R. Adderson
  • 2016 – Present Noble Mike Panza, Associate Director
  • 2018- Present  Noble Robert Hill, Director of Shriner’s Stage Band
  • 2018 – Present Noble Ken Yarnot, Director of Shriner’s Stage Band

Noble JASON DILLIOT, Director 2013-2014

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  • Music Director of Syria Shriners Band
  • Director of Bands and Orchestra for Northgate School District
  • Married 14 years to wife, Michele
  • Two Children, Jacob and Sarah
  • Study Music Education at Edinboro University of PA.
  • Member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia
  • Music Educator for 16 years

Jason at the age of 41 Passed on August 3, 2014. Our prays and love go out to Jason’s Family.

C. DEAN STREATOR,

Director 1993-2013

Director Emeritus, 2013-2016

  • DeanPast Music Director of Pittsburgh’s Syria Shriners Band
  • Co-founder, co-director of Community Band South
  • Bellevue Jr./ Sr. High School – all music, grades 7-12 , 1953-1967
  • Director of Instrumental Music, Bethel Park High School 1967-1986
  • Adjunct Professor of Music Education, Duquesne University 1987-1992
  • Visiting Professor of Conducting, Carnegie Mellon University 1991
  • Pennsylvania State Chairman for PMEA Music Booster Affiliates 1985-1998
  • Recipient of the “Mr. Holland’s Opus” Award 1996
  • With James Bennett, “Outstanding Volunteer,” Bethel-St. Clair Rotary 1997
  • Music adjudicator Pennsylvania, Maryland, Illinois, West Virginia. New York
  • Director of church choirs 1950-1998
  • Honorary Life Member of Pittsburgh Musicians Union (50 years)
  • Professional percussionist – concert and dance bands.
  • Member of ASBDA, MBA, Phi Beta Mu, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia
  • BFA (’51) & MFA (’61) Carnegie Institute of Technology
  • Graduate of South Hills High School (’45)
  • US Navy – 1945-46, US Army – 1951-53
  • Daughter, Lynn Streator Dunbar of the Addison Gibson Foundation
  • Son, Devin Streator, a Las Vegas pianist/arranger
  • Married to Lois Luebbe in 1953. She was a pianist, accompanist, and teacher
  • One perfect grandson, Jonathan Joseph Streator in Boulder City, Nevada
  • Constant companion: Patrick O’Henry Streator, wire hair terrier extraordinaire.