Retired Members


Retired Band Members

Since the bands founding in 2006,  we’ve had some of our members retire from active participation in band functions.  Some have moved, others just we’re unable to play on a active basis.  A few are able to fill-in when they’re available.

alan-Shapiro full                                                                                   Dale Ellenberg - Drums

Alan Shapiro – Lead Trumpet                                                             Dale Ellenberg  –     Drums

Paul Jacobson - Tenor Banor

Paul Jacobson – Tenor Banor

Dick Jenkins - Tenor Banjo

Dick Jenkins – Tenor Banjo


Santo Pullara - Clarinet

Santo Pullara – Clarinet

Jim Kelleher - Trombone (Music Director)

Jim Kelleher – Trombone (Music Director)

Bob Paul - Trombone, Drums, etc.

Bob Paul – Trombone, Drums, etc.

Johnny Z ( Zaslack )

Johnny Z ( Zawislak ) – Tromebone

Rick Foster - 2nd Trumpet, MC & VocalistRick Foster  2nd trumpet MC & VocalsDolly Fruzzetti – Vocalist

     Steve Shaw – Tuba

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Lorri Ingles –  Drummer





Below is one of the earliest photos of the newly formed Dixie Diehards from 2006.  Since all the original members were also member of the Stone Street Strummers, our first configuration consisted of 3 banjos, a bit unusual for a Dixieland jazz band.

Front Row:  (L – R ) Chris Wadsworh, Dick Jenkins, Dick Phillips
Back Row:   (L-R) Dick Legee, Bill Kiesewetter, Jim Kelleher, Don Russell, Santo Pullara, Rick Foster

Active Members

Dixie Diehards circa - August 2006

Dixie Diehards circa – August 2006