MEET THE ORLANDOFEST TEAM
Entering his 1st Year with OrlandoFest, Ivan G. Wansley, a native Floridian, is in his 35th year as a Music Educator having had successful teaching tenures at the middle school, the junior high school, the high school, and the college/university levels. While teaching in the public schools of Florida all areas of his programs were rated “superior” at both the district and state levels with the Florida Bandmaster’s Association and he was named “Teacher of the Year” as a member of the faculty at Cape Coral High School. The Cape Coral High School Marching Band participated in the 1987 Cotton Bowl Parade in Dallas, Texas, and was featured in the first national commercial for the Twistee Treat Ice Cream Company. Mr. Wansley received his BA degree in Music Education and Fine Arts and his MA degree in Wind Conducting from the University of South Florida in Tampa. Mr. Wansley is currently in demand as an advisor, adjudicator, clinician and conductor throughout Florida. During the 2011-12 school year he presented over 130 rehearsal/clinics. He is co-owner of “Makes Sense” Drill Design and Leadership Camps which writes drill for some of the top bands in Florida and Mr. Wansley provides leadership training for many of the outstanding marching band programs in Florida. He owns DOLCE woodwind mouthpieces which are used by professional and amateur woodwind players throughout the Southeastern United States. Mr. Wansley is the conductor of the Hollingsworth Winds, an adult based concert band located in Lakeland, Florida. He is an adjunct faculty member at Florida Southern College.
His professional affiliations include the National Association for Music Education – Florida Music Educators Association – Florida Bandmaster’s Association (life member – former board member and member of the adjudication – sight reading – clinics – marching band committees – currently a member of the classification committee) – the Phi Beta Mu International Band Director’s Fraternity(currently a member of the Steering Committee and President-Elect) – the American School Band Director’s Association – Phi Mu Alpha Professional Music Fraternity – Sigma Alpha Iota ( Friend of the Arts) Professional Music Fraternity – Delta Omicron (Patron) Professional Music Fraternity and the Phi Kappa Phi Honorary Society.
Tony Saccaro, Sales and Marketing
Beginning his 3rd Year with OrlandoFest, Tony Saccaro has been a leading sales professional within the student travel industry for over 14 years. His diverse background has built a strong foundation of knowledge and expertise in the student group market. Prior to joining OrlandoFest, Tony spent nine years as a well-respected hotel sales professional, catering to student performance groups. He also served three years as Vice President for an Orlando-based tour company, where his main role was servicing student travel planners and their student groups. Tony has also worked as a group tour director, responsible for escorting and planning student group trips. Tony recently served as the Conference Chair for the 2009 Student & Youth Travel Association. Tony’s commitment and passion is displayed through his attention to detail and his ability to care for his clients.