Conducting the New York Staff Band is only part of Bandmaster Waiksnoris’ responsibilities as Territorial Music Secretary of The Salvation Army’s Eastern Territory, a position he has held since 1984. As Music Secretary, Bandmaster Waiksnoris oversees music and arts programs in a 12-state area, including music publications and music education programs. In addition to his administrative duties, he also makes frequent appearances as a guest conductor and adjudicator of brass bands.
Like many Salvationist musicians, Bandmaster Waiksnoris received his early training in The Salvation Army before studying trumpet at Hartt College of Music. Following his graduation from the University of Massachusetts (Boston), he enjoyed a long and distinguished career as a cornet soloist with the New York Staff Band prior to becoming its bandmaster.
The BBC has greatly enjoyed performing under the baton of Ron Waiksnoris on multiple occasions.