Phil Blackman, Director
Phil received his Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education from DePaul University and his Master of Arts degree in Music Education from Rowan University. He was band director in the Clayton Public School system for four years and two years at Triton Regional High School in Runnemede, NJ.
While a band director, he served as president of the All South Jersey Band and Orchestra Directors Association and on the board of the All State Band Directors Association. During his term as president, the All South Jersey Junior High Band was formed. He later appeared as guest conductor.
Phil appeared as guest conductor of the Sussex County Honors Band, the Olympic Conference Jr. HS Honors Band, Olympic Conference HS Honors Band, Salem County HS Honors Band and twice the Kent County Honors Band. He adjudicated for the Gloucester Township bands, the Olympic Conference Honors Band, the Salem County Arts Festival, the All South Jersey Junior High School Band, the All South Jersey High School Band, and the New Jersey All State High School Band.
He was a member of the Saint Catherine’s church choir and currently performs for various events on trumpet. Phil is director of the Salem County Brass Society in Carney’s Point, NJ, and the director of the Original Hobo Band in Pitman, NJ. He also is an adjunct brass instructor at the Pennsville High School Academy.
Phil has been in the fundraising business since 1978. He was a salesman and Area Manager for a national company, leaving as their top sales representative. He started his own company (P&B Fundraising, Inc.) in the early 1990’s and is still active as a fundraising professional with that company. He resides with his wife, Barbara, in Pitman, NJ.