Board of Directors
Our Board of directors has collectively over 50 years of experience in presenting entertainment at many of the most prestigious festival and series in the the greater Seacoast area.
President: Lyn Stan
I am a long time resident involved in town government many years as a Supervisor of the Checklist and Vice Chair, acting Chair, on the Parks & Recreation Commission. I was on the AdHoc Committee that was responsible for building the Bandstand. I was the primary entertainment scheduler. I am a musician, a singer, keyboardist, starting at the age of 10 performing at school events and performed at piano bars from Florida, New Mexico, as far as Wisconsin. I have had the opportunity to work with many gifted musicians on many music projects thru the years. It is important to me to bring the best music back to my home area.
Vice President: Tj Wheeler
A long time resident of Hampton Falls. Tj is well known, an internationally respected Blues & Jazz Musician/Educator. Tj also was the artistic director for 20 years of both the Seacoast Black Heritage Festival and the Portsmouth Blues Festival. He also booked the entertainment one year with Michael Warhurst for the Prescott Park Arts Festival and has produced a plethora of other concerts for such events and causes as MLK Day, The Portsmouth Black Heritage Trail, Crossroads Transitional Housing, a Hurricane relief concert for the Jamaican employees of Applecrest Farms and much more.
Treasurer: Karen Sabatini
Karen became a Board member in 2016 and brings to the Bandstand 20+ years senior management experience with a Fortune 500 company. Today, Karen is the Deputy Town Clerk in Hampton Falls and serves as Membership Chair and Events Coordinator for the Historical Society.
With her NJ ‘tude and love for all types of music especially Rock (New Hampshire granite) N’ Roll she is proud to partner with the diverse and multicultural talented musicians to help create new experiences for our community.
Director: Mick Bramante
I am a native to New Hampshire and a Hampton Falls resident for 16 years. I am a proud father of two children who attend Lincoln Akerman School. I currently work with my brave and beautiful wife Angela at our family business, Drinkwater Flowers and Design.
Most of my life and history in the music industry was formed in my early years when I began working for my father’s business, Daddy’s Junky Music Store.
My 20+ years of dedication to this family business, provided me with access to my passion for music and an opportunity for a creative and fulfilling diverse musical career.
Over the past 30+ years, I have played guitar in several bands and have met and worked with hundreds of talented musicians. My heart will always be part of this amazing culture and I look forward to providing my perspective to the Friends of the HF Bandstand as we create an enriching musical experience for our community.
Director: Thom Cook
I am a long time seacoast resident. I have been involved in music most of my life playing top 40 i.e. Beatles, Stones, etc. Back ground includes pop, rock and country. I owned and operated a TV-Video music store in Newburyport for several years. I was a founding member of the band that performed originally on the Hampton Falls bandstand and concert series. I’m currently involved musically with a couple of bands playing in the greater seacoast area.