Steve Malionek

Yeoman of Regard - 2008

When Steve first got connected to the internet in 1996, the first thing he did was type Gilbert and Sullivan into the search engine and found The Sudbury Savoyards. He immediately called orchestra managers Bill and Nancy Burdine to volunteer his services and lucky for us he was hired as Principal Clarinet for our 1997 production of The Yeomen of the Guard.

How appropriate it is that we are honoring Steve this year for his unparalleled dedication and enthusiasm to this organization. His participation is not always in the orchestra pit or at the piano, it is just as much behind the scenes as Graphic Designer, Master Carpenter, Set Painter, Trustee, Videographer, and Props Construction, as well as at the computer as Webmaster, Listmaster, Playbill, and Publicity, just to name a few of the many tasks no one may ever hear about.

Whether he is waving his baton in front of an orchestra, re-writing an entire score so it is easier to follow, turning old wooden organ pipes into halberts at C.B. Fisk in Gloucester, or practicing the score while voicing an organ in Japan, Steve not only meets the criteria for this honor, but exceeds it with his deep understanding, patience, and vision for The Sudbury Savoyards.

Induction Ceremony - March 1, 2008

Andrea Roessler giving the induction speech
Steve Malionek giving his acceptance speech
First Yeoman Jon Saul and Second Yeoman Ed Fell sing a parody song.
Jan Malionek, Andrea Roessler, 2008 Honoree Steve Malionek, Tony Malionek