The Commodores ended a highly successful 21 day tour on Monday. Our last performance before heading home for the Thanksgiving holiday was in Frostburg, Md. I was approached after the concert by a gentleman who happened to wearing a Western Maryland College sweatshirt. Mr. Stan Wilson read in the program that I had taught at Western Maryland College in 1985. Mr. Wilson, a third generation graduate from WMC (class of 1966) was happy to pose for a photo with me.
I’d like to thank everyone who made this tour a smashing success: our tour managers, Musicians 1st class Scott Shepherd and Peter Revell; all the folks in our tour operations office, particularly Master Chief Musician Bob Snider and Chief Musician Matt Neff; our stage crew chief, Musician 1st Class Dan LaMaestra and assistant stage crew chief, Musician 1st Class Nick Cooper; our bus captain, Musician 1st Class Justin Kisor; Musician 1st Class Colin Wise, on loan from the Concert/Ceremonial Band, for subbing with us; and last, but not least, the entire Commodores jazz ensemble for bringing the highest level of musicianship and professionalism to every performance.
Senior Chief Musician Phil Burlin is unit leader of the Commodores