The Concert Band left West Reading, Pa., this afternoon after two successful performances and traveled east to the city of Greenvale, N.Y. Tonight's performance was at the Tilles Center for the Performing Arts on the campus of the University of Long Island. Capt. Walden and the band delivered an exciting concert to a capacity crowd featuring selections such as Quartets, Popcopy, and Russian's Sailors Dance.
Chief Musician Tia Wortham delivered a beautiful performance of three songs by William Grant Still and Musician 1st Class Jason Niehoff received a standing ovation for his electrifying performance of the third movement, Dance of Identity, from Affirmation Concerto for Solo Percussion and Wind Ensemble.
Tour is a time when many of us are able to visit with family and friends. This was the case for one of our clarinetists. Musician 1st Class Shana Catandella, a native of Centerport, N.Y., had her sister Lisa in the audience as well as many family friends. It is always great to have friends and family in the audience as they don't get to hear us perform very often.
Tomorrow, the band is off to Connecticut for performances in Torrington and Southington. We continue to be humbled by the support of our dedicated patrons.
Chief Musician Laura Grantier is a clarinetist in the Concert Band.