Today is Day 7 of a nine-day tour of the NYC Metro Area. If you’ve looked at my “Events” page, you probably notice there are only five concerts listed for this tour. Well, I have a secret that I’m going to share with you. I also play saxophone with our ceremonial band that has been working a lot on this tour for various Veterans Day events.
A few of those interesting events... Last Sunday the ceremonial band performed all the service songs and the national anthem at the NY Giants football game. Then Tuesday we were up bright and early to perform on Fox News morning show at Times Square with the Secretary of the Air Force, and tomorrow we’ll be marching in the NYC Veterans Day parade. Also tomorrow, my quintet will be performing at the NYC Mayor’s Veterans Day Breakfast to start off all the festivities for that day.
As for Concert Band, we’ve had some great audiences and have gotten to perform in some beautiful venues. Last night we were at the historic State Theatre in New Brunswick, NJ. Here is a picture of me and my colleague Chris Stahl during soundcheck.