Behind Every Muscian, There is a Story
Behind every muscian, there is a story. We're featuring band member mini-biographies on a regular basis as we prepare for
They originate on our Facebook page,
but since not everyone is a Facebook user, links to the stories are gathered here so anyone can read them.
- Jeanne Fasano -
Jeanne has loved being a muscian since grade school.
Read how her mother encourged her to practice saying ... "maybe you'll play Carnegie Hall one day."
- Dr. Ron Cohen -
Ron learned a new instrument - tenor sax - as an adult, being taught by the Greater Shore Concert Band's founding director, Dr. Henry Melnick.
Learn how the saxophone helped Ron with his recovery from a stroke 16 years ago.
- Linda Chapin -
Linda had wanted to learn the piano, but lessons weren't an option.
She experimented with an old accordian and finally ended up with the baritone, because it was the only instrument left.
- Heather Rosado -
Heather came from a musical family. Her musical journey has had many twists and turns until she found a home with the Greater Shore Concert Band.
- Linda McKellar -
Linda came from a musical family as well, but her goal to become a professional musicial was interrupted by fate.
She had dreamed of playing Carnegie Hall, and now she will.
- Jim Humelsine -
Jim chose the trombone, because it was the only instrument he could get a sound out of.
Read how that choice has let to many musical adventures.
- Leanne Coppola -
Leanne played the flute in school, but it took a back seat when life got busy.
Twenty years later serendipity brought Leanne to the band, a new friendship and a reconnection with a previous teacher.
- Dr. Harry Carter and Matt Walters -
Harry and Matt have been foundations of our low brass for years, but their relationship goes back even further.
Read how their love of tuba grew into a great friendship.
- Steve Advensky -
Steve will double check to make sure he has his mouth piece. Find out why.
- Bob and Leanne Arnts -
Do you believe in love at first sight? Read Bob and Leanne's own love story. "If music be the food of love, play on ..."
- Jim Bast - Read about Jim and the band in his college alumni newsletter.
- Carol Wasserman - Carol has loved the flute since she was nine. She even considered a career in it, and we're lucky that her musical career led her to us.
- Dave Shotwell Jr. - Dave picked up the trumpet again so he could play Taps as part of the military funeral honors for our veterans.
- James Bast - Jim has had a long musical career. Read about his experiences as a performer and conductor.