| The South Shore Band
will be honoring our veterans by performing for the U.S. Coast Guard
Aux. Memorial Service on Sat, May 25th, 10AM at the Tottenville Marina,
201 Ellis Street, Tottenville.
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The South Shore Band is a
adult community band based in Staten Island, N.Y. New members are
always invited to join.
Our members range in age from high
school students to working people to retirees. Many musicians who had
long been away from active playing find the South Shore Band an ideal
way to reacquaint themselves with active playing. All of our members
find the band to be a relaxing way to continue in the enjoyment of
playing. We now have over 50 active members.
Our mission: "To provide a supportive and
inspiring community band environment where musicians can share in
the growth of musical expression, performance, and service
The South Shore Band offers service to our local
communities through concerts, parades, performing at civic events...and
other occasions where we can deepen the general public's appreciation
for live performance and instill a greater pride in our community.
The Band is under the direction of
James De Francesco. Mr. De Francesco joined the Band in 1987, and was
appointed Associate Conductor. Since 1989 Mr. De Francesco has been
Conductor and Music Director for our growing community group.
Rehearsals are held every
Monday evening at 8 P.M. in the St. Paul's United Methodist Church
Fellowship Hall, 7558 Amboy Road, Tottenville (between Main Street
& Swinnerton Street. Entrance is on Swinnerton Street). We continue
to rehearse throughout the summer time as well. For more information
please contact Tom Doty, Band President at 718-948-0688 or via email. New members interested
in joining are invited to visit us at any weekly Monday evening
Click on "Schedule of Events"
within our site to learn more about upcoming appearances for the Band.
- The South Shore Band welcomed Joe
to our Baritone Horn section on January 7, 2008, Don Albano to
our Alto Sax Section on April 14, 2008, Hillary Klein to our
Flute Section on August 4, 2008, Alex Morano to our Clarinet
Section on August 4, 2008, Patty Moses
returning to our
Clarinet Section on Nov. 10, 2008, Jessica
Faber to our Trombone
Section on February 23, 2009, Tommy
Meaders to our Bass Clarinet
Section on August 17, 2009, MaryAnn
Cantilena to our Trumpet Section on September 21, 2009, October
Section on January 4, 2010, Alan
Wilkov to our Percussion Section on March 15, 2010,
to our Trombone
Section on February 14,2011, Cecilia
Ferro to our Flute Section on January 9, 2012, Regina
Mireau to our Trumpet
Section on July 2, 2012, Cooky Mattero
to our Alto Sax Section on Aug. 13, 2012, and Charlie Dellaria to our Tenor Sax
section on November 12, 2012. We
excited to welcome new
and returning members to our community band family. We still have space
for more new people so come on down to visit with us and learn more
about our community band.
- Find us on Facebook for all the latest
information and chatter about the band!
- To get a sense of the music that we are
currently rehearsing you can click on “Folder
List” to view the content of our rehearsal folders. This
music list is updated regularly as music is added to our folders as we
progress in various concert performance preparations (note:
parade/march book music is not included in this listing).
- New members are welcome in all sections.
We are in particular need for added members to the following sections:
Trombone, Baritone Horn, French Horn, Bassoon, and Oboe.
- You can click on “Schedule of Events” for information
regarding 2013 schedule and appearance dates as well as
the 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009 & 2008 schedules. The scheduling process
quite active with many of our events being ongoing commitments year
after year. If you are interested in having the band perform please
contact us early as our calendar of events that we are able to accept