are currently on our post holiday
break. Weekly Monday night
rehearsals are expected to resume
Monday, Jan 21st at Gateway Church.
Members should receive an
announcement very soon.
Shore Band is a volunteer adult community band
based in Staten Island, N.Y. New members are
always invited to join.
Our members include
professionals, amateurs, and some musicians
who had long been away from active playing.
All find the South Shore Band an ideal way to
continue with active ensemble playing. We
offer a relaxing and friendly atmosphere and
now have over 40 active members.
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Our mission: "To provide a
supportive and inspiring community band
environment where musicians can
share in the growth of musical expression,
performance, and service to
The South Shore Band offers service to our
local communities through concerts, 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.
are held every Monday evening at 8 P.M. at the
Gateway Church auditorium, 200 Boscombe Ave,
Richmond Valley, SI, 10309. We continue to
rehearse throughout the summer time as well.
For more information please contact Ann-Marie
Leonard, Band President at 718-356-6865, via email, or
call/text my mobile number at 646-436-1918. 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.
- Jan 15, 2019: No longer welcoming
our community band, we were required
by St. Paul's UMC to move out of our
long time rehearsal "home".
Thank you Gateway Community Outreach
for welcoming us as part of your
community family. We celebrate these
- In late June 2018, the band was
honored to receive citations of
appreciation from the Boy Scouts of
America as well as from Beauvais
Hudson American Legion Post for our
music support on behalf of our
- The South Shore Band is excited to
welcome new and returning members to
our community band family. We always
have space for more new people so
come on down to visit with us and
learn more about our community band.
The South Shore Band welcomed:
- Ben Schwartz to our Tenor Sax
section on June 29, 2015
- Lee Covino to our French Horn
section on July 13, 2015
- Thomas Meaders back to our Bass
Clarinet section July 27, 2015
- Russ Morisi back to our Trombone
section July 27, 2015
- Kevin Kosakevitch on Stand-up Bass
on February 22, 2016
- Bette Bommer to our French Horn
Section on 3/6/17
- Matthew Sullivan to our Oboe
Section in June 2017
- Allan Katz to our Baritone Horn
Section on May 21, 2018
- Aquila Jefferson to our Percussion
Section on January 15, 2018
- Joanna Graziani to our Clarinet
Section on October 15, 2018
- Find us on Facebook for all the
latest information and chatter about
- To get a sense of the music that
we are currently rehearsing you can
click on “Folder
Music 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:
march book music is not included in
- New members are welcome in
all sections. We are in
particular need for added members to
the following sections: Trombone,
Baritone Horn, Bassoon, and Oboe.
- You can click on “Schedule
of Events” for information
regarding 2019 schedule and
appearance dates as well as the
2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013,
2012, 2011, 2010, 2009 & 2008
schedules. The scheduling process is
always 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 fills quickly.