WESTCHESTER BAND NOTABLE MEMBERS
Since joining the WB in 1985 I’ve been fortunate to
have played with many notable musicians who are past or present members and
soloists who have played with the band.
Dr. Joseph (Joe) Albright- Founder and
Conductor Westchester Band (1969-2000), CWO
Army Band Leader, composer,
Alan Hollander- WB Conductor
(2002-present). Prof. of Music Lehman College (CUNY).
Well-known conductor and
oboist in NYC area.
Jill Weiss- Principal Flute WB,
President of WB and only remaining original WB member.
Jerome G. Sala- Conductor Yonkers
Philharmonic, Principal Clarinet of both Philharmonic
Westchester and Westchester Pops Band. Prof. of Music Lehman
Jeanne Weber- Principal Clarinet WB
Josie Violin- Principal Oboe WB and
Nino Pallotti- Principal Alto Sax WB,
member of Jimmy & Tommy Dorsey Big Bands.
David D. Dunn- Asst. Principal
Clarinet WB. Principal Clarinet Cleveland Orchestra of
Tennessee. Played with
Dr. Gary Dranch- Asst. Principal and E
Flat Clarinet WB. Principal Clarinet Greenwich Village
Internationally known soloist.
Aaron Sachs- tenor sax soloist WB.
Alto Sax with the Benny Goodman Orchestra.
Charles Affelt- Principal Trumpet WB.
Well known Broadway performer.
William Vacchiano- Principal Trumpet
New York Philharmonic.
Howard Halpern- Principal Percussion
WB. Played with the Goldman Band, Ice Capades,
Sammy Davis Jr., Milton
Berle, Broadway National Tours.
Dr. Connie Tomaino- trumpet soloist
WB. Executive Director & Co-founder Institute for
Music and Neurologic
Howard Hirsch- percussionist
WB. 60 Broadway shows (Guinness Record), hundreds of
Long time percussionist for Judy Garland (incl. “Over the Rainbow”).
Played for Frank Sinatra,
Richard Burton, Sammy Davis Jr., Danny Kaye.
Maryellen Shepley- Solo Piccolo
WB. Principal Flute White Plains Pops Band.
Walter Barrett- Principal Trombone,
Principal Euphonium WB. Well known soloist. Listed
In “Who’s Who in American
Karen Froehlich- Principal French Horn
WB & White Plains Pops Band. Broadway shows.
Joel Willett- Principal Bassoon
WB. Played with the Goldman Band.
Alfred (Al) Renino- Bass Clarinet
WB. Conductor White Plains Pops Band.
John Purcell- alto sax soloist
WB. American Jazz Orchestra. The World Saxophone Quartet.
Played with Jack DeJohnette’s
Gloria Campione- First Clarinet
WB. Appeared with St. Louis Symphony, Radio City Music
Hall Orchestra, Santa Fe
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