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, trumpeter.
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
Symphony of Westchester and Westchester Pops Band. Prof. of Music Lehman College
Jeanne Weber- Principal Clarinet WB (1969-97).
Josie Violin- Principal Oboe WB and Yonkers Philharmonic.
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 Chattanooga Symphony.
Dr. Gary Dranch- Asst. Principal and E Flat Clarinet WB. Principal Clarinet Greenwich Village
Orchestra (NYC). 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 Function.
Howard Hirsch- percussionist WB. 60 Broadway shows (Guinness Record), hundreds of
Hollywood films. 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 Music”.
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 “Special Edition”.
Gloria Campione- First Clarinet WB. Appeared with St. Louis Symphony, Radio City Music
Hall Orchestra, Santa Fe Opera Orchestra.