June 29, 2017 – 6:30 PM. Town of Concord (Springville) Summer Series. Fiddlers Green Park, Franklin St. & Buffalo St., Springville, NY 14141. Free and open to the public.
July 18, 2017 – 7:30 PM. Town of Tonawanda (Lincoln Park Arena). Free and open to the public.
July 25, 2017 – 7:00 PM. Central Park United Methodist Church, 216 Beard Ave, Buffalo, NY 14214. Free will offering.
August 3, 2017 – 6:30 PM Fox Run. 1 Fox Run Lane, Orchard Park, NY 14127. Free and open to the public.
Duty, Honor, and Valor: A World War I Centennial Celebration
On June 17 at Slee Hall, the Buffalo Silver Band performed “Duty, Honor, and Valor: A World War I Centennial Celebration benefit for the Veteran One Stop Center (vocwny.org) to a standing ovation. Mike Randall narrated a very special program, joined by accomplished vocalists Jennifer Mernitz, Paula McGirr, Steven Brachmann, and Michael Harris. Mr. Randall read letters from World War I combatants. The audience and the performers were clearly moved.
2017 is the centennial of the United States’ entry into World War I. World War I marked an end to U.S. isolationism and eventually helped to usher in a decade of cultural, social, and financial prosperity. Overcoming three years of stalemate that had previously existed, American entry tipped the balance of power in favor of the Allies.
The program, honored all veterans. The Buffalo Silver Band performed “America’s Finest” arranged by Jay Bocook, a medley of the Armed Forces marches. Veterans from each service was recognized during the playing of their theme.
Buffalo Silver Band Announces Its First Subscription Series
Special savings are available for purchasing a subscription for its first-ever three-concert Slee Hall series at ticketpeak.com/buffalosilverband and clicking on the SUBSCRIPTIONS box at the top of the page.
The Buffalo Silver Band has been recognized with a 2017 Give for Greatness award from the Arts Services Initiative of Western New York (ASI). The awardees were chosen from 78 applicants across five counties, and represent a cross section of innovative small and emerging cultural groups across multiple disciplines. Lawyers for the Arts, the Rupp Family Foundation, the Battle of the Corporate Bands, the Foundation for Jewish Philanthropies’ Fern, and Joel Levin Philanthropic Fund fund the award.
We are recruiting!
We can use tuba players. If you would like to join us, contact Pat Chiodo at email@example.com .
Notable concerts performed by the Buffalo Silver Band in the past year
Slee Hall, University at Buffalo.
Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY. May 6, 2017. Joint concert with the Syracuse University Brass.
Churchill Memorial Methodist Church, March 26, 2017
Canisius College Montante Center, March 4, 2017
Fox Run, December 13, 2016
Anglican Church of St. Nicholas, December 10, 2016.
New York State School Music Association annual meeting, December 1, 2016.
St. Simon’s Episcopal Church, November 19, 2016.
Niagara Wheatfield High School, November 8, 2016.
University at Buffalo Slee Hall, October 22, 2016
Brighton Hockey Arena, August 9, 2016
Williamsville Island Park, August 2, 2016
Canterbury Woods, July 7, 2016
Chautauqua Institution. July 3, 2016
Town of Concord, Fiddler’s Green Park. June 23, 2016
Larkinville- Food Truck Tuesday. June 14, 2016