I began playing percussion with the Manhattan Wind Ensemble around November 2009. When I first started with them, I had no experience playing orchestral percussion and very little experience reading drum notation. Monday night was our third concert, held at St. Paul the Apostle Church. The sound was thunderous, meaning... epic, but also not totally clear. The sound on the video is a bit muddled, but you'll get the idea. The piece is "Chester" by William Schumann. I'm on snare drum, last person in the back to the far right.
Here's another video for your listening pleasure:
There are two events happening this Monday that you all should know about and come to if at all possible.
1) Immigration Reform Rally
Last Sunday I attended a rally in downtown Manhattan for immigration reform. I regrettably arrived to the rally late and missed most of the action; but there will be another rally this Monday, which I plan to attend (on time). Here's a video I've put together of last week's event, in hopes of drawing more people from my church:
and here's last week's news coverage:
2) Manhattan Wind Ensemble Concert
On Monday night I'll be performing percussion with the Manhattan Wind Ensemble, an adult concert band out of the 3rd Street Music School Settlement - a non-profit organization that has been serving the lower east side with music education programs since the late 1800s! Our concert for this season will be held at St Paul the Apostle church, just a block away from Columbus circle. The show begins at 8pm, suggested donation $10.
For more details on that:
Facebook Event Page
Third Street Music School Settlement
If you can make it to the concert, please also rsvp on the fb event page!
I hope to see you at either of these events!
NYC-based musician, writer, busker, freegan, revolutionary.