Support appreciated at Trail Maple Leaf Band reunion

Letter by Joseph S. Fuoco, Bandmaster, Trail Maple Leaf Band

On behalf of the Trail Maple Leaf Band I would like to thank all those who attend our recent Reunion, both our local people and those who returned for it; and to everyone who supported our event.

I have been repeatedly asked for more information about one of the selections we played – “Il Silenzio”. The trumpet soloists were: Daralyn Fox, Don Clark, and Doug Lewis. The speaking parts were performed in Italian by Joe Ranallo and in English by Jennifer (LeRose) Schlegel. A special thanks to all of them for helping us in an extra special way during this piece.

I have also been asked to have the words that were spoken printed so others could read them:

Buona notte, cari amici. (Good night, dear friends.)

Eravate con noi una volta, ma non piu. (You were with us once, but no longer.)

Ovunque siete vi auguriamo pace ed armonia. (Where ever you are, we wish you peace and harmony.)

Buona notte a voi che ora siete lontani. (Good night to you who are now far away.)

And a very special “Thank You” to John Macasso for assisting me with the translation of these words.

Also, other people have asked about the ‘Cello player in the Band during one of the Classical song medleys. A Band like ours is usually only composed of Brass, Woodwind, and Percussion instruments, as well as String Basses; but never ‘Cellos. However, for this concert we thought that Dean Lozeron and his ‘Cello would be a good fit with our group for that selection – after all, “there’s always room for ‘Cello”.

To one and all, “Thank You” for your support of the Trail Maple Leaf Band’s 100th Anniversary Reunion!

Joseph S. Fuoco

Bandmaster, Trail Maple Leaf Band

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