rehearsals are well underway with lots of
brand new music!
Click on the "Hear Us
Play" Tab for links to our YouTube
Channel or see a few videos on our
Facebook page (link below).
South Shore Band is a volunteer adult
community band based in Staten Island, N.Y.
New members are always invited to join.
Our members range in age
from high school students to working people to
retirees. Many musicians who had long been
away from active playing find the South Shore
Band an ideal way to reacquaint themselves
with active playing. All of our members find
the band to be a relaxing way to continue in
the enjoyment of playing. We now have over 50
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Our mission: "To provide a
supportive and inspiring community band
environment where musicians can
share in the growth of musical expression,
performance, and service to
The South Shore Band offers service to our
local communities through concerts, parades,
performing at civic events...and other
occasions where we can deepen the general
public's appreciation for live performance and
instill a greater pride in our community.
The Band is under the
direction of James De Francesco. Mr. De
Francesco joined the Band in 1987, and was
appointed Associate Conductor. Since 1989 Mr.
De Francesco has been Conductor and Music
Director for our growing community group.
are held every Monday evening at 8 P.M. in the
St. Paul's United Methodist Church Fellowship
Hall, 7558 Amboy Road, Tottenville (between
Main Street & Swinnerton Street. Entrance
is on Swinnerton Street). We continue to
rehearse throughout the summer time as well.
For more information please contact Tom Doty,
Band President at 718-948-0688, via email, or
call/text my mobile number at 917-880-8796. New
members interested in joining are invited to
visit us at any weekly Monday evening
Click on "Schedule
of Events" within our site to learn more
about upcoming appearances for the Band.
- The South Shore Band welcomed
Gulotta to our Trombone
Section on February 14, 2011, Cecilia
Ferro to our Flute Section
on January 9, 2012,
Mattero to our Alto Sax
Section on Aug. 13, 2012, Charlie
Dellaria to our Tenor Sax
section on November 12, 2012, Mark
Madden to our Alto Sax
section on May 6, 2013, Joseph
Accarino to our Trumpet
section on July 15, 2003, Linda
Bahouth to our Clarinet
Section on October 21, 2013, Amy
LaVeglio to our Baritone Sax
Section on January 1, 2014, Patty
Moses returning to our
Clarinet Section on June 23, 2014,
and Gina Squicciarini to
our Alto Sax section on November 3,
2014. We are always excited to
welcome new and returning members to
our community band family. We still
have space for more new people so
come on down to visit with us and
learn more about our community band.
- Find us on Facebook for all the
latest information and chatter about
- To get a sense of the music that
we are currently rehearsing you can
click on “Folder
Music List” to view the
content of our rehearsal folders.
This music list is updated regularly
as music is added to our folders as
we progress in various concert
performance preparations (note:
parade/march book music is not
included in this listing).
- New members are welcome in
all sections. We are in
particular need for added members to
the following sections: Trombone,
Baritone Horn, French Horn, Bassoon,
- You can click on “Schedule
of Events” for information
regarding 2015 schedule and
appearance dates as well as the
2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009
& 2008 schedules. The scheduling
process is always quite active with
many of our events being ongoing
commitments year after year. If you
are interested in having the band
perform please contact us early as
our calendar of events that we are
able to accept fills quickly.