Millbury Sutton Summer Community Band
I founded this group in the summer of 2007, and since then it has become one of the most widely recognized community ensembles in Central Massachusetts. Over the years, I have purchased a running library of over 75 pieces of music that I own through receiving multiple grants. The group specializes in performing music from many genres including Broadway, movies, jazz and classical repertoire. Each year, I have over 50 members that rehearse once a week in the summer to put on a variety of concerts including an "Instrument Petting Zoo", 4th Of July Fireworks, and many other local concerts with historical landscapes.
For school and private groups I have done several of my own custom arrangements for the following:
Dan Ferreira Music
I am a partner in a music business with my father branched out under the Meadow-Larks called the Boston Jive Hive. I book and play for many different events. While I no longer live in Massachusetts, I still book gigs and musicians often.
At the University of Massachusetts, I studied in the Percussion Studio of world renown Eduardo Leandro and also under DCI Hall of Famer Thomas Hannum. I believe it is an important part of life as a musician to stay active by performing and continuing to study and perfect our craft.
As part of a Claflin Hill Symphony Orchestra Outreach program I participated in an television interview to meet the musicians. Feel free to check that video out here:
While actively teaching, I have maintained performing in the local area with the following organizations:
Houston Symphonic Band
Claflin Hill Symphony Orchestra
Claflin Hill Summer Winds
Assabet Valley Mastersingers
Worcester Symphony Orchestra
Nth Stage Theatre Productions
Triboro Youth Theatre
Various High School Musicals
Local College Musicals
Private Lesson Studio
Since graduating college in 2005, I have maintained a private studio teaching drum set, percussion, and beginner piano lessons.