A Street at the Y Plus Yours Truly on the Horn

Hi blog readers! I’ve got some photo documentation for you today. Aaron Belyea, A Street’s fair and just ruler, and Chad Gray, our bass teacher, performed at the Quincy YMCA last Tuesday. (Look below for a blog about Chad that I wrote around 10 days ago). I, unfortunately, had to keep a watchful eye on the store, so I couldn’t watch the performance. I did get our friend Sage at the Y to take some pictures for us!

There’s the duo playing to a seemingly very attentive group of kids. The next picture is from a different angle. Is there an audience? We’ll never know.

I heard that the audience at the Y really loved the performance, which included jazz standards, “Frosty the Snowman”, and a special performance of “Happy Birthday” over the intercom for one lucky individual. We’ll be performing again at the Y on December 16th. I’ll keep you informed!

On another note, I had my recital a few weeks ago. Since I write about our teachers for the Artist Teacher series on the blog, I figured I’d toot my own horn a little bit in this post. The recital went really well, and it was the last step to get a masters degree from the New England Conservatory. Here’s a picture of pianist David McEvoy and me performing a trio by Carl Reinecke. Our oboist, Jonathan Bragg, was sadly omitted from the photo.

The Wenham Street Brass, A Street Music’s resident chamber ensemble, also performed at my recital (I’m the horn player). I’ll get a recording of us performing up on the blog as soon as I’m able, but that’s it for now. Short blog this week because of the holiday. If you’re new to the blog or if you’re interested in learning more about A Street Music, feel free to contact us through our website, or give us a call at 617-328-3600. We’ve got a number of spots available in all instruments! Also, comments are enabled and appreciated on the blog. Tell me what you’d like to see more of.

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! I’m currently thinking about how to lose the 15 pounds I gained last night…


About Justin Stanley, Teaching-Artist
I'm a musician and educator based in Boston, MA.

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