Monday, March 28, 2005

UMass Chamber Choir Concert

April 28, 2005, the UMass Chamber Choir performed at St. John's Episcopal Church in Northhampton. This was the final concert of the year and the last performance Cooper and Grant had together. This was also true of Ryan Landry and Megan Krebs Morrison (she'll be in NYC next academic year). Adam Aguanno was also in the group (below with Ryan and Coop).

Sunday, March 06, 2005

Grant in the UMass Minuteman Marching Band

Grant Cerulo plays trumpet with the Louis C. Sudler Trophy award winning University of Massachusetts Minuteman Marching Band. Band activities begin in August with a week-long camp at the campus in Amherst. During the season, they travel extensively, performing at away games. This past year they gave exhibition performances at MICC competition in Framingham, MA and at the Bands of America Grand Nationals Competition in Indianapolis.

In May, 2005, the band had the exciting opportunity to perform at Symphony Hall, Boston at the "Honors Night" which featured the installation of Jack Wilson, University of Massachusetts president. Senator Edward Kennedy was also given an acheivement award at the event which lasted nearly four hours. Also performing was the Boston Pops Orchestra, directed by Keith Lockhart. Mom and I got tickets and really enjoyed the evening and seeing Grant in his 3rd Symphony Hall performance (once with Massachusetts All-State Chorus and once with the Ashland Concert Band at "Stars at Symphony").
Click here to see more photos of the UMass Minuteman Marching Band's performance at Symphony Hall

Grant is on stage (see arrow) and Keith Lockhart is holding the baseball cap at the far right of the photo.

Ted Kennedy and UMass President Jack Wilson guest direct the Boston Pops

The tuba section holds the Mass Ave traffic so the band may cross over to Symphony Hall (you just may be able to pick out Ian Kibbe in the middle):