Stephen A. Slater (GPD ‘15, Horn) accepted a one year 4th horn position with the Virginia Symphony Orchestra for the current 2018-19 season. He’s just coming off a one year 2nd horn position with the Richmond Symphony Orchestra this past season.
Russ “Rusty” Ebersole (BM ‘82, Music Education) was sworn in as the newest member of the New York Guard by Brigadier General David Warager on July 18 and will be a trumpet player for the New York Guard 89th Band at Camp Smith, NY. Before joining the New York Guard Band, SPC Ebersole was a guest performer last year performing at two Hudson Valley Honor Flight Ceremonies, The Town of Cortland Veterans Day Ceremony and at the 100th Anniversary Ceremony at the NY Guard Memorial in Sleepy Hollow, NY. SPC Ebersole is also a member of The Lesbian and Gay Big Apple Corps Symphonic and Marching Band and, a substitute trumpeter for the Westchester Symphonic Winds.
Petrit Çeku (GPD ’11, Guitar) will be the featured classical artist in the “Night of the Proms” concerts on mainland Europe. Çeku will be the featured classical performer in 21 concerts, each with audience in the tens of thousands. The music will be a mix of symphonic and pop music performing together.