Joey Pero To Perform At Curt Anderson Memorial Classic XVII
This year’s Curt Anderson Memorial Classic XVII sponsored by Mighty St. Joe’s Alumni Drum & Bugle Corps, will be held on Saturday, April 24 at Greece Apollo Middle School, 700 Maiden Lane, Greece, NY starting at 7:00 p.m. St. Joe’s is excited to bring a very special performer to the stage this year – Joey Pero and his Band. Originally from Batavia, NY and now living in NYC pursuing his music career, Joey has close ties to the drum corps world as his father was a member of St. Joe’s Junior Corps in the 1960’s, and was one of the original members of Mighty St. Joe’s Alumni Corps when it formed in 1991. Joey has also played with Mighty St. Joe’s throughout the years and in the past has written the arrangements for a few of St. Joe’s’ songs. Joey will perform music from his recently-released solo album, Resonance, and will be available to sign CD’s during admission and after the show.
For the percussionists in the crowd, CADRE (Canadian Associates Drumming Rudimental Excellence) from Ontario, Canada will entertain with their cumulative energy as they perform classic rudimental drum solos. Also appearing is a fan favorite, and two-time DCA World Brass Ensemble Champions, Prime Time Brass. Having just returned from Mardi Gras celebrations in New Orleans, they will play a mixture of big band/jazz, pop, and patriotic numbers; and “From Parts Unknown,” previous DCA World Champion Mini Corps, the Ghost Riders will present their 2010 show. Mighty St. Joe’s is also pleased to have the Greece High Schools Marching Band open the show with the national anthems and some of their latest music. Of course, as the corps enters into its 20th season, Mighty St. Joe’s is eager to entertain the audience with several new songs added to its book this year.
Tickets are $15 each (general admission) and can be ordered in advance by sending a SASE to Rae Shults, 52 Wind Way Circle, Rochester, NY 14624, or can be purchased at the box office on the day of the show.