L-R: Brittania Rowe, Bass Clef
Baritone; Saied Beckford playing the new Mary Gerrish Bass Clef
Baritone, and Rael Cherry, Treble Clef Baritone.
11/08/15 - As the band members
gather to get ready for the Veterans Parade, we have a surprise
for Saied Beckford. From now on he will be playing with a
marching bass clef baritone, recently donated by veteran (USMC)
Jim Gerrish in honor of his sister, veteran (AMSC - Army Medical
Specialist Corps) and Physical Therapist, Mary Gerrish, in lieu
of a Christmas present this year. She really didn't need another
Christmas sweater and is glad that the baritone horn donated in
her name will be played in her honor by this talented young man.
It might surprise you to know
that ALL the instruments so far acquired by the EOUMB have come
from veterans, directly or indirectly. We thank all these
veterans for their service to their country in the military, as
well as their service to the East Orange community in providing
this new generation of musicians with a chance to be heard and to
represent them in today's parade.
At the head of the parade are
the Belleville Veterans, Police and Fire Departments.