On Friday, March 5th, 2004, the SELINSGROVE AREA
HIGH SCHOOL SYMPHONIC BAND will present its 12th annual "Guest Artist
Night" concert. This year's concert will again showcase the talents
of our students combined with local and professional musicians. Appearing
this year with the band will be George
Rabbai, one of the most sought after classical and jazz trumpet soloists
in New York City. Mr. Rabbai's first national recognition as a trumpeter
came when he joined the Woody Herman Orchestra, touring as a jazz soloist.
He currently has been working as a soloist behind vocalist Rosemary Clooney,
Michael Feinstein, Margeret Whiting, and was featured with Tony Bennett
on his recent television special, "Tony Bennett With Love."
George is currently on the faculties of Philadelphia's University of the
Arts and Rowan University. With the Selinsgrove Band, Mr. Rabbai will
be performing Goedecki's Concert Etude, Somewhere Over The Rainbow, and
John LaBarbara's Tiger Of San Pedro.
will also feature local professional musicians Dale
Orris, Jeff Chubb, Beverly Conrad,
and Greg Burgess. Mr. Chubb and Mr. Orris have performed on trumpet with
many big name artists such as Maynard Ferguson, the Glenn Miller Orchestra,
and Earth, Wind, and Fire. Fiddler Beverly Conrad and pianist Greg Burgess
are widely known throughout the region and have been the "house band"
at Penn's Tavern on Saturday nights for the past 10 years.