The USAF Bay State Winds Quartet will play TWO concerts in Tamworth on Friday, Nov. 5

Arts Council of Tamworth is delighted to present, just before Veterans Day, the USAF Bay State Winds Quartet playing two concerts in Tamworth on Friday, November 5. The Bay State Winds, the clarinet quartet of the Air Force Band of Liberty, provides musical support for a wide variety of military and civilian functions, and presents concert tours across New England, New York and New Jersey. Drawing on years of professional experience, these four accomplished musicians present an exciting and polished program that will appeal to audiences young and old alike. The group's repertoire includes a diverse collection of musical idioms ranging from Bach to Broadway in addition to their own original arrangements. They have been performing for military and civilian audiences across the Northeast since 2001.

You can see the Bay State Winds at 2:00 p.m. at the K. A. Brett School on Tamworth Road, and at 7:30 p.m. at the Tamworth Congregational Church in Tamworth Village. Both concerts are FREE, first come, first served.

To find out more, and to hear a sample of the gorgeous sounds that emerge from these wind instruments, read on...

Ah, you're listening to the 3rd movement of Piazzolla’s “L’Histoire du Tango”—so beautiful!

Band leader and Staff Sergeant Mickey Ireland is from nearby Plymouth, NH. In 2001, SSgt Ireland graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor's degree in Music Education and Performance from Ithaca College. Beginning in 2002, he went on to pursue graduate studies in clarinet performance at Michigan State University, receiving a Master's Degree and being inducted into the Pi Kappa Lambda national music honor society in 2004. Master Sergeant Jennifer Dashnaw is from Peekskill, NY. A 1991 graduate of SUNY Purchase, Sergeant Dashnaw graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Music Performance and was awarded the "President's Award for Music", given to the most outstanding music student. She then attended Mannes College of Music and the Manhattan School of Music. Technical Sergeant Kevin Connor, a native of Belmont, MA, studied clarinet at the New England Conservatory of Music, earned a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and participated in summer musical activities at the Tanglewood Music Center. Staff Sergeant Matthew Ayala, of Toa Alta, Puerto Rico, received a Bachelor's Degree from University of Puerto Rico 2002, majoring in Music Education. He recently completed a Master’s Degree in Composition at the New England Conservatory of Music in May of 2010. Together, these four stellar musicians are on a mission to make beautiful music.

This concert is made possible through the generous support of Sponsor AmeriSpec Home Inspection Service, Media Sponsor 93.5 WMWV | Magic 104FM and Press Partners The Conway Daily Sun and The Mountain Ear.

If you’d like to eat in the village and then walk over to the concert, The Other Store will be offering one of its delicious local foods suppers from 5:30 to 7:00 Friday evening. Call 603-323-8872 for menu information and to make a reservation.