Winter Concert Series
Cultural Commission Institutes Another New Tradition
Picking right up where they left off with the summer concert series, the City's very active Cultural Commission conducted its first Winter Concert Series. The new series was held in the Martin Chromik Auditorium at Derby High School . All concerts were open to the public free of charge. The concerts were sponsored by the Derby Cultural Commission and funded by the Community Foundation for Greater New Haven.
February 12: Connecticut 2nd Company Governor's Footguard Band presented a Patriotic Concert. The Second Company Governor's Foot Guard Band is the musical arm of one of the oldest continually active military units in the United States. It was chartered in 1775, and the first Commandant was Revolutionary War General Benedict Arnold. The present Commandant is Major Peter A. Wasilewski.
March 12: The Highland Rovers Band rolled into Derby as part of their "UNITY OF SPIRIT WORLD TOUR 2002" and a large audience was transported back to old Ireland as the band performed Irish music in honor of St. Patrick's Day.
April 20: Paul Elkin and Friends wrapped up the concert series in style with an elegant evening of Broadway Show tunes. Another large audience came out to sit back, relax and picture themselves in New York revisiting fond memories of the great shows from Broadway.
The Concerts were free to the public thanks to the generous support of: