1 Mount Hope Boulevard, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY 10706

YELLOW JACKET JAM

Hastings Alumni Association and the Hastings Friday Night Live Committee invite you to the

music scholarship fundraiser honoring music teacher and friend
Peter Deluke

Friday, 9/16/11 7-9PM
(along with other alumni musical events to be announced for that weekend)
Professional working musicians
who graduated from Hastings High School
will return from Broadway and around the world
to perform with each other and – for a grand finale -
the current student jazz band!
Please join us at the world famous
“Boulanger Plaza Amphitheater”
(There will be no cars in the parking lot behind the Center Restaurant.
The stage will be at the far end. Main Street will be closed to traffic.
Restaurants will set up booths there to serve food, beer and wine.)
Rain location: Hastings High School Auditorium
For more info or to post other weekend music event information, please email:
alanfine@gmail.com

For a complete program of the nights events go to
Hastings High School Grads of the 1970′s

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One Response to “YELLOW JACKET JAM”

  1. Bob Arthurs says:

    The great thing about Pete DeLuke was that when he came to Hastings he was an active musician. What he was teaching us was not “theory.” My class, grad. 1965, was the class that was with Pete from day one when he showed up in the band room to replace Howard Marsh who had taken a college teaching position. Pete was the real McCoy. He had played jazz gigs, classical gigs, shows, a stint with the Benny Goodman Band. He knew what he was doing from the experience he had gotten as a working musician. He could improvise and play a great jazz solo (alto, tenor, baritone, clarinet, even oboe!) as well as being blown away by Percy Grainger. He expressed his love for the music of Bird, Prez and Billie Holiday as well as Al and Zoot and Lee Konitz. He knew the business, and we kids benefitted from his experience in ways that went beyond words. We were lucky. Thanks Pete.
    Love, Bob.

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