Testimonials

Here's what people are saying about us:

On behalf of the entire staff at the Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site I would like to thank the Dutchess Brass Quintet for participating in our Christmas Open House.  Many visitors commented that the music brought the house to life for them.  I know I speak for all of our staff who worked so hard to decorate and prepare the mansion when I say that your contribution added the perfect finishing touch to the entire event.

         
Allan Dailey, Supervisory Park Ranger
          Kathy Behnke, Event Coordinator
               Roosevelt-Vanderbilt National Historic Sites


Scott, thank you very much for performing the music for our daughter and son-in-law's wedding ceremony.  The prelude selections set the mood perfectly for the day's events.  Your majestic trumpet solos filled the church with an air of elegance as our daughter walked down the aisle.  We have received many wonderful comments praising the musicians and their high quality performance.  Thank you also for your thorough coordination of all the music and for leading the musicians during the ceremony.  Knowing that you had complete understanding and control of the scheduled proceedings gave us the peace of mind that allowed us to fully enjoy the ceremony.  It was superb!

         
Jane and David Harris


Thank you for your participation in the American Guild of Organist's Regional Convention Convocation.  The beautiful sounds of brass instruments flowed throughout the Vassar College Chapel and embellished the anthem and hymns perfectly.  The professionalism of your musicians was greatly appreciated during the hectic rehearsal schedule and concert performance.  Well done!

         
John Sullivan, Regional Convention Coordinator
          Maris Kristapsons, Composer / Conductor
               American Guild of Organists, Central Hudson Valley Chapter


I would like to thank you for participating in the Town of Wappinger September 11th Memorial Ceremony.  Your contribution and participation were a fitting tribute to the victims of the September 11th terrorist attacks.  Your performance of Taps was flawless and very moving.  Your presence was greatly appreciated.

         
Hon. Joseph Ruggiero, Town Supervisor
               Town of Wappinger, NY


Scott, thank you so very much for arranging the concert last Sunday.  It was absolutely terrific.  Your informative presentations between musical selections were both interesting and entertaining.  I hope we will be able to do more events in the future.  All the feedback has been fantastic!  We are very grateful for your time and gift of such great music.

         
Cindy Dubinski, Adult Services Librarian
               East Fishkill Community Library


Thank you so much, Dutchess Brass, for playing in our wedding ceremony.  The music was fabulous and we received many compliments about it.  Thank you for taking the time to make our day more special.  We really appreciate it!

         
Jim and Micia Trainor


Scott, we would like to thank you for the wonderful job you did playing Taps at our Memorial Day Ceremony.  Your participation was most appreciated and helped in making it a meaningful and enjoyable event, based on the many favorable comments that have been received.  You sure did add to the dignity of the day.  Your dedication and contribution definitely made this event a huge sussess.

         
Hugh Maurer, Board of Trustees President
          Frank Straub, Program Chairman
               Fishkill (NY) Rural Cemetery


Thank you very much, Dutchess Brass,  for providing the music for the Town of Wappinger Inaugural Ceremony.  Your music was terrific--absolutely perfect for our town officials and many guests.  I continue to get comments from those in attendance on how much they enjoyed your performance.

         
Ralph Holt, Chairman
               Town of Wappinger (NY) Recreation Committee


I would like to take a moment to thank The Dutchess Brass Quintet for your wonderful performance at The American Cancer Society's "Step Into Spring" cancer awareness benefit and celebration.  The music you provided as our many guests entered added a special touch of class and set the tone for the rest of the evening.  It was outstanding!

         
Hon. Joan Pagones, Supervisor of the Town of Fishkill, NY
               Chairperson, "Step Into Spring"
          Sara Gunn, Director of Special Events
               American Cancer Society of Dutchess County (NY)


Scott, we would like to thank you again for the music you provided for our wedding.  We are still receiving compliments and we know that the credit goes to you for doing such an excellent job.  We would highly recommend that anyone planning a wedding hire you to provide music for their day.  We had a wonderful day and thank you again for playing your part in it.

         
Sarah and Adam Jolly