2012-05-18


Kane Scott Welcomes Italian Symphonic Band

Kane Scott will be welcoming the Metropolitan Symphonic Band to their center in June.  On June 10th, the 35-piece band will perform a concert for the residents beginning at 2 p.m. in the front parking lot of the facility, weather permitting. It is open to the public.

Originally formed as a festival band for the celebration days of San Rocco, the Band is comprised of professional and semi-professional musicians.  San Rocco is the patron saint of the Province of Patricia in Italy; Patricia is the ancestral home of much of the Italian community of Aliquippa. 

Its members have toured Italy twice and played in such cities as Florence, Rome, and the Vatican.  While in Rome, they were awarded the Medal of Peace.

The Band is under the direction of Tony DiIanni, who took over for his brother Aldo DiIanni upon his retirement as Music Director.  The Band has visited Kane Scott on numerous occasions over the past 12 years. 

“The residents really enjoy the concerts by the Metropolitan Symphonic Band,” said Marci Donovan, Recreation Supervisor at Kane Scott.  "It reminds them of the days when you would go to the center of town and there would be a band playing in the gazebo or on the grass, and people would take picnics and sit and listen."  

The concert will be held in the front parking lot of Kane Scott.  The event will be open to the public. 

For further information please contact Marci Donavan, Therapeutic Recreation Supervisor at Kane Scott at 412-429-3168 or Bryan Nicodemus, Community Outreach at the Kane Regional Centers at 412-422-6773.


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