The White House Band, Saturday, May 31 at 7:30 p.m.
The White House Band is a group of some of the finest musicians in the world who at some point in their careers played at The White House with our nationâ??s Washington-based military bands. The members of the band represent all of the armed services and have worked together and in separate groups for the better part of thirty years. They have been a featured group with The National Symphony Orchestra, played at Wolftrap, The Millenium Stage, Strathmore Hall, and Blues Alley in Georgetown.
The White House Band is led by trumpeter Dave Detwiler (former lead and solo trumpet with The US Army Band) who currently plays with the National Symphony Orchestra at The Kennedy Center.
With Chris Vadala on sax (played sax with Chuck Mangione for 14 years) and Rhoades Whitehill on trombone (formerly with the Commodores) this front line of horns has played with just about every artist in the business ranging from Sinatra and Streisand to Cee Lo Green and Lady Antebellum.
The rhythm section of Ronnie Shaw (three Mo Tenors) on drums, Glenn Dewey (professor of Bass at GMU, bassist with the US Marine Bandâ??s present White House Band) Ken Hall, (professor of guitar at SU and NOVA and dept head at Westfield HS) and Dr Mark Cook on keyboards (Shepherd U music dept head), are exceptional soloists as well as one of the finest rhythm sections ever assembled in one band.
To make this an even more fabulous show band, they feature Nashville studio vocal soloist Ms. Darden Purcell.