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Entries from June 2008

A Musical History of Joe Amato (as told to, and documented by Jim Mattila in 1975.)

June 16th, 2008 · 7 Comments

Joe Amato STUDIED with the following teachers.
Rudy Schultz: snare drummer with John Phillip Sousa’sBand, the American Symphony, and instructor of field music at West Point.
George Hamilton Greene: world famous xylophonist.
Otto Kristufek: Tympanist with the Chicago Civic Opera, the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, and the American Opera Company.
Portland Symphony
Percussion Section 1919-1925
Tympanist 1925-1957
Played under the [...]

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Tom Reuter

June 1st, 2008 · No Comments

Some time back Jim Mattila called to our attention that Tom Reuter should be added to the Roll Call. That got me attempting to recall what I could about Tom Reuter. The first thing that came to mind was his cheerful disposition. Then I remembered that he sat in with some old timers out at [...]

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