|The band is fortunate to have such a talented and experienced director. Sam has been a lifetime musician, playing in many many bands and competitions, with a variety of musical styles. From 1994 to the present, he has conducted our Farmington Valley Band. Among other musical activities, he is director of The Pioneer Valley Concert Band of Greater Springfield, Massachusetts. He is also founder and director of the Northwest Connecticut Band which plays for Goshen CT Fair (since 1965!) and elsewhere.
|A native of Torrington, he received his music degree from the University of Connecticut and taught music in the Chicopee Massachusetts school system. Prior to becoming conductor, Sam had been the band's principal euphonium player. Sam has been associated with the band for over 40 years.