Tony Alduino is a former music educator in the Susquehanna Valley School District where he taught for 28 years. He is the Director of the Blue Velvet Big Band and an active musician in the Southern Tier where he is frequently called upon to perform with many groups such as the Sammy Kaye Orchestra, Al Hamme’s Music Unlimited and Swing Street, the Terry Walker Project and the Southern Tier Concert Band. He has performed with John Pizzarelli, the Temptations, the national tours of “Chicago-the Musical” and “The Rat Pack is Back”, the BC Pops Orchestra, the Binghamton Philharmonic, Katie Scott and Millenium, the Scott Freeman Band, Prism, several EPAC productions and the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus. Mr. Alduino is also the baritone saxophonist with the Empire Saxophone Quartet, a professional ensemble of the highest caliber. They have toured throughout the United States and can be heard on several CDs. Mr. Alduino has also recorded with the Rascher Saxophone Ensemble, the Fredonia Saxophone Ensemble, and the Saxophone Sinfonia, an 18 piece saxophone ensemble that performed in Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center. He was on the Executive Board of BCMEA for many years and is a NYSSMA All-State adjudicator. Prior to coming to the Binghamton area, Mr. Alduino was a member of the Onondaga Community College faculty and saxophonist with the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra.
He is the father of two, Gina Kline, a music teacher in the Bristol School District in Wisconsin and Angelo Alduino, a software developer in NYC. He enjoys kayaking, biking and skiing.
Dan Miller is the high school band director and the chairman of the fine arts department for the Spencer-Van Etten School District. He has led the Spencer-Van Etten high school concert and jazz band on a tour of Finland and Sweden, and the high school jazz band on a tour of England and Scotland. Dan also directs the choirs, teaches classes in jazz history, music theory and Music Technology at Spencer-Van Etten and directs the high school musicals. Dan graduated from Union Endicott High School in 1986, received his Bachelor of Music Education degree with Performance Honors from Syracuse University in 1990 and a Masters of Music Education degree from Ithaca College in 1998. While at Syracuse, Dan was the Drum Major of the “Pride of Orange” marching band and the director of the “Sour Sitrus Society” basketball pep band. Dan can regularly be seen playing saxophone with numerous groups including Rooster and the Roadhouse Horns, PRISM, The Empire Saxophone Quartet and the Southern Tier Concert Band. He has performed with renowned artists such as Frankie Valli, Martha and the Vandellas, Jerry Vale, Steve Gilmore, and Sherrie Maricle. He is past president of the Tioga County Music Educators Association and is a band director for the American Music Abroad Red Tour of Europe. Dan and his wife Eileen live in Apalachin, New York, and have three wonderful children.