Featuring Paul M. Furlong, Contrabassoonist and Buffalo Public School Students

FRIDAY, MAY 6th, 2016 @ 7PM


Buffalo, N.Y. April 11, 2016 The Buffalo Niagara Concert Band will bringing brightness to their 2015-2016 season with a concert entitled Luminosity” taking place Friday, May 6th 2016 at 7:00 pm at Fredrick Law Olmsted High School at Kensington, 319 Suffolk St. Buffalo, NY 14215.

v The BNCB, under the direction of Maestro Amy J. Steiner, will take the stage with a program filled with energetic, light pieces, including “Variations on a Theme of Robert Schumann”, by William Davis. The very animated piece written for contrabassoon will feature soloist Paul M. Furlong.

  • Playing reed instruments for most of his life, Furlong is a highly skilled, sought after musician, renowned for his ability on a variety of single and double reed instruments.  Steiner is a former student of Furlong.

v The Olmsted Concert Band will be joining the BNCB on stage for “Earthdance” by Michael Sweeny and “Novena, Rhapsody for Band” by James Swearingen.

  • Having just started as a band at OAK this past fall, the BNCB has mentored the students by holding various woodwind and brass workshops throughout the school year.
  • The Olmsted Band will be hosting a basket raffle during the concert to raise funds for new percussion equipment.  BNCB donated two timpani this past winter to help expand the OAK inventory.

v Other selections for the evening include “Godspeed” by Stephen Melillo, “StarWars Medley” by John Williams, “Armenian Dances” by Alfred Reed, and others.


Tickets are $7.00 in advance at bncb.org or $12.00 the day of the concert.


The Buffalo Niagara Concert Band, under the baton of Music Director and Conductor Ms. Amy J. Steiner, is the only official concert band in the City of Buffalo.  Since its inception in 2009, the BNCB has performed to great acclaim throughout Western New York and beyond.  The BNCB is an all-volunteer organization comprised of teachers, performers, students and other professionals with one thing in common, a passion for music. The group is based in the American Legion Post 1041 in Buffalo.


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Relevant photos and bios can be on found on Dropbox.  For more information on the BNCB, visit bncb.org or Facebook.com/Buffalo Niagara Concert Band.

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