Amanda’s Performance Experience

Beyond the fact that I have been in chorus’ since nursery school, I have also had many wonderful performing experiences throughout my life in other ways. These would be with the following groups:


Quaker Marching Band

  • Countless parades
  • field band competitions at various high schools both inside and outside NYS
  • State Championships most of all our 1st place win in 1993
  • Halftime shows for many, many Buffalo Bills games

    Erie County FairBand

    • Daily parade through the fairgrounds
    • Daily performances at various stages on the fairgrounds
    • Performances for various parades and performances throughout Erie County and NYS to promote the Erie County Fair
    • I also had the pleasure of instructing this color guard for 3 years. The Fair no longer has a performing color guard, only a band.

    Effervescence WinterGuard

    • Weekly and regional competitions at various high schools around NYS
    • World competitions against international guards in Dayton, Ohio

    World University Games

    Due to my contacts and performances with the previously mentioned groups, I also had the opportunity to perform in the opening ceremonies for this prestigious event. I also just happened to be one of the 6 soloists performing at the very beginning of the show!!

    World Association of Veteran Athletes Games

    Again because of our involvement in the WUG, we were also included to perform at both the opening AND closing ceremonies when these games came to Buffalo. I also had a solo on swing flags during the closing ceremonies.

    Buffalo State Colle Chamber Choir Tour of Spain 1999

    A day after graduating with my B.S. from Buffalo State, I left on the trip of a lifetime with our Chamber Choir. We toured the following cities, singing sometimes more than one concert in more than one beautiful cathedral:

    • Madrid
    • Valencia
    • Zaragosa
    • San Sabastian
    • Pamplona
    • Barcelona

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    Derek and Amanda got married. Moved to the country. Had a couple of kids.

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