Friends Of Seawolves Presents Music Concert
Friends of Seawolves Athletic Association will present a concert at the theater at The Scholars’ Academy on Friday night, February 10, at 7 p.m.
This special evening of music will begin with a set from Breezy Grass, an Americana roots band that infuses bluegrass, country, rock, and everything in between into their originals and spirited covers. The band plays regularly on the peninsula and elsewhere around NYC.
The BreezyGrass musicians are: Steve Hawk – bass/vocals; Vic LaMura – mandolin/guitar/vocals; Matty Lyons – guitar/vocals; Jim Cronin – drums and Cat Cosmai – vocals. For more information about the band, log on to www.breezygrass.com
The Grayriders will then follow with their presentation of The Band’s legendary Last Waltz. The group performed a full version at Thai Rock on Thanksgiving weekend and has been swamped with requests for an encore performance. The Grayriders lineup consists of Lou Pastina, Joe Kenel, and Mark Boyle on guitars and vocals, John McNamee on bass, Willie Vargas on drums, and Keith ‘Bugsy’ Goldberg on vocals and percussion. They will be joined by their associates, The Downtown Horns, with Amanda Anderson on trombone, John Wilson on baritone saxophone, and Mike Carpenter and Brian Sears on tenor and alto saxophones. For more in- formation on the band, head to www.grayridersband.com
The concert was the idea of Grayriders vocalist Keith Goldberg and Scholars’ Academy science teacher Christine Lyons, wife of Breezy Grass leader Matt Lyons. Goldberg and Lyons served together for many years on the Scholars’ Academy School Leadership Team.
Friends of Seawolves Athletic Association was formed in 2009 and has provided financial and logistical assistance and support to the athletic programs at The Scholars’ Academy.
The Scholars’ Academy Seawolves have distinguished themselves in their short time in PSAL competition with city championships in girls basketball and volleyball, playoff appearances by the boys golf and bowling teams as well as many championships for their middle school teams.
Xander McDonald-Smith of the Boys Golf team won three PSAL Individual Championships during his high school career and is currently on scholarship as a member of the Penn State Golf team. Scholars’ high school sports program continues to grow this year with the addition of Girls Golf and Girls Tennis, and the Girls Softball team will now move into PSAL competition. The assistance from Friends of Seawolves is essential to providing these opportunities.
Friends of Seawolves are seeking donations from the school and Rockaway community, and this concert gives everyone the opportunity to make a donation in an enjoyable way. Students may receive tickets in return for a $20 donation at the school G.O. store. Fans of the bands and community members seeking to donate to Friends of Seawolves can purchase $20 tickets at Jameson’s Restaurant on Beach 129 Street.
If the event is not sold out in advance, tickets may be purchased at the door on the night of the event. A great night is expected. Please see the ad in this week’s Wave.