West Point Saxophonist to Perform at Marywood

Saxophonist Stacy Wilson,Marywood University’s music, theatre, and dance department will host a Saxophone Recital and Master Class by principal saxophonist for the West Point Band, Stacy Wilson, and her accompanist, Yalin Chi, on Saturday, April 7. The recital will take place at 1 p.m., and the Master Class will take place at 3 p.m., in the Marian Chapel, at the Swartz Center for Spiritual Life on the University’s campus. The recital and master class are free and open to the public

Staff Sergeant Stacy Wilson is the principal saxophonist in the West Point Band. As a soloist and chamber musician, she has performed throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia, with recent concert appearances in Japan’s Izumi Concert Hall, Amsterdam’s Muziekgebouw, and Mahidol University in Thailand.

Staff Sgt. Wilson was recently featured as a guest concerto soloist with the United States Army Band in Europe, giving concerts in Oftersheim and Eppelheim, Germany. Since joining the West Point Band in 2008, she has performed as a concerto soloist and was the logistical coordinator and organizer for the North American Saxophone Alliance Conference hosted by the band in 2011.

She has been a jury member for the NASA Young Artist competition, NASA Quartet Competition, and the Asia Pacific International Solo Competition. Staff Sgt. Wilson has been a featured guest artist at the Asia Pacific Saxophone Academy in Bangkok, Thailand, and has taught at Indiana University and Montclair State University. She earned degrees from Indiana University, Bloomington, and the University of North Carolina, Greensboro.

Sergeant First Class Yalin Chi joined the West Point Band in January of 2008. Originally from Beijing, China, she gave her debut with the Central Opera Symphony Orchestra in 1997. In the same year, she moved to the United States and studied with Victoria Mushkatkol at the Interlochen Arts Academy. She has performed in prestigious venues including: Alice Tully Hall, Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, Gardner Museum in the United States, and Kumho Art Hall in Seoul, South Korea.

Sgt. First Class Chi attended the Aspen Music Festival in the summer of 2006 with an orchestral piano fellowship. She attended the Taos School of Music, the Music Academy of the West, the Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival, and has performed in master classes for Arie Vardi, Richard Good, John O’Conor, and Boris Berman.

For additional information about the Marywood University’s free Saxophone Recital and Master Class, please contact Dr. F. David Romines, D.M.A., music, theatre, and dance department co-chair and associate professor of music education at Marywood University, at dromines@marywood.edu, or call (706) 255-9180.



County Sheriff’s Office Recognized for “Good Works”

Sheriff's Seminar Good Works Pix

The Lackawanna County Commissioners presented a “Good Works” certificate to the Sheriff’s Office staff who recently facilitated the eight session “Active Shooters” seminar series for all County employees.

Conducted at Marywood University, the program was designed to educate staff on how to: recognize signs of potential threats; protect/defend themselves, and be cognizant of the surroundings they are in.

Shown from left: Deputy Ryan DeLuccie, Deputy Robert Moore, Commissioner Jerry Notarianni, Jeanne Rosencrance, Trauma Services, District Attorney’s Office; Deputy James Malone, Chief Deputy John Tigue, Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley, Commissioner Laureen A. Cummings, and Deputy Glenn Chapman.   


Marywood Basketball Coach Speaks at UNICO Chapter Meeting

UNICO motivational speaker

Motivational speaker and Marywood University’s Men’s Basketball Coach Enrico Mastrianni, gave a humorous and informative presentation at the March meeting of Keystone Chapter UNICO.

Frank Gervasi livened up the membership and guests with his own special entertainment. Members of the Membership Drive Program and Marywood University graduates gather around motivational speaker and Men’s’ Basketball Coach Enrico Mastrianni.

From left are Cathy Bianchi, Sandy Graziano, Melissa Delfino, Michele McDade, Coach Mastrianni, Valerie Riggi, Nancy Angeloni, Mary Ann Coviello and entertainer Frank Gervasi.


Little Sisters’ St. Patrick’s Day Dinner to be Held March 11th

Little Sisters dinner committee

The Little Sisters of the Poor are kicking off St. Patrick’s Day in the city of Scranton at their fifth annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration and Dinner on Sunday, March 11, at Holy Family Residence,  located adjacent to Marywood University. The event will begin with Mass at 11 a.m. with a bagpipe processional and recessional in the chapel followed by the dinner and entertainment from noon to 4 p.m. in the auditorium.

The menu includes ham and cabbage with potatoes and carrots, rolls and butter, vanilla ice cream with mint or chocolate syrup and beverages. The entertainment for the afternoon includes D.J. Dr. Dragon and Irish step dancing by the Crossmolina School of Dance.

Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for children 10 and younger. Tickets can be purchased in advance by calling (570) 343-4065, online or at the residence. They will also be available at the door.

In addition to the dinner, there will be a bake sale which will include the Sisters’ famous homemade scones and an assortment of other baked goods. There will also be raffles for gift baskets and gift certificates for area restaurants and businesses as well as a 50/50 raffle.

There will be plenty of free and convenient parking in the residence’s parking lot or via a handicap accessible van providing shuttle service from the Marywood University parking lot on the corner of Adams and University Avenues to the dinner.

The Little Sisters also have numerous dinner sponsorship packages available which are great advertising vehicles for businesses as well as a way to honor or remember someone you love.

For advance ticket purchases and sponsorship information, please contact Mrs. Jackie Galvin, M.S., director of development and communications, at (570) 343-4065 ext. 3144 or scdevelopment@littlesistersofthepoor.org.

All proceeds will be used to purchase beds for the residents at Holy Family Residence.

Committee members are shown in photo above. Seated from left: Jackie Galvin, director of development and communications; Nancy Wilson, and Mother Theresa Louisa, l.s.p., superior of the Little Sisters of the Poor’s Scranton community.

Back row, same order: Sister Marie Therese, l.s.p.; Mary Sheils; Carole Paswinski, and Mary Carol and Pete Kanton.

Also serving on the committee are Lisa Blaker, director of activities and volunteer coordinator; Charlie Butler; Karen Caruso, development assistant; Theresa Durkin; Faith Foley, Ann Kwak, Mary Jane Sheridan, Janet Skibinski and Lisa Sutter.