"These kids are amazing," says Barchella enthusiastically, "without the involvement of the Assistant Directors and top notch instructors, we couldn't have done this; but the kids are the real heroes here." The Saints Brigade Drum & Bugle Corps is a community based non-profit organization where its members learn musical enrichment and performance skills through the activity and the arts.The Saints Brigade strives to instill qualities such as honesty, dedication, teamwork, commitment and pride.
One of the TV announcers, knowledgeable about drum corps, was impressed with the professionalism and playing abilities demonstrated by the drum corps members after just 18 months together.
The director of the event phoned Barchella afterwards and asked The Saints Brigade to participate again next year."These kids are ambassadors for the town of Port Chester and represent the town name nationwide," says Barchella.
A successful businessman who grew up in Port Chester, he was well aware of the town's rich and proud musical tradition so he set out to offer kids in the community even more opportunities.
Barchella formed the non-profit organization that not only offers musical instruction and instruments at NO COST, but also each student (who participates and meets the required criteria of the drum corps), receives a FREE college scholarship.
The victim had been in a dating relationship with the suspect and they had been arguing via text and phone throughout the day.
19, 2014: Greenwich Police issued the following statement concerning the case."On 8/17/2014 the Greenwich Police Department received a complaint from 19-year-old resident regarding a domestic violence incident that had taken place on Friday August 15, 2014.
He also hired a third Assistant Director, Troy Williams, who has had previous experience with drum corps.
When forming the Saints Brigade, students in the high school band, including those that play woodwind instruments, were invited to learn the percussion and brass instruments, or to join the color guard.
Entree prices start at , with a bistro-style burger that's served with salted, crispy frites. Appétit Bistro, 540A Willett Ave., Port Chester, 914-690–2000,
The Capitol Theatre is a historic theatre located in the village of Port Chester, Westchester County, New York.
The investigation is ongoing, additional charges are expected to be filed by both New York, and Connecticut authorities. Photo credit: Port Chester Police Department Patch editor Barbara Heins contributed to this report.