The music was provided by the Vineland-based 16-piece Buddy Gale Band, under the direction of Dr. Louis Giunta, a retired music educator and school administrator. The list of songs included favorites by Duke Ellington, Woody Herman, and Glenn Miller, and had the audience humming the tunes, clapping along with the music’s tempo and applauding enthusiastically at the conclusion of each number.
Dr. Giunta engaged the audience with an entertaining banter, introducing the next number as well as introducing the members of the band. “We will not forget you or the music of your era, and will pass these songs on so our children and grandchildren can enjoy this music for generations to come,” said Dr. Giunta.
The Schultz-Hill Foundation was happy to partner with the Milton & Betty Katz Jewish Community Center for the Music and Memories Series. Sponsors of the concert included The Forza Insurance Group, the Hordes Family and OceanFirst Bank.
The nonprofit 501(c)3 Schultz-Hill Foundation supports the arts, history and education throughout South Jersey. Programs include the Dina Scholarships, Senior Music Series, Summer music program with the Atlantic City Day Nursery, and an Arts Outreach collaborative with the Bay Atlantic Symphony and Atlantic City Public Schools. For additional information, please contact the Schultz-Hill Foundation or visit www.schultz-hill.org.