A Thanksgiving Cantata Honoring our Veterans

The Resurrection Center Wilmington, DE Saturday, November 11, 2017 For many people, November 11th means the remembrance of Veteran’s Day.  It is a solemn day to remember those who fought and gave of their lives to serve in the United States Armed Services.  From the American Revolution to our...

Moravian College Big Band Welcomes Maria Schneider

One of the rewarding things of teaching the Moravian College Big Band trumpet students and playing lead trumpet with the band is the opportunity to play with great guest musicians.   Since 2012, the Moravian College Jazz Program along with support from the Pennsylvania Jazz Collective (www.pajazzcollective.org) has brought in...

Arturo Sandoval and the Arturo Sandoval Institute

I believe it would be safe to say that most trumpet players are in agreement that one of the best trumpeters of our time is the legendary musician Arturo Sandoval. A musician who is equally talented in both classical and jazz idioms, Arturo has inspired so many young trumpet...

My Story

Vince Pettinelli My father proudly served in the Army during World War II in the 76th Infantry Division. Later in life, he also volunteered for the local Veteran’s Affairs Office and served as Commander of the American Legion Post 446. Growing up in a solid Christian family, I learned...