NEWS

NYPA Sponsors Free Concert and Fireworks

Contact
Bob Hadler
(315) 764-0226, ext. 300
Bob.Hadler@nypa.gov

June 3, 2003

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MASSENA—The New York Power Authority (NYPA) will sponsor a free evening featuring a concert of patriotic music and a magnificent fireworks display, on Saturday June 7, at Massena’s Springs Park as the culmination of the Massena Heritage Festival.  The 10th Mountain Division Band from Fort Drum will perform beginning at 7 pm with a fireworks display set for dusk from Bushnell Field.

“The Power Authority is pleased, during this time of year when patriotic spirits run high, to sponsor this special family event celebrating the rich history of Massena and our nation,” said Bob Hadler, community relations regional manager, New York Power Authority.

The musicians of the 10th Mountain Division Band are the official musical ambassadors of the United States Army’s 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry) and Fort Drum.  Led by commander and bandmaster, Chief Warrant Officer Two Jeffry C. Larson, the Band’s 40 members are professional soldiers, trained to perform as musicians and as a battlefield security force as necessary.   The Band is composed of several ensembles including the Ceremonial Band, Concert Band, Rock Band Jazz Combo, Dixieland Band and Brass and Woodwind Quintets.

In the event of rain, the Concert will be held in the Massena High School Auditorium.

The New York Power Authority operates the St. Lawrence-Franklin D. Roosevelt Power Project here.  For more information on the concert and fireworks, please call 1-800-262-NYPA (6972) in New York or 1-315-764-0226, ext. 300, for out-of-state.