Friday, February 13, 2009

Sad News

Two of Chuck Mangione's band members lost their lives in the recent Buffalo, NY plane crash... Coleman Mellett guitars and Gerard Niewood flutes and saxes were on the plane that went down in the Buffalo area last night. They performed in our area only a few weeks ago. This tragedy is hitting home to many in our area... So sorry to all of you affected. There are no words that can adequately communicate our sympathy for your sadness and grief.

CNN links

Also on board was Alison Des Forges, known for her work on Human Rights.

The New York Times has a nice article about these two.. Mellet taught at Eastman.

1 comment:

  1. We have been watching the news out here in the Northwest US and feel terrible about the plane crash. How tragic for so many.