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    Richard Fay

    Richard Fay was born in Boston, MA where he spent most of his childhood.  At the age of 6, he joined St. Brendanís CYO marching band and studied percussion instruments with instructors from the George Lawrence Stone Music Studio.  He marched in his first band competition at the age of 8. He remained in the percussion section at St. Brendan and joined the Woodrow Wilson Junior High School concert band at the age of 11. During the end of his years in Junior High School, Richardís family moved to Danbury, CT. He joined the Danbury High School Marching Band and marched with  AFL-CIO sponsored drum corps in the Hudson Valley Drum Corps Circuit. In the Hudson Valley Circuit, he studied with the renowned late percussionist, Kurt Golding.

    After high school, he attended Western CT State University and received a B.S. in Elementary Education in 1964. He began teaching in the Bridgeport Public School System and currently serves as a math specialist at Columbus School. In 1970 he earned an M.S. degree in Secondary Education with a concentration in American Studies at Western.  In 1987 he completed the 6th year professional certification requirements at St. Josephís College. Since his high school years, Richard has performed with the following groups: Valley Community Concert Band, Stratford Community Concert Band, The Big Band Sound, Derby High School Performing Arts Ensemble, The Derby High School Jazz Band, The Second Company Governorís Foot Guard, Central High School Performing Arts Ensemble, University of Bridgeport Summer Performing Arts Ensemble and most recently with the American Festival Concert Band. His membership in the Stratford Community Concert Band has continued for a quarter century.

    Richard currently resides in Stratford and has a daughter, Allison. She is currently a vocal performance major at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. 


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