Recently, the Farmington Valley Band honored Chester Majewski on the occasion of his 90th birthday, recently, with renditions of both “Happy Birthday” and “Stolat,” a traditional Polish melody.
“Chester is an inspiration to us all,” said band director Sam Hudak, who has known Chester since he joined theband in 1983. “He just shows that it’s never too late to pick up your instrument and join in the fun.”
Majewski was a butcher in Pittsburgh who played baritone horn with the Army Air Corp Band at Bradley Field during World War II. He and his wife, whom he met while in Windsor Locks, moved back to Connecticut when he retired.
The Farmington Valley Band, which has musicians of all ages and talents who share a passion for playing music, invites all musicians to join them as they begin the 2012 season. There is no fee to join and there are no auditions. All instruments are welcome, especially trumpets, clarinets and percussion.
Rehearsals are at the Collinsville Congregational Church on Thursdays from 7 to 9 p.m. For more information contact Molly Welch at (860) 677-4015 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.