About The Rusty Skipper Band
The Rusty Skipper Band made its debut in 1995 as part of the Cohasset Harborfest, at the enthusiastic suggestion of the late Rev. Ed Atkinson of First Parish in Cohasset. Fourteen adults marched in the parade that first year, and we were a ragtag group. Despite Rev. Atkinson’s sudden death that summer, or perhaps in his honor, the band continued, and since 1996, the Rusty Skipper Band has grown steadily, in numbers of musicians and performances, as well as in scope and difficulty of music and quality of musicianship.
Yet we remain a quintessential community band.
Now comprised of musicians from towns all over the South Shore, the Rusty Skippers play under the direction of Steve Biagini, who donates his time and expertise to this great group. Steve is the recently retired Director of Instrumental Music at Cohasset’s Deer Hill School where the band rehearses weekly.
The Rusty Skipper Band has openings in some instrumental sections. If you are interested in joining or booking the band, please contact Steve Biagini at (617) 755-7474 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
One of the distinctive features of the band is the varied professional and vocational background of its members, including full-time mothers, a regional bank CEO and president, cabinet maker, lawyer, IT manager, nurse, service station owner, hospital nutritionist, investment manager, and retired and current teachers, physicians, and postal workers.
Although individuals may fret about their ability, the band remains a warm and welcoming organization, where politics, competition and other stresses stay
outside the practice room. We simply love to play.
If you have not heard the band lately, I dare say you will be impressed by the music we make. While we started as a small marching band, and you may have heard the Band at Memorial Day, you should know that we have become much more of a concert band with a series of concerts with a large repertoire.
Conductor Steve Biagini