Elected or Appointed Positions:
Class President, Taunton High School, Taunton MA, 2 years
Board Member, Rockledge Board of Adjustments, Rockledge FL, 2 years
Vice President, Levittown Owners Association, Levittown FL, 2 years
Board Member, Orlando Musicians Union Local 389, Orlando FL, 3 years
Joseph listened to Stan Kenton's "Peanut Vendor" at thirteen years of age and immediately knew that his life's work would be music.
Within nine years Joe's performance background included the Brockton (MA) Symphony, Herb Pomeroy, Glenn Miller (Ray McKinley), Ralph Flanagan, Ft. Dix Army Band and his own entertainment quartet. Joe's later experiences were with Woody Herman, Guy Lombardo (Art Mooney) and Sammy Kaye. Joe has also appeared with the Walt Disney World and numerous entertainers including Circus World where he was responsible for more that a third of the circus' arrangements. Joe's most recent appearances have been with a jazz trio on cruise ships around the world.
At Berklee Joe studied trombone, composition and arranging, the last of which he has put into use, for example, by arranging 177 charts for the church orchestra he led for Benny Hinn for seven years. Joe's latest composition is "The Fireman's March" being performed in New York.
Joe is also an avid stamp collector and joke collector, and has about 250 commemorative spoons from sixty countries.