Dan Grider

Tenor and Alto Saxes

Dan Grew up in Illinois playing Clarinet and Saxophone in School concert and marching bands. He also played in a youth Big Band and Town Summer concert Band. While at Purdue as a Mechanical Engineering student He played in the Symphonic Band and Jazz Band.

While in the US Navy he played in the Service School Command Band in Great Lakes IL.

After the Navy Dan moved to the Capital Region and has played with:
Ballston Spa Union fire Company Marching Band
St Paul’s Lutheran Church in Saratoga Springs
Two Clarinets Squared
Gloversville Civic Band
Johnstown Citizens Band
Greg Nazarian Big Band now The Capital Dance Orchestra
The Swing Doc’s
Memorial Concert Band of Colonie
The Georgie Wonders Orchestra
And now The Downtown Horns

One of the biggest highlight of his playing career was playing Veterans Day 2019 at Carnegie Hall With The Memorial Concert Band of Colonie.