An Irish Blessing
(Joyce Eilers Bacak)
Jeff Heagy resides in Newtown, PA with Debra, his wife of 35 years.
Jeff was born in Lancaster, PA into a musical family.
At an early age, he aspired to play his Father's trumpet which he found stowed away in an attic closet.
Although he played throughout his school years, Jeff drifted away from music to raise and support a family.
In late 1994, Jeff joined the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War and suddenly found himself "drafted" into a period brass band:
the 28th Pennsylvania Regimental Brass Band, where he eventually rose to Bb Soloist.
Jeff had now been introduced to the Bb Cornet and the pre-Sousa world of the 19th Century American Brass Band Movement
and Civil War Reenacting.
Currrently Jeff also performs on trumpet, fluglehorn, cornet, alto horn, and bugle with: Tri Tri County Concert Band of Feasterville, Lawrenceville Community Concert Band, Bucks County Community College Jazz Orchestra , Company C 28th PA Volunteer Infantry,
Buglers Across America, Lambertville Volunteers Senior Drum & Bugle Corps, and the 28th Pennsylvania Regimental Brass Band.
He currently studies trumpet performance under Charles Megules.
Jeff is Past Camp Commander of Sons of Union Veterans Anna M. Ross Camp #1 (Philadelphia, PA) and Sgt. Hyram Pursell Camp 104 (Lambertville, NJ).
He is now serving as State Commander for the New Jersey Department, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War.
In "civilian life", Jeff is a retired sales executive and music student at Bucks County Community College.
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