An Irish Blessing
(Joyce Eilers Bacak)
Jeff Heagy resides in Newtown, PA with Debra, his wife of 38 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, Fort Delaware Cornet Band, Newtown Brass Quintet, The Straight Ahead Big Band, Rendition Big Band, Bucks County Community College Jazz Orchestra , Buglers Across America, and the 28th Pennsylvania Regimental Brass Band.
He currently studies trumpet performance under Adj. Prof. Charles Megules.
Jeff is Past Department Commander of Sons of Union Veterans, New Jersey Department, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War.
Past Camp Commander: Anna M. Ross Camp #1 (Philadelphia, PA) and Sgt. Hyram Pursell Camp 104 (Lambertville, NJ).
In "civilian life", Jeff is a retired sales executive and music student at Bucks County Community College.
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