What a terrible day.
So many people in our relatively small community have been effected by this tragedy, but on behalf of the musicians of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, I would like to offer my sincerest condolences to the families and friends of Coleman Mellett and Gerry Niewood. Mr Mellet, and Mr. Niewood were musicians and members of the Chuck Mangione Band. They were traveling to Buffalo to perform with the BPO.
I think it goes without saying that Buffalo will watch the hockey game tonight from a very different perspective. It’s just a meaningless distraction, but I’ll admit, it’s a welcome distraction after a long day of incredibly sad news.