Saturday, August 4, 2012

Sgro Brothers Highlight Day 2 of Wellsville Italian Festival

Playing their harmonicas from the left is Tony & Dominic Sgro.
Generations band member Jimmy Taylor filled in on drums.

Village natives Tony & Dominic Sgro highlighted the second day of the Wellsville Italian Festival.  They are brothers of Village resident Josephine Sgro and became world famous for their musical talents after graduating from Wellsvile High School and serving their country in the Armed Forces.  Dominic graduated from WHS in 1950 and Tony followed in 1953. 

They have played worldwide, having one time gave a command performance for the Queen of England and have also appeared at the White House.  Early in their careers they had a recording contract with RCA and have even appeared at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville.  Both of the brothers are now New York state residents. 

The 16th Annual Wellsville Italian Festival is sponsored by SOI Lodge 657 and wraps up with Day 3 tonight beginning at 6 PM.  Tonight’s entertainment will be started with Mirella Volpe at 6:30 and followed by the Jim Frank Quartet at 8 PM.  The extremely popular local band Route 45 will close out the Festival’s entertainment for this year.  Karen & Tim Kelly and the gang are set to take the stage at 10 PM.

You don’t want to miss any of the great entertainment, good food and friendly faces…

ole nib

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