Retired Band Members
Since the bands founding in 2006, we’ve had some of our members retire from active participation in band functions. Some have moved, others just we’re unable to play on a active basis. A few are able to fill-in when they’re available.
Alan Shapiro – Lead Trumpet Dale Ellenberg – Drums
Rick Foster 2nd trumpet MC & VocalsDolly Fruzzetti – Vocalist
Below is one of the earliest photos of the newly formed Dixie Diehards from 2006. Since all the original members were also member of the Stone Street Strummers, our first configuration consisted of 3 banjos, a bit unusual for a Dixieland jazz band.
Front Row: (L – R ) Chris Wadsworh, Dick Jenkins, Dick Phillips
Back Row: (L-R) Dick Legee, Bill Kiesewetter, Jim Kelleher, Don Russell, Santo Pullara, Rick Foster