Double Bass Reunion – Celebrating James VanDemark’s 40 Years at Eastman

Double Bass Reunion – Celebrating James VanDemark’s 40 Years at Eastman

Welcome to the double bass reunion page! This site includes information on the special celebration for Eastman double bass alumni. More information will be added as we get closer to the weekend celebration!


Special Celebrations

Eastman Wind Ensemble and Eastman Wind Orchestra Showcase Concert
Thursday, October 6
Kodak Hall
8:00 – 10:00 pm

One of Eastman’s premiere ensembles as well as the Eastman Wind Orchestra will perform under the direction of Mark Scatterday (DMA ’89) and Donald Hunsberger (BM ’54, MM ’59, DMA ’63), in the beautiful Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre. This concert will officially kick off Meliora Weekend @ Eastman.


Meliora Weekend @ Eastman Opening Celebration
Friday, October 7
Lowry Hall
5:00 – 6:00 pm

Join in the opening celebration of the weekend which will feature a showcase of student performances in the Main Hall (now Lowry Hall) modeled after Eastman’s longstanding tradition of the annual Holiday Sing. This event will help to celebrate the lives, careers, and lifelong relationship Eastman alumni have with their alma mater. 


40th Anniversary Double Bass Recital
Saturday, October 8
Hatch Recital Hall
4:15 – 5:15 PM

Current students and alumni of James VanDemark’s double bass studio will present a recital, open to the public.  


Eastman School of Music Celebration Dinner
Saturday, October 8
The Inn on Broadway
5:30 – 7:30 pm

Enjoy a festive banquet with Eastman classmates, friends, and family, featuring a special recognition of milestone alumni and faculty.


Double Bass Alumni Mixer
Saturday, October 8
Victoire Belgian Beer Bar
8:00 pm

Enjoy a private party just for bass alumni to celebrate 40 years of JB’s career at Eastman. Light appetizers provided. Cash bar available.