Education / Experience
Harvey started his lifetime love of playing music at the age of 5 with piano lessons - they didn’t last very long. At age 10 he joined the elementary school band studying the trumpet - that didn’t last too long either. Next was the clarinet and he made it to the end of the school year. When it was time for 5th grade, it was time to try the drums.
Saint Philip & James Elementary School
Harvey played drums from 5th grade through 8th grade at Saint Philip & Saint James Elementary School in Phillipsburg, NJ. He took group lessons in school from the band director, Roger Jinks. He also started taking private lessons from Roger sometime during elementary school and continued the lessons through high school.
Phillipsburg Catholic High School
Harvey attended and graduated from Phillipsburg Catholic High School and was involved in almost every aspect of music available at the school. Harvey played in the concert band, jazz band and the orchestra for the school musical all four years. Harvey also played in the All County Band several years - this was a group made up of key players from all the high schools in Warren County and a concert was performed once a year. He also took private drum lessons with Roger Jinks during most of his high school years.
Honors: Harvey received the John Phillip Sousa award his senior year. This award is presented to one band member each year for outstanding accomplishments in the music department. He was also included in the "Who’s Who in Music" for high schools in his Junior and Senior years.
Trenton State College
Harvey earned his BA in Music Performance, with a minor in computer science, from Trenton State College in 1987. As a percussion major, he studied with Tony DeNicola, a fabulous jazz drummer from the Trenton, NJ, area. In his junior year he performed a "Junior Recital" consisting of approximately 20 minutes worth of music. In October 1987 he performed a "Senior Honors Recital" consisting of an hour of music. With the assistance of fellow percussion students, a TSC alumnus, a local organist and a professional piano accompanist, all the years of practice and studying came to a wonderful high point of his college experience.
Click here for sound clips from Harvey’s College Recitals
Ensembles/Bands Involved with at TSC
Pep Band for Football Games
Various small ensembles and groups for performances around campus
Musicals Played For
The Sound Of Music
Fiddler On The Roof
The King And I
My Fair Lady
The Apple Tree
A Tribute To Broadway
Guys & Dolls (Two different productions)
The Wizard Of Oz
West Side Story
Bye, Bye Birdie
Bands Played In - Since College
Klunker - Current Member
Twin Rivers Ramblers - Current Member
Live Sounds of "MAGIC" - Current Member
Harvey & Amy Duo - Current Member
Solo Performer - Currently Active
DJ - Currently Active
Straight & Narrow Band
Hunterdon Symphony - Fill In
Warren County Orchestra
Alpha Community Band
Pettinelli Brothers Band
Bread & Blues
Jinks & Company
Sussex County Oratorio Society - Timpani, Marimba, Percussion and Guitar for numerous concerts
Presentation Brass - Brass Quintet - Timpani - Numerous concerts for Handbell Choir Festivals in Bethlehem, PA and at Rider College; Saint Elizabeth College Commencement Ceremonies, Morristown; Easter Vigils at Churches in New Brunswick, Kendall Park & Flemington, NJ; Christmas Eve Mass at church in Flemington, NJ
Soundman for many performances for America’s Tenor, Dominic Mantuano including performance at the Clarion Casino, Atlantic City, NJ
Venues Performed At In A Band or DJ
Phillipsburg, NJ - Architects Golf Club, Stateliner Pub, Flynn’s On The Hill, Riverfest, Riverview Arts Center, Commodore Inn, Concerts In The Park at Walter’s Park & Shappell Park, Holiday Inn, Saints Philip & James School Carnival, Harry’s, Castle Inn, Main Street Motor Madness, Phillipsburg Fire Company Hall, The Net, Shaeffer House, Ole Towne Festival, Concerts in Shappell Park, Masonic Lodge, Huntington Fire House, YMIA Club
Harmony, NJ - Harmony Manor, Harkers’ Hollow Golf Club, Warren County Farmers’ Fair, Earth Day Performances at the Warren County Fairgrounds, Harmony, NJ and Camp Bernie, Mansfield Township, NJ
Belvidere, NJ - Belvidere Manor, Sage Inn, American Legion Hall, Country View Village, Belvidere High School
Phillipsburg Mall - Chamber of Commerce Business Expos several years, Art Nouveaux, Private Luncheon
Easton, PA - Heritage Day, Bank Street Annex Banquet Hall, Boscov’s at the Palmer Park Mall, Holy Cross Carnival, Sheraton Inn, The Elk's Club, The Club Mohican, The Weston Club, Max's, The Driftwood, The Republican Club, The Lester Pefer Club, Lafayette College, Northampton County Country Club, Bushkill Park, Musser Park, Hackett's Park, Lafayette College, YR Club, Family YMCA of Phillipsburg & Easton, Fuglee’s Pub, Riverside Park, Bushkill Park, Saint Anthony’s Carnival, Hotel Easton, Heritage Day, Farmers’ Market, Seipsville Inn
Clinton & Hunterdon County, NJ - Hunterdon Hills Playhouse, Clinton Fire Company, Beaver Brook Country Club, The Ryland Inn, Hunterdon Developmental Center, North Hunterdon High School, Hunterdon Central High School
Bethlehem, PA - Sands, First Night Bethlehem, Cheers Lounge, Hotel Bethlehem, Masonic Lodge, Diamondz,
Poconos, PA - Camelback Ski Resport, Shawnee On The Delaware, Main Hotel & Riverdance Grill, Tamiment, Fernwood, Cesears, Inn At Foxhill, Mt. Airy Lodge, Nic Anthony’s
New Jersey - Other Cities: The Ship Inn, Milford; Almond Tree Manor, Alpha; John Dolak American Legion, Alpha; Alpha Community Pool, Alpha; Alpha Fire Company, Alpha; Asbury Willows, Asbury; Asbury Fire Company Hall, Asbury; Bloomsbury Fire Company Hall, Bloomsbury; Lopatcong Township Community Day, Lopatcong; Greenwich Township Community Day, Stewartsville; JJ Brooks, New Village; Backstage, Washington; VFW, Glen Gardner; Hagedorn, Glen Gardner; Hampton Fire Company, Hampton; Landslide Saloon, Hampton; Coach & Paddock, Hampton; Warren County Shad Tournament, Knowlton Township; Knowlton American Legion, Knowlton Township; Shippen Manor - Warren County Cultural & Heritage Festival, Oxford; Riverside Restaurant, Oxford; Apple Mountain Golf Club, Oxford; Lisbon Capri, Mountain Lake Casino, Mountain Lake; Lake Mohawk Country Club, Sparta; American Legion: Flemington; Deer Path Park, Hunterdon County; Top Of The Hill, Bridgewater; Somerset County Fair, Bridgewater; Italian American Club, North Plainfield; Rider University, Lawrenceville; Princeton University, Princeton; Felix’s, Manville; New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark; Mountainview Challet, Bloomsbury; Halloween Concert, Boonton; Legion Hall, Boonton; Concert In The Park Series, South Plainfield; Concert In The Park Series, Point Pleasant; Crab’s Claw, Lavallette; Fiddler’s Elbow Country Club; Spain Inn, Piscataway; Mill Hill Playhouse, Trenton
Pennsylvania - Other Cities: West End Fair, Gilbert; Riverton Hotel, Riverton; Hecktown Fire Company Carnival, Hecktown; Memorytown, Tannersville; Tobyhanna Army Depot; Stockertown Fire Company, Stockertown; Wind Gap Park; Weona Park, Bangor; Liberty Fire Company, Allentown; Knoebels, Elysburg; Golden Key Hotel, near New Smithville
Additional gigs included clubs in Nyak, NY, Wall Street in Manhattan, a private party in Baltimore, MD, clubs on Long Island, NY, clubs in the New Brunswick, NJ area and some campgrounds near Atlantic City.
And many other campgrounds, clubs, bars, dives, back yards, small banquet halls in small towns - too many to remember after 25 years.