About Us

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Premier String Quartet in the Capital Region

A Touch of Woodwinds is a full service chamber music group ensemble. Our specialty is performing for wedding ceremonies. We can also do cocktail hours and parties of all kinds. Repertoire ranges from Bach to Rock, Jazz, Pops and light classics including “A Thousand Years”, “All About That Bass” and “With or Without You.” We can provide a duo, trio, or quartet for your event.

Weddings, Cocktail Hour, Parties, Events and more. A Touch of Woodwinds can be thought of as a string ensemble “with a twist.” Wedding, pre-ceremony, ceremony, and cocktail music are available featuring all styles of music.

Let us entertain you for your next event. Classical, popular, jazz, ethnic, and seasonal music can be performed.

Duos, trios, or quartets available with professional symphony performers.

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Read Tom's Biography

Other Performances

  • January 5-7, 2018 – Reed 1, Broadway Tour “Chicago”
  • February 2-3, 9-10 – Woodwinds, “Shrek” Ballston Spa High School
  • March 2 & 4- Woodwinds, “Spelling Bee” Cohoes Music Hall
  • March 8-10 – Woodwinds, “Bye Bye Birdie” Queensbury High School
  • March 16-18 – Woodwinds, “Guys & Dolls” Mohanassen High School
  • March 22-24 – Oboe/English Horn, “Secret Garden” Warrensburg Jr./Sr. High School
  • May 1-6 – Clarinet, Broadway tour “King & I” Proctors Theatre
  • Principal Clarinet – Schenectady Symphony Orchestra, Proctors Theatre  – January 14 & April 22, 2018
  • June 26, 2018 - History of Gloversville Band, Gloversville Public Library 5:30 pm
  • June 29-July 28, 2018 - Woodwinds, "Damn Yankees", Park Playhouse, Albany
  • August 3-19, 2018 - Woodwinds, "How to Succeed in Business", Park Playhouse, Albany
  • August 11 & 25, 2018 - Woodwinds, "West Side Story", Barrington Stage Production, Pittsfield,MA
  • August 23-September 2, 2018 - Woodwinds, "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee", The Theater Barn, New Lebanon
  • September 24, 2018 - Flute/Piccolo, Ragtime and Early Jazz Concert, Union College 1:50-2:55 pm
  • September 30, 2018 - Clarinet, Voice and Piano, Schubert Recital "Shepherd on the Rock",
    Mimi O'Neill Studio of Voice, Albany 3:00 pm
  • October 1-14, 2018 - Reed 1, "Anastasia" Broadway Tour, Proctors Theater
  • October 8, 2018 - Tenor sax, Bari sax, Clarinet, Big Band Swing Concert, Union College 1:50-2:55 pm
  • October 21, 2018 - Principal Clarinet. Schenectady Symphony Orchestra, Proctors
  • November 16-18, 2018 - Woodwinds, "Young Frankenstein", Adirondack Theater Festival, Glens Falls
  • December 2, 2018 - Woodwinds, "The Snow Queen" Theater Institute at Sage, Troy
  • January 20, 2019 - Principal Clarinet, Schenectady Symphony Orchestra, Proctors
  • February 26-March 3, 2019 - Reed 1, "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" Broadway tour, Proctors Theater, Schenectady
  • March 29-31, 2019 - Reeds, "Hunchback of Notre Dame", Hudson Falls High School Production, Hudson Falls
  • April 24-May 5, 2019 - Reed 1, "Phantom of the Opera" Broadway Tour, Proctors Theater
  • May 12, 2019 - Principal Clarinet, Schenectady Symphony Orchestra, Proctors

Meet the Musician

Tom Gerbino

Tom Gerbino is the founding member of the successful chamber ensemble A Touch of Woodwinds. Tom holds degrees from Mansfield University and Ithaca College in Music Education and Performance. He is a woodwind instructor at Schenectady County Community College, Renssalaer Polytechnic Institute and Union College. He has also instructed at The College of Saint Rose, Ithaca College, Russell Sage College, Skidmore College and SUNY Cortland.

A veteran of various pit orchestras and stage bands, he has appeared with many celebrities and Broadway touring shows. These credits include: Johnny Mathis, Darlene Love, Ron Carter and Cherish the Ladies. Shows include “Pippin”, “Wicked”, “MOTOWN, the Musical”, “Matilda, the Musical” and “Cinderella.”

Tom is the Principal clarinet with the Schenectady Symphony, and has been appointed Conductor of the Gloversville Civic Band since July 2011. He is a member of the Glens Falls City and Johnstown Concert Bands, and a soloist with the Capital City, Milman, Upper Catskill, and Women of Note String Quartets. He frequently appears with the Utica Symphony, Catskill Symphony and Clinton Symphonic Orchestra.

Repertoire

See below for a full list of wedding and cocktail hour music.

Wedding Music [pdf]

Cocktail Music [pdf]

We'd Love To Hear From You

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