Ross Van Ness
This month’s ECICO ‘spotlight’ honors Ross Van Ness – a fine musician/performer, and a valuable and much appreciated member of the ECICO organization for many seasons. He has recently retired from performing and from the orchestra’s Board of Directors.
During Ross’s long participation in the orchestra, he ‘played’ several roles in its yearly operations:
- As longtime Principal Trumpet, audiences got to hear him master many trumpet solo passages.
- He generously filled in as ECICO Conductor for a summer season that suddenly lost its expected music leader.
- Also along the way, Ross served many fruitful terms as part of the ECICO board of Directors.
As ECICO President Van Nelson states, “Ross faithfully attended all board meetings, made valuable contributions, and provided well-written minutes in his long tenure as Board Secretary. ECICO will always be so grateful for his commitment to our orchestra’s success & longevity. “