BJ Comer, Music Director



BJ was born and raised in Texas and holds a Bachelor of Music Degree from Texas A&M Kingsville. He moved to Rochester in 2005 and began teaching private instrumental lessons throughout the Rochester area. In demand as a performer, he has trumpeted most recently with the Rochester Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra, Grupo Calle Uno Salsa Band, Webster Theatre Guild, Rochester Brass Quintet, Music Maker's Big Band, and the Pittsford Fire Department Band. In 2006 BJ founded Upbeat Music, and in 2007 he helped found the Rochester Brass Quintet. After joining the Pittsford Fire Department Band as a trumpeter in the summer of 2006, BJ gladly accepted the post of Conductor in 2007. Since then BJ has strived to help the band perform musically and engage audiences throughout the Upstate New York region.

Doug Anderson, Drum Major

Cindy Lau, Band Manager

John Ormsbee, Treasurer

Faye Vodicka, Librarian

Wendy Matthews, Member at Large

Steve Lau & Ray Elliot, Uniform Managers

Tom Powell, Master of Ceremonies

Laura Whitbeck, Webmaster






Pittsford Fire Department Band

The Pittsford Volunteer Fire Department Band, since its inception in 1946, has been providing music for our beloved Pittsford Fire Department. Tedo D'Aurizio, Director Emeritus, led the band from 1971 until 2006. The band has received the prestigious title of "New York State Fire Department Band Champions" seven times.





Sample Repetoire

Sample Repetoire


  • America the Beautiful
  • Americans We
  • Armed Forces Salute
  • Barnum and Bailey's Favorite
  • Bravura
  • Colonel Bogey
  • El Capitan
  • High School Cadets
  • Hogan's Heroes
  • Invercargill
  • Joyce's 71st NY Regiment
  • King Cotton
  • Klaxon
  • Liberty Bell
  • Lights Out
  • Manhattan Beach
  • National Emblem
  • On the Mall
  • Semper Fidelis
  • Star Spangled Banner
  • Stars & Stripes Forever
  • Them Basses
  • Thunder & Blazes
  • Thunderer
  • Washington Post
  • Yankee Doodle Boy
  • You're a Grand Old Flag


  • Big Noise from Winnetka
  • Bill Bailey
  • Can Can
  • Carry On Wayward Son
  • Cartoon Show Medley
  • Cell Block Tango
  • Children of Sanchez
  • Devil & the Deep Blue Sea
  • Fugue for Tinhorns
  • Georgia on My Mind
  • Hang on Sloopy
  • Ice Castles theme
  • I Dreamed a Dream
  • I'm Shipping Up to Boston
  • Jar of Hearts
  • Lassus Trombone
  • Louie, Louie
  • Malaguena
  • Mamma Mia
  • Pennsylvania 6-5000
  • Rock Around the Clock
  • Soul Bossa Nova`
  • Stripper
  • Swing-A-Roo Polka
  • Tailgait Ramble
  • Tequila
  • Two O'Clock Jump
  • Well, Git It!
  • Zoot Suit Riot