Members of the Naugatuck Community Band brought a concert to the home of Bob Veillette on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012, despite on and off showers.
Band members, casually dressed in maroon and white band shirts and khaki pants, squeezed into the home's garage to present a set list of show tunes, patriotic marches and other favorites of Mr. Veillette. Shortly after the band began to play, Bonnie Veillette brought her husband down to the driveway so that he could have a front row seat at the concert.
Neighbors and friends brought lawn chairs and umbrellas and sat on the driveway to listen and applaud. Conductor Charley Marenghi had to stand outside the garage facing the band, so the occasional downpours made directing somewhat difficult. Nonetheless, the band sounded wonderful in their "band shell" and everyone enjoyed the hour-long concert. Stephanie Veillette DeLuca commented, "What an awesome thing the Community Band did for my dad today!" The concert was held the day before the
Friends and family of Naugatuck resident Bob Veillette, who was paralyzed from the nose down after a massive stroke in April 2006, hold the Bob Veillette 5K Road Race and Walk as a way to raise money to help pay for his medical care so he may continue to live at home with his wife Bonnie. For more information about the race, visit www.Bob5K.com. For more information about Veillette, visit www.BobVeillette.com.