By Tim Kowols
Birch Creek Music Performance Center’s Ally Hany will be taking her trumpet career to new heights later this year when she joins the United States Air Force Band. An eight-year veteran of the Egg Harbor-based music academy, Hany decided to take her chances to join the highly-competitive band after graduating with a Master’s degree from the Manhattan School of Music in New York. Hany says she will lean on Birch Creek faculty member and former Army band member Joey Tartell for help on what she is most worried about joining the Air Force.
Slated to be stationed in San Francisco, Hany says she is committed to the Air Force Band for at least four years while she primarily tours the West Coast.