The TriBattery Pops Tom Goodkind Conductor

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The TriBattery Pops Tom Goodkind Conductor
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Members of the TriBattery Pops Tom Goodkind Conductor
Background information
Origin Battery Park City, New York, U.S.
Genres Community band
Marching bands
Alternative rock
Years active 2004-present
Labels TriBattery Pops available on iTunes
Associated acts Any woodwind and horn band that enjoys using a gazebo for a free neighborhood performance.
Website [1]

The TriBattery Pops Tom Goodkind Conductor is an all-volunteer community band,[1] and is Lower Manhattan's first such band for over a hundred years.[2] The band's founder and conductor is what songwriter Chris Butler of the Waitresses, once called "a master of shrewd thinking,"[3] an apt label for the punk-rocker turned community bandleader.

In a review of their performance with Trisha Brown, the N.Y. Times called the Pops "robustly rhythmic."[4]

The group records an album annually, and has an album of all of its best material (25 songs) titled "Community Band" available through Apple iTunes. Their music, often up for Grammy Nominations, is distributed to radio stations internationally by College Music Journal. They performs six shows a year, starting with the April Downtown Little League Parade and ending with 4th day of July fireworks near the Statue of Liberty in Wagner Park. The band's logo was designed by Marvel Comics' creator Stan Lee, the childhood next door neighbor of the conductor.[5]

In 2013, conductor/composer Tom Goodkind had the band performing post modern classical originals and Philip Glass provided minimal music for their 10th album, Pops Art. Their 2014 was dedicated to modern jazz, especially the music of John Coltrane. In 2015, they join the Downtown Adult Chorus to perform hits from the '60s pop drug culture.


  • Outstanding in Their Field (2004)
  • West Street (2005)
  • The Beat Goes On (2006)
  • 13 Stars (2007)
  • Under Construction (2008)
  • We're In The Money (2009)
  • Community Band Greatest Hits (2010)
  • The Magnificent 7th (2010)
  • Suspicious Package (2011)
  • 10th 11th - Whitman Sampler -12inch dub step mix (2011)
  • Dark (2012)
  • Moombahton Marching Band Party Mix (2012)
  • Pops Art (2013)
  • Superstorm Sandy - Single from Pops Art (2013)
  • ArtZ - Single from Pops Art (2013)
  • Jazz (2014)
  • Be Flat - Single from Jazz (2014)


  David Levine* (soprano sax)
  Alan Sturm* (trumpet)
  Joe Ferrari* (alto sax)
  Daniel Fabricatore (double bass)
  Louis Pettine (double bass)
  Marie Jensen (tenor sax & piccolo)
  Joseph C. Elliot (drums)
  John Gray (tuba)
  Julia McAnuff (clarinet)
  Sarah Oud (flugelhorn)
  Ryan Tschida (alto sax)
  Susan Berkowitz (flute)
  Dahlia Yoeli (flute)
  Nanette Pezzutti (French horn)
  Olivia Goodkind (vox)
  Carla Rupp (flute)
  * soloists


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