Former West Point Band Member Plays Music Events at Stony Point Lutheran Church

BY GEORGE J. DACRE

Pastor Tyce Martin studied for the ministry online through Concordia Seminary of St. Louis, Missouri and was ordained last May at West Point, where he had served 23 years as a trombonist in the Military Academy’s marching and concert bands.

Tyce brought his ministry and music to the Atonement Lutheran Church on Central Highway in Stony Point with a concert Saturday, December 15, featuring the Marist College, Poughkeepsie’s Brass Ensemble. The Advent service and concert featured the 15-member ensemble and an eight-member handbell playing group.

Born in Ohio and raised in Colorado, Reverend Martin and his wife Teresa and daughter Natalie, 15, and their son Carl, 12, reside in Highland Falls. The Pastor is also a teacher of classical music at Marist.

The Martins will play together with friends Jeff Geller and his wife Teresa in a family musical event March 5 at 6:30 p.m. Reverend Martin will play on trombone, with his wife playing the violin and the Gellers, Jeff and Meg on clarinet and flute.

On February 19, it will be Soup, Service and Sound and on March 19, the Caribbean Steel Band made up of members of the West Point Band will perform. Information on the events is available at the church’s website, www.atonementlutheranStonypoint.org.