A Video Introduction to AVT
We are working with veterans & their families that have fought the effects of post traumatic stress to understand their plight and how our programs in development can best serve today’s epidemic.
AVT is looking for veterans that want to learn more about PTS education while talking to other vets about their experiences in the process.
Is that you?
Please contact us below.
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A NONPROFIT WITH LIVE MUSIC? MEET THE AVT BAND!
Gerry Vassar is a member of the Board of Directors of the American Veteran’s Tribute Organization. He is also the President of AVT’s educational partner, Lakeside Educational Network. He is married with two sons and lives in Chalfont, Pa. Gerry says, ” I love the AVT concert and event not just because we can use our musical gifts for our audience but more so because we are able to support our men and women who have sacrificed their lives for our country! What a fun way to spend the 4th of July!’
Laurie Schrecengost has an MM in piano performance from SUNY Binghamton and is teaching in the Philadelphia area in both classical and improvisatory technique. She is an established worship leader, the mother of three, and has mentored and counseled many young musicians as a college prof and private teacher. She is honored to be apart of the AVT Band and to recognize our brave veterans who have sacrificed so much for all of us.
Sarah Janeen is a multi-talented singer, songwriter, performer and teacher. She currently lives in Ft. Washington, PA with her husband, Tom, and seven year old daughter, McKayla. Growing up, Sarah was taught to respect those who serve as her Grandfather had flown bombers in WWII and her father was in the Air Force. Being part of the American Veterans Tribute Band is a chance for her to say “Thank you” to all those who have served in any branch of the military, risking their lives to protect our freedom.
Alexandra Petrycki has been playing violin since she was five years old. She grew up in a musical home with her parents both as violinists and her sister as a flautist. As a teenager, she participated in the DC Youth Orchestra Program, which gave her the opportunity to play in various venues such as the Kennedy center, the Ronald Reagan Building, the Smithsonian Museum, and even the White House for Laura Bush’s charity banquet for inner city youth. Alexandra performs for many weddings, and plays on the worship team for Chelten Baptist Church. She currently has her own business as a wedding photographer and is pursuing a degree in nursing. Alexandra lives in Langhorne, Pennsylvania with her Air Force husband Joey and her French bulldog, Riley.
Mark Hayner,age 35, is a self-taught drummer who has been playing for 17 years and is a four-year veteran of the lake Gaston event. He and his wife Taira have 2 children, Mia, age 4, and Ellie age 8 & she will be joining the AVTB on several songs with vocals.
Mark Bastek resides in Stillwater, NJ with his wife Pamela and dog Fiona. Mark has played bass since 2002, having been schooled in church music and jazz fusion. Mark is currently employed by a major insurance carrier in Northern NJ, and is honored as a part of the band that has the privilege of commemorating veterans each year.