Family band entertains for charities

By Donna Kessler
Times Herald-RecordThe members of The Armoni'a Band has decided to donate 100 percent of the proceeds from the sales of their album, "Family Matters," to the Disable American Veterans organization (DAV). Photo courtesy of the Armoni'a Band




By Donna Kessler
Times Herald-Record
Posted Nov. 4, 2014 @ 2:01 am


Tom Lovelace, founder of the Armonia Band, has announced the release of the band's new album, “Family Matters.” The album is dedicated to the band’s fans and disabled American veterans.

The album contains original material and includes the song, “American Hero,” dedicated to service men and women. The band members - Tom Lovelace, Danielle Lovelace, Elizabeth Lovelace, Frank Iovino and Reineir Potigier - wanted to convey to service people how much they appreciated everything they do for the country and the hardships they face when they return from their tours.

The band members decided to donate 100 percent of the proceeds from the sales of the album to the Disable American Veterans organization (DAV). The DAV helps service people overcome all the challenges of returning home as well as helping past, present and future veterans.

The album, “Family Matters,” is $10 and includes shipping anywhere in the continental United States. Ordering can be done through PayPal.

For more information, go to: or find them on Facebook or email

Published: 9:00 AM - 01/18/12

Tom Lovelace felt it was important for his children to know the meaning of "giving back," so he created the band Armoni'a, which means harmony in Spanish.

The band has been together for about six months and is already putting smiles on faces of people less fortunate.

On Dec. 28, the band entertained the patients at Valley View in Goshen.

They have also performed at Orange County AHRC and plan to entertain veterans at the local veterans' hospitals as well.

The band is made up of Tom's two daughters — Danielle, 11, who plays the guitar and clarinet, and Elizabeth, 16, who plays the guitar and flute — along with other band members — James Baglia, who plays drums, Aaron Foti, the bongo player, and Tom, who plays the bass guitar.

Their next gig is April 14, 6 p.m.-midnight, at the Otisville Fire Department. They will be opening for the Ric Skinner Lot 14 band. Tickets are $25 and include an all-you-can-eat full roast beef dinner with all the trimmings as well as a six-hour open bar. Proceeds from the event will benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

If you are a nonprofit organization or local charity that would like Armoni'a to perform at your event, call Tom at 699-3169.

AHRC Car Show is a rewarding day for all who

Published: 2:00 AM - 10/15/12

The Orange AHRC Classic Car Show was held in August under beautiful skies at Orange AHRC at 28 Bull Road in Campbell Hall. Classic and muscle cars along with British cars from the Brits of the Hudson British Sports Car Club filled the field. Members of the Saturday Night Cruisers Car Club were among the volunteers who helped out at the show. A special treat was live music provided by the Armoni'a Band (armoni' who play for charity events. The Miss Orange AHRC title was shared by Heather Palmer and Adelyn Falkena. The girls helped present trophies and deliver prizes at the penny social that was held as part of the day's activities. George Popp Clark was thrilled to have his picture taken with Adelyn, left, and Heather.