Gregory Power

October 18, 1952February 24, 2013

Gregory Alan Power, 60, died on February 24, 2013 at his residence in Jensen Beach, FL. Greg was born in Erie, PA and has resided in Jensen Beach for over 20 years. After spending 15 years in public education as both a middle and a high school band director in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, he taught privately here on the Treasure Coast since 1993. Additionally, Greg has served on the music staff of Indian River State College, Ft. Pierce, FL, teaching trumpet and jazz studies. He was also Jazz Artist In Residence, working with the jazz students at Stuart Middle School, Stuart, FL. As a performer, Greg played trumpet for some of the most famous bands in the country. He performed with such groups as The Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, The Four Tops, The Spinners, Bobby Rydel, The Sammy Kaye Orchestra, The Pied Pipers, Guy Lombardo's Royal Canadians, and, The Nelson Riddle Orchestra, to name a few. His most memorable performances include playing for President Reagan at his second Inaugural Ball, the national tour of the Broadway show "On Your Toes," and fulfilling a childhood dream by performing on the Mississippi Queen riverboat. Additionally, Greg has also enjoyed an extensive career as a musical conductor, including conducting for big band singer Helen O'Connell and, locally, conducting the Treasure Coast Jazz Ensemble (which he formed in 1993) and the Peter Jones production of "Chicago" at the Lyric Theatre in Stuart. Greg is survived by an aunt, uncle and cousins up north and numerous friends and students whose life he impacted. Services will be on Wednesday March 13, 2013 at 11:00 AM at Trinity United Methodist Church in Jensen Beach, FL. Interment to follow at Fernhill Memorial Gardens in Stuart, FL. Contributions may be made in Gregory's honor to The Humane Society, 4100 SW Leighton Farms Avenue, Palm City, FL Please sigh his online guest book at Arrangements entrusted to Aycock Funeral Home, Jensen Beach Florida


  • Funeral Service Wednesday, March 13, 2013

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Stephen Dutcher

March 31, 2014

Until approximately a decade ago, I had never played any musical instrument. Greg offered a silent auction item benefiting the Dizzy Gilespie school of music in Martin County before it closed. I think that was the name of the school? The event was held on Jupiter Island and I bought a series of Jazz lessons at that auction. What a blessing. Greg got me hooked on playing the sax. What a gifted teacher. I miss him greatly!

Stephanie Bazilio

February 21, 2014

Mr. Powers was an excellent band teacher. He taught me how to play the clarinet in the early 90's when I attended Lincoln Park Academy. He was such a nice man with many, many talents and his love for music showed. My condolences to his family and friends.

Stacy Reed

June 23, 2013

Greg was a Loving Giving person and will be missed by all who's life he touched.

David Evans-Brown

April 1, 2013

Power Man: Greg we had so many good times with the LPA Fife and Drum Corps, the bands, and even the road trips. I have missed you over the last few years. Sorry we did not hang together just one more time.

March 22, 2013

Greg and I played many gigs in the Philadelphia area. He was an excellent musician, and a very positive force on the bandstand. I remember him as always willing to take part in whatever hijinks was going on. His love for life and art will live on. RIP, Greg!

Mike Shimp

March 14, 2013

Musician, teacher, neighbor, friend. Greg you will be missed. So many memories. The years have passed between us and while you have gone from this earth way too early, your spirit lives in each and everyone of us who had the fortune of knowing and learning from you. No pain now my friend.

Douglas (Doug) Knight

March 14, 2013

Mr. Power was my band teacher at Lincoln Park Academy from 1987-89'. The one who encouraged me to switch from drums to the saxophone! We had great times and lots of great music back then. You will never be forgotten. Thank you Mr. Power for your inspiration!

Libby Leidolf

March 13, 2013

My heart aches - Greg had a fearless creativity and passion like no other. He was the quintessential educator in that he loved his subject material and made learning fun. The impact of Greg's work spreads far and wide. His life is an inspiration. I wish Greg and those closest to him much peace and comfort. With love and light...

Susan Waller(Shimp)

March 13, 2013

Rest in peace Mr.Power. A student from Salem High School Salem NJ. You were an amazing person and I love all my times in the band and band camp. You will be missed

Deborah Parker-McCord (Banks)

March 13, 2013

Mr. Power was an awesome teacher and high school was a blast because of him! He was such a good guy. The music will be jammin in Heaven now!