Welcome to Pasadena Rotary

The Pasadena Rotary Club of Pasadena has amazing, dedicated members contributing to the well-being and growth of the community, region, and world.  Explore our Club here, and feel free to visit us during our weekly meetings!

Talkin' 'bout my Generation... of Musicians
David Arnay began his career in Ithaca, New York, where he first attended college during the late '70s. He became involved in that enlightened upstate town's vibrant music community, eventually recruited into the popular and eclectic Zobo Funn Band featuring guitar wizard David Torn. After moving to the L.A. area Arnay dove into the local scene, meeting and collaborating with A-list jazz players including guitarist Phil Upchurch, saxophonist Bob Sheppard, and drummer Peter Erskine. A significant mentor during Arnay's early L.A. years was tenor saxophonist and former Miles Davis and Herbie Hancock sideman Bennie Maupin, who brought David into a quintet which included Alphonso Johnson on bass... "an amazing band and an inspirational experience" that included development of David's work as a composer. The Maupin collaboration continues with a June 24, 2017 performance at the Arroyo Seco Weekend festival. With encouragement from Maupin, Arnay finished his bachelor's degree at CalState L.A., and went on to earn his master's in jazz studies at USC. He joined the USC faculty in 1999 and continues to teach there as a full time lecturer. With three CDs released (see www.davidarnay.com) and a busy performance schedule that includes weekly shifts at the Arroyo Chop House and a piano/bass duo every Friday at Parkway Grill, David's musical contributions to the community continue. Introducer: Pat Wright Invocation: Kym Pietsch Guest Introductions: JP Harris Song Leader: Catherine Hany Accompanist: Ross Jutsum

Meeting Information

All are welcome to attend our meeting.
We meet each Wednesday at 12:00PM at:

The University Club
175 N. Oakland Ave.
Pasadena, California  

Tel: (626) 793-5157

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Dan Stover Music Competition

Every year, talented high school musicians compete in the Dan Stover Memorial Instrumental Music Competition, sponsored by the Pasadena Rotary Club. The competition is open to all high school students.

Following the Club competition, winners of the Pasadena Club competition and other Club competitions compete at the Region and the District level. Cash prizes are awarded at both the Club and District level.

Competition Qualifications and Rules:
A contestant may enter only one time during an annual competition. Contestants are not eligible to enter on multiple instruments.

The contestant will enter the competition performing with a musical instrument. (Only a piano will be provided at the District Conference.)

If needed, the contestant may bring an accompanist of his/her choosing.

The score selection is at the discretion of the contestant. The maximum time limit for the performance is 8 minutes. Judges will deduct points, per their scoring form if the time limit is exceeded. There is no minimum time requirement.

A judging panel consisting of a minimum of three (3) judges will select the winner at each level of competition. All decisions by the judges are final and will not be appealed.

If you have any questions, please call Terry Masango at 619-647-2588

Apply online to compete in the 2017 Stover Contest


Download the Dan Stover 2017 contestant application

Download the Dan Stover Flyer 2016 (coming soon)

Download the Dan Stover Contest Rules 2017