Frank began announcing for the UCMB while an undergraduate, selected in 1972, during his second year at UConn. During his tenure as announcer he has served in a number of additional capacities behind the scenes; as Equipment Manager for the UCMB’s second & third European tours, Tour Manager for its fourth European tour, Assistant Tour Manager for the band’s Disney World tour and as an adjunct faculty lecturer in instrument repair. He has also held the position of Athletics Football Stadium Public Address Spotter and the Football Stadium’s Public Address Game Announcer.
Frank received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Music from University of Connecticut in 1975. Although his career path has lead to business and ownership of a regional Environmental services company he remains active in music and performance. As a bandleader and saxophonist Frank performs widely in concert, commercial, and jazz venues throughout the Northeast and does commercial voice-over.
Frank Pappalardo is a member of American Federation of Musicians, Local 285-403 and is an honorary member of both Kappa Kappa Psi, and Tau Beta Sigma.
2012 marked Frank’s 40th year as announcer!