While still in grade school, Don Aliquo began playing professionally in dance bands and jazz groups, frequently alongside RCBB Music Director Bob Bernat. After a stint in the Walter Reed Army Hospital Band, Don graduated from IUP. A highly respected and imaginative teacher, Don recently retired from his music faculty position in the Highlands School District.
Don describes himself as a free-lance musician who has played all the major theaters and clubs in Pittsburgh. He also performed in all the city’s jazz festivals of recent years and with the big bands of Woody Herman, John Wilson, Hal Case, Johnny Long, and Dean Hudson. Highly versatile, Don plays all the saxophones, as well as flute and clarinet.