The Blue Sky Band is this year's live entertainment musician group for Up on the Roof. Blue Sky Band plays classic rock music for fundraising events for charitable causes in the Greater Philadelphia area. They perform pro bono, playing covers from a wide variety of artists from the 60’s to the present including the Allman Brothers, Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Van Morrison and others.
Since 2004, Blue Sky has raised, or assisted non-profits in raising in excess of $250,000 for organizations such as the American Cancer Society, Safe Harbor, Community Volunteers in Medicine, The Bryn Mawr Rehab Brain Injury Unit Expansion Program, The Chester County Pops Orchestra, MANNA, The Twin Peaks Foundation, Laps for Lexie, and many individuals in need of help due to medical issues. The band donates its services to Non-Profit Agencies for their fundraising events, or allows the band to be put up for auction at various organizations’ fundraisers.
Blue Sky is comprised of seven professionals from the area. Dave Long sings and plays lead guitar and harmonica. Away from rock n’ roll Dave is a neurologist and director of the Brain Injury Unit at the Bryn Mawr Rehabilitation Hospital. John Spangenberg sings lead vocals and plays rhythm guitar. He is a physical therapist and owner of Physical Therapy Workshop located in Coatesville, Pa. John Bergh joins Dave Long on lead guitar, and also sings. He is the Chief Engineer for Ingersoll Rand Industrial Technologies in West Chester, Pa. Todd Pohlig keeps the Blue Sky beat on drums. Todd is one of the principals of Pohlig Builders, based in Malvern, Pa. Dave Glarner sings and is the keyboardist for the band. Dave has been a community banker in Chester County for over 40 years and currently serves as a Senior Vice President for Bryn Mawr Trust Company. Dan Wheeler sings and plays bass guitar for Blue Sky and has been a Program Host for the QVC Network in West Chester for over 20 years. Finally, Joe Cafarcio fills in the Blue Sky sound on the saxophone. Joe is an Executive Vice President for Meridian Bank in Devon, Pa.