Louis Siani ’51

Louis Siani ’51

Louis-SianiLouis Siani is a New York City based artist, educator, musician and entertainer playing piano in nightclubs, big bands and events all over the world for more than 70 years. Mr. Siani began playing in small clubs in the area at only 16 years old and has played with the elite of the music world. He went on to gain fame and recognition in some of the legendary New York clubs such as The Blue Note.

After the war and serving in the Navy, Siani continued his education receiving his Master’s Degree (and beyond) in music education at Wagner College, in Staten Island, New York. He worked for the Board of Education teaching band and orchestra for 31 years while also maintaining his music business at the Richmond Music Studios. Mr. Siani also was the musical director and orchestra leader for various New York productions including the Miss America preliminary pageants throughout the area.

The Louis W. Siani orchestra has become iconic in the Staten Island and New York City areas. Mr. Siani has provided musical services for legendary New York restaurants and also generations of families; first playing at weddings and then continuing on for anniversaries and important family events decade after decade. Mr. Siani is also a well-established professional for corporate events, executives, theater, film and notable celebrity affairs. Mr. Siani’s reputation as a talented and consummate professional endears him to his devoted clientele.

Mr. Siani continues to travel throughout the world. He was the entertainment for the Amtrak executive excursions between New York and Quebec over the years. He has played clubs in Ireland, where he was joined by his vocalist wife for their classic tribute to the American Songbook. Most recently, Siani was performing in Positano, Italy at some of the most popular restaurants in the tony resort area.

In addition to his music career, Mr. Siani is also a talented painter as well, with his work displayed at exhibits throughout the area, including a returning spot at Sailor Snug Harbor’s annual art show. A devoted Navy man, he continues to donate all his many talents to entertaining veterans at events and rehab facilities. Siani is a life long learner who continues his Italian lessons every week and continues to play and spread his passion for American made music and will be on tour with his tribute show, “The Golden Age of the Broadway Musical.”

Reunion Weekend Schedule – Friday, June 13

Reunion Weekend Schedule – Friday, June 13

Saturday, June 14th - Sunday, June 15th - Printable Schedule

$ Payment required
❖ Family/child friendly event

Happening All Day Friday


11 a.m.–6:30 p.m.
Reunion Registration
Union Atrium
Stop by reunion headquarters to check in, pick up a schedule of reunion activities, or ask a question. Also, post a note at the Seahawk Community Reunion Message Board or check for messages from classmates, friends, or faculty members.


Friday Afternoon

12 p.m.
Heritage Society Luncheon (By Invitation)
Members of the Heritage Society help secure the future and ensure the vitality of Wagner College by including the College in their estate and/or financial plans.

Lunch (On Your Own) ❖ $
Hawk’s Nest, Union Building
Enjoy lunch with your fellow alumni, friends, and family in the Union Building. See who has arrived on campus and relax while you review the activities for the weekend (pay at the door).

WEBSITE-Painting-Anchor2–4 p.m.
Paint the Anchor
Front of Harborview Hall
One of the longest-standing traditions on Wagner’s campus is decorating the Cunard shipping company anchor that has been on campus since 1963. Come show your Wagner pride by decorating the anchor in celebration of Reunion Weekend!

2:30–4:30 p.m.
“Meet the Seahawks” Athletics Open House
Hall of Fame Room, Spiro Sports Center
Stop by the sports center to meet some of the coaches and players from various Wagner College sports teams, see our collection of NEC trophies, watch game film and walk down memory lane through Wagner’s Hall of Fame.

2, 3 & 4 p.m.
Campus Tours
Depart from Union Atrium
See and hear about all the changes happening on campus as we take a walking tour. Please plan to arrive at least five minutes before the scheduled tour time.

3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
“Gustav Klimt’s Golden Portrait: Creation, Exploration, Return” with Dr. Laura Morowitz, Professor, Art History
Main Hall, Room 6
Explore the history of Gustav Klimt’s famous portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer. Created in 1907, the piece was stolen by the Nazis and remained in Austria until 2006, when a brave 93 year old fought and won to have her family legacy restored.

Friday Evening

WEBSITE-Presidents-Welcome25–6 p.m.
Welcome Reception
Foundation Hall
Help officially kick off Reunion Weekend with a reception hosted by President Richard and Carin Guarasci.

6–8 p.m.
Class of 1964 and Friends 50th Anniversary Dinner $
Faculty Dining Room, Union Building
The Golden Seahawks commemorate their 50th anniversary. Buffet dinner with wine service. ($25pp)

Seahawk Social ❖ $
Hawk’s Nest, Union Building
Join alumni, friends, and family in the Hawk’s Nest to catch up on what’s new and exciting. Buffet dinner will be served with a cash bar serving wine and beer. For groups, if you would like a table reserved for your group (five or more), please call the Office of Alumni Relations at 718-390-3224. ($25pp)

WEBSITE-Jersey-Boys6–11:30 p.m.
Broadway Show: Jersey Boys ❖ $
August Wilson Theatre, New York, NY
In celebration of the June release of the Jersey Boys movie, starring Wagner’s own Renee Marino ’04, winner of the 2014 Alumni Key award, join fellow alumni at the place where it all began… Broadway. How did four blue-collar kids become one of the greatest successes in pop music history? Find out at the runaway smash hit, Jersey Boys. Winner of the Best Musical Tony Award on Broadway, in London and Australia, this blockbuster phenomenon takes you up the charts, across the country and behind the music of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. Bus departs from Howard Avenue promptly at 6 p.m. ($95pp)

8–10 p.m.
Alumni Jazz Night
John Trentacosta ’70 and Friends, featuring guest singer Lori Carsillo
❖ $
The Coffeehouse, Reynolds House
Enjoy a relaxing evening with friends while you listen to the sweet sounds of singer Lori Carsillo, a talented vocalist from the San Francisco Bay Area. Lori has performed all over the West Coast and throughout Europe, delighting audiences with a mix of well-known favorites and forgotten gems that reflects her love of beautiful tunes. ($10pp)

See what is going on the rest of the weekend!

Saturday, June 14th - Sunday, June 15th

Ready for Reunion? Register online now!