Current Event and Performance Schedule:
Welcome to Spring!
Despite the chilly rain this week, it seems that we are inching closer to the warmth of summer. (Translation: The snow shovel has been moved to behind the mower.)
Since we are in the summer mindset, our focus has shifted to the ramp-up for the summer concert series. Here is the rehearsal schedule as we currently believe it to be true. Be advised that our Director has frequently called audibles, so stay tuned for updates.
Monday, May 9th – regular rehearsal
Monday, May 16th – regular rehearsal
Monday, May 23rd – regular rehearsal
Monday, May 30th – NO REHEARSAL! - Memorial Day
Monday, June 6th – regular rehearsal
Monday, June 13th – regular rehearsal
Performers and dates for the summer concert schedule have been finalized, with the full listing below. The setting is McKinley Park, Marion, OH, across the parking lot from Marion General Hospital. It is a great venue, is well shaded, offers plenty of parking, and is very relaxing. Bring a chair, a beverage, and a snack to enjoy. (Most folks also bring some mosquito spray.) All performances start at 7pm.
Please note: the performances DO NOT occur "rain or shine". They are very weather-dependent, as most groups include instruments unsuitable for damp conditions - guitars, woodwinds, electronic keyboards, etc.
June 12 Omega Kick
June 19 Marion Concert Band
June 26 High Street Stompers **
July 3 Cat Daddy & The Handsome Gentlemen
July 10 United in Harmony
July 17 Marion Concert Band
July 24 Trombones Plus, with Kelly Crum Delaveris ***
July 31 Quintessence Strings Quartet and The Marionaires
August 7 The Palace Theatre Big Band, with John and Ann
August 14 Marion Concert Band
** The High Street Stompers are a Dixieland Group that began in 1987 when all the original members were Professors of Music at The Ohio State University.
*** Kelly Crum Delaveris (daughter of Jimmy Crum) performing with Trombones Plus. is a renown Jazz Vocalist that frequently sings with the Columbus Jazz Orchestra.
In other news, we have accepted an invitation to play at the Lawrence Orchards Ice Cream Social. The event will be held on Saturday, July 30, from 11:30am until 2:30pm. Also on the schedule is the Marion Area Orchestra, under the direction of one of the musical legends in the community, our own George Schram. Ice cream and sandwiches will be available at their Pavilion. Remember to bring a lawn chair!
High School Musicals:
Many thanks for those who were able to attend and support the many school musicals this spring. It is very obvious that the Marion area has an abundance of talent. And nothing makes a performer more excited than an audience showing their appreciation during a performance.
That's all we know for now.
Be safe, and we'll see you at the show!