Saturday, October 24, 2015


Members of First Universalist Church of New Madison are proud to announce Marling Band Shell located in the Greenville City Park, has been chosen to receive all proceeds from the church’s 15th annual benefit concert. The Harvest Sounds concert will be performed at 3 p.m. Sunday, November 1 at First Universalist Church of New Madison, 331 East Washington St., New Madison, Ohio. The 81 year old Marling Band Shell and the 146 year old Greenville Municipal Concert Band have a long history together. Beginning in 1869, nearly every Sunday evening from the July 4th weekend to Labor Day, beautiful music has filled the summer air. Now the venerable old band shell is in need of restoration and rebuilding, and will soon witness an extensive upgrade.

Opening the show will be First Universalist Trio, Roberta Feltman on piano, Lloyd Ketring, organist, and flutist Margaret Schryver playing “Amazing Grace”arranged by J. Cleveland . Margaret and Lloyd will then join Susan Harris, oboist and pianist to play Beethoven’s “Turkish March” op. 113, “The Easy Winners” by Scott Joplin and “Too Blue to Cry” by Lee West. Terri Fryman and son Darrell will present a piano duet of “This Little Light of Mine.” Terri appears as keyboardist with the municipal jazz band at the summer park shows, and frequently at Harvest Sounds programs, always leaving the audience asking for her return.

Headlining the program will be the popular local group, The Green deVilles. The band includes Cindy Slick, singing songs by Patsy Cline, Etta James, Adele and more, with country her main influence. Will Stacy, bass and vocals, having played with several rock bands, spent 25 years in the Trojans Band and 3 years with Four Front Band. Jeff Barga has loved drums since he was old enough to comprehend what they are. He plays a variety of music, currently working with several groups. Bill Westfall has played guitar in many types of bands over the years, playing rock, contemporary, and country. Besides the Green deVilles, he currently performs with The Avalons and works duo gigs with J. R. Price when the opportunity arises.

J. R. Price serves as director of the Greenville Municipal Concert Band and will be performing with the Green deVilles at the November 1 benefit. He is the orchestra director for Greenville City Schools and the Jazz Scene at Greenville Senior High School. He also performs with many groups throughout the Miami Valley. His talent on saxophone is legendary, and perfect for instrumental solos and backing music that others are performing.

Tickets for Harvest Sounds are $10 and may be purchased from members of First Universalist or at the door the day of performance, with no charge for students through grade 12. Following the concert will be a reception and fall refreshments. For information please call 937-548-2480.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Featured Posts

/* Track outbound links in Google Analytics */