Life is a cabaret, says Jeannette Community Band
Expanding its entertainment format for a night, the Jeannette Community Band will hold a cabaret-style concert at 7 p.m. Oct. 13 at the Jeannette American Legion.
Doors will open at 5:30 p.m., says Sherrie Wood, band secretary.
In a departure from the band’s typical concert performances, the audience will be seated in a supper club arrangement of tables and the band will perform a limited number of tunes. The remainder of the all-ages program will be presented by solo performers, or small ensembles made up of band members, Wood says.
The special performance will serve as a benefit for the Carl Masciantonio Memorial Music Fund, Wood says. Masciantonio died in 2017.
“He was my high school band director and was our director at the community band for years. His daughters created a scholarship fund for local students going to college to study music,” Wood says.
Admission to the concert is free, with food, soft drinks and adult beverages available for purchase.
In addition to a 50/50, a Chinese auction will be held with a variety of baskets as prizes.
“Ron Stemple, our band director, brought it up,” Wood says of the new format. “The band is actually doing five numbers, then we will have six different (acts).”
The band’s program includes “As Time Goes By,” “A Tribute to Marvin Hamlisch,” “Mancini Magic,” “Glenn Miller in Concert” and “A Salute to New York City.”
Following will be “Ice Castles” with Jeff Wright (trombone), a performance by a selection of flute players, “Watermelon Man” with Gene Horner (trombone), “Stepping Out With My Baby” with Jill and Joy Procida (saxophone/trumpet), “Bolero” with clarinet players and “No Particular Place to Go” with Earl Wright (saxophone).
Mary Pickels is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Mary at 724-836-5401, [email protected] or via Twitter .