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The Cape Ann Community Band Annual Summer Concert – Tonight at 7pm

The Cape Ann Community Band under the direction of David Benjamin, plays their annual summer concert, on Sunday, August 20, 2017, at 7pm at the at the Antonio Gentile Bandstand, Stage Fort Park, Hough Avenue, Gloucester MA. The concert theme is “music for a Summer Evening”. The program features a wide range of band favorites including selections from Phantom of the Opera, Blue Tango, John Williams selections, marches and more. Local soloist Dana Cohen (trombone) will also be featured. The concert is sponsored by Bank Gloucester. The band is comprised of Cape Ann musicians, young and old, who come together for six weeks of rehearsal; culminating in this concert.

This will be the seventh of eight concerts held at the bandstand this summer. This year is the thirty-first anniversary season of these free concerts in the park.  Large audiences continue to attend and listen in this picturesque setting overlooking Gloucester’s outer harbor.

The concert is free to the public. Parking is free and the venue and rest rooms are wheelchair-accessible. Bring a blanket or chair and perhaps picnic dinner.  For further information please visit DavidLBenjamin.com or call 978-281-0543

“Salute to Broadway” concert ~ Sunday, August 6, 2017, at 7pm

American Classics presents a cabaret style “Salute to Broadway” concert on Sunday, August 6, 2017, at 7pm at the Antonio Gentile Bandstand, Stage Fort Park, Hough Avenue, Gloucester MA.

American Classics founders Benjamin Sears and Bradford Conner are joined by Cynthia Mork for a cabaret of songs from the Great American Songbook featuring beloved standards and some surprises, too! Critics have called American Classics concerts “pure delight” (Boston Phoenix) and hailed the as “people you want to hear” (Boston Globe).

The concert is free to the public. Parking is free and the venue and rest rooms are wheelchair-accessible. Bring a blanket or chair and perhaps picnic dinner. The rain date is Wednesday, August 9. For further information please visit DavidLBenjamin.com or call 978-281-0543

AN INVITATION TO PLAYERS TO PERFORM!

AN INVITATION TO PLAYERS TO PERFORM!

The Cape Ann Community Band Presents:

“Music for a Summer Evening”

 

Sunday, August 20, 2017, at the Antonio Gentile Bandstand

Stage Fort Park, Gloucester, 7pm, (Rain date Wednesday, August 23, 7pm)

Sponsored by Bank Gloucester 

David Benjamin, Director of the Cape Ann Community Band invites local musicians to participate in an exciting program of concert band music. The band will rehearse for six weeks beginning on Monday, July 10, at 7pm at the Gloucester American Legion Hall, 8 Washington St., Gloucester.

The program will include concert band music classic and contemporary; in many styles. Players are asked to commit to at least four of our six rehearsals, including the final two rehearsals on August 7 and 14. The program is geared toward young and more experienced players. Families are encouraged to participate as well as former school band classmates. The music represents varying levels of ability; there’s something for everyone. Players will need their own instruments and music stand. Percussion equipment and some stands are provided.

Once again the band is proudly sponsored by Bank Gloucester. Patrick Thorpe, bank president, says “We love this group. They represent the whole of our Cape Ann Community and they always play a terrific program. We’re glad to help.”

Director Benjamin echoes Thorpe’s excitement. “We’ve always had a lot of fun preparing our concerts. It’s a supportive mood at our rehearsals. Everyone is learning and enjoying the company of fellow musicians.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For information please contact David Benjamin at 978-281-0543 or by email at David@DavidLBenjamin.com

Gentile Bandstand 2017 Concert Schedule

All concerts begin at 7:00pm. Parking is free, restrooms are handicap accessible and the audience is encouraged to bring a chair and a picnic lunch (carry in – carry out). Rain dates are the following Wednesday evening at 7:00pm. Location: Stage Fort Park, Hough Avenue, Gloucester, MA

For concert information please contact David Benjamin, Tel. 978-281-0543,
Email: David@DavidLBenjamin.com or visit www.DavidLBenjamin.com,

Annual Gloucester outdoor summer concert series Antonio Gentile Bandstand Stage Fort Park

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Does anyone have photos or film of Sylvester “hooley” Ahola at Stage Fort? 1983 Nick Dellow interview

2017 Summer Concert Series- Sunday nights Free

Stage Fort Park, Hough Ave., Gloucester, MA
All Concerts feature a rain date of the following Wednesday evening at 7pM
July 9 The Continentals (Pop rock band) sponsored by Gloucester Rotary
July 16 Compaq Big Band (jazz) sponsored by Uncle Tony Precision Roofing
July 23 4 Ever Fab The Beatles nicely played tribute band sponsored by Cape Ann Savings Bank
July 30 Southern City Big Band (country) sponsored by Cape Ann Market Place Realty
August 6 American Classics “Salute to Broadway” (cabaret) sponsored by Institution for Savings
August 13 Old Cold Tater with Chick & Ellen (acoustic bluegrass) sponsored by Cazeault solar & Home
August 20, Cape Ann Community Big Band, sponsored by Bank Gloucester
August 27, Lee Lewis and the Doo Wop Allstars, sponsored by Gloucester Lodge of Elks
For Concert information contact:
David L. Benjamin, David@DavidLBenjamin.com
Awesome Corporate Sponsors
       
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Cape Ann Community Band concert on Sunday, August 21, at 7pm

Cape Ann Community Band
Summer Concert at Gentile Bandstand (Stage Fort Park)
Sunday, August 21, 2016 @7pm

CommunityBandThe Cape Ann Community Band under the direction of David Benjamin, plays their annual summer concert, on Sunday, August 21, 2016, at 7pm at the at the Antonio Gentile Bandstand, Stage Fort Park, Hough Avenue, Gloucester MA. The concert theme is “The Sea Around Us”. The program features nautical music including Victory at Sea and South Pacific. Local soloists David Oliver (tuba) and Dana Cohen (trombone) will also be featured. The concert is sponsored by Bank Gloucester. The band is comprised of Cape Ann musicians, young and old, who come together for six weeks of rehearsal;  culminating in the August concert.

This will be the seventh of eight concerts held at the bandstand this summer. This year is the thirtieth anniversary season of these free concerts in the park.  Large audiences continue to attend and listen in this picturesque setting overlooking Gloucester’s outer harbor.

The concert is free to the public. Parking is free and the venue and rest rooms are wheelchair-accessible. Bring a blanket or chair and perhaps picnic dinner. The rain date is Wednesday, August 24. For further information please visit DavidLBenjamin.com or call 978-281-0543

Summer Concert Series at Stage Fort Park Begins July 10

The Antonio Gentile Bandstand Summer Concert Series begins on Sunday, July 11, 2016, at 7:00pm, at the bandstand in Stage Fort Park, Hough Avenue, Gloucester, MA. The series of eight free outdoor concerts is celebrating its Thirtieth anniversary. For most of those years the concerts have been produced by David Benjamin, who promises another exciting season of varied musical styles played by top professional bands.

The concerts are sponsored in part by area businesses and individual sponsors. The opening concert on July 10, will feature the Continentals, a popular New England pop-rock band playing your favorite “oldies” and many current cover tunes. The Continentals rain date will be Friday, July 15, at 7pm. All other concerts feature a rain date of the following Wednesday evening.

This season marks a return of the Cape Ann Big Band (Aug. 21), the fantastic Beatles tribute band 4Ever Fab (Aug. 14) and Lee Lewis and the Doo Wop Allstars (Aug. 28). Other featured acts are: Grupo Fantasia (July 17), Compaq Big Band (July 24), Old Cold Tater with Chick & Ellen (July 31) and the Cape Ann Community Band (Aug. 28).

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For concert information please contact David Benjamin, Tel. 978-281-0543,
email: David@DavidLBenjamin.com or visit www.DavidLBenjamin.com,

Stage Fort Park Concert – August 24 – Cape Ann Big Band

Stage Fort Park, Hough Ave., Gloucester, MA
August 24, 7pm
Cape Ann Big Band (Big Band Jazz)

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Don’t miss the last concert in the 2014 Summer Concert Series at Stage Fort Park.  Grab your chairs, your dinner and enjoy Cape Ann Big Band under the stars at Stage Fort Park.

 

 

Sunday’s FREE Bandstand Concert Tops Off Perfect Gloucester Weekend

It’s a weekend of community entertainment starting tonight at Harbor Loop; then tomorrow’s Cape Ann Big Band benefit for returning veterans at Gloucester House, Saturday’s Block Party and Sunday’s Bandstand Concert at Stage Fort Park featuring Overdrive.  These Bandstand concerts are a perfect example of how to bring a celebrated, centuries old New England tradition into the 21st century.  Bravo David Benjamin!

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RETIREMENT RECEPTION FOR BAND DIRECTOR DAVID BENJAMIN

Sally Benjamin writes-

Hi Joey,
I’m hoping you can help me to get the word out on Good Morning Gloucester about a retirement party we are having for my husband, David Benjamin. He is the O’Maley School and Gloucester Elementary School Band Director. He is retiring after thirty years with the Gloucester Public Schools and we would like to let his former students and their families know that there is going to be a send-off reception on Tuesday, June 12, from 7-9pm at the Gloucester High School cafeteria. The Cape Ann Big Band will perform and refreshments will be served. I have attached the invitation I sent to some of his friends and colleagues. I can be reached by email (this address) or home telephone: 978-281-2286.
Thanks for your consideration.
Sally Benjamin

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