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Cape Ann Community Band
Summer Concert at Gentile Bandstand (Stage Fort Park)
Sunday, August 21, 2016 @7pm
The 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
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).
For concert information please contact David Benjamin, Tel. 978-281-0543,
email: David@DavidLBenjamin.com or visit www.DavidLBenjamin.com,
Stage Fort Park, Hough Ave., Gloucester, MA
August 24, 7pm
Cape Ann Big Band (Big Band Jazz)
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.
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!
Sally Benjamin writes-
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.