Cape Vincent Arts Council Concert on the Green series with “The Arrhythmias”


By Dave Bullard

Event Details

Date: September 5, 2009

Event Description

The Cape Vincent Chamber of Commerce and the Cape Vincent Arts Council are pleased to announce the Concert on the Green series with “The Arrhythmias” on Saturday, September 5th.
The Concerts on the Green are scheduled on Saturdays from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm and are FREE of charge. They are held on the Village Green on Broadway Street so bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy the entertainment. In the event of inclement weather the concerts will be held in the Cape Vincent Fire Hall also located on Broadway Street. The concerts are sponsored by the Cape Vincent Chamber of Commerce, the Cape Vincent Arts Council, The Town of Cape Vincent and Citizen’s Bank of Cape Vincent. For more information or a schedule of upcoming concerts call the chamber office at 654-2481.

The Arrhythmias Big Band has been playing at venues all over
the North Country since 1977, when it was originally formed under the direction of Dr. Fred Taylor. The Band's "coronary" name derives from the presence of many medical personnel in and among the well over 140 area musicians who have performed with the group over the years.
The 15-20 piece orchestra is a non-profit organization that performs "Swing Era" music in the style of such bands as Glenn Miller, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman and others. The group has been featured in various North Country coummunity concert series, benefit dances, and fund raisers, and regularly rehearses and performs at area nursing homes and public housing units for the entertainment of the residents. Among the area groups and functions for whom The Arrhythmias have played for are:

Cape Vincent Concert on the Green Series
Clayton Chamber of Commerce Concert Series
Hospice of Northern NY
Carthage Twin Village Festival of the Arts
Jefferson County Medical Auxiliary Scholarship Fund
Dexter Riverfest
Thousand Islands Antique Boat Museum
Kiwanis benefits for the Children's Miracle Network
Watertown Mayor's Ball
Carthage & Watertown Elks Lodges
Alexandria Bay Summer Chamber of Commerce Concert Series.

The Arrhythmias is an entirely voluntary group. Any North Country residents with experience in playing jazz or swing music, and who are willing to make a commitment to a rehearsal and performance schedule, are welcome to join.
For more information about the Arrhythmias Big Band, please contact John Wolfer, at (315) 493-1038.

The Arrhythmias current roster of volunteer musicians:
Trumpets: Bruce Pinkham, Brent LaClaire, Sandy Campbell, Dave Windle, Jack Webert
Trombones: Doug Anderson, Melba Ellingsworth, Lynn Rigabar, Paul Buell, Nick Bell
Saxes: Shari Lewis, Kathy Lunman, John Allen, Robert Harvell, John Wolfer
Piano: Diana Horning
Bass: Dave Belding, Gerry Amatucci, Walt Zabriskie
Percussion: Steve Ahlgrim, Kevin Cross, Paul Knowles
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