Third Times a Charm, Tombola 2015

Friday, July 17, 2015

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Jay Smar

Friday, April 1, 2016  In the last 5 years, Jay Smar has toured Scotland twice, received recognition from the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, performed at the Philadelphia Folk Festival twice, recorded music for the Welsh BBC movie, “The Welsh in America” and has been selected by the Pennsylvania Performing Arts on Tour to be on their professional touring roster. Armed with 2 guitars, baritone vocals, claw-hammer banjo, and fiddling, singing, and flat-footin ‘ (a form of clog-dancing), he serves his audience an “acoustic buffet” of traditional American and original folk, ol time mountain music, bluegrass and gospel tunes, as well as coal mining songs of Northeast Pennsylvania preceded by their origin. Original and “covered” guitar instrumentals garnish this plate of cultural cuisine. For more information on Jay visit, http://jaysmar.com/index.php/home.html.

 

 

 

 

 


 

Mike Meketa and the Half-Baked Jazz Band

Saturday, April 23, 7:30 p.m. 

The band formed in 2013 in California, PA.  They play a range of music from Jazz standards to Fusion classics and funky original tunes! Listen to and find out more here, http://hhmathbjb.bandcamp.com

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

Chloe Wieczorek and Nick Adams

Jazz in June: Female Legends- Saturday, June 6, 2015

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Christopher Mark Jones

christopher mark jonesSaturday, June 13, 2015. Jones was joined by the Roots Ensemble (Vince Camut- guitars, Mark Perna- bass, Mark Weakland- drums) and special guest Jennifer Drummey.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

HESBURGH LECTURE SERIES 2016: Lessons from Music and the Olympics

Presented by the Notre Dame Club of Central PA.

Date: Wednesday June 8, 2016
Time: 6:30PM
Place: The Bottle Works 411 Third Ave. Johnstown, PA
FREE Admission

Guest Speaker: Dr. Ken Dye, ED.D. M.B.A., Director, Bands; Professor, Music at University of Notre Dame.

ken dyeAs a composer/arranger, for the Sydney 2000 Olympic Band and choreographer for the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics, Dr. Dye’s experiences have produced over 1,800 musical works and shows performed throughout the U.S. and overseas. While conducting at Notre Dame, the Band has performed concerts in the Sydney Opera House, Beijing Concert Hall, and Carnegie Hall as well as toured Europe, Asia, and Brazil. His research for the courses “The Business of Music” and “Music and the Olympics” has discovered inspiring stories in the cross-disciplinary character of music and human achievement. The Olympics serve as a global stage for human achievement and culture. Athletic competition and musical production have performed a spectacular soundtrack in their pursuit of excellence.