Third Times a Charm, Tombola 2015
Friday, July 17, 2015
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.
Christopher Mark Jones
Saturday, 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
Place: The Bottle Works 411 Third Ave. Johnstown, PA
Guest Speaker: Dr. Ken Dye, ED.D. M.B.A., Director, Bands; Professor, Music at University of Notre Dame.
As 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.