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Our Events for 2019-2020
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The Next Event
Rowan Big Band All Stars
Saturday, December 7th at 7:30 pm
We welcome back to our stage the Rowan Big Band All-Stars for a yuletide show. The RBBA is an 18- piece ensemble reminiscent of the 1930’s style of Glenn Miller, Count Basie, and Duke Ellington. The All-Stars is a group of musical friends who perform for events, parties, and concerts, often to assist in funding good causes such as music in our schools. The band is under the direction of Dr. Ron Turbyfill. Their annual yuletide show features instrumental versions of Christmas standards set to swing time as well as vocal solos by Nikki Jones Bailey, Bill Bucher and Alexis Cowan. This performance promises to bring in the holiday season in fine style and music we all love.
Sunday, February 16th at 3:00 pm
ABBA-Mania – An ABBA Tribute continuously sells out venues all over the US and Canada performing the favorites of 60’s pop icon ABBA. The all Canadian cast hits every note and chord just as the original ABBA ensemble. Accompanied by their band, ABBA-Mania has performed with the London, San Diego, Boston, Vancouver, Denver, Montreal Symphonies plus many more. The New York Times says, “ABBA-Mania is amazing!” The Chicago Tribute declares “ABBA-Mania looks and sounds like the real ABBA!” The stage cast of Mama Mia claims, “ABBA-Mania is as great as the original cast!” What a treat to hear the ABBA favorites “Take a Chance,” “I Had a Dream,” “The Winner Takes It All,”. “SOS,” “Chiquititea,” “Fernando,”. “Money, Money,” plus the signature “Dancing Queen!” This ABBA tribute is considered the world’s number one show dedicated to the Swedish stars.
Saturday, March 21st at 7:30 pm
A summer kickoff party is coming with the beach sounds of The Embers! Honored by North Carolina as our Official Ambassadors of Music, and having been inducted into the South Carolina Rhythm and Blues Hall of Fame and the South Carolina Beach Music Hall of Fame, The Embers have traveled the US and world with their unique beach sound. “Christmas With the Embers” was performed in South Korea, and other tours have entertained US troops with the southern creations of beach music! Boasting over 225 concerts per year, The Embers organized in 1958 to promote beach music from the Carolinas, Virginia, Georgia, and the Gulf Coast. Where there is sand and surf in the south, there is beach music! The Embers consider their genre “music with memory” “heart, soul, rhythm and blues, feel good” music. Founded in 1958 the Embers set the standard for beach bands. Follow them on Facebook, join their yearly cruise, and bring your shagging shoes March 21st!
Saturday, April 18th at 3:00 pm
A native of Jackson, Mississippi Paul Saik began playing the piano at 3, and at 13 had the position of pianist at First Baptist Church in Pearl, Mississippi. At 16 he became head organist. With his Bachelor of music degree in piano, Paul won numerous awards, and studied abroad at the University of London. At Baylor University Paul earned a Masters of Music in both piano and organ. An accomplished vocalists as well, Paul performed with opera companies around the world and on Broadway. He says the stresses and challenges of this career led him to retreat to Lake Junaluska, NC in 2003. There he felt God calling him to his first love, sacred music, which he has followed and is now Director of Music Ministries at Centenary United Methodist Church in New Bern, NC where he lives with his wife, Katie and his beautiful daughter. He also leads religious music conferences, special events and tours with programs of Broadway and popular music. A delightful evening is promised when Paul visits Stanly County.
President – Charlotte F. Maness
VP, Booking – Pam Medlin
VP, Membership – Don Abernathy
Recording Secretary – Betty Huneycutt
Treasurer, Technical Chair & Concert Master – Tim Hedrick
Honorary Lifetime Directors
Board of Directors
Mark Sample-Publicity Coordinator
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Stanly County Concert Association (SCCA)
Albemarle, NC, 28002