Photo courtesy of Michael Paul
Excitement was in the air as the Sea-Notes celebrated the 242nd anniversary of America’s independence. Director Bob Marks created the concert’s format, title and musical selections of patriotic, spirituals and folk music. Also, assisting Bob, was co-director, Dianne Hoffman, who stepped in to assist Bob during this concert season. Making her debut as the Sea-Notes accompanist, Lynn McDowell, was a master at the piano keyboard. We would also like to thank Julie Sloup on the flute, Ellen Dorsett on the bass, as well as, Katrina Fairbank on the drums. A patriotic concert would not be complete without a Dixieland Band. Along with Dorsett and Fairbank, the River Rascals Dixieland Band also included Mike Elliott (trumpet), Steve Drew (trombone), Paul Wood (tenor sax), Mike Vignola (banjo), and Ron Veenker (piano). Their arrangement of “The Old Rugged Cross” was both inspiring and audience pleasing.
We especially want to thank Friends of Sea-Notes, our Business Supporters, and you, our audience. The financial support from these groups allow us to offer free and enjoyable concerts.