The North Alton Godfrey Business Council, together with Business Council Member Sponsors, are pleased to announce an exciting and diversified array of six musical groups for the upcoming summer concert series, “Expressions-A Musical Experience.”
These are free concerts, held from 7 to 9 p.m. on the dates specified with all concerts held at Alton Senior High School Auditorium except for the Aug. 13 concert, which will be at Hathaway Hall, Lewis and Clark Community College, Godfrey.
The first concert on Wednesday, May 28, will feature Elsie Parker and The Poor People of Paris, an exciting ensemble playing an array of French and international charts.
The second concert, on June 11, is titled “Fast Friends” and will feature well-known St. Louis and West Coast Jazz trombonists Wayne Cognilio and Scott Whitfield. This exciting ensemble will play new, first-time released charts for music lovers.
The third concert, “A Tribute To The Rat Pack,” featuring trumpeter Scott Vignassi and vocalist Steve Shininger, backed by the 12-piece “Big Little Big Band,” will be performed July 9. This is a Frank Sinatra-dedicated evening.
The fourth concert, on Aug. 13, will feature the big band sounds of Sentimental Journey Dance Band. This talented group of musicians will play Glen Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Glen Gray and Les Brown charts for the listening audiences. This promises to be a “foot-stomping” affair.
The Sept. 10 performance will feature an ensemble from the St. Louis Symphony. This will be the third year of performance by symphony musicians. Each has been educational and musically inspiring to listeners. It is part of the symphony’s outreach program titled “Symphony In Your Neighborhood.”
The last concert to be held on Sept. 24 and will feature the ever-popular Shades of Blue Jazz Big Band from Scott Air Force Base.
Business Council member sponsors include AdVantage News, Andy’s Auto Body; The Hayner Public Library District; Liberty Bank; McDonald’s Restaurants of Alton, Bethalto, Godfrey and Hamel; Senior Services Plus, Strategic Consulting Inc.; and Tony’s North of Jerseyville. The series is a community-inspired event with an appeal to all age groups.
For information, call (618) 779-9735.