Brass for P.A.W.S. Oct. 20
Camden — The Midcoast Brass Quintet will give a benefit concert for P.A.W.S. Animal Adoption Center Saturday, Oct. 20 at 7:30 p.m. at the Chestnut Street Baptist Church. The Midcoast Brass Quintet features Megan Kennedy on trombone, Doug Kennedy on tuba, Carolyn Kanicki on horn and Peter Stuart and Bruce Cole on trumpets.
The program will feature music from a wide variety of composers including Franz Joseph Hayden, Gabriel Fauré, J.J. Mouret, Joseph Fiocco, Johann Sebastian Bach and P.I Tchaikovsky, to name a few. During the popular and jazz portion of the program, one may hear composers ranging from Fats Waller to Lew Pollack and Henry Filmore.
“We are thrilled that the ensemble is performing for us to support our animals waiting for forever homes. This will be a wonderful event for the whole family to attend,” said P.A.W.S. board president Jean Freedman-White.
Stuart lives in Waldoboro and is the band director at Medomak Valley High School, a position he has held since 2001. Employed by MSAD 40 since 1987, he taught elementary and middle school instrumental music before moving to the high school. In addition to being part of the Midcoast Brass Quintet, he also is a member of the Mondaynite Jazz Orchestra and Midcoast Community Band and enjoys playing for local theaters and high school musicals.
Cole lives in Rockport and also plays in the Midcoast Community Band and is the primary trumpeter for the First Congregational Church in Camden. He has played in more than 30 pit bands for Broadway productions ranging from “West Side Story” to “Crazy for You.”
Kanicki, who lives in Rockland, is in her 18th year of teaching instrumental music grades 5 through 8 at the St. George School in Tenants Harbor. She also is a member of the Midcoast Symphony Orchestra in Topsham, State Ballet Orchestra in Portland, Ocean Park Summer Symphony at Ocean Park and Midcoast Community Band.
Megan Kennedy, the newest member of the quintet, has been playing trombone since she was 10 years old. She is a member of the Midcoast Community Band and the Mondaynite Jazz Orchestra as trombonist and vocalist; and is married to Doug Kennedy.
Doug Kennedy is Director of Bands at Oceanside High School in Rockland, in his 13th year of teaching in the Midcoast schools of RSU 13. He is the musical director of the Mondaynite Jazz Orchestra (better known as MoJO) and performs in the Midcoast Community Band, Luna Madidus and with numerous musical productions in the area.
Tickets for the concert are $20, $10 for children, available in advance at HAV II and Loyal Biscuit in Camden; The Reading Corner in Rockland; and City Drawers in Belfast, as well as at the door. For more information, call the shelter at 236-8702.
Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115 or email@example.com.