Midcoast Brass performs Shields benefit
Camden — The Midcoast Brass Quintet will perform a benefit concert for the Shields Mission Project of the First Congregational Church Sunday, April 6, at 4 p.m. at the church, 55 Elm St./Route 1.
There is no admission fee to attend the concert; a free-will offering will be taken to benefit the Shields Mission Project. All concert donations will be matched, up to $500, by generous gifts from two anonymous supporters of the Shields Mission Project.
The one-hour program will include a mix of jazz, blues and popular songs that were released to the public in the late 1920s and early ‘30s from composers such as Fats Waller, Lew Pollack and Henry Filmore. 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. To hear samples of their music, go to their reverbnation page.
A reception will follow in the church's Mayflower Room. The First Congregational Church of Camden is handicapped accessible and located near the center of town.
Established as an outreach ministry in 2002, the Shields Mission Project provides assistance to individuals and families in Knox County who are in financial crisis. The referral-based program works in concert with social service agencies and seeks to fill in the gap when all other resources have failed. Over the past eight years, the Shields Mission Program has gifted more than $400,000 and has provided assistance with fuel, electricity, shelter, food, clothing, health care, transportation and educational needs. The Shields Mission fund brings not only financial relief, but also hope as people struggle to make ends meet.
For more information about the concert or the Shields Mission Project, call 236-4821. Free childcare will be provided during the concert.
Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or firstname.lastname@example.org.