Broad Bay Congregational United Church of Christ, 941 Main St./Route 220, will welcome the Mike Whitehead Group to its sanctuary Sunday, Aug. 21, for a 4 p.m. concert featuring music by Midcoast composers.

The Mike Whitehead Group includes Whitehead on trumpet, Tom Luther on piano, Jason Dean on drums and Spike Hyssong on bass. The featured Midcoast composers include the late Charlie Bechler, Hyssong, Luther and Whitehead.

Members of the MWG have performed together for years and have developed an intuitive and empathetic bond that is evident in every performance. The tunes performed will cover a wide range of styles, from swing to Latin to funky. The combo has a strong following on the Midcoast and performs in many local venues. Mike Whitehead group also has performed as a trio (minus the bass) several times for Sunday services at Broad Bay Church, contributing improvisational music supporting the particular Sunday liturgy, as well as spirited hymn accompaniments.

Broad Bay Church is actively involved in bringing concert events to the Waldoboro area, and its concerts are varied in purpose and type. The recent Four Seasons String Concert was a multimedia event in conjunction with the Medomak Valley Land Trust. The annual Organ Concert supports the Broad Bay music ministry and ensures that the historic Hook & Hastings organ remains in top condition. On Oct. 14, Broad Bay will present a second annual musical concert in support of New Hope for Women, a local organization founded to end domestic violence, dating violence and stalking.

In the case of the Mike Whitehead Group, the church is pleased to have the group at its venue to enable their music to be heard by a larger audience. Broad Bay concerts are free; donations are gratefully accepted. For more information, contact Broad Bay Church at or 832-6898; or visit

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or