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The Bluemont Concert Series is celebrating 40 years of performances this summer!
DuPont Brass is a new, and innovative brass band hailing from the Washington D.C. Metropolitan Area, originally composed of five music majors from Howard University trying to raise money for tuition during the Christmas season.
Gaining ample popularity from playing at local Metro Rail stations, DuPont Brass has had the honor of performing for a multitude of distinguished occasions. DuPont Brass has also performed throughout the city as a featured group with the acclaimed D.C. Jazz Festival, Washington Post, and WPFW. The young groups eclectic nature has been the key to their success, as DuPont Brass is trained in both classical and contemporary genres. The groups overall mission is to uplift the spirits of people with their music, not just in the DMV area, but across the world.
Concerts are at 7:30 p.m. Friday evenings at the Old Frederick County Courthouse, 20 North Loudoun Street, in downtown historic Winchester, VA. In bad weather, concerts will be moved to First Presbyterian Church, 116 South Loudoun Street.
Requested donation: $5 per person, $4 Bluemont Friends & Seniors, $2 kids under 12 There are no advance ticket sales; tickets available at concert.
For more information, visit www.bluemont.org
Hard Swimmin' Fish is a blues quartet that has been making music together for over fifteen years. The band plays a range of styles covering the country blues of Mississippi and The Piedmont, the urban blues of Chicago, and funk infused varieties with roots in New Orleans' second line. This versatility allows Hard Swimmin' Fish to offer either acoustic or electric performances and play any venue. The juxtaposition of old and new is also evident in both the band members and their play-list. The playing and singing of guitarist/vocalist Demian Lewis is deeply rooted in traditional styles and is powered by the sophisticated rhythms of drummer Jason Walker, and the virtuosity of bassist Randy Ball. Together they churn out a vibrant combination of originals, rearranged traditional material, and recognizable standards.
Bluemont relies on more than 1,200 volunteers each summer to ensure that performances go smoothly. Additionally, the organization relies on the support of local businesses and community organizations. If you would like to volunteer this summer, are a local business owner who would like to donate a door prize, or are part of a civic group interested in getting involved please contact Joanna Schilling at email@example.com. Businesses interested in sponsoring Bluemont are encouraged to contact Lily Dunning at (540) 955-8186 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Concerts are at 7:30 p.m. Friday evenings at the Old Frederick County Courthouse in downtown historic Winchester, VA. In bad weather, concerts will be located at the First Presbyterian Church, 116 South Loudoun Street Winchester, VA 22601
Bluemont Cultural Programs and Summer Concert Series have truly become a part of the fabric of the Loudoun community. Bluemont is currently seeking out local businesses, friends and neighbors to become Bluemont members help assure the organizations future in Loudoun County. Many friends and families have responded to our recent mailing asking for general support. This year, every contribution will help.
This summer, Bluemont will celebrating its 40th anniversary and presenting more than 40 concerts in seven communities in northwest and central Virginia including: Ashland, Culpeper, Fredericksburg, Leesburg, Middleburg, Warrenton and Winchester. For complete schedules, performer descriptions, directions and more information, please visit the Bluemont website at www.bluemont.org.