Traditional Program News

Silver Lake College Presents Second Artist Music Series Concert Featuring The Bay Area Big Band

Posted on November 08 2013

Silver Lake College of the Holy Family is excited to present the second of seven Artist Music Series Concerts for the 2013-2014 season on Friday, November 15th at 7:30 pm in Bob & Pat Endries Hall in the new Franciscan Music Center at Silver Lake College, 2406 South Alverno Road, Manitowoc. Tickets are available through the Capitol Civic Centre box office by calling 920-683-2184, or online at www.CCCShows.org. Concert information and a downloadable ticket order form are also available at www.SL.edu/ArtistMusicSeries. Same day ticket sales for remaining seats are available in person at the Franciscan Music Center during normal business hours, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, and one hour prior to the concert, or by calling Hollie Marcola-Pichla at 920-686-6173.

The Bay Area Big Band is a 17 piece ensemble comprised of musicians in and around the Green Bay area and specializes in jazz, swing, 1940's big band and dance music along with some popular contemporary vocal tunes. The group has performed at various Green Bay venues including The National RailRoad Museum, Green Bay Botanical Garden, Lambeau Atrium for the annual HeartBall, other summertime parks and outdoor activities as well as weddings and private parties. Created at the inspiration of saxophonist friends Kellie Beno and Cindy Swain, Bay Area Big Band is comprised of friends from many backgrounds including a university professor, engineers, welder, teachers, animal veterinary care, massage therapy, sales and human services. Players range in age from retirees to young people and share the common interest of making music they love, to get the audience dancing in the aisles! The band will delight the audience with toe-tapping music by Duke Ellington, Irving Berlin, Rogers & Hart, Michael Buble and others, and will feature the silky vocals of Sarah Saari.

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“Bay Area Big Band” – Well-known, seventeen member big band ensemble based in Green Bay, specializing in jazz, swing, 1940’s big band, and dance music, with vocals by Ms. Sarah Saari

“Franciscan Music Center” – The Franciscan Center for Music Education and Performance at Silver Lake College

“Endries Hall” - Bob & Pat Endries Hall, the acoustically stunning, 464-seat theatre at the heart of the new Franciscan Music Center at Silver Lake College