Seaford Community Concert Association: Concert Schedule for 2017

Seaford Community Concert Association: Concert Schedule for 2017


♪ [APPLAUSE] >>>THE YEAR WAS 1979. YOU REMEMBER IT WELL, DON’T YOU? YESTERDAY.>>.>>1941 IS WHEN HARRY TRUMAN SAT IN THE WHITE HOUSE, THE FIRST VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE WAS SOLD IN THE U.S., AND IT ONLY COST YOU $0.17 FOR A GALLON OF GASOLINE.>>$0.17! AND A GUY NAMED BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN WAS BORN, FRANK SINATRA AND GENE KELLY STARTED IN A MUSICAL CALLED ON THE TOWN, BUT THERE’S SOMETHING ELSE THAT HAPPENED THE WAY DELMARVA WOULD BE ENTERTAINED. THE SEAFORD COMMUNITY CONCERT ASSOCIATION OPENED ITS DOORS. IT IS STILL GOING STRONG TODAY. HERE DETAILS MORE ABOUT IT IS THE ASSOCIATION PRESIDENT, DAVID GRANTZ AND BOARD MEMBER, FERN MORRISON. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR JOINING US TODAY.>>THANK YOU.>>GIVE US AN OVERVIEW OF THE ASSOCIATION. VOLUNTEER ORGANIZATION DEDICATED TO BRINGING QUALITY LIVE PERFORMANCE TO PEOPLE WHO LOVE MUSIC AT PRICES THAT ARE AFFORDABLE TO MOST PEOPLE, SO THAT IS THE FIRST PART OF OUR MISSION. WE ALSO HAVE A MISSION OF INTRODUCING YOUNG PEOPLE TO DIFFERENT FORMS OF MUSIC THAT THEY MIGHT TYPICALLY HEAR SO WE WORK CLOSELY WITH THE SCHOOLS.>>AND NOW, YOU MENTIONED THAT YOU ARE VOLUNTEER, SO YOU ARE ALL VOLUNTEERS? CHRIST WE ARE PAID WITH BASICALLY A STIPEND, BUT EVERYTHING ELSE IS COMPLETELY 100 PERCENT VOLUNTEER CHRIST SO YOU PARTNER WITH THE SEAFORD SCHOOL DISTRICT?>>YES.>>TELL ME MORE ABOUT THAT.>>WILL, WE HAVE BEEN INVOLVED FOR THE SEAFORD SCHOOL DISTRICT SINCE THE BEGINNING, DONE IN WHAT IS NOW THE SEAFORD HIGH SCHOOL, WE MOVED INTO THE AUDITORIUM THERE. SINCE THEN IT HAS BEEN A GREAT RELATIONSHIP. WE HELP THEM FOR EXAMPLE, THE GRAND PIANO ON THE STAGE IN THE STAGE EQUIPMENT, WE EITHER PURCHASED OR WE HELPED PURCHASE. ALLOWING US TO USE THE FACILITY. WE WORK VERY CLOSELY WITH A LOT OF PEOPLE AT THE SEAFORD SCHOOL DISTRICT. IT IS A GOOD COMBINATION THERE. WE GET SOME STUDENTS WHO CAN ACTUALLY DO LIKE INTERNSHIPS. THEY CAN WORK WITH THE ARTIST WHO COME AND SO IF YOU HAVE STUDENTS WHO ARE INTERESTED IN PERFORMING STUFF LIKE THAT. THAT IS SOMETHING WE DO.>>AND FERN, YOU ARE A BOARD MEMBER, AND I WOULD OBVIOUSLY VENTURE THAT YOU LOVE MUSIC?>>I DO. THE FUNNY THING IS WHEN THEY ASKED ME TO JOIN THIS GROUP, I SAID WAIT A MINUTE. I DON’T PLAY AN INSTRUMENT. DON’T READ MUSIC. AND I DEFINITELY DON’T SING. I REALLY DO HAVE AN INTEREST IN MUSIC. I THINK THE MOST IMPORTANT THING FOR US IS WE ARE STILL HERE 68 YEARS LATER.>>YEAH.>>AND WE HAVE ALMOST 800 MEMBERS EACH AND EVERY YEAR.>>REALLY?>>I THINK HAS A LOT TO DO WITH OUR PRICING AND THE WAY THAT A CONCERTS OR SET OF. KIND OF CONCERTS DO YOU DO?>>WE RUN THE GAMUT. WE DO A CIRCUS, WE DO SOME COUNTRY-WESTERN, WE DEFINITELY DO MORE CLASSICAL THINGS. THIS YEAR, THIS YEAR HAS BEEN SO SUCCESSFUL. WE ARE COMING UP NEXT TUESDAY TO OUR LAST CONCERT OF THE YEAR. WE HAVE HAD FOR SUCCESSES. NOBODY WALKED OUT OR COMPLAINED. [LAUGHTER] >>IT WAS WONDERFUL.>>AND WHAT IS THIS?>>THIS IS OUR NEW BROCHURE. IF YOU WANT OPEN IT UP, IT SHOWS ALL OF OUR UPCOMING PERFORMERS AND IT GIVES A LITTLE DESCRIPTION OF EACH ONE. THEY ARE AVAILABLE ALL OVER THE PLACE OR YOU CAN GO TO OUR WEBSITE AND GET IT FROM THE WEBSITE, AND WE WILL SEND IT TO YOU.>>THERE’S ONE MORE PAGE CHRIST THERE IS EVEN MORE! LOOK AT THIS! CHRIST TELL ME ABOUT THE PROCESS OF SELECTING ARTISTS.>>IT IS A FUN PROCESS FOR THE BOARD. WHAT WE DO IS WE SEND DELEGATIONS TO NASHVILLE EVERY YEAR. WE SEE 30 X IN 2 AND A HALF DAYS.>>OH.>>IT IS VERY INTENSE. THE DELEGATION THE GOES OR COMES BACK AND SHARE NOTES WITH THE BOARD, WHAT WE LIKE. AND THEN, A REPRESENTATIVE FROM THE COMPANY THAT WE WORK WITH IS LIVE ON STAGE AND COMES TO VISIT US. WE GO THROUGH VIDEOS OF ALL OF THESE GUYS AND WE THINK IN TERMS OF WHAT IS HER AUDIENCE LIKELY WHEN I FIRST BECAME PRESIDENT, WE DID A POLL AND FOUND OUT THAT IT WAS UNANIMOUS FOR EVERYTHING. [LAUGHTER] >>SO WE PICK A VARIETY. [LAUGHTER] >>WE HAVE SOMETHING ROOTED IN CLASSICAL, BUT ALSO BIG BAND AND JAZZ.>>SO, WHAT YOU HOPE PEOPLE WILL GAIN FOR THE ASSOCIATION?>>I THINK WHAT PEOPLE GAIN IS AN ENJOYABLE EVENING OUT. IT IS SOMETHING YOU WON’T SEE IN MOST OTHER VENUES AROUND HERE.>>IN OUR PERFORMERS ARE PROFESSIONALS, ALL VERY PROFESSIONAL.>>AND REALLY, FOR THE PRICES WE CHARGE, IT IS A CHEAP DATE, FIVE SHOWS FOR 55 BUCKS. EVEN IF YOU CAN’T MAKE ALL FIVE

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