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Daily from August 9, 2013 until August 11, 2013
Location: DeKalb Outdoor Theater, 301 S. Center St. in Auburn
On Friday night August 9nd, the United Way of DeKalb County presents the ever popular band CHOICE. Choice is a local favorite classic rock band, although they didn’t call it classic rock when they started in 1974. The five members of this regionally perennial favorite are Dan Cory, Dan Guinn, Mike Penland, Mike Good and Mike Littlejohn who keep bring this music to life every time they play. The United Way of DeKalb County uses this event to kick off their annual fund drive. Many of the various organizations that the United Way supports will be on hand and the United Way is asking concert goers to bring books to donate for children 0-3 years of age. Admission is free – bring a chair or a blanket to sit on. The gates open at 6 pm with the show starting promptly at 7:30.
On Saturday August 10th, Serenity House hosts its annual fundraising concert by presenting the AP Jazz orchestra with special guest Dave Cousino. AP Jazz is lead by Alan Parr who currently resides in Fort Wayne, Indiana and continues to freelance both locally and abroad. He can be seen performing regularly with the Dayton Jazz Orchestra, the U.S. Brass and the Millennium Jazz Orchestra among others. Dave Cousino is a Professional Musician who began playing guitar at the age of 8. He was influenced by all styles of music and performed several years, touring the US before joining the US Air Force. During his 23 years in the Service, he played with The Mighty Eighth AF Band and Wright Patterson’s The Air Force Band Of Flight. Dave continues to compose, perform, record and teach.
Serenity House will have a silent auction during this event and Timmy’s BBQ will be on hand serving up some great food as well. Gates open at 4:00 with music starting at 5 pm. Admission is free – bring a chair or a blanket to sit on.
Sunday afternoon brings over 140 musicians together from six community bands for their 16th Annual Band Extravaganza. This year will include The Lake Area Community Band from Syracuse, The Erie Band from Huntington, The Antwerp Community Band from Ohio, The Manchester Civic Band from North Manchester, the New Horizon Band from Fort Wayne, and features the Auburn Community Band under the new direction of Donald Riley. This event is free admission and begins at 2:30 pm with the gates opening at 1 pm. For more information on the ACB, visit www.acbindiana.com.
All Friday Night Performance Series events are free admission to the public. Sponsorships and donations help to sustain this activity. Sponsorships and donations are tax deductable through the DeKalb County Community Foundation. The DeKalb Outdoor Theater is located at 301 South Center Street in Auburn Indiana adjacent to the DeKalb County Fairgrounds and has plenty of off street parking available. Events occurs rain or shine.
To see the entire schedule of summer events, visit our website at www.dekalboutdoortheater.org.
To view more about the Choice - www.choiceband.com
To view more about the United Way of DeKalb County - www.unitedwaydekalb.org
To view more about Serenity House - www.serenityhouseinc.net
To view more about the Auburn Community Band - www.acbindiana.com
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