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Al Corey’s Big Band will perform a free outdoor concert at Colby College in Waterville on Sunday, July 9. The concert, which begins at 6 p.m., will be held at the Gould Music Shell adjacent to the Colby baseball field. The public is invited and is encouraged to bring lawn chairs.
Corey’s 16-piece ensemble will perform compositions and arrangements by Glenn Miller, Lawrence Welk, Count Basie and other greats from the Big Band era. Vocalist Jinny Palmer will be one of the band’s featured performers. Twins Chris and Meredith Thompson, acoustic folk musicians from Massachusetts, also will perform at the event. “We’re going to have a lot of fun,” Corey said.
This will be the 29th year that Al Corey’s Big Band has performed the popular free concert at Colby. He has played in Maine and New England with various ensembles for more than 50 years since returning in 1946 from a musical tour in the armed services.
For more information call Colby’s Office of Special Programs at (207) 872-3386.