Date: July 7, 1999
Contact: Special Programs
Phone: (207) 872-3386
Al Corey's Big Band will perform a free outdoor concert at Colby College in Waterville on Sunday, July 11. 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 as well as original scores by Corey's pianist, Alex Johns. The Fred Petra Big Band from the Mount Washington Hotel will join in for a few numbers and Gerry Wright will be featured on piano. Two young musicians also will sing and perform a trumpet solo with Al Corey's Big Band. "We're going to have a lot of fun," Corey said.
This will be the 28th 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 special program's office at 872-3386.