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'Marches, Movies & More' by New Horizons Band of NNY in Colton on September 16


Last updated 9/5/2015 at 6:33am

The New Horizons Band of Northern New York

The New Horizons Band of Northern New York will wind up the Town of Colton's Summer Music Series on Wednesday, September 16 from 6:30-8:30pm. The performance, being held in conjunction with the Colton Historical Society, will take place in St. Patrick's Church Parish Center on State Highway 56 (next to Colton-Pierrepont Central School) rather than in the Pavilion at Swift Field as announced during the summer due to construction outside the facility. The Parish Center is handicap accessible with bathroom facilities and has chairs for seating and ample parking.

The performance will feature tunes from the big screen and from Broadway as well as marches and international melodies. The group's director Ron Berry says they are especially proud to present music written by neighbor John O'Reilly who is a summer resident of Hannawa Falls. The audience also will be treated to an ice cream social provided by the St. Patrick's – St. Paul's Altar Rosary Society.

The New Horizons Band of Northern New York was organized in 2009 in partnership with The Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam. The large band performs a variety of music which appeals to people of all ages consistent with its purpose of providing music education, training and performance opportunities for adults. During the year The Band accepts new members and so the upcoming concert is a good opportunity for interested adults to learn more about The Band, meet members and talk to its director.

There is no charge to attend the music series; however donations are accepted and greatly appreciated to help cover performer fees and related expenses. This year the series is made possible in part by five business sponsors-Hide Away Café; Hoffman Eells & Gray CPAs, Raquette River Pub, S&L Electric and White's General Store. Plus the St. Lawrence County arts Council is supporting performances with funds from the New York State Council on the arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Also during each performance a special drawing for artwork donated by a local artist is held to help cover expenses. The final piece of artwork to be raffled this summer is a small sculpture of a tree created and donated by school art student Eli Thomas.

For more information about the performance please call Scott Muller of the town's Tourism & Beautification Committee (315-244-9956) or check the town's website ( and Facebook page.

Photo: The final performance in the Town of Colton's Summer Music Series will feature 'Marches, Movies & More' by the New Horizons Band of Northern New York. The performance, scheduled for September 16 starting at 6:30pm, will take plance at St. Patrick's Church Parish Center on State Highway 56. About thirty area adults will perform under the direction of Ron Berry of Potsdam. Also an end-of-summer ice cream social by St. Patrick's – St. Paul's Altar Rosary Society will be held in conjunction with the performance.


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