The Golden Belt Community Concert Association has announced its schedule of concerts for the 2015-16 season and has launched its membership campaign, which will continue through April 18.
With the theme, “From the Top,” the GBCCA’s new season features musicians whose accomplishments have taken them to the top of their respective genres. The 2015-16 season offers the following concerts:
The McCartney Years, Sept. 17
Rewind to 1973 and recapture the excitement of the iconic Wings World Tour. Led by perfectionist Yuri Pool as McCartney, this production is a note-for-note faithful recreation of a mid-1970s Paul McCartney concert, spanning more than 20 hit albums.
The Young Irelanders, Oct. 15
Although still in their 20s and 30s, these young people have toured as lead performers with Riverdance and Michael Flatley’s “Lord of the Dance.” Best described as eclectic, their sound is a mixture of traditional Irish, Celtic, folk, world, jazz, country and popular music.
Presidio Brass, Nov. 10
Through their show of Hollywood’s greatest hits, “Sounds of the Cinema,” these five young men present film music with a good dose of wit and humor that together have become hallmarks of every Presidio Brass performance.
Billy Dean, Feb. 16, 2016
Country music artist Billy Dean has 11 top-ten singles, five No. 1 hits and several acting roles to his credit. He was named Country Music’s Top New Male Vocalist of the Year in 1992.
The Wonderful Wizard of Song,
Feb. 29, 2016
This Matt Davenport Production brings out pivotal moments in the life of Harold Arlen, one of America’s most influential songwriters. A cast of three men and two women backed by piano and bass will perform many of his songs, including “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” and “That Old Black Magic.”
Mike Farris, March 17, 2016
Exhilarating rhythm-and-blues vocalist Mike Farris has genre-defying style. His music has been described as “blue-eyed soul to soothe the spirit.” He performs with a five-piece band playing songs from Billboard’s top 100 hits of 1969.
Association volunteers are contacting current members for their membership renewals. Current members need to respond by April 18 for guaranteed renewal. They may renew online at www.goldenbeltcca.org if they wish. New members are also being sought. Anyone who is not a current member and wishes to purchase a membership may contact Linda Jerke, 793-9440.
All new members will be admitted to the last concert of the current season, “Live From Nashville,” set for April 2, as a bonus concert, making a total of seven concerts for the price of a new membership.
Admission to concerts is by season membership only. No single concert tickets are available. Concerts take place at the Great Bend Municipal Auditorium. Season memberships are $50 for adults; $10 for full-time enrolled students; $110 for a family membership including two adults and all dependent children living in the same household; and $110 for a grandparent package for two adults and up to four minor grandchildren.
Memberships will be counted April 17 and 18 at Cheyenne Travel Agency, 1920 16th St. (use south entrance). Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 17, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 18. Anyone wishing to inquire about a membership may do so in person by going to the headquarters on one of those dates. The membership drive ends April 18.
For more information, visit the association’s web site: www.goldenbeltcca.org.