The Cache Community Band is scheduled to kick off the 18th year of the Logan Tabernacle Summer Concert Series on Monday, May 27, at 12 noon in the Tabernacle located at 50 Main Street.
“For the upcoming performance, the 60 piece Wind Symphony will fill the tabernacle with tunes from Broadway musicals, movie soundtracks and patriotic songs will be featured in our performance,” said Julie Smith, vice president of the group. “I love interacting with people who love playing in a band.”
Gary Poore, with a committee of about a dozen people, organizes the different performers for the noon series.
He said, by now, entertainers are familiar with the program and it takes little effort getting people to sign up to perform. They started an evening schedule on Friday evenings, beginning May 31, with the local Blomberg Family Singers to start it off.
“We had so many people trying to sign up that we have the biggest series we have ever had and we are getting a lot of professionals that want to perform here,” he said. “The Tabernacle is such a fine venue to perform in and people out there know it.”
There are several professional groups form out of town scheduled this year that wanted to get in on the fun. The lineup this year is impressive, Poore said.
“We have a family from West Valley City that plays violins they have been coming for a few years,” Poore said. “Their youngest played when he was just getting started and we have watched him improve over the years. It’s fun to see his progression.”
All these people are coming for free, he said.
“Its an exciting time,” he said. “The opera season gets going into June and July, and we have some of them coming the first part of June.”
Poore said there are some very fine things happening in Logan. The concert series is great for the city. He said we have a mecca of culture here.
The Summer Concert Series is a product of Cache Community Connections (CCC), composed of a group of interfaith religious and civic leaders. The organization is open to all religious leaders and denominations, including civic groups in Cache Valley, with the belief that spiritual leadership and unity are vital to the community’s well-being.
Poore has been a CCC member for eight years and thinks Logan is a beautiful place for the arts.
“I love the cultural diversity we have here,” he said. “All the theater productions, this place abounds in cultural activities.”
Smith, a clarinetist for the Cache Community Wind Symphony, is excited to perform on the May 27 opening. They have divided the band into three different performing groups. The largest is the Cache Community Wind Symphony, Parade Band and the Cache Big Jazz Band.
Smith has been a member of the community band for about a decade. She said the community band has been around for about 70 years. One member, Eleanor Watson who plays the Base Clarinet, was among the first members of the Community Band and is still an active member.
The group is always looking for new members. They welcome all ages and abilities. Interested people should e-mail CacheCommunityBand@gmail.com for more information.
The CCC came together following an interfaith and community gathering in the wake of September 11, 2001. Representatives from several of the churches and the then Mayor of Logan, Doug Thompson, mourned and honored those whose lives were cut short by this tragedy.
Community leaders soon joined the religious leaders in an effort to build community and eliminate misconceptions of others’ beliefs. The group wants to eliminate misinformation and correct barriers due to religious bigotry or indifference.
The concerts are free and everyone is welcome. The final noon concert will be on Aug. 2, 2019.