July 18 a not nine but 14 piece band came to the Seldovia Arts Council sponsored event. Three bands, The Old Believers, Congratulations, and Red River made a combined band on the Susan B. English Stage. The young musicians, played guitars, key boards, drums, french horn, and trumpet, plus smokin’ vocals. They played original tunes and songs by each of the groups and made a smorg-board of sounds our local crowd to enjoy. Nelson Kemp and Keeley Boyle both Alaskans, returned home as part of this tour and like the pied piper lead the group through several Alaskan cities.
Thanks to Joe Rizzo of Triumpherate Theater in Kenai for writing a Rasmussen Foundation Travel Grant to make the trip possible for the group. Thanks to Seldovia Arts Council members for set up and clean- up. Thanks to SVT for the use of their vans for traveling around Seldovia, and to many folks in our community
for providing a pot-luck and breakfast treats. And last but not least thanks to the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District, specifically Susan B. English School for allowing the use of the facility on a rainy, blustry day…we were warm and dry.
Event Chair: Rebecca Lambourn
Overseer: Susan Mumma
Set up Crew: Tania and Tobben Spurkland,Susan Mumma, Sadi Syn, Rob Rurka, Byron McCord.
Clean up crew: Tobben, (Tobben’s friend from Colorado) Jerry Stranik, Susan Mumma and Sadi.
Food contributions:Valerie Morin, Tanya and Tobben Spurkland, Laurel Hilts, Meta, Susie Stranik
Posters: Laurel Hilts
Thanks to everyone..The kids were a part of a grant to encourage young people in the arts and they were very appreciative. They said that Seldovia was the nicest town they have every been in.