(July 18, 2016) – On Saturday, July 23rd, the Patterson Recreation Center will be the venue for a family-friendly “All-American” concert by the Southern Dutchess Concert Band and sponsored by Brian Benedict and The Duffle Bag. The concert starts at 7 p.m. and admission is Free.

The Southern Dutchess Concert Band continues in the great American tradition originated by the John Philip Sousa Band to entertain audiences with a wide variety of music. Featuring crowd-pleasing show tunes, popular standards, marches, light classical and wind ensemble music, the Southern Dutchess Concert Band consists of more than 50 woodwind, brass and percussion musicians from southern Dutchess County and surrounding areas. The Southern Dutchess Concert Band is co-conducted by John Knight, retired band director at Hyde Park schools, and Nick Sowul, band director at Dover High School. The bandmaster of Southern Dutchess Concert Band is Dave Cole, who is also director of The Big Band Sound jazz orchestra.

For this fourth annual “All-American” Concert, the Southern Dutchess Concert Band will be performing patriotic tunes, including Irving Berlin’s “God Bless America”, Broadway showstoppers, including a medley from “The Lion King”, Hollywood favorites, including a medley from “Frozen”, selections by famous American composers, including Aaron Copland’s “Appalachian Spring”, popular standards, including Cole Porter’s “Anything Goes”, and, of course, rousing marches, including John Philip Sousa’s “The Stars And Stripes Forever”! Also included will be a tribute to the 75th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor, titled “December 7th, 1941”, and a special salute to American military service members, veterans and their families. Southern Dutchess Concert Band

This concert will be held in the Patterson Recreation Center, which is a wonderful venue for a summertime concert. The concert will be held regardless of the weather, so come and enjoy the amenities of air conditioning, convenient parking and handicapped accessibility. Admission to the concert is Free and refreshments will be available for purchase. The Patterson Recreation Center is located on Front Street in Patterson, just down from the Patterson Train Station. Take Interstate 84 to Exit 18, then take Route 311 north for 2.9 miles and turn right onto Front Street. Or, take Route 55 east to Route 22 south for 2.7 miles, then turn right onto County Route 311 and turn left onto Front Street after the railroad tracks. The Patterson Recreation Center is on the right, a block past the train station.

This concert is sponsored by The Duffle Bag, a family owned and operated business located on Route 311 in Patterson offering military products and services to the entertainment industry and the public for more than 30 years. facebook_event_1123059061122343

For more information about the concert, visit thedufflebaginc.com, email info@thedufflebaginc.com or call 845-878-7106. For more information about Southern Dutchess Concert band, visit facebook.com/southerndutchessconcertband, email dave@thebigbandsound.com or call 845-226-6072.