Benefit concert Nov. 20 for DRHS musicians

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DEXTER — The Opus One Big Band will perform a concert to benefit Dexter Regional High Schools’ band and chorus programs, including the spring high school music trip to Williamsburg. The concert will take place on Sunday, Nov. 20 at 6 p.m. in the Ridge View Community School gymnasium. Cider and desserts will be available as well as take-home Thanksgiving pies and desserts.

The Opus One Big band is comprised of professional Maine musicians who support Maine music programs by performing benefit concerts throughout the state. The band has been playing for over 25 years and has performed for church concert series, music booster fundraisers and other charitable events. The band is currently under the direction of Dale Perkins and includes music educators and performers from across the state. The Dexter concert will feature big band and jazz music by artists such as Glenn Miller, John Coltrane, Wes Montgomery and Duke Ellington.

Joining Opus One Big Band for selected numbers will be the Dexter Regional High School Jazz Band under the direction of Ted Nokes, long-time music director in SAD 46. Parents, alumni, community members and music lovers are all heartily encouraged to join in this wonderful, upbeat evening of music.


Photo courtesy of Dexter Regional High School

ALL THAT JAZZ — Ted Nokes, second from left and music Director at Dexter Regional High School, and some of his Jazz Band members tune up for the upcoming Opus One Big Band Concert on Nov. 20. From left are  Matt Meunier, Ted Nokes, McKynzie Allen-King, Kilee Lewis, Harris Millette, Autumn Nickerson, Elise Beaudry and Stephen Thomas.

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