Published DateGILFORD — The New Horizons Band of the Lakes Region will be giving a benefit concert on Saturday afternoon, April 20, at 2 p.m. at the Gilford Community Church in support of the Community Wellness Center in Laconia.
Under the spirited direction of Mary Divers, well known music educator, the group will play many familiar numbers from film and stage shows, such as Superman Returns, Mamma Mia, and fun pieces such as The Birth of Rock and Roll and Friends Like Me.
An added attraction will be the performance by the LakeTones, the jazz component of the concert band. These musicians love to play jazz and, under the direction of Lisa Noodergraaf, the ensemble will keep toes tapping as the beat goes on.
The Community Wellness Center, which the New Horizons Band supports enthusiastically, is located at the corner of Union Avenue and Strafford Street in Laconia. The facility provides clients with a medically supervised environment of personnel who monitor the activities of each client.
Jannine Sutcliffe, RN, Supervisor and Maggie Rushbrook, Manager, oversee the facility that has become a mainstay in many lives. Equipment such as treadmills, steppers, recumbent bikes periodically require maintainance and/or replacement, and fundraisers such as this one help to ensure that the equipment is there for all to use.
Admission is by donation. Call the Wellness Center for more information about the event at 527-9355 or call the band director, at 527-2485.