LACONIA — The fourth annual Music For Life Concert, a collaboration between the New Horizons Bands of the Lakes Region and that of the Portsmouth Music and Arts Center, will take place on Saturday, March 22, in the Laconia Middle School Multi-Purpose Room at 6 p.m.
Each band will play selections individually, as well as jointly. Also performing with the same format will be the Brewery Lane Big Band and the LakeTones Jazz Band, featuring trombone soloist, David Bresnahan, during the joint performance. Bresnahan is an award-winning music educator who also plays trombone with the Freese Brothers Orchestra in Concord.
Portsmouth saxophonist, Russ Grazier Jr. will conduct the New Horizons Band of the Portsmouth Music and Arts Center, as well as the Brewery Lane Big Band. Music instructor and band founder, Mary Divers, will conduct the New Horizons Band of the Lakes Region, and woodwinds specialist Lisa Noordergraaf will lead the LakeTones Jazz Band.
The program will consist of a wide variety of musical genres including The Beatles, various songs taken from Broadway musicals, toe-tapping marches, and classical selections.
Organizers are grateful to Meredith Bank and Trust for its generous donation to help fund the concert. A free-will offering will be taken to also help offset costs. The New Horizons Band of the Lakes Region, with the belief that music is for life, is open to musicians of all levels and those wishing to learn an instrument. Band rehearsals are Tuesday evenings from 7-8:30 p.m. and Saturday afternoons from 1:30-3 p.m. with Jazz Band to follow.