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Midcoast Brass Quintet to perform benefit concert

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Midcoast Brass Quintet

CAMDEN, Maine —  The Midcoast Brass Quintet will perform a benefit concert for the Shields Mission Project of the First Congregational Church of Camden at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 6.

There is no admission fee to attend the concert, and a free-will offering will be taken to benefit the Shields Mission Project.  All concert donations will be matched, up to $500 by generous gifts from two anonymous supporters of the Shields Mission Project.

The one-hour program will include a mix of jazz, blues, and popular songs that were released to the public in the late 1920s and early 1930s, from composers like Fats Waller, Lew Pollack, and Henry Filmore.   To hear samples of music from the Midcoast Brass Quintet, go to:

The Midcoast Brass Quintet features Megan Kennedy on trombone, Doug Kennedy on tuba, Carolyn Kanicki on horn, and Peter Stuart and Bruce Cole on trumpets.

A reception will follow in the Church’s Mayflower Room.  The First Congregational Church of Camden, is located at 55 Elm Street near the center of town and is handicapped accessible.

Established as an outreach ministry of the First Congregational Church of Camden in 2002, the Shields Mission Project provides assistance to individuals and families in Knox County who are in financial crisis. A referral based program, the mission works in concert with social service agencies and seeks to fill in the gap when all other resources have failed.  Over the past eight years the Shields Mission Program has gifted more than $400,000, providing assistance with fuel, electricity, shelter, food, clothing, health care, transportation and educational needs.  The Shields Mission fund brings not only financial relief but hope as people struggle to make ends meet.

For more information about this concert or to learn more about the Church’s Shields Mission Project, please contact the First Congregational Church of Camden, telephone: 236-4821. Free child care will be provided during the concert.