Wednesday, September 30, 2009

DVD's of our flood pictures presentation...


We have DVDs of our flood pictures presentation from the Benefit Concert last Sunday. They are available for a donation.
Checks can be made out to 'Silver Creek Flood Relief' with 'Benefit Concert' written on the memo line.
Contact Bud if you're interested.
(716) 934-7734 ... tubamanbud@gmail.com

Monday, September 28, 2009

WKBW-TV coverage of our Benefit Concert (9/27/09)

video

By Sharon Osorio Story Published: Sep 27, 2009 at 11:14 PM EDT Story Updated: Sep 27, 2009 at 11:14 PM EDT

The Dave Golando Big Band, Big Bore Brass and the Silver Creek High School Chorus performed at a concert to benefit flood victims in Silver Creek. The musicians donated their time and talents to thank first responders and the many people who offered their help after Silver Creek and neighboring areas were devastated by floodwaters. Musician Bud Lowery, a Silver Creek resident, organized the event. As the region repairs itself and works its way back to normalcy, the Silver Creek Mayor Kurt G. Lindstrom says one big concern that still remains is clearing debris out the water where Silver Creek and Walnut Creek converge. He's worried that ice jams could become worse this year if the debris remains. So far, the Army Corps of Engineers has said the village will have to hire - and pay - a private company to do the work. Lindstrom continues to look for a solution.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

COME TO THE CONCERT!


TODAY IS THE DAY (9/27/09)...

Come to the Benefit Concert today at 3:00 pm at the Silver Creek Central School Auditorium (1 Dickinson Street in Silver Creek, NY).

Featuring the Dave Golando Big Band, The Sheridan/Cattaraugus Community Choruses with the Silver Creek High School Chorus...and the 16 piece Big Bore Brass Tuba Choir.

Guest speakers include the county executive, the Silver Creek mayor, Gowanda mayor, director of emergency services, Hanover Supervisor and others.

Hundreds of pictures of the flooding in Silver Creek and Gowanda will be shown during the program. A post-concert reception with Chinese Auction follows the concert.

A GREAT CONCERT FOR A GREAT CAUSE!

Friday, September 25, 2009

Are we ready?


The combined 3 choirs sounded great together during Tuesday evening's rehearsal...The 18 piece Dave Golando Big Band is always ready, and The Big Bore Brass Tuba Choir will include 16 'tubas.'

Confirmed guest speakers include The County Executive, mayor of Silver Creek, Mayor of Gowanda, County Emergency Response Director, Hanover Supervisor, and Dr. Robert Heichberger.

Fire equipment from Silver Creek, Gowanda, and Hanover will be parked out front.

The A/V department from Silver Creek Central School has organized a video presentation from hundreds, if not thousands of pictures.

Doug Metzger from Willowcreek Winery has not only printed hundreds of posters...but has printed 500 programs for our concert. AND Judy @ Hae Jude Signs has printed 4 posters for the music groups.

Julie Szumigala and Kathy Keddie have spent hours in preparation for our post-concert reception and Chinese auction. And that includes hundreds of Petri Cookies.

I'm hoping for a FULL HOUSE! We're as ready as we can be!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
PS...My dad from Florida will be there. What pressure!
BUT...it's all for the poor victims of the flooding.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Marie Scaglione...

Marie C. Scaglione, 86, of Dunkirk died Tuesday afternoon (Sept. 22, 2009) at Hamot Medical Center in Erie, Pa.

Marie was a member of our Sheridan/Cattaraugus Community Choir. We all enjoyed having her as a part of our ensemble. She was a wonderful lady and we will miss her greatly. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends.

Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the McGraw-Kowal Funeral Home.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

From The Buffalo News




SILVER CREEK
Concert, other activities to aid flood victims
September 21, 2009, 6:58 AM

SILVER CREEK—A benefit concert for the flood victims of Silver Creek and Gowanda will get under way at 3 p. m. Sunday in Silver Creek Central School auditorium.

The Dave Golando Big Band, Big Bore Brass, Sheridan/Cattaraugus Community Choirs and Silver Creek High School Chorus will perform. Cash or checks will be accepted. Checks can be made out to: “The Silver Creek Flood Relief,” with “Benefit Concert” written on the memo line, sponsors said. All of the donations will go to local flood victims.

Emergency responders also will be honored at the event, and there will be hundreds of pictures of the flooding in Silver Creek and Gowanda shown on a big screen during the program.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Benefit Concert article on Page 1 in The Observer


Benefit concert to raise chorus of support for flood victims
By JOEL CUTHBERT OBSERVER Staff Writer POSTED: September 21, 2009
SILVER CREEK - Soon, our region will ring with the sounds of a community coming together in recovery as area choruses and bands raise their collective voice in a crescendo of support for flood victims.

On Sunday, a benefit concert will be held for flood victims in the villages of Silver Creek and Gowanda, beginning at 3 p.m. in the Silver Creek High School auditorium. Admission to the concert is free, though donations will be gratefully accepted.

Silver Creek Mayor Kurt Lindstrom said the outpouring of support for the village so far has been amazing, adding he's looking forward to the concert.

"It's really been incredible, not just the donations, but where they're coming from, and they're still coming," he said. "... The concert is a really nice thing they're doing."

In the weeks following the Aug. 10 flood, after watching neighbors roll up their sleeves to help one another recover and witnessing the outpouring of support from within the community as well as without, Bud Lowery, director of the Sheridan Community Chorus, was inspired to pitch in the only way he knew how - organizing a benefit concert. Originally planned as a concert hosted by area community choruses, he said the event soon grew to include local bands which wanted to participate and contribute their own particular talents. And just like flood relief efforts up to this point, people will be coming from all over Western New York to play, with one Silver Creek alumnus coming all the way from Baltimore.

Among the groups scheduled to perform next Sunday are a combined choir of the Sheridan and Cattaraugus community choruses, joined by the Silver Creek High School Chorus; Big Bore Brass; and the Dave Golando Big Band.

"The whole thing started as I was sitting for 16 hours without power, feeling sorry for myself, until I found out what everyone else went through," Lowery explained. "... It was just horrible and you felt like you had to do something. I just felt like this was the best way for me to give back."

Lowery couldn't say enough about the cooperative efforts of neighboring residents and communities in spite of the unimaginable trauma they suffered, as well as the compassion and generosity exhibited in the aftermath of the flood. With this in mind, he said the event will focus on the positive aspects of recent weeks - the countless stories of heroics during the storm and the strong sense of community forged in the wake of the flood.

"It's amazing to me to listen to all the stories of people helping each other," Lowery said. "... These people here just rolled up their sleeves and started cleaning."

As a tribute to the perseverance of life after tremendous loss, a slideshow of 400-500 pictures of the flood and subsequent cleanup will be projected on the auditorium walls during the concert.

Expecting a good turnout for the event, Lowery hopes the concert will ultimately have therapeutic as well as financial benefits for area flood victims. It's an opportunity for all residents recovering from the flood to come enjoy free music and take their minds off their troubles, at least for an afternoon.

"Maybe, in a small way, it can be a healing process," he explained. "... They ought to really feel good about themselves and how they've helped each other ... I'm kind of hoping that if we get a good crowd, that everybody will realize what a great area they live in."

Immediately following the concert, a reception and Chinese auction will be held in the high school cafeteria. A number of dignitaries - including Sen. Catharine Young, Chautauqua County Executive Greg Edwards, Chautauqua County Disaster Coordinator Julius Leone, Lindstrom and Gowanda Mayor Richard Klancer - are also expected to be present throughout the event to offer comfort and words of hope to residents in these two flood-ravaged communities.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Benefit Concert (9/27/09)















BENEFIT CONCERT for the flood victims of Silver Creek & Gowanda
Sunday, September 27, 2009 @ 3:00 pm
Silver Creek Central School Auditorium
1 Dickinson Street - Silver Creek, NY 14136

The plans for our Benefit Concert are coming along nicely.

Performing groups will be...The Dave Golando Big Band, The Big Bore Brass and the combined choruses...Silver Creek High school chorus, Sheridan Community Chorus and Cattaraugus Community Chorus.

The special speakers include: Silver Creek mayor Kurt Lindstrom, Gowanda mayor Richard Klancer, Hanover Supervisor Kathy Tampio, Chautauqua County Executive Greg Edwards, County emergency response co ordinator Julius Leone and Dr. Robert Heichberger.

Please invite your friends and neighbors to this 'concert for a cause.'
Cash and/or checks will be accepted the day of the concert.
Checks can be made out to: 'Silver Creek Flood Relief.' [Please write 'Benefit Concert' onto the memo line.]
Checks may be mailed to Silver Creek Flood Relief - P.O. Box 1 - Sheridan, NY 14135
100% of the donations will go directly to local flood victims.

With your help...We can help others.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Chorus rehearsal (9/22/09)...


We will have our one and only chorus rehearsal on Tuesday, September 22 @ 7:00 pm at Silver Creek Central School auditorium.

We will rehearse the 4 pieces we will be performing at the Benefit Concert on Sunday, September 27, 2009 @ 3:00 pm at S.C.C.S. The pieces are:

From our patriotic musical 'Our Flag Was Still There'...
'There She Stands,' I Pledge Allegiance Again,' and 'Stars and Stripes.'

And the Silver Creek High School chorus piece: 'Bridge Over Troubled Waters.'
Copies of 'Bridge Over Troubled Waters' is at my house [11786 Hanover Road in Silver Creek - Town of Hanover] in the chest on the front deck. If you get a chance, stop by and pick up a copy to look it over before the concert.

See you Tuesday night.

Bud

Friday, September 18, 2009

Chorus update...


I have the music: 'Bridge Over Troubled Waters,' which we are going to sing with the Silver Creek High School Chorus at the benefit concert on Sunday, 9/27/09.

We will rehearse it on Tuesday, September 22 @ 7:00 PM during our one and only rehearsal. If you want to pick it up in advance, I will leave copies in the chest on the front deck at our house (11786 Hanover Road - Silver Creek).

We have not yet received the okay to rehearse at the school on 9/22, but please plan on a rehearsal in Silver Creek on Tuesday (9/22).

Reminders...
Please post as many of our 'Benefit Concert' posters as you can.

Invite your friends and neighbors to our 9/27 Benefit Concert. It's a great concert for a great cause.

Please bring a gift basket to be auctioned off at our post-concert reception on 9/27.
And invite others to donate a basket for the auction.

Report time for the participants of the Benefit Concert on 9/27 is 2:00 pm.
Singers should report to the auditorium.
Players should report to the band room.

Thanks to all for your help!
Bud

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Combined Chorus Rehearsal...


We are planning a chorus rehearsal for Tuesday, September 22 @ 7:00 PM.
I don't know where the rehearsal will be yet...but please keep the evening open.
We're trying to get permission to rehearse inside the auditorium at the Silver Creek Central School. I'll let you know.

I have the patriotic books at the house w/practice trax, if you want to call to come by the house to pick up your book.

Sunday, September 27 Concert...
PLACE: Silver Creek Central School Auditorium
REPORT TIME: 2:00 PM
You can enter the side door with the wooden covering over the sidewalk with the sign: 'Home of the Black Knights.'
CONCERT START TIME: 3:00 PM
Attire: white over black (please wear cool, loose fitting clothing in case the auditorium gets warm.)
If you are bringing a gift basket to be auctioned off at the Chinese Auction, you can drop it off in the cafeteria before the concert.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Gift Baskets for Benefit Concert...


We are having a Chinese Auction at the Benefit Concert on Sunday, September 27 during the post-concert reception.

Can you bring a basket to the auction?

Do you know someone who may also like to donate a basket to our cause?

If you cannot attend the concert and would like to donate a basket, please call to make arrangements to drop off your basket.

If you have any questions, please call Bud. (716) 934-7734

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Benefit concert on TV...


The local cable channel: 'Access 12' is planning to tape the 'Benefit Concert' on Sunday, September 27, so it can be shown in the future on local cable channel 12.



Please invite your friends and neighbors to this "concert for a cause."
The concert is Sunday, September 27 @ 3:00 pm at the Silver Creek Central School auditorium (1 Dickinson Street - Silver Creek, NY 14136).

Don't miss this great concert for a great cause.

There will be a Chinese Auction during the post-concert reception in the school cafeteria. Gift baskets will be gratefully accepted on 9/27 for the auction, or arrangements can be made to accept them before the concert date.

100% of donations go to local flood victims.

For further information contact Bud: (716) 934-7734 or tubamanbud@gmail.com

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Community Chorus rehearsal...


We have a chorus rehearsal planned for Tuesday, 9/22/09 to be held tentatively at the Silver Creek Central School Auditorium (1 Dickinson Street - Silver Creek, NY 14136).

This would give us a chance to become accustomed to the acoustics and the logistics of the school/auditorium/stage etc.

The place we rehearse is tentative...if we can't use the auditorium, I would still like to get together to go over the 3 pieces from the "Our Flag Was Still There' cantata. The pieces will be... 'There She Stands,' 'I Pledge Allegiance Again,' and 'Stars and Stripes Forever.' Plus, we'll go over 'Bridge Over Troubled Waters.'

Any questions, just give me a call.

9/27/09 Benefit Concert...


The Benefit Concert for the flood victims of Silver Creek and Gowanda will be Sunday, September 27, 2009 @ 3:00 PM at The Silver Creek Central School Auditorium.
1 Dickinson Street - Silver Creek, NY 14136



The list of dignitaries planning to attend include...

NY State Senator Cathy Young
Chautauqua County Executive Greg Edwards
Silver Creek Mayor Kurt Lindstrum
Gowanda Mayor Richard Klancer
Hanover Supervisor Kathy Tampio
Chautauqua Emergency Services Co-ordinator Julius Leone
Legislator Robert Duff

A post-concert reception with Chinese Auction will be held in the school cafeteria.
For further information contact Bud Lowery (716) 934-7734

'A GREAT CONCERT FOR A GREAT CAUSE'

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Benefit Concert...


We've got some amazing pictures of the flooding in Silver Creek and Gowanda. They were supplied to us by the Gowanda fire department and Chautauqua County emergency responders. They will be projected on screen during the entire 2 hour concert...plus during the post concert reception. We have hundreds of pictures!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

9/27/09 Benefit Concert...




Sunday, September 27 @ 3:00 pm @ Silver Creek Central School Auditorium
(1 Dickinson St. - Silver Creek, NY 14136)


Gift Baskets Accepted for Chinese auction to be held at the post concert reception

Checks can be made out to Silver Creek Flood Relief
(please print 'Benefit Concert' on memo line.)
Checks can be mailed to:
Silver Creek Flood Relief - P.O. Box 1 - Sheridan, NY 14135

Monday, September 7, 2009

Benefit Concert (9/27)...










As part of our 9/27 benefit concert, I have invited the mayors of Silver Creek and Gowanda plus the supervisor of Hanover to be a part of our program. I have also invited a few members from the local organizations involved in disaster relief.

They will describe some of the events of the 8/10/09 flooding and the slow steps toward recovery.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Benefit Concert (9/27/09)...











As part of our 9/27/09 Benefit Concert plans...

We will have some equipment from both Silver Creek and Gowanda fire departments in the school parking lot during the concert.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Benefit concert needs...










I need someone to volunteer to organize the reception following the concert.
There have been a few people who have contacted me volunteering to bring cookies, deserts, drinks, etc...but I need someone to organize all their efforts.

I need help with the Chinese Auction to be held during the reception.
We need someone to help organize our volunteers...maybe someone with experience with Chinese auctions.

HELP...HELP...HELP!

Contact Bud...(716) 934-7734 or tubamanbud@gmail.com

Friday, September 4, 2009

9/27/09 Benefit Concert


I am thrilled that the Silver Creek High School Chorus members will be joining forces with our Sheridan/Cattaraugus Community Chorus. Plus, we will do an additional song: 'Bridge Over Troubled Waters' directed by the high school chorus director Rachel Curtin.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

The posters are done!












The posters for our 9/27/09 benefit concert are in. I have 200 of them and would like volunteers to help post them in public places (stores, malls, restaurants, churches, town halls, schools, etc.).

I'll leave a supply of them at our house (11786 Hanover Road - in between Routes 20 & 39) in a chest on our front deck. Please take as many as you can use.

We need to get the word out! This will be a great concert for a great and worthwhile cause.

Thank you for your help.

9/27/09 Benefit Concert...










The preparations for the upcoming 9/27/09 Benefit concert are coming along.
I am contacting officials from the surrounding areas, officials, emergency responders, businesses...plus we are filling out the roster of musicians: trumpeters, saxophonists, trombonists, guitarists, euphoniumists, tubists, percussionists, keyboardists, guitarists, singers, etc.

We can accept check payments for the flood victims...

Checks can be made out to: 'Silver Creek Flood Relief' with 'Benefit Concert' written on the "memo" line. The surrounding Towns, Villages, Cities have been very helpful.

I could use help with the reception following the benefit concert. If you could help with these efforts, please contact me...Bud 716.934.7734 or tubamanbud@gmail.com