The Fulton Music Association’s 15th annual Celebration of Community Music featuring the Fulton Community Band and a variety of local talent will be presented Saturday, May 19 at 7 p.m. at the G. Ray Bodley High School Auditorium.
The winners of the 2012 FMA senior music awards will also be announced and each recipient will perform at the event.
The concert will feature performances by the Cortini Brothers Jazz Experience, The Classic Touch barbershop quartet, the Holy Family/St. Michaels choir under the direction of Dolores Walrath; the Fulton Community Band under the direction of Carol Fox, and the Hamer Sing-Along group.
With Arts Fest just a few weeks away, the CNY Arts Center announced a call for local talent to compete for prizes June 9 at Fulton’s War Memorial Community Center.
With professional performing artists as judges, prizes will be awarded in three categories according to age: under 12, 12-20 and 20 and older.
“Arts Fest is meant to be a celebration of all the arts we represent as an organization. We see this portion of the event for the performing arts and hope to draw talent in multiple categories whether it is dance, vocals, musicians or bands, or even drama, storytelling or stand-up comedy,” said Nancy Fox, president of the organization. “We want to encourage everyone from the youngest to the oldest to come and share your family-friendly talent, whatever it is. We know the region has many wonderful performing artists. This is an opportunity to appear before an audience and receive helpful feedback from our judges.”
The Scriba Bicentennial Celebration June 16 and 17 will feature an exhibition of vintage quilts associated with the Town of Scriba.
Among the early entries are an autograph quilt made in 1895 by the women associated with the men who fought in the Civil War – the Grand Army of the Republic (G.A.R.), and a quilt owned by the Coon family.
The committee is looking for more quilts or quilt related items to include in the display.