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2012 Summer Concert Schedule

2012 Summer Concert Schedule
The Windsor Chamber of Commerce and First Town Downtown invite you to summer concerts on the green on Thursday nights on the Windsor town green (Broad Street) from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM sponsored by Windsor businesses.

Make it a special Thursday, listening to great music, enjoying dinner at one of Windsor's quaint restaurants, shopping at the Farmers' Market and Windsor shops. Free. For more information call 860-688-5165. Every Thursday you can also enjoy:
- Farmers Market
- Read on the Green Grass

July 5, 2012

Sponsored by:
First Church Early Learning Center, Homewatch Caregivers, Kibbles-n- stuff

Skyway performs R&B Dance music from the 70's - the 90's. The vocals of Nancy Sousa & Jimmy Monroe allow them to cover a broad spectrum of music from Chaka Khan to Teddy Pendergrass. Whether they're performing at a night club, private party, wedding, or outside event, the audience always has a great time with Skyway!

Tirebiter Band
July 12, 2012

Sponsored by: Connecticut Bank & Trust, Konica Minolta, Kimberly Hall, and J. Morrissey & Company

Connecticut based TIREBITER is a veteran band of thirty years. Two lead vocals and four part harmony provide a dynamic change of vocal emphasis on stage, as well as super harmonies. Diversity of musicianship and playing ability allow TIREBITER to perform songs from an eclectic artist list ranging from the 1960 s to the 2000's. Instruments include keyboards, bass guitar, lead guitar, and drums.

In addition to their success in the Northeast market, which ranges from New England and New York; TIREBITER has appeared before thousands of fans, sharing civic center stages and outdoor concert stages with Orleans, 38 Special, NRBQ, Nancy Sinatra,and Pure Prairie League to name a few.

Glamour Girls
July 19, 2012

Sponsored by: ING

ING will be offering giveaways and raffle items. In addition this year they will have a representative on site for anyone who is interested in learning more about ING products. This is a great time for the Windsor and surrounding communities to learn more about ING and what we have to offer as far as planning a great future no matter how young or old you are. The representative will be there from 6:30 to 7:30.

Performing the most popular dance hits from the 40s through the 90s, The Glamour Girls will turn your party or event into an exciting experience. Fronted by the lovely and talented Ginger, Vanessa and Racquel, this group will keep you dancing all night long.

With a show highlighted by costume changes and eye-catching choreography, The Glamour Girls present a song selection ranging from the swing of the 40s ("Glamour Girls Swing" ) to the early 60s Sock Hop to the Motown/Soul era, to the disco dance hits of the 70s, to the pop/rock chart-toppers of the 80s and 90s. Artists covered include The Andrews Sisters, Diana Ross & The Supremes, Aretha Franklin, Sister Sledge, Gloria Gaynor, Madonna, The B-52s, The Bangles and many more.

Beatles Forever
July 26, 2012

Sponsored by: Windsor Federal Savings

It's incredible that after more than 40 years, the timeless music of the Beatles continues to touch multiple generations of music lovers - which is one of the reasons why Connecticut's premiere Beatles tribute band, "Beatles Forever" is such an attraction. The music of the Beatles appeals to listeners of all ages! Relying on the most dance-oriented selection of classics from the entire Fab Four catalogue, "Beatles Forever" recreates the sound, excitement and energy of the Beatles at any type of event.

"Beatles Forever" features five talented musicians from Greater Hartford, Connecticut. Guitarists Terry Miggins and Dan Leduc , Phil Clapis on keyboards and percussion, Jerry Clapis on bass, and Vinnie Castellano on drums provide the spot on vocals and full instrumentation that captures every nuance of the Beatles' classic hits. Their ability to engage any audience, combined with their note perfect reproductions, will set the atmosphere for fun and bring out the best at any gathering!

Maestro's Men
August 2, 2012

Sponsored by: Town of Windsor Recreation & Leisure Services

The Maestro's Men have been performing together since 1996. They currently have six recording releases. The musicians' unique backgrounds and experience form the heart of the Maestro's Men sound. Their unique sound and arrangements of traditional and original music offer an exciting and entertaining musical variety.

Kick Band
August 9, 2012

Sponsored by: WCC & FTDT Board of Directors

Kick was conceived in 1996 as little more than an excuse for five guys from Connecticut to have fun playing songs they liked at the clubs they'd just be hanging out anyway (and, according to one of the more ambitious entries of their mission statement: "to someday leave a club with more money than (they) went in with.")

Kick was intended to be a side project from their various well-established original bands. And while those bands had built solid reputations, selling tens of thousands of albums and touring the country with some of the biggest names in rock, the virtually overnight success of Kick would ultimately afford them the opportunity to perform for over a million music fans at virtually every major venue in the Northeast.

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Farmington Valley Band
August 16, 2012

Sponsored by: Carmon Funeral Homes and the Carmon Family

The Farmington Valley Band was organized in 1944 by Fred Widen, a long-standing native of Collinsville. In a way, it was an extension of the earlier Collinsville Boys Band, in which Mr. Widen had been a tuba player. Fred Widen was the driving force behind the Canton Historical museum as well, with his extensive collection of Collins related artifacts. His original Sousaphone can be seen there today, along with a re-created bandstand from the old days, worth the trip to see it. In the 1944 band reorganization, Mr. Victor Viering was selected as the band s conductor. Mr. Viering had been a trombonist in the Collinsville Boys Band.

Freedom Trail Gospel Concert
August 23, 2012

Sponsored by: Trinity Christian School & Chamber Insurance Trust

First Church Gallery Choir - The Music Ministry of First Church in Windsor is committed to music that enhances worship, celebrates creation, fosters peace-making, and cries out for justice. Although we are many, our goal is one: to raise a voice of witness to the Realm of God in our midst. A local highlight for us is our annual participation in Windsor's MLK celebrations.

The McMahon Family Choir - The McMahon family has been singing praise and worship music since Ray and Sally (Dad and Mom) met at the Hartt College of Music in West Hartford, CT, in the 1970s. Today they have 10 children, ranging in age from 14 - 30, who enjoy making a joyful noise together. For 22 years, Ray has served as pastor/principal of Praise, Power, & Prayer Temple & Christian School in Windsor.

Archer Memorial Praise Team- The Praise & Worship Ministry of Archer Memorial A.M.E Zion Church is devoted to sharing our gifts of song to celebrate the goodness of God and encourage others to worship God with joy and thanksgiving. The Archer Praise & Worship Ministry's mission is to augment the worship experience by the deliverance of the Gospel of God's word through song. The Praise & Worship ministry is under the leadership of Mr. Christopher Perry, Minister of Music.

Volume Praise Team - We are a body of believers that utilize their gifts, talents and abilities in a concerted effort to meet the needs of God's people through song and worship. To produce communities of love, care, and concern that reflects the nature and culture of the Kingdom.

Mission Statement
The mission of First Town Downtown is to position and promote Windsor Center as a premier New England town center that protects and utilizes its proud heritage as the basis for developing vibrant recreational, economic and cultural activity.

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