IRON RIVER—The Iron County Musicians Club will present its first spring concert Sunday, April 15, at the Windsor Center here.
The show begins at 6 p.m. and will run for approximately two hours, said a spokesperson. There is no admission fee.
“It promises to be an evening of fun for the whole family.”
The original group was formed in the 1920s under the name, Iron County Musicians’ Union No. 523.
Members of the group included the Iron County Band (aka the Caspian Band) and smaller combo bands that performed at different gigs.
“In the beginning, players were paid union scale,” said a spokesperson.
“They had to pay union dues to perform. Some members have been performing for many years and are still playing with the group today.”
The current Iron County Musicians Club is made up of the Iron County Band, the Judge and Jury, Old Friends, Crossroad, Guess Who? and Two for the Road.
The club also includes James Dettlaff (piano soloist/composer) and Dennis Phillips (guitar and voice soloist/songwriter).
The Iron County Band performs concerts at museums, special events and parades. The smaller combo bands and the soloists perform for nursing homes, apartment complexes, dances, fairs and many other community events.
“We are lucky to have such devoted, skilled, talented musicians and singers who provide this service to our area.”
This concert will feature performances by the Iron County Band, under the direction of Dawn Holt, and smaller combo groups.
The concert will feature an impressive variety of instrumental music and vocals, said the spokesperson.
Anyone interested in joining the Iron County Musicians Club, or wanting more information is asked to contact Shirley DeRoche, entertainment coordinator, at 265-2426.
“We are always looking for new members.”
The Iron County Musicians Club urges the community to mark their calendars for this special evening of family fun.
“Let us entertain you, and we’ll have a real good time.”