Special to 1831Galion

 A benefit concert for BORN (Bucyrus Outreach and Restoration Network) will be held on Sunday, June 30 at 6:00 p.m. at the pavilion of the First United Church of Christ at 248 Harding Way West in Galion.  The concert will feature the Shawshank Big Band under the direction of Damian Boyd.  The concert is free, but free will donations will be accepted.

BORN is a Christian non-profit with the mission to provide non-sustaining emergency assistance to residents and/or transients in Crawford County who have financial, physical, emotional, educational and/or spiritual needs by networking with churches, agencies and individuals to promote effective and efficient use of community resources.  BORN is a 501c3 organization.

The concert series is part of the music ministry of the First United Church of Christ in Galion.  The church hosts concert featuring the Shawshank Big Band on the last Sunday of every month.  This concert will be the first concert of the year held outside in the pavilion of the church.  Concert goers are asked to bring lawn chair to enjoy this concert.  Free popcorn will be proved the Mission Committee of the church.

The Shawshank Big Band is an organization formed to preserve the music of the Big Band Era.  The band plays many transcriptions of the great songs of the 1930’s, 40’s and early 50’s.  The band is under the direction of Mr. Damian Boyd, a noted area trombonist.  The sixteen piece big band features talented musicians from around north central Ohio.  This June concert will feature many songs made famous by the Count Basie Orchestra.

Concerts are free to the public.  A free will donation is requested.  The donations are split by the band and the named organization.