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As part of the music ministry of the First United Church of Christ in Galion, a jazz concert benefiting the Disaster Care Bucket Program will be held on Sunday, April 28 at 6:00 PM at the First United Church of Christ, 248 Harding Way West.

The concert will feature the music of the Shawshank Big Band under the direction of Damian Boyd and is free and open to the public. Donations will be accepted and split between the Mission Committee of the First United Church of Christ  and the band.

The Disaster Bucket Program is an annual drive to provide cleaning supplies for disaster relief in Ohio.  The program aims to fill as many five-gallon buckets with recommended cleaning supplies.  Each bucket has a value of $75.  The Mission Committee of the First United Church of Christ has a goal to fill at least 24 buckets.  Proceeds from this concert should allow the Committee to exceed its goal.  Recent storms in the area have shown the need for these buckets.

The Shawshank Big Band is a part of Mid-Ohio Jazz Orchestra, Inc. a non-profit organization formed to promote and commemorate big band music of the 1930’s, 40’s and early 50’s.  The Band is under the direction of Damian Boyd, a noted area trombonist, band leader and performer.  The Band is comprised of talented musicians from across north central Ohio including members from Wooster, Galion, and suburban Columbus.  This marks the fifth benefit concert played by the band as part of the concert series.

This concert features the music of Duke Ellington and Count Basie as well as selection made famous by Charlie Barnett, Glenn Miller and others. “This is a great opportunity to hear a fine big band and support great local causes,” said Brian Treisch, a member of the band and longtime Galion resident.

Information about this concert can be had by calling the church office at 419-468-4380 or contacting Brian Treisch at 419-566-5326.

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