By Naomi Hatch
The annual Silver Creek Performing Arts Association (SCPAA) Guild luncheon was held Aug. 13 to kick off the new season.
A report was given on each vice president and they asked for volunteers for the coming year. If you are interested in volunteering you can contact Guild President Terry Reed.
Envelopes were labeled and stuffed for the annual fundraiser asking residents to become supporters of SCPAA by making a tax-deductible donation. Donations may be sent to P.O. Box 1474, Snowflake, Ariz. 85937.
Eddie Hancock is president of SCPAA, serving with board members Marilee Neff, Marilyn Saline, Norris Baldwin, Mark Ollerton, Terry Reed, Steve Mills and Woodie Peterson.
The mission statement is “to provide the highest quality cultural experience and opportunity to our people at an affordable price.”
The guild is a division of SCPAA, and volunteers spend many hours in organizing, advertising, scheduling and hosting events. Their purpose states that they “will help accomplish the educational purposes stated therein.”
It is important to note the SCPAA is not a fundraising organization; it brings the arts to the community.
The 2013-14 performances will begin on Thursday, Sept. 19, with Pacific Coast Horns, a singing brass quintet, banter, and barbershop group that plays classical arrangements to jazz, ragtime, big band and Broadway. The group is well known for performances at Disneyland and in many other venues worldwide. Pacific Coast Horns will be doing outreach with Snowflake High School band and choir members while here.
On Thursday, Nov. 7, Matt Baker, a comedian juggler, will present his unique combination of stand-up comedy with amazing stunts that will include a lot of audience participation. He is a Guinness Book world record holder as a top-notch professional and has appeared on America’s Got Talent, Last Comic Standing, Fox Sports, CCTC and ESPN, and at the Las Vegas Comedy Festival.
The Duttons will be coming from Branson, Mo., on Wednesday, Jan. 29. The international touring and recording artists play everything from bluegrass to classical in their shows. They feature a variety of instruments such as violin, guitar, bass, viola, banjo, mandolin, keyboard, harmonica and drums. They have been recognized in national fiddling contests, as studio musicians, and have garnered praise and awards in classical violin competitions. The Duttons have their own theaters in Branson and Mesa.
Brigham Young University performers are always a highlight of the season. On Saturday, March 1, the BYU Folk Dance Ensemble will perform American Appalachian clogging, Scottish highland song and the Indian Dance. They incorporate dance and music from Eastern and Western Europe, the Middle East, Asia and North America into a showcase unlike anything audiences have ever seen.
On Friday and Saturday, April 25 and 26, patrons will enjoy an evening of amazing local talent as Canyon Creek Performing Arts presents music, dance and songs from Broadway. Canyon Creek is based in Snowflake under the direction of Julie Moore.
All performances are held at 7 p.m. at the Snowflake High School Auditorium.
Season tickets are $20 for each or $45 for all family members living in the home. Season tickets are also good for any St. Johns Performing Arts performances, and can be purchased from guild members, Shevell’s or at the door. This year season ticket holders are asked to be at the auditorium at 6:30 p.m.
Visit SCPAA on Facebook at SilverCreekPerformingArtsAssociation.
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By Naomi Hatch