Free Community Concert Featuring East Woodstock Cornet Band, followed by classic Gene Autry Movie

10/08/2016 - 5:00 pm
Community Room of the Canterbury, CT Town Hall
1 Municipal Drive - Canterbury, CT 06331

Free and open to the public. Bring the kids or grandkids. Bring a friend.

ConcertMovie2Mark your calendar for an evening of old-fashioned fun sponsored by the Canterbury Historical Society. We cordially invite you to this free community concert by the East Woodstock Cornet Band, followed by a large-screen showing of the 1936 Gene Autry film, The Old Corral. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

The concert will be indoors in the community room from 5:00 to 6:30 PM. Open seating; doors open at 4:30. Musical selections will include marches, pop tunes, and medleys from popular musicals. Given that the metal chairs in the community room are not renowned for their comfort, you might want to BYOC—bring your own cushion.

Then at 7:00 o’clock, weather permitting, we’ll move outdoors to show the classic Gene Autry movie, The Old Corral, with a runtime of 55 minutes. How often do you get to see a film of this type on a big screen?  As an interesting aside, see if you can spot the uncredited appearances by a then unknown young man named Roy Rogers.

Bring your own chairs for the outdoor movie.

More about the band
The East Woodstock Cornet Band has a long and notable history, having been founded by a joint Resolution of the Connecticut House of Representatives in 1893. The group has performed throughout northeastern Connecticut and beyond ever since.

The band, with about 25 members ranging from school age to retirees, is directed by Jeff Kelleher. Mr. Kelleher received his Bachelor’s degree from Colby College in Waterville, Maine, and his Master’s in Music Education from UConn. He has directed the band at Brooklyn Middle School since 1996.

For more about the East Woodstock Cornet Band, including a photo gallery and audio recordings you can sample, see

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