Jet City Brass headlines library birthday party
Come celebrate the Woodinville Library's third birthday with cake, cookies, and a free family concert by the Jet City Brass, a local brass quintet, at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb.11, at the library.
The concert features Robin Miller on French horn, Everett Nelson on trumpet, Jack Prindle and Rob Shuster on tuba, and Larry Wright on euphonium, a half-size or "tenor" tuba.
The quintet began playing together 18 months ago and enjoy playing American music from the 1920's on, Wright said, among its typical repertoire of marches, rags, and big band music.
Library concertgoers can expect to hear "Strike Up the Band" by Gershwin, the "Pink Panther" theme, "Ain't Misbehavin," and selections from "Showboat," among other offerings.
The concert is the third in the library's 1995-96 "Musical Sunday" concert series. The three 1996 concerts, including upcoming presentations in March and May, are underwritten by Deborah and Dennis DeYoung's Farm & Garden Center, Woodinville. The series is sponsored by the Woodinville Friends of the Library.
The brass band will set a festive atmosphere to celebrate the Woodinville Library's first three years. Since the library opened in February 1993, more than 1.8 million books and other items have been checked out, said Manager Don Julien. The library has presented 750 programs attended by 29,000 people, he said, and more than 1,500 children participate in the library's summer reading clubs every year.
"One of the exciting parts of working with the library here has been the opportunity to help organize community processes," Julien said. "Community organizations are hungry to work on projects that make a difference, and have a desire to work together and to share resources, and the library has been at the heart of that."
"It's exciting to see the community response to the library and its programs," Julien said. "We have a reputation as having a community that wants the services and programs that a library can offer. Programs are targeted to us because it is well-known that we can get attendance, and our support from the Woodinville Friends of the Library has enhanced those programs."
The volunteer group was formed in 1987 to work toward obtaining a library in the Woodinville area. Now members raise funds for library programs, host library activities, plan special events and programs, and contribute toward special services and materials. They maintain the used book rack and hold used book sales, provide holiday decorations, and arrange author visits.
The Friends also have established a fund to buy additional pieces of art for the library, and provided $2,500 of ongoing program support in 1995 alone. For information, call Nancy Stafford at 788-5841 or the library at 788-0733.