Free concert starts at 3 p.m. in the I.C. High School gym


IMLAY CITY — The Belle Valley Community Band will host a concert at Imlay City High School on Sunday, Oct. 30 at 3 p.m.

The concert will feature music composed by John Phillip Sousa, Clare Grundman, Karl King and Robert Buckley, John Williams, Robert W. Smith and Randy Newman.

Belle Valley Band spokesperson Art Smith says there will be something for every music lover to enjoy.

As is the tradition, there is no admission fee, although goodwill donations will be graciously accepted.

Funds raised from the Oct. 30 concert will go toward the band’s expenses.

Band members include; Flute: Lydia Bender, Matteus Karwowski and Kim Teal; Clarinet: Olan Dombroske, Lyn Jacob, Jeanine Jones, Gracie Kelly, Tina Nael, Vickie Reintjes, JoAnn Royce and Sharon Wright; Bass Clarinet: Sue Brinker and Debra Burns; French Horn: Diane Boudreau, Leah Haun and Blake Menzing; Saxophone: Andrew Dodge, Scott Dodge, Tyler Kaeding, Clancy Kersten, Kyle Pokropowicz and Tim Spankie; Trumpet: Steve Burns, Bryan Cloutier, Scott Pries, Lindsey Rusk and Michael Swanger; Trombone: Gloria Bublitz, Dave Coon, Duane Emrick and Kevin Lahaie; Cello: Mikann Thompson and Ron Weyersberg; Bassoon: Brad Schmalt; String Bass: Carolyn Hill; Euphonium: Dan Dodge and Art Smith; Tuba: Andy Schmid and Bob Sutton; and Percussion: Deb Barber, Sue Brown, Ann Goss and Julene VanDyke.

For more information about the concert or the Belle Valley Community Band, visit Facebook, or contact Art Smith at

Tom Wearing started at the Tri-City Times in 1989, covering the Village of Capac as a beat reporter. He later served stints as assistant editor and editor. Today, he covers Imlay City and Almont as a staff writer. He enjoys music and plays drums and sings with various musical groups in the Detroit Metropolitan area.