More on music for fun fest

Well our second performers to take the stage at the merigomish funfest on August 17th from 3-7pm is our very own NORTH NOVA's conFUSION
 
conFUSION 
 
Powerful, youthful, and energetic, conFUSION is a complex and versatile eleven-piece band with a distinctively unique style. Firmly positioned somewhere at the crossroads of funk, jazz, and pop, the band's music is an elaborate fusion of both modern and timeless sounds that come together to create something incredible.
 
With four incredibly talented vocalists, a rhythm section that grooves like no other, and an unstoppable horn section, conFUSION is sure to instill its contagious dynamic spirit on all those who listen.
Description
Formed in April 2012 by Brett MacDougall and Katie Krawczyk, the eleven members of conFUSION are all alumni (or current students) of North Nova Education Centre's music program, and have played together for a number of years in various formations and ensembles. All 11 members are former students of the provincially-renowned Nova Scotia Honour Jazz program.
Basic Info
Start DateApril 2012
Genre
Funk, Pop, Jazz, Rock, Fusion, R&B
Members
VOCALS
Jodie Alcorn - Lead/Backup Vocals, Keyboards
Katie Krawczyk - Lead/Backup Vocals
Devon Greene - Lead/Backup Vocals, Flute
 
HORNS
Brett MacDougall - Alto Sax, Flute
Kyle DeCoste - Trumpet
Laycie Sutherland - Tenor Sax, Vocals
Eric Pelton - Trombone
 
RHYTHM
Adam Johnson - Keyboards
Cassie Mann - Bass
Sam Cameron - Guitar
Jesse MacPherson - Drums
Hometown
New Glasgow, NS
General Manager
Brett MacDougall
Current Location
New Glasgow, NS

Wow. What a line up of musical talent for our August 17th funfest....

Chameleon Keith Mullins has been playing music all his life. Raised in Cape Breton, NS where his family played all styles of music from the hits to jazz, from Cape Breton fiddling to country, music runs thick through his blood. Keith is a multiple award winning songwriter with a degree in classical music and has studied with master drummers in West Africa and Cuba. He's toured the world playing with East coasts finest musicians and has worked passionately at the art of music, from creation to performance to production all the while maintaining his focus in the pursuit of forward thinking projects. His album "Localmotive Farm" shares the name with his CSA farm in NS that fed 75 families in 20 weeks this past season. His album " The Wood Buffalo Youth song project" was a collaborative project where he created a CD that the schools could use for fund raising. 
 
Come and join us!

PROJECT MANAGER FOR MARSA PROJECT- Bobby Arbuckle

   

FUNDING HAS BEEN RECEIVED FROM A C O A AND THE MUNICIPALITY OF PICTOU COUNTY TO RENOVATE THE MERIGOMISH SCHOOL HOUSE.

MARSA WILL HIRE AN EXPERIENCED PROJECT MANAGER: $14,000.00 PART TIME.   

TIME FRAME:  FEBRUARY 2013- JANUARY 2014

YOU MUST HAVE THE ABILITY TO COORDINATE MANY TASKS:

ELECTRICAL, PLUMBING, DRY WALL, CARPENTRY, ETC;,   

HAVE GOOD COMMUNICATION SKILLS AND BE ABLE TO WORK WITH,

SUPERVISE AND SCHEDULE PROFESSIONALS AND VOLUNTEERS.

PLEASE SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO THE ATTENTION OF: 

PETE RATCLIFFE, PRESIDENT MARSA  926-2612 

347 ROBERTSON ROAD, EGERTON B0K 1G0 or                                                                                                                                                                                                                           EMAIL: pdratcliffe1@gmail.com       

APPLICATION DUE: FEBRUARY 11th, 2013 5:00pm

THIS POSITION IS OPEN TO ALL CITIZENS OF PICTOU COUNTY,

PREFERENCE WILL BE GIVEN TO RESIDENTS OF DISTRICT ONE.                               

SELECTED CANDIDATES WILL BE INTERVIEWED BY MEMBERS OF THE MARSA EXECUTIVE. 

 

 

 

Merigomish receives funding

MERIGOMISH – In a cold church basement, dozens of people gathered Tuesday to hear some heartwarming news.

Peter MacKay, Minister of National Defence and Regional Minister for Nova Scotia announced Government of Canada support to assist in much-needed renovations to the Merigomish Community Centre.

“Our government is committed to supporting initiatives that lead to economic growth in this region, our province, our country,” said MacKay. “Our government’s investment helps create jobs, growth and supports the prosperity of this community for years to come.”

The $114,854 investment will support a number of much-needed renovations to the former one-room schoolhouse, including improvements to the basement, siding, windows, insulation, roofing and interior finishes, as well as eco-friendly upgrades to the heating, lighting, water and electrical generation systems.

The Merigomish and Area Recreation and Social Association (MARSA) is championing the project.

Peter Radcliffe, president of MARSA, has been with the project since its beginnings in 2007. “We’d hoped to have a multi-purpose building open to the entire community and with this announcement we’ll be doing just that.”  

more... http://www.ngnews.ca/News/Local/2013-01-22/article-3161954/Merigomish-Community-Centre-receives-funding-of-nearly-115000/1

http://www.ngnews.ca/News/Local/2013-01-09/article-3153579/County-approves-grant-toward-Merigomish-hall-renovation/1