Having completed its 2017-18 concert season on April 24 with a near capacity crowd, the Delta-Montrose Community Concert Association is now in the midst of its membership drive for its 70th anniversary season which begins next fall. From October 2018 to May 2019, the association will present five outstanding performances by a variety of nationally recognized musical artists: a mixed vocal male/female quartet known as 7th Ave.; a Christmas program by baritone, Leon Williams; The Jersey Tenors (a male quartet); world-renowned classical pianist, Frederic Chiu; and Sons of Serendip, a talented quartet of musicians (tenor, harp, cello and keyboard). Each offers an evening of exceptional live entertainment. The association's board seeks to offer diversity in the types of music presented in an effort to appeal to the variety of tastes among the residents of Delta and Montrose counties.
The association's membership drive for next season began at the April 24 concert which featured the Guthrie brothers' "Scarborough Fair" tribute to Simon and Garfunkel. An enthusiastic audience experienced a truly enjoyable evening. Those attending also received brochures which described the concerts for next season and included a form to sign up for the 70th anniversary season next fall. Many have completed and returned their forms either as new members or as renewals.
Those who have not yet sent in their membership form are encouraged to do so soon. If you want to know more about the 70th anniversary season, you can go online at the DMCCA website: www.deltamontroseconcerts.com which provides information about each concert. There, under the heading "Membership," you can also print out a membership form to use in signing up for next season. Or, if you wish, you may obtain a brochure at the Delta Area Chamber of Commerce or from any association director, including the secretary, Bob Brown, at 835-4480. The brochure describes each concert and includes a membership form for you to fill out and send in to order your season tickets.
The cost of a season ticket is: adult, $45; student, $15; and family, $95. A family is defined as three or more members of a household all living in the same home. Single gate admission is $20 for an adult and $5 for a student. So a season ticket is by far the best value in terms of cost (only $9 per concert for an adult) plus it entitles the holder to attend community concerts in other venues: Grand Junction, Glenwood Springs, Craig and Cortez without additional charge, so long as seating is available at those locations.
Don't miss this opportunity to become a member of the Delta-Montrose Community Concert Association and encourage your friends to sign up as well -- maybe you can attend together for enjoyable evenings of delightful entertainment.
A collaborative effort between the Delta County Sheriff's Office and municipal law enforcement agencies throughout Delta County has resulted in a proposal for a 1 percent sales tax increase to fund public safety. A PowerPoint presentation titled "Back the Badge" is starting to make the rounds at city/town council meetings, service club luncheons and other events.