Big Band readies for big show

Musicians of the Paris Big Band are (front row, kneeling from left) the band’s founder and director Michael Holden, and trumpet players Jim Cherney from McEwen, Jaime Fairbanks of Paris and Emma Walters from Puryear. In the middle row, (seated, from left) are Michael Lawler, baritone and tenor saxophone player from Camden; Joe Holland, tenor saxophone player from Paris; Ryne Rush, alto saxophone player from Huntingdon; Chuck Haney, alto and soprano saxophone player from Murray; Annias Haney, tenor and alto saxophone player from Trenton; and Dianne Lowery, trumpet player from Henry. In the top row (standing, from left) are Donald Brewer III, guitar player from Paris; David Newbill, bass guitarist from Greenfield; John Massa, piano player from Paris; Donna Darnell, drummer from Paris; and trombone players Mark Coley of Paris, Brad Churchwell of Huntingdon, Keith Darnell of McKenzie, Lucy Presson of Paris and Roger Burke of Paris. Inset on the end is vocalist Susie Newbill. The band will present a free concert at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Krider Performing Arts Center.

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