Classical Tuesdays in Old Town kicks off new season with a bang

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Classical Tuesdays in Old Town’s 14th season begins Saturday, Sept. 8, 4 p.m. with what promises to be a rousing performance by the Clan Gordon Pipe Band regaling the audience with drums and Scottish bagpipes. The show will be held at Old Town Park (2350 N. 30th St., Tacoma) at the finale of the Job Carr Cabin Museum’s Pioneer Days Festival, an end-of-summer bash.

Seating is on the lawn, so bring chairs or blankets. Bring picnics or shop at Old Town eateries for refreshment. The show is free, but donations are appreciated. All ages are welcome.

The Clan Gordon Pipe Band was formed in 1955 when a group of Scottish immigrants and Americans pooled their experience and, with the sponsorship of Clan Gordon, formed the Clan Gordon Pipe Band in Tacoma, now a 501(c)(3) tax exempt nonprofit.

The first Pipe Major was Johnnie Montgomery, father of longtime member Jack Montgomery. Even though Clan Gordon is no longer the band’s sponsor, it retains its original name. The Clan Gordon Pipe Band is successful in its primary purpose: to bring the music of the highland bagpipe to the Pacific Northwest. For information on the Clan Gordon Pipe Band, visit www.cgpb.org.Clan Gordon is now recruiting new pipers and drummers. They have a teaching program for those interested in learning the music. The fee is waived if you stick around and join the band.

Classical Tuesdays operates under the aegis of the Old Town Business & Professional Association. The series runs September-February. For information visit classicaltuesdays.blogspot.com

Classical Tuesdays in Old Town 2018-2019 Season Overview

Sept. 8, 4 p.m., Old Town Park
Clan Gordon Pipers/Finale to Pioneer Days Festival

Oct. 9, 7 p.m., Slavonian Hall
The Choppers/Brass Quintet

Nov. 13, 7 p.m., Slavonian Hall
Korean Music Traditions/Instrumental & Dance

Dec. 11, 7 p.m., Connelly Law Offices
Wine & Song Benefit ($25)

Jan. 8, 2019, 7 p.m., Slavonian Hall
Gretchen Yanover/Electric Cello

Feb. 12, 2019, 7 p.m., Slavonian Hall
Strings Plus/Maria Sampen & Friends

Starting time is Tuesday, 7:00pm, except for the September outdoor concert.

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