Jazz up your evening with the Docksiders

Owen Byran and Asha Egmont play the trumpet at one of their annual coffee house performances

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Owen Byran and Asha Egmont play the trumpet at one of their annual coffee house performances

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Sick of having boring Wednesday nights? Spice up your life tomorrow night with the Docksiders as they perform at the Shalin Liu in Rockport. The performance is free and doors open at 6:30. The concert will begin at 7pm.

“Every year the Docksiders are given the opportunity to play at one of the best venues in Cape Ann and this year is no different,” said band director Daniel Fleury.

The annual spring concert is the last big performance for the Docksiders this year. It is a culmination concert to show off what all their hard work has accomplished.

They will be performing newer songs such as Sir Duke, The Chicken, Let the Good Times Roll, My Funny Valentine, and L-O-V-E. Classic songs such as Swing Machine, Birdland, and Watermelon Man will also be returning to the set list.

This is also the last major concert for this year’s seniors. Student directors Samantha Cominelli and Owen Brown as well as Nate Young, Cara Burley, Ben St. Cyr, and Steve McGrath will be celebrated and recognized by the band.

“It’s a bittersweet moment,” said senior Nate Young. “I’m happy because it happened and sad because it’s over.”

“I’m sad because it’s the last major concert of the year. It marks the end of the year and the end of my time in the Docksiders,” said Cominelli. “I hope that next year the band keeps up the vibe and still has fun, but keeps its high standards.”

The concert will also star the director of the O’Maley Middle School band, Carlos Menezes. He will be featured in the tune “My Funny Valentine”.

After the Shalin Liu, the Docksiders will still have several minor concerts. On May 13, the Docksiders will be playing at City Hall during the Arts Festival. Also at City Hall, on May 21st the Docksiders have their annual Swing Dance.

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