GLOBE — The Globe-Miami Community Concert Association celebrates their 65th season with a wonderful line-up of talent that runs the gamut: classical, cowboy songs, Broadway, to calypso. The second group of musicians are “legends of Western music:” the Sons of the Pioneers. “The Sons of the Pioneers are American icons known around the world for their trademark harmonies and haunting lyrics that tell the story of the American West.” – Grand Ole Opry
The Sons of the Pioneers, formed in 1934, is known as the original “singing cowboy” band, instrumental in creating the earlies sounds of western music. Founded by Roy Rogers, Bob Nolan, and Tim Spencer, the band has remained together continuously since then, rotating a total of 46 members over the years. This award-winning legendary band continues to gain fans young and old, playing original favorites like “Cool Water” and “Tumbling Tumbleweeds,” along with gems from the early days. These six accomplished musicians (including Roy Rogers’ son) bring fresh energy to this classic genre, taking audiences time-traveling into the great American West with them.
Tommy Nallie: Trail boss / lead and harmony vocals / guitar
Ken Lattimore: Lead and harmony vocals / fiddle
Dusty Rogers: Lead and harmony vocals
John Fullerton: Lead and harmony vocals / rhythm guitar
Paul Elliott: Fiddle
Chuck Ervin: Harmony vocals / bass
They have accumulated more honors and awards than any other group or performer in Western music, including coveted awards from the Country Music Association, Academy of Country Music, Western Music Association and National Cowboy Hall of Fame.
Today the Sons of the Pioneers are still mesmerizing long-time fans and creating new ones. They continue to play to sell-out crowds and standing ovations. New fans are attracted by the current members’ musical ability and by those songs that haunt you long after the concert with the mystique of the great American West.
All performances will begin at 7 p.m. at High Desert Middle School auditorium.
- Beverly Belles – Monday. Nov. 7, 2019 – USO-style patriotic show reminiscent of the Andrew Sisters.
- Sons of the Pioneers – Tuesday, Dec 3, 2019 – legendary Western group performing old cowboy favorites along with holiday tunes.
- Bank of Harmony – Tuesday, Jan 7, 2020 – nonstop music and comedy from barbershop quartet.
- From Broadway with Love – Thursday, Feb 13, 2020 – vocalist duo sings favorite Broadway showtunes.
- Thomas Pandolfi – Tuesday, March 17, 2020 – piano virtuoso excels in classical, pops, Broadway showtunes, and American composers.
- J.T.’s Island Steel™ – Thursday, April 23, 2020 – ten musicians playing on full range of steel drums bring the calypso music of the Caribbean islands.
Admission to the concerts is by membership only. Two types are offered: full-season or single memberships. Single membership is only available at the night of the performance. The main benefit of the full membership is to attend all the remarkable concerts the Association organizes with you, the Globe-Miami community, in mind. Special discounts for students and for families help make the concerts available to everyone. The membership cost is as follows: Adults - $40; Students - $10; Families - $90; Single Parent Families - $50; single membership - $20.
Memberships are available on the evening of the concert, at the desk at Cobre Valley Regional Medical Center, at the White Porch in Globe, or by mailing in a membership form from the brochure.
You can pick up a brochure which describes the concerts and includes a membership form at several places including both the Globe and Miami Libraries, both the Globe and Miami Senior Centers, the Globe-Miami Chamber of Commerce, the Cobre Valley Center for the Arts, United Jewelers, the Copper Hen, Vida e caffé, the Gila County Historical Museum, the Cobre Valley Regional Medical Center, Cornwell Copper, J. L. Giarde Gallery, and Bullion Plaza.
If you are having trouble finding a brochure, call 928-812-1696 and request that one be mailed to you. Then all you need to do is fill out the membership form, write your check, and mail it in to Box 1222, Claypool, AZ 85532.
Tickets are mailed during the first week in October. Don’t put it off. You will want to have your tickets and be ready to get a good seat at every concert – especially the virtuoso Thomas Pandolfi.
If still unconvinced about what a great deal this is, there are even more benefits to membership. All out of town guests are welcomed to the concerts free of charge when they are accompanied by a member.
Also, there is reciprocity with Associations in Arizona, New Mexico and Colorado and this entitles members to attend those concerts free of charge.
That $40 membership goes a long way! Come enjoy the music, meet the performers, and mingle with your friends and neighbors
It’s a great family activity! You won’t be sorry!