David and Betty Husung enjoy the outdoor concert by 78 RPM at Pinehurst. Submitted photo

Pinehurst – part of Episcopal SeniorLife Communities – hosted the legendary 78 RPM Big Band on Monday, July 24. Although the weather was questionable, the rain held off, allowing residents and guests to enjoy a wonderful evening. Toes were tapping, and hands were clapping, as many residents and guests enjoyed singing along to the familiar tunes, while others dusted off their dancin’ shoes!

“It is wonderful to see how music brings joy to our residents, families and friends – you can see it in their smiles,” said Deanna Farrell, Pinehurst Activity Coordinator. The concert is an annual event at Pinehurst every summer.

The 78RPM band is based out of Dansville, NY and started as the Happy Wanderers in 1973 under the sponsorship of the Jackson Hose Fire Company. Over the past forty years, the band has morphed into a solid big band, performing many musical styles. 78 RPM features numerous vocal numbers, great soloists, catchy dance tunes and a dedication to a craft of the jazz orchestra. While based primarily in the classic style of big band music, the group demonstrates their diversity by performing more modern arrangements, as well as popular tunes and original compositions.

Founded in 1868 through the generosity of the local Episcopal community, the original Episcopal Church Home has grown to provide a full range of highly regarded, not-for-profit, residential service for seniors known as Episcopal SeniorLife Communities. Our communities include: The Episcopal Church Home, The Center for Rehabilitation, River Edge Manor, Brentland Woods, Rockwood Center, Seabury Woods, Beatrice Place, Valley Manor and Pinehurst.

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