Volunteer at BCAH Events
The Broomfield Council on the Arts and Humanities
is gearing up for its planning phase of the BCAH's Benefit Event that will be held in February at the Broomfield Auditorium. BCAH is always looking for community members who are interested in lending their skills to help with the planning, marketing, organizing and executing of BCAH's many events,
like the benefit event and Broomfield Days. If you would like to volunteer with BCAH, please attend the upcoming board of directors meeting on September 15 at the Brunner Farmhouse in Broomfeld. You can also contact the office by calling 303-460-6800 or sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We would love to have you join us!
Announcement of the Broomfield Days Poster Contest Winners
The theme for this year’s Broomfield Days Poster Contest, sponsored by the Broomfield Council on the Arts and Humanities, was based on the Broomfield Days City and County logo theme, “Work, Play, Community, Together.” The winning entry was chosen after a round of blind judging by Broomfield Police Chief Gary Creager and North Metro Fire Department’s Chief Dave Ramos. The 1st and 2nd Place winners were announced at a public reception for the participating artists on July 28 at the Brunner Farmhouse. This year's 1st Place winner was Chris Lancaster's "Together," which will become the official poster for Broomfield Days 2016. The 2nd Place award went to Keri Dillingham's "Hear the Music of Broomfield's Community." Both entries are available for viewing at the Mamie Doud Eisenhower Public Library until August 31.
To order a signed copy of the official poster for Broomfield Days 2016 and support this community contest, please contact BCAH by calling 303-460-6800 or send an email to email@example.com. Posters will also be available for sale and pickup at BCAH’s Broomfield Days booth on September 17 at which time you can meet the winning artist. See you there!
Sherill Bunetta (BCAH) and Chris Lancaster
Summer Sundays began on June 12, 2016, and welcomed many families and residents of Broomfield and surrounding areas. Preliminary estimates have the attendance count at over 350 people visiting the first two events! Children enjoyed winning prizes at the carnival games, hopping in the bouncy house and having their faces painted with hugging their new balloon animals. Watching the children run and play was a joy for the parents and BCAH alike. If you missed June and July's Summer Sundays events, be sure to mark your calendar for the upcoming Summer Sundays event on August 14 featuring the Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra. See you there!
Chief Creager with Chris Lancaster and Keri Dillingham
A swinging event for a good cause
By Terri Chance
For the Broomfield Enterprise
POSTED: 02/02/2017 03:59:02 PM MST
"Doing something good for the community, while enjoying the swinging sounds of the 40s era big bands will go hand-in-hand next week at the Broomfield Auditorium.
The second annual fundraiser for the Broomfield Council on the Arts and Humanities is combining a live concert from the golden era of swing with popcorn, beer and a silent auction - all in the name of doing something great for Broomfield. It doesn't get much better than that. Like the first fundraiser held at this time last year, this year's program will feature well-known local artist, Lannie Garrett, who will entertain the audience with songs from Benny Goodman, Count Basie and Duke Ellington.
Garrett labels her show, "Benny, Basie and Beyond" fondly calling these great musicians of days gone by the "kings
of swing." But her concert is more than just about the singing. "I will be backed by a fabulous band of musicians
who will have the audience's feet tapping. I promise," she said. The funds raised from this concert will go to the
general operations of the BCAH, a non-profit organization that has been supporting and promoting the arts in the
community for more than 40 years. "The city of Broomfield generously provides office space for BCAH at the
Brunner Farmhouse, but BCAH relies on support of the community to continue its mission to ensure that the arts
are present and accessible in the Broomfield community, " said Sherill Bunetta, co-president and treasurer of
The evening will not only be filled with music, but the BCAH is also bringing one of Broomfield's breweries,
Wonderland Brewing, to the lobby of the Broomfield Auditorium for craft beer tasting, along with a trail mix and
popcorn bar from The Dessert Stand. A silent auction is also being held in the Auditorium lobby. "Many businesses
and arts groups have been kind enough to donate items to be auctioned off at the benefit," said Keri Dillingham,
office manager of BCAH. Items will be grouped in baskets and will include things like event tickets, season concert
passes, bottles of wine, CDs, candies, holiday-themed decorations and gift certificates. "There will also be a
commemorative basket given as a prize to the winner of the game 'Grins & Frowns' that will be played prior to Lannie
and her After Midnight band's performance," Dillingham said. It will include venue tickets, gift certificates to Buca di
Beppo, Wonderland Brewing, beer glasses, The Dessert Stand items, and CDs from Garrett. The total value,
Dillingham said, is more than $200.
The cost for the evening is a little less for BCAH members. Residents of Broomfield, and even non-residents, are encouraged to become members by donating an individual or household membership fee of $25, or a business donation of $50 annually. "Discounted tickets to select events are one of the benefits of being a member of BCAH," Dillingham said, "along with receiving a mailed quarterly newsletter covering local community arts and cultural events."
The BCAH develops and invests in artistic and cultural experiences for the community, including Little Noon Music and Summer Sundays at the Brunner Farmhouse; the Broomfield Days Poster Contest; ASTER Women's Chamber Choir; the Student Art Show and Broomfield Art Guild; the Broomfield Symphony Orchestra and the Children's Dance Theater. "BCAH offers many opportunities for an individual to experience art, music, dance, theater and cultural programs as a volunteer, participant or attendee," Bunetta said,
Garrett recently sold her nightclub, "Lannie's Clocktower Cabaret" on the 16th Street Mall in Denver, and was just inducted into the Colorado Music Hall of Fame. She said her plan is to "kick back and do some other things." She isn't retiring just yet, and is still performing at private and charity events and a few theaters in Colorado. She performed a Frank Sinatra tribute at the Broomfield Auditorium last year and said it was a lot of fun. Although she's performed all around Colorado and in Europe, she said people are people everywhere.
"I love performing for them, no matter where. It's the reason I wanted to be in show business," Garrett said. "I love connecting with the crowd." She believes the arts are important in every community. "I feel art and creativity are what make us human. Without a creative connection to the world around us, we are simply robots," she said. "Whether we create by painting, landscaping, cooking, or a million other expressions, I believe it is our nature to create." At next week's BCAH event, Garrett said she wants the audience to have fun and enjoy themselves.
"I love it when an audience feels free enough to move and express themselves," she said.
METROPOLITAN JAZZ ORCHESTRA
Spend an evening with Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra for a special tribute to trumpet great Clark Terry at
Dazzle Jazz Club in Denver on October 17th at 7:00pm. MJO will be joined by three of Denver’s finest
trumpet players; Greg Gisbert, Bob Montgomery, and Dr. Walter Barr.
Clark Terry was an American swing and bebop trumpeter and a pioneer of the jazz flugelhorn. Terry was
an incredibly versatile musician who had a deep and lasting influence on the course of jazz. He became a
mentor to generations of jazz players, including Miles Davis, Wynton Marsalis and composer-arranger Quincy
Jones. This jazz trumpet master performed at the White House, Carnegie Hall, and the Lincoln Center.
His music will be presented by the maniacally talented Greg Gisbert who performed and recorded with Clark Terry.
Also appearing on stage will be Bob Montgomery, an internationally recognized jazz artist who has performed with
Sammy Davis Jr., Diana Ross, Tony Bennett, Quincy Jones, Nancy Wilson, and Terry. Dr. Walter Barr is a Professor
Emeritus of Music at the Metropolitan State University of Denver, and has had an impressive career as a conductor,
performer and writer.
The Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra is well known in the Denver area for their diverse and exciting repertoire of big band
jazz. MJO performs the classic sounds of the swing era as well as contemporary cutting edge jazz arrangements.
They also feature two vocalists performing tunes made famous by Frank Sinatra, Michael Buble, Ella Fitzgerald, and
Harry Connick, Jr.
Tickets for this one night only performance are $20 for adults, $15 for students, seniors and military, and $10 for groups
of ten or more. Go to www.mjo-denver.org (dates/calendar page) to reserve tickets. If you have questions about the show
or purchasing tickets please call Scott at (303) 521-8206 or Scott@mjo-denver.org.
Exclusive Interview with Lannie Garrett
With Lannie's eagerly anticipated upcoming special performance at the Broomfield Council on the Arts & Humanities Benefit on February 8 at the Broomfield Auditorium, BCAH decided it is a perfect time for the fans to get to know her a little better (not that Lannie holds anything back from her audience ;-)). Lannie kindly participated in an exclusive interview with BCAH's office manager, Keri Dillingham. And don't forget to buy your tickets to the upcoming show by calling 303-460-6800!
Click here to read the full interviewand let us know what you think by submitting your comment through the "Contact Us" tab at the top of this page.
2016 Student Art Show
The Student Art Show was a spectacular success for its 35th year in Broomfield! The Broomfield Council on the Arts and Humanities and Broomfield Recreation Services is thankful to the artists and show attendees for this amazing event.
The show was open to students in grades K–12 attending Broomfield area schools. It is designed to give students an opportunity to display their work and allow the community a chance to view the quality artwork created by young artists in Broomfield.
Opening night boasted over 500 attendees who "ooohed" and "ahhhed" over the impressive talent of the community's children who created artwork that many adults could not replicate. The event was also grateful for the musical talent of pianists who performed in the Broomfield Piano Festival and played exceptional music as guests enjoyed artwork from over hundreds of entries.
If you are not a member of the Broomfield Council on the Arts and Humanities, your membership helps BCAH to continue its efforts to promote the cultural landscape of Broomfield. Join us or donate $5 today!
The board of directors will meet on August 18 for its monthly public board meeting to discuss the upcoming events anf future direction for BCAH. One main task will be discussing the details of BCAH's Benefit Event scheduled to take place in February of 2017.
In 2016, the event was sold out within a matter of a weeks after announcing the tickets were available for sale. Lannie Garrett and Dr. Kevin Fitzgerald were popular draws for the event and contributed greatly to the overwhelming success of the benefit. Many volunteers came together to organize and execute the night's program, including with ticket sales, ushering, and the silent auction and vendor tables.
While the entertainment line-up for the 2017 BCAH Benefit Event has not been finalized, the board is confident that the community of Broomfield and other surrounding areas will be as pleased with the upcoming event as they were in 2016.
If you would like to become involved with BCAH and participate as a volunteer, please attend the monthly board of directors meetings on the third Thursday of each month (except June, July and December) at the Brunner Farmhouse in Broomfield. You can also contact BCAH by calling 303-460-6800 or sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your continuing support of the arts in Broomfield!
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