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Grand Finale Showcase & Historical Dinner Theatre “Near This Spot”
April 25 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Drawn from all the cultures that have contributed to the development of American society, music is one of the most important factors that bind us together as a nation. Join us for the Grand Finale Showcase featuring a jazz concert with Charleston Concert Band Jazz Ensemble who will delight us with America’s musical traditions.
Featured speaker David Reuwer with the South Carolina Battleground Preservation Trust will introduce us to the history and tales of the infamous Swamp Fox followed by ”Near This Spot”, an interactive play featuring a post-Revolutionary evening at Francis and Mary Esther Marion’s home…the year is 1792, ten years after the final guns went silent. Reminisce with Mrs. Marion about her life with Francis, the Swamp Fox, and what it was like to live during the Revolutionary War. Food trucks will be on site for dinner.
*Ticketed Event, $5
Meet Stanley Zuber and the CCB Jazz Ensemble
Stan Zuber believes that music is an important and irreplaceable part of the culture of the world. He loves music of all styles and cannot be without it. Stan has worked at conducting and playing music for sixty plus years. He started playing saxophone at nine years old. Stan studied and played in his school bands for nine years, before going to college for music education as a saxophone major. After college, Stan taught music for thirty-two years, mostly for the Readington Township Schools in NJ. During his teaching career he played with numerous concert bands, jazz bands, and small combos. Since retiring from teaching, Stan continues to play in numerous professional and community concert and jazz bands as well as small combos.
The CCB Jazz Ensemble is the jazz group that is associated with the Charleston Concert Band. We are a group of musicians who want to preserve live performance. The Charleston Concert Band Jazz Ensemble is comprised of members of the community from all walks of life who love to play and to perform for our community. Some are professional musicians, many are teachers, and others are those who desire to continue playing after finishing their formal education. The ensemble plays for varied audiences and community events. Our repertoire includes jazz selections from the Great American songbook.
Meet David Reuwer
David Reuwer serves on the board of the South Carolina Battleground Preservation Trust. He is a founder, with Charles Baxley, of Southern Campaigns of the American Revolution. His car tag reads “Rev War,” and his business card features an image of a 1776 version of the American flag, the Declaration of Independence, and a quote by patriot Gen. Nathanael Greene that states, “We fight, get beat, rise, and fight again.”
When David is not working in his legal profession, he is often writing, reading, or speaking about the American Revolution. Or he is most likely knocking on someone’s door to negotiate the purchase or easement of an actual Revolutionary War battle site. Why? He does not want history to be lost, nor does he desire to see South Carolina only focus attention and education on the “more recent” Civil War.