As many of you know, our band, Connections has done some incredible shows for some incredible causes over the past five years. We’ve played for thousands of people, and raised more than $135, 000 for the two worthy causes of “Imagine No Malaria”(a) and UMCOR. In ways that defy our wildest imaginations, we’ve been successful beyond anything we could have predicted.
This Monday, we’ll do a show unlike any other, but for an equally good and special cause.
As some of you may or may not know, Ann Michele King, the daughter of our band’s musical director, Rusty, has been fighting hard against a very persistent cancer for now almost seven years.
Monday night, Connections will be doing a show to benefit Ann Michele and the King Family.
Seven years of treatments –at multiple hospitals and states– have really taken a toll on the family’s finances. And there are more major expenses on the way. And so, we’re breaking what has been our hard-and-fast rule to do shows that only benefit those two causes. We’ve been asked numerous times to benefit other causes in the past, and we’ve always turned those down (and probably still would…). We even considered doing a show for Ann Michele in the past. But the timing didn’t seem right.
But this time, the other founding members of Connections said “yes” without hesitation, and so did the rest of the band.
And so, here goes….
Click here for the official show poster.
For those on Facebook, you can find an event page here.
Rusty will be playing with us (can you imagine him not?!). We’ll do songs from:
Earth Wind and Fire
And many others…
We’ve taken the best songs you’ve heard us do in other shows, and put them together in this one show for this one special night. You won’t want to miss it.
Even if you don’t know Ann Michele, even if you’ve never seen Connections before, it would be a wonderful thing to have you with us, to help us support Rusty, and the whole family. We all love Rusty like a brother, and the whole family means the world to us. We would do anything for them. One thing we can do is sing.
And, it will be a great night of music, featuring songs you’ll want to sing along with.
Much thanks to Mark Vowell, and all the great folks at Spring Valley…to Clayton Oliphant and all the great folks at FUMCR…and to Todd Harris and all the great folks at Allen. Many many people are coming together to make this show a reality, and it’s lovely to see.
Hope to see you there.
(a)our first few years, the beneficiary was “Nothing But Nets,” but both are companions in the same cause to eliminate malaria from Africa…