Can you believe our 2013 season is almost over? What a great time we had and hope you did, too.
Below is a review of what we did this summer. Look forward to new and return events during the 2014 season. We are already lining up folks for next year!
Thank you so very much to our sponsors below. We could not bring these programs to the public without your financial assistance!
Friday, May 3, 2013 7:30 p.m. "Ladies Night Out" - all woman chorus performs a benefit concert for the Brandon Town Hall renovations. Free will offering.
Saturday, May 4, 2013 7:30 p.m. VT Comedy Club Cabaret Benefit Event - Tickets $10. Available for purchase at Carr's Florist & Gifts or at the door.
Friday, May 10, 2013 7:30 p.m. Middlebury College Community Chorus. Over 60 singers will perform for your listening pleasure. This event is a fundraiser for the Friends of the Brandon Town Hall. Sponsored by Langrock,Sperry & Wool, LLP. Free will offering.
Saturday, May 11, 2013 7:00 p.m. Jeff Rapsis & his Silent Movie Festival performs "Peter Pan" (1924). Sponsored by Maxine & Harmon Thurston. Free will offering.
Friday, May 17, 2013 7:00 p.m. Lyme Disease Informational Meeting & Movie
Friday, May 24, 2013 7:00 - 10:00 p.m. Teen Dance sponsored by Brandon Recreation Department.
Thursday, May 30, 2013 7:00 p.m. Otter Valley Jazz Band and Choral will have their spring concert at the Town Hall. Free Will Offering.
Saturday, June 8, 2013 7:30 p.m. Brim, The River Project. Eve Beglarian kayaked and bicycled the length of the Mississippi River and has translated her findings into musical of sophisticated rusticity. She will be accompanied by violinist Mary Rowell. Sponsored by Friends of the Brandon Town Hall, Lake Sunapee Bank, Kellie Martin & Mark Corbo, and Jim Reynolds and Reynolds Insurance Company. Free Will Offering.
Saturday, June 15, 2013 7:00 p.m. Jeff Rapsis & his Silent Movie Festival performs Classic Short Comedies starring Charlie Chaplin. Sponsored by Nancy & Gary Meffe. Free will offering.
Saturday, June 22, 2013 6:30 p.m. "No Strings Marionettes" performs "Wasabi...A dragons Tale." Tickets $6, children 12 and under - $4. Sponsored by Joan Salkins, Judith & George Reilly, "Barney" and Neshobe PTO. Tickets available at Carr's Florist & Gifts or at the door.
Saturday, June 29, 2013 7:30 p.m. "Mary Rowell and Friends" - A benefit for the Brandon Town Hall. This world famous quartet consists of violinist Mary Rowell, flutist Karen Kevra, violinist Stefanie Taylor, and cellist Frances Rowell. Enjoy an evening of chamber music from Mozart and Beethoven, Canadian Composer Serge Provost and original pieces from the Rowell ladies. Sponsored by the Friends of the Town Hall, Lake Sunapee Bank, Ross Mackie and Kellie Martin & Mark Corbo. Free will offering.
Saturday, July 6, 2013 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Town Hall Open during Brandon's TH of July parade. Stop in for a refreshment, flush toilets and see our transformation.
Saturday, July 6, 2013 3:30 p.m. "The Rivalry" - A staged reading highlighting the famed Lincoln/Douglas debates. The performance will feature former Vermont Governor Jim Douglas. Tickets are $10 each. Children under 12 are free. To purchase tickets contact the Brandon Chamber of Commerce at 802.247.6401 or at www.brandon.org
Saturday, July 13, 2013 7:00 p.m. Jeff Rapsis & his Silent Movie Festival performs "Orphans of the Storm" (1921) D. W. Griffith drama of the French Revolution in honor of Bastille Day. Sponsored by Bethany & Andrew Menkart of Marine Engine.com, Inc. Free will offering.
Wednesday, July 24, 2013 7:00 p.m. Encore Theater "There Be Treasure Buried Here" Tickets are $3.00 each and can be purchased at Carr's Florist and Gifts or at the door. Sponsored by: Bob & Kathy Clark, Naylor & Breen Builders, and Jackie Dutil.
Friday, July 26, 2013 7:30 p.m. Snake Mountain Bluegrass Concert. Back by popular demand. This group continues to entertain folks of all ages. Tickets $8 in advance or $10 at the door. Advance tickets may be purchased at Carr's Florist and Gifts. Sponsored by An Anonymous Donor.
Saturday, July 27, 2013 8 - 10 p.m. LC Jazz and the Friends of the Brandon Town Hall join forces to raise funds for two great causes; - raise money for scholarships for students pursuing music education and to continue the renovation of the Town Hall. Admission is $8.00. LCJazz is a 17-piece Big Band based out of Vergennes. The musicians come from all walks of life and range in ages from high school age to octogenarian. Come listen or dance to the music of this band and vocals by Liz Cleveland and Tony Panella.
Saturday, August 3, 2013 7:00 p.m. Jeff Rapsis & his Silent Movie Festival performs "Sally of the Sawdust" (1925) starring W.C. Fields. This is a heart warming comedy about a lovable disreputable confident man who becomes the unlikely guardian of an orphaned circus waif. Sponsored by Terry & Dottie Kline, Lorraine & Warren Kimble, and Frank & Ettie Spezzano. Free will offering.
Sunday, August 11, 2013, 3:00 p.m. "Mark Twain" - Eric Rotsinger is a relative of Samuel Clemens who brings this historic author and personality to life. Tickets are $5.00 each. Advance tickets may be purchased at Carr's Florist and Gifts. Sponsored by Dotty White.
Wednesday, August 14, 2013, 7:30 p.m. Rescheduled --- Friday, September 6 Director Jay Craven presents his new film Northern Borders. This is part of Craven's 100 town tour of northern New England this summer. The movie takes place in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont and is a humorous and sometimes startling coming-of-age story. Tickets are: $12 for adults, $6 for student under 18. $10 for seniors 65 and older, and a special family four-pack (2 adults and 2 children under 18) for $25. Tickets may be purchased at the door.
Sunday, August 18, 2013 3:00 p.m. "Magical Comedy Show" - Tom Joyce brings his wit and magical talents to the Hall for an one-hour show for children of all ages. Tickets are $3.00 each and may be purchased at Carr's Florist and Gifts or at the door. Sponsored by The Vermont Country Store.
Friday, August 30, 2013 7:00 p.m. "Forks Over Knives" The film also provides an overview of the 20-year China-Cornell-Oxford Project that led to Professor Campbell's findings, outlined in his book, The China Study (2005) in which he suggests that coronary disease, diabetes, obesity, and cancer can be linked to the Western diet of processed and animal-based foods (including all dairy products).
Friday, September 6, 2013 7:30 p.m. Director Jay Craven presents his new film Northern Borders. This is part of Craven's 100 town tour of northern New England this summer. The movie takes place in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont and is a humorous and sometimes startling coming-of-age story. Tickets are: $12 for adults, $6 for student under 18. $10 for seniors 65 and older, and a special family four-pack (2 adults and 2 children under 18) for $25. Tickets may be purchased at the door. ***Adults and Seniors -- tickets are $10 if purchased in advance at Carr's Florist & Gifts.
Saturday, September 14, 2013 7:00 p.m. Jeff Rapsis & his Silent Movie Festival performs "Dr. Jack" (1922) starring Harold Lloyd and "Seven Chances," a comedy starring Buster Keaton. Sponsored by Pam & Steve Douglass. Free will offering.
September 21, 2013 7:30 p.m. Atlantic Crossing Concert. Another fantastic group has accepted our invitation to entertain us again. Enjoy traditional songs and acoustic instrumental music which has deep Celtic roots. Tickets $10. Seniors (55+) & students 17 and under $8. Tickets may be purchased in advance at Carr's Florist and Gifts or at the door. Sponsors are: Bethany & Andrew Menkart of MarineEngine.Com, Inc., Chris Russ, Dolores Funari, and the National Bank of Middlebury.
Friday, September 27, 2013 7:30 p.m. Howard Burnham's Civil War presentation. Newspaper Man, Frank Vizetelly. This program combines historical accuracy with wit and humor to create a painless history lesson. Vizetelly gives an interesting insight into the ambivalent British attitude to the Civil War. Tickets are $5 each and may be purchased at Carr's Florist and Gifts or at the door. Sponsored by Sally Wood in Memory of Bob Wood, Kathie & Bill Dick, Holden Financial Services, Inc. and Lois & Joe Acinapura.
Saturday, October 5, 2013 - Private Function - Wedding Reception for Maria Burke and Lynn Steyaart -- congratulations from the Friends!
Saturday, October 19, 2013 7:00 p.m. Jeff Rapsis & his Silent Movie Festival performs "Nosferatu" (1921) original adaptation of Bram Stoker's "Dracula" Sponsored by Heritage Family Credit Union. Free will offering.
Thursday, October 31, 2013 Neshobe School Halloween Parade & group picture on the steps of the Town Hall
Thursday, December 5, 2013 4:00 - 8:00 p.m.. Moonlight Madness (upstairs and downstairs)
Wednesday, December 18, 2013 4:00 - 8:00 p.m.. Moonlight Madness (downstairs only)
Check back regularly for updates on scheduled events.
For more information on events please check our Events page.