The Fountainaires’ 6 p.m. Aug. 23 performance in Harmon Park, St. Paris, is the last event in this year’s Concerts in the Park series, presented by the Champaign County Arts Council. If the weather is favorable, head to the park with lawn chairs. If the weather is not favorable, the concert will be held in the St. Paris United Methodist Church.
The Fountainaires Jazz Band is an outgrowth of the West Central Ohio Community Concert Band. Established in 1995, its volunteer membership is drawn from the Concert Band. The Band’s repertoire is taken from the libraries of Glen Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Count Basie, Frank Sinatra and other greats of the Big Band Era through some of the songs of the ’60s and ’70s. The Fountainaires appear at several concerts and other events in the Logan, Champaign and Union county area throughout the year. The Band is currently under the direction of Myles Bowers.