Kelly Asuka has been a dental assistant for 18 years and has been a theater performer for 25 years. When she saw the musical “Oliver”, as a little girl, with the title role being played by a girl, she knew she wanted to do that too! Kelly was one of the main performers at the Cabaret Dinner Theater and has performed in several other local theater shows throughout the years. Some of her favorite performances include that of Patsy Cline in “Always, Patsy Cline”, Aldonza in “Man of La Mancha”, Grizabella in “Cats” and Sister Hubert in the “Nunsense” musicals. Her favorite roles, by far, are those of wife to husband, Dirk, and Mommy to her beautiful daughter, Zoe. Kelly has made a large number of friends in Western Colorado from her involvement in local theater productions. She has a beautiful voice, a selfless spirit and a personal work ethic that is equal to the best Grand Junction has to offer. Whether she is in the spot light or working behind the scenes, she constantly gives her best to everyone, in “real life” or theater productions.
Stray Grass has specialized in a high-energy interpretation of acoustic music for nearly 9 years. Although played on traditional instruments, the musical stylings of Stray Grass are anything but traditional. Inspired by artists as diverse as Sam Bush, Tim O’Brien, Peter Rowan, Dave Matthews, New Grass Revival, Bob Dylan and Crosby, Stills and Nash, their music has been categorized as “Americana with a New Acoustic Flair”. Whatever you want to call it, the Stray Grass enthusiasm and love of great acoustic music shows in all their performances. Stray Grass consists of Garry Tullio on Mandolin and Vocals, Guy Stephens on Guitar and Vocals and Pete Langford on the Upright Bass.
Joel Brown has been awarded the Sweet Adeline Darlene Guerrie scholarship for vocal music majors at CMU next year. As a student at Central High School, Brown was selected for 4 yeas of Colorado Choral Director’s choir and 2 years of All-State Choir. He has been a member of all the select choirs at CHS and has also participated in 5 plays and 3 musicals. Brown’s goal is to graduate with a music education major and remain in the valley to teach music and will be enrolled in Colorado Mesa University this fall.
T-Bone Express, a small ensemble from the Centennial Band, was formed in 2011 to perform at the band’s summer concerts. They’ve been playing together ever since.
“LATTE”, THE NEWEST GRAND MESA CHORUS QUARTET
Introducing the newest Sweet Adelines Grand Mesa Chorus Quartet….. “LATTE”
GRAND MESA CHORUS WELCOMES RETURNING MEMBERS
Grand Mesa Chorus members were so pleased to see returning members Laura Nielson, Kandice Swartz and Cande Copeland walk into a rehearsal and take their places on the risers…. as though they had never missed a rehearsal! Welcome back !!!
Do you sing? Would you like to improve your vocal and performance skills? Do you miss music in your life?
Grand Mesa Chorus Sweet Adelines International invites all women eighteen years and over to to visit a chorus rehearsal any Tuesday evening 6:30 to 9 PM at the Redlands United Methodist Church, 527 Village Way in Grand Junction.
Chorus members are a wonderful variety of personalities with a wide range of occupations, working, retired, married, single, moms and grandmas.
Hire Grand Mesa Chorus as a full chorus or a small group. You can even hire our fine a cappella quartets. Contact us about a performance for your event. Please call Nola at 858 483. Click on the “HIRE US” tab for examples and more information.