Founders’ Day: 75th Anniversary Celebration
It’s finally here! The fun starts at 6:30 PM tonight!
When: May 5, 2012, starting at 6:30 PM
Where: Pine Cobble School, 163 Gale Road, Williamstown, Massachusetts
What: Great food. Signature cocktails. Swing dancing. Unbelievable live music. Auction. Big fun.
Who: You, of course. Families. Friends. Alumni. Neighbors. All of us.
And the band? Get this: The George Gee Swing Orchestra will be playing the event. The George Gee Swing Orchestra is widely renowned as the “swingin’-est, blowin’-est, hepp-est classic big band in New York City.”
George Gee has headlined the renowned Midsummer Night Swing festival at Lincoln Center, and has played on a double-bill with the Count Basie Orchestra — yes, that Count Basie Orchestra — before a crowd of 15,000 fans. George Gee takes special pride in its ranking as the #1 swing dance band by legendary Savoy dancers like Frankie Manning and Dawn Hampton. The George Gee Swing Orchestra was the first big band to play on MTV; they were spotlighted on Entertainment Tonight, Live With Regis & Kathie Lee; and they performed for 11 million viewers on “Live from Lincoln Center” on PBS Television. When rocker Ozzy Osbourne threw a 50th birthday bash in Beverly Hills, he flew in George Gee and his musicians to perform for the event.
The band will begin the night with some phenomenal swing. As the evening gets later, it will move into Motown, and then contemporary music as well. It’s a night for dancing, to be sure.
Cost: $100 per person, thanks to some incredibly generous underwriters.
And why are we throwing this shindig? Because 75 years ago, Doris and Edgar Flinton founded a school with the vision of fostering in children a deep love of learning, one that held all students to the highest academic and personal standards. And their vision is alive and thriving today. Pine Cobble’s 2012 Founders’ Day will celebrate 75 years of this extraordinary education– and the fact that 75 years later, Pine Cobble School is “in full swing.”