First United Methodist Church of Allen is proud to announce the return of the Connections Band to Allen on Friday, March 30, 7:00pm, in concert at the new Allen ISD Performing Arts Center.
FUMC Allen began hosting annual Connections Band benefit concerts in Allen two years ago at the Joe Farmer Recreation Center. This year, we are privileged and honored to host the Connections Band, an incredible group of United Methodist ministers and their music-loving friends, for their newest show "SuperHits of the 70s, TWO, at the beautiful Performing Arts Center located at 300 Rivercrest Boulevard in Allen, Texas.
The Connections Band, whose show features a full stage of almost 20 musicians, gave us part one of this series last April and those who attended were hooked. This new show delivers a variety of hits from the decade that gave us some of the most amazing music of all time. You'll rock out to songs by Bob Seeger, Jackson Browne, Electric Light Orchestra, Boz Scaggs, Marvin Gaye, Paul Simon, Bruce Springsteen, Joe Walsh, and Lynyrd Skynyrd, and many more, all in the comfort of Allen’s newest state-of-the art performance hall.
This concert is a milestone for the band’s six-year history. This date commemorates the Connection Band’s fortieth show! And while all of their concerts are FREE, they sing to support causes, such as Imagine No Malaria and the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR). This particular concert is a benefit for disaster relief, with 100 percent of all funds collected going to UMCOR, which provides disaster relief around the world. At the top of our concerns this year is the destruction and devastation caused by spring storm in America in 2011 and 2012.
While your gifts are not required, no offering is too small! Since the band first began performing together on March 31, 2006, they have raised approximately $196,000 for causes, such as Imagine No Malaria and UMCOR, in 39 shows. The band hopes to raise at least $4,000 in donations through this show on March 30 to top the $200,000 mark!
Come be a part of Connections Band history! For more information, contact Rev. Rusty King at 972.727.8261, x123.