Sauk Valley Arts & Culture Commission
Site Sponsored by Cathy L. James
About the Sponsor
Cathy L. James (Cat)
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I started playing accordion at the age
of 7 when a door to door  music
teacher - salesman knocked on my
parents door.

As a child, I spent a lot of time with
my grandmother who played 78
records from the Big Band Era and
whom I would sit with and watch the
Lawrence Welk show.

When it was time to pick up an
instrument in 5th grade, I picked the
clarinet because I loved hearing and
watching Pete Fountain. From that
day on, music has been my life.

I have performed all around the
Sauk Valley Area.

Experiences
Mount Morris Cable Band
Dixon Municipal Band
Sterling Municipal Band
Oregon City Band
Lance Carter Jazz Orchestra
Rock River Jazz Band
SVCC Concert Band
SVCC Jazz Band
SVCC Orchestra
Class Act Big Band II
Ain't Misbehavin' Combo
Saxophonic Sounds
Prime Time West
Shananigans
Johnny Kaye Orchestra
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Concert Band
Jazz Band
Dixieland
Pit Orchestras
Freelance Musician

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Contact me at
Cat James
If you would be interested in having you name placed on a SUB LIST
for area municipal bands or other music opportunities which may
arise, click on my name below and it will take you to a site where
you can fill out and submit a form. There is no guarantee that you
will be called, but it is free and you never know when an opportunity
will present itself
.
Click here to go to site to register your name
and talents on the SUB LIST
Come out tomorrow evening, April 26th at 7pm to hear Ken and Harry
Watters perform with the Sterling Municipal Band. The clinic and
concert are at Centennial Auditorium and commons,located at 1608
4th Ave. Sterling, IL.61081. Admission is FREE! The two brothers are
also doing a clinic at 1pm, that is FREE and open to area musicians.
At 6pm, Heritage Woods of Sterling will Have Pulled Pork
sandwich,chips,a drink, and dessert for $6.00 and Saxophonic Sounds
will be playing for your dining pleasure. This concert will be
phenomenal. You don't want to miss this one! Call 815-499-9426 for
more information.

This is  premium, highly-recommended Concert