photos: blake p. schwier
photos: blake p. schwier
A view from above courtesy Garrett Hayes drone.
Listen to Thom Moore play the bagpipes for the #StocktonFest2017 Church Service on August 27, 2017
Lawn chairs and Lawn Blankets welcome.
Check out all the info here – #StocktonFest2017
Approved Parking for Stockton Fest – Aug 26th & 27th.
We invite visitors to bring lawn chairs and lawn blankets.
Here’s what we have so far for the musical lineup for #StocktonFest2017 …
Saturday, August 26
|2||Disney Princesses – Lauren Cho, Michaela Dawe, Leslie Dawe|
|5:30||Gordon Thomas Ward|
Check back soon as we get the lineup finalized.
Anybody who has ever heard bagpipes up close were probably at a funeral. However, there is another side to this instrument that isn’t quite so melancholy. Come listen to this seemingly most unorthodox instrument play for joy. Church organ, bagpipes and you all making a very loud, joyful noise.
Thom Moore is truly professional musician-bagpiper with over 3 decades of experience as a serious solo and pipe band competitor on the Great Highland Bagpipe, with more than 300 trophies and medals — including 43 “piper of the day” championships — on his record in competitions sanctioned by the Eastern United States Pipe Band Association (EUSPBA) and the Pipers and Pipe Band Society of Ontario, Canada (PPBSO). A certified, successful grade 1 solo competitor (grade 5 being the lowest and 1 the highest), and former member of more than a dozen competition-level pipe bands in grades 3 and 2.
A highly sought-after bagpiping instructor for individuals and bands, currently instructing the Camden County (NJ) Emerald Society Pipes & Drums. Also an accomplished public performer, having played multiple times at all of the major Philadelphia-area music and civic venues (Kimmel Center, Academy of Music, Merriam Theater, Union League, Philadelphia Convention Center, Philadelphia City Hall, etc.), a host of pubs and restaurants, as well as the entire 2013 run of performances of the Philadelphia world premiere of the Pulitzer Prize-winning opera “Silent Night” (based on a true World War 1 story) with the Opera Company of Philadelphia. See Thom Moore on YouTube
“I am proud to play this great instrument, and look forward to making your special event truly memorable. One of my heartfelt goals as a highly experienced, well-trained, and certifiably accomplished bagpiper is to educate folks about how truly amazing the bagpipe can sound. This is my essential mission. The bagpipe is surely one of the noblest of all musical instruments, and whenever I play it, I am keenly aware of the great social and cultural Celtic heritage that it represents. I will continue to do my part to represent the instrument appropriately, with dignity and honor, as well as, of course, some good fun.” – Thom Moore
Hal Taylor (Illustrator/Historian/Humorist) will take the stage in Stockton Presbyterian Church’s auditorium on Saturday, August 26 at 4pm for Stockton Fest 2017. He will share from a Jersey boy’s perspective, the 400+ year history of one of America’s most fascinating rivers; from the town that smelled like money, to the City of Brotherly Beer, to a Hessian Colonel’s indiscretion, and far, far beyond. #stocktonfest2017
Beginning on Sunday, July 23 you can pick up your 11 x 14 inch Strathmore 500 Series Mixed Media Boards each and every Sunday from 10:30am until 12:30pm. You, the artist, should put your interpretation of Stockton Fest 2017’s theme – The Stockton Community: Past, Present and Future in any medium on or attached to the board. The boards are perfect for both wet and dry media art. The church is requesting a $5 donation for each board you take. Please bring your posters back to the church between 10:00 and 11:15am on Saturday August 26, 2017. Submissions will be in one of two categories, under 18 years of age and 18 and older. The posters will displayed until 5:00pm. be juried and winners (3 in each age group) will be announced at 2:00pm. With artist’s consent, several posters will be auctioned off at 5:00pm in the auditorium. #stocktonfest2017
Elcho will be singing several of the top Disney Princess Songs to the sound stage, under the Big Tent on Saturday, August 26. Her performance time will be posted soon. Elcho (Lauren Cho) is simply an amazing singer. If you are thinking her music is just for the kids, you would be wrong. Come and enjoy Elcho accompanied by Leslie Dawe. #stocktonfest2017