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Music on the Porch lineup

GLOVERSVILLE — Four local musical acts will perform on four front porches surrounding Melchior Park at the second annual Music on the Porch. This event, to be held this year on Sunday, Sept. 22, brings people together to enjoy music and socialize while also serving as the largest annual fundraiser for the Gloversville Housing and Neighborhood Improvement Corporation, according to a news release.

Eventgoers can start at any porch to receive a wristband and program, which will direct them to the locations for other porch performances. Each house will offer refreshments and seating for attendees.

Tickets are only $20 and can be purchased at Mohawk Harvest Cooperative Market or online at musicporch.bpt.me.

“This is the perfect event to help showcase and advance our mission of building community and improving quality of life throughout our city. We are grateful for the outpouring of support for this event,” Executive Director Gregory Young said.

Returning for her second year as a performer is Michelle King. King, who is well-known as the singer and guitarist for the band Flame, plays a variety of popular rock, soul and pop material. King’s soulful voice makes an impact on all who hear her perform.

Also returning this year is Our Secret Love Society. The group is a modern rock band formed in the spring of 2016 as a musical collaboration between upstate New York based singer/songwriters Tom Simek and Andi Thatcher. In the summer of 2017, the duo began including fellow local 518 musician/singer Chad Christman, who previously served as the drummer with Permagrin.

Musician and songwriter Aaron Mittler draws his influence from several generations of musicians of varying disciplines. His playlist spans across the genres of Rock & Roll oldies, pop, classic rock, folk, country and modern rock.

Finally, new this year is Flute-Itude, featuring the musician-educator duo of Ann Trojan and Roslyn Zurmuhlen.

Trojan is a lifelong Fulton County resident and 25-year veteran music educator with the Gloversville Enlarged School District. She has played flute/piccolo with both the Johnstown and Gloversville Citizens’ Bands for nearly two decades and served as the musical director at the Glove Theatre for numerous years.

Zurmuhlen graduated from the Cane School of Music in 2014, where she studied flute with Kenneth Andrews, and has been teaching elementary general music, chorus, and band for the Gloversville Enlarged School District since 2016.

Music on the Porch would not be possible without the assistance of media sponsor The Leader-Herald, porch sponsors Correll Contracting and West & Co, music sponsors Jerry & Gail Ryan, Emery Designs, Vincent DeSantis, and Power Sports Insurance Agency. Refreshments will be offered courtesy of Letter Memorial, Glove Cities Rotary, Adirondack Wood Floor CO, Sacanadaga Propane Group, and Stewart’s Shops, stated the release.

The Gloversville Housing and Neighborhood Improvement Corporation is a not-for-profit organization fostering the development of Gloversville as a dynamic city of thriving neighborhoods and providing a variety of housing choices to accommodate a diverse population. The Gloversville Housing & Neighborhood Improvement Corporation accomplishes this by providing essential housing programs to create and maintain decent, safe, affordable housing. It also seeks to collaborate with all members of the community to create vibrant neighborhoods, through programs such as its land bank, tree plantings, and the Fremont Street Community Garden.

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