Brasslands

Brasslands

Brasslands

AMERICAN SERBIAN CLUB Presents

BRASSLANDS

Saturday, October 18, 2014
5:00 p.m.

South Side Works Cinema Theatre

Reception/Dinner/Dance following at the
American Serbian Club, 2524 Sarah Street, Southside

Movie/Reception/Dinner/Dance Package – $25
Movie only- $15
Post Dinner Dance – $5
Music by Srpski Sinovi Orchestra

Half a million people descend upon the tiny Serbian Village, Guca, for the 50th anniversary of the world’s largest trumpet festival. Brasslands is an 84-minute documentary that chronicles the cultural and musical collisions through the personal journeys of 3 musicians – American, Serbian and Roma – whose lives are bound to Balkan brass music for very different reasons.

You don’t want to miss this special showing guaranteed to have you tapping your feet, dancing in your seat and booking your plane ticket to next year’s festival! You can preview the documentary here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2YG1IseZGkU or visit their website at www.brasslands.com.

Join us! Tickets can be purchased from the following individuals and additional information can be found on the Club’s Facebook Page.
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Linda Jovanovich – 412-215-9256, ljovan@comcast.net
Dushie Mamula – 412-420-7997, dushie1@verizon.net
George Topich – 412.847.0822, georgetopich@verizon.net

Plenty of public parking is available at the South Side Works Parking Garage at the corner of Sidney and 26th streets, just 2 short blocks from the Club.

Extravaganza Debriefing!

Photo by Darcie Lindsay Photoraphy

Photo by Darcie Lindsay Photography

This Sunday, September 28th, stop in at the club on your way home from the TAA Extravanganza Survival party and help us celebrate with our club members who were honored over the weekend and share your favorite weekend highlights!

Pobeda will be playing starting at 6:30 PM until 9:30 PM.

Admission is only $5.00!

Can’t wait to see you there!

September 19th at the American Serbian Club – Sviraj from Steelton, PA

 

Sviraj

The members of Sviraj are life-long friends who grew up together in an ethnically diverse steel town in Pennsylvania. They learned the music of their culture and others through many, many performances, jam sessions and encounters with folk musicians from the ethnic communities in the United States and the Balkans.

Lenny TepsichLenny Tepsich (Celo, Dumbek, Vocals) of Serbian and Croation descent first played tambura with the St. Nicholas Junior Tamburitzans in Steelton in 1970. He played with a variety of tambura groups including the Balkan Brothers and Jorgovan. He’s been featured at balkan music dance camps and international folk festivals around the country. Lenny is also nationally recognized as singer/songwriter and children’s performer Mr. Music®. In addition to motivating kids through music, he is able to share his culture with his young audiences.

Chris RadanovicChris Radanovic (Bass, Vocals) of Serbian descent, has been performing for over 15 years. He holds a Master of Arts degree in Performance from the University of Iowa. He has performed a wide range of genres from classical and musical theater to jazz and popular music. Chris also currently performs with the Central Pennsylvania Symphony Orchestra, the Center Stage Opera Company, and the St. Lawrence Adult Tamburitzans, all located in the Harrisburg, PA area.

Misko FurjanicMike “Misko” Furjanic (Violin, Tamburica, Vocals) of Croatian descent, has been performing for over 25 years. As a child, Mike was taught to play the violin by his mother, who instructed him in several eastern European fiddle styles. Mike is currently the music director of Kolo Grupa “Marian” of Steelton, Pa., and he has performed with Croatian folk ensembles throughout the US, Canada, and Croatia. Mike has played and recorded with groups that perform styles of music ranging from classical to country and folk to rock.

Danilo YanichDanilo Yanich (Bugarija, Accordion, Vocals) of Serbian descent, has performed for over 25 years. He is on the teaching staff of Balkan Music and Dance Camps and past president of the national board of the East European Folklife Center. He holds a Ph.D. in Urban Affairs & Public Policy and has published articles on Balkan politics. He is the director of the Graduate Program at the School of Urban Affairs & Public Policy, University of Delaware .

Your 2014 ASC Executive Board

Thanks to those that attended the Annual members meeting on Friday December 20th 2013. Your 2014 ASC executive board is:

President: Dushie Mamula

First VP: Dane Topich

2nd VP: Mitza Trbovich

Secretary: Dana Krieger

Financial Secretary: Srdjan Males

Treasurer (Dues) – Mark Winowich

Steward: Don Pritchard Jr.

Board Members at large: Steve Capuzzi, Andy Domanovich, Linda Jovanovich

Past President: Guy Defebo

Audit Committee: Darlene Defebo, Lara Trbovich, Paula Winowich

 

2014 Membership Dues

Membership Dues are due by April 30th to maintain a member in good standing status

Regular Members- $15

Social Members- $5

Membership dues notices have been sent. Please mail checks only. It is a better record of payment. Mark Winowich will now be handling dues, if you have any questions please contact him at MLWINOWICH@msn.com

2014 Serbian New Years Dance

May you all dance and be merry while celebrating the ringing in of the New Year. We are ready for you and wish you a safe and joyful evening.

May this be the beginning of a great prosperous and healthy New Year.

The Board of the American Serbian Club