The Baby Boomers Band helped kick off March is Red Cross Month as they performed a benefit concert on Saturday, March 8, at May Memorial Unitarian Church in Syracuse.
The 2 ½-hour concert raised just over $1,500 for the American Red Cross of Central New York.
The Baby Boomers Band, which has a history of performing benefit concerts to aid non-profit organizations, selected the Red Cross this year to raise funds and awareness of Red Cross programs and services. In addition to disaster relief and blood services, the Red Cross provides health and safety training, assistance to military families, and international services. Concert goers had the opportunity to inquire about volunteering, programs and services offered by the Red Cross during the show’s intermission.
The Baby Boomers Band performed some of the biggest hits from the 60s, 70s and 80s, including songs from the Eagles, Beatles, Mama’s & Papa’s, Billy Joel and Tom Petty.
“We want to thank all of those that came out to listen to us play and support the Red Cross,” band leader Art Bronstein said as The Baby Boomers Band concluded the benefit concert.
The Red Cross would like to extend its appreciation to the band members for their outstanding performance, May Memorial Unitarian Church for use of its facility, and all of those who came out to support the Red Cross. The Red Cross would also like to give special thanks to the Rotary Club of Syracuse, Wegmans, Price Chopper, Sam’s Club and Starbucks for their generous financial and food donations, which helped to make the concert a success.
The Baby Boomers Band’s next concert is from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, April 5, at “Tap Into the MOST” at the Milton J. Rubenstein Museum of Science and Technology in downtown Syracuse. Click here for more information on The Baby Boomers Band.