Fundraiser for CDCS with the Joy Trio

August 12, 2023 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Desboro Music Hall
316215 Grey Road 40
Joe Klages
(519) 377-2358
Fundraiser for CDCS with the Joy Trio @ Desboro Music Hall
Come support the Music Department at Chesley District Community School with an evening of music.
The Joy Trio
Presenting Classic Songs from
Gershwin to Patsy Cline
With Special Guests: Students from CDCS
Anika Alexander, Olivia Nagle, Grace Heard, Maisie Heard
The Joy Trio formed just over a year ago. It came together rather by a turn of events as
Mike Grace had arranged a session for Susan to learn about jazz voicings with Don
Buchanan. That plan quickly changed when Susan received an invitation to entertain at a
Christmas party. The planned session became a rehearsal instead and they have played
together as a trio ever since.
Susan Joy Dietrich is proud of her roots in the Desboro Community. Her first time on stage
may have been dancing the Irish Jig with cousins in the Desboro Hall during a Fall Fair
Variety concert. Susan enjoys children, anything music and is especially enjoying this new
venture into jazz as she learns to sing classic tunes from the Great American Songbook.
For over 40 years Don Buchanan has been a keyboardist for many groups and
vocalists in the Grey Bruce area. Through this time he has also been a part of
the music ministry at St. Mary’s church in Owen Sound and has contributed
scores and music direction to several OSLT plays and musicals. Vocal
accompaniment is Don’s favourite musical task and he is honoured to play for
Sue in The Joy Trio.
Mike Grace has been a professional musician most of his life. From
playing ranch parties and road houses in Texas to touring the world with his
trio or quartet, Mike has made performing classical and jazz music his
passion. Among Mike’s most treasured moments in education is being
named a Disney-McDonald’s Performing Arts Teacher in 1996 and being
named University of Michigan Musical Society’s Educator Of The Year.
Among the many performers Mike has had the great fortune to perform with
are Dave Brubeck, Dizzy Gillespie, Mel Torme’, Rob McConnell, Roger Williams,
Urbie Green, Billy Taylor, Clark Terry, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Henry Mancini,
Jimmy Forrest, Peter Appleyard, Randy Brecker, Rosemary Clooney, Sonny Stitt.
Sat Aug 12
Doors at 7:00pm
Concert at 7:30pm
Proceeds will go to the Music Department at Chesley District Community School to purchase new instruments 
The Music Department at CDCS has a great need for new instruments as repair costs are high and there is no room in the budget to replace instruments.  

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