Scottville Clown Band releases newest album.
SCOTTVILLE — The Scottville Clown Band has released its 11th recording. “The Clowns of Summer” features a variety of songs that have not been released in previous albums, along with some fan favorites, such as “When the Saints Go Marching In” and “Minnie the Moocher.”
The album is currently available in CD, but a 12-inch vinyl LP will be available in November. The CD is $10 and the vinyl will be $20. It is for sale at Scottville City Hall, 105 N. Main St., and The Book Mark, 201 S. Rath Ave., in Ludington. The album will be for sale at all Clown Band performances as well.
Proceeds of the sales go towards the band’s performing arts education programs, which fund scholarships to middle school and high school summer camp students and also fund grant programs to local schools.
This year, the band provided over $6,000 in scholarships through its Raymond Schulte Memorial Scholarship Program. The majority of the recipients attended Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp and Interlochen Academy of the Arts. The band also recently donated $2,100.47 to the Mason County Central music program through its inaugural Class of ’47 Founders Grant, which will be awarded each year to a public school music program in Mason, Lake, Manistee, and Oceana counties. The band also donated $1,000 to the Baldwin Community Schools music program with the Bud Simms Memorial Grant.
The first Clown Band recording, “1903 to Eternity” was released on 12-inch vinyl in the late 1970s. This latest recording was created at Montague High School Auditorium under the direction of David Buckley.
The Scottville Clown Band is a non-profit 501(c)3 charitable organization.
For more information on the band, visit www.ScottvilleClownBand.com. Cover art includes photographs of the band by Russ Miller and Todd Reed.