City of Derby

Cultural Commission

35 Fifth Street, Derby, CT 06418, (203) 736-1450

Randy Ritter, Chairman

Jennifer Barriga, Secretary

Linda LaRue

Heidi Madura

April Pruzinsky

Frances Tracz


April 22, 2002

Dear Sir or Madame,


Summer is fast approaching, as are the annual free Summer Concert Series and Olde Derby Day events on the Derby Green. The annual ten-concert series has become a favorite event for the Valley as it gives the community a chance to get together and enjoy the sights and sounds of a variety of music at the gazebo on the historic Derby Green. Olde Derby Day on June 30 will feature more than 40 craft and food vendors and last year's event brought more than 5000 people to downtown Derby.


In order for us to provide such a diverse and high quality schedule of performers like Johnny Maestro and The Brooklyn Bridge on Olde Derby Day, we rely on financial support from individuals, organizations and businesses in the form of concert co-sponsorships.  We thank those of you who co-sponsored a performance in 2001.


We would like to offer you the opportunity to participate as a co-sponsor of a concert this year in honor of your organization or business or perhaps in memory of a particular individual. A certificate of appreciation will be presented on the night of the co-sponsored concert and the co-sponsorship will be advertised in promotional material.


The minimum co-sponsorship fee is $250 for a single concert. Please enclose a check to the Derby Cultural Commission along with the enclosed co-sponsorship form prior to May 28, 2002. Please call 736-1450 with any questions.


Thank you in advance for supporting cultural activities in Derby.



Randy Ritter, Derby Cultural Commission Chairman

Derby Cultural Commission 2002 Summer Concert Series and Olde Derby Day

Co-Sponsorship Form


Type of co-sponsorship (check one)


___ Business                 ___Organization                    ___Individual


Name of Co-Sponsoring business, organization or individual:



Contact name:_____________________________ 

Phone: __________________


__ Co-Sponsoring in honor of ______________________________

__ Co-Sponsoring in memory of _____________________________

Amount of Co-sponsorship: $_____________

Interested in co-sponsoring the following (prioritize first, second and third preferences)

Date                    Band                                                                     Music Type

__ June 25          Flashback                                                            50's

__ July 2              Double Eagle                                                      Bluegrass

__ July 9              Frank Porto                                                         Big Band

__ July 16           Dr. Yaya's Dirty Rice Review                             New Orlean's Jazz

__ July 23           East Brown Street Horns                                   70's

__ July 30           Back in Time                                                       50's

__ August 6        All-Star Dynomite Disco Review                       Disco

__ August 13      Connecticut Songwriters                                    Modern Acoustic

__ August 20      Marty Swiatek & RBO                                         Polka

__ August 27      Vinnie Carr Party Band                                       Big Band


Olde Derby Day

__ June 29                   US Airforce New Horizon Band                         Rock

__ June 30                   The Tornados                                                     50's

__ June 30                   Johnny Maestro and the Brooklyn Bridge         50's


Mail with payment by May 28, 2002 to

The Derby Cultural Commission
Derby City Hall
35 Fifth St.
Derby, CT 06418

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