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The 234th Army Pop/Rock BandThe next concert in the 2013 Slice of Summer concert series will be the 234th Army Pop/Rock Band on Sunday, July 28.

The third concert in the series staged by the Canby Music Boosters will be Soul Vaccination Aug. 4, and the grand finale will be The Coats a cappella group from Seattle Aug. 11.

Donations from Canby businesses and civic groups are needed to pay for the bands and sound technician. All concerts are free to the public on Sunday evenings from 6-8 p.m. in Wait Park.

For more information, contact Chris Keady, Slice of Summer co-chair, at 503-651-3445 or email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

234th Army Pop/Rock Band Bio

Serving the State of Oregon, our Nation, and local communities since 1919, the Citizen-Soldiers of the 234th Army Band provide music for all occasions with numerous ensembles. The band has performed throughout the northwestern United States, Hawaii, Panama, Australia, Guam, and Papua New Guinea for all branches of the Armed Forces and State Department.

The Canby concert will be performed by Article 15, a select ensemble that features vocals and instruments playing a variety of music including country, swing and rock.

Soul Vaccination Bio

Soul VaccinationSoul Vaccination is one of the hottest funk and soul bands currently performing in the Pacific Northwest. The band infuses the stage with soul standards and has been a fixture on the local scene for more than 16 years, bringing tunes from the likes of Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Earth Wind &Fire and Tower of Power to the stage.

The band’s third CD, “What is Hip?” features legendary Tower of Power guitarist Bruce Conte and was recently given three-and-a-half stars by DownBeat Magazine.

The current 12-piece band features Dave Aston on the Hammond B-3 and keyboards, Max Rees on guitar, Grammy nominated producer John Linn on the bass and Edwin Coleman III on drums. Soulful vocals are handled by Paul Creighton, Mark Wyatt and Regina K. Lewis Livermore and Dave Mills play trumpets, with Ron Regan, Gary Harris and Timothy Bryson on saxophone.

The Coats Bio

The CoatsThe Coats are Kerry Dahlen, Doug Wisness, Jamie Dieviny and Keith Micael Anderson, which started on the street corners of Seattle’s famous Pike Place Market. Singing for tourists, locals fish vendors and fellow buskers, their humble ambitions of earning a few clams to fight off the tuition bills quickly evolved into a full-time international performance career.

They’ve since won national vocal competitions, sang for the President of the United States, and have shared the stage with such musical luminaries as Ronnie Milsap, Trisha Yearwood, Montgomery Gentry, The Beach Boys, Crystal Gayle and more.

They also have a rich history of outreach performances and workshops supporting music in schools through the northwest. The group is currently working on a new project in the Seattle area.