The ACT Big Band, will presented A Night at the Movies on May 6 & 7, 2017 at the Olde Walkerville Theatre. A selection of popular movie scores and award winning songs like "Pretty Women", "The Blues Brothers Revue", "The Mission Impossible Theme Song" and "Beauty and the Beast", were played, just to name a few. Special guest vocalists also performed a few of these classics in a true tribute to the magic that music casts in film. The ACT Big Band is a group of Windsor-Essex student musicians and mentors conducted By Sebastian Bachmeier.
ACT prides itself on supporting Windsor-Essex youth with their professional growth within the arts, by giving them the opportunity to lead their own productions with the guidance of mentors. The ACT Big Band is an example of this initiative.
Sebastian is a young saxophonist from Windsor, Ontario who studies jazz performance at the University of Windsor. He is entering his fourth year, but has already made a name for himself in the local music scene performing with his jazz band, the Coffee House Combo. The Combo has played for all types of events in Windsor, from running a weekly jam session in a local bar, to playing for weddings and corporate events.
Sebastian also has a successful solo career. He performs regularly in pit orchestras, and most recently took up the position of Music Director with Arts Collective Theatre for their Christmas variety show. He has subbed for local pop and soul groups, and in his first year of University, he won his school’s concerto competition and had the opportunity of performing as a soloist with a full orchestra.
Thank you to Artsy Lens for these amazing photos!