Our first BMR Dueling Pianos fundraiser was held on Friday, April 15, 2016. If you enjoyed it last year and don't want to miss it next year, see the current flyer for more information.   This event is open to the public so tell your friends.
All winter long, charitable organizations are asking for your attendance at different fundraisers such as night at the races, reverse raffles and auctions. Most of these events have food (of varying quality), drinks and some sort of entertainment (sometimes). Then all summer long there are golf outings and outdoor fundraisers. When the leaves start to turn and the air gets crisp, there are clambakes and church dinners to attend and support. Each spring there are, in this area, pancake breakfasts galore (Come to ours at Berkshire High School every Sunday in March, except Easter). We have decided to do a dueling piano event that will be a fundraiser, but more to the point it will be an opportunity for friends to get together and have a great time.
The event will be held at the Erster ├ľsterreichischer Unterst├╝tzungs Verein (The First Austrian Mutual Aid Society) of Cleveland, otherwise known as the E.O.U.V. Club in Newbury. If you have never had the opportunity to visit, the location is beautiful and the food is amazing. Prepared fresh each day, the meal is served family style and there is always more food than can be eaten.
Along with a great meal, we will have Aces Wild Entertainment Dueling Pianos at the event. If you have never been to a dueling piano bar, this will be a real treat. Dueling pianos (also known simply as "sing-along") is a form of entertainment, usually on stage with two grand pianos, each played by a professional player who sings and entertains; humor and audience participation are prevalent. The artists work together throughout the night, taking audience requested songs. Generally, tips are expected when a song request is made, and priority may be given to a song with a larger denomination bill. Upon a tip, the players will often play the fight song of whatever college is requested too, which often results in bidding wars between alumni and students of various universities in attendance. Patrons can also request that an audience member be brought on stage. Generally, this is to celebrate a birthday, bachelorette party, bachelor party, anniversary, or other occasion. The player then performs a "calldown" in which the participant (or participants) is embarrassed in a light-hearted fashion. Calldowns may be parodies of well known songs, or simply original material intended to generate a reaction from the audience.
The night is going to be both a great fundraiser for the Rotary Club of Burton-Middlefield Rotary, helping to further the work we do in our community and in the world, but will be a fun "date night." Please consider coming to help us raise money and have fun.