Chandlersville Celebrates 60 Years of Music

by Katie Jeffries on November 1, 2009

Country music had feet tapping and hands clapping Sunday afternoon in Chandlersville.

The Green Valley Pickers and a few musical guests presented 60 years of country music, Grand Ole Opry style at the Chandlersville Community Building. The Green Valley Pickers is a family band that has played together for almost 25 years.

"It’s an opportunity for the Green Valley Pickers to kind of show they are more just a square dance band kind of thing and course we are always looking for opportunities to do different types of programs here at the school building," says Darren Sears a member of the Chandlersville Building Association.

Lunch was donation based and admission to the concert was $5. Organizers are hoping to raise around $1,000 for the Chandlersville Building Association. The Chandlersville Building Association acquired the old school building back in 2001 and made it what it is today.

"We are out to not only maintain, we are constantly doing improvements.  The building (Chandlersville Old School) was practically condemned before we got a hold of it and through a lot of donations and money made from a bunch of different things that we do, we’ve just constantly been doing improvements," says Sears.

Country music fans enjoyed the acoustics and the musical stylings of guest performers. Landon Tom is one such performer and says music runs in the family.

"My dad plays and my brother plays, I just been around it all my life," says Tom.

Around 150 people attended the concert and organizers say they are looking forward to doing it again next year.



Katie Jeffries