Hal McIntyre Orchestra Playing at Free Watertown Veteran’s Day Concert

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Watertown will hold a free concert honoring our Veterans and featuring the World Famous Hal McIntyre Orchestra, announced the Watertown Veteran’s Services Office.

The band was founded by Hal McIntyre, and now is lead by Watertown’s own Don Pentleton, who played drums with the Glen Miller Band, the Guy Lombardo Orchestra, and with Skitch Henderson and Ella Fitzgerald.

The concert will be a tribute to Peggy Lee and features Broadway’s own Jody Ebling. The event will be on Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017 at the Watertown Middle School, 68 Waverley Ave., Watertown, from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m.

Watertown Veteran’s Agent Mark Comeiro wrote: “This event is open to the Public as it would be an honor to have the residents of Watertown attend this very special event.”

For more information, please call the Veterans Office at 617-972-6416 or email at mcomeiro@watertown-ma.gov

2 thoughts on “Hal McIntyre Orchestra Playing at Free Watertown Veteran’s Day Concert

  1. I want to publicly thank our Veterans Agent Mark Comeiro for presenting Don Pentleton and his band to perform here.

    It sounds unbelievable but true – year after year – for nearly a decade Don would apply with his video for permission to appear at our summer concerts in Saltonstall Park .

    He was refused every year.

    Only one person for years was given the sole authority to book the bands . (who is a long time member of the Watertown school committee )
    I called her to ask why she wasn’t allowing Don to perform here – a talented Watertown resident who went through the Watertown schools.

    She rejected my plea and continued to ban Don yearly.
    This past year after her resignation, the concert planners welcomed Don and his band.
    Although in previous years the band was not allowed in Watertown -last year our Veteran’s Agent had the band appear in Saltonstall Park to do a Veterans tribute and again later at the Middle School.

    When the band appeared in the park this past summer – it was the largest turnout ever -about 309 people.

    I don’t find joy in telling this factual story – you can’t make up this stuff!
    Let’s welcome back Don!0
    Hope to see you all on November 8th!

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