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Tremor to Send Classic Rock Quake through Cypress

Tremor is a fitting name for a young band just starting to make waves.
In the age of electronic music, it’s not every day you’ll find a group of young teenagers shirking the music of their peers and hearkening back to the roots of rock and roll. Even though the classic rock they love hit record players in the 70s and 80s, Tremor is a high school rock outfit that prefers to play songs from that era. Why Creedence and not Creed? Why Beatles over Bieber? Real musicians want to play real music, and these budding rockers take their craft seriously. Since they’re striving for excellence in instrumentation, who better to learn from than the greats?

Completely driven and motivated to eventually be professional musicians, this young band is on their way. Touring many summer festivals this year, from the Del Mar Fair to the OC Fair, Tremor is a band with a plan – a plan to master each level of musicianship with skill and precision. This five-piece plays classic rock cover songs to enthusiastic crowds, tightening their stage presence and evolving their sound, and they’re in the process of working on original material.

And it’s not their parents directing their choice of music! For being barely 15, these teens are bringing back rock and roll all on their own. Catch them at the Cypress Community Festival July 28th at 12:30 p.m. on the Outpost Stage. Follow them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/tremorofficialband.

The Cypress Community Festival will be held at Oak Knoll Park at 5700 Orange Ave. (west of Valley View St.) in Cypress. The Cypress Kiwanis will be on site serving a hot pancake breakfast beginning at 7 a.m. on the Community Center patio. The Festival grounds open at 9 a.m. following a flag ceremony, the singing of the National Anthem and brief remarks from Cypress City officials. There will be continuous entertainment until 5 p.m. on four stages. Information is available at http://www.cypressfestival.com.

Photo Caption: Tremor is a fitting name for a young band just starting to make waves and they will send a classic rock quake through Cypress on July 28th at Oak Knoll Park.

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Ginny Harman to Emcee Cypress Community Festival

The Cypress Community Festival welcomes Country Radio Personality Ginny Harman of Go Country 105 FM as our featured emcee. Ginny hosts a local country music radio show every weekday evening. She will be making introductions and sharing her crowd-pleasing commentary on the Main Stage from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, July 28, at Oak Knoll Park.

Harman is well-known to country music radio listeners both in Southern California and across the entire USA. She has been on the air in Milwaukee, Nashville, Fort Myers, Phoenix and the Inland Empire.

Words like smooth, rich, warm, friendly, articulate and approachable fit Ginny. In addition to broadcasting, she has worked in voice-over and live theater. Off-mike, she enjoys charity work, riding her Harley and hanging out with her cats.

The Festival welcomes back our Official Platinum-level Sponsor Go Country 105 FM. Be sure to look for Go Country’s booth at the Festival so that you can stop and say, “Thank you!” for their participation. Listen online at: http://www.gocountry105.com/

The 2012 Cypress Community Festival will be held at Oak Knoll Park, 5700 Orange Ave. (west of Valley View St.) in Cypress. The day begins with a Kiwanis Club Pancake Breakfast starting at 7:00 a.m. The Cypress 5K and 10K walk/Run begins at 7:30 a.m. and the Festival grounds open at 9:00 a.m. For more information, visit the Festival website at http://cypressfestival.com.

Photo Caption: Country Radio Personality Ginny Harman will emcee Main Stage events at the Cypress Community Festival set for Saturday July 28 at Oak Knoll Park.

The Altar Billies Slotted To Rock Socks Off At Cypress Festival

The Altar Billies are not a band you can listen to passively and nonchalantly. This seasoned and prolific rockabilly band blasts the audience with an explosion of sound that can only be described as infectious.

Part country, part psychobilly, part punk and full toe-tapping fun, the Altar Billies are a twangy recreation of lead singer Mike Stand’s 80s punk band the Altar Boys. Playing revamped Altar Boys songs in the new millennium with a fresh kick to their steps, the Altar Billies compel any listener to pick up their boots and kick some sawdust around. Fast-paced, rollicking, and roving through various styles of music, there’s a dance in every song.

Based in Orange County, the Altar Billies just released their first self-titled full-length album as a group through Mildred Studios. The 11 tracks are solid and powerful, infused with a rich heritage of hootin’, hollerin’ and hailin’, churning from a deep, raw place of passion. On stage, the all-consuming fire of the band’s three members fuels their energetic performances.

Their descriptive tagline “Gut level hillbilly rebels” sums up the intensity of this act. Listening to their music might just punch you in the gut – In a good way. Be sure to watch them blaze through the Cypress Community Festival on July 28th. They’ll be playing on the Outpost Stage at 11:15 a.m. You can also find them online at https://www.facebook.com/altarbillies.

The Cypress Community Festival will be held at Oak Knoll Park, 5700 Orange Ave. (west of Valley View St.) in Cypress. Cypress Kiwanis will be on site serving a hot pancake breakfast beginning at 7 a.m. The Festival grounds will open at 9 a.m. following a flag ceremony, singing of the National Anthem and brief remarks by Cypress City officials. Festival information is available at: http://www.cypressfestival.com/

Photo Caption: The Altar Billies are slotted to rock the socks off the crowd at the Cypress Community Festival on July 28th at Oak Knoll Park.

Roadhouse Band Offers Blues and Rock to Chili Tasters and Car Lovers

Snuggled in with smoking hot chili, tongue-tingling salsa and spit-polished classic and muscle cars, the stage in the Chili Cook-off and Car Show area of the Cypress Community Festival will serve up the Roadhouse Band from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m on Festival Day, Saturday, July 28.

This local Orange County music group — made up of four friends who met more than 25 years ago at Pacifica High School in Garden Grove — combines blues tunes and classic rock for a maximum mix of dancing and listening pleasure. The group has played many SoCal clubs and venues, most recently at Original Mike’s Restaurant and the Orange Street Fair.

The four band members are passionate about music that covers more than 30 years. The lead guitarist is Kurt King, backed up by Steve Mills. Brian Bevilacqua plays bass. Tony Schirner keeps the beat on drums.

Each year the band’s popularity grows with its Cypress Festival audience. This year you can expect to hear great tunes like “Mustang Sally,” “Brown Eyed Girl,” and “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg.” The Cypress Community Festival is pleased to welcome Roadhouse back to our Chili and Car Show Stage.

The Cypress Festival will be held at Oak Knoll Park, 5700 Orange Ave. (west of Valley View St.) in Cypress. For more information, visit the Cypress Community Festival website at http://www.cypressfestival.com/

Photo Caption: The Cypress Community Festival Chili Cook-off and Car Show area will serve up the Roadhouse Band from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m on Festival Day, Saturday, July 28.

Local Teens to Invade the Cypress Festival

You’ve seen them on YouTube and Myspace, now you can catch “Chaos Invasion” performing live at the “Outpost” Stage on Saturday, July 28 at the Cypress Community Festival. The Festival is held at Oak Knoll Park, 5700 Orange Ave. in Cypress.

Chaos Invasion band members Zach Chen, Zoe Chen, and Sammy Soto met at a local music school where they learned and developed their musical talents. After a few years and a few different “music school” bands, they decided it would be fun to form their own band.

Since the band’s debut at a local school talent show with its own version of “Time is Running out” by Muse, Zach and Zoe and Sammy have built an impressive set list under the guidance of their parents. Their current set list includes: “Take Me out,” “Eye of The Tiger,” “Time is Running Out,” “Living On a Prayer,” “Adam’s Song,” and “I love Rock and Roll.”

Chaos Invasion has played at school carnivals, city fairs and birthday parties — for more details visit http://www.Chaosinvasion.net.

Continuous entertainment from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. will fill four stages during Festival Day. Be sure to check out the Cypress Community Festival website at http://www.cypressfestival.com.

Photo Caption (Top): You’ve seen them on YouTube and Myspace – now catch “Chaos Invasion” performing live on the “Outpost” Stage at the Cypress Community Festival on Saturday, July 28.

Photo Caption: Chaos Invasion band members Zach Chen, Zoe Chen, Matthew Cesena and Sammy Soto met at a local music school where they learned and developed their talents.

Nicole Werner to Open Cypress Festival with National Anthem

Local voice teacher Nicole Werner has been selected to sing the National Anthem at the Cypress Community Festival. Described as a “diminutive charmer with powerful pipes,” Nicole Werner has proven herself the consummate triple threat in musical theatre productions and concerts throughout the country.

Nicole is the lead vocalist with the Cypress Church Worship Team. She grew up in northwest Orange County where she attended Los Alamitos High School and the Orange County High School of the Arts. She studied performing arts at UC San Diego and received an MFA in Musical Theater from San Diego State University. This is the only graduate program of its kind in the nation equipping artists to both perform and teach at the university level.

 

Her performance credits span the spectrum of musical and theatrical talents. She “dazzled” in 42nd Street as Peggy Sawyer, starred as the title role in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella at South Bay Civic Light Opera and played Olive in San Diego’s regional premiere of Putnam County Spelling Bee. She has served as a guest artist with the San Diego Chamber Orchestra since 2006 and has sung throughout Los Angeles with jazz groups Odyssey Tango Trio and Blue Coral.

Most recently, she traveled to the East Coast to sing with the Cape Cod Symphony Orchestra.  She also has had the great honor of recording a new musical demo with the legendary Golden Age composer Hugh Martin.  She works as a choreographer and director for university, public school, and professional productions and teaches voice and musical theatre at Orange County Song and Dance and in her private studio. She is a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association and The National Association of Teachers of Singing. More information about Nicole is available online at: http://www.nicolewerner.net/

The opening ceremonies at 9:00 a.m. on Festival Day will include the Flag Salute with a color guard from the Boy Scouts of America. The public is invited to attend this free event at Oak Knoll Park on Saturday July 28 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Festival information is available online at: http://www.cypressfestival.com/

Photo Caption #1: Voice teacher Nicole Werner, who sings regularly at Cypress Church, has been selected to lead the National Anthem at the opening ceremonies for Cypress Community Festival on July 28th.

Photo Caption #2: Nicole Werner’s performance credits span the spectrum of musical and theatrical talents. She “dazzled” in 42nd Street as Peggy Sawyer and starred in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella at South Bay Civic Light Opera.

Chris Anderson Group to Light up Cypress Festival Main Stage with Soulful Blues and Rock ‘n’ Roll

The Chris Anderson Group, also known as CAG, will rock out on the Main Stage of the Cypress Community Festival at High Noon on Saturday, July 28. This trio thrills audiences with their blues, soul, and rock ’n roll music.

You’ll hear Chris Anderson singing and playing his guitar. Rich Smith also sings and plays the drums, and Mike Casper is their bass guitar player and backup vocalist.

Influenced by Chicago, Memphis and Texas style blues along with rock, soul and reggae, CAG’s live shows excite and electrify audiences.

In February of 2012 CAG was selected as winners of the Anaheim Ducks OC/LA Concert Series. Bands from all over the greater Southern California area participated in this contest which began in October 2011. After the final fans voting tally CAG took home the Grand Prize.

As a direct result of that win, CAG performed at the Second Annual “Rivalry Hold ’em Poker Challenge” in March 2012.

CAG loves to perform and currently play eight to ten shows per month at many Orange County and Southern California venues, such as Taps in Brea, Stubrik’s in Fullerton, and Lucille’s restaurants. Whether they are playing original material or cover tunes, their live shows are always lots of fun!

Photo Caption: The Chris Anderson Group, also known as CAG, will rock out on the Main Stage of the Cypress Community Festival at High Noon on Saturday, July 28.

Photo Caption: CAG’s live shows excite and electrify audiences. Their music style has been influenced by Chicago, Memphis and Texas style blues along with rock, soul and reggae.

Photo Caption: Bass player and vocalist Mike Casper and the Chris Anderson Group will entertain Cypress Festival crowds on Saturday July 28 at Oak Knoll Park.

Cypress Kiwanis Flipping Flapjacks at Oak Knoll Park

Got a man-sized (or woman-sized) appetite and a hankering for flapjacks?

The annual Pancake Breakfast will open at 7 a.m. on Saturday, July 28, at Oak Knoll Park, 5700 Orange Ave. in Cypress. The last flapjack will be plated at 11 a.m.

Hosted by the Kiwanis Club of Cypress, this event has become a traditional  kick-off for the Cypress Community Festival, a bridge from the Cypress 5k/10k Run/Walk that ends in front of the Civic Center a short saunter west on Orange Ave.

Dozens of volunteers will be on hand to serve you with a smile and get your Festival Day off to a great start.

The Kiwanis ask just five bucks for “all-you-can-eat” flapjacks along with a sausage, coffee and more, and all for a great cause.

Net proceeds from the Pancake Breakfast are donated to Club-supported charities, including meals delivered to home-bound seniors and Red Ribbon Week anti-drug activities for school children.

The Cypress Kiwanis Club officers for 2012 are: George Hallak, President; Jay Sondhi, President Elect; Leon Kapczysnki, Treasurer; Lydia Sondhi, Secretary; and Mike Fields, Immediate Past President.

Information about Kiwanis of Cypress is available online at: http://www.kiwanisclubofcypress.org/ or you may call George Hallak at (714) 821-4542. Information about the Cypress Community Festival is available at http://www.cypressfestival.com.

Photo Caption: Got a man-sized (or woman-sized) appetite and a hankering for flapjacks? Come to the Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, July 28 from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m., at Oak Knoll Park in Cypress.

Photo Caption: The Kiwanis ask just five bucks for “all-you-can-eat” flapjacks along with a sausage, coffee and more, and all for a great cause. Dozens of volunteers will be on hand to serve you with a smile and get your Festival Day off to a great start.

Photo Caption: Hosted by the Kiwanis Club of Cypress, the annual Pancake Breakfast event has become a traditional kick-off for the Cypress Community Festival to be held on July 28th this year.

Dancers bring “A Touch of Polynesia” to Cypress Festival

Rose Cason, director and choreographer of “A Touch of Polynesia,” and her colorfully-costumed dancers bring the exotic dances of central and southern Pacific Ocean indigenous peoples to Oak Knoll Park in Cypress.

The colorful costumes reflect the beautiful colors of nature found in Polynesia.

Polynesia embraces more than a thousand islands separated by hundreds of miles of open ocean but united by culture, including dance styles like the hula from Hawaii and Tahitian dance from French Polynesia. Dancers use their arms and hands as a way of communicating through dance.

Both Polynesian men and women dance as a social activity, but the choreography for males and females often differ strikingly.

Come and enjoy “A Touch of Polynesia” performing dances from Hawaii, Tahiti and New Zealand on the Cypress Festival main stage at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 28.

The Festival is held at Oak Knoll Park, 5700 Orange Ave. (west of Valley View St.) in Cypress. For more information, visit the Festival website at www.cypressfestival.com.

Photo Caption: Enjoy exotic dances of the Pacific Islands performed by “A Touch of Polynesia” at the Cypress Community Festival on Saturday July 28.

Photo Caption: “A Touch of Polynesia” will demonstrate dances from Hawaii, Tahiti and New Zealand starting at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 28 at Oak Knoll Park in Cypress.

Photo Caption: The colorful costumes of Rose Carson’s “A Touch of Polynesia” dancers reflect the kaleidoscope of beautiful shades of nature found on faraway islands.

Cypress Church Brings Help to a Hurting World

God has a life-journey mapped out for each one of us us and He has custom built into us abilities, talents, gifts, passions, desires, dreams, and interests to engage as part of His specific plans. “We are seeking out ways to help the needs in Cypress and the eleven cities that surround it,” says Pastor Mike McKay about the church’s desire to help the poor. “We have also looked beyond our borders, connecting with local churches and organizations in different countries to give some tangible expressions of God*s love.”

The theme at Cypress Church for 2012 is: “It’s Your Serve.” This summer members of the Cypress Church congregation are fanning out to serve others around the globe. Chante Longshore is training in Indiana during June and will then tour the East Coast with an evangelistic singing team. J.P. Delmundo has recently gone to Hawaii and will be serving with the The University of Nations (also known as YWAM – Kona). Our Mexico team, which includes the McElderry and Punkay families are building a home for a needy family in Mexico this June.

 

In early July, Jessica Bujarski will be serving as an intern in Ecuador. On July 16th she will be joined by a team of 15 including the Peterson family and volunteers from four Orange County churches to assist the Waodani Tribe by holding a jungle style Vacation Bible School.

Cypress Church Senior Pastor Mike McKay and his wife Kristi will lead this year’s India team. They will travel to the Andhra Pradesh region to minister to orphans and take food to a leper colony. 25 high school students from the congregation will travel to New Orleans starting on July 21 to work with Urban Impact Ministries and Castle Rock Church.

Cypress Church is committed to serving people all around the globe and in our local area in the name of Jesus and the community is invited to participate. There are many opportunities available to volunteer for projects overseas, in other parts of the U.S.A. and also in Cypress and the surrounding cities.

If you want to learn more about missions, receive training in cross-cultural ministry, or desire to get involved in Cypress Church Global Outreach Ministries, please call (714) 952-3001. Cypress Church is located at 6143 Ball Rd. in Cypress, just east of Valley View. Sunday worship services are held at 9:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.

Photo Caption #1: A team of 15 volunteers from Cypress Church and three other congregations will depart for Ecuador on July 16th to assist the Waodani Tribe by holding a jungle style Vacation Bible School.

Photo Caption #2: Cypress Church has teams serving others all over the globe. J. P. Delmundo is working with the University of Nations in Hawaii.

Photo Caption #3: 25 high school students from Cypress Church will travel to New Orleans starting on July 21 to work with Urban Impact Ministries and Castle Rock Church.