Music Mondays Join us for Music Mondays at Dandelion & Friends Mercantile Downtown Monroe, 105 S Hayne St. dandfmercantile@gmail.com Hours Monday 11:30-6:30 Tuesday – Friday 8:30 – 6:30 Saturday 9-5 Sunday Closed Fresh baguettes, pastries, gluten free items, coffee, local produce, grab-and-go and more!  Fare of local artisans! Candles, charcuterie […]

Music Mondays at Dandelion & Friends Mercantile


PC: David Brandt   Union Jazz February 27, 2021 7:30 PM Thank you to Season Partner, Union County Community Arts Council. Phillip Howe–Piano Chris Jones–Guitar Dennis Contreras–Bass Trevor Cook–Drums A performance of Union Jazz, under the direction of Dennis Contreras, was shared virtually with our subscribers. This improv performance, included […]

Jazz Quartet Performs



A Conversation with Dennis Contreras, Union Symphony By David Brandt Dennis Contreras, bassist, discusses the importance of music in his life and in the community. “I’m so fortunate to be part of the jazz component of that [Union Symphony], and have the support of people who are interested in supporting […]

Union Symphony Spotlights Dennis Contreras


2nd Place Winners – City of Monroe/Pete Hovanec PC: David Brandt CONGRATULATIONS! 1st Place – Tramar Perry Crooke Josh Wilson Kole VonEgidy Steven Davis 2nd Place – City of Monroe Matt Brooks Pete Hovanec Brian Gilliard Matt Zurrick 3rd Place – Dunn and Welborne Mark Dunn Cindy Dunn Dustin Welborne […]

City of Monroe Takes Second Place in Nutcracker Open Golf ...



Photos by David Brandt Union Jazz Saturday, February 27 7:30 PM A performance of Union Jazz, under the direction of Dennis Contreras, was shared virtually with our subscribers. Hope you joined us for this improv performance, which included original tunes as well as time-honored favorites. This performance was filmed by […]

Union Jazz Performs For 15th Season


Music Mondays at Dandelion & Friends Join us for Music Mondays at Dandelion & Friends Mercantile Downtown Monroe, 105 S Hayne St. dandfmercantile@gmail.com Hours Monday 11:30-6:30 Tuesday – Friday 8:30 – 6:30 Saturday 9-5 Sunday Closed Fresh baguettes, pastries, gluten free items, coffee, local produce, grab-and-go and more!  Fare of […]

Music Mondays!



  By David Brandt Union Symphony Holiday Greetings Video by Union Symphony A Christmas greeting by board members of Union Symphony filmed in the gallery of The Dowd Center Theatre beside the Dowd Piano which is dedicated in memory of Mr. Frank Dowd, Jr.      

Holiday Greetings Video by Union Symphony


  Music Director Deanna Tham talks to Concertmaster, David Strassberg, about the wonderful string effects in Jessie Montgomery’s Starburst! Union Symphony performs at The Dowd Center Theatre this fifteenth season. Learn more about David Strassberg. Learn more about our fifteenth season.    

2020-2021 Season Highlights Series: David Strassberg and Montgomery