Date: Saturday November 11th, 2017
Time: Doors open at 6:30 for Silent Auction and Raffle bidding; Concert begins at 8pm
Price of Admission: $15
All proceeds from the event go to Brian & Susan Finger
11th Hour Theatre Company presents Philly Rocks Horsham, a veterans day concert to bring Brian’s smile back. This fundraising event will raise money for Hatboro-Horsham Alumni and Army Veteran Brian Finger and his family. The performance will include a rock concert featuring 11th Hour Theatre Company as well as performances from many Hatboro-Horsham Alumni and a special performance by Hatboro-Horsham’s recently retired choral director, Mr. William Naydan. The night will feature music from many of the greatest rock bands of all time including Led Zepplin, Journey, The Beatles, and much more. In addition to 11th Hour’s Philly Rocks concert, there will be a special improv performance by Philadelphia’s longest running comedy show, Comedysportz Philadelphia. The evening will also include a raffle as well as a silent auction. All proceeds from the event will go to Brian and Susan Finger.
Message from Producing Artistic Director and Co-Founder
In my senior year of High School, for the first time in my life (outside of a musical theatre format) I got up on stage and sang a Led Zeppelin song. It was for my senior talent show, and we put together an insane group of musicians to close out the show. I was a little unsure about what song to sing, and my friend Brian Finger, the awesome drummer of the band, said, ” You should totally sing Stairway. It will bring down the house for sure and you kind of sound like Robert Plant” – still one of the best compliment I have ever gotten. Needless to say, we did it and it was a huge hit that night. This event became the singular inspiration for what became 11th Hour’s Philly Rocks Concert, which we did for the first 10 years of our company. When I saw that Brian and Susan were trying to raise money to help Brian get his smile back, I knew that 11th Hour had to help and that this was the event to do it. I am so thrilled that we will have so many 11th Hour alum singing and hope that you will support in this effort to make Veteran’s day 2017 a great day for the Finger family!
On February 9 2010, Brian’s MRAP was struck by a roadside Improvised Explosive Device (IED). Brian was the gunner and suffered multiple head injuries, a broken back, cracked ribs and nerve damage to his knee and arms. The injuries to his face also caused many injuries to his teeth. After the Army handled more of the pressing body and mind injuries that occurred there was little time to handle the dental ones. So Brian and his wife, Susan have been trying to get help from the military to pay for the much needed dental work but the process is long and due to backlogs may never be fulfilled as far as dental coverage is concerned.
After years of small fixes and the inability to keep these small fixes from breaking, Brian and Susan knew it was time to do something more permanent and give Brian back his quality of life. They decided to use their own funds to seek an outside dentist to ‘Bring Brian’s smile back’. In March this year, Brian had surgery to replace all of his teeth with dental implants. This process has been very costly on the Finger family, so they are overwhelmed and greatly appreciate the outpouring of love and support!