Latin Band at St. Stephen’s Church


Hicksville Plans Latin Band Concert at St. Stephen’s Church

For the past few years, Sonido Clasico has delighted the Hicksville community with their Latin Band music. The band will return on Sunday, July 14, at St. Stephen’s Church (270 S. Broadway) for an afternoon concert starting at 4 p.m.

A few changes are in store this year:

  • The band is now a sextet with the same incredible sound, but a broader repertoire of songs
  • The Arthur Murray Dance Center will be on hand to give a salsa dancing demo/lesson

The band leader, Carlos Castillo, is a native of Puerto Rico and played bass for Tito Puente, Tito Rodriguez, Machito, Joe Cuba, Hector Rivera and just about every name in the Latin music scene. Castillo had a dream of founding a Latin workshop from which he could share his musical experiences with a new generation. In 1999, Castillo fulfilled that dream by forming his Latin big band, Sonido Clasico, and on July 14, he will once again share his music with the Hicksville community.

The concert is being planned as an outreach initiative to get to know our neighbors and for our neighbors to get to know St. Stephen’s. So, join the fun, meet your community, get up and dance, or just sit back and enjoy the music.

Tickets will go on sale starting June 9. There is a suggested donation of $15 (children under 18 are free). For more information, contact Rick Mosebach by email at or by phone at 516-661-1761.

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