Encounter Alumni

The Pietown Gospel Music Festival is pleased to invite ALL Encounter Alumni, Current Members, and Sponsors to participate in an HISTORIC Finale Event on Friday, July 29, 2016.  It is our desire to have as many members of the Encounter Family from its amazing 44-year history come back to Main Street to be a part of a very special Alumni Choir being created for this year's Festival...and if the truth were known...we would like to make this an Annual Tradition.

We ask that you please help us “spread the word” through whatever means you have (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram...or even an Old School Phone Call) and ask everyone interested to please click here for sign-up information. 

For those of you who are still in the Greater Alton Area, a couple of short rehearsals will be scheduled during the month of July just to “knock the dust off”, but it is not mandatory to attend these rehearsals to participate.  More information on these rehearsals (dates and times) will be provided to those who register.  For those who are NOT able to rehearse, but CAN make it to Alton on Friday, July 29...we will be assembling in Wadlow Hall at 7:00 p.m. for final instructions and staging.

Everyone is encouraged to wear a “Casual Encounter T-Shirt” from their era and Khaki Shorts or Slacks.  If you do not have a T-Shirt or one that FITS any longer...when you register, please provide your size and an “Alumni shirt” will be made available to you at a cost of $10.  As we mentioned above, this will be a HISTORIC EVENT and we hope that just as many of you as possible will be able to join us this year.

There are MANY reasons to re-connect with all of you... but none less important than the fact that Main Street will be celebrating their 200th Anniversary in 2018 and in 2022, Encounter will be Celebrating their 50th Anniversary...YOU are a part of Our History...and we want to Celebrate that with you and your families..and this will give us a couple of years to insure that we reach EVERYONE!!!

We look forward to seeing you on July 29...don't miss it!!!