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Medina Community Band Concert

Location:

Medina

Event Type(s): Arts / Theatre / Music
Organization: Medina Community Band
Description: Spring Concert
Highland High School Auditorium
Medina Community Band Spring Concert
Friday, May 4th, Highland High School Auditorium – 7:30p

Medina: The Medina Community Band, under the baton of Marcus Neiman, will present their annual spring concert on Friday, May 4th, at 7:30p, Highland High School Auditorium, 4150 Ridge Road (Medina 44256). Admission and parking to the concert are complimentary.
Neiman will be assisted in his conducting duties by David Roth, associate conductor, and Vicki Smith, assistant conductor. Featured soloists and ensembles will include Denise Milner Howell, mezzo-soprano, singing Schönberg’s I Dreamed a Dream from Les Misérables and Coleman’s If My Friends Could See Me Now from Sweet Charity. Kevin Wallick, cornet, will perform Clarke’s From the Shores of the Mighty Pacific and later joined by George Rosin, trombone, in Clarke’s duet Cousins. A Dixieland Ensemble including Vicki Smith, clarinet; Marcia Nelson-Kline, trumpet; George Rosin, trombone; and, Kyle Snyder, tuba; and, Marcus Schafer, drum-set will be featured in Spears’ At a Dixieland Jazz Funeral.
The Medina Community Band has been recognized by the John Philip Sousa Foundation for its historic importance and impact on the present-day community band effort with the Sudler Silver Scroll Historic Community Band Award for 2015. The basis for the award is in the existence of a community band for more than 100 years, as well as having played a significant and leading role in the cultural and musical environment in their community. Selection was made at the 2015 Midwest National Band and Orchestra Clinic (Chicago, Illinois) and notification to the band on December 29th, 2015.
Selections will include Offenbach’s overture to the opera La Belle Hélène and celebrating the centennial of Leonard Bernstein’s birth Make Our Garden Grow from Candide and Gee, Office Krupke from West Side Story. Also featured will be Goodman’s Benny Goodman – King of Swing.
Marches by John Philip Sousa composed in 1918 will be featured and include: Solid Men to the Front; The Volunteers; Sabre and Spurs; and Pushing On.

Medina Community Band’s summer season will begin on Friday, June 1st, at 8:30p on the Historic Medina Public Square Gazebo. Concerts will continue weekly through Friday, July 27th as well as the annual July 4th concert at 8:30p. There will be a concert on Friday, July 6th.
Address: 4150 Ridge Road
Medina, Ohio 44256
Contact Name: Marcus Neiman
Contact Phone: 330-725-8198
More Info Link: medinacommunityband.org
Date: Friday, 5/4/2018
Start Time: 7:30 PM
End Time: 8:30 PM
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