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Medina Community Band Concert



Event Type(s): Arts / Theatre / Music
Organization: Medina Community Band
Description: Complete information on each concert, literature performed, soloists, and guest conductors, as well as personnel for each concert can all be found on our website:

This material is a general media release for Friday, June 15th, 2018

Site: Medina’s Uptown Park Square (intersections of Rts 18, 42, Broadway and Liberty Street). Cancellation of concerts due to the weather will be posted on the above website!
Medina Community Band will present the third concert of the 2018 summer season, a celebration of 159 years (since 1859) of presenting community concerts in Medina, on Friday, June 15th, 2018, at 8:30p, in Medina’s Uptown Park Square Gazebo. Concerts will continue every Friday through Friday, July 27th. A special July 4th concert is planned as well. All concerts will begin at 8:30p.
This concert will be Medina Community Band’s Flag Day Salute. Featured will be Bocook’s “At Dawn We Slept,” a musical remembrance paying tribute to fallen heroes of that fateful day at Pearl Harbor that launched our country into World War II. Also featured will be Bob Lowden’s arrangement of an “Armed Forces Salute” to recognize those who have, and are serving our country as part of the armed forces.
Featured soloists for the concert will be Mary Ann Grof-Neiman, clarinet and Amy Muhl, flute, who will perform the Doppler’s “Duettino Américan, Op 37.”
In conjunction with the Bicentennial of the City of Medina, Medina Community Band will feature selections written and/or performed during the period of 1858 through 1878. Neiman will conduct the community band in Gottschalk’s “Pasquinade;” Dan Woolpert and Michael Brown’s arrangement of the two patriotic songs, “Battle Cry of Freedom” and “Kingdom Coming;” and Sousa’s march, our national march, “The Stars and Stripes Forever.”
Assistant conductor John Connors will conduct Grafulla’s march “Washington Grays” and, associate conductor David Roth will conductor Offenbach’s polka “Schüler” and Sousa’s march “Esprit De Corps.”
Concerts by the Medina Community Band traditionally last approximately one hour and are patterned after outdoor band concerts in the 1880s through 1930s and feature concert overtures, solos by instrumentalists and vocalists, as well as popular selections, and lots and lots of marches. For listings of all concerts, visit the band’s website ( Area social and civic groups will be featured as summer social hosts providing light refreshments at a reasonable donation during each concert. The June 15th will feature The Medina County Historical Society as social host.
Marcus Neiman conducts Medina Community Band and will be joined in the conducting duties by David Roth (associate conductor) and John Connors (assistant conductor). Medina Community Band is proudly sponsored and supported by the Medina Community Band Association, composed of members of Medina Community Band. The board of directors consists of Lu Ann Gresh, president; Vicki Smith, vice president; Gail Sigmund, financial secretary; Amy Muhl, treasurer; Sue McLaughlin, secretary; with directors Margaret Blasko, John Connors, and, Robert Moore.
Membership in MCB is open and there are no dues or auditions; however, members are expected to maintain a regular attendance. The band rehearses on Wednesday evening from 7p - 9p in the band room of Highland High School (4150 Ridge Road, Medina) September through the end of July.
For additional information on the 2018 concert season or Medina Community Band, contact Neiman at 330.725.8198 or
In Conjunction with the Bicentennial for the City of Medina
(Featuring music written and/or performed 1838 to 1958)

The Medina Community Band

Marcus Neiman, conductor

David Roth, associate conductor
John Connors, assistant conductor


Mary Ann Grof-Neiman, clarinet & Amy Muhl, flute

Friday, June 15th Concert Program

Medina Uptown Park Square Gazebo
8:30 p.m.

Anthem, Star Spangled Banner (1889/1917) John Stafford Smith
John Philip Sousa

Overture, At Dawn They Slept (2002) Jay Bocook

Quickstep March, Washington Grays (1861/1905) Claudio S. Grafulla
G.H. Reeves (Louis-Philippe Laurendeau)

John Connors, conducting

Woodwind Duet, Duettino Américan, Op 37 (1857/1905) Franz and Karl Doppler
Gerhard Baumann

Amy Muhl, flute & Mary Ann Grof-Neiman, clarinet, soloists

Dance, Pasquinade (1863/1947) Louis Moreau Gottschalk
Erik W.G. Leidzén

March, Review (1860/2015) John Philip Sousa
Guy Corrie

Polka, Schüler (1860/1985) Jacques Offenbach
Arnold Freed

March, Esprit De Corps (1878/2015) John Philip Sousa

David Roth, conducting

Patriotic, Battle Cry of Freedom/Kingdom Coming (1878/2015) John Philip Sousa

Patriotic Salute, Armed Forces Salute arr. Bob Lowden

National March, The Stars and Stripes Forever (1896) John Philip Sousa

Patriotic Sing-A-Long, God Bless America (1917) Irving Berlin
Erik W.G. Leidzén

Address: 4756 Gateway Drive
Medina, Ohio 44256
Contact Name: Marcus Neiman
Contact Phone: 330-725-8198
More Info Link:
Date: Friday, 6/15/2018
Start Time: 8:30 PM
End Time: 9:30 PM
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