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Medina Community Band Concert



Event Type(s): Arts / Theatre / Music
Organization: Medina Community Band
Description: Medina Community Band will present the eighth concert of the 2018 summer season, a celebration of 159 years (since 1859) of presenting community concerts in Medina, on Friday, July 13th, 2018, at 8:30p, in Medina’s Uptown Park Square Gazebo. Concerts will continue every Friday through Friday, July 27th. All concerts will begin at 8:30p.
Featured soloist for the concert will be Denise Milner Howell, mezzo-soprano voice, who will sing “Long Ago and Far Away” from Jerome Kern’s “Sweet Charity” and “I Could Have Danced All Night” from Alan Jay Lerner’s “My Fair Lady.” Featured ensemble will be a cornet quartet with Jeff Danilovic, Lu Ann Gresh, Lora Lindsley, and Kevin Wallick performing Harold Walters’ “Trumpet Filigree.”
Maestro Neiman will conduct the band in Clare Grundman’s “Second American Folk Rhapsody;” Henry Mancini’s “It Had Better Be Tonight;” and marches by John Klohr (“Billboard”); Roland Seitz (“Grandioso”); Karl King (“Alamo”); Richard Goldman (“Foundation”); and Sousa (“Stars and Stripes Forever”).
In conjunction with the Bicentennial of the City of Medina, Medina Community Band will feature selections written and/or performed during the period of 1958 through 1978. Assistant conductor John David Connors will conduct Eric Osterling’s “Totem Pole March” and Frederick Möller’s “Happy Wanderer.”
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 July 13th concert will feature Medina Lions Club 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 orchestra room of Medina High School (777 East Union Street, 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 1958 to 1978)

The Medina Community Band

Marcus Neiman, conductor

David Roth, associate conductor
John David Connors, assistant conductor


Denise Milner Howell, mezzo-soprano soloist

Jeff Danilovic, Lu Ann Gresh, Lora Lindsley, and Kevin Wallick, trumpet quartet

Friday, July 13th – Concert Program

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

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

Rhapsody, Second American Folk Rhapsody (1959) Clare Grundman

March, Totem Pole (1959) Eric Osterling

Walking Tune, Happy Wanderer (1954/1960) Frederick Möller
Paul Yoder
John David Connors, conducting

March, Billboard (1901) John Klohr

Trumpet Quartet, Trumpet Filigree (1964) Harold Walters

Jeff Danilovic, Lu Ann Gresh, Lora Lindsley, and Kevin Wallick, trumpet quartet

Popular, It Had Better Be Tonight from The Pink Panther (1963) Henry Mancini
Michael Brown

March, Grandioso (1961) Roland Seitz

Vocal Solos

Long Ago and Far Away from Sweet Charity (1966) Jerome Kern
Warren Barker

I Could Have Danced All Night from My Fair Lady (1964) Jay Alan Lerner

Denise Milner-Howell, mezzo-soprano soloist

March, Alamo (1943) Karl L. King

March, Foundation (1959) Richard Franko Goldman

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

Program subject to change
Address: 4756 Gateway Drive
Medina, Ohio 44256
Contact Name: Marcus Neiman
Contact Phone: 330-725-8198
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Date: Friday, 7/13/2018
Start Time: 8:30 PM
End Time: 9:30 PM
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