The band’s next performance will be our fall concert at the Paramount Theatre on Tuesday, October 23rd, at 7:30pm. Our selections include:
The Black Horse Troop – A march written by John Philip Sousa, it is considered to be one of the top five of his best marches.
First Suite in Eb for Military Band – Written by Gustav Holst, this piece comes from the British band library at a time when band literature began coming in to its own as an important part as a musical medium to be recognized. It is also considered to be one of the top five band pieces played by band in the United States.
Jesus Loves Me…It is Well – Arranged by Abilene native Gene Currie, this piece is a beautiful rendition of two fine hymns dedicated in memory of Kami Matick of the Canadian, Texas High School Band.
Concertino for Trumpet and Band – Written by Frank Ericsson, this piece will feature our fine trumpet soloist Bob Johnson, a virtuoso trumpet player from Ranger, Texas by way of North Texas University.
Highlights from South Pacific – Arranged by Philip Lang, this piece commemorates the 60th anniversary of the movie musical with music by Rodgers and Hammerstein.
American Civil War Fantasy – Arranged by Jerry Bilik, this piece is a beautiful and exciting presentation of familiar tunes from that period of history and possibly the best selection we will play on our concert.
Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing – arranged by Jay Dawson, this piece is a magnificent work for concert band that highlights that beautiful hymn in somewhat of a Celtic flavor and also one exploring the beautiful harmonies available to the modern concert band.
The Syncopated Clock – Written by Leroy Anderson of the Boston Pops Orchestra, this piece is a happy, delightful selection that will leave any audience singing and whistling the tune as they leave the Paramount Theatre.