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The Edwardsville Municipal Band, under the direction of James Kerfoot, will present its second concert of the summer season on Thursday, June 15th at 8:00 P.M. in City Park near the Library at 112 S. Buchanan Street in Edwardsville, IL 62025.  All concerts are free to the public.

This week’s concert features a tribute to Duke Ellington with the band playing Salute the Duke! arranged by Paul Yoder.  Included in this medley are “Take the ‘A’ Train,” “Satin Doll,” “Flamingo,” and “Perdido.”  The concert begins with The Gladiator March by John Philip Sousa, followed by the overture to the Guiseppe Verdi opera, Il Finto Stanislao.  Rick Acuncius will take the podium to conduct the dramatic tone poem for concert band, They Shall Run and Be Free by Brant Karrick, and the first half closes with Carl Teike’s Alte Kameraden Marsch.  The second half opens with the exciting American Barndance by Richard L. Saucedo, followed by On Eagle’s Wings (Our Citizen Airmen), written by Robert W. Smith to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Air Force Reserve.  The Broadway medley selection this evening will be Jesus Christ Superstar by Andrew Lloyd Webber.  This Robert O’Brien arrangement includes “Hosanna,” “I Don’t Know How To Love Him,” “Superstar,” and “I Only Want to Say.”  The concert will conclude with Washington Grays by Claudio S. Grafulla.

The concession stand will be operated this week by the League of Women Voters.

For more information, visit the band web site at www.edwband.com.

Contact:  James Kerfoot 973-7318

 

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The Edwardsville Municipal Band, under the direction of James Kerfoot, will present its third concert of the summer season on Thursday, June 22nd at 8:00 P.M. in City Park near the Library at 112 S. Buchanan Street in Edwardsville, IL 62025.  All concerts are free to the public.

This week’s concert features the entire trumpet section in playing Leroy Anderson’s Bugler’s Holiday.  The concert begins with the pasodoble El Aparecido by Michael Martin, followed by the overture to the Felix Mendelssohn opera, Fingal’s Cave.  Following is the Jay Dawson medley, Tennessee Salute.  Included in this arrangement are the songs “Your Cheatin’ Heart,” “Wabash Cannonball,” “Chattanooga Choo Choo,” “Tennessee Waltz,” and “Rocky Top.”  The first half closes with Marche Lorraine by Louis Ganne.  The second half opens with Beguine for Band by Glenn Osser, followed by Eric Clapton On Stage, arranged by Paul Murtha.  This medley includes “Let It Rain,” “Change the World,” “Forever Man,” “Tears In Heaven,” and “Layla.”  Assistant conductor Rick Acuncius will lead the Broadway selection this evening, Broadway Show-Stoppers Overture.  This Warren Barker arrangement includes “Everything’s Coming Up Roses,” “People,” “With a Little Bit of Luck,” “On a Clear Day (You Can See Forever)” “Try to Remember” and “That’s Entertainment.”  The concert will conclude with Bullets and Bayonets by John Philip Sousa.

The concession stand will be operated this week by Alpha Delta Kappa.

For more information, visit the band web site at www.edwband.com.

Contact:  James Kerfoot 973-7318

 

 

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