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The Edwardsville Municipal Band, under the direction of James Kerfoot, will present its twelfth and final concert of the summer season on Thursday, August 24th 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 various soloist from the band in playing Benny Goodman Memories by Naohiro Iwai.  This medley includes “Memories of You,” “Don’t Be That Way,” “Stompin’ At the Savoy,” “Flying Home,” “Bugle Call Rag,” and “Sing, Sing, Sing.”  The concert opens with Dance of the Jesters by Peter I. Tchaikovsky, and will be followed by the Franz Von Suppe opus, Poet and Peasant Overture.  Rick Acuncius will direct the band in Voices of the Thronateeska by Ralph Ford, and the first half will close with the Roland Smeets arrangement of South Rampart Street Parade.  The second half opens with Pie In the Face Polka from The Great Race by Henry Mancini, and is followed by Waltz No. 2 from Suite for Variety Stage Orchestra by Dmitri Shostakovich.  The movie selection this evening will be from the 1991 Disney film Beauty and the Beast.  The musical score by Alan Menken includes “Prologue,” “Belle,” “Gaston,” “Be Our Guest,” “Beauty and the Beast,” and “Transformation.”  The concert and season will conclude with the traditional playing of our National march, The Stars and Stripes Forever by John Philip Sousa, featuring piccolo soloist Rebekah Watkins.

The concession stand will be operated this week by the Edwardsville High School Band Boosters.

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

Contact:  James Kerfoot 973-7318

 

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