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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 21st 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 John Williams and his movies with the band playing Superman Suite arranged by Robert Lowden.  The concert begins with Acclamation! (A Global Greeting for Winds) by Alfred Reed, followed by the overture to the Franz Von Suppe opera, The Beautiful Galatea.  Assistant conductor Rick Acuncius will lead the band in a Warren Barker arrangement of the popular Irish tune, Danny Boy.  The first half closes with the George Gershwin tune Strike Up the Band.  The second half opens with Derby Day by Robert Farnon, followed with Acuncius returning to conduct American Triptych by James Curnow.  This medley includes “America,” “The Lovely Ohio,” “He’s Gone Away,” and “Old Dan Tucker.”  The Broadway selection this evening is the Victor Young opus, Around the World in 80 Days.  This Denis Wright arrangement includes “Around the World,” “Passepartout,” “Paris Arrival,” “Invitation To a Bullfight,” “Entrance of the Bull,” “India Countryside,” “Land Ho!,” and “Away Out West.”  The concert will conclude with Buffalo Bill’s Centennial, a one-step for band by Stephen Kent Goodman.

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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