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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 23rd 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 Dixieland combo playing Dixieland Jam! by Robert Lowden.  This medley includes “Basin Street Blues,” “Maple Leaf Rag,” “Tin Roof Blues,” “When the Saints Go Marching In,” and “Bill Bailey.”  The soloists on this number are Donna Manegre on clarinet, Kevin Haddock on tenor saxophone, Jeff Steinheimer on trumpet, Marion Stroman on trombone, Chad Maloney on tuba, and Steve Wehling on drumset.  The concert opens with Curtain Up! by Alfred Reed, and will be followed by Francisco Tarrega’s Three Spanish Ladies.  Rick Acuncius will direct the band in Irving Berlin Showstoppers, which includes “Puttin’ On the Ritz,” “Cheek to Cheek,” “Shaking the Blues Away,” “Steppin’ Out With My Baby,” and “There’s No Business Like Show Business;” and he will close out the first half with the Henry Fillmore march, Rolling Thunder.  The second half opens with New Ragtime Follies by Robert Lowden, which contains “Tie a Yellow Ribbon,” “Say, Has Anybody Seen My Sweet Gypsy Rose,” and “Who’s In the Strawberry Patch With Sally.”  This will be followed by Malaguena by Ernesto Lecuona.  The Broadway selection this evening will be Highlights from Mame.  The musical score by Jerry Herman includes “Mame,” “If He Walked Into My Life,” “My Best Girl,” “Open a New Window,” and “We Need a Little Christmas.”  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 Sarah Rigdon.

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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