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The Edwardsville Municipal Band, under the direction of James Kerfoot, will present its eleventh concert of the summer season on Thursday, August 17th 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 trio playing Dixieland Live! by Lewis J. Buckley.  The soloist are Brian Lotter on clarinet, Tom Bruce on trumpet, and Mark Haun on trombone as they play the medley which includes “At the Jazz Band Ball,” “The Beale Street Blues,” “St. James Infirmary Blues,” and “Tiger Rag.”  The concert opens with Marche des Parachutistes Belges by Pierre Leemans, and will be followed by Rick Acuncius conducting The Homefront: Musical Memories From WWII by James Christensen, which includes “It’s Been a Long, Long Time,” “Thanks for the Memory,” “Bell Bottom Trousers,” “The White Cliffs of Dover,” “I’ll Be Seeing You,” “Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree (With Anyone Else But Me),” and “Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition!”  Acuncius will also conduct Arlington (Where Giants Lie Sleeping) by Paul Murtha.  The first half will close with Powerhouse by Raymond Scott.  The second half opens with Sinatra! by Stephen Bulla, which includes “Come Fly With Me,” “Witchcraft,” “That’s Life,” and “Fly Me to the Moon.”  From the pen of John Williams comes Star Wars – The Marches, which includes “Star Wars Main Theme,” “Parade of the Ewoks,” “The Imperial March,” “Augie’s Great Municipal Band,” and “The Throne Room and End Title.”  The movie selection this evening will be from the 1965 comedy The Great Race.  The musical score by Henry Mancini includes “Overture,” “He Shouldn’t-A, Hadn’t-A, Oughtn’t-A, Swang On Me!,” “There Off!,” “Push the Button, Max,” “The Sweetheart Tree,” “Royal Waltz,” and “The Great Race March.”  The concert will conclude with Edwin Franko Goldman’s sing and whistle march, Cheerio.

The concession stand will be operated this week by the Glenview Church of the Nazarene Youth Group.

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

Contact:  James Kerfoot 973-7318

 

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