The band are quite excited by the music for the upcoming concert. The soloist in “Ode to Trumpet” is the band’s own Emily Coulter, and this piece is one of the few times that Alfred Reed ventured into the realm of swing rhythms. This is strange for such a prolific composer. As well as Carnival of the Animals there are some other exciting items. One that will stretch the band is Clown Act by Thomas Kahelin. This is a circus march which tells the story (in music) of a clown being fired from a cannon onto a surprised horse. The depiction may surprise you.
Play some short excerpts from the October 2016 concert
The band is starting rehearsals again for 2017. The first rehearsal is on January 30th. Our Music Director has chosen most of the music for the coming year, and the librarian has been busy putting it into the music folders. We do have one problem: the folders are VERY fat, and the librarian, who is a petite lady, is struggling to lift them. But it should make for some interesting concerts. See the events page for details of some of what we are playing. (Subject to change, and the addition of a couple of items with soloists. Yet more for the librarian to lift).
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