West Suburban Concert Band Spring Concert

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 1001 S Spring Ave La Grange IL 60525  See map

The Spring Concert will commence with the heraldic brass fanfares of Paul Dukas' "La Peri."  We first salute both pop and rock music and jazz with "Pop and Rock Legends: Neil Diamond", arranged by Ted Rickets, and an exciting arrangement of jazz classics by Sammy Nestico entitled "Salute to American Jazz."  We don't ignore classical music - you'll enjoy "The Running Set" by Ralph Vaughn Williams and "Sleepers, Awake" (from Cantata 140 Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme) by J.S. Bach.  This year's salute to Broadway is with the sprightly "Selections from 'Oliver'."  We also present music for contemplation and reflection with the moving "The Water Is Wide" by Rick Kirby.  You don't think we'd neglect marches, do you?  We're playing some really good ones this year.  "Burst of Flame" by Richard Bowles and "Espirit de Corps" by Robert Jager are modern marches from the second half of the Twentieth Century.  "Who's Who in Navy Blue" is a rousing good old toe-tapping John Philip Sousa march.  "Andulka Safarova" is a 19th Century march in the Bohemian tradition by Frantisek Kmoch.  Our flute ensemble will be featured in Franz Abt's "Night", arranged by our own Laura Weber, and Alan Menken's "Beauty and the Beast", arranged by our own Laura Weber and Shelley Weiler.  Finally, the encore number will be…of course, the national march of the United States, Sousa's "The Stars and Stripes Forever." 


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