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BC Community Band concert scheduled for April 23

BC Community Band concert scheduled for April 23

Mon Apr 10, 2017

The Brazosport College Department of Music will present its spring concert featuring the College and Community Band at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 23.

The band, under the direction of Richard Birk, will be performing at The Clarion at Brazosport College. The performance is free.

“This concert will include music from various countries, Ireland to Russia to America, spanning a wide variety of styles including overtures, marches and waltzes, as well as music from Hollywood and Broadway,” Birk said. “We think there will be something for everyone and it should be great fun for all. We do hope the community will come out for a great afternoon of music.”

Selections scheduled to be performed by the Community Band on April 23 include:

“Rephrygeration” — a thrilling concert opener by Todd Stalter.

“Kindred Spirits” — an achingly beautiful tribute by Brian Balmages to a family that was murdered in his hometown.

“Everlasting Light” — a world premiere of community band member George St. George’s peppy concert march.

“Elfin Waltz” — a Civil War-era waltz from the Union Army’s 1st Brigade Band.

“Folk Dances” — one of Dmitri Shostakovich’s most popular works.

“Shillelagh!” — a medley of familiar Irish folk songs.

“Music from Tombstone” — themes from the 1993 movie that brought the gunfight at the O.K. Corral to the silver screen. 

“Gee, Officer Krupke” — a humorous selection originally sung by the Jets gang in Leonard Bernstein’s “West Side Story.” 

“The Roosters Lay Eggs in Kansas” — John Philip Sousa’s favorite encore.

“Cartoon Symphony” — a medley of familiar themes including  “The Flintstones,” “The Jetsons,” “The Simpsons,” “The Pink Panther,” “Animaniacs,” and “Merrily We Roll Along.” 

For more information about the April 23 Community Band concert, call (979) 230-3658.