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College and Community Band to host Presidents’ Day concert

College and Community Band to host Presidents’ Day concert

Tue Feb 6, 2018

The Brazosport College Department of Music will celebrate Presidents’ Day by hosting a free concert by the College and Community Band at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, February 19.

The band will be under the direction of Brian Casey and the event will be held at The Clarion at Brazosport College, located just east of the main building at 500 College Drive, Lake Jackson.

This concert will feature a diverse mix of patriotic music, including:

“The Washington Post March”  John Philip Sousa’s second-most popular march. It was written to celebrate an essay contest sponsored by the newspaper of the same name. In the late 1800s, this march was often used as a dance for the popular “two-step.” 

“American Pageant”  This medley was written for President Nixon’s inauguration in 1973, and it has been performed at every inauguration since that time. “America,” “Yankee Doodle,” “Battle Hymn of the Republic,” “Dixie,” “America The Beautiful” and “Columbia: The Gem of the Ocean” are melodies that are permanent reminders of our heritage.   

“America’s Finest” – A spirited Armed Forces tribute, arranged by Jay Bocook.

“American Salute”  Morton Gould composed this set of variations on the Civil War tune: “When Johnny Comes Marching Home” in 1943. The original piece has been performed and recorded by major orchestras.

“The Ultimate Patriotic Sing-Along” – We will encourage crowd participation, as band member Zach Zarate leads the audience in several familiar patriotic tunes.

“The Stars and Stripes Forever” – John Philip Sousa’s most popular composition, this is the National March of the United States of America. A great way to end any concert.

For more information about the February 19 College and Community Band performance, please call (979) 230-3658.