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Brazosport College & Community Band to perform free concert on Nov. 4

Brazosport College & Community Band to perform free concert on Nov. 4

Wed Oct 31, 2018

The Brazosport College Department of Music will host an afternoon concert performance by the Brazosport College and Community Band on Sunday, Nov. 4 at The Clarion at Brazosport College. The band, which will be under the direction of Richard Birk, will begin the performance at 2:30 p.m.

The performance is being offered at no cost to the public.

“Our program will include a wide variety of music, ranging from American marches to Hollywood soundtracks to 16th-century dance music, as well as music from around the globe including England, Russia and Latin America,” Birk said. “There should be a little something for everyone. I do hope the community will come join us for a wonderful afternoon of music.”

Selections scheduled to be performed include:

“Cyrus the Great” - an energetic circus march by Karl L. King 

“Brook Green Suite” – a collection of English folk songs by the British composer Gustav Holst

“Russian Folk Song Suite” – three folk songs by Russian composer Anatoly Lyadov

“Court Festival” – a suite in the style of instrumental dance music of the late 16th and 17th centuries by William P. Latham 

“Star Wars Saga” – a collection of memorable themes from John Williams’ “Star Wars” soundtracks

“Chisholm Trail” – an original work for band by Carl Strommen that paints a musical portrait of the legendary cattle drives along the Chisholm Trail 

“Dos Danzas Latinas” – two contrasting dances, a habañera and a rumba, beautifully scored for concert band by André Waignein 

“A Kansas Two-Step” – a lively march originally performed by the John Philip Sousa band and composed by his most famous trombone soloist Arthur Pryor

For more information about the Nov. 4 College and Community Band performance, call (979) 230-3658.