Crossroads Community Band to perform free outdoor concert

Marches and patriotic tunes will be featured in the Crossroads Community Band’s final concert of the season at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 12 in Ethel Lee Tracy Park.

The concert is free and open to the public. Concert-goers are encouraged to bring blankets, chairs and picnic baskets.

“Come join us as we conclude a very successful concert season,” said Dr. Joe Dahlstrom, CCB president. “We are beginning to plan our performances for next fall and hope the community will continue to support us by attending our concerts.”

Music to be performed will include:

  • “Invictus March,” by Karl L. King
  • “Americans We,” by Henry Fillmore, edited by Frederick Fennell
  • “The Homefront: Musical Memories from World War II,” arranged by James Christensen
  • “El Relicario Paso Doble,” by Jose Padilla, arranged by Robert Longfield
  • “Armed Forces Salute,” arranged by Bob Lowden
  • “Stars and Stripes Forever,” by John Philip Sousa, arranged by Paul Yoder

The 45-member Crossroads Community Band, conducted by Ken Peach, rehearses Tuesday nights in the Fine Arts Building band hall on VC’s Main Campus. The band is affiliated with Victoria College, and students may enroll in the band for VC music ensemble credit. During the spring semester, there were 15 Victoria College students receiving credit for their participation in the band.

Founded in 2009, the Crossroads Community Band consists of instrumentalists from all walks of life, including retirees, teachers, doctors, librarians, engineers, school band directors, computer specialists, business people, students and musicians. Instruments played include tubas, trombones, trumpets, oboes, bassoons, clarinets, euphoniums, French Horns, flutes, saxophones and percussion.

Ethel Lee Tracy Park is located at 701 East Larkspur St.

For more information, visit CCBVictoria.org or the band’s Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/CCB.Victoria.

Published: Thursday, 07 May 2015
 

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