Band concert in Grater Park

By on July 13, 2016

Ed Vaughen will conduct the Ephrata Concert Band at its July 17 concert at 7:15 p.m. at the band shell at the foot of Cocalico Street in Ephrata Borough’s Grater Community Park.

Admission is free. The public is urged to bring folding chairs. In the event of inclement weather, the concert will be moved inside the Ephrata Recreation Center a few blocks away at 130 S. Academy Drive.

The first half of the July 17 program will include “Jupiter Hymn,” an arrangement by Johan de Meig from the orchestral suite “The Planets” that English composer Gustav Holst wrote between 1914 and 1917. Other music to be performed includes: “Fanfare & Flourishes,” music by Michigan-born composer James Curnow with powerful brass fanfares and woodwind flourishes; Weber’s Concertino, putting the spotlight on clarinetist Allison Long; Kenneth Alford’s march “Colonel Bogey:” Alexander’s “Colossus of Columbia;” the “Russian Sailors Dance,” arranged by Isaac Morle; and Lowden’s “Dixieland Jam,” which will feature the performances of Long on clarinet, Wilson Gonzales on trumpet, Adam Gregg on tenor sax, and Nate Cooper on trombone.

The July 17 event is the fifth of the six-concert 2016 season, and the second Vaughen will be conducting. The final Sunday evening concert will be July 24.

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