Wednesday, July 15, 2009

American Overture for Band

Here's another video from the Shorewood Concert Band's 2009 Fourth of July Concert.

Joseph Willcox Jenkins began composing short pieces while in elementary school. American Overture for Band was composed in 1955 while Jenkins served on the arranging staff of the United States Army Field Band and he dedicated the work to their conductor, Colonel Chester E. Whiting. Reminiscing about the piece, his first for band, Jenkins states, “I wanted to write something for our magnificent horn section, because I was tired of them having to play off-beats. That was the inspiration for the piece. I have to admit that I was also inspired somewhat by the last movement of the Bartók Concerto for Orchestra. I heard it on a Boston Symphony Orchestra broadcast as a teenager and it really impressed me. Some of the themes in American Overture remind me of that piece.”

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

SCB Goes To The Circus!

The fourth and final concert of the Shorewood Concert Band's 2009 season is coming this Thursday July 16th at 7 pm in Atwater Park.

Our salute to the Great American Circus will be filled with the sounds of circus bands and music about the circus including:

Entry of the Gladiators - Julius Fucik
The Billboard - John N. Klohr
William Tell Overture (Finale) - G. Rossini
Circus Bee - Henry Fillmore
Send in the Clowns - Stephen Sondheim
E Pluribus Unum - Fred Jewell
Lassus Trombone - Henry Fillmore
The Show Boy - Will Huff
The Walking Frog - Karl L. King
Bravura - C.E. Duble
The Big Circus March - Robert E. Foster
Barnum & Bailey’s Favorite Karl L. King

In honor of Lincoln's 200th birthday and the 100th Anniversary of the Lincoln Penny we are holding a penny drive to support the Shorewood Band Parents organization so please dig deep into the cushions of your couches, clean out your car’s coin holder and bring them to the concert!

Here's a number from our Fourth of July concert, Herman "Dodo" Hupfeld's 1931 novelty hit "When Yuba Plays the Rumba on the Tuba"

Friday, July 3, 2009

Stars & Stripes

The third concert of the 2009 Season is coming tomorrow July 4th at 6:30 pm at Atwater Park.

National Emblem - EE Bagley
You're A Grand Old Flag - George M Cohan
American Overture for Band - Joseph Willcox Jenkins
Music from Les Miserables - Alain Bouil and Claude-Michel Schonberg
When Yuba Plays the Rumba On The Tuba - Herman Hupfeld
Theme from Star Trek: The Motion Picture - Jerry Goldsmith
Summon The Heroes - John Williams
Bucky Badger - arranged by Wayne Becker
Armed Forces - The Pride of America! - arranged by Larry Clark and Greg Gilpin
America the Beautiful - Katharine Lee Bates and Samuel A. Ward
This Land Is Your Land - Woody Guthrie
I Am The Guard - Arthyr Fields
Highlights from Oklahoma - Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein
The Star and Stripes Forever - John Philip Sousa

Our last concert of the year will be Thursday July 16th at 7 pm.

Here's a couple of videos from the second concert:

Instant Concert by Harold L. Walters

The 2009 version of Beer Barrel Polka now with 4 Tubas!