May 12, 2018
7:00PM at Normal West High School
501 North Parkside Road, Normal, IL
The Brass Band of Central Illinois will present its annual spring concert entitled “Remember When…” at 7:00 pm on Saturday, May 12, 2018. The concert will be held in the auditorium of Normal West High School, 501 North Parkside Road, in Normal, Illinois.
Conducted by Dr. Sharon Huff, the band will present an assortment of brass band arrangements of music with melodies that are sure to evoke memories from days past. The concert will include pieces by Bernstein, Offenbach, Grainger, Rachmaninoff, and Shostakovich, and will also include popular tunes such as “Bill Bailey” and “The Lion Sleeps Tonight.”
The concert will feature cornet soloist Gabe Myers who will perform “American Eagle Waltz,” and the cornet trio of Kelly Rackauskas, Sherman Lewis, and Gabe Myers performing “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy.”
Rounding out the program, the band will perform “Barn Dance and Cowboy Hymn” by Philip Sparke, and “Latin Satin” by our own staff composer, Tom Fatten. It will be a fun night of memorable melodies, marches, and solos!
As always, the concert is free with no admission charge or tickets required. Voluntary donations will be accepted during the concert and free refreshments will be served immediately after the concert.
Please plan to join us as we celebrate spring with lots of brass band music on Saturday evening, May 12!
Program for May 12, 2018
Galop by Dimitri Shostakovich, arr. Alan Fernie
Overture to Candide by Leonard Bernstein, arr. Howard Snell
Irish Tune from County Derry by Percy Grainger, arr. Denis Wright
American Eagle Waltz by Jacques Offenbach, arr. Drew R. Fennell
Featuring Gabe Myers, cornet soloist
Old Comrades by Carl Teike
African Funk by Alan Fernie
Barn Dance and Cowboy Hymn by Philip Sparke
18th Variation from Paganini Variations by Rachmaninov, arr. Howard Snell
Bill Bailey by Hughie Cannon, arr. Goff Richards
Latin Satin by Tom Fatten
Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy by Don Raye and Hughie Prince, arr. Mark Freeh
Featuring Sherman Lewis, Gabe Myers, and Kelly Rackauskas, cornet trio