May 2018: BBCI Presents “Remember When…”

Remember When…

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