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Ketchikan Community Band Performs "Lightweight Concert" February 28th


February 28, 2009

Ketchikan, Alaska - Beethoven, P.D.Q. Bach, Jack Shay, Dave Kiffer and Rob Holston are going to team up to present an in-depth analysis of Ludwig's wonderful Symphony No. 5 in Saturday evening's community band concert. Ketchikan Community Band's "Lightweight Concert" will be held at Kayhi and scheduled to start at 7:04 pm.

Jack Green and Bill Green first presented this "play-by-play" coverage thirty-two years ago with the Kayhi Band and have been researching and developing new insights into the music ever since.

The concert will begin precisely at 7:04 pm. on Saturday, February 28th, opening with "Bravura" march. Other scheduled selections include Aaron Copland's "Scenes from Billy the Kid," and Percy Grainger's "Irish Tune from County Derry" ("Danny Boy"). The trombone section will be featured in "Holiday for Trombones" and the horn section will be out front on "Officer of the Day" march.

Two John Williams medleys will be performed - the various marches from "Star Wars" movies, and the scary tunes such as the "Darth Vader Theme," "Jaws" and songs from "Harry Potter" in "Chillers and Thrillers."

The band's percussionists will perform "Serengeti," an ensemble requiring fifteen players who will make use of many of the custom instruments designed and built by the band members including their gong, ships bells, rain machine and chimes.

There will be a number of special surprises and something of interest to listeners of all ages.

Tickets are available from band members, the Arts Council,
McPherson Music and at the door. Those 18 and under are

7:04 - - - Don't Be Late!


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