KETCHIKAN COMMUNITY CONCERT
BAND PRESENTS "XTRATUF" CONCERT
Sunday, March 14, 2010
March 06, 2010
Ketchikan, Alaska - The Ketchikan Community Concert Band's annual
"Lightweight Concert" is being renamed this year. Its
new name is now the XTRATUF CONCERT. Conducted by Roy McPherson,
the band is ready to present you with a combination of excellent
musical arrangements with some surprises. Two pair of XTRATUF
boots, donated by North Safety Products and Tongass Trading Company,
will also be given away in a drawing.
The performance will open with our state song, "Alaska's
Flag" augmented by voices from the Ketchikan Community Choir
led by Steve Kinney. Next is "Olympiada", opening with
an Olympic-style fanfare, and written in an attempt to capture
the feelings of intense glory and pain that are inspired by the
Olympic Games. "Footprints" is a new piece written
by Matthew Sexton, the University of Florida band symphonic band
conductor. It features horn player, Mary Kurth, our Schoenbar
Middle School music director.
Gershwin fans will enjoy " I Got Rhythm", " 'S
Wonderful", "Fascinating Rhythm", "Rhapsody
In Blue" and other recognizable songs in "A Tribute
to Gershwin". William Latham wrote "Brighton Beach"
in 1954, and it is one of his most popular marches and one of
the band's favorites.
James Swearingen's lyrical "Follow the River" will
be followed by "The Golden Age of Rock and Roll" which
includes "At the Hop", "Runaround Sue" and
Mike Kurth, Mike Moyer, Rob Alley and Bill Urquhart will be featured
pipers on "Highland Cathedral", a piece written specifically
for bagpipes and concert band.
After the 11.5 minute intermission, the band will perform "Mountain
Dance", a piece inspired by North Carolina bluegrass musicians,including
arrangements of "Cluck Old Hen", "Poor Polly"
and "Sourwood Mountain".
"Holy Buckets, Batman - Superman's Back!" in the "Superman
Returns" medley including "Can You Read My Mind?"
and "Memories" along with the "Superman Theme".
Who is "Scattered Sunshine"? Ketchikan's own trombone
choir started rehearsing weekly in July of 2009, and has performed
at the Monthly Grind, and Schoenbar and Houghtaling schools.
This spring they plan a "tour" to other schools in
the district. Members are Stan Aegerter, Ralph Beardsworth, Dwayne
Clary, Rob Holston, Wayne Houtcooper, Roy McPherson, Tina McPherson,
Eddie Snodderly and Don Struthers. They will perform "Charlottown"
and "Snoozer Serenade" both arranged by member, Roy
Inspired by dance movements found in comtemporary stage, ballet
and theatrical productions, "Choreography" employs
lyrical style and rhythmical punctuation in an exciting arrangement
for players and listeners alike. Following is "Salute to
American Jazz", a challenging medley arranged by the great
composer/arranger Sammy Nestico. You'll recognize tunes such
as "St. Louis Blues", "Night in Tunisia",
"It Don't Mean a Thing", and "Birdland".
The concert will conclude with one of the band's favorite marches,
"Marcho Poco" composed by Donald Moore.
There might even be an unforgetable surprise "encore' .
The Ketchikan Community Concert Band invites the community to
join them on Sunday, March 14th at 3:04 p.m. at the Kayhi Auditorium
for an afternoon of music and fun. Students under 18 are FREE,
and adults are $ 10.00.
Tickets are available at McPherson
Music, the Arts Council, Parnassus and from KCCB band members.
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