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By Judith Green


May 22, 2007

Hello PDQBach. No! Wait a minute. That wasn't PDQBach, it was our very own - RMcPherson.

We, the community of Ketchikan, have our very own local talent that gives to us over and over again. We have in our midst a wealth of talent that gives richly to us, and it doesn't even break the piggy bank for those who want to 'expose' the whole family to a community based concert band performance.

Talent, sound, movement, ingenuity, to name just a few of the parts that went into tonight's great performance.

Dale Curtis, soloing on his trumpet, did a tribute to the composer Clifton Williams, a lifelong personal favorite.

Brent Purvis, 1990 Kayhi graduate was here to conduct his (SE Alaska) compostion - A Remarkable Run - written especially for the KCCB.

The percussion section - again - did an outstanding performance. (They sure do get their exercise in that section.)

The KCCB conductor himself had arranged a movement from one of his favorites (Borodin Symphony No2) which was included in tonight's performance.

The program notes listed the last piece as an 'encore piece for symphonic band'.
But not so tonight! As this is where "move over PDQ" came into play. I'm sure those who attended will not soon forget "Balloonology".

PS You might want to stop by McPherson Music Store to see and hear the Rain Machine that was built by several members of the percussion section, an integral part of Brent Purvis' composition - A Remarkable Run.

Judith Green
Ketchikan, AK

Received May 19, 2007 - Published May 22, 2007

About: " One who enjoys good/local music as both participant and listener."



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