In Full Swing for Fall

Our "Fall for Fall" concert at St. James' Retirement Community," October 14, was inspiring. The setting was lovely and intimate and the music well performed, creating remarkable rapport between the audience and musicians.  We presented American Patrol, Yosemite Autumn, City Rain, the first movement of Holst's Suite in Eb, Music from "The Incredibles," King Cotton, selections from "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," a wonderful arrangement of Shenandoah, a medley from "Pirates of the Caribbean," and as encore, Carmen Dragon's outstanding arrangement of America, The Beautiful.  This was our fourth concert at St. James, and we hope very much to be invited again.  The synergy is extraordinary.

Now it's on to a month of rehearsals before our Novemember 18 concert, which features classics of the concert band repertoire along with exciting new music by contemporary composers:  

John Philip Sousa, King Cotton
F. W. Meacham, American Patrol
Gustav Holst, Suite in Eb for Military Band
Alfred Reed, Armenian Dances II 

W. Francis McBeth, Of Sailors and Whales
Mark Camphouse, Yosemite Autunm
Judith Lang Zaimont, City Rain
Carter Pann, Hold This Boy and Listen

The concert takes place in Oneonta's First United Methodist Church at 2:00 p.m., Scott Rabeler and Andrew Pease conducting.  It is free and open to the public and generously supported by the Dewar and Future for Oneonta Foundations.











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