Note from the webmaster: We update this web site at least once a week during our summer concert season. Since the program for each Sunday concert is finalized at our rehearsal on Monday evening, we generally post the week's update sometime on Tuesday. Unfortunately, if you are viewing this page on a summer Monday, what follows will undoubtedly be the information for YESTERDAY'S concert.
The concert will have two directors, Marcia Korb and Mark Eveleth. Before her retirement from the Burlington schools, Marcia was the band director at Oak Street Middle School. A flutist, Marcia plays not only in the band, but is principal flute in the Southeast Iowa Symphony, and a member of the Southeast Iowa Band and the Southeast Iowa Woodwind Quintet.
On Sunday June 12, the band presented a concert at Sunnybrook Assisted Living Center as a fundraiser, an effort that raised $1418.00 thanks to Sunnybrook's generosity in matching the $709.00 in donations given by those who attended the concert. Our intention was to have performed the same music at our regular concert that evening at the band shell. Mother Nature, however, had a different idea and our concert was rained out. This week we will repeat that concert with the hope that Mother Nature has satisfied herself with the first rainout!
The directors have chosen an interesting and varied program. Mark's selections will include Soaring! by Erik Morales; Hands Across the Sea March by John Philip Sousa arranged by Keith Brion and Loras Schissel (frequent visitors to our concerts or this web site will recognize the name of Loras Schissel, one of the world's greatest Sousa experts and Mark's college roomate); Escape from the Deep by Brian Balmages; The Young Man with a Horn by George Stoll arranged by John Edmondson, featuring Ron Coberley as trumpet soloist; Miss Liberty March by Karl King arranged by James Swearingen; and Selections from Chicago by John Kander arranged by Ted Ricketts including And All That Jazz, Cell Block Tango, Roxie, and We Both Reached for the Gun.
Next week's concert will be the final concert
of our 2011 summer season!
Mark is director of the West Burlington Arnold High School and Jr. High bands and plays the trumpet. Besides the band he is a member of the Bullis-Rutter Big Band and the South Hill Brass.
Marcia will direct A Tribute to Henry Mancini arranged by Mike Story including The Pink Panther, Charade, and Peter Gunn; Blue Tango by Leroy Anderson; Shenandoah arranged by Robert Sheldon; Montmartre March by Haydn Wood; Selections from Mary Poppins by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman arranged by Irwin Kostal including Feed the Birds, A Spoonful of Sugar, I Love to Laugh, Sand Dance, Step in Time, Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, Let's Go Fly a Kite, and The Derby. The concert will conclude with our traditional closing march, The Stars and Stripes Forever by John Philip Sousa.