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Derrick's selections include: The Star Spangled Banner by Francis Scott Key and John Stafford Smith, arranged by Mike Watts and adapted by Ted Ricketts; An American Rhapsody for Winds and Percussion by Charles Sayre; Sousa!, a "modern tribute to the world's march king" arranged by Warren Barker; Buckaroo Blues by Morton Gould; The Entertainer by Scott Joplin arranged by Arthur Frackenpohl; The Liberty Bell March by John Philip Sousa arranged by William Revelli; American Legion Forever by Morton Gould, transcribed by Philip J. Lang; Americans We March by Henry Fillmore, arranged by Frederick Fennell; American Variations by Jerry Bilik; All Out, America! by Beatrice and Max Krone, arranged by Lucien Calliet; and our traditional closing march, The Stars and Stripes Forever by John Philip Sousa.
Burlington High School band director Derrick Murphy will be this week's conductor. When not conducting, Derrick is the band's principal trumpeter and is also principal trumpet in the Southeast Iowa Symphony Orchestra, the Southeast Iowa Band, the Southeast Iowa Brass Quintet and a member of the Bullis-Rutter Big Band. Derrick has chosen an American patriotic theme for this concert in keeping with its proximity to the Independence Day holiday.