Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Week 5 - July 17 Concert

The Chemical City Band will perform its sixth concert of the 2019 season on Wednesday, July 17 at the Nicholson-Guenther Community Band shell in Midland's Central Park, starting at 7:30 PM.  Our guest conductor is Chris O'Connell.

In case of rain, the performance will move to Central Auditorium.


The following musical selections will be presented:

Golden Jubilee March....................John Philip Sousa, ed. F. Fennell

On the Edge of Tomorrow......................................Michael Sweeney

Festival Celebration......................................................David Nelson

The Typewriter.............................Leroy Anderson, trans. F.E. Werle
          Karen Welser, typist

Intermission

Clarinet Marmalade..........................................arr. John Edmondson

Symphonic Chorale for Concert Band.........................Eric Osterling

A Huntingdon Celebration............................................Philip Sparke

The Great Waldo Pepper March........Henry Mancini, arr. J. Cacavas

America, the Beautiful.................Samuel F. Ward, arr. A.F. Gaylord

Star Spangled Banner............John Stafford Smith, arr. A.F. Gaylord

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Week 4 - July 10 Concert

The Chemical City Band will perform its fourth concert of the 2019 season on Wednesday, July 10 at the Nicholson-Guenther Community Band shell in Midland's Central Park, starting at 7:30 PM.  In case of rain, the performance will move to Central Auditorium.


The following musical selections will be presented:

National Emblem March..................Edwin E. Bagley, ed. F. Fennell

The Best of Broadway.......................................arr. James H. Burden

Down In The Valley..................................................Pierre La Plante

Themes Like Old Times II....................................arr. Warren Barker

Intermission

Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy.....................Don Raye & Hughie Prince
                                                                                  arr. J.D. Ployhar

How to Train Your Dragon...............John Powell, arr. S. O'Loughlin

Dixieland Jam!.........................................................arr. Bob Lowden
        Sue Genau, clarinet
        Rick Enszer, trumpet
        Graham Koppi, saxophone
        Justin Taylor, trombone
        Eric Attard, tuba
        Nicholas Bloom, drumset

The Minnesota March....................John Philip Sousa, ed. F. Fennell

America, the Beautiful.................Samuel F. Ward, arr. A.F. Gaylord

Star Spangled Banner............John Stafford Smith, arr. A.F. Gaylord


Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Week 3 - July 3 Concert

The Chemical City Band will perform its third concert of the 2019 season on Wednesday, July 3 at the Nicholson-Guenther Community Band shell in Midland's Central Park, starting at 7:30 PM.  In case of rain, the performance will move to Central Auditorium.


The following musical selections will be presented:

Stars and Bars............................................................Robert E. Jager

Early American Suite..................................................arr. John Moss

A Nation's Prayer...........G.W. Warren & W. Steffe, arr. J.D. Ployhar

Miss Liberty March.................................................John Edmondson

Intermission

Americans We....................................Henry Fillmore, ed. F. Fennell

God Bless the U.S.A........................Lee Greenwood, arr. R. Holmes

Salute to America's Finest...........................................Paul Lavender

The Stars and Stripes Forever................................John Philip Sousa

America, the Beautiful.................Samuel F. Ward, arr. A.F. Gaylord

Star Spangled Banner............John Stafford Smith, arr. A.F. Gaylord


Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Week 2 - June 26 Concert

The Chemical City Band will perform its second concert of the 2019 season on Wednesday, June 26 at the Nicholson-Guenther Community Band shell in Midland's Central Park, starting at 7:30 PM.  In case of rain, the performance will move to Central Auditorium.


The following musical selections will be presented:

His Honor March.................................Henry Fillmore, ed. R. Foster

Everest - Top of the World.......................................Elliot Del Borgo

Deep River Rhapsody.............................................Harold L. Walters

A Salute to Spike Jones..........................................arr. Calvin Custer

Intermission

The Bride Elect March...........................................John Philip Sousa

James Bond Returns.......................................................arr. Ken Dye

The Irish Washerwoman...........................................Leroy Anderson

A Russian Festival...........................................................Jay Dawson

America, the Beautiful.................Samuel F. Ward, arr. A.F. Gaylord

Star Spangled Banner............John Stafford Smith, arr. A.F. Gaylord



Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Week 1 - June 19 Concert

4:20 PM Update:  The concert tonight will be held in Central Auditorium due to threatening weather conditions.

The Chemical City Band will perform its first concert of the 2019 season on Wednesday, June 19 at the Nicholson-Guenther Community Band shell in Midland's Central Part, starting at 7:30 PM.  In case of rain, the performance will move to Central Auditorium.


The following musical selections will be presented:

Fire and Lightning!......................................................Gary P. Gilroy

Grand Canyon Overture........................................James Swearingen

Bist du bei mir.......................Johann Sebastian Bach, arr. J. de Haan

Poet and Peasant Overture...............Franz von Suppe, arr. L. Conley

Intermission

Spania, Spanish March...............................................David Schaffer

Selections from "The Greatest Showman"....................arr. P. Murtha

Crazy Little Thing Called Love.......Freddie Mercury, arr. P. Murtha

The Corcoran Cadets March..................................John Philip Sousa

America, the Beautiful.................Samuel F. Ward, arr. A.F. Gaylord

The Star-Spangled Banner.....John Stafford Smith, arr. A.F. Gaylord


Tuesday, June 4, 2019

2019 Season Opening Remarks

With the start of the 2019 season of the Chemical City Band just 2 weeks away, I want to preview our 110th summer of performances.  As before, all concerts are free and occur at the Nicholson-Guenther Community Band Shell in Midland's Central Park on Wednesday evenings at 7:30 PM.  In case of rain, the performance will move over to the Central Auditorium.

2019 CCB Concert Dates

June 19
June 26
July 3
July 10
July 17
July 24
July 31

This year the single rehearsal will be held in the Central Auditorium band room from 7:00 to 9:30 PM on the prior Monday.  Please use the parking lot off Reardon Street.  This performance schedule requires talented and dedicated musicians who demonstrate excellent sight-reading skills.  A few positions/dates still need to be filled, particularly bass clarinet and baritone sax.  Steve DeRees will direct most of the performances once again, but defer to a guest conductor or two this year.  Additional members of the CCB Board of Directors include Sue Gessford, Dick Scott, Gaye Terwillegar, Mara Stewart, and Rich Harner.

The Chemical City Band participated once again in the Give Local Midland fund raiser on May 7, netting $1,420 in direct contributions from 15 donors.  Thanks to all who called in for this one day event!

The Chemical City Band is a non-profit (501c3) musical organization.  Cash/check donations can be made during the concerts in one of the two snare drums (heads removed), or sent directly to 5709 Tiffany Lane, Midland, MI 48642.  Alternatively, donations towards our long term investment fund can be made to the Midland Area Community Foundation, 76 Ashman Circle, Midland, MI 48640.  Checks/grants should indicate the "Chemical City Band Endowment Fund #545".

Please check this blog for more news throughout the season.  Additional information including last minute updates can be found on our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/chemicalcityband.  Also, check out the Verge section of the Midland Daily News each week.

Hope to see you all at our first concert on June 19 in the band shell.

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Week 7 - August 1 Concert

The Chemical City Band will perform its seventh concert of the 2018 season on Wednesday, August 1 at the Nicholson-Guenther Community Band Shell in Midland's Central Park, starting at 7:30 PM.  In case of rain, the performance will move to the Central Park Elementary School auditorium.


The following musical selections will be presented:

The American Way................Edwin Franko Goldman, arr. C. Carter

Summer's End.......................................................William E. Rhoads

Citadel, Concert March..............................................Frank Erickson

The Perfect Storm.........James Horner, John B. Dykes, Cecil Milner

Clarinet Polka......................................................arr. Bruce R. Smith

Intermission

Rise and Shine!........................................................Donald I. Moore

Autumn Leaves.......Johnny Mercer, Jacques Prevert, Joseph Kosma

The Fairest of the Fair....................John Philip Sousa, ed. F. Fennell

Selections from "Mary Poppins"..Richard M. & Robert B. Sherman

America, the Beautiful.................Samuel F. Ward, arr. A.F. Gaylord

The Star-Spangled Banner.....John Stafford Smith, arr. A.F. Gaylord