Thursday, June 30, 2011

Week 4 - An American Celebration

Our "4th of July concert" will take place on Wednesday July 6th! It all starts at 7:30pm in Central Park.

Musical selections will include the following:

American Folk Rhapsody #2 - Clare Grundman
Salute to America's Finest - a medley of military marches
E Pluribus Unum, march - Fred Jewell
Freedom Overture - John Edmondson
Tame the Savage Sea - Elliot del Borgo
Circus Bee, march - Henry Fillmore
The Walking Frog, march - Karl L. King
Grand Serenade for an Awful Lot of Winds and Percussion - P.D.Q Bach
Stars and Stripes Forever - Sousa

Please join us for another evening in the 102nd season of the Chemical City Band.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Week 3 - Wed June 29

The weather looks GREAT for tonight, and all systems are green and go! The concert will begin at 7:30pm, and will include:

Slavonic Dances, opus 26 - Dvorak
Fandango - Perkins
The Thunder and the Roar (a medley of songs of abut trains) - LaPlante
Fugue on "Yankee Doodle" - Sousa
Brighton Beach, concert march - Latham
Instant Concert - Walters
Minnesota March - Sousa

... and more

Tonight will also include a special presentation about the Band Shell Restoration Project!

Please join us for a great evening at Central Park, Rodd Street at Collins Street.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Week 2 - Wed June 22, 7:30pm

Tonight's concert was cancelled due to the flooded conditions in the area where the band would be seated for performances:

We'll try again next week - Wed June 29th at 7:30pm. Craig MacDonald from the Alden B. Dow Family Foundation will be here to to share information on the project to restore the band shell to its 1938 condition. Please be sure to join us!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Opening night - Wed June 15, 7:30pm

The weather looks very promising for our opening night concert on Wed June 15. The concert will begin at 7:30pm and will include a wide variety of selections from marches to overtures to novelty pieces such as the "Lawrence Milk Plays Guy Lombago" (a caricature of the music styles of both Welk and Lombardo during the 1950's and 60's).

Please join us for the beginning of the 102nd season of Midland's Chemical City Band.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Central Park bandshell to be restored; fundraising under way - Midland Daily News

Central Park bandshell to be restored; fundraising under way : "Central Park’s treasured historic bandshell, which has been
deemed unfit for use, will receive a restoration."