Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Week 7 - August 2 Concert

UPDATE: The concert tonight has been CANCELLED due to rain. 

Referring to collective memory, this is the first time we have been forced to cancel 3 concerts in one season due to weather. 

We will explore the possibility of having alternate venues for all concerts in 2018. Please join us next summer for our 109th season of performances in Central Park at the band shell.

Band Members: Please bring your folder back to the Central Middle School parking lot on Collins Street, starting at 6:45 PM.

The Chemical City Band will perform its final concert of the 2017 season on Wednesday, August 2 at the Nicholson-Guenther Community Band Shell in Midland's Central Park, starting at 7:30 PM. 

The following musical selections will be presented:

Tidewater Concert March.............................................Eric Osterling

Stardust.................Hoagy Carmichael, arr. N. Wayland, adpt. J. Hall

Trumpets Four.............................................................Elmer Ramsey

Montana.................................................................Jan Van der Roost

Intermission

Brighton Beach Concert March............................William P. Latham

Summertime....................................George Gershwin, arr. C. Custer

The Light Fantastic................................................Leonard B. Smith

Sounds of the Carpenters........................................arr. John Cacavas

The High School Cadets March.............................John Philip Sousa

Into The Clouds!.................................................Richard L. Saucedo

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

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


Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Week 6 - July 26 Concert

UPDATE: Concert is cancelled due to weather

The Chemical City Band will perform its 6th concert of the 2017 season on Wednesday, July 26 at the Nicholson-Guenther Community Band Shell in Midland's Central Park, starting at 7:30 PM.

The combined concert with the Auburn Community Band last week (July 19) was taped by MCTV and currently streaming on-line.  A DVD copy is also available to the local community for $10. If interested, just stop in at the Grace A. Dow Memorial Library mezzanine office to reserve one.

The following musical selections will be presented:

Northern Lights...............................................................Larry Neeck

Kentucky Sunrise.........................................Karl King, arr. R. Foster

Stardust.................Hoagy Carmichael, arr. N. Wayland, adpt. J. Hall

The Water is Wide...........................................arr. Darren W. Jenkins

Montana.................................................................Jan Van der Roost

Intermission

Porter's Catalina Band....................Dwight McCaughey, ed. T. Rhea

Woodland Hills...............................................................Ed Huckeby

Pilgrim's Chorus, "Tannhauser"..........Richard Wagner, arr. A. Reed

Eighties Flashback....................................................arr. Paul 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, July 18, 2017

Week 5 - July 19 Concert

The Chemical City Band will perform its 5th concert of the 2017 season on Wednesday, July 19 at the Nicholson-Guenther Community Band Shell in Midland's Central Park, starting at 7:30 PM.

This week we share the stage with the Auburn Community Band of Auburn, Indiana (http://www.acbindiana.com).  This group is traveling to Midland by bus as part of their 35th anniversary festivities.  They will tour the Midland Center for the Arts and have dinner at the Midland First United Methodist Church before the concert.  

In case of rain, the performance will be moved to the Northeast Middle School gymnasium.  Please check this blog or our Facebook page for last minute details.

The following musical selections will be presented:

Auburn Community Band
Don Riley, Director

It Don't Mean A Thing...........................Duke Ellington, arr. J. Moss

God's Country..........................................................Rossano Galante

Tales of Sea and Sail.......................................................Larry Neeck


Chemical City Band
Steve DeRees, Director

Procession of Nobles.....Nicholas Rimsky-Korsakov, arr. E. Leidzen

Fantasy Adventure at the Movies.................................arr. M. Brown

Arsenal, Concert March.........................................Jan Van der Roost


Combined Bands
Directors TBD

Washington Post March.........................................John Philip Sousa

Elegy for the U.S.S. Arizona.................................Larry MacTaggart

America, the Beautiful.........Samuel Augustus Ward, arr. C. Dragon

The Star-Spangled Banner...............................arr. John Philip Sousa

Since 1910



Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Week 4 - July 12 Concert

The Chemical City Band will perform its 4th the concert of the 2017 season on Wednesday, July 12 at the Nicholson-Guenther Community Band Shell in Midland's Central Park, starting at 7:30 PM.

Precipitation is forecast once again during the concert.  Please check this blog or our Facebook page for last minute details.  If rain prevents us from playing at the band shell, the concert will be canceled.

The following musical selections will be presented:

Sea Songs.......................Ralph Vaughan Williams, arr. R. Longfield

The Girl from Ipanema.....Jobim, Gimbel, & Moraes, arr. J. Ployhar

Alla Barocco............................Caesar Giovannini, arr. W. Robinson

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

Intermission

The Entertainer, A Ragtime Two-Step.......Scott Joplin, arr. A. Reed

Ammerland..................................................................Jacob de Haan

Silver Winds...................................................................Victor Lopez

Orange Bowl March...................................................Henry Fillmore

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

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


Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Week 3 - July 5 Concert

The Chemical City Band will perform its 3rd concert of the 2017 season on Wednesday, July 5 at the Nicholson-Guenther Community Band Shell in Midland's Central Park, starting at 7:30 PM.

Fortunately, rain should not be an issue this week.  Parking is open on Collins Street near the continuing construction, and also south of the band shell (over the hill).

The following musical selections will be presented:

Yankee Doodle Dandy................George M. Cohan, arr. E. Osterling

Panorama U.S.A.....................................................James D. Ployhar

Let Freedom Ring (My Country, 'Tis of Thee).....arr. James Curnow

The Liberty Bell March...................John Philip Sousa, arr. M. Story

Intermission

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

Themes Like Old Times III..........................................arr. W. Barker

Upon These Grounds...............................................John Tatgenhorst

Salute to America's Finest.........................................arr. P. Lavender

The Stars and Stripes Forever................................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 27, 2017

Week 2 - June 28 Concert

UPDATE:  The concert tonight has been cancelled due to weather.  Please join us next week for our holiday performance.

The Chemical City Band will perform its 2nd concert of the 2017 season on Wednesday, June 28 at the Nicholson-Guenther Community Band Shell in Midland's Central Park, starting at 7:30 PM.  

Rain is a possibility this week.  We have no alternate performance venue, so the concert may be cancelled depending on forecast and conditions.  Please check this blog or our Facebook page for last minute details!  Band members need to turn in music at the band shell regardless of weather.

The following musical selections will be presented:

Sea Songs.......................Ralph Vaughan Williams, arr. R. Longfield

A Night in June Serenade...................................................K.L. King

Alla Barocco............................Caesar Giovannini, arr. W. Robinson

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

Intermission

The Entertainer, Ragtime Two-Step...........Scott Joplin, arr. A. Reed

Bless the Beasts and Children..............B. DeVorzon & P. Botkin, Jr.

Silver Winds...................................................................Victor Lopez

Orange Bowl March...................................................Henry Fillmore

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

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



Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Week 1 - June 21 Concert

The Chemical City Band will perform its 1st concert of the 2017 season on Wednesday, June 21 at the Nicholson-Guenther Community Band Shell in Midland's Central Park, starting at 7:30 PM.

The following musical selections will be presented:

Somerset Holiday.......................................................Andrew Balent

Intermezzo from Opera "Vanessa"...........Samuel Barber, arr. Beeler

Western Dance.........................................................Clare Grundman

Tower of the Americas...............................................Mike Leckrone

Intermission

Winds on the Run.........................................................Eric Osterling

All Through the Night.........................................arr. Sammy Nestico

The Minstrel Boy......................................................Leroy Anderson

The Free Lance March..........John Philip Sousa, ed. William Revelli

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

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