Monday, August 1, 2022

2022 Season Closing Remarks

 The Chemical City Band (CCB) closed its 113th season with a concert on July 27 at the Nicholson-Guenther Community Band Shell in Midland's Central Park.  The weather cooperated again this year with all 7 concerts performed outdoors.  We want to thank all those who donated in the drum shells during the concerts, including a $2 bill, Canadian coins, and 50 cent rolls of pennies.

During the 2022 season, 78 musicians performed at least 1 concert and 9 were present for all 7 concerts.  14 high school and college students participated in addition to 11 current or retired school music directors.  In all, 48 musicians performed each week on average.  We honored one musician with 50 years of performance experience with the CCB, and acknowledged those with 40+ and 30+ years in the band.

The CCB has a 6 member Board of Directors, who are also performing members of the band:

Richard S. Harner, president

Susan Gessford, vice-president

Gaye Terwillegar, secretary

Richard L. Scott, treasurer

Mara Stewart, publicity director

Steve DeRees, music director

In addition to contributions from the general public, the Board would like to acknowledge operating financial support from the Alden and Vada Dow Family Foundation and the Rollin M. Gerstacker Foundation.  The CCB also participated in the Give Local Midland one-day fundraiser in May, sponsored by the Midland Area Community Foundation.  Contributions to the CCB endowment fund administered by the MACF can be made at any time by indicating the Chemical City Band long term investment fund #545.


Chemical City Band 2022

2022 Roster (in alphabetical order):

Eric Attard
Dean Bard
Greg Bovid
Tom Broka
Nicki Bruski
Autumn Brutyn
Ben Bucci
Megan Carlsen
Tom Coon
Lonny Cruff
Annie Cunningham
Ben Dawley
Tina Delong
Steve DeRees
Ethan Dotson
Rick Enszer
Jason Falkenroth
Adrienne Feige
Stephanie Gessford
Anna Gessford
Sue Gessford
Anne Halls
Rich Harner
Brady Havens
Craig Heydenberg
Wendy Hohmeyer
Lei Johnson
Everett Kalcec
Angela Kalcek
John Kostoff
Andrew Kowalski
Katelyn Kozar
Cora Lambert
David Latondress
Jim Lile
Hannah Loiselle
Laura Maiers
Paul Melichar
Mattie Midkiff
Rachel Morr
Nathan Ng
JR Nosal
Ken Pederson
Ryan Petersen
Tim Peterson
Nick Pisarcyzk
Hannah Qualls
Kevin Rash
Nicole Rausch
Andrew Reed
Tom Rice
Rachel Robbins
Stan Rowe
Tom Ryden
Lucas Scherzer
Paul Schultz
Jenny Schwab
Dick Scott
Brenda Selley
David Selley
Bobbi Sheppard
Kerry Smith
Nathan Snyder
Roger Stevens
Mara Stewart
Justin Taylor
Emelia Teed
Paul Teed
Stephanie Terpening
Gaye Terwillegar
Beth Thomas
Justin Walker
Lindsay Walker
Grant Wang
Karen Welser
Roger Welser
Jeanne Wiest
Jacob Wisenbach
Ken Ygiela


Tuesday, July 26, 2022

Week 7 - July 27 Concert

The Chemical City Band will perform its seventh concert of the 2022 Season on Wednesday, July 27 at the Nicholson-Guenther Community Band Shell in Midland's Central Park, starting at 7:30 PM.  In case of rain, the concert will be moved to the Central Auditorium.  Please check this blog or our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/chemicalcityband) for last minute updates.

Steve DeRees will return as our musical director this week.  The following selections will be presented with a short intermission:


Spine of the Devil March............................................................................................Waymon O. Bullock

March and Procession of Bacchus................................................................Leo Delibes, arr. E. Osterling

Songs of the Plains.........................................................................................................Pierre La Plante

Selections from "Incredibles 2"..............................................................Michael Giacchino, arr. J. Moss

National Defense March..................................................................................................Leonard B. Smith


Intermission


Who's Who in Navy Blue March.................................................................John Philip Sousa, ed. F. Byrne

Memor Vita!...............................................................................................................................Brant Karrick

Music from "Wicked".............................................................................Stephen Schwartz, arr. M. Sweeney

Barnum and Bailey's Favorite March....................................................Karl L. King, arr. Glenn Cliffe Bainum

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

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

 




 

Tuesday, July 19, 2022

Week 6 - July 20 Concert

 The Chemical City Band will perform its sixth concert of the 2022 Season on Wednesday, July 20 at the Nicholson-Guenther Community Band Shell in Midland's Central Park, starting at 7:30 PM.  In case of rain, the concert will be moved to Central Auditorium.

Tom Broka, one of our fine euphonium players, will serve as guest conductor for this evening.  The following musical selections will be presented with a short intermission:


The Gallant Seventh March.......................................................John Philip Sousa, ed. F. Fennell

Temple of the Murals..............................................................................................Brian Balmages

The Little Mermaid.............................................Howard Ashman and Alan Menken, arr. J. Bocook

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

On the Mall March.......................................................................................Edwin Franko Goldman

Intermission

Impact............................................................................................................Randall D. Standridge

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

Highlights from "Star Wars: The Last Jedi"...........................................John Williams, arr. M. Brown

Festive Dance from "Faust"...............................................................Charles Gounod, arr. A. Glover

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

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


Bandshell in Central Park from 400 feet



Tuesday, July 12, 2022

Week 5 - July 13 Concert

 The Chemical City Band will perform its fifth concert of the 2022 Season on Wednesday, July 13 at the Nicholson-Guenther Community Band Shell in Midland's Central Park, starting at 7:30 PM.  In case of rain, the concert will be moved to Central Auditorium.

Steve DeRees continues as our musical director.  The following selections will be presented with a short intermission:


Falcon Lake Overture.........................................................................................Robert Sheldon

Prelude, Siciliano, and Rondo..................................................Malcolm Arnold, arr. J.P. Paynter

When Yuba Plays the Rumba on the Tuba..............................Herman Hupfeld, arr. W. Teague

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

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

Intermission

J. S. Jig...............................................................................................................Brant Karrick

Eighties Flashback........................................................................................arr. Paul Murtha

Symphonic Suite from "Star Trek".................Michael Giacchino, Alexander Courage and

                                              Gene Roddenberry, arr. J. Bocook

Semper Fidelis March...........................................................John Philip Sousa, arr. Brion/Schissel

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

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


John Philip Sousa




Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Week 4 - July 6 Concert

 The Chemical City Band will perform its fourth concert of the 2022 Season on Wednesday, July 6 at the Nicholson-Guenther Community Band Shell in Midland's Central Park, starting at 7:30 PM.  In case of rain, the concert will be moved to Central Auditorium.

Steve DeRees continues as our musical director.  The following selections will be presented with a short intermission:


Hall of Fame Concert March............................................Joseph Olivadoti, arr. John Moss

Hebrides Suite.........................................................................................Clare Grundman

Danny Boy..............................................................................................arr. Warren Barker

Looney Tunes Overture.........................................................................arr. Bill Holcombe


Intermission


The Chantyman's March.....................................................................John Philip Sousa

The Civil War.................................................................................arr. James D. Ployhar

Three Ayres from Gloucester.................................................................Hugh M. Stuart

Hands Across the Sea March......................................John Philip Sousa, ed. F. Fennell

The Stars and Stripes Forever 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


John Philip Sousa


Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Week 3 - June 29 Concert

The Chemical City Band will perform its third concert of the 2022 Season on Wednesday, June 29 at the Nicholson-Guenther Community Band Shell in Midland's Central Park, starting at 7:30 PM.

Steve DeRees continues as our musical director.  The following selections will be presented with a short intermission:

 

The Liberty Bell March.........................................................John Philip Sousa, ed. W.D. Revelli

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

Big Band Cavalcade............................................................................................arr. Andy Clark

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

George Washington Bicentennial March..........................................................John Philip Sousa

 

Intermission

 

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

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

The Washington Post March........................................................John Philip Sousa, arr. P. Sparke

American Legacy No. 1.................................................................................arr. Charles Carter

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

The Stars and Stripes Forever 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


John Philip Sousa
John Philip Sousa



Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Week 2 - June 22 Concert

The Chemical City Band will perform its second concert of the 2022 season on Wednesday, June 22 at the Nicholson-Guenther Community Band Shell in Midland's Central Park, starting at 7:30 PM.  

Steve DeRees will continue as our musical director.  The following selections will be presented with a short intermission:


When Summer Takes Flight..............................................................................Robert W. Smith

Rhythm of the Winds............................................................................................Frank Erickson

Variations on a Korean Folk Song...............................................................John Barnes Chance

All Those Endearing Young Charms.....................................Simone Mantia, arr. Andrew Glover

Ben Dawley, euphonium soloist

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


Intermission


Manhattan Beach March................................................John Philip Sousa, arr. Brion/Schissel

Summertime.....................................................................George Gershwin, arr. Calvin Custer

Nordic Sketches................................................................................................Pierre La Plante

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

La Rosita............................................................Gustave Haenschen, scored by John Cacavas

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

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

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