The seventh concert of the 151st season of the Michigan City Municipal Band will take place Thursday, July 18, 7:30p, at the Guy F. Foreman Bicentennial Amphitheater in Washington Park. The band plays a variety of music designed to entertain audience members of all ages. All concerts are free and everyone is welcome. Jeffrey Scott Doebler is the conductor for the MCMB and Quincy Ford is the assistant conductor. Dr. Doebler serves as director of music education at Valparaiso University. Mr. Ford,principal saxophone in the MCMB, is retired director of bands from Michigan City High School. Assitant conductor Quincy Ford will lead the band this week.
The July 18 concert repertoire will include:
The Star-Spangled Banner
Daughters of Texas March by John Philip Sousa
A Festival Prelude by Alfred Reed
Porgy and Bess arr. by James Barnes
Peace Song by Timothy Broege
Beguine for Band by Glenn Osser
Soundtrack Highlights from “Black Panther” arr. Michael Brown
Pop and Rock Legends: Chicago arr, John Wasson
Block “M” March by Jerry Bilik
Audience sing-a-long America the Beautiful arr. Warren Barker
The 2019 concert series consists of ten free Thursday concerts beginning June 6 and ending August 8. All concerts begin at 7:30p and last about and hour. Parking is available in the lots closest to the amphitheater, as well as the Michigan City Senior Center. Entrance to the park is free with a Michigan City Park Sticker, otherwise there is a small fee.
Rick Carlson, principal trumpet for MCMB, will be the announcer.