The fifth concert of the 154th season of the Michigan City Municipal Band (MCMB) will be held on Thursday, July 7, 7:30p, at the Guy F. Foreman Bicentennial Amphitheater in Washington Park. The band plays a variety of music designed to entertain audience member of all ages. All concerts are free and everyone is welcome. Jeffrey Scott Doebler is the conductor for 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 and music department chairperson at Michigan City High School. Assistant conductor Quincy Ford will lead the band this week.
The July 7 concert repertoire will include:
Washington Post March by John Philip SousaA Jubilant Overture by Alfred ReedAmazing Grace by Frank TicheliOctane by Quincy HilliardHello by Adele Adkins and Greg Kurstin arr. Michael brownThe Queen of Soul (Remembering Aretha Franklin) arr. Paul MurthaKentucky Trotter by Frank PerkinsMusic for a Summer Night by Glenn OsserINGLESINA “The Little English Girl” by David Delle Cese arr. John R. BourgeoisAmerica the Beautiful arr. Warren Barker
Our tradition of inviting the audience to sing at the beginning and ending of of each concert has returned. After the opening fanfare, the audience will sing along on the Star Spangled Banner. Each concerts ends with a familiar patriotic song for the audience to sing. The lyrics to each song are posted every week on the MCMB’s Facebook page as well as the homepage of our website and can be accessed on your smartphone.
The MCMB 154th season consists of ten free Thursday concerts, ending August 11. All concerts begin at 7:30p and last about an 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 parking fee.
Rick Carlson, principal trumpet for MCMB, will be the announcer.