The ninth concert of the 154th season of the Michigan City Municipal Band (MCMB) will be held on Thursday, August 4, 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 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. Quincy Ford will lead the band this week.
Rick Carlson, principal trumpet with MCMB will be our featured soloist on the program. Rick a native Michigan City resident, earned a Trumpet Performance degree from Indiana University in Bloomington where William Adam was his Trumpet Instructor. He will perform “A Trumpeter’s Prayer” by Tutti Camarata.
The August 4, concert repertoire will include:
King Cotton by John Philip Sousa arr. Keith Brion and Loras Schissel
An Irish Rhapsody by Clare Grundman
Rippling Watercolors by Brian Balmages
A Trumpeter’s Prayer by Tutti Camarata arr. T. W. Swayzee
Tritsch-Tratsch Polka (Chi-Chat) by Johan Srauss arr. Alfred Reed
Opening Night On Broadway arr. Michael Brown
Concert Band Medley: The Blues Brothers arr. Les Taylor
Amparito Roca by Jamie Texidor arr. Aubrey Winter
God Bless The U.S.A. by Lee Greenwood arr. Roger Holmes
Our tradition of inviting the audience to sing at the beginning and ending of each concert. After the opening fanfare, the audience will sing along on the Star-Spangled Banner. Each concert ends with a familiar patriotic song for the audience to sing. The lyrics to each song are posted on the MCMB’s Website and Facebook page 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 fee.
Rick Carlson, principal trumpet for MCMB, will be the announcer.