The seventh concert of the 155th season of the Michigan City Municipal Band (MCMB) will be held on Thursday, July 20, 7:30p, at the Guy F. Foreman Bicentennial Amphitheater in Washington Park. The band plays a variety of music 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 Chair at Michigan City High School. Quincy Ford will lead the band this week.
The July 20 concert program will include:
Midway March by John Williams, arr. John Moss
Rejouissance (Fantasia on Ein Feste Burg- A Mighty Fortress Is Our God) by James Curnow
O Nata Lux by Guy Forbes, arr. Preston Hazzard
Latin Celebration (Brazil, Besame Mucho, Perfidia, Mambo Jumbo), arr John Tatgenhorst
Sweet Caroline by Neil Diamond, arr. Tim Waters
Music from “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon”, arr. Michael Brown
Kentucky Trotter by Frank Perkins
Stand-By March by Louis Castellucci
This Land Is Your Land by Woodie Guthrie, arr. John Warrington
Our tradition is to invite the band 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 Facebook page and can be accessed on your smartphone.
The MCMB 155th season consists of ten free Thursday concerts, ending August 10. 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.