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Medina Community Band to perform at EHOVE

By Norwalk Reflector staff • Apr 11, 2019 at 8:00 PM

AVERY — The Medina Community Band, under the baton of Marcus Neiman, will present its annual spring concert at 2 p.m. April 28 at EHOVE Career Center, 316 Mason Road.

Admission and parking to the concert are complimentary. The annual concert will mark the Medina band’s 27th appearance at EHOVE.

Neiman will be assisted by assistant conductorJohn Connors. Featured with the band will be the Edison seventh- and eighth-grade band conducted by Melissa Hartley and the Edison High School Band conducted by Denise Reilly.

Flutist Sadie Nayman will be the featured instrumental soloist with Medina Community Band, performing “Cécile Chaminade’s Concertino, Op. 107” for flute. The featured ensemble will be a brass sextet performing Donizetti’s “Sextet from Lucia di Lammermoor,” featuring Lu Ann Gresh and Marcia Nelson-Kline (cornets); George Rosin, Mark Mitchell and Rodney Hannah (trombone); and Clayton Van Doren (euphonium).

Selections will include Vaughan Williams’ “English Folk Songs Suite”; Nathaniel Dett’s “After the Calk Walk”; Hector Berlioz’s “Marche Hongroise” from “Damnation of Faust”; and Bart Howard’s “Fly Me to the Moon.” Marches by John Philip Sousa will be featured and include “Esprit De Corps,” “The Washington Post March” and “Stars and Stripes Forever.”

A special salute to the military and their families will include the Bob Lowden arrangement of “Armed Forces Salute.”

The Edison seventh- and eighth-grade band will perform Edwin Eugene Bagley’s “National Emblem March,” “Academic Festival Overture, Op. 80” by Johannes Brahms and Henry Fillmore’s “Lassus Trombone.” The EHS Band will perform Karl King’s marches “Alamo March” and “Aces of the Air,” the Michael Brown arrangement of “The Beach Boys Greatest Hits” and Sousa’s “Sound Off!” march.

The 40-piece Medina Community Band’s concert will be repeated with slight changes in literature at 2 p.m. May 5 in the Medina High School Middle auditorium, 777 E. Union St., Medina.

The Medina Community Band has been recognized by the John Philip Sousa Foundation for its historic importance and impact on the present-day community band effort with the Sudler Silver Scroll Historic Community Band Award for 2015. The basis for the award is in the existence of a community band for more than 100 years, as well as having played a significant and leading role in the cultural and musical environment in their community.

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