Previous Concert Programs

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The Rockport Legion Band in Concert

December Programs, 2012

Performed at the Rockport Methodist Church and

the First Congregational Church, Rockport

Fanfare Prelude on “Joy to the World” (Curnow)

 

A Sacred Suite (Reed)

 

The Christmas Song (Torme/Novak)

 

On a Winter’s Night (Moss)

 

Here Comes Santa Claus (Autry)

 

An English Christmas (Grundman)

 

Horse and Buggy (Anderson)

 

Sleigh Ride (Anderson)

 

A Christmas Festival (Anderson)

 

 

INTERMISSION

 

 

Let Us Rejoice – Fanfare and Hymn (Locklear)

 

Minor Alterations (Lovrien)

 

Hallelujah Chorus from “Messiah” (Handel)

 

Auld Lang Syne (arr. Davis)

 

ENCORE

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OCTOBER PROGRAMS, 2012

 

Strike Up the Band

 Ja-Da

 The Gladiator

 Anything Goes

 RLB

 Pink Panther

 Muttering Fritz

 The Great Escape

 The Hippodrome

 Dixieland Jamboree

 Monia

 Visalia Galop

 42nd Street

 Tiger Rag

 God Bless America

 

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Steve Thomas conducts the opening concert of our seventy-ninth consecutive summer concert series. The program will include the following pieces:

Rockport Legion Band Summer Concert #1

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Back Beach Bandstand

Star-spangled Banner

Amparito Roca (Paso Doble)

Strike Up the Band

The Blue-Tail Fly

On The Square March *

March and Procession of Bacchus

Nessun Dorma (Baritone Feature)

Jubelklange

Jupiter Polka (Trumpet Feature)

Dixieland Spectacular

Rainbow Division March *

Largo al Factotum (Tuba Feature) *

Waltz #2

Funiculi, Funicula

Imperial Echoes March *

Ja-Da

Visalia Galop *

God Bless America

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July 15, 2012 Jason Howard leads the band in music to be selected from the following list:

Star Spangled Banner
March With Mancini Henry Mancini
The Student Prince Sigmund Romberg
Elisa Renato Soglia
The Lion King Arr Calvin Custer
The High School Cadets * J. P. Sousa
23 Skidoo! Ken Whitcomb
Dixieland Jam Arr Bob Lowden
Cincinnatus * H. A. Vander Cook
Harlem Nocturne (JoAnn Thrasher, Alto Sax) Earle Hagen
Luna R. Soglia
A Tribute To Glenn Miller Arr Herry Gass
Canzona J. A. Hasse
Someone to Watch Over Me (Jeannine Lynch, Flute) George and Ira Gershwin
The Honolulu Rag * Egbert Van Alstyne
The Music Man Meredith Willson
El Capitan Sousa
A Sacred Suite Alfred Reed
His Honor Henry Fillmore
God Bless America

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July 22, 2012  Steve Thomas conducts this week — the tentative program is posted below.

Star-spangled Banner

The Baltimore American March *

Light Cavalry Overture

Staffolo

Roll Tide

Magnificent Seven

The Elephant and the Flea

Per Aspera ad Astra

Batman Theme

Distant Greeting *

Man of La Mancha

Muttering Fritz *

March of the Siamese Children

I’m Shipping Up To Boston

Captain America March

Simona

Seventy-Six Trombones

Tiger Rag

God Bless America

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July 29, 2012 Jason Howard leads the 7:00 P.M. concert. The fourth concert of our 79th summer season will include music selected from the following list:

Star-spangled Banner

Hi Henry’s Triumphal *

Selections from “Les Miserables”

Selections from “Porgy and Bess”

Iowa Brigade Band March *

Princess of India Overture

Heroes of the Argonne March *

Original Dixieland Concerto

Galop Flirt *

Ballet Parisien

Don’t Cry for Me Argentina

James Bond Suite

Rockport American Legion Band March

Italian Festival

Highlights from “Fiddler on the Roof”

Armed Forces Salute

American Cadet March *

The Emblem of Freedom

God Bless America

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Rockport Legion Band

Summer Concert No. 5

August 5, 2012, 7:00 P.M.

Special Guests – Creagan More Pipes and Drums

Conductor: Steve Thomas

 Star-spangled Banner

 Flourish for Wind Band

 Viscount Nelson *

 Overture to “H.M.S. Pjnafore”

 Soldiers of the Queen

 Trafalgar *

 An Irish Rhapsody

 Army of the Nile

 Crocodile Rock

 Colonel Bogey

 Amazing Grace (combined bands)

79th Farewell to Gibraltar (combined bands)

 The Mad Major (RLB alone)

 Skye Boat Song/Highland Cradle Song (combined)

 Blue Bonnets O’er the Border (combined)

 Scotland the Brave/We’re Na Awa’ (combined)

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August 12, 2012 This Sunday’s concert will be led by Jason Howard. Music to be played will be selected from the following list:

Star-Spangled Banner

American Patrol                                      F.W. Meacham
Knights of the Road                                 Fred K. Huffer *
German Masters Suite                              Arr Philip Gordon
Wonderland By Night (Trumpet Feature)    Arr Alfred Reed
Carnival Bingo                             Chas. Cohen *

The Sound of Music                                  Richard Rogers

Footlifter March                                        Henry Fillmore
A Johnny Mercer Medley                           Arr Frank D, Cofield
Manhattan Beach                                      John Philip Sousa
Red Rhythm Valley                                   Arr Charles Lee Hill
State Fair                                                 Arr Paul Yoder
Harmony Rag                                           Hal G. Nichols *
Schindler’s List (Flute Feature)                    John Williams
Four Episodes For Band                             John J. Morrissey
Beer Barrel Polka                                       Lew Brown
March “Salutations”                                    Roland Seitz
March Dallas                                             R.B. Hall
God Bless America                                    Berlin/Edmondson

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August 19, 2012 Steve Thomas conducts tonight and will select music from the following list (and remember, there is always the possibility of a few musical “surprises”):

Star-spangled Banner

 The Standard of St. George (Alford)

 Anything Goes (Porter)

 Selections from “Chicago” (Kander)

 Polka Medley (Buchtel)

 Toreador’s Song (Bizet) Connie Villanti, Euphonium

 Guadalcanal March (Rodgers)

 Send in the Clowns (Sondheim)

 Ashokan Farewell (Ungar) JoAnn Thrasher, Alto Sax

 Miss Trombone (Fillmore) *

 Blue Tango (Anderson)

 Hawaii Five-O (Stevens)

 Summertime (Gershwin) John Basset, Horn

 Flying Eagle (Blankenburg)

 Forty-second Street ((Warren)

 Dixieland Jamboree (arr. Warrington)

 The Mad Major (Alford)

 The Stripper (Rose)

 Washington Post (Sousa)

 God Bless America (Berlin)

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August 26, 2012 Jason Howard leads the band in the final program of our 79th summer series. Music will be selected from the following list:

Star Spangled Banner
Adios Madrid Charles Rodriques
Lustspiel Overture Keler-Bela
Under Fire March Walter Hearn
Dixieland Clambake John Warrington
On The Square Frank A. Panella
Stand Pops Favorites Arr Frank Cofield
Highlights From Oklahoma Arr Paul Yoder
Carpathian Sketches Robert Jager
Gigi Arr C. Paul Herfurth
Misty  (Alto Sax Feature) Burke& Garner
The Goldman Band March * K. L. King
Highlights From Pocahontas Arr John Moss
Penny Whistle Jig (Piccolo Feature) Henry Mancini
Dances With Wolves Arr Jay Bocook
Music In The Park * Jos. Bergeim
Forty Fathoms  (Tuba Feature) Harold L. Walters
The Teddy Bear’s Picnic John W. Bratton
Hurry Up * J. H. Rayder
Just Another Polka Arr Walter Beeler
1812 Overture P. Tschaikowsky
Stars and Stripes Forever John Philip Sousa
God Bless America

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Rockport Motif #1 Day

Saturday, 5/19 (Harvey Park, Rockport) 1:00 P.M.

American Patrol

Anything Goes

Hoosier Club March *

42nd Street

Great Escape March

Begin the Beguine

Sweet Caroline

Baltimore American March *

Flying Eagle March *

The Elephant and the Flea

Bandology

The Drunken Sailor

Dixieland Jamboree

The Mad Major

Great Balls of Fire

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Christmas Programs, December 2 and 8, 2011

Curnow………..…..Fanfare Prelude on “Joy to the World”

Autry…………………..Here Comes Santa Claus

Torme/Nowak……………….…….…..The Christmas Song

Anderson…………………..…………..…..Horse and Buggy

Adam/Walters…………………………….Cantique de Noel

Grundman, arr ………….…….……An English Christmas

Moss, arr………………….…..……….On a Winter’s Night

Beal + Boothe/Nowak..…….………………Jingle Bell Rock

Anderson………………….…..………………….Sleigh Ride

Anderson……………………..………..A Christmas Festival

Conaway, arr………….……..Sevivon: A Hanukkah Dance

Monnoye/Davis/Longfield………………..………..Pat-a-Pan

Curnow, arr.…………………..…,..……..Stille, Stille, Stille

Bagdasarian/Ricketts………..……….The Chipmunk Song

Handel/Johnson……….Chorus “Hallelujah” from Messiah

Davis/Longfield………………….….……..Auld Lang Syne

Encore (a surprise!)

Jason Howard conducted the program on August 21, 2011 which was selected from the following list:

Star Spangled Banner

Adios Madrid (Charles Rodriques)

Lustspiel Overture (Keler-Bela)

Hurry Up (J. H. Rayder) *

Standard Pops Favorites (Arr Frank Cofield)

Footlifter March (Henry Fillmore)

Te Quiero Dijiste (Maria Grever)
(Solo Euphonium, Connie Villanti)

State Fair (Arr Paul Yoder)

The Commander March (R.B. Hall)

Dixieland Jam (Arr Bob Lowden)

Recorded By Sinatra (Arr Warren Barker)

Marcho Poco (Donald I. Moore0

As Time Goes By (Herman Hupfeld)
(Solo Flute, Jeannine Lynch)

The Hippodrome (Will Huff) *

Finian’s Rainbow (Burton Lane)

Gigi (Arr C. Paul Herfurth)

Just Another Polka (Arr Walter Beeler)

Highlights From Oklahoma (Arr Paul Yoder)

On The Square (Frank A. Panella)

God Bless America (Berlin/Edmundson)

Steve Thomas conducted this week as the band welcomed the Creagan More Pipes and Drums for a joint performance. Children were invited to bring small hand percussion instrument (like shakers, for example, or a tambourine) so they could join in on some of the marches with the band.

Music for the program:

The Star-spangled Banner

Flourish for Wind Band (Vaughan-Williams)

Garry Owen March (Fulton)

An Irish Rhapsody (Grundman)

Fantasia on the Dargason (Holst)

Overture to “H.M.S. Pinafore” (Sullivan/Marlatt)

The Mad Major (Alford)

Killyburn Brae (Sheldon)

Yorkshire Ballad (Barnes)

Colonel Bogey (Alford)

The Rose of Kelvingrove (trad/Knox)

Skye Boat Song & Highland Cradle Song (trad/Lamb)

Cockney Jocks

Highland Cathedral (Korb + Roever/Peaple)

Trafalgar (Zehle)

79th Farewell to Gibralter (trad/Thompson)

Medley: The Rowan Tree/Old Rustic Bridge

Scotland the Brave & We’re No Awa Tae Bide Awa (trad/Marshall)

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Summer Concert #5, August 7, 2011 conducted by Jason Howard

Star Spangled Banner

Manhattan Beach (John Philip Sousa)

Red Rhythm Valley (Arr Charles Lee Hill)

Wonderland By Night (Arr Alfred Reed)
Trumpet Solo: Jason Howard

Send In The Clowns (Stephen Sondheim)

Carnival Bingo (kids) (Chas. Cohen) *

Highlights From Porgy And Bess (George Gershwin)

Harmony Rag (Hal G. Nichols) *

The Sound of Music (Richard Rogers)

March “Salutation” (Seitz)

Rockport American Legion Band March (Charles Rodriguez)

Forty Fathoms (Harold L. Walters)
Tuba Solo Alan Bernard

Too Fat Polka (Arr. Dave Bennett)

Jurassic Park (kids) (John Williams)

Italian Festival (Glenn Osser)

Don’t Cry For Me Argentina (Andrew Lloyd Webber)

Star Spangled Spectacular (George M. Cohan)

Beer Barrel Polka (Lew Brown)

March Dallas (R.B. Hall)

God Bless America (Berlin/Edmondson)

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Summer Concert #4, July 31, 2011 conducted by Jason Howard

Star Spangled Banner
American Patrol (F.W. Meacham)
Hi Henry’s Triumphal (O. R. Farrar) *
A Johnny Mercer Medley (Arr Frank D. Cofield)
American Cadet March (R.B. Hall) *
Original Dixieland Concerto (John Warrington)
Galop-Flirt (kids) (C. M. Ziehrer) *
Dances With Wolves (Arr Jay Bocook)
Knights of the Road (Fred K. Huffer) *
Fiddler on the Roof (Jerry Bock)
Armed Forces Salute (Arr Bob Lowden)
Sounds of Simon and Garfunkel (Paul Simon)
Heroes of the Argonne (J. W. Griffis) *
The Music Man (Meredith Willson)
The Honolulu Rag (Egbert Van Alstyne) *
Johnny Paradiddle (kids) (Arr Eugene)
James Bond Suite (Arr Frank Erickson)
Brabante (H. Maquet)
Ballet Parisien (Jacques Offenbach)
Iowa Brigade Band (Fred Jewell) *
God Bless America (Berlin/Edmondson)

Summer Concert #3, July 24, 2011 conducted by Steve Thomas

The Star-Spangled Banner
Gollmar Brother’s Triumphal (Huffer) *
Strike Up the Band (Gershwin/Barker)
Light Cavalry Overture (von Suppe/Fillmore)
A Quiet Music (D. Wagner)
Merry-Go-Round Galop (Rosenkrans) (For The Children) *
Seventy-six Trombones (Willson/Anderson)
The Blue-Tail Fly (Grundman)
Gaia, Marcia Brilliante (Belloto)
Send in the Clowns (Sondheim/Cofield)
Applejack Rag (Johnson) *
Children’s March (Goldman) (For The Children)
Selections from “Chicago” (Kander/Ricketts)
Rise and Shine (O’Bryant)
Dixieland Jamboree (Warrington)
The Hoosier Club (Sack) *
Fun, Fun, Fun (Wilson + Love)
God Bless America (Berlin/Edmondson)

Summer Concert #2, July 17, 2011 conducted by Jason Howard

Star Spangled Banner
Carpathian Sketches Robert Jager
Carnival For Trumpets John Kinyon
Four Episodes For Band John J. Morrissey
German Masters Suite Arr. Philip Gordon
Music In The Park Jos. Bergeim *
Gethsemane Commandery March James M. Fulton
The Goldman March K. L. King *
Comedian’s Galop
Free Time Marco Tamanini
Imperatrix Alfred Reed
Opus One Arr Bob Lowden
Swing’s The Thing Arr. Warren Barker
Rodgers & Hart Songs Richard Rodgers
Marcho Scherzo Donald I. Moore
Under Fire March Walter Hearn *
The Referee George Rosenkrans *
God Bless America

The Rockport Legion Band
Cape Ann’s Community Concert Band Since 1932
Summer Concert # 1
July 10, 2011, 7:00 P.M.
Steve Thomas, Conductor

The Star – spangled Banner

Amparito Roca (Texidor)

Overture to The Marriage of Figaro (Mozart/Slocum)

Ja-Da (Carleton/Vinson)

The Blue and the Gray (Grundman)

Nessun Dorma from Turandot (Puccini/Bocook)
Solo Euphonium, Connie Villanti

Roll Tide, from the Movie “Crimson Tide” (Zimmer/Bocook)

Cavalry of the Steppes (Knipper)

Jupiter, Polka Petite (Goldman)
Solo Trumpet, Jason Howard

Peggy O’Neil (Pease, Gilbert, Nelson, ed.Schoof) *

The Lizard and the Frog (Morse/Laurendeau/Bentley)

Theme from “The Muppet Show” (Henson, Pottle/ Cofield)

Erba, Marcia Italiano (Soglia)

I Get Around (Wilson, Love/Vinson)

Funiculi, Funicula (Denza/Reed)

Jump, Jive an’ Wail (Prima)

ENCORE

God Bless America (Berlin/Edmondson)

The Rockport Legion Band
The Holiday Concert, 2010
7:00 P.M.

Bay State Commandery March —————————- Burrell

Sleigh Ride —————————————– Anderson

On a Winter’s Night ————————————–Moss

The Christmas Song —————————–Torme/Nowak

Here Comes Santa Claus ——————————– Autry

An English Christmas ——————————– Grundman

Horse and Buggy ———————————— Anderson

Let There Be Peace on Earth ——————– Miller/Jackson

A Christmas Festival ——————————— Anderson

Jason Howard conducting

INTERMISSION

Let Us Rejoice! ————————————– Locklear

Hanukkah Dance (“Sevivon”) ——————- Trad./Conaway

March of the Toys ————- Herbert/Langey + Clarke/Rogers

The Chipmunk Song ———————- Bagdasarian/Ricketts

Hallelujah Chorus, from “Messiah” ———————– Handel

Stars and Stripes for Christmas– Sousa + Foster (encore)

Steve Thomas conducting

THE ROCKPORT LEGION BAND
Rockport Harvest Fest, October 16, 2010
With Creagan More Pipes and Drums

Star-Spangled Banner

Gollmar Brothers’ Triumphal *

Strike Up The Band

The Mad Major

The Blue Tail Fly

Apple Jack Rag *

Nessun Dorma

The Elephant and the Flea

Viscount Nelson *

The Rakes of Mallow

Anything Goes

Fun, Fun, Fun

Dixieland Spectacular

I Get Around

Visalia Galop *

Sweet Caroline

Colonel Bogey

Pipers Entry March

Skye Boat/Lullaby

Eileen Arun/Westering Home(pipers alone)

Trafalgar *

Highland Cathedral (with pipers)

Scotland the Brave/We’re Na Awa (with pipers)

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The Rockport Legion Band will present the final concert of its 77th summer season on Sunday, August 29 at 7:00 P.M.

Jason Howard and Steve Thomas will co-conduct the program which will feature marches by Panella, Fillmore, Hall, Maquet, Meacham, Sousa, plus a march written by a former band member for the band. Other selections include a medley of popular favorites, a salute to the American armed forces, music from Broadway, and Tchaikovsky’s “1812 Overture”.

Special guest performers will be the ceremonial rifle squad from Rockport’s American Legion Post 98.

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This was the scheduled program for August 22, 2010. Due to inclement weather, the program was moved indoors, and the piper’s portion of the concert was postponed. Those selections marked with an asterisk (*) were not performed

The Rockport Legion Band
Cape Ann’s Community Concert Band Since 1932
August 22, 2010, 7:00 P.M.
Steve Thomas, Conducting

A Celtic Evening,
with Special Guests,
The Creagan More Pipes and Drums
Richard Chane, Pipe Major

Alford – Standard of St. George

Sullivan – Overture to “H.M.S. Pinafore”

Zehle — Trafalgar

Anderson – The Rakes of Mallow

Loewe – Excerpts from “Brigadoon”

Grainger – Irish Tune from County Derry

Zehle – Viscount Nelson

Barker — A Highland Fling

(Piper’s Entry March – not announced) *

Traditional – Eileen Arun/Westering Home *

Alford – Army of the Nile

Trad./ Skye Boat Song/Highland Cradle (combined bands) *

Traditional — Rowan Tree/Old Rustic Bridge *

Alford — The Mad Major

Highland Cathedral (combined bands) *

Traditional — Scotland the Brave /We’re Na Awa’ (combined bands) *

Added at the time of the concert:

Alford — Colonel Bogey

This concert is funded in part by a grant from the Rockport Cultural Council, a local agency which is a part of the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

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August 15, 2010

The Star Spangled Banner
Hall: American Cadet March
Bock: Selections from “Fiddler on the Roof”
Sousa: Manhattan Beach March
Osser: Italian festival
Huff: The Hippodrome March
Yoder: Vincent Youmans Fantasy
Nichols: Harmony Rag
Loesser/DeLugg: Just Another Polka
Warrington: Original Dixieland Concerto
Jewell: Iowa Brigade Band March
Sondhein/Cofield: Send in the Clowns
Offenbach: Ballet Parisienne
Hill: Red Rhythm Valley
Cohen: Carnival Bingo
De Curtis: Come Back to Sorrento
Cofield: A Johnny Mercer Medley
arr. Bocook: Selections from “Dances with Wolves”
Hall: March Dallas
Berlin/Edmondson: God Bless America

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Rockport Legion Band
Cape Ann’s Community Concert Band Since 1933
Concert #5, August 8, 2010
Steve Thomas, Conducting

The Star-spangled Banner

Jewell: Battle Royal

Gershwin: Strike Up The Band

Erickson: Rhythm of the Winds

Forty-Second Street

Harlow: The Wanderer Polka
Jason Howard, Solo Trumpet

Puccini: “Nessun Dorma”, from Turandot

Ployhar: Clarinet Rag

Sousa: Nobles of the Mystic Shrine

Rodgers/Bennett: Symphonic Scenario from “Victory at Sea”

Sousa: The Belle of Chicago

Wilson & Love: Fun, Fun, Fun

Edmondson: The Golden Age of Rock and Roll

Sousa: Our Flirtations

Richards: Visalia Galop

C.L. Johnson: Apple Jack Rag

Edmundson: Dixieland Spectacular

Walters: Instant Concert

Berlin: God Bless America

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Jason Howard leads the band this week ( August 1, 2010) in selections from several Broadway shows, some galops and rags, a comedy overture, plus some marches that are new to our library.

We hope you will be able to attend this weeks performance. Remember: bring chairs or a blanket, and that refreshments will be available. Copies of our CD of early Twentieth-Century music will also be available. Make sure you take home a copy if you have not already done so.

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The Rockport Legion Band
Cape Ann’s Community Concert Band Since 1933
Concert #3, July 25, 2010 – 7:00 P.M.
Steve Thomas, Conducting

The Star-Spangled Banner

Fillmore: His Honor

Porter: Anything Goes

Suppe: Light Cavalry Overture

Sousa: The Washington Post

Losey: Addah Polka
Jason Howard, Solo Trumpet

Sack: The Hoosier Club

Hall: Uncle Dooley’s Delight

Sondheim: Send in the Clowns

Thomas: The Old 98 (in memoriam, R.E. Puff)

Willson/Anderson: 76 Trombones

Strauss: Radetzky March

Selections from “Jersey Boys”

Grundman: The Blue-Tail Fly

Garcia: Jack Rabbit Rag

Sousa: Semper Fidelis

Encore

Berlin: God Bless America

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The Rockport Legion Band will present the second concert in its seventy-seventh season. Jason Howard will lead a program of old favorites.

Music planned for the program includes the following:

Ades: Twentiana
Williams/Higgins: An Evening at Pops
Selections from “Aladdin”
Selections from “Les Miserables”
Themes from James Bond movies
Johnson: Flight of Fancy, featuring Jeannine Lynch, Flute
Cofield: Trumpets Ole!
Moore: Marcho Poco
Also included will be a selection of marches and other popular pieces, including “Adios Madrid”, a paso doble written by Charles Rodrigues, a former member of the Rockport Legion Band

Make sure to pick up a copy of our CD at the concert.

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Rockport Legion Band
Cape Ann’s Community Concert Band Since 1933
Concert #1, July 11, 2010 @ 7:00 P.M.
Steve Thomas, Conducting
Admission is free.

The Star-spangled Banner

Huffer — Gollmar Brothers’ Triumphal

Mozart –- Overture to “The Marriage of Figaro”

Agapkin — Slavic Farewell

Kiefer — Elena Polka (Cornet Solo, Jason Howard)

Duble — Bravura

Selections from “Chicago”

Copland – Hoedown, from “Rodeo”

Silva — San Lorenzo

Steele — Lobster’s Promenade

Anderson –- March of the Two Left Feet

Selections from “Mamma Mia!”

J.P. Sousa — Corcoran Cadets

Denza – Funiculi, Funicula

Block — Louisiana Rag

Burton — Baltimore American March

God Bless America

PLUS, a few surprises! Come join us at the Back Beach Bandstand for music at the beach (and under the stars).

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Motif #1 Day Program. Steve Thomas, conductor. May 22, 2010, 2:00 P.M.

Alford: The Mad Major
Porter: Anything Goes
Meacham: American Patrol
Sondheim: Send in the Clowns from “A Little Night Music”
Sousa: The Washington Post
Hull: The Drunken Sailor
Apple Jack Rag
Santa Cecilia
Puccini: Nessun Dorma, from “Turandot”
Williams: Raiders March, from “Raiders of the Lost Ark”
E. Bernstein: March from “The Great Escape”
Ployhar: Clarinet Rag
Sousa: Manhattan Beach
Berlin: God Bless America
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The Rockport Legion Band presented a second Christmas Concert program on Thursday, December 10. The programs began at 7:30 P.M. The first took place at the Rockport Methodist Church and was a wonderful, fun-filled evening.

Music for the programs:

A Christmas Declaration (Smith)

Overture to “The Marriage of Figaro” (Mozart)

Bay State Commandery (Burrell)

Horse and Buggy (Anderson)

The Christmas Song (Torme)

A Fireside Christmas (Swearington)

Here Comes Santa Claus (Autry)

A Christmas Festival (Anderson)

Radetzky Marsch (J.Strauss)

A Celtic Carol (Smith)

March of the Toys (Herbert)

Hallelujah Chorus from “Messiah” (Handel)

The Stars and Stripes for Christmas (Sousa/Smith)
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Concert Programs for October, 2009
(For October 17, 22, and 29)

New Colonial March

The Music Man

Pennsylvania Polka

A Santa Cecilia

Joshua

The Stripper

Gollmar Brother’s Triumphal

Nessun Dorma

Distant Greeting

Addah Polka (trumpet feature)

Watermelon Club Rag

Our Flirtations

42nd Street

The Muppet Show Theme

God Bless America

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August 30, eighth concert, Conductor Jason Howard

On The Square —-Panella
Rockport American Legion Band March————-Charles Rodriguez
Stars And Stripes Forever————-John Philip Sousa
The Commander March———R. B. Hall
The Conqueror————C. Teike
Brabante————-H. Maquet
Scarlet Mask————-J. S. Zamecnik
Standard Pops Favorites————-arr. Frank Cofield
State Fair——————arr. Paul Yoder
The Stripper—————David Rose
Beguine For Band (Latin Holiday)————-J. Olivadoti
Beer Barrel Polka————Lew Brown
Armed Forces Salute————–arr. Bob Lowden
Te Quiero Dijiste————Maria Grever
1812 Overture————–P. Tchaikowsky

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August 23, seventh concert. Conductor Steve Thomas
Music from England, Scotland, and Ireland.
Special Guests: Members of the Creagan More Pipes and Drums

The Star-Spangled Banner
Flourish for Wind Band—————-R. Vaughan-Williams
Colonel Bogey—————–K. Alford
Irish Tune From County Derry————-P. Grainger
Soldiers of the Queen————L. Stuart/S. Thomas
The Beatles Forever —– arr. E. Osterling
Selections from “Camelot” — F. Loewe/P. Yoder
The Rakes of Mallow—————-Leroy Anderson
Yorkshire Balled ————— J. Barnes
A Highland Fling—————– arr. W. Barker
An Irish Set: O’Donnell Abu/Moreen/Risin’ of the Moon (Pipers)
The Mad Major—————–K. Alford (RLB)
Eileen Arun/Westering Home (Pipers)
Amazing Grace (Combined Bands) —- trad., arr. D. Fletcher
Scotland the Brave (Combined Bands) —trad., arr.B. Smith
God Bless America——————Berlin/Edmundson (RLB)
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August 16, sixth concert, Conductor Jason Howard
Italian Festival————Glen Osser
Colossus of Columbia March———–Russell Alexander
Florentiner March—————Julius Fucik
Gardes Du Corps March————–R. B. Hall
Manhattan Beach—————–John Philip Sousa
March Dallas—————-R. B. Hall
Memphis The Majestic March————R. Alexander
Just Another Polka————arr Walter Beeler
Pennsylvania Polka———Lee & Manners
Dances With Wolves———arr. Jay Bocook
Fiddler On The Roof————–Jerry Bock
Promenade————–Leroy Anderson
Selections from “Cats”———-Andrew Lloyd Webber
Send In The Clowns—————Steven Sondheim
Red Rhythm Valley———–arr. Charles Lee Hill
Vincent Youmans Fantasy————-arr. Paul Yoder
On The Quarter Deck March————-Kenneth J. Alford
Baritone Boogie——–Andy Clark, solo baritone Connie Villanti
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The Rockport Legion Band
Cape Ann’s Community Concert Band Since 1932
Season Seventy-Six, Concert #5
7:00 P.M. , Sunday, August 9, 2009
In memoriam, Robert E. Puff

The Star-Spangled Banner

F. Huffer ———————– Gollmar Brother’s Triumphal (1914)

F. Erickson ————————— Toccata for Band (1957)

F. Losey —————————- Addah Polka ( c. 1920)
Jason Howard, Trumpet
J.P. Sousa ———————————– King Cotton (1895)

J. Kessler, Arr. —- Hoagy Carmichael: An American Classic (1926 – 41)

S. Thomas —— The Old 98 “In memoriam, Robert E. Puff” (2009)

G. Puccini/J. Bocook — Aria “Nessun Dorma” from Turandot (1926)

H. Kling ————————— The Elephant and the Fly (1903)
Jeannine Lynch, Piccolo and Alan Bernard, Tuba

T. Allen ————————- General Mixup, U.S.A. (1906) *

R. Phillipe, arr. ————– Highlights from “Mamma Mia!” ( )

L. Raedelli ——————————— A Santa Cecilia ( ) *

J. Edmondson, arr. —————— Dixieland Spectacular ( )

Pettis, Meyers + Schoebel/J. Lang————- Bugle Call Rag ( )

K. King ————————————— The Big Cage (1934)

I.Berlin/J. Edmondson ———————— God Bless America

* Courtesy of the North Royalton (OH) Band PDF Library, and also available on our new CD, which is on sale tonight. Take us home with you!
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The program for August 2, 2009 will be selected from the following list. Jason Howard conducting. As usual, the program begins at 7:00 on the bandstand at Rockport’s Back Beach.

The Star-Spangled Banner
American Cadet March (Hall)
Circusdom March (Jewell)
Elks on Parade (Goble)
Footlifter March (Fillmore)
Indepentia (Hall)
Ponderoso (King)
American Patrol (Meacham)
Ballet Parisien (Offenbach)
Deep Purple (de Rose)
Highlights from “The Music Man” (Willson)
Joshua (Yoder)
Latin Holiday (Olivadoti)
New Orleans Jam Session (Lowden)
Johnny Mercer Medley (Cofield)
Flower Drum Song (Rodgers)
Gigi (arr. Herfurth)
Jamaican Rumba (Benjamin)
Star Dust (Carmichael)
God Bless America (Berlin/Edmondson)
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Summer Season Seventy-six
Concert #3, July 26, 2009
Rockport Back Beach, 7:00 P.M.

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H. Fillmore ———————————— His Honor (1933)

G.Gershwin/D. Wagner ——————- Anything Goes (1934)

F. Erickson ————————- Rhythm of the Winds (1964)

Young Man With a Horn
Jason Howard, Flugelhorn

R. Rodgers/R. Bennett –Selections from “The Sound of Music”(1959)

K. Alford ——————————- Army of the Nile (1941)

G. Hull —————————— The Drunken Sailor (1973)

J. P. Sousa ————————The Belle of Chicago (1892) *

K. King ——————————- Kentucky Sunrise (1919)

Arr. Brown————- Selections from “Jersey Boys” (62-75/07)

S.Sondheim/F. Cofield ————— Send in the Clowns (1973)

C. Sylva/H. Gore————————– San Lorenzo (c.2002)

J. Ployhar —————————— The Clarinet Rag (1982)

E. Bernstein/R. Smith —— March from “The Great Escape”(1963)

P.G. Lowrey———————Prince of Decorah Galop (1913)*

Berlin/Edmundson —————— God Bless America (1918/38)

* Courtesy of the North Royalton (OH) Band Digital PDF Library
also available on our new CD which is on sale tonight!
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July 19, second concert, Conductor Jason Howard
Star Spangled Banner
Bravura March
Carousel—————-Richard Rogers
Awake The Trumpet’s Lofty Sound
Nahant March
Don’t Cry For Me Argentina———–Andrew Lloyd Webber
Amparito Roca Spanish March————-Jamie Texidor
The New Colonial March————–R. B. Hall
The Teddy Bear’s Picnic————John W. Bratton
Lustspiel Overture—————–Keler-Bela
The Trombone King—————K. L. King
Original Dixieland Concerto
Beguine Festival—————Cole Porter
Festival Prelude—————-Robert H. Rimer
Finiculi, Finicula
Kiss Me Kate—————Cole Porter
Them Basses —————G. H. Huffine
God Bless America———–Berlin/Edmondson
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Summer Season Seventy-Six
Concert #1, July 12, 2009
Rockport Back Beach, 7:00 P.M.

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F. Panella ————————————— On The Square

G. Gershwin/Barker ————————— Strike Up The Band

L. Anderson ———————————- Belle of the Ball

W. Kiefer ————————————- Elena Polka
Jason Howard, Trumpet

Arlen-Harburg/Barker —– Selections from “The Wizard of Oz”

J. B. Lampe/Park —————————- Watermelon Club Rag*

R.E. Puff/Thomas——————— The Man at the Wheel March

R.E. Puff, arr. —————————- Armed Forces Medley

J. Ungar/Custer ————————– Ashokan Farewell

S. Thomas —————————————– The Old 98
(In Memoriam, R.E. Puff — World Premiere)

D. Wagner ————————- Quiet Music (“For The Fallen”)

C. Teike ——————————— Old Comrades

J. Wagner ——————————- Under the Double Eagle

C. Duble ———————————————- Galop Zip Boom*

M. Willson/Anderson ———————— 76 Trombones

Henson-Pottle/Barker ——– Theme from “The Muppet Show”

I. Berlin/Edmundson —————————- God Bless America

*Courtesy of the North Royalton (OH) Digital Band PDF Library
and also available on our new CD “We Are The Rockport Legion Band”
on sale tonight!

The Rockport Legion Band
Christmas Program
December 5, 2008, 7:00 P.M.
Rockport Methodist Church

Petersborough Sleighride (Eilenberg) (a)

On A Winter’s Night (Moss, arr.)

Prayer and Dream Pantomime, from “Hansel and Gretel (Humperdinck/Maddy) (b)

Thematic Variations on Dona Nobis Pacem (Sudduth)

Here Comes Santa Claus (Autry)

Greensleeves Fantasia (Mvt. II, from Vaughan-Williams Suite) (Smith)

Parade of the Wooden Soldiers (Jessel/Morrissey)

A Christmas Festival (Anderso

INTERMISSION

Bay State Commandery (Burrell)

Horse and Buggy (Anderson)

The Christmas Song (Torme/Nowak)

Sleigh Ride (Anderson)

A Celtic Carol (Smith)

Messiah (Handel/Johnson)

1. Overture
44. Chorus: “Hallelujah”

Let’s All Sing For Christmas (Ployhar)

(a) thanks to the N. Royalton (OH) Community Band Digital Library
(b) thanks to the Chatfield (MN) Brass Band Library

If you haven’t heard music in the Methodist Church, it’s an acoustic marvel!

Have YOU heard the band recently?

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On Saturday, October 18th, The Rockport Legion Band will be playing at the annual Rockport Harvest Festival. We begin at 2:00 P.M. on the lawn of the Rockport Congregational Church, located at the corner of Main and School Streets.

The program will be selected from the following:

Star-Spangled Banner

Meacham: American Patrol

Hill: Red Rhythm Valley

Lennon/McCartny: Yesterday

Ployhar: Clarinet Rag

Sousa: Manhattan Beach

Pennsylvania Polka

Alford: Colonel Bogey

Hall: Tenth Regiment (“Death or Glory”)

Le Boy: Pass the Pickles

Elgar: Nimrod

Zimmerman: Anchors Aweigh

Hull: The Drunken Sailor

E. Bernstein: March from “The Great Escape”

Sondheim: Send in the Clowns

Richards: Royal Hippodrome Galop

Warren: Theme from “42nd Street”

Berlin: God Bless America
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On Saturday, October 18th, The Rockport Legion Band played at the annual Rockport Harvest Festival, on the lawn of the Rockport Congregational Church, located at the corner of Main and School Streets.

The program:

Star-Spangled Banner

Meacham: American Patrol

Hill: Red Rhythm Valley

Lennon/McCartny: Yesterday

Ployhar: Clarinet Rag

Sousa: Manhattan Beach

Pennsylvania Polka

Alford: Colonel Bogey

Hall: Tenth Regiment (“Death or Glory”)

Le Boy: Pass the Pickles

Elgar: Nimrod

Zimmerman: Anchors Aweigh

Hull: The Drunken Sailor

E. Bernstein: March from “The Great Escape”

Sondheim: Send in the Clowns

Richards: Royal Hippodrome Galop

Warren: Theme from “42nd Street”

Berlin: God Bless America

We hope you enjoyed our performance!

Here is the expected program for the closing concert in our 75th Summer Series, August 24, 7:00 P.M — Jason Howard conducting .

Memphis, the Majestic

Standard “Pops” favorites

Te Quiero Dijuste (featuring Connie Villanti)

Dixieland Clambake

Selections from “The Sound of Music”

Indepentia March

The Scarlet Mask

Selections from “Fiddler on the Roof”

Flight of the Bumblebee, featuring Jeannine Lynch, Piccolo

Music from “Kiss Me Kate”

1812 Overture (Steve Thomas, Conducting)

The Stars and Stripes Forever

God Bless America

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DIAMOND ANNIVERSARY CONCERT SERIES, #6
August 17, 2008
Rockport Back Beach Bandstand, 7:00 P.M.
Steve Thomas, Conductor

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Alford ——————————–The Thin Red Line

Erickson —————————-Rhythm of the Winds

Traditional, arr. Leach ——————-Little Brown Jug

Menken————————-Beauty and the Beast
Trumpet Soloist, Jason Howard

Styne, arr. Yoder —————Selections from “Gypsy”

Alford ———————The Vanished Army

Lennon/McCartney——————Yesterday

Leigh, arr. Erickson————-Man of La Mancha

Panella—————————-On the Square

Trad. arr. Grundman—————The Blue-Tailed Fly

Gershwin ————–Someone to Watch over Me
Jeannine Lynch, Flute Solo

Sousa ————————–The Washington Post

Higgins, arr. ———-The Golden Age of Rock and Roll

Denza/Reed ——————–Funiculi, Funicula

Seitz.———————— March Grandioso

Berlin ———————–God Bless America

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Here is some of what’s scheduled to be played August 10, 7:00 P.M. –Jason Howard conducting.

American Patrol the original version from 1900)

Selections from “Carousel”

Red Rhythm Valley

Beer Barrel Polka

Johnny Mercer Selections

Brabante, a Flemish March

Manhattan Beach

Climb Every Mountain

Joshua

Promenade (Anderson)

Anthony and Cleopatra (Selections)

Music from “Cats”

Walsenburg Galop

Selections from “Flower Drum Song”

Footlifter March

Latin Holiday

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Concert Program #4, August 3, 2008, 7:00 P.M.

Alford————————————————-The Standard of St. George
[42nd Street]

Trad., arr. Tichelli—————————————————–Shenandoah

Beeler —————————————————————-Polka Medley

———————————– Young Man With A Horn
Jason Howard, Solo Flugelhorn

Sondheim—————————————————–Send in the Clowns

Sousa ————————————————————Fairest of the Fair

Ployhar ———————————————————–The Clarinet Rag

Lloyd-Webber, arr. Barker——-Music from “The Phantom of the Opera”

Gershwin, arr. Schneiders ——————————————Summertime
John Bassett, Solo Alto Horn

Steele, arr.Langley———The Lobster’s Promenade (Children’s Activity)+

Driftwood——————————————–The Battle of New Orleans

Stuart, arr. Thomas—————————————-Soldiers of the Queen
Jason Howard, Joel Swan, Flugelhorns

Prokoffiev, arr. Walters————————————–Lt. Kije’s Wedding

arr. Edmundson ——————————————-Dixieland Spectacular

E. Bernstein———————————–March from “The Great Escape”

Bagley ———————————————————-National Emblem

Berlin———————————————————-God Bless America

+ Courtesy of the North Royalton (Ohio) Community Band Digital Library

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Concert #3 Program for July 27, 2008, 7:00 P.M.

Jewell—————————————————————————–Battle Royal

Gershwin, arr. Barker—————————————————Strike Up the Band

Elgar, arr. Bocook————————————“Nimrod”, from Enigma Variations

[Jasmo]

arr. Brown————————————————–Highlights from “Jersey Boys”

————————————–Come Back to Sorrento
Jason Howard, Solo Trumpet

Alford ————————————————————————The Mad Major

Lennon & McCartney, arr. Osterling——————————–The Beatles Forever

Arban, after Benedict, arr. Vinson————————————Carnival of Venice
James Koerth, Solo Trombone

Lerner & Loewe, arr. Yoder————————————Selections from Camelot

Goldman ————————————————The Children’s March (Activity)

Ungar, arr. Custer——————————————————–Ashokan Farewell

[In Fretta – Galop]

Lee & Manners, arr. Briegel—————————————-Pennsylvania Polka

Sousa ———————————————————————-The Liberty Bell

Berlin, arr. Edmundson———————————————-God Bless America

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On Sunday, July 20, the Rockport Legion Band will present the second concert in the Diamond Anniversary series. Music will include “Amparito Roca”, “Three Dances from Henry VIII”, “The Original Dixieland Concerto”, “The Teddy Bear’s Picnic”, “Highlights from The Music Man”, and a salute to the Armed Forces. There will also be some favorite marches and popular songs. This week’s concert, conducted by Jason Howard, will begin at the earlier time of 7:00 P.M..

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Diamond Anniversary Concert Series, #1
Sunday, July 13, 2008
Rockport Back Beach Bandstand, 7:00 P.M.
Steve Thomas, Conductor

Star-Spangled Banner

Vaughan-Williams ………………………………………………….Flourish for Wind Band
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Fillmore…………………………………………………………………………………His Honor

Lloyd-Webber…………………………………………………………..Music of the Night
Jason Howard, Solo Trumpet

Allen…………………………………………………………………General Mix-Up, U.S.A.

Suppe/Fillmore……………………………Overture .Light Cavalry (Children’s Activity)

Traditional/Tichelli…………………………………………………………..Amazing Grace

Arlen+Harburg/Barnes……………………………………………………The Wizard of Oz

Traditional/Hull………………………………………………………….The Drunken Sailor

Fucik/Thomas…………………………………………………………..Herzegovina – Marsch

King…………………………………………….Royal Hippodrome Galop (Children’s Activity)

Willson/Anderson………………………………………………………………76 Trombones

Berlin/Edmundson………………………………………………………….God Bless America

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