Summer Concert #2

On Sunday evening, July 14, 2013, Jim Davison will conduct the Rockport Legion Band in Concert #2 of the 80th consecutive summer concert series. You are invited to join us at the Back Beach Bandstand in Rockport starting at 7:00 PM. The program will include the following pieces:

Concert #2 – July 14, 2013
Jim Davison, conductor

THE STAR SPANGLED BANNER
Frances Scott Key

THE THUNDERER
John Philip Sousa

STRIKE UP THE BAND
George Gershwin

SUMMERTIME
George Gershwin

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF
Jerry Bock

ADAGIO
Tomaso Albinoni

AMERICAN’S WE
Tomaso Albinoni

STAR DUST
Hoagy Charmichael
featuring
Jason Howard, trumpet soloist

FANTASIA IN G
Johann Sebastian Bach

FUNICULI FUNICULA
Luigi Denza

JURASSIC PARK
John Williams

SCHINDLER’S LIST
John Williams
featuring
Nathan Cohen, violin soloist

THE DEVIL WENT DOWN TO GEORGIA
Charlie Daniels
featuring
Nathan Cohen, violin soloist
and
George Ramsden as the story teller

SOMEWHERE
Leonard Bernstein

ST. LOUIS BLUES
W.C, Handy

SLAUGHTER ON TENTH AVENUE
Richard Rogers

I’M SHIPPING UP TO BOSTON
Alexander Barr

GOD BLESS AMERICA
Irving Berlin

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Rockport Legion Band Featured on “Brasscast”

Peter Ryan and Lucas Burns, hosts of the international band podcast “Brasscast”, have selected the Rockport Legion Band to be featured on their program of September 6, 2009.

The program will feature five tracks from the RLB’s CD “We Are The Rockport Legion Band” plus an interview that will give listeners an brief overview of the band. The musical examples are:

Duble: Galop Zip Boom

Sousa: Belle of Chicago March

Allen: General Mixup, U.S.A.

Lampe/Park: Watermelon Club Rag

Lowrey: Prince of Decorah Galop

We are, of course, thrilled to be recognized and featured on such a widely-heard program. Peter tells me that they have over 40,000 listeners worldwide! Not bad for a little band from the edge of the world.

“Brasscast” has, unfortunately, ceased to exist (like many Internet enterprises), so the program is now available by clicking on the “RLB on Brasscast” link to our media player (Jukebox Alive!) in the right hand column.

Two New Free Music Links Added

There are two new free music links in our blog roll: the first (“Rough PD Music”) features unedited PD music in its original form; the second (“PDF New Editions”) features PD music in modern instrumentation with full score.

If you’ve had a chance to look at (and maybe play) music from the original PDF Library, the new links are to the same types of music in different forms. If you have arranging skills, check out the “Rough” link; if you have a modern instrumentation, or players that do not transpose well, check out the “New Editions”. Enjoy — the music is fun.

More Free Concert Band Music

I have just added to our blog roll a link to the music of Arthur Lemos. Mr. Lemos is a composer and teacher from Texas. The link is titled “Free Modern Band Music”, as opposed to the link entitled “PDF Band Library”, which features music from the early 20th Century. Mr. Lemos is still living.

All of the music on his site is available for download; there are also many recordings of the pieces posted. These works would be ideal for a community or school band on a limited budget.

Please check out his music.