Summer Concert #3

On Sunday evening, July 21, 2013, Jim Davison will conduct the Rockport Legion Band in Concert #3. Please join us at the Back Beach Bandstand in Rockport starting at 7:00 PM for another evening of music featuring the following pieces:

Concert #3 – July 21, 2013 – 7:00 PM
Jim Davison, conductor

THE STAR SPANGLED BANNER
Frances Scott Key

THE KLAXON
Henry Fillmore

THE SYMPHONIC DUKE
Duke Ellington

CINEMA PARADISO
Ennio Morricone
featuring
Connie Villanti, euphonium

CARTOON SYMPHONY
arr. Larry Clark

NIMROD
Sir Edward Elgar

HAVA NAGILA
arr. David Bobrowitz

DEEP RIVER
arr. James Swearingen

HOAGY CHARMICHAEL – AN AMERICAN CLASSIC
Hoagy Charmichael

SHENANDOAH
arr. Frank Ticheli

DRUNKEN SAILOR
arr. Grant Hill

MISTY
Errol Gardner
featuring
Joann Thrasher, alto saxophone

PIRATES OF THE CARRIBEAN
Klaus Badelt

FIREFLIES
Adam Young

ZOOT SUIT RIOT
Steve Perry

THE MUSIC OF THE NIGHT
Andrew Lloyd Webber
featuring
Jason Howard, trumpet

BLUES BROTHERS REVIEW
arr. Jay Bocook

GOD BLESS AMERICA
Irving Berlin

 

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The Rockport Legion Band is Recruiting!

We’re looking for additional players on ALL concert band instruments. If you were a competent player in high school or college and have “lapsed” in your playing, this is the place to get back to playing on a regular basis! If you are a current player looking for a regular rehearsal venue, this is it! If you play any of the instruments on our “Wish List” to the right, please contact us.

We do not audition or have a “play-in”. Come join us for a few rehearsals and see if you’d like to become a member. If you’re interested or have questions, please leave a comment to that effect.

You can “check us out” on any of our recording links — either Cape Ann Web or Jukebox Alive in the column on the right, or on our “Recordings” page at the top of your screen.

Performances for May, 2012

We had three appearances during the month of May this year. Two were at rehab facilities, and the third was an easy-access performance in Harvey Park (Rockport) at 1:00 P.M. on May 19 (during the Chamber of Commerce Motif #1 Day festivities). The actual program is posted on our “Previous Concert Programs” page.

Thank You For Your Comments and Suggestions

Dear Listeners:

Thank you for all of your comments and suggestions over the past few weeks. We have received many messages on both sides of the issue of the deportment of children at our concerts, and we value them all.

Many parents who have been coming to our summer programs objected to the fashion in which the issue of screaming children was “broached” at our first concert. Most of our band members agree that it was not the most politic way to address the question. They also feel that the issue did need to be addressed. The players in the band work too hard on the programs to have them seen as “throwaway” presentations, or just “background noise”.

On the other side of the question are the people who come to the programs to listen to the music and chat quietly with their friends and neighbors. They have commented that the screaming children are a great distraction to their enjoyment of our music, and many have been driven away because of them. After tonight’s presentation (7/31/11) a neighbor told the director how much she enjoyed the program, and the fact that she could actually hear the music made it that much more enjoyable.

Please feel free to bring your children to our concerts. They are always welcome and free to run around as much as they like, but remember that the band spends six months preparing for these concerts and would like to have the respect of our audiences. Most of our listeners would like to hear what we present without undue noise.

Rockport Firemen’s Parade and Bonfire Band Information

There will be two bands: the Clown Band for the Firemen’s (sic) Parade at 6:00, and the Bonfire Band (about 8:00) for the bonfire lighting. Players are needed for both groups.

Contact information for Clown Band (march in Firemen’s Parade): telephone George Ramsden at 978-546-3206
All instruments needed.

Contact information for Bonfire Band (no marching, but a great view of the bonfire from the band stand):e-mail at rockportband@gmail.com
All instruments needed.

If you want to play for the bonfire, you can also just leave a comment with contact information so we can get back to you.