2015 Summer Concert #5

On August 9, 2015, Jim Davison conducts the fifth concert of our 82nd summer concert series at the Back Beach Bandstand in Rockport, Massachusetts. The program will include the following pieces:

Concert #5 – August 9, 2015 – 7:00 PM
Jim Davison, conductor

STAR SPANGLED BANNER
Francis Scott Key

GOD BLESS THE USA
Lee Greenwood

THEM BASSES
G. H. Huffine

STRIKE UP THE BAND
George Gershwin

MUSIC OF THE NIGHT
Andrew Lloyd Webber
Jason Howard, Trumpet Solo

WONDERFUL WORLD OF DISNEY
arr. John Edmonson

EL RELICARIO
Jose Padilla

DRUNKEN SAILOR
arr. Grant Hull

INSTANT CONCERT
Harold L. Walters

LES MISERABLES
Claude-Michel Schonberg

OLYMPIC FANFARE AND THEME
John Williams

NESSUN DORMA
Giacomo Puccini

PIE IN THE FACE POLKA
Henry Mancini
featuring
Stephen Neimi, Debby Walter, Mindy Picardo,
Tasha Marshall & JoAnn Thrasher
Clarinets

STAR TREK THROUGH THE YEARS
arr. John Moss

HAPPY
Pharrell Williams

PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN
Klaus Badelt

GOD BLESS AMERICA
Irving Berlin

 

2015 Summer Concert #4

On August 2, 2015, Jason Howard conducts the fourth concert of our 82nd summer concert series at the Back Beach Bandstand in Rockport, Massachusetts. The program will include the following pieces:

Concert #4 – August 2, 2015 – 7:00 PM
Jason Howard, conductor

STAR SPANGLED BANNER
Francis Scott Key

STEADFAST AND TRUE
C Teike

THE BATTLE CRY OF FREEDOM
arr. Jay Bocook

CAROUSEL
Richard Rogers

OBLIVION
arr. Robert Longfield
Bob Heineman, Oboe Solo

A LEROY ANDERSON PORTRAIT
Leroy Anderson

THE TEDDY BEAR’S PICNIC
arr. Paul Yoder

NEW ORLEANS JAM SESSION!
arr. Bob Lowden
featuring Dixie Group

MAMA MIA!
arr. Roy Philippe

ELISA
Renato Soglia

HIGHLIGHTS FROM JERSEY BOYS
arr. Michael Brown

THUNDERBOLT
Jonnie Vinson

THE WIZARD OF OZ
arr. James Barnes

THE GREAT MUPPET CAPER
arr. Charles Brockner

VOYAGE TO THE EDGE OF THE WORLD
Larry Neeck

MARCH “DALLAS”
R. B. Hall

GOD BLESS AMERICA
Irving Berlin

 

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

 

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

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.

Rockport Legion Band Summer Schedule

We will begin our summer schedule with our appearances on July 4.  The Clown Band will perform in the Firemen’s (sic) Parade (details will be posted later) and the Bonfire Band (details also posted later) will perform on the Back Beach Bandstand in the evening. All musicians are welcome for either group; detailed contact information for both bands will be posted soon.

Our summer series of Sunday night bandstand concerts will begin on  July 8 at 7:00 P.M. with Steve Thomas conducting. The eight weeks of performances will continue every Sunday evening through August 26. Program information will be posted here for each concert.

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.

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.