A few more of the faces of the 2015 Rockport Legion Band.
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
THE BATTLE CRY OF FREEDOM
arr. Jay Bocook
arr. Robert Longfield
Bob Heineman, Oboe Solo
A LEROY ANDERSON PORTRAIT
THE TEDDY BEAR’S PICNIC
arr. Paul Yoder
NEW ORLEANS JAM SESSION!
arr. Bob Lowden
featuring Dixie Group
arr. Roy Philippe
HIGHLIGHTS FROM JERSEY BOYS
arr. Michael Brown
THE WIZARD OF OZ
arr. James Barnes
THE GREAT MUPPET CAPER
arr. Charles Brockner
VOYAGE TO THE EDGE OF THE WORLD
R. B. Hall
GOD BLESS AMERICA
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.
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.
Due to the impending weather and local emergency personnel requests to stay off the roads tomorrow, the Rockport Legion Band is cancelling its concert scheduled for August 28, 2011. There will be no make up date because of other commitments.
Our next scheduled appearance will be October 15 at 2:00 during the Rockport Chamber of Commerce “Harvest Festival”.
Jason Howard leads the band this week. Music list has been moved to “Previous Concert Programs”.
As usual, we welcome families with children. There will be special pieces played that are geared towards children’s activities, but we do ask that there be no yelling and screaming.
The program for Concert #3 is posted below. Steve Thomas will conduct the music this evening. As always, we welcome children; we have musical activities planned for them, but we do ask that they do not yell and scream during the music. They are always welcome to run around, but quietly.
Concert listing moved to “Previous Concert Programs”.
The band wishes to announce the opening concert of its seventy-eighth summer season. The program begins at 7:00 P.M. on the Back Beach bandstand. Remember to bring a blanket or a chair (or both!).
Steve Thomas will conduct this first presentation. Music will include selections from the opera, the stage, the street, the movies, and popular radio. There will also be a medley of period music in commemoration of the one hundred fiftieth anniversary of the beginning of the American Civil War in 1861.
The band finished recording a brand new CD this past Spring, and copies of the disc will be available at the concert. The cover features a painting by the Rockport’s own Henry Kaplan.
As always, the concert is free to the public.
The program listing has been moved to “Previous Concert Programs”