OAKHURST — The Oakhurst Community Concert Band presents their Spring Concert on Sunday, Apr. 8 at Mountain Christian Center. The program starts at 3 p.m. and features a special guest appearance by the Yosemite High School Wind Ensemble. As always, the concert is free.
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The music for this performance ranges from familiar to inspirational, with something for everyone, says the group’s Sandy Schaefer.
“We will be playing selections from ‘The King and I’ and from the popular Disney movie ‘Moana. Leroy Anderson’s ‘Bugler’s Holiday’ will give our trumpet section a chance to show off, and ‘Danzas Cabanas’ by Robert Sheldon adds a Latin feel while featuring our percussion section,” Shaefer continues.
“Inspirational pieces include ‘Perthshire Majesty’ by Samuel Hazo, ‘A Child’s Lullaby,’ another composition by Robert Sheldon, and ‘Primavera, Beautiful Mountain Winds’ by Satoshi Yagisawa. Of course we will have a couple of marches, ‘Americans We’ by Henry Fillmore and Sousa’s On Parade.'”
The Yosemite High School Wind Ensemble will join the Oakhurst Community Concert Band for “Shrine of the Fallen – Kiev, 2014,” by Brian Balmages.
Michael Corrigan is the band director. Members are all volunteer and range in age, and many of the band members mentor school students throughout the mountain communities. Those interested in seeing a band-member list can reference the latest program hand-out on the website.
The Oakhurst Community Concert Band, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, supported by generous donations from corporate sponsors and community service groups, as well as individual music lovers.
For more information, call (559)760.3849 or go to the band’s web-site at www.oakhurstband.com.