Note from the webmaster: We update this web site at least once a week during our summer concert season. Since the program for each Sunday concert is finalized at our rehearsal on Monday evening, we generally post the week's update sometime on Tuesday. Unfortunately, if you are viewing this page on a summer Monday, what follows will undoubtedly be the information for YESTERDAY'S concert.
Janel will conduct: Into the Clouds! by Richard Saucedo; Disney at the Movies arranged by John Higgins including Zip-a-dee-doo-dah, Colors of the Wind, Be Our Guest, Beauty and the Beast, A Whole New World, Can You Feel the Love Tonight, Circle of Life, Never Smile at a Crocodile, This Land, The Bare Necessities, Under the Sea, A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes, Friend Like Me, and Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious; Lux Aurumque by Eric Whitacre; Fanfare for the Third Planet by Richard Saucedo; Ye Banks and Braes O’ Bonnie Doon by Percy Grainger; Highlights from The Music Man by Meredith Willson arranged by Alfred Reed including The Wells Fargo Wagon, Till There Was You, and Seventy Six Trombones; and our traditional closing march, The Stars and Stripes Forever by John Philip Sousa.
Again this week, our concert is being shared by two conductors, long time band member Marcia Korb and newcomer Janel Harms. Marcia is a retired Burlington School District band director. Marcia is our flute section leader and serves as the principal flutist of the Southeast Iowa Symphony Orchestra and the Southeast Iowa Band. Marcia’s flute students consistently rank highly and she continues to maintain a studio, offering private flute instruction.
Next week's concert
will be conducted by Derrick Murphy
Janel is the band director at Burlington’s Edward Stone Middle School and will soon begin her second year in that position. She is a 2007 Wartburg College graduate with a Bachelor of Music Education degree and she received her Master of Arts degree from UNI in 2015. After graduating from Wartburg, she taught 5th through 12th grade instrumental music at West Hancock Community School District in Britt and Kanawha Iowa. Janel plays the saxophone in our band as well as the Southeast Iowa Band. We are pleased to welcome her to Burlington!
Marcia’s selections include: The Gladiator March by John Philip Sousa; music from the motion picture How to Train Your Dragon by John Powell arranged by Sean O’Loughlin; Bonnie Annie Laurie March by John Philip Sousa; Hollywood Milestones arranged by John Higgins including Forrest Gump main title theme, Theme from “Jaws,”Where do I Begin (the theme from Love Story), Back to the Future, Apollo 13 main title theme, Raider’s March, Chariots of Fire, Beauty and the Beast, Theme from E.T., Star Trek – the Motion Picture, and theme from Jurassic Park.
Marcia and Janel have chosen a varied selection of music that includes selections from motion pictures and Broadway, traditional marches and contemporary band pieces.