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.
This week’s concert, our fourth of the season, will be conducted by long-time band member Mike Lachnitt. Mike, a musical instrument repairman, is the proprietor of Lachnitt Music Instrument Repair and, when not conducting, plays clarinet in the band. Mike plays in the Southeast Iowa Band and directs the Little German Band.
Mike’s other selections include an eclectic variety of music: Daughters of Texas March by John Philip Sousa; How the West was Won from the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer motion picture of the same name, arranged by Robert Hawkins; Duke Ellington’s Sophisticated Ladies, arranged by John Edmondson including Don’t Get Around Much Anymore, Mood Indigo, Caravan, and Sophisticated Lady; Looney Tunes Overture arranged by Bill Holcombe including The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down, Merrily We Roll Along, and This is It; Blue Tango by Leroy Anderson, Barnum and Bailey’s Favorite by Karl King; The NC-4 March by F.E. Bigelow; Wabash Cannonball by William Kindt arranged by Mike Story; Willie Nelson in Concert arranged by Bill Holcombe including Good Hearted Woman, To All the Girls I’ve Loved Before, and On the Road Again; and our traditional closing march, The Stars and Stripes Forever by John Philip Sousa.
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Featured soloist for this concert will be bass clarinetist Diane Bekel of Fairfield. Diane’s solo will be a fun composition by Czech composer Julius Fucik, The Old Grumbly Bear. It’s arranged for band by Andrew Glover.