Local musicians hit the road

Published on Thu, Mar 8, 2001
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Local musicians hit the road

The North Cascades Concert Band will present three concerts in its spring concert series: Friday, March 30, 2001, 7:30 p.m., Burlington – Edison high school performance center; Saturday, March 31, 2001 7:30 p.m. Nooksack Valley high school Performing Arts Center and Sunday, April 1, 2001 3:00 p.m., Anacortes high hchool performing arts center, Brodniak Hall.

In Sousa style, the concerts will feature classic concert band selections including overtures and symphonies to Broadway numbers and other lighter fare plus rousing marching band encores after each number.

The concert highlight will be the “1812 Overture” by Peter Tschaikovsky and arranged for concert band by Matthew L. Lake.

The clarinet section will play “Perpetual Motion” by Niccolo Paganini. From the trombone section, three will play “Three Trombonists” by Clair W. Johnson. Members of the trumpet and cornet section will offer “Bugler’s Holiday” by Leroy Anderson.

The North Cascades Concert Band has a membership of fifty musicians from the surrounding communities of Anacortes, Arlington, Bellingham, Blaine, Burlington, Bow, Camano Island, Everett, Ferndale, Mercer Island, Mount Vernon, Marysville, Oak Harbor, Redmond, Stanwood and Sedro
Woolley.

Jake Hamburg, a Blaine high school music student, has joined the group this year on oboe. Other members from Blaine are Margie Maxwell on clarinet and Marjorie Reichhardt on bass clarinet.

Admission is $10.00 adult, $8.00 seniors (62 & up), $4.00 student, and under 13 free. Tickets for each concert may be purchased at the door and at Stowe’s in Burlington, Scott’s Bookstore in Mt. Vernon, Watermark Book Company and Anacortes Music Company in Anacortes. For additional concert information call (360) 371-2267.

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