North Cascadesconcert Saturday

Published on Thu, Jul 19, 2007 by Marjorie Reichhart

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North Cascades concert Saturday

By Marjorie Reichhart

The North Cascades Concert Band under the direction of Lylburn Layer, will perform at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, July 21 at Blaine Marine Park.

The band, a well-rounded ensemble of 50 musicians from Northwest Washington, will perform an assortment of summer music.

Christina Alexander, of Blaine will be the guest soloist, for a performance of a Gershwin medley. Band member, Kelly Gossler, will be featured as the clarinet soloist.

The band’s re-creation of a 1920’s style John Philip Sousa Concert, under the direction of Lylburn Layer, is a dramatic and entertaining performance, a stirring lesson in patriotism and an unforgettable music event, all in one program.

Layer said the program, with comments and narrative about the selections, is varied and offers something for everyone.

Admission to the event at Marine Park is free. Individuals are invited to bring chairs, and a picnic dinner.