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Upstate Concert Band Festival - May 25

Free Admission!

Start your summer with an extravaganza of concert music at the Upstate Concert Band Festival this Memorial Day weekend. Four concert bands representing three Upstate counties will perform at the Mauldin Cultural Center at 101 E. Butler Road, in Mauldin, on May 25th from 3 to 7 PM.

Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and settle in for traditional Americana, marches, show tunes, old favorites and new music from the Greenville Concert Band, the Spartanburg Community Band, the Easley Community Band, and the Greenville Textile Heritage Band. Food and drink will be available for purchase; admission is free.

 

Program:

2:40       The Quatrophonics Saxophone Quartet

Stan Widener, alto and soprano saxophone

Gary Livingston, alto and tenor saxophone

Dave Johnson, tenor saxophone

Jim Litzie, baritone saxophone

Pass Me The Jazz.................................................................................................................. arr. Dave Johnson

All The Things You Are............... Oscar Hammerstein, Jerome Kern, arr. Puerling, tr. Dave Johnson

Paquito De Habana........................................................................................................................... Rick Hirsch

Saxophone Cantabile................................................................................................................. William J. Levi

Waltz for Debby............................................................................................... Bill Evans, arr. Dave Johnson

A Night in Tunisia................................................................................. Dizzy Gillespie, arr. Dave Johnson

 

3:00        The Spartanburg Community Band

John Holloway, Conductor

The Star Spangled Banner................................................................................. arr. Floyd Werle

Armed Forces Salute.......................................................................................... arr. Bob Lowden

Cheerio March........................................................................................ Edwin Franko Goldman

“Cakewalk” from Suite of Old American Dances........................... Robert Russell Bennett

As All the Heavens Were a Bell................................................................................. Jay Bocook

Bond... James Bond.......................................................................................... arr. Stephen Bulla

Beach Boys Greatest Hits...................................... Wilson, Love, Asher/arr. Michael Brown

 

3:40        The Quatrophonics Saxophone Quartet

Almost Like Being In Love.................. Alan Jay Lerner, Frederick Loewe, arr. Darmon Meader

Words............................................................................................. The Real Group, arr. Dave Johnson

The Pink Panther............................................................... Henry Mancini, arr. Arthur Frackenpohl

 

3:50        The Greenville Textile Heritage Band

Wayne Bagwell, Director

King Cotton ......................................................................................................... John P. Sousa

Cotton Top Rag............................................................................................................. Will Huff

Brown Jug Polka.................................................................................... arr. Rosario Bourbon

Consider Yourself........................................................... Lionel Bart, arr. John Warrington

Dotty Dimples............................................................................ G. H. Green, arr. W. L. Cahn

Dull Razor Blues.................................................................................................... G. H. Huffine

Flow Gently Sweet Afton.................................................................... arr. Rosario Bourbon

Take Me Out to the Ballgame................................................. Ed Tilzer, arr. Ed Morbach

Southern Railway March........................................................................................ W. C. Rehm

Bill Bailey.................................................................................................... arr. Zane Van Auken

 

4:30        The Greenville Concert Band Flute Quartet

Carri Burgess

Terry Davidson

Grante Shurtleff

Renee Blackwelder

Merry Go Round of Life.................................................... Joe Hisaishi, arr. Antonio Makridakis

How to Train Your Dragon........................................................ John Powell, arr. Adrian Wagner

 

4:40        Easley Community Band

                Greg Day, Conductor

Azalea City March............................................................................................... R. Alan Carter

Centennial Ode.................................................................................................. Eliot Del Borgo

But Not for Me......................................... George and Ira Gershwin, arr Warren Barker

                Heather Haithcock, vocal

Blue Moon........................................ Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart, arr. Warren Barker

                Heather Haithcock, vocal

                Terry Reck, trumpet

Each Time You Tell Their Story..................................................................... Samuel R. Hazo

Joy Revisited............................................................................................................. Frank Ticheli

Seventy Six Trombones...... Meredith Wilson, arr. Leroy Anderson, ad. Jay Bocook

 

5:20       The Greenville Concert Band Clarinet Quintet

                                Stan Widener, Eb sopranino clarinet

                                Josh Recinos, Bb soprano clarinet

                                Jacqueline Olinger, Bb soprano clarinet

                                Richard Eaton, Bb soprano clarinet, Eb alto clarinet

                                Gary Livingston, Bb bass clarinet

Peasant March............................................................ Edvard Grieg, arr. Richard Wm. Eaton

Aragonaise from the suite “Carmen”............. Georges Bizet, arr. Sjoerd van der Veen

Funeral March of a Marionette...................... Charles Gounod, arr. Richard Wm. Eaton

 

5:30        Greenville Concert Band

                Dr. Dan Turner, Music Director

The Sinfonians.......................................................................................... Clifton Williams

Fugue on Yankee Doodle................................................................. John Philip Sousa

The Beatles Medley............................................................................... arr. Andy Balent

South Pacific.................................... Richard Rodgers, arr. Robert Russell Bennett

Hymn to the Fallen................................................. John Williams, tr. Paul Lavender

The Liberty Bell March....................................................................... John Philip Sousa

 

6:30        Finale – Combined Bands

Conducted by Greg Day

America the Beautiful................................................................. arr. Carmen Dragon

This program is funded in part by the Metropolitan Arts Council which receives support from the City of Greenville, BMW Manufacturing Company, Michelin North America, Inc., SEW Eurodrive and the South Carolina Arts Commission,

 

and by Pecknel Music Company.