Sunday, January 15, 2006

Winter Concert features Composer Percy Grainger and Trumpeter Terry Everson

Composer Percy Aldridge Grainger
The Concord Band will present its annual Winter Concert at 51 Walden Street in Concord on Saturday, March 4, 2006, beginning at 8:00 p.m. The concert will feature guest trumpet soloist Terry Everson and the music of composer Percy Aldridge Grainger.

Music Director Dr. William G. McManus will open the concert with the Mad Major March, a distinctly British march by Kenneth J. Alford. Alford was as famous in England for his marches as Sousa was in the United States.

In recognition of the recent passing of Alfred Reed, one of the greatest band composers of the twentieth century, the Band will perform Reed’s lovely composition Music in the Air! The Concord Band has performed numerous compositions by Alfred Reed over the years and had recently commissioned Dr. Reed to compose a piece for the Band, which the composer had not yet begun.