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Final Community Band Concert of the Season

Posted: July 2, 2014 - 9:03am
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The 2014 season of the Conway Community Band Concert series will come to a conclusion with its Patriotic Concert from 7:30-9 p.m. Thursday, July 3, at the Kris Allen Stage in Simon Park in Downtown Conway.

Special guest will be the 106th Army Band with the Arkansas National Guard.

Opening music will start with The Five Star Brass Quintet, a component of the 106th Army Band, Arkansas Army National Guard stationed at Camp Joseph T. Robinson in North Little Rock, Ark. Emcee for the concert is KARK Channel 4 news anchor, Mallory Brooks, according to a news release.

The 106th is dedicated to providing music for military events and community events of various types. Dedicated to providing music for military events and community events of various types, the 106th Army Band performance will feature a variety of music that will appeal to all listeners. Come and enjoy a night of fun and lively music performed by one of the top National Guard Bands in the country — Arkansas’s own, 106th Army Band, according to a news release.

Music for the evening will include “Yankee Doodle,” “Shenandoah,” “Columbia, Gem of the Ocean (the Red, White, and Blue),” “This Land is Your Land,” “You’re a Grand Old Flag,” and “America the Beautiful.” The band will also present songs from America’s musical stage of a bye-gone era, such as “A Bicycle Built for Two,” “Seventy Six Trombones,” “The Surrey With the Fringe on Top,” “Mary is a Grand Old Name,” and “When the Saints Go Marching In.”

What would a band-concert-in-the-park be without a march? You’ll hear four of America’s best marches, “Americans We,” “The Liberty Bell,” “Semper Fidelis,” and closing with the official march of the United States, “The Stars and Stripes Forever.”

The community band is sponsored by Arvest Bank and the Conway Downtown Partnership. The community band also receives support through several local corporate sponsors including the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce and the Log Cabin Democrat.

The concert is free and open to the public and everyone is invited to dress in patriotic colors, bring a lawn chair, blanket, and a picnic. For more information, contact co-directors of the community band, Ricky Brooks, Director of Bands at the University of Central Arkansas, at 450-5764 or email rickyb@uca.edu; or Tim Cunningham, High School Band Director at Conway West, at 450-4880, or email cunningt@conwayschools.net.

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