Cary Town Band Music Lists

Music lists for upcoming concerts are listed below.
These lists are preparatory and subject to change.
They are for future planning and promotions.

Remember the Circus?

Friday, March 02, 2018, 7:30 PM
Cary Arts Center - Theater
Cary, NC

The Greatest Show on Earth may have stopped its trains and folded its tents for the last time, but the world of the circus is still with us – and at the time it used to show up in our area each year. Remember the Grand Entrance parade with Thunder and Blazes, the seal act with Walking Frog, the aerialists flying above to The Crimson Pedal, the big cats in The Big Cage, the Grand Finale with Barnum & Bailey's Favorite, and many more in the three rings in between. There's more - This year in Cary we're celebrating the Page-Walker’s 150th birthday. (The Page-Walker was built in 1868.) What is the circus connection? From 1941 to 1971 the Williams family, who owned the Page-Walker, built and repaired circus wagons here on site and also had a dog and pony act which performed with larger circuses when they came to the area. So, for kids of all ages, come one, come all. Hear the thrills, the chills, the spills, and enjoy the grand spectacle as we answer the question, do you Remember the Circus?

See the Remember the Circus? concert poster

Numbers will be selected from: **

80 Thunder & Blazes
Based on "Entry of the Gladiators"
L. P. Laurendeau 
Julius Fučík
Arr. J. S. Seredy
21 At the Circus
    Announcer: Jerry Windel
Heywood S. Jones
182 The Magic Garden Karl L. King
237 Parade of the Elephants Ed Chenette
233 The Crimson Petal (Valse Caprice) Fred Jewell
246 The Big Cage Karl L. King
214 Jungle Queen
    Guest Conductor:
    (Bandmaster Emeritus) Jim Hammerle
George D. Barnard
254 Southern Roses Waltz - King Karl L. King
193 Walking Frog Karl L. King
194 Over the Stars Karl L. King
24 Circus Echoes Arthur Wellesley Hughes
676 Siamesiche Wachtparade Paul Lincke
675 Circus Bee Henry Fillmore
11 Barnum & Bailey's Favorite March
Karl L. King
183 Pahjamah Stephen R. Henry & David Onivas
433 The Death of Custer Lee Johnson
* Selection requested by band or audience members.
** All selections subject to change.

Friday the 13th

Friday, April 13, 2016, 7:30 PM
Cary Arts Center - Theater
Cary, NC

Do you suffer from triskaidekaphobia (fear of the number 13) or worse, yet, paraskevidekatriaphobia (fear of Friday the 13th)? If so, THIS is the concert for you! We celebrate the number 13 and specifically this particular April Friday the 13th – and play music that absolutely demonstrates that such phobias may be well founded – or not. Who can resist Wooster’s Black Cat Rag or Missaud’s The Salem Witches (13 witches in a coven). We’ll include Cujus Animam from the Stabat Mater by Rossini (who died on a Friday the 13th), Wagner’s Good Friday Music (from Parsifal), and so much more – some quite lucky, with Silly Prizes, too. Challenge your phobias and join us as we luckily, musically investigate Friday the 13th.

Numbers will be selected from: **

381 The Waltzing Cat Leroy Anderson
560 Mr. Thomas Cat Milton H. Hall
267 Cujus Animam
(from Stabat Mater)
Gioacchino Rossini
Arr. Lumir C. Havlicek
pdf In the Clock Store Charles J. Orth
Arr. Charles Bach
pdf The Salem Witches (March) Jean M. Missud 
pdf Good Friday Music
(from Parsifal)
Richard Wagner
Arr. Dan Godfrey
661 The Black Cat Rag Frank Wooster, Ethyl Smith
Arr. Doug Hartzell
X03 Triskaidekaphobia Josh Gottry
Finale March No. 13 Amilcare Ponchielli
Ed. Howey
* Selection requested by band or audience members.
** All selections subject to change.

                Third Annual
Triangle Community Band Festival

Saturday, June 16, 2018, 4:00 PM
Durham Central Park
501 Foster Street
Durham, NC 27701

For a late afternoon of great band music, you'll definitely want to join us for the Third Annual Triangle Community Band Festival. Continuing an annual tradition from the mid 1990's that was lost in 2006, when the old Cary Town Band gazebo bandstand was vacated, this festival brings together all the Triangle area's wonderful community bands in a joint concert not to be missed. (Subject to change) the Festival features performances from:
        4:00 pm Raleigh Concert Band,
        4:25 pm (Chapel Hill) Village Band
        4:50 pm Cary Town Band,
        5:25 pm Holly Springs Community Band,
        5:50 pm Durham Community Concert Band
        6:15 pm Combined Bands - Stars & Stripes Forever
Each band will perform about a 25 minute short concert. (The Durham Central Park venue allows multiple bands to be set up simultaneously so there will be little time between groups.) Then the bands will all join together in a performance of John Philip Sousa's The Stars and Stripes Forever, with a sound we're sure will be heard throughout downtown Durham - a moment you will not want to miss. Food and drinks will be available for purchase from local food trucks, including Bam Pow Chow, Bull City Burger and Brewery, Dang Good Dogs, Loco Pops, Pie PPushers, and Salt City Ciderworks! For after the concerts, there are also many restaurants right in the same area. This project is supported by the Durham Arts Council’s Annual Arts Fund and the N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources. For more information, check out the website at If you like band music, you will definitely want to add this event to your calendar. Bring your blankets or chairs and we'll see you there.

See the Triangle Community Band Festival concert poster
Central Durham map showing Durham Central Park.
Durham Central Park map.
Durham Central Park Pavilion Band setup locations

VFP clarinets
Photo courtesy DCCB  

Numbers will be selected from: **

655 Chiquita Banana Song Montgomery/MacKenzie/Wirges
662 The Rainbow Connection Paul Williams and Kenneth Ascher
665 Wir sind Helden Sebastian Schraml
666 Sesame Street Celebration Joe Raposo
* Selection requested by band or audience members.
° Music courtesy Chatfield Brass Band Library<

31st Annual Patriotic Celebration -
The Great War

Tuesday, Jul 03, 2018, 7:30 PM
Cary Arts Center
Cary, NC
(There will be a Preshow performance with the Applause! Cary Youth Theatre at 6:30 p.m.)

Known at the time as “The Great War” or “The War to End All Wars”, World War I ended on November 11, 1918, exactly 100 years ago this November. To commemorate this upcoming anniversary, the band’s 31st Annual pre-4th of July Patriotic Celebration musically recalls the many wonderful tunes written during that war with Ferde Grofé’s Over There Fantasie and others. There’s music honoring those who served such as Alford’s Vanished Army, Bagley’s America Victorious, and Sousa’s Golden Star. And of course as usual, we’ll salute our military service personnel past and present who have helped secure our freedom and liberty through all the years. It’s a celebration you don’t want to miss as we recall The Great War.

Numbers will be selected from: **

bmpdf America Victorious Edwin E. Bagley
  Post the colors Boy Scouts of the Occoneechee Council
  Taps    CTB Trumpets -
Daniel Butterfield
Pledge of Allegiance (Audience)
84b Star Spangled Banner John Stafford Smith
Arr. John Philip Sousa
3 Armed Forces Salute Bob Lowden
bmpdf Oh Johnny, Oh Johnny, Oh! Obe Olman
677 Over There Fantasie Arr. Ferde Grofé
Score by Erik W. G. Leidzén
205 The Vanished Army Kenneth J. Alford
bmpdf The Golden Star John Philip Sousa
---- Speaker - The Great War TBD 
70 The Stars and Stripes Forever John Philip Sousa
* Selection requested by band or audience members.
** All selections subject to change.