Cary Town Band - Past Concerts 2009 - 2010

Concerts are listed starting with the most recent at the top and digressing backwards.


Summerfest 4th of July

July 4, 2010, 5:45 PM
Koka Booth Amphitheatre, Regency Park
Cary, NC

The Cary Town Band, the North Carolina Symphony, and fireworks - what could make the 4th of July more perfect. Come join Summerfest 2010 for their annual 4th of July Celebration. The big event starts around 5:45 PM when the Cary Town Band brings you an old fashion play-in-the-park afternoon concert just like your great grandparents enjoyed a hundred years ago when they celebrated the 4th of July. Patriotic music, circus music, maybe a famous overture, and more, while stretched out on a blanket on the grass. Come enjoy the fun with the band, the symphony, and culminating with the best fireworks display in the Triangle area. Don't miss it.

Selections included:

B10 Finlandia (Warm-up) J. Sibelius
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332 Invercargill March * A. Lithgow
144a Looney Tunes Overture * E. Cantor, C. Tobias, & M. Mencher, Arr. Y. Nakamura
65 Poet and Peasant Overture * F. von Suppé
144b Merry-Go-Round Broke Down * C. Friend & D. Franklin,
Arr. Y. Nakamura
20 Northern Pines * J.P. Sousa
381 Waltzing Cat, The L. Anderson
386 Pirates of the Caribbean Suite * K. Badelt
269 National Emblem * E.E. Bagley
5 Amparito Roca * J. Texidor
70 The Stars & Stripes Forever J.P.Sousa
* Selection requested by band or audience members.

Band in Sand - 23rd Annual Patriotic Celebration

Saturday, July 03, 2010, 7:30 PM
Sertoma Amphitheatre, Bond Park
Cary, NC

Come join us for the 23rd annual pre-4th of July patriotic salute to our nation's birth and the service personnel past and present who have helped secure our liberty and freedom. Enjoy many familiar marches and tunes that compliment the occasion. The band joins forces with the James Baker Chorale as we present stirring arrangements of the Battle Hymn of the Republic, God Bless America, and John Williams’ Hymn to the Fallen. Our speaker this year is U.S. Army Bandmaster and Commander of the 82nd Airborne Division Band, CW2 Russell J. Houser, recounting his recent tour of duty with his band in Afghanistan – “Band in Sand”. It’s an annual event you will not want to miss. See you there.

Concert performance order:

269 National Emblem * E.E. Bagley
4 American Patrol F.W. Meacham
93 Battle Hymn of the Republic ª Arr. P. Wilhousky
---- Eternal Father (Navy Hymn) ¹ W. Whiting, J. Dykes
376 God Bless America ª I. Berlin
416 Hymn to the Fallen * ª J. Williams
420 Afghanistan W.H. Mackie
  "Band in Sand" ² Speaker: CW2 Russell J. Houser
U.S. Army Bandmaster and
Commander 82nd Airborne Division "All American" Band ²
386 Pirates of the Caribbean Suite * ² K. Badelt
  Honor the colors
419 Armed Forces - Pride of America * Arr. L. Clark & G. Gilpin
  Taps, Salute to service personnel (with 419)
  America the Beautiful (p/o 419) (with 419)
  Pledge of Allegiance (Audience with 419)
  Star Spangled Banner (p/o 419) ª (with 419)
70 The Stars & Stripes Forever J.P. Sousa
* Selection requested by band or audience members.
ª Performed with The James Baker Chorale.
¹ Performed by the James Baker Chorale
² A fire Friday afternoon July 2nd destroyed the 82nd Airborne Division Band's rehearsal location including all their instruments, uniforms, and their entire music library. Because his band was to provide a major portion of Fort Bragg's July 4th celebration, two days later, bandmaster Houser's priorities immediately and completely understandably shifted from being a guest speaker at the CTB concert to finding music, instruments, and all the infrastructure required for his band to meet their concert obligations at Fort Bragg. The time allotted for his presentation was filled by presenting additional music not included in the original program - Pirates of the Caribbean Suite. There was a "song & dance" explanation added as to how "Pirates of the Caribbean" actually complimented the concert theme - Band in Sand - "band of pirates; sandy beaches of Caribbean islands".

All Request Friday

Friday, May 21, 2010, 7:30 PM
Senior Center, Bond Park
Cary, NC

On The Classical Station, WCPE, 89.7 FM, the last Friday every month is “All Request Friday” – an entire day of music by request. The band joins in this tradition on the next to last Friday this May with an entire program of music by request – from band and audience members gathered over the preceding season – favorites they want to play or hear again. Up to the last minute, the program is open; but a few works sure to be included: Beethoven’s Egmont Overture, Khachaturian’s Galop, Sir Edward Elgar's Nimrod, and Texidor’s Amparito Roca. Someone has requested PDQ Bach’s “Grand Serenade for an Awful Lot of Winds And Percussion”. We’ll see about that one. Come join us to hear music selected by you. Got a request? Get it in early. 

The Concert Silly Prize for this concert - pine tree auto air freshener, an elephant hand puppet, elephant-size candy peanuts, and a cowboy hat.. Congratulations to the drawing winner: Rick Cornell of Cary, NC.

Concert performance order:

5 Amparito Roca * J. Texidor
9a Bummel-Petrus * M. Werner-Kersten
20 Northern Pines * J.P. Sousa
27 Egmont Overture * L. Beethoven
237 Parade of the Elephants * E. Chenette
97 Grand Serenade * P.D.Q. Bach
399 Nimrod * E. Elgar
174 March Lorraine * L. Ganne
102 Elsa's Procession to the Cathedral * R. Wagner
Gr5 Schöene Erinnerungen Waltz * A. Borovička
332 Invercargill March * A. Lithgow
35 Galop * (encore) A. Khachaturian
* Selection requested by band or audience members.

Cary Performs - Spring Daze

April 24, 2010, 09:20 AM
Sertoma Amphitheatre in Bond Park

Selections from the Instant Concert folder:

Selections included:

107 Hands Across the Sea March J.P. Sousa
61 Over the Waves (Sobre Las Olas) J. Rosas
221 Guadalcanal March R. Rogers
GR1 Blaue Augen Polka J. Vejvoda
422 Voice of the Guns K. Alford
281 Turkish Towel Rag T. Allen
120 Unter Donner und Blitz J. Strauss, Jr.
O868 "Across the Atlantic" March R. Alexander

Sea Songs

Friday, April 16, 2010. 7:30 PM
Sertoma Amphitheatre, Bond Park
Cary, NC

Sailing, sailing, over the bounding Main. Most everyone knows a song of the sea, and hums a short refrain. And the band will have you humming along as we ride the waves with some familiar music inspired by tales of the sea. Recall navies with Anchors Aweigh, Glory of the Yankee Navy, and Gliere’s Russian Sailor’s Dance. Recall Victory at Sea with the Guadalcanal March and adventure at sea with the Pirates of the Caribbean Suite. Throw in Rosas’ Over the Waves and Sousa’s Queen of the Sea Waltzes , a Strauss polka, and an unexpected splash or two, and you have a wonderful musical celebration of the sea. Come splash along with us. 

The Concert Silly Prize for this concert - a beach ball, a shark float, a course sea salt grinder (and salt) and two soaps shaped as a starfish and a scallop shell.. Congratulations to the drawing winner: Alain Marquiś of Cary, NC.

Concert performance order:

107 Hands Across the Sea March J.P. Sousa
25 Dreadnaught Overture G.E. Holmes
61 Over the Waves (Sobre Las Olas) J. Rosas
390 Anchors Aweigh A. Miles & C. Zimmermann
305 Devil and the Deep Blue Sea K. King
49 La Reine de la Mer Valses J.P. Sousa
392 Semper Paratus F.S. van Boskerck
120 Unter Donner und Blitz J. Strauss, Jr.
36 The Glory of the Yankee Navy J.P. Sousa
386 Pirates of the Caribbean Suite * K. Badelt
221 Guadalcanal March R. Rogers
385 Russian Sailor's Dance * R. Glière
O868 (encore)
"Across the Atlantic" March
R. Alexander
* Selection requested by band or audience members.

At the Theater

Friday, March 12, 2010, 7:30 PM
Cary Senior Center, Bond Park
Cary, NC

Do you like movies? Do you recall that music that played behind the scene? Come remember some of your favorites as the band brings that music to the foreground – still wonderful even without the actors and the scenery. Hear the River Kwai and Lawrence, and Liz and Richard (Taylor and Burton) on the beach. Don’t forget the Looney Tunes before the feature as Elmer (or was it Bugs) directs that strange symphony in an unforgettable von Suppé Poet and Peasant Overture. Then there’s Prokofiev’s little tune that pops up in many flicks. And there’s more to tickle your memory. Come enjoy an evening of music At the Theater.  

The Concert Silly Prize for this concert - two bags of microwave movie popcorn, two soft drinks (in cans), and various chocalate bars.. Congratulations to the drawing winner: Kerry Johnston of Cary, NC.

Concert performance order:

144a Looney Tunes - Charges & Cheers -
Merrily We Roll Along *
E. Cantor, C. Tobias,
M. Mencher;
Arr. Y. Nakamura
65 Poet and Peasant Overture * F. von Suppé
144c Looney Tunes - Road Runner Theme * B. Cameron; Arr. C. Hill
314 The Donkey Serenade * R. Friml & H. Stothart
389C Lt. Kije Suite - Kije's Wedding S. Prokofiev; Arr. Law
26 Colonel Bogey K. Alford
55 Maple Leaf Rag S. Joplin
398 At The Movies (Suite) J.P. Sousa
284 The Shadow of Your Smile P. Webster & J. Mandel
333 Goin' Home (from 2nd Movement, Symphony # 9) A. Dvořák
263 1941 J. Williams; Arr Moon
229 (encore) Mad Major, The K. Alford
144b (encore) Looney Tunes - Merry-Go-Round Broke Down * C. Friend, D. Franklin;
Arr. Y. Nakamura
* Selection requested by band or audience members.

Wintering in the Middle East

Friday, February 05, 2010, 7:30 PM
Cary Senior Center, Bond Park
Cary, NC

It’s cold and wintery outside. Come in, warm up, and join the band on a mid-winter tour of the Middle East. Recall all the exotic sights and sounds of that ancient area of the world. We’ll visit Egypt with a march, a waltz, and the Ballet Egyptien. Moving eastward, we find Nobles of the Mystic Shrine and The Sheik of Araby, Arabian, of course. To the north in Turkey, there’s Mozart’s Turkish March and a rub-down with Allen’s Turkish Towel Rag. Farther east find yourself In a Persian Market à la Ketelbey. And even farther east we’ll see The Procession of the Sardar. A marvelous excursion with a few little side trips thrown in for fun. It’s a mid-winter caravan you won’t want to miss. Come join us. 

The Concert Silly Prize for this concert - a set of dish towels (Turkish Towels, of course), and a set of three Middle Eastern spices - Baharat, Saffron, and Karkadai - actually obtained recently from a market in Cairo by our piccolo soloist, Liz Holoman. Accompanying the spices were recipe suggestions.. Congratulations to the drawing winner: Sheila Davis of Cary, NC.

Concert performance order:

227 Army of the Nile K. Alford
18 Ballet Egyptien * A. Luigini
317 Egyptian March C. Puerner
195 Valse Egyptien J. Kastowsky
292 Sheik of Araby, The H. Smith, F. Wheeler, T. Snyder
154 Marche alla Turka W.A. Mozart
281 Turkish Towel Rag T. Allen
397 In a Persian Market
(Intermezzo - Scene)
A. Ketèlbey
381 Waltzing Cat, The L. Anderson
68 Procession of the Sardar, The * M. Ippolitov-Ivanov
118 (encore)
Nobles of the Mystic Shrine
J.P. Sousa
* Selection requested by band or audience members.

A Carolina Christmas

Friday, December 11, 2009, 7:30 PM
Cary Senior Center, Bond Park
Cary, NC

Adding a finishing touch to the Cary Senior’s Center’s Holiday Celebration, join the band for a Carolina Christmas, featuring many of your favorite Christmas carols and music of the season. In addition to familiar carols, you’ll hear Leroy Anderson’s always popular A Christmas Festival. And the season wouldn’t be complete without his Sleigh Ride. Things take an interesting musical turn when Santa Meets Sousa and we’ll march with the Parade of the Wooden Soldiers. Come enjoy your holiday favorites as we celebrate the season with the Cary Senior Center.

The Concert Silly Prize for this concert - a box of Christmas Monkey Bread mix, two jingle bell sets, a porcelin Tin Soldier candy container, a small lighted Santa snow globe, and a Christmas wrap bag to carry it all. Congratulations to the drawing winner: Lynn Plessinger of Cary, NC.

Concert performance order:

400 Adeste Fideles * Traditional / J. Ployhar
401 A Christmas Festival * L. Anderson
159 Parade of the Wooden Soldiers L. Jessel
406 Gesu Bambino * P. Yon
389D Lt. Kije Suite - Troika S. Prokofiev / D. Law
405 Fanfare Prelude on
"Westminster Carol" *
Arr. J. Curnow
203 Babes in Toyland - selections
  * March of the Toys
  * Toyland
V. Herbert
407 God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen * Traditional / A. Davis
408 Hallelujah * G.F. Handel
414 White Christmas * I. Berlin / R. Bennett
412 Santa Meets Sousa Arr. M. Williams
413 (encore) Sleigh Ride * L. Anderson
* Selection requested by band or audience members.

Veteran's Luncheon

Friday, November 06, 2009, 12:30 PM
Herb Young Community Center, Cary, NC

Selections from the Instant Concert folder:
Concert performance order:

92 Washington Post J.P. Sousa
125 Semper Fidelis J.P. Sousa
228 You're a Grand Old Flag G.M. Cohan
331 Eagle Squadron K. Alford
343 Solid Men to the Front J.P. Sousa
3 Armed Forces Salute Arr. Bob Lowden
B5 Columbia, the Gem of the Ocean T. á Becket
B6 America M. Clementi
70 Stars and Stripes Forever J.P. Sousa

A Musical Harvest

Friday, October 30, 2009, 7:30 PM
Cary Senior Center, Bond Park
Cary, NC

Late October – the harvest has been gathered, the coffers filled. It’s a time for dancing and drinking, a very late Oktoberfest, and preparations for All Hallows Eve. This musical harvest includes the Beer Barrel polka, Percy Grainger’s Irish Tune from County Derry and Shepherd’s Hey, Grieg’s Peer Gynt Suite # 1, Leroy Anderson’s Penny-Whistle Song featuring the flutes, and will recall Halloween spirits with the Zauberer Galopp and Beelzebub featuring tuba soloist Ted Bissette. There'll be a mid-Autumn march or two, and a few surprises. Join us for a festive evening of harvest music. We’ll have you dancing.

The Concert Silly Prize for this concert - a Halloween notepad, pencil, other small Halloween trinkets, a bag of Cotton Balls, and a pumpkin to carry it all. Congratulations to the drawing winner: Jim Paris of Cary, NC.

Concert performance order:

256 King Cotton March J.P. Sousa
42a Im Krapfenwald * J. Strauss, Jr.
230a Morning E. Grieg
377 Anitra's Dance E. Grieg
230b In the Hall of the Mountain King E. Grieg
380 Penny-Whistle Song, The * L. Anderson
266 Beelzebub
   Tuba Soloist: Ted Bissette
A. Catozzi
198 Beer Barrel Polka * Brown / Timm / Vejvoda
88a Irish Tune from County Derry * P. Grainger
88b Shepherd's Hey English Morris Dance * P. Grainger
383 Baby Boo March F. Jewell
42b Zauberer Galopp A. Vančura
127 (encore) Pride of the Wolverines, The J.P. Sousa
* Selection requested by band or audience members.

Colors of Autumn

Friday, September 25, 2009, 7:30 PM
Sertoma Amphitheatre, Bond Park
Cary, NC

Early Autumn is a time of colors – leaves, flowers, and this year - music. Join with the band as we color an early Fall evening with musical colors and recall events of the season. Colorful selections include the March from Prokofiev’s “The Love of Three Oranges”, Blue Skirt Waltz, and Blue Eyes Polka. Events? Parades with the Caravan Club March and Leroy Anderson’s Bugler’s Holiday featuring the trumpets; a quiet afternoon with the Autumn Flowers Overture and In a Rose Garden Waltz; and classical concerts with Holst’s First Suite for Military Band. It’s a musical pallet you won’t want to miss. Join us.

The Concert Silly Prize for this concert - three oranges and a red rose. Congratulations to the drawing winner: Louise Eaglesfield of Raleigh, NC.

Concert performance order:

67 Purple Carnival, The H. Alford
179 Autumn Flowers Overture C. Lawrence
166

Bugler's Holiday *
    Soloists: Milton Carawan
                 Logan Cartwright
                 Bruce King

L. Anderson
209 In a Rose Garden Waltz H.J. Crosby
54 March from
The Love of Three Oranges *
S. Prokofiev
Gr1 Blaue Augen Polka * M. Vejvoda
32 First Suite in Eb * G. Holst
Extra Smoke on the Water *,☺  Deep Purple
290 Deep Purple * P. de Rose
210 Blue Skirt Waltz M.Parrish / V. Bláha
287 Caravan Club March, The * K. King
122 (encore) Golden Jubilee J.P. Sousa
* Selection requested by band or audience members.
☺ Band selected and played without conductor's knowledge beforehand instead of the song "Deep Purple" the conductor was expecting. ☺ 

Lazy Daze

August 22, 2009, 9:30 am
Fidelity Stage - Downtown,
Cary, NC

Late August – the dog days of summer – lazy days – the perfect time for the 33rd Annual Lazy Daze Arts & Crafts Festival – a day filled with exhibits and shopping and entertainment of all varieties. And what better way to start the festival than with the Cary Town Band on the main stage in downtown Cary – in the morning before the heat of the day.  As you start enjoying all the activities, stop by to hear rousing marches, circus melodies, old-timey rags, and a waltz or two.  It will have you tapping your toes and dancing off to see all there is to see at this year’s Lazy Daze Festival.  We’ll see you there.

46 The Klaxon H. Fillmore
229 Mad Major, The K. Alford
Gr1
Blaue Augen Polka
J. Vejvoda
124 High School Cadets J.P. Sousa
43 Instant Concert H. Walters
282 The Old Circus Band F. Jewell
254 Southern Roses Waltz K. King
193 Walking Frog K. King
Gr3 Brautnacht-Walzer V. Väckář
15 The Billboard J. Klohr
307 Swanee Rag C. Johnson
11 Barnum & Bailey’s Favorite K. King