Cary Town Band - Past Concerts 2011 - 2012

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


Summerfest 4th of July

Wednesday, July 04, 2012, 5:45 PM
Koka Booth Amphitheatre, Regency Park
Cary, NC

CTB on stage
Photo courtesy of Booth Amphitheatre

The Cary Town Band, the North Carolina Symphony, and fireworks - what could make the 4th of July more perfect. Come join Summerfest 2012 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, some famous Broadway recollections, 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.

Concert Performance Order:

486 His Honor ° Henry Fillmore
470 Watermelon Club J. Bodewalt Lampe
87 Vater und Sohn *
     Piccolo - Liz Holoman
     Tuba - Rick Guptill
Josef Bach
7 America, The Beautiful * Samuel Ward
Arr. Carmen Dragon
476 Chimes of Liberty Edwin Franko Goldman
208 Carolina Moon Benny Davis & Joe Bourke
492 Transit of Venus * John Philip Sousa
419 Armed Forces -
Pride of America -
Service Marches *
Arr. Larry Clark & Greg Gilpin
99 Ridin' on the Rails Arr. Roger Phelps
469 Pass the Pickles (Tango)* Grace Le Boy
215 Magnificent Men Ron Goodwin
70 The Stars & Stripes Forever
with Guest Conductor Clayton Horney
John Philip Sousa
* Selection requested by band or audience members.
° Music courtesy of the Chatfield Brass Band Music Library

Parade in the Park

Wednesday, July 04, 2012, 10:30 am
Kiwanis Shelter, Bond Park
Cary, NC

CTB on stage
Photo: Brooke Meyer from CaryCitizen.com

Members of the band lead this year's "Parade in the Park", a parade where kids are encouraged to decorate their bike, trike, stroller, wagon or stroller to show their American Pride. The parade moves from the Kiwanis Shelter to the Boat House in Bond Park, where the decorated vehicles are judged. The Band's performance is extremely informal, not so much marching as meandering along the route playing as they go. All selections are played "by ear". There is no written music and the arrangements are entirely impromptu. This recalls the picture of a parade led by a fife and drum from years ago.

Parade Performance Order:

  Yankee Doodle Traditional
  Caisson Song John Philip Sousa
  When the Saints Go Marching In Traditional

The Spirit of America -
25th Annual Patriotic Celebration

Tuesday, July 03, 2012, 7:30 PM
Sertoma Amphitheatre, Bond Park
Cary, NC

The word spirit, from the Latin spiritus, meaning "breath", soul, courage, or vigor, embodies the principle of conscious life. Come join with the band as we celebrate that Spirit of America through word and music at our 25th annual pre-4th of July patriotic salute to our nation's birth and to the service personnel past and present who, through their spirit, have helped secure our freedom and liberty. Hear old folk songs and a march for our citizens. Listen to Chimes of Liberty and America, the Beautiful. Our speaker this year is Cary’s Mayor Harold Weinbrecht, sharing his views of America’s spirit. It’s an annual event you will not want to miss. See you there.

See the Spirit of America concert poster

Concert Performance Order:

72 The Spirit of Cary Roger Phelps
7 America, The Beautiful * Samuel Ward
Arr. Carmen Dragon
476 The Chimes of Liberty * Edwin Franko Goldman
339 American Folk Rhapsody No. 2 Clare Grundman
477 Citizen's Pride Harold J. Crosby
486 His Honor ° Henry Fillmore
  Cary Town Band Day
See the Proclamation. Hear the
presentation. (Turn up speakers.)
See related News.
Mayor Harold Weinbrecht
  "The Spirit of America"  Guest Speaker -
Mayor Harold Weinbrecht
  Post the colors Boy Scouts of Occoneechee Council
Girl Scouts of Coastal Pines Council
419 Armed Forces -
Pride of America *
Arr. Larry Clark & Greg Gilpin
419 Taps (CTB Trumpets)
419 Salute to service personnel (CTB - Scout announcers)
419 America the Beautiful
Pledge of Allegiance
(Audience - led by Scout)
419 Star Spangled Banner (CTB)
70 The Stars & Stripes Forever John Philip Sousa
* Selection requested by band or audience members.
° Music courtesy of the Chatfield Brass Band Music Library

National Train Day

Saturday, May 12, 2012, 09:45 am
Amtrak Train Depot, Downtown
Cary, NC

CTB on stage
Photo: Brooke Meyer from CaryCitizen.com

May 12 is National Train Day. The Cary Town Band is joining with the Heart of Cary Association in partnership with Amtrak and the Town of Cary in celebrating this event on-site at the Downtown Railroad Station. The official celebration runs from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, but the band will provide pre-event music starting about 9:45 am. Come on down to the Amtrak Station and help celebrate National Train day. We'll be looking for you.

Concert Performance Order:

13 The Black Horse Troop John Philip Sousa
478 Car-barlick-Acid Clarence C. Wiley
479 Southern Railway (march) William C. Rehm
99 Ridin' on the Rails Arr. Roger Phelps
46 The Klaxon Henry Fillmore
99a I've Been Working on the Railroad  (2 times) Arr. Roger Phelps
222 Procession of Nobles (Intro only) Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
---- First Call - Call to the Post U.S. Army
B1 Star Spangled Banner Francis Scott Key
  (Introductions and Speeches)  
139 Wo die Volga Fliesst…. Arr. Hans Kolditz,
Bernd Egidius
480 Ideal Railway (galop) Joseph Knecht
13 The Black Horse Troop John Philip Sousa
* Selection requested by band or audience members.

Planes, Trains, ..., and Other

Friday, May 11, 2012, 7:30 PM
Sertoma Amphitheatre, Bond Park
Cary, NC

Recall “Planes, Trains, and Automobiles”, the 1987 dramedy (check that one on Wikipedia) starring Steve Martin and John Candy? For this concert the band features music about all those modes of transportation – and a few more they left out. There’ll be airplane music and being stuck in The Terminal with guest clarinet soloist Jim Williams. We’ll be Ridin’ on the Rails and riding with an automobile march. But, did they ride on a river barge? On a horse or a horse-drawn Surrey or Sleigh or Chariot? With a Procession of Nobles? There’s music for all those and more. Come along for the journey as we celebrate transportation on Planes, Trains, …, and Other.


See the Planes, Trains, ..., and Other concert poster

The Concert Silly Prizes for this concert - For attendees who brought their tickets: For Walking: a set of three Silly Slinky Dogs; For Horses: a Horse and Ponies coloring book - filled with ALL white horses; For Trains: a set of eight Thoms the Train party whistles; For Automobiles: a Hot Wheels 1972 Ford Grand Torino sport car; For Planes: a Scobby-Doo airplane candy fan; and for all transportation modes: a faux leather travel document pouch. Congratulations to the drawing winner: Janet Stewart of Cary, NC.

Concert Performance Order:

13 Horse The Black Horse Troop John Philip Sousa
B12 Walk Tramp, Tramp, Tramp George F. Root
222 Walk Procession of Nobles * Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
48 Horse Lipizzaner-Parade Arr. Hans Hartwig
B29 Wagon Swing Low, Sweet Chariot Harry T. Burleigh
217 Wagon Buggie Ride Mauro Bruno
B64 Boat Sailing Godfrey Marks
139 Boat Wo die Volga Fliesst…. Arr. Hans Kolditz,
Bernd Egidius
480 Train Ideal Railway (galop) Joseph Knecht
99 Train Ridin' on the Rails Arr. Roger Phelps
478 Car Car-barlick-Acid Clarence C. Wiley
46 Car The Klaxon Henry Fillmore
481 Plane Viktor's Tale *
Clarinet Soloist - Jim Williams
John Williams
280 Plane Aeroplane Dip Arthur Pryor
393 Plane US Air Force March Robert Crawford
215 Plane Magnificent Men (encore) Ron Goodwin
* Selection requested by band or audience members.

Music by the Numbers

Friday, March 30, 2012, 7:30 PM
Cary Arts Center - Theater, Downtown
Cary, NC

Music and numbers go hand-in-hand. In this early Spring concert by the band, every selection is integrally associated with or actually known by a specific number. For the number 1, among others there’s Hayes’ Solo Pomposo, a solo (1 featured player) with Rick Guptill (playing 1 of his many tubas). Number 2, Holst’s Second Suite. Prokofiev’s March Opus 99 – that’s its only name. Do you like the number 84? Perhaps there will be a number featuring your favorite number. Come join us as we count up almost a dozen (that’s 12) pieces of great Music known by the Numbers.


See the Music By the Numbers concert poster

The Concert Silly Prizes for this concert - For attendees who brought their tickets: For “Turkey in the Straw” (in Folk Rhapsody No. 3), a Thanksgiving Turkey candle – and a straw (Turkey and a Straw); for numbers: a book of SUDOKU puzzles; a small figurine of Sesame Street’s Count von Count – to keep track of the numbers; a "Solo Elmo" – with the Number ONE on his shirt; for all the other numbers - TWO Hershey’s Nuggets of Special Dark Chocolate with Almonds; THREE Hershey’s Nuggets of Milk Chocolate with Almonds; FOUR bird’s nests stickers; 84 M&M’s; 92 colored Goldfish; 99 mixed nuts; a 100 GRAND candy bar; and solar powered Large Key calculator (with battery backup). Congratulations to the drawing winner: Carolyn Hammerle of Cary, NC.

Concert Performance Order

114b 84th Regimentsmarsch Karl Komzák
163a Slavonic Dance No. 1 * Antonin Dvorak
78 Second Suite in F for Military Band * Gustav Holst
346 Drei fidele Solisten (Three Jolly Soloists)
Trombone Soloists - Yoshi Nakanura,
Jeff Sharp, Connie Varner
Walter Tuschla
163b Polish Dance Opus 3 No. 1 * Franz Xaver Scharwenka
B59 Old Hundredth - The Doxology Loys Bourgeois
291 Solo Pomposo *
Tuba Soloist - Rick Guptill
Al Hayes (Henry Filmore)
465b Aller Ehren ist Öesterreich voll *
(92nd Regiment March)
V. Johann Nowotny
340 American Folk Rhapsody No. 3 Clare Grundman
306 March op. 99 * Sergei Prokofiev
O873 "The Exposition Four", March (Encore) Russell & Newton Alexander
* Selection requested by band or audience members.

Huzzah! The Old North State

Friday, February 24, 2012, 7:30 PM
Cary Arts Center - Theater, Downtown
Cary, NC

Did you know that North Carolina has a state song? It does – and it’s a featured work in this concert by the band. Join us as we musically honor our state – its song, its composers, its locales, the activities of its residents, and many more aspects of life in The Old North State. Hear songs written specifically about her like Carolina Moon. Think of our young women at cotillions with Leroy Anderson’s Belle of the Ball. Do you eat watermelon? There’s music for that, too. Come enjoy all the interesting ways we’ve discovered to musically celebrate our state. If you like being in North Carolina, you shouldn’t miss this one. Huzzah!


See the Huzzah! The Old North State concert poster

The Concert Silly Prizes for this concert - For attendees who brought their tickets: a cardinal note card, a cheese spreader topped with a cardinal sitting atop a long-leaf pine cone, a jar of Mt. Olive Dill Pickles, a Mt. Olive Pickle Company gift pack pickle assortment to be delivered, an aluminum cooking tray, and a package of cotton candy. Congratulations to the drawing winner: Jan Rettig of Cary, NC.

Title links in the list below lead to mp3 recordings of the pieces. This was recorded live so with the music you will sometimes hear the activities and mutterings of audience members. It comes with the territory. Enjoy.

Concert Performance Order

72 The Spirit of Cary Roger Phelps
202 Carolina in the Morning Walter Donaldson
469 Pass the Pickles (Tango)* Grace Le Boy
6 The Advance of Aluminum * Leo W. Gabriel
213 Belle of the Ball Leroy Anderson
294 Lohengrin Intro to Act III * Richard Wagner
---- State Song - through the years
Soloist - Jennifer Myers ª
 
468 The Old North State *
Song Leader - Jennifer Myers ª
William Gaston, R. Culver
Arr. Andrew Luck
---- North Carolina State Toast  
475 The Old North State W. Gaston, E. E. Randolph,
Arr. Randy Guptill
470 Watermelon Club J. Bodewalt Lampe
440 Fiddle Tunes Stuart Holoman
208 Carolina Moon Benny Davis & Joe Bourke
473 Dill Pickles Charles L. Johnson
256 King Cotton John Philip Sousa
474 UPATREE March * (Encore)
Slide Show
(Be patient - slow to download.)
J. I. Alexander
* Selection requested by band or audience members.
ª Jennifer Myers - Assistant Conductor, Concert Singers of Cary.

 

Winter Music

Friday, December 09, 2011, 7:30 PM
Cary Senior Center Ballroom, Bond Park
Cary, NC

Again this year the band joins with the Cary Senior Center in our third annual musical celebration of the holiday season. You’ll hear the old familiar carols you’ve sung for years. Perhaps you’ll sing along. With the popular songs about winter and snow and the like, there’ll be music recalling Christmas, Hanukkah, and other holidays of the season. And of course, there’ll be a Sleigh Ride, courtesy of Leroy Anderson and numbers arranged especially for the Cary Town Band. And as a special treat, we'll be joined by WRAL's Greg Fishel narrating a delightful musical adaptation of Clement Moore's Twas the Night Before Christmas. Come enjoy all your favorite melodies as we bring you music for the holidays - Winter Music.


See the Winter Music concert poster

The Concert Silly Prizes for this concert - For attendees who brought their tickets: for Winter - a snowflake ornament; for Hanukkah - a dreidel Hanukkah card; for Solstice - a scented Solstice candle; and for Christmas - his & hers reindeer headbands, Santa cups and napkins, jingle bells door hanger, candy in a candy jar, candy cane ornaments, paddle ball, one million dollar candy bar, and a copy of The night before Christmas, autographed by Greg Fishel. Congratulations to the drawing winner: Carol Ulrich of Raleigh, NC.

Title links in the list below lead to mp3 recordings of the pieces. This was recorded live so with the music you will sometimes hear the activities and mutterings of small audience members. It comes with the territory. Enjoy.

Concert performance order:

400 Adeste Fideles * Traditional / Arr. James D. Ployhar
415 Winter Wonderland Felix Bernard & Dick Smith /
Arr. John Edmondson
459 Hanukkah, O Hanukkah Traditional / Arr. Richard Rudin
460 Hanukkah Dance (Sevivon) * Traditional / Arr. Mark Conaway
461 Greensleeves Traditional / Arr. Alfred Reed
401 A Christmas Festival * Leroy Anderson
405 Fanfare Prelude on
"Westminster Carol" *
Traditional / Arr. Jim Curnow
406 Gesú Bambino * Pietro Yon / Arr. Charles Sayer
443 Froehliche Weihnachten * Lloyd Conley
407 God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen * Traditional / Arr. Albert O. Davis
447 Carol of the Bells * Mykola Dmytrovich Leontovych /
Arr. Stuart Holoman
--- Snow Poem (turn up volume) Greg Fishel
458 Twas the Night Before Christmas ª
Narrator - Greg Fishel
About the piece and narrator
Newell H. Long
413 Sleigh Ride * Leroy Anderson
462 Twenty Carols in 2 Minutes (encore) Various / Arr. Mark Williams
* Selection requested by band or audience members.
ª Music from the Chatfield Brass Band Library

Hemlock Bluffs Dedication Ceremony

Thursday, November 10, 2011, 5:00 PM
Entrance Gate, Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve
2616 Kildaire Farm Road
Cary, NC

Play 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Concert performance order:

92 The Washington Post March John Philip Sousa
202 Carolina in the Morning Walter Donaldson & William Teague
72 The Spirit of Cary Roger Phelps
193 Walking Frog Karl King
126 The Thunderer John Philip Sousa

Veteran's Luncheon

Friday, November 04, 2011, 11:30 am
Herb Young Community Center, Cary, NC

Concert performance order:

84b Star Spangled Banner (Sousa) Bb ª F.S. Key / W. Damrosch, Arr. John Philip Sousa
376 God Bless America ª Irvine Berlin
92 Washington Post John Philip Sousa
228 You're a Grand Old Flag George M. Cohan
419 Armed Forces - Pride of America Arr. Larry Clark & Greg Gilpin
93 Battle Hymn of the Republic ª Arr. Peter Wilhousky
70 Stars and Stripes Forever John Philip Sousa
ª Performed with Cary Christian School Choir, James Baker, Director.

Hunting for Halloween

Saturday, October 22, 2011, 7:30 PM
Cary Arts Center - Theater, Downtown
Cary, NC

Join the band for a historic event – its first Saturday evening performance in the new Cary Arts Center Theater as we go Hunting for Halloween. It’s late October. Hunting season is in full swing. All Saints Eve is close at hand. Musically experience a full day of hunting with Bucalossi’s humorous A Hunting Scene and some old hunters, imperial hunters, and a dog. There may even be a side trip into Zaninelli’s Dark Forest. After a peaceful evening in the small village of Kahlenberg (Bald Mountain), musically venture up the mountain for the Night as Halloween reaches its peak and All Saints Day finally dawns. It’s a musical date you won’t want to miss. Tally-Ho and Trick-or-Treat.


See the Hunting for Halloween concert poster.

The Concert Silly Prizes for this concert - For attendees who brought their tickets: for Halloween - magician's magic glow wands, skull-crest drinking cup, skulls necklace, and pumpkin snow globe; for Whistler and His Dog - a slide whistle, a small stuffed dog, and a 42" high Scobby Doo stuffed dog (won by the piccolo soloist at the NC State Fair); for Night on Bald Mountain - a coupon for ROGAINE for his own bald mountain; and a pumpkin ghost basket to hold it all (except the big dog). Congratulations to the drawing winner: Keith Brickman of Cary, NC.

Title links in the list below lead to mp3 recordings of the pieces. This was recorded live. Emjoy.

Concert performance order:

58a Mir sein die Kaiserjager Karl Mühlberger
47a Kaiserschutzen Rudolf Kummerer
150 A Hunting Scene Procida Bucalossi
Gy17 Alter Jägermarsch Heinrich Homann
149 The Whistler and His Dog * Arthur Pryor
Gy26 Der Jäger aus Kurpfalz Gottfried Rode
41 Im Kahlenbergerdörfel * Phillip Fahrbach, Jr.
182 The Magic Garden Karl King
457 The Magician Van L. Farrand
57b Am Abend Adolf Hübel
384 Night on Bald Mountain * Modest Mussorgsky
42b Zauberer Galopp (encore) Adolf Vančura
* Selection requested by band or audience members.

Train Depot Dedication

Monday, October 03, 2011, 10:00 am
Cary Amtrack Train Depot
Cary, NC

Concert Performance Order:

126 The Thunderer John Philip Sousa
202 Carolina in the Morning Walter Donaldson & William Teague
236 The Junk Man Rag Luckey Roberts
362 Take Me Out to the Ball Game Albert von Tilzer / Arr. Randy Guptill
72 The Spirit of Cary Roger Phelps
193 Walking Frog Karl King
99 Riding on the Rails arr. Roger Phelps
  Official Amtrack Station Dedication Ceremony  
92 The Washington Post March John Philip Sousa
208 Carolina Moon Bennie Davis & Joe Hourke
220 Teddy Bear's Picnic John W. Bratton
431 The Syncopated Clock Leroy Anderson
456 The Newsboy March Owen E. Sutton

Labors of the Day

Friday, September 02, 2011, 7:30 PM
Sertoma Amphitheatre, Bond Park
Cary, NC

Is there a better way to start the Labor Day Weekend than with a celebration of the holiday with the Cary Town Band? Obviously not! So, join with us as we recall picnics, baseball, concerts, and other activities typical of this traditionally last weekend of summer. Enjoy music honoring a varied collection of labors that the holiday was created to commemorate – electrician, performer, student, junk man, robber, queen, and many more. Will your job have its musical moment? To find out, you’ll just have to come and hear. Start the holiday weekend right by celebrating the Labors of the Day.

The Concert Silly Prizes for this concert - For attendees who brought their tickets: a copy of newspaper USA Today, a used minor-league baseball, a porcelain figurine of a Kissing Couple, a book - "201 Stupid but True Stories of the World's Dumbest Criminals", a Teddy Bear, and a Teddy Bear's Picnic Basket filled with small animal finger puppets - Teddy Bear's friends. Congratulations to the drawing winner: JoAnne Sherwin of Cary, NC.

Concert performance order:

121 The Corcoran Cadets John Philip Sousa
44 Jolly Robbers Franz von Suppé
76 The Skaters Waltz * Émile Waldteufel
252 Ballet Music from Prince Igor Alexander Borodin
236 The Junk Man Rag Luckey Roberts
145 The Man on the Flying Trapeze Gaston Lyle / Arr. Roger Phelps
116 Her Majesty, the Queen John Philip Sousa
456 The Newsboys March Owen E.  Sutton
362 Take Me Out to the Ball Game Albert von Tilzer / Arr. Randy Guptill
220 Teddy Bear's Picnic John W. Bratton
178 Liebespärchen Jaromir Vejvoda
156 Die Meistersinger Richard. Wagner
272 The Conqueror (encore) Carl Teike
* Selection requested by band or audience members.

Cary Arts Center Dedication and Open House

Saturday August 13, 2011, 09:30 am - 10:00 am
Cary Arts Center - Theater, Downtown,
Cary, NC

The Cary Town Band is proud to join with the Town of Cary in the grand opening and dedication of the new Cary Arts Center. As the Town's Band, we proudly open the day's festivities from the stage of the new theater with a short concert to preview all the wonderful sounds you will hear from that stage in the future. Although the hour is early, we hope you will join us as we kick off a day full of activities that showcase all the artistic endeavors that will be housed within the new Cary Arts Center. (By the way, immediately following the concert, members of the band will host an "Instrument Petting Zoo" in the Principal's Hall. We hope you will join us for that activity as well.) For all the citizens of Cary, be proud of this addition to the civic and artistic life of our community. See you at the theater.

Concert performance order:

53 The Liberty Bell * John Philip Sousa
178 Liebesparchen Jaromir Vejvoda
74 Star Spangled Spectacular George M. Cohen
453 Pavanne (from Symphonette No. 2) Morton Gould
72 The Spirit of Cary Roger Phelps
193 Walking Frog Karl L. King
70 Stars and Stripes Forever John Philip Sousa
* Selection requested by band or audience members.

Instrument Petting Zoo
Part of the CAC Dedication and Open House

Saturday August 13, 2011, 10:00 am
Cary Arts Center - Principal's Hall, Downtown,
Cary, NC

Immediately following the band's concert on the CAC theater stage, some members of the band will move to the CAC Principal's Hall to host a musical instrument "Petting Zoo". There will be band instruments of all shapes and descriptions for you to see up close and personal - instruments representative of every section in the band and a few that do not appear regularly in modern concerts. Among others, there will be an entire family of clarinets from Eb Soprano to Bb Bass; various tubas and Sousaphones; piccolos and flutes, saxophones (that make only the rare appearance in CTB concerts); and more. We hope you'll stop by to see and listen - and carefully touch and feel. (And for a select few instruments and your great care, you may even get a chance to try to make a sound on one or two.) See you at the CAC Dedication.