Cary Town Band - Past Concerts 2013 - 2014

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


Summerfest 4th of July

Friday, July 04, 2014, 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 2014 for the 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, popular music, some movie moments, 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:

125 Semper Fidelis John Philip Sousa
167 Blue Tango Leroy Anderson
544 Our United States * Frank Ventre
3 Armed Forces Salute Bob Lowden
361 Happy Birthday Mildred Hill & Patty S. Hill
543 Bugler's Lament *
Cornet Soloist - Jim Murphy
Loring (Red) Nichols &
Robert Hammack
514 Augie's Great Municipal Band John Williams
550s
550
Patton Opening Theme
Patton (march)
Jerry Goldsmith / Arr. Stuart Holoman
Jerry Goldsmith / Arr. Ralph Ford
542v Third Army March Gregorio A. Diaz
Arr. Connie Varner
448 When The Saints Go Marching In Traditional
536 The Mississippi River Julius Fučík
251 Manhattan Beach March John Philip Sousa
51 Lassus Trombone Henry Fillmore
70 The Stars & Stripes Forever John Philip Sousa
* Selection requested by band or audience members.

Parade in the Park

Friday, July 04, 2014, 10:30 am
Kiwanis Shelter, Bond Park
Cary, NC

CTB Parade Unit
Photo courtesy: Brooke Meyer  
  CTB "Parade Unit"

Members of the band will 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 entrance to the Kiwanis Shelter parking lot 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 (repeated numeous times):

  Caisson Song John Philip Sousa
  Yankee Doodle Traditional
  When the Saints Go Marching In Traditional
  You're a Grand Old Flag George M. Cohan

27th Annual Patriotic Celebration -
A March for Patton

Thursday, Jul 03, 2014, 7:30 PM
Cary Arts Center - Theater
Cary, NC

patton
General Patton

Did you know there was a march written for General George S. Patton, Jr.? Not the one from the movie, but one written for the General himself near the end of WWII. No? Well, neither did anyone else for the last 40 years, and known by very few for the 30 years before that. The delightful and energetic Third Army March, "Respectfully dedicated to Lt. Gen. George S. Patton, Jr. and the gallant Officers and men of the Third U.S. Army" on April 10, 1945, was recently rediscovered by our guest speaker, Colonel (VaARNG-Retired) Lawrence A. Devron in a trophy case at Shaw AFB near Sumter, SC. He brings it to us today to share with you at it’s North Carolina premier. We set the stage with German and British marches from the war and follow with a Hymn to the Fallen, when we are joined by strings from the Triangle Area Community Orchestra (TACO) and a chorus from the Concert Singers of Cary. And, of course, there’s the annual pre-4th of July salute to our military service personnel past and present who have helped secure our freedom and liberty. It’s a concert event you definitely will not want to miss. (And relocating from our venue in prior years at the Sertoma Amphitheatre in Bond Park, this concert is in the Cary Arts Center Theater, where it’s cool indoors!) Come rediscover with us A March for Patton.

For more about the rediscovery of the Third Army March and General Patton, see The Third Army Band.

See the A March for Patton concert poster

Concert Posters
Photo: L. Devron 
 Concert Lobby posters - Patton, Diaz, Third Army Band, & original march manuscripts.

See these photographs and more with full explanations at The Third Army Band link above.

Concert Performance Order:  

544 Our United States * Frank Ventre
  Post the colors Boy Scouts of Occoneechee Council
Girl Scouts of Coastal Pines Council
  Taps    CTB Trumpets -
    Jim Murphy, Milton Carawan
Daniel Butterfield
  Pledge of Allegiance (Audience)
84b Star Spangled Banner ‡ Francis Scott Key
Arr. John Philip Sousa
3 Armed Forces Salute Arr. Bob Lowden
543 Bugler's Lament *
Cornet Soloist - Jim Murphy
Loring (Red) Nichols &
Robert Hammack
Arr. Ken McCoy
85a Unter dem Doppeladler Josef Franz Wagner
Arr. Paul Meinhold
12 British Eighth Zoe Elliott
Arr. Hilmar F. Luckhardt
550s
550
 
Patton Opening Theme
Patton (march)
from "Patton"
Jerry Goldsmith / Arr. Stuart Holoman
Jerry Goldsmith / Arr. Ralph Ford
 
  "A March for Patton" Guest Speaker:
Lawrence A. Devron
Colonel US Army (Retired)
542 Third Army March
(NC Premier)
CWO Gregorio A. Diaz, Bandleader
61st Army Ground Forces Band,
Third U.S. Army
Arr. Connie Varner
416 Hymn to the Fallen † ‡
from "Saving Private Ryan"
John Williams
Arr. Paul Lavender
70 The Stars & Stripes Forever † John Philip Sousa
* Selection requested by band or audience members.
† with strings from the Triangle Area Community Orchestra (TACO)
‡ with chorus from the Concert Singers of Cary Hymn to the Fallen
Photo: K. Brickman  
 "Hymn to the Fallen" with TACO strings and Concert Singers of Cary chorus
Colonel Larry Devron
Photo: K. Brickman  
 Colonel Lawrence A. Devron

Jordan Oaks -
10th Anniversary Celebration

Thursday, Jun 12, 2014, 7:00 PM
Jordan Oaks Independent Senior Living
10820 Penny Rd
Cary, NC

Jordan Oaks Crowd
Photo: S. Holoman

An in-house concert for residents and freinds of Jordan Oaks Independent Senior Living Community, celebrating their 10th anniversary this summer.

Concert Performance Order:

125 Semper Fidelis John Philip Sousa
109 La Vie Parisienne * Jacques Offenbach
167 Blue Tango Leroy Anderson
68 The Procession of the Sardar * Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov
361 Happy Birthday Mildred Hill & Patty S. Hill
514 Augie's Great Municipal Band John Williams
537 A Trumpeter's Lullaby *
Trumpet Soloist - Milton Carawan
Leroy Anderson
448 When The Saints Go Marching In Traditional
536 The Mississippi River Julius Fučík
51 Lassus Trombone Henry Filmore
202 Carolina in the Morning Walter Donaldson & Gus Kahn
263 1941 * John Williams
251 Manhattan Beach March John Philip Sousa
* Selection requested by band or audience members.

Veteran's Freedom Park
Dedication Ceremony

Wednesday, May 21, 2014, 3:00 pm
1513 N. Harrison Ave., (corner of N. Harrison Ave. and Cary Parkway)
Cary, NC

Veterans Freedom Memorial
Photo: Liz Holoman 

Several years ago, SAS Institute deeded 12 acres of property located at the northwest corner of Harrison and Cary Parkway to the National Veterans Freedom Park Foundation, Inc (NVFP). The intent of this land transfer was to provide an impetus for the Foundation to raise funds and to ensure the area would remain open space. Once funds were raised and the structures built, it was the Foundation’s plan to transfer the property to the Town of Cary to create a park. To achieve this goal, SAS Institute proposed that in return for the Town of Cary accepting and agreeing to designate the property as a Town of Cary park, SAS Institute would provide funding for the design and construction of a monument within the park. The Veteran's Freedom Park construction is now being completed and the park is officially being turned over to the Town of Cary. The official dedication of the park will take place on Wednesday May 21, 2014 at 3:00 PM. Come join with the Town and the band as we dedicate this land and monuments to our service veterans who have fought for and protected our liberty and freedom.

Concert Performance Order:

2 Americans We Henry Filmore
448 When The Saints Go Marching In Traditional
34 El Capitan John Philip Sousa
376 God Bless America Irving Berlin
125 Semper Fidelis John Philip Sousa
B3 America the Beautiful Samuel A. Ward
B6 America Henry Carey
74 Star Spangled Spectacular George M. Cohan
11 Barnum and Bailey's Favorite Karl L. King
2 Americans We (1st half) Henry Filmore
  (Introductions and Speeches)  
3 Armed Forces Salute Bob Lowden
70 The Stars & Stripes Forever John Philip Sousa
* Selection requested by band or audience members.
VFP plaque
Photo: Liz Holoman  

All Request Friday - Redux

Friday, May 16, 2014, 7:30 PM
Sertoma Amphitheatre, Bond Park
Cary, NC

On TheClassicalStation.org, WCPE, 89.7 FM, the last Friday every month is “All Request Friday” – an entire day of music by request. As we did a few seasons ago, the band rejoins in this tradition on the last Friday concert of our season 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: Ippolitov-Ivanov’s The Procession of the Sardar, Franz Schubert’s March Militaire, Leroy Anderson’s A Trumpeter's Lullaby, and C. E. Duble’s Bravura. Someone has requested a Beatles song or two. We’ll see about that one. Come join us to hear music selected by you. Got a request? Get it in early. See this site for details. This concert goes on rain or shine. In case of foul weather, the concert will move to the Cary Senior Center in Bond Park. Join us for All Request Friday - Redux. See you there.


See the All Request Friday - Redux concert poster

The Concert Silly Prizes for this concert - For attendees who brought their tickets: for the Caucasian Sketches, a sketch pad and 10 colored pencils – so you can make your own sketches – Caucasian or otherwise; for the Beatles “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band”, a tin of Pure Ground Black Pepper; for Pirates of the Caribbean, a pirate game complete with a pirate’s treasure map and a mask for your victims; And from the VERY LAST scene in the movie – that Monkey chewing on a Green Granny Smith apple? Your own pirates monkey – and the green Granny Smith Apple; for Atlantic Zephyrs – those gentle light breezes, a Personal Mini-fan – complete with batteries – so you can create your own soft gentle breezes. Make the wind come from the West and you’ll have a true Zephyr; for all the military marches we heard this evening – supplies you’ll need for your next march – with or without the military along – a No-PRN bottle for your water, a package of Indulgent Trail Mix, and a box of Safari Bandage Strips for your feet after all that walking; for La Vie Parisienne, Parisian Life, two French Baguettes, AND a bottle of Oscar de la Renta Eau de Toilette bottled in Paris, France.
Congratulations to the drawing winner: James Homiller of Cary, NC.

Concert Performance Order:

387 Erzherzog Albrecht Marsch * Karl Komzàk II
241 March Militaire * Franz Schubert
547 Atlantic Zephyrs *
Trombone Soloist - Yoshi Nakamura
Gardell Simons
68 The Procession of the Sardar * Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov
109 La Vie Parisienne * Jacques Offenbach
537 A Trumpeter's Lullaby *
Trumpet Soloist - Milton Carawan
Leroy Anderson
161 Grand March from Aida * Giuseppe Verdi
545 The Boys From Liverpool * ° John Lennon & Paul McCartney
Arr. Jerry Bilik
355 French Foreign Legion March * L. Dugat
Arr. Rick Guptill
386 Pirates of the Caribbean Suite * Klaus Badelt
263 1941 * John Williams
239 Bravura * (Encore) C. E. Duble
* Selection requested by band or audience members.
° Music courtesy of the Chatfield Brass Band Music Library

3rd Annual
National Train Day

Saturday, May 10, 2014, 09:45 am
Amtrak Train Depot, Downtown
Cary, NC

Train Day '14
Photo courtesy Cary Citizen

May 10 is the Third Annual National Train Day. Again this year 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 early 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:

2 Americans We Henry Filmore
8 Amsel-Polka * Jaromir Vejvoda
51 Lassus Trombone Henry Filmore
202 Carolina in the Morning Walter Donaldson & Gus Kahn
125 Semper Fidelis John Philip Sousa
193 Walking Frog Karl L. King
99a I've Been Working on the Railroad
(x 4 with arrival of Amtrak Train 80)
Arr. Roger Phelps
  (Introductions and Speeches)  
12 British Eight Zo Elliott
11 Barnum and Bailey's Favorite Karl L. King
* Selection requested by band or audience members.

Dancing Around the World

Friday, Apr 11, 2014, 7:30 PM
Cary Senior Center, Bond Park
Cary, NC

Every nation and culture has its ethnic dances and the music to accompany them. Come join with the band as we sample dance music from around the world – American Big Band dancing, Spanish Waltzing, Russian Sailor ballet stepping, Czech Polkas, Scottish Dances, German, Oriental, and even an Arabian Dance (belly dancing optional). There may even be a French ballet step or two thrown in and a few more surprises. And, just maybe, some of these steps will be demonstrated right in front of the band. It will be an evening filled with fun and great dance music as we go Dancing Around the World.


See the Dancing Around the World concert poster

The Concert Silly Prizes for this concert - For attendees who brought their tickets: for Waltz No.2, two waltzing kites (Get them up in the air and they will dance for you.); for Russian Sailors' Dance (where all the sailors got inebriated) a super tall drinking cup to hold lots of your favorite beverage; for Dancing Around the World, a wind-up dancing frog; for Asian Folk Rhapsody, an authentic oriental fan; for the Italian Polka, a package of Hormel Genoa Salimi, straight from Italy; for Shepherd's Hey, a package of shephard's hay; for Dance of the Hours, a teaching clock to learn to tell time; and for the International Rag, a international rag - a scarf with cloth woven in Japan, made into a scarf in Dubai, purchased by a lady from Baghdad, and hand delivered to America (truly an International Rag).
Congratulations to the drawing winner: Kathy Gloden of Raleigh, NC.

Concert Performance Order:

183 Pahjamah Stephen R. Henry & David Onivas
385 Russian Sailor's Dance * Reinhold Glière
538 Asian Folk Rhapsody * arr. Richard Saucedo
240 Italian Polka Sergei Rachmaninoff
28 Espana Walzer Emil Waldteufel
513 Norwegian Dance Op. 35 No. 2 Edvard Grieg
88b Shepherd's Hey Percy Grainger
167 Blue Tango Leroy Anderson
541 The International Rag Irving Berlin
16 Big Band Bash * Arr. Bob Lowden
539 Waltz No. 2 * Dmitri Shostakovich
421 Arabian Dance Brian Balmages
540 Dance of the Hours - Allegro (Encore) Amilcare Ponchielli
* Selection requested by band or audience members.

Czech Mates

Friday, Feb 21, 2014, 7:30 PM
Cary Arts Center - Theater
Cary, NC

Julius Fučík
Julius Fučík

In recent centuries many outstanding composers of band and orchestral music have come from the ethnic group known as Czechs, born in that central European area known over the years as Bohemia, Czechoslovakia, or today the Czech Republic or Czechia. This mid Winter concert was originally conceived as a celebration of one such composer - Julius Fučík, known in his day as the Bohemian Sousa. And it still is, with the Marinarella Ouvertüre, Der Alte Brummbär, and Herzegowina Marsch, among others. But there are other wonderful Czech composers and fun music you would enjoy hearing as well - Antonín Dvořák From the New World, Jaromir Vejvoda with the Amsel and Beer Barrel Polkas, and much more. So, come enjoy a concert with all the selections – some serious and many not so serious – composed by Czech Mates.


See the Czech Mates concert poster

The Concert Silly Prizes for this concert - For attendees who brought their tickets: for all the Czech Mates - a game that leads to a check mate - a chess set; for Czechia, Bohemia and surrounds - a wall map of the world showing Czechia, suitable for framing; for La Corona (The Crown) four glittered tiaras; for the polkas - a pair of polka-dot socks; for Winterstürme, a Winter Promenade snow globe music box that plays “Dashing through the snow” (and a box to keep it safe); and for music of Julius Fučík, two reserved-seat tickets to "A Day at the Circus", presented at the Cary Arts Center on Friday March 07, 2014 at 7:30 PM.
Congratulations to the drawing winner: Lilly Hale of Morrisville, NC.

A little History:
Principality of Bohemia c. 870
Kingdom of Bohemia (Čechy)
Holy Roman Empire
Austrian Empire
Austro-Hungarian Empire
1198 - 1918
1002 - 1806
1806 - 1867
1867 - 1918
Czechoslovakia 28 October 1918
Czech Socialist Republic 1 January 1969
Czech Republic (Czechia) 1 January 1993

Some Notable Czech Composers:
  Bedřich Smetana (1824–1884)
  Antonín Dvořák (1841–1904)
  Leoš Janáček (1854–1928)
  Gustav Mahler (1860–1911)
  Julius Fučík (1872–1916)
  Josef Suk (1874–1935)
  Jaromir Vejvoda (1902–1988)
  Ladistav Kubes (1924–1998)
  Jaroslav Zeman (1936– )

Concert Performance Order:

37 Herzegowina-Marsch Julius Fučík
104 Marinarella Ouvertüre Julius Fučík
77 Südböhmische Polka Ladistav Kubes
349 Der Alte Brummbär *
Bassoon Soloist: Rebecca O'Sullivan
Julius Fučík
358 La Corona  (Paso Doble) Jaroslav Zeman
304 Winterstürme (Waltz) Julius Fučík / Eisbrenner
8 Amsel-Polka * Jaromir Vejvoda
536 The Mississippi River Julius Fučík
259 Finale, Symphony No. 9 *
From the New World
Antonin Dvořák
464a The Childern of the Regiment;
Die Regimentskinde (Encore)
Julius Fučík
     
* Selection requested by band or audience members.

Winter's Eve

Friday, December 13, 2013, 7:30 PM
Cary Senior Center, Bond Park
Cary, NC

It’s almost Winter; time for the band to join with the Cary Senior Center in our fifth annual musical celebration of the holiday season. Last year we had a carol sing-along that was so popular we’ll be doing it again this year. (Be sure to cast your vote for you favorite carols.) There’ll be music to celebrate your favorite holiday festivities – Winter Solstice, Hanukkah, Christmas, maybe New Years (if there’s a piece besides Auld Lang Syne). and of course, a Sleigh Ride or two and numbers arranged especially for the Cary Town Band. Come enjoy all your favorite holiday melodies as we bring you music at Winter’s Eve.


See the Winter's Eve concert poster

The Concert Silly Prizes for this concert - For attendees who brought their tickets: for sleigh rides, two strands of hanging jingle bells; for Hanukkah, chocolate "Gelt" coins; for Christmas, a headband complete with two reindeer heads attached, a pair of little Christmas socks (little stockings), a Reindeer Jar filled with Lindor chocolate balls, and a toy wooden soldier (a nutcracker); for winter snow, a string of 10 white LED battery-operated showflake lights; and for "figgy pudding" popular at the time "We Wish you A Merry Christmas" was written in 16th century England, a jar of Holoman Holiday Pancakes mix (with recipe) and a bottle of Anderson's Pure Maple Syrup.
Congratulations to the drawing winner: Hua Guo of Cary, NC.

Concert Performance Order:

400 Adeste Fideles * Traditional / Arr. James D. Ployh
389d Lt. Kije - Troika Sergei Prokofiev / Arr. David Law
459 Hanukkah, O Hanukkah Traditional / Arr. Richard Rudin
461 Greensleeves * Traditional / Arr. Alfred Reed
534 German Dance No. 3 (K605) *
(Die Schlittenfahrt) (Sleigh Ride)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart /
Arr. Connie Varner 
535 March of the Toys Victor Herbert / Arr. Herbert L. Clarke
404 Do You Hear What I Hear Noel Regney & Gloria Shayne (Baker) / Arr. Jerry Nowak
414 White Christmas Irving Berlin /
Arr. Robert Russell Bennett
159 Parade of the Wooden Soldiers Leon Jessel /
Arr. Carl F. Williams / Meyhew Lake
409 The Happy Sound of Christmas Gene Autry & Oakley Haldman; Hugh Martin & Ralph Blane; Haven Gillespie & J.Fred Coots / Arr. Elliot Gilman
444 Merry Christmas or Bust Traditional / J. Pierpont /
Arr. Larry Kerchner
---- Christmas Singalong
Four seasonal carols or songs as voted on by the audience (from #4 to #1):
B46 Hark! the Herald Angels Sing * Charles Wesley, Felix Mendelssohn
B45  Jingle Bells * J. Pierpont
B49  Deck the Hall * Welsh Air
B47 Joy to the World * Issac Watts, George Fredrick Handel
401 A Christmas Festival * Leroy Anderson
413 Sleigh Ride * (Encore) Leroy Anderson
* Selection requested by band or audience members.

Veterans' Luncheon

Friday, November 08, 2013, 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 The Washington Post John Philip Sousa
CH “Our Lord Is In This Place” Arr. Mary McDonald
CH “Lux Aeterna” Arr. Sally K. Albrecht
  A Patriotic Medley: ª  
B6 America ª Muzio Clementi
B3 America, the Beautiful ª Samuel Ward
B4 Hail, Columbia Philip Phile
B5 Columbia, the Gem of the Ocean Thomas á Becket
CH “Alleluia” Arr. Tom Fettke
CH “Adoramus Te, Christe” Arr. Eric William Barnum
CH “O America" Arr. Roger Emerson
CH “All Good Gifts”
Soloist - Colby Kanode
Stephen Schwartz and Matthias Claudius
3 Armed Forces Salute Bob Lowden
93 Battle Hymn of the Republic ª Arr. Peter Wilhousky
70 Stars and Stripes Forever John Philip Sousa
* Selection requested by band or audience members.
ª Performed with the 102 member Cary Christian School Choir, James Baker, Director.

Menacing Music

Saturday, November 02, 2013, 7:30 PM
Cary Arts Center - Theater
Cary, NC

Have you ever thought about all the music there is recalling truly menacing things – like Bombs and Grenades, sabers, thunder and lightning? How about demons and things that go bump in the night? The Devil dancing? That Alfred Hitchcock music? Really hot Chili Sauce? Well, we’ve found music for all those things and more. Here, right after Halloween, join with us as we musically investigate a world full of menacing matter with Menacing Music. ** Note: This one's on a Saturday evening (not Friday). **


See the Menacing Music concert poster

The Concert Silly Prizes for this concert - For attendees who brought their tickets: a bottle of Louisiana Hot Chili Sause; a "mysterious" (cleaning) rag; a leopard skin sleeping mask after changing all the clocks to EST; to wash down the chili sauce, a Bruegger's Bottomless Mug Tag - good for unlimited free coffee, tea, or soda at any Bruegger's location for the rest of 2013; instead of an Imp, a Tasmanian Devil stuffed animal; to do a little Danse Macabre, a small solar powered dancing skeleton; and a six foot long stuffed plush snake (with a smile) and the basket it came in.
Congratulations to the drawing winner: Eileen Leamy of Raleigh, NC.

Concert Performance Order:

GY13 Mit Bomben und Granaten * Benjamin Bilse
165 The Phantom Regiment * Leroy Anderson
531 Valse Oriental - "Snake Charmer" Bernard Phelps
120 Unter Donner und Blitz Johann Strauss, Jr.
308 "The Thunderbolt" Galop Fred K. Huffer
518 Funeral March of a Marionette Charles Gounod
522 Chili Sauce Rag H. A. Fischler
533 Three O'Clock in the Morning Julian Robledo
529 IMP (A Devilish Good March) * Harry L. Alford 
517 Danse Macabre Camille Saint-Saëns
532 Belphegor (March) E. Brepsant
530 That Mysterious Rag Ted Snyder
115 Die Banditen Overture Jacques Offenbach
516 Midnight Fire Alarm (Encore) Harry J. Lincoln
* Selection requested by band or audience members.

Meadow Melodies

Friday, September 20, 2013, 7:30 PM
Sertoma Amphitheatre, Bond Park
Cary, NC

It’s two days before the end of summer, late afternoon. You’re wandering in a large grassy meadow, watching the wildlife, listening to the sounds, enjoying the solitude. A frog chasing a lizard. Over there a turtle and a hare, in a race? A firefly flickers by, then a bee. Swans gracefully paddling across the lake by the tulips. An owl calls from the old maple tree. So many sounds – music to your ears. So many sights – making music in your mind. Add it all up and you have Meadow Melodies. Come join with the band as we meander together in that musical meadow on this late summer evening. You’ll surely enjoy the outing.


See the Meadow Melodies concert poster

The Concert Silly Prizes for this concert - For attendees who brought their tickets (see the concert music list to guess which prizes go with which pieces): a Galloping Firefly windup toy with flapping wings; a book of 60 of Aesop's Fables; a Dalamtion Pez dispenser and extra candy, and five dog bones; an NC State Wolfie chocolate bar worth 1 billion somethings; fifteen paper owls, lamenting their life has been reduced to a 2-D representation of themselves; a jar filled with cotton balls and a cow fan pull extension; two jigsaw puzzles: one of a tortoise, one of two hares; a Lucite laser cube etched with a vase of tulips; a bath basket with a busy bee bath mitt, a lizard (that grows in size 600% in water and shrinks back to it's small size when dry), a frog-shaped scrub, PLUS a tiara of bath gel to turn the tub into your very own Swan Lake; and from the Old Grey Mare: something for old grey hair - Color Easy Hair Dye.
Congratulations to the drawing winner: Carmen Chasco of Cary, NC.

Concert Performance Order:

519 American Eagle W. Earl Stroup
298 Swan Lake Suite Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
81b Tuplen aus Amsterdam Ralf Arnie
520 The Fire Fly Galop
Xylophone Soloist- Cindy Sinkez
William R. Stobbe
509 Aesop's Fables
  I. The Hare and the Tortoise
 II. The Boy Who Cried Wolf
III. The Dog and the Bone
IV. The Wolf and His Shadow
Narrator - Lyman Collins
Scott Watson
527 The Owl's Lament George K. Trinkaus
525 The Lizard and the Frog * Theodore F. Morse
521 The Busy Bee Theodore Bendix
523 Cows in the Cotton Milton H. Hall
526 The Old Grey Mare Arr. Frank A. Panella
180 Bull Trombone Henry Fillmore
20 Northern Pines (encore) John Philip Sousa
     
* Selection requested by band or audience members.
Cow in the Cotton
Cow in Cotton
Photo: Elizabeth Holoman.

37th Annual Lazy Daze
Arts and Crafts Festival

Saturday, August 24, 2013, 9:30 am
Cooper Tire (Fidelity) Stage - Downtown,
Cary, NC

Lazy Daze
Photo: Dave Brook.

Late August – the dog days of summer – lazy days – the perfect time for the 37th 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.

Concert performance order:

20 Northern Pines John Philip Sousa
119a Der Alpbach Marsch Georg Herrnberger,
Toni Sulzböck
120 Unter Donner und Blitz Johann Strauss, Jr.
81b Tuplen aus Amsterdam Ralf Arnie
515 Immer Fesch! Richard Eilenberg
308 Thunderbolt Galop Fred K. Huffer
313 In a Moonlit Garden Karl L. King
180 Bull Trombone Henry Fillmore
513 Norwegian Dance Op. 35 No. 2 Edvard Grieg
312 Grizzly Bear George Botzford
514 Augie's Great Municipal Band John Williams
519 American Eagle W. Earl Stroup
516 Midnight Fire Alarm Harry J. Lincoln
* Selection requested by band or audience members.