Cary Town Band - Past Concerts 2014 - 2015

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


Summerfest 4th of July

Saturday, July 04, 2015, 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 2015 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 radio 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.
(† Yes, there was a chance of rain - and it did for about 15 minutes. But the concert went on. See the notes in the music list below. †)

Concert Performance Order:

269 National Emblem Edwin Eugene (E.E.) Bagley
431 The Syncopated Clock * † Leroy Anderson
473 Dill Pickles † Charles L. Johnson
188 Alexander's Ragtime Band * † Irving Berlin
576 On The Road Again * ° † Willie Nelson
3 Armed Forces Salute Bob Lowden
220 Teddy Bear's Picnic John W. Bratton
196 Spick and Span Overture Fred Jewell
575 Riders For the Flag * John Philip Sousa
563 Bones Trombone * Henry Fillmore
579 Little Miss Independence Stuart Holoman
569 Possum Gravy * Harry L. Williams
70 The Stars & Stripes Forever John Philip Sousa
* Selection requested by band or audience members.
° Music courtesy Chatfield Brass Band Library
† These pieces were played during a sudden heavy rain downpour, causing the audience to scramble for cover somewhere. But the band played on ....

Parade in the Park

Saturday, July 04, 2015, 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

28th Annual Patriotic Celebration -
In Times of Peace

Friday, Jul 03, 2015, 7:30 PM
Cary Arts Center - Theater
Cary, NC

There are times of war; there are times of peace. A simple question: “What times are we in now?” There’s lots of music recalling times of war. Is there music celebrating times of peace or the wish for peace? Definitely, yes! As we prepare to celebrate our nation’s 239th birthday with the band’s 28th Annual Patriotic Celebration, join with us as we musically explore such times - the world Waiting for the Sunrise, a Prayer for Peace, an army that just disappeared (think Twilight Zone), and more. Former US Marine Dave Brook recalls his military experiences serving in a time of peace. 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 again this year, this concert is in the Cary Arts Center Theater, where it’s cool indoors and rain will not spoil the event!) Please join with us for a concert In Times of Peace.

See the In Times of Peace concert poster

Concert Performance Order:

575 Riders For the Flag * John Philip Sousa
  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 John Stafford Smith
Arr. John Philip Sousa
3 Armed Forces Salute Bob Lowden
466 The World is Waiting for the Sunrise Eugene Lockhart, Ernest Seitz,
Harry Alford
579 Little Miss Independence Stuart Holoman
205 The Vanished Army
(Poetic March)
Kenneth Alford
"In Times of Peace" Guest Speaker: Dave Brook
577 United We Stand Arr. Al Hayes
578 A Prayer for Peace John Williams
70 The Stars & Stripes Forever John Philip Sousa
* Selection requested by band or audience members.
** All selections subject to change.

Celebrate the Street:
Academy Street Groundbreaking

Thursday, May 28, 2015, 5:15 PM
Academy Street - between Chatham St. and Dry Ave.
Cary, NC

You are invited to join the Town of Cary's Town Council and staff as they break ground on the Academy Street revitalization project. They've organized a street party on Academy Street from Chatham to Dry. There'll be music (including some by the Cary Town Band), games, food trucks (Arepa Culture, Chick Wagon and Parlez-vous Crêpe) and more. It's free and we look forward to celebrating the Town's signature street with you as we all embark on this very exciting project!

Concert Performance Order:

72 The Spirit of Cary Roger Phelps
202 Carolina in the Morning Walter Donaldson & Gus Kahn
  Speeches  
576 On The Road Again * ° Willie Nelson
449 Funeral March * Frédéric Chopin
448 When The Saints Go Marching In Traditional
43 Instant Concert Harold L. Walters
17 Black Jack Fred Huffer
188 Alexander's Ragtime Band * Irving Berlin
26 Colonel Bogey Kenneth J. Alford
189 MacNamara's Band Shamus O'Connor
332 Invercargill March * Alex F. Lithgow
74 Star Spangled Spectacular George M. Cohan
431 The Syncopated Clock * Leroy Anderson
422 Voice of the Guns, The Kenneth J. Alford
473 Dill Pickles Charles L. Johnson
269 National Emblem Edwin Eugene (E.E.) Bagley
376 God Bless America Irving Berlin
O866 Olympia Hippodrome March Russell Alexander
* Selection requested by band or audience members.
° Music courtesy Chatfield Brass Band Library


Memorial Day Remembrance

Monday, May 25, 2015, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Veterans Freedom Park, 1513 N. Harrison Ave.,
(corner of N. Harrison Ave. and NW Cary Parkway)
Cary, NC

Veterans Freedom Memorial
Photo: Liz Holoman 
Memorial Day remembrance
Photo: Cary Citizen 

Join with the Town of Cary for the first (annual) Memorial Day Remembrance at the Veterans Freedom Park. There will be a patriotic ceremony, speakers from local organizations, and music by the Cary Town Band. For more infornation, call (919) 469-4061.

Concert Performance Order:

17 Black Jack Fred Huffer
74 Star Spangled Spectacular George M. Cohan
3 Armed Forces Salute Bob Lowden
376 God Bless America Irving Berlin
269 National Emblem Edwin Eugene (E.E.) Bagley
  Post the colors  
84b Star Spangled Banner (Sousa) Bb Francis Scott Key
  Speeches  
565 American Flourish Robert W. Smith
70 The Stars & Stripes Forever John Philip Sousa
* Selection requested by band or audience members.
VFP plaque
Photo: Liz Holoman  
Memorial Day Remembrance -2
Photo: Cary Citizen  

From the British Empire

Friday, May 15, 2015, 7:30 PM
Sertoma Amphitheatre, Bond Park
Cary, NC

It’s time for a trip around the world with music From the British Empire, or at least the British empire of the 19th century. Of course there’s the Pomp and Circumstance of England, appropriate for this graduation time, and an English Folk Song Suite. How about Pryor’s Blue Bells of Scotland or an Irish Tune by Granger? We’ll visit the town of Invercargill in New Zealand and sing a song of Canada. We’ll march with Her Majesty’s Army and Royal Air Force, and perhaps meet Her Majesty, the Queen herself. So much great music from the empire’s composers and so little time to sample it all. But sample it we will. Come with us as we travel with music From the British Empire.


See the From the British Empire concert poster

The Concert Silly Prizes for this concert - For attendees who brought their tickets:
* For Army of the Nile – a Military helmet with a sampling of flag stickers from countries once part of the British Empire;
* Also for Army of the Nile – a ballpoint pen actually from the Al Amal Carpet Making School located on the Nile River in Egypt;
* For Blue Bells of Scotland – a blue bell;
* For Pomp and Circumstance – Mortarboard Celebratory Bubbles;
* For Canada – “She’s Like the Swallow” swallow bird tree orniment;
* For Irish Tune From County Derry – Irish Spring Soap Bars – (to give you a fresh scent in case you actually visited a dairy … in County Derry…);
* For The Dam Busters – an inflatable flotation ring in CTB green;
* Something common to every country in the new or old British Empire – a proper cup of tea - in a china cup with matching saucer; and NOT made with a tea bag, but there's a tin of Goldedn Leaf tea bags anyway.
Congratulations to the drawing winner: Diane Lewis of Cary, NC.

Concert Performance Order:

574 London Hippodrome * W. E. "Doc" Flathers
572 Canada - A Folksong Set Paul W. Whear
332 Invercargill March * Alex F. Lithgow
88a Irish Tune from County Derry Percy Grainger
227 Army of the Nile * Kenneth J. Alford
363 Blue Bells of Scotland
Trombone Soloist - Yoshi Nakamura
Arthur Pryor
155 Pomp and Circumstance --
March No. 1
Edward Elgar
101 Folk Song Suite * Ralph Vaughn Williams
573 The Dam Busters * ° Eric Coates
142 Royal Air Force March Past
(Encore)
Henry Walford Davies &
George Dyson
* Selection requested by band or audience members.
° Music courtesy Chatfield Brass Band Library

Amtrak Train Days 2015

Saturday, May 09, 2015, 9:30 am
Cary Amtrak Train Depot
Cary, NC

May 09 is Amtrak Train Days 2015. 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:

17 Black Jack (March) Fred Huffer
26 Colonel Bogey Kenneth J. ALford
202 Carolina in the Morning Walter Donaldson & Gus Kahn
B1 Star Spangled Banner John Stafford Smith
  (Introductions and Speeches)  
72 The Spirit of Cary Roger Phelps
99a I've Been Working on the Railroad
(x 2 with arrival of Amtrak Train 80)
Arr. Roger Phelps
431 The Syncopated Clock * Leroy Anderson
473 Dill Pickles Charles L. Johnson
479 Southern Railway William C. Rehm
188 Alexander's Ragtime Band * Irving Berlin
189 Macnamara's Band Shamus O'Connor
422 The Voice of the Guns Kenneth J. Alford
O866 Olympia Hippodrome March Russell Alexander
* Selection requested by band or audience members.

Play With the Band

Friday, Mar 27, 2015, 7:30 PM
Cary Arts Center - Theater
Cary, NC

For this very special concert, we’re extending an invitation to young wind/percussion instrumental students with just a few years playing experience to sit in with the band for a series of rehearsals and a formal concert in the Cary Arts Center Theater – a “Play with the Adult Non-Pros” experience. We especially include those who take private lessons, are home schooled, or attend a school without a formal band. The music includes selections starting off with easier pieces and getting progressively more challenging. Local school music directors and private teachers can “nominate” students they feel are advanced enough to enjoy and grow from this experience. We will also entertain requests from parents with children they feel are ready for such a challenge. Who knows – perhaps some may be invited to participate with the band in future concerts. Come enjoy the talents of young musicians as they Play with the Band.


See the Play With the Band concert poster

Student Participants for this concert:
  • Flute - Lynn Kong - (Cary Christian School)
  • Flute - Miya Nakamura - (Raleigh Christian Academy)
  • Bassoon - Ethan Creaser - (Carnage Middle School)
  • Trumpet - Luke Nakamura - (Raleigh Christian Academy)
  • Trumpet - Ian Vandemeer - (Neils Bohr Academy, Kernersville)
  • Trombone - Danna Donachie - (Mills Park Middle School)
  • The Concert Silly Prizes for this concert - For attendees who brought their tickets:
    * For Bones Trombone, a box of trombones – Trombone is the French word for paper clips.
    * For Dill Pickles, obviously – a jar of Breckenridge Farms Kosher Dill Pickles.
    * For the Syncopated Clock, a vintage clock from the era of Leroy Anderson.
    * For In a Persian Market, actually imported from Persia (now Iran), a bag of red lentils.
    * To go with the red lentils, an authentic recipe for Red Lentil Soup.
    * For In a Persian Market, A Persian coffee samorar, complete with the glass container and the brass base on which to warm it. The candle gives you a low heat. For a higher heat you can use a small can of sterno.
    Congratulations to the drawing winner: Edna Delfel of Cary, NC.

    Concert Performance Order:

    63 On the Mall Edwin Franko Goldman
    B10 Finlandia Jean Sibelius
    514 Augie's Great Municipal Band John Williams
    B66 The Band Played On Charles B. Ward
    511 March Opus 69 No. 10 Sergei Prokofiev
    431 The Syncopated Clock * Leroy Anderson
    79 St. Anthony Divertimento *
       Movement I
    Conductor - Boyd Stupak
    Joseph Haydn
    43 Instant Concert Harold L. Walters
    397 In a Persian Market * Albert W. Ketèlbey
    157 Serenata Leroy Anderson
    473 Dill Pickles Charles L. Johnson
    563 Bones Trombone * Henry Fillmore
    571 Orlando Palandrino Overture Joseph Haydn
    O866 Olympia Hippodrome March (Encore) Russell Alexander
    * Selection requested by band or audience members.
    † Additional support for this concert provided by a grant from
      the Heart of Cary Association

    Let's Do Lunch

    Friday, Feb 13, 2015, 7:30 PM
    Cary Arts Center - Theater
    Cary, NC

    Ever heard the expression, “Let’s Do Lunch”? It’s frequently a polite brush off. But in this case, it’s a heartfelt invitation to join the band as we consume food – or at least music about food and the places where you can do that. In the Friendly Tavern, In a Persian Market, On the Mall, or on a Teddy Bear’s Picnic, there’s so much food (music) to be had – noodles, oranges, pickles, watermelon, and more. To spice it up, there’s sugar, salt and pepper, and beer. For dessert, we have pie and cake. And there’s music for all that. For a late-winter feast, come on now – Let’s Do Lunch!


    See the Let's Do Lunch concert poster

    The Concert Silly Prizes for this concert - For attendees who brought their tickets:
    * For the Culinary King, and to time your cooking, here’s a Mini Chef Kitchen Timer
    * For your Teddy Bear’s Picnic – a small picnic basket
    * To go IN your Teddy Bear’s Picnic Basket – a box of Nabisco Honey Maid Teddy Grahams
    * To go WITH your Teddy Bear’s Picnic Basket – a fuzzy little bear
    * For Pfeffer und Salz Polka, a pair of Pepper and Salt Shakers
    * For Watermelon Frolic, to frolic at your picnic lunch, a small watermelon
    * For The Love of Three Oranges – of course – three oranges – to go in your picnic basket.
    * For The Lobster's Promenade, from the Red Lobster Restaurant on Wake Forest Road in Raleigh, two Red Lobster beverage glasses – for Beer or Water or whatever beverage you like.
    * To go with your lobster lunch – a lobster cracker.
    * To help you make Possum Gravy, - a can of Possum meat
    * The recipe for making Coon Hound Possum Gravy
    * For more recipes in a similar vein – a copy of “White Trash Cooking” by Ernest Matthew Mickler
    * For Short’nin’ Bread and the Cake Walk, a 6" starlight strawberry cake from Once in a Blue Moon Bakery and Café 115 W Chatham St, Cary.
    * And finally – for lunch or dinner at the Friendly Tavern – here’s a $50 gift certificate for a dinner for two at the Tribeca Tavern at the corner of High House Road and Davis Drive in Cary, officially at 500 Ledgerstone Way in Cary.
    We especially thank the companies that donated Silly Prizes this evening. Red Lobster, Once in a Blue Moon Bakery and Café, and the Tribeca Tavern.
    Congratulations to the drawing winner: Samantha Di Spirito of Cary, NC.

    Concert Performance Order:

    570 Culinary King * Walter Paul "Woody" English
    30 Friendly Tavern Polka Jerry Brown & Frank de Vol
    220 Teddy Bear's Picnic John W. Bratton
    97 Grand Serenade for a Awful Lot of Winds and Percussion
    I. Grand Entrance *
    P.D.Q. Bach
    198 Beer Barrel Polka * Lew Brown, Wladimir A. Timm, & Jaromir Vejvoda
    493 Water Music Suite - V. Finale George Frederick Handel
    344 Pfeffer and Salz Ernst Mosch / Frank Pleyer
    289 Everglades Sugar March F. G. Sturchio
    471 The Watermelon Frolic Howard Whitney
    54 The Love of Three Oranges March Sergei Prokofiev
    568 The Lobster's Promenade Porter Steele
    569 Possum Gravy * Harry L. Williams
    196 Spic and Span Overture Fred Jewell
    B26 Short'nin' Bread James Whitcomb Riley
    325a Suite of Old American Dances -
    I. Cake Walk *
    Robert Russell Bennett
    495 Pie in the Face Polka * (Encore) Henry Mancini
    * Selection requested by band or audience members.

    Winterfest

    Friday, Dec 12, 2014, 7:30 PM
    Cary Senior Center, Bond Park
    Cary, NC

    In July there's Summerfest. In December, it's Winterfest - time for the band to join with the Cary Senior Center in our sixth annual musical celebration of the holiday season. For the past few years we've had a carol sing-along that was quite popular, so 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 - Hanukkah, Winter Solstice (with a world premier of a new work written for the occasion), Christmas, maybe New Years, and of course, a Sleigh Ride. This year we will also feature a few smaller ensembles of band members bringing you holiday favorites. Come enjoy all your favorite melodies as we bring you music at Winterfest.


    See the Winterfest concert poster

    The Concert Silly Prizes for this concert - For attendees who brought their tickets: * to dress your chair like Santa Clause – a Christmas chair cover
    * From our Flute Section – They played “God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen”. Well, “Merry” is associated with having drunk spirits of some sort – So in that spirit (pun intended), a portable, convenient non-spill glass for your favorite spirit. And to keep your flute embrasure in condition, some lip balm for this chilly winter weather.
    * Have you been naughty or have you been nice? If you’ve been naughty here’s the perfect gift – a bag of lumps of coal (quite delicious, I’m told.) And if you’ve been nice, here’s a bag of chocolate balls – both bags in a perfect gift box.
    * Do you like word-play. Here’s a “Word-Search” puzzle book with 75 different holiday word searches for your holiday entertainment.
    * And for doing the word-search, you’ll need a pen to mark your answers, a pair of pens to help you search away!
    * Birds – specifically Red cardinals pictured against the snow – are a season favorite. Here’s a motion-sensing red cardinal tree ornament – when someone walks by it, it sings to them.
    * Remember Froehliche Weihnachten with all the bells ringing? Here’s a pair of winter bells that make that same gentle tinkle to hang wherever you wish.
    * For the Winter Solstice on the 21st, - the longest – darkest – night of the year, a solstice candle to give you light on that dark night – disguised as a cup of Mocha Café Latté
    * Got cheese on your holiday table? – A Christmas Tree cheese spreader
    * Want to play Santa? You’ll need a white beard on your face. – a Santa’s Beard popsicle.
    * To keep you warm(er) on cold winter days, a Christmas scarf with Santa and lots of presents.
    * For the Canzon Septimi Toni – one of our members thought it was a song about food – Calzon Septimi Toni – seven Calzones. So, one Cheese Calzone – the winner can provide the other six.
    Congratulations to the drawing winner: Juergen Rathgeber of Cary, NC.

    Concert Performance Order:

    400 Adeste Fideles * Traditional / arr. James D. Ployh
    ---- CTB Flute Trio Liz Holoman ‘90, Greg Buol ‘05, Vanessa Phillips ‘06
      The First Noel Traditional arr.Gavin Lendt
      Coventry Carol Traditional arr. Jennifer Cluff
      God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen Traditional arr.Gavin Lendt
    460 Hanukkah Dance (Sevivon) * Traditional /arr. Matt Conaway
    ---- CTB Clarinet Quartet Kathleen Parker ‘09, Joan Fleming ‘10,
    Janet Wherry ‘12, Sue Siddoway ‘13
      O, Little Town of Bethlehem Lewis M. Redner arr. Bill Holcombe
      What Child is This(Greensleeves) Traditional arr. Bill Holcombe
    567d Winter Solstice
    (Change of Seasons Suite - No. 4)
    Stuart Holoman
    ---- CTB Brass Sextet Trumpet – Milton Carawan ‘09, Bill Hiltenbrand ‘09
    French horn – Emily Baker ‘98
    Trombone – Dick Loring ‘11
    Euphonium (& Triangle)– Paul Gramann
    Tuba – Connie Varner ‘11
      I Saw Three Ships Traditional arr. Luther Henderson
      Sing We All of Christmas Traditional arr. James Burden
      Jingle Bell Rock Joe Beal and Jim Boothe
    ---- CTB Brass Ensemble Conductor – Connie Varner ‘11
    Trumpets – Milton Carawan‘09, Bill Hiltenbrand ’09,
        Dick Loring ‘11, Steve Chambers
    French horn – Royster Chamblee ’87, Emily Baker ‘98,
        Joyce Loring ‘13
    Trombones – Yoshi Nakamura ’98, Frank Hoss ‘13,
        Jordan Zachman ‘13
    Euphonium – Paul Gramann
    Basses – Ted Bissette ‘95, Doug Kelly ‘12
      Angels We Have Heard on High Traditional arr. William Himes
      Canzon Septimi Toni #2 Giovanni Gabrieli, arr. David Marlatt
    443 Froehliche Weihnachten Lloyd Conley
    ---- Sing-a-long Songs - 4 selected by audience members
    B49 Deck the Hall Welsh Air
    B47 Joy to the World Issac Watts. George Frideric Handel
    B45 Jingle Bells J. Pierpont
    B42 Silent Night Joseph Mohr, Franz Gruber
    401 A Christmas Festival * Leroy Anderson
    413 Sleigh Ride * (Encore) Leroy Anderson
    * Selection requested by band or audience members.

    Veteran's Day Celebration

    Tuesday, November 11, 2014, 10:00 am
    Kraft Family YMCA
    8921 Holly Springs Road
    Apex, NC

    Concert Performance Order:

    221 Guadalcanal March Richard Rodgers
    (Robert Russell Bennett)
    4 American Patrol F. W. Meacham
    84b Star Spangled Banner (Sousa) Bb F.S. Key / W. Damrosch, Arr. John Philip Sousa
    3 Armed Forces Salute Bob Lowden
    ---- Taps (CTB Cornet)  
    ---- God Bless America (ad lib) Irvine Berlin
    221 Guadalcanal March Richard Rodgers
    (Robert Russell Bennett)
    70 Stars and Stripes Forever John Philip Sousa
    * Selection requested by band or audience members.
    ** All selections subject to change.

    Veterans' Luncheon

    Friday, November 07, 2014, 11:30 am
    Herb Young Community Center,
    Cary, NC

    2014 Veteran's Luncheon
    Photo courtesy: Dick Loring  
    The Luncheon

    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
    343 Solid Men to the Front John Philip Sousa
    Choir “Gloria”

    Thomas Grassi

    B3 America, the Beautiful ª Samuel Ward
    B6 America ª Muzio Clementi
    Choir “Anthem” Benny Anderson, Tim Rice and Bjorn Ulvaeus  Arr. John Purifoy
    4 American Patrol F. W. Meacham
    Choir  “Set Me as a Seal”

    John Leavitt

    3 Armed Forces Salute Bob Lowden
    Choir “O, America”

    Brenda Graham and William Joseph   Arr. Roger Emerson

    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 Cary Christian School Choir, James Baker, Director.

    Conductor's Corner

    Friday, Oct 24, 2014, 7:30 PM
    Cary Arts Center - Theater
    Cary, NC

    Only one or two members of the Cary Town Band earn a living making music. But there are quite a few that, at one time or another, have actually conducted or have a strong desire to conduct a band in concert. We’ve asked every member who has ever conducted, or had such a desire, to select and prepare a piece for your mid-Fall enjoyment. Some will be recalling the joy of conducting from times past. A few may be experiencing the terror leading the band in public for the first time. There’s sure to be a wide variety of music selected, from overtures and short suites to marches, waltzes, and many other musical genres. There will also be a world premier of a new work by one of our members. Please join us as we showcase the musical selections and directing talents of our members and maybe a guest or two. It’s an event we call the Conductor’s Corner.


    See the Conductor's Corner concert poster

    The Concert Silly Prizes for this concert - For attendees who brought their tickets: for the Conductor’s Corner, a glow wand for conducting your very own band; for the little Sleeping Beauty in your life (or someone you know), a little ballerina’s skirt; for those patriotic occasions, a solar refreshed battery operated red, white and blue walkway light you can stick in the ground; recalling the Festive Overture, for your Festive occasions, a dozen Festive fringed squawkers; to get you over being a little too Festive and listening to all those squawkers, a bottle of extra strength Headache Relief; recalling the Fall and the Autumnal Equinox, an Autumn leaves decorated table cover and a set of Autumnal paper plates and napkins to go on that table; for the Fall season in general, a pumpkin donated by Sherherds Way located at the corner of Creedmoor Rd. and Howard Rd. across from the Stonehenge Shopping Center in N. Raleigh; and a $10.00 gift card from Starbucks – useable at any Starbucks location.
    Congratulations to the drawing winner: Anke Chignell of Cary, NC.

    Concert Performance Order:

    221 Guadalcanal March *
    Conductor - Paul Bowman
    Richard Rodgers
    (Robert Russell Bennett)
    131 Festive Overture *
    Conductor - Lauren Auchter
    Dmitri Shostakovich
    551 St. Louis Blues March *
    Conductor - Connie Varner
    W.C. Handy,
    Arr. Luther Henderson
    552 Sleeping Beauty Ballet Excerpts *
    Conductor - Patty Pierce
    Peter I. Tschaikowsky
    4 American Patrol *
    Conductor - Bill Hiltenbrand ª
    F. W. Meacham
    565 American Flourish *
    Conductor - Yoshi Nakamura ª
    Robert W. Smith
    567c Autumnal Equnox *
    (Change of Seasons Suite - No. 3)
    Conductor - Stuart Holoman
    Stuart Holoman
    564 Toccata for Band *
    Conductor - Joan Fleming
    Frank Ericson
    343 Solid Men to the Front * (Encore)
    Conductor - Mark Gloden
    John Philip Sousa
    * Selection requested by band or audience members.
    ª CTB Assistant Conductor

    Raining Cats and Dogs

    Friday, Sep 12, 2014, 7:30 PM
    Sertoma Amphitheatre, Bond Park
    Cary, NC

    “Wow, it’s raining cats and dogs!” That usually means there’s a whole lot of rain. But for us, it means there’s a whole lot of music about cats and dogs – enough for an entire concert, in fact. Music for lions and tigers and The Waltzing Cat! Oh my! There’s a one-step called Me-Ow, a circus galop for lions in The Big Cage, and a rag about tigers. Music for hounds like Alfred Reed’s The Hounds of Spring and a Bird Dog, too. Come join with us as we musically celebrate these household pets and their cousins in the wild. This will be our first Concert Silly Prize concert of the season, so be sure to print and bring your ticket (with your name on the back) to be eligible. (If it's rainy and wet, we'll move the concert to the Cary Senior Center in Bond Park.) But we hope there is NOT a whole lot of water rain when it’s Raining Cats and Dogs.


    See the Raining Cats ad Dogs concert poster

    The Concert Silly Prizes for this concert - For attendees who brought their tickets: for The Waltzing Cat, a black (dancing) cat; for Me’Ow, a can of Meow Mix “Real Turkey & Giblets in Sauce" and a REAL glass serving dish; for The Mascot, a bobble-head puppy dog; for Tiger Rag, a serving of Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes (They’re GREAT!! (Tony the Tiger)) and a little stuffed tiger; for The Hounds of Spring, a windup slinky hound; for The Lion Chase, a lion to chase and a squeaky dog to help with the chasing; for Scooby Doo – Where Are You, a Scooby Doo DVD – Adventures in Hawaii; for Hare & Hounds, a gift card for one free salad of your choice at Despina’s Café in North Raleigh at 8369 Creedmoor Rd. Raleigh, NC 27613 (rabbit food or Pub food); for Yellow Dog Blues, a bag of dark chocolate cranberry Granola and a $10 gift certificate for anything you’d like at the Yellow Dog Bread Company, 219 East Franklin Street in Downtown Raleigh, NC 27604.
    Congratulations to the drawing winner: Richard Gove of Apex, NC.

    Concert Performance Order:

    557 Hare and Hounds T. H. Rollinson
    559 Me-Ow Mel. B. Kaufman
    553 The Mascot Shawn Bentz
    381 The Waltzing Cat Leroy Anderson
    554 Scobby-Doo,
    Where are You *
    David Mook, Ben Raleigh
    556 Awakening of the Lion Anton de Kontski
    555 "That's It" Rag *
    A Trombone Meow
    Frank Fuhrer
    549 The Hounds of Spring
    Conductor - Yoshi Nakamura
    Alfred Reed
    560 Mr. Thomas Cat Milt H. Hall
    546 Bird Dog * °
    Vocals, Guitar - Stuart Holoman, Jeff White †
    Boudleaux Bryant
    561 Tiger Rag Original Dixieland Jazz Band
    562 Yellow Dog Blues W. C. Handy
    558 La Chasse au Lion Charles Koelling
    246 The Big Cage (Encore) Karl L. King
    * Selection requested by band or audience members.
    † Member, Concert Singers of Cary
    ° Music courtesy Chatfield Brass Band Library

    38th Annual Lazy Daze Arts and Crafts Festival

    Saturday, August 23, 2014, 9:30 am
    Fidelity Stage - Downtown,
    Cary, NC

    Late August – the dog days of summer – lazy days – the perfect time for the 38th 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:

    329 O Canada * Calixa Lavallée
    436 Library of Congress March John Philip Sousa
    30 Friendly Tavern Polka Jerry Brown & Frank de Vol
    524 In Meadowland Theo. Bendix
    511 March Opus 69 No. 10 Sergei Prokofiev
    528 Poor Butterfly Raymond Hubbell
    112a Rákóczi-Marsch * Michael Barma
    381 The Waltzing Cat Leroy Anderson
    249 Funiculi, Funicula * Luigi Denza
    562 Yellow Dog Blues * W. C. Handy
    542v Third Army March (Varner) Gregorio A. Diaz
    * Selection requested by band or audience members.