Cary Town Band - Past Concerts 2015 - 2016

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


Summerfest 4th of July

Monday, Jul 04, 2016, 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 2016 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.

Concert Performance Order:

2 Americans We Henry Fillmore
38 The Iron Count Overture Karl L. King
603 Gabriel's Oboe *
Soloist - Ricky Bloomfield
Ennio Morricone
608 Red's White and Blue March R. B. "Red" Skelton
582 Summertime *
Cornet Soloist - Paul Bowman
George Gershwin
Arr. Philip J. Lang
3 Armed Forces Salute Bob Lowden
236 The Junk Man Rag C. Luckyth (Luckey) Roberts
607 March of the Belgian Parachutists * Pierre Leemans /
Arr. John R. Bourgeois
208 Carolina Moon Benny Davis & Joe Bourke
382 Ticonderoga Leroy Anderson
605a The Cricket's Happy Song * George J. Trinkaus
70 The Stars and Stripes Forever John Philip Sousa
* Selection requested by band or audience members.

Parade in the Park

Monday, July 04, 2016, 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

29th Annual Patriotic Celebration -
A Salute to the Flag

Sunday, July 03, 2016, 7:30 PM
Cary Arts Center - Theater
Cary, NC
(There will be a Preshow performance with Applause! Cary Youth Theatre at 6:30 p.m.)

Do you ever just stand and look in awe at our national flag – the Stars and Stripes - Old Glory? It’s got quite a history, you know. This year, for our 29th Annual Patriotic Celebration, we’ll be musically saluting that flag, it’s history, and many musical works it has inspired. Joining with the Concert Singers of Cary, we feature John Raymond Howell’s offering of A Salute to the Flag, plus marches, songs, and other works recalling Old Glory. 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. You’ll be educated and happily entertained when you join us for A Salute to the Flag.

See the Salute to the Flag concert poster

Concert Performance Order:

575 Riders For the Flag * John Philip Sousa
  Post the colors Boy Scouts of Occoneechee 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
269 National Emblem * Edwin Eugene (E.E.) Bagley
224 A Salute to the Flag † Arr. John Raymond Howell
  Part I — The Star Spangled Banner — 1814
Part II — The origin and history of our flag
Part III — The Battlecry of Freedom — 1862
Part IV — George & Irving
     Grand Old Flag — 1906
     Yankee Doodle Dandy — 1904
     This is a Great Country — 1962
Part V — God Bless the U.S.A. — 1992
John Stafford Smith
Narrator: Ralph Gordon
George Fredrick Root

George M. Cohan
George M. Cohan
Irving Berlin
Lee Greenwood
75 Star Spangled Banner (1855) John Stafford Smith
611 Our Glorious Flag George Rosenkrans
608 Red's White and Blue March R. B. "Red" Skelton
---- Speaker - A Salute to
The Stars and Stripes Forever
Stuart Holoman (USNR - Retired)
70 The Stars and Stripes Forever † John Philip Sousa
* Selection requested by band or audience members.
† Performed with the Concert Singers of Cary

                The Inaugural
Triangle Community Band Festival

Saturday, June 18, 2016, 4:00 PM
Durham Central Park
501 Foster Street
Durham, NC 27701

For a late afternoon of great band music, you'll definitely want to join us for The Inaugural Triangle Community Band Festival. Reviving an annual tradition from the mid 1990's that was lost in 2006, when the old Cary Town Band gazebo bandstand was vacated, this festival brings together all the Triangle area's wonderful community bands in a joint concert not to be missed. The Festival features performances from:
        4:00 pm Raleigh Concert Band,
        4:30 pm (Chapel Hill) Village Band
        5:00 pm Cary Town Band,
        5:30 pm Holly Springs Community Band,
        6:00 pm Durham Community Concert Band
        6:30 pm Combined Bands - Stars & Stripes Forever
Each band will perform about a 30 minute short concert. (The Durham Central Park venue allows multiple bands to be set up simultaneously so there will be little time between groups.) Then the bands will all join together in a performance of John Philip Sousa's The Stars and Stripes Forever, with a sound we're sure will be heard throughout downtown Durham - a moment you will not want to miss. Food and drinks will be available for purchase from local food trucks, including Bam Pow Chow, Bull City Burger and Brewery, Dang Good Dogs, Loco Pops, and Pie Pushers! This project is supported by the Durham Arts Council’s Annual Arts Fund and the N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources. For more information, check out the website at www.durhamband.org. If you like band music, you will definitely want to add this event to your calendar. Bring your blankets or chairs and we'll see you there.

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

Concert Performance Order:

382 Ticonderoga Leroy Anderson
38 The Iron Count Overture Karl L. King
589 Dance of the Skeletons Thomas S. Allen
582 Summertime * °
    Trumpet Soloist - Paul Bowman
George Gershwin /
Arr. Philip J. Lang
236 The Junk Man Rag C. Luckyth (Luckey) Roberts
608 Red's White and Blue March * ° Red Skelton
607 March of the Belgian Parachutists * Pierre Leemans /
Arr. John R. Bourgeois
* Selection requested by band or audience members.
° Music courtesy Chatfield Brass Band Library

2016 EDM4USTROOPS
5th Annual Golf Tournament
Honoring Wounded Warriors, Disabled Veterans and Military Families
Opening Ceremony

Monday, Jun 06, 2016, 8:00 AM, 9:30 a.m. shotgun start
Prestonwood Country Club
Cary, NC

Since the first tournament in May, 2012, the EDM4USTroops Golf Tournament has become a highly celebrated event bringing together business, military, local government and citizen communities to recognize and honor special members of the NC military who sacrificed and are now re-integrating to civilian status.
Played on two golf courses at the prestigious Prestonwood Country Club in Cary NC – the tournament has earned recognition as the largest military golf event on the East Coast. This year we celebrate the 5th Annual event, as well as, feature WWII veterans to celebrate “D” Day, which is June 6. We anticipate another very celebrated event – and could possibly grow to the 3rd golf course at Prestonwood Country Club. Music for the opening ceremonies will be provided by the Cary Town Band. For more information, contact Program Director Sandra Moonert

Concert Performance Order:

56 Men of Ohio Henry Fillmore
B6 America Henry Carey
611 Our Glorious Flag George Rosenkrans
B5 Columbia, the Gem of the Ocean Traditional
610 Flag of America George Rosenkrans
448 When The Saints Go Marching In Traditional
575 Riders For the Flag * John Philip Sousa
608 Red's White and Blue March * Red Skelton
376 God Bless America Irving Berlin
607 March of the Belgian Parachutists * Pierre Leemans
74 Star Spangled Spectacular George M. Cohan
53 Liberty Bell John Philip Sousa
B3 America the Beautiful Samuel A. Ward
3 Armed Forces Salute Bob Lowden
70 The Stars & Stripes Forever John Philip Sousa
  Opening Remarks  
  Post the colors  
84b Star Spangled Banner (Sousa) Bb John Stafford Smith
Arr. John Philip Sousa
  Speeches  
* Selection requested by band or audience members. .


Memorial Day Remembrance

Monday, May 30, 2016, 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 

Join with the Town of Cary for the 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) 460-4968.

Concert Performance Order:

56 Men of Ohio Henry Fillmore
74 Star Spangled Spectacular George M. Cohan
3 Armed Forces Salute Bob Lowden
376 God Bless America Irving Berlin
53 Liberty Bell John Philip Sousa
84b Star Spangled Banner (Sousa) Bb John Stafford Smith
Arr. John Philip Sousa
  Speeches  
575 Riders For the Flag * John Philip Sousa
448 When The Saints Go Marching In Traditional
70 The Stars & Stripes Forever John Philip Sousa
* Selection requested by band or audience members.
VFP plaque
Photo: Liz Holoman  

Surprise, Surprise!

Friday, May 20, 2016, 7:30 PM
Cary Arts Center - Theater
Cary, NC

Do you like surprises? Well, here’s a concert that’s just chocked full of surprises. First, where’s this concert going to be held? Every year for the past 20 years or so, our May concert has always been outdoors at the Sertoma Amphitheatre in Bond Park. But this year? It’s a surprise! We’re moving to the cool inside of the Cary Arts Center. What music will be featured? It’s a surprise! But, you can bet on at least one piece by Haydn. There’ll be an NC premier, too. Also, this will be the last “Silly Prize” concert this season. What “Silly Prizes” will be awarded? You guessed it – it’s a surprise. So join with the band as we do our best to surprise you with Surprise, Surprise!


See the Surprise, Surprise! concert poster

The Concert Silly Prizes for this concert - For attendees who brought their tickets: * First - A bag to hold it all in.
* For The Grasshopper's Flirtation, here’s an ultra-light grasshopper fishing lure – with 2 real fish-hooks, so be careful when you open this!
* For The Owl's Lament, 10 Owl tattoos – which are temporary, so your Lament won’t last too long.
* For The Frog's Wedding Procession, a Happy looking Frog garden stake – AND – 2 fly-swatters, because at a frog’s wedding the bridal party catches their own food.
* And for the Peepers’ Parade, a peeping frog key chain.
* For Zampa, who became a pirate, a packet of 12 pirate pencils.
* For Camptown Races, your own CTB Kazoo.
* For the “Surprise Symphony”, two flavors of Pop-Rock Candy, strawberry and green apple, which will really be a surprise! When you pop them in your mouth --- they explode – literally.
* For March of the Belgian Parachutists, - a Belgian Parachutist, with a parachute in Cary Town Band green. [demonstrated (successfully)]
* For Professor Fate – Push the Button, Max, a button you can push. It’s an “Easy Button” from Staples that says “That was Easy” – in 12 different languages. [demonstrated]
* And lastly – Surprise, Surprise! – You get Burges and Fries.
Here’s a $15.00 gift certificate for anything of your choice from 5 Guys Burgers at any location, including the nine in the Triangle area. Enjoy!
Congratulations to the drawing winner: Mildred Velez of New York City, NY.

Concert Performance Order:

  It's a Surprise ☺  
607 March of the Belgian Parachutists * Pierre Leemans
Arr. John R. Bourgeois
95 Zampa Overture * --- with Guest Conductor,
    Bandmaster Emeritus - Dr. Jim Hammerle
Louis Hérold
Arr. V.F. Safranek
594 Fantasie *
for Solo Flute & Wind Ensemble
    Flute Soloist - Mary Norris
Gabriel Faure
Arr. Robert K Webb
B28 Camptown Races --- Surprise extra,
    Surprise Instruments - Kazoos, and
    Banjo Soloist Jim Riley with Frank Mesich
Stephen C. Foster
604 Symphony No. 94, 2nd Movement °
   excerpts from "Surprise Symphony"
Joseph Haydn
Arr. William H. Beebe
496 Professor Fate     or
"Push the Button, Max"
fm The Great Race
    Trombone Soloist - Yoshi Nakamura
Henry Mancini
Arr. Stuart Holoman
606 Humoreske (Opus 101, No. 7)* Antonin Dvorak
Arr. V.F. Safranek
603 Gabriel's Oboe *
fm The Mission
    Oboe Soloist - Virginia Carty
Ennio Morricone
Arr. Robert Longfield
605 The Night Voices (Suite)
    1. The Cricket's Happy Song
    2. The Grasshopper's Flirtation
    3. The Owl's Lament
    4. The Frog's Wedding Procession
    5. Peepers' Parade
George J. Trinkaus
Arr. P. Aarne Vesilind
476 The Chimes of Liberty (Encore) * Edwin Franko Goldman
* Selection requested by band or audience members.
° Music courtesy Chatfield Brass Band Library

Concerts For a Cause '16
Triangle Community Orchestra (TCO)
Cary Town Band (CTB)
Cary High School Concert Chorus
Cary Presbyterian Chancel Choir
Kirk of Kildaire Choir

Sunday, May 01, 2016, 4:00 PM
The Kirk of Kildare Presbyterian Church
200 High Meadow Dr,
Cary, NC

Concerts For a Cause at the Kirk of Kildaire is an annual series of concerts by various groups and ensembles in support of some worthy non-profit organization or charity. This May concert is free and open to the public. The concert guild will graciously accept donations and proceeds will benefit WCPE Radio, 89.7 FM, theclassicalstation.org. Childcare will be provided for children five and under.

Concert Performance Order:

  The Star Spangled Banner ° Francis Scott Key &
John Stafford Smith
  Non Nobis, Domine ° Rosephanye Powell
  Sleep ° Eric Whitacre
  Daemon Irrepit Callidus ° Gyorgy Orban
  Concerto for Guitar and Strings - Largo ¹
Guitar Soloist - William Woltz
Antonio Vivaldi
  Ancient Airs and Dances ¹ Ottorino Respighi
arr. Alshin
  Dance of Iscariot ¹ Kirt Mosier
  La Paloma ¹ Sebastián Yradier
  Londonderry Air ¹ traditional
arr. Stuart Barrie
  Second Symphony, fourth movement ² Jean Sibelius
arr. Leidig
  Finlandia ³ Jean Sibelius
arr. Goldsmith
  For the Beauty of the Earth ³ª John Rutter
  Let There Be Peace On Earth ³ª
(2nd time with audience)
Sy Miller & Jill Jackson
arr. Ades
     
° Cary High School Concert Chorus - Director - Edward Yasick
¹ Triangle Community Orchestra (TCO) - Director - Marta Findlay-Partridge
² TCO with Cary Town Band (CTB)- Director - Stuart Holoman
³ TCO, CTB and combined choirs - Director - Stuart Holoman
³ª TCO, CTB and combined choirs - Director - Edward Yasick

Play With the Band II

Friday, Apr 08, 2016, 7:30 PM
Cary Arts Center - Theater
Cary, NC

We’re doing it again! Last year we invited 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. A handful of students took the challenge with great success, so we’re extending the invitation again. As last year, we especially want to 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 and even adult musicians who may be a little out of practice. 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 II.
Students and student sponsors, please see more information in the student invitation letter then complete and submit the included application form.


See the Play With the Band II concert poster.

The Concert Silly Prizes for this concert - For attendees who brought their tickets: * A bag to hold it all in.
* For Play With the Band – 5 saxophone whistles. (You can be our saxophone section.)
* For the Penny-Whistle Song – 5 penny whistles – to add to your band
* For Love’s Old Sweet Song – a motion activated singing Bluebird.
* For Alamo March – Since the Alamo is in Texas, the Lone Star State – here’s a Lone Star for your desk – to hold papers or notes.
* For La Serenata, the Angel’s Serenade – a snow globe angel.
* For Junk Man Rag – 4 micro-fiber rags to help clean your own junk.
* For the Liberty Bell March, We couldn’t get the actual Liberty Bell, but – from the Liberty Motel in North Philadelphia – we did get the front desk attendant call bell – so that’s our Liberty Bell.
* For A Night in June – What do you do in June? Go to Baseball games. So, for your June baseball games, here’s a ball and bat (in Cary Town Band green).
* You know the song “Take Me Out to the Ball Game
"Take me out to the ball game
Take me out with the crowd
Buy me some peanuts and crackerjacks
I don't care if I never get back".
* Well here for the game are some peanuts … and crackerjacks – to enjoy the game.
* And after the game, you go for ice cream. So to help you enjoy that pleasure, here’s a $15 gift card good at any Goodberry’s Frozen Custard. Enjoy
Congratulations to the drawing winner: Rose Phillips of Cary, NC.

Concert Performance Order:

382 Ticonderoga Leroy Anderson
B22 Love's Old Sweet Song James Lyman Molloy
512 Fairy Tale and March Sergei Prokofiev
211 A Night in June * Karl L. King
Trio Arr. Frank Mesich
236 The Junk Man Rag C. Luckyth (Luckey) Roberts
10b La Serenata Gaetano Braga
602 Alamo March * Will Huff
380 The Penny-Whistle Song Leroy Anderson
86 Vienna Festival Overture Franz von Suppé
53 The Liberty Bell John Philip Sousa
379 Circusdom March (Encore) Fred Jewell
     
* Selection requested by band or audience members.

For All the Seasons

Friday, Feb 19, 2016, 7:30 PM
Cary Arts Center Theater
Cary, NC

Outside it’s still winter. Inside the theater it’s any season you want it to be, with music to go along with it. There’s Strauss’ Voices of Spring, Gershwin’s Summertime, King’s Autumn Flowers, and Bernard’s Winter Wonderland. Like dreams of Summer nights? You may hear music by Mendelssohn or von Suppé. We'll commemorate Black History Month with W.P. Dabney's Fall Festival March. Whatever your favorite time of year, come join with the band as we ignore the cold outside and celebrate with music For All the Seasons.


See the For All the Seasons concert poster

The Concert Silly Prizes for this concert - For attendees who brought their tickets: Our SILLY prizes this evening:–
* First a bag to hold everything.
* For Fall - For “Dance of the Pumpkins”, a package of pumpkin seeds (plant these in June to harvest in October) and set of 3 floating pumpkin candles.
* For Summer – A “Speedy the Turtle” plate, suitable for use outside, BPA-free & dishwasher safe – a beach theme with the good parts of Summer – water, sand, and shells.
* For Spring – Things to plant in Spring (soon now) – seeds for 100 sq ft of wildflowers, and seeds for sweet corn (harvest in 90 days).
* To help you plant – CTB Green Garden Gloves.
* And a March Hare - a green stuffed rabbit.
*For Winter – the novel “Winter Wheat” – about growing up in the wheat country of central Montana in the 1940’s.
Congratulations to the drawing winner: Edna Delfel of Cary, NC.

Concert Performance Order:

598 Fall Festival March * W. P. Dabney
595d Indian Summer Suite - At Twilight M. L. Lake
595a Indian Summer Suite -
Dance of the Pumpkins *
M. L. Lake
179 Autumn Flowers Carl Lawrence (K. King)
B31 The Last Rose of Summer Irish Air
601 Midsummer Night's Dream Nocturne Felix Mendelssohn 
596 A Summer Dream P. Hans Flath
582 Summertime ° *
    Cornet Soloist - Paul Bowman
George Gershwin
597 Summer Night's Dream Overture
    Flute Soloist - Liz Holoman
    Clainet Soloist - Joan Fleming
Franz von Suppé
148 I've Made My Plans for the Summer John Philip Sousa 
599 The Spring Maid - Two Step Heinrich Reinhardt
253 Voices of Spring Waltz Johann Strauss, Jr.
415 Winter Wonderland (Encore) Felix Bernard
     
* Selection requested by band or audience members.
° Music courtesy Chatfield Brass Band Library

Winterfest '15

Friday, Dec 18, 2015, 7:30 PM
Cary Senior Center, Bond Park
Cary, NC

It’s December, time for the band to join with the Cary Senior Center in our seventh annual musical celebration of the holiday season, Winterfest ’15. In recent years we've held a very popular carol sing-along, so we'll be doing it again. (Be sure to cast your vote for your favorite carols.) There'll be music to celebrate your favorite holiday festivities - Hanukkah, Winter Solstice, Christmas, maybe New Years, and of course, a Sleigh Ride. We will again 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 ‘15.


See the Winterfest '15 concert poster

The Concert Silly Prizes for this concert - For attendees who brought their tickets: Our SILLY prizes this evening –
* First a bag to hold everything.
* For Hanukkah, a set of Hanukkah window gel clings – a star of David and 5 dreidels.
* For Hanukkah, a dreidel full of kosher parve Paskesz candy.
* For winter sleigh rides, here’s a Rudolph to lead your sleigh, this one with gum balls inside.
* For Bring a Torch, an LED snow candle with glitter. (show with light on)
* For Winter in general or Solstice, which we did not officially recognize this evening, a snowman taking a sleigh ride, ready for Winter fun and gift giving.
* For Jingle Bells or Carol of the Bells, a set of red Jingle Bells.
* For Santa Clause Comin’ to Town, from Russell Stover, 60 itty bitty chocolate Santas.
* To go Wassailing for the next two weeks, here’s a card for unlimited sodas, coffee, tea, hot chocolate, or other drinks you may want from any Bruegger’s Bagels shop from now through the end of the year.
Congratulations to the drawing winner: Ann Marie McKeveny of Cary, NC.

Concert Performance Order:

400 Adeste Fideles * Traditional, Arr. James D. Ployhar
406 Gesú Bambino * Pietro Yon, Arr. Charles Sayer
  CTB Tuba Quartet  
  Wassail Song * Traditional, Arr. Wilder and Bewley
  Go Tell It On the Mountain * Traditional, Arr. David R. Werden
459 Hanukkah, O Hanukkah Traditional, Arr. Richard Rudin
  CTB Brass Quintet  
  Pat-a-Pan * Bernard de La Monnoye,
Arr. William Himes
  Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town * Haven Gillespie and J. Fred Coots, Arr. Keith Snell
411 March of the Toys Victor Herbert,
Arr. Sammy Nestico
  CTB Woodwind Quintet  
  Bring a Torch, Jeanette, Isabella * Marc-Antoine Charpentier,
Arr. Dana Taylor
  Carol of the Bells * Mykola Dmytrovich Leontovych,
Arr. Dana Taylor
  Sing Along Songs: 4 or 5 songs selected by the audience from this list:  
B49 Deck the Hall Welsh Air
B45 Jingle Bells J. Pierpont
B42 Silent Night Joseph Mohr, Franz Gruber
B47 Joy to the World Issac Watts.
George Fredrick Handel
501 The Only Tune The Band Could Play Was Auld Lang Syne * Al Hayes
B71 Auld Lang Syne (sing along) Robert Burns
401 A Christmas Festival * Leroy Anderson
413 Sleigh Ride * (Encore) Leroy Anderson
     
* Selection requested by band or audience members.

Veteran's Day Celebration

Wednesday, November 11, 2015, 9:00 am
Kraft Family YMCA
8921 Holly Springs Road
Apex, NC

Concert Performance Order:

29 The Fairest of the Fair John Philip Sousa
---- Amazing Grace (ad lib) traditional
3 Armed Forces Salute Bob Lowden
376 God Bless America (portion) Irvine Berlin
---- Taps (CTB Cornet)  
70 Stars and Stripes Forever John Philip Sousa
* Selection requested by band or audience members.

Veterans' Luncheon

Friday, November 06, 2015, 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
29 The Fairest of the Fair John Philip Sousa
TBP America (The New Colossus) ª arr. Tom Fettke & Thomas Grassi
123 National Fencibles John Philip Sousa
CCS You Are The Light Arr. Tom Fettke and Ken Bible
593 Our Bugler Jean M. Missud
3 Armed Forces Salute Bob Lowden
CCS Only Under God Arr. Jay Rouse
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.

All Hallows' Eve Eve

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

Gandalf the Conductor
Photo courtesy: Liz Holoman  
Gandalf
the White
.......
the Conductor

We’ve just survived our visits to the State Fair – music by Richard Rodgers – with all the carnival atmosphere, the food, rides, and crowds – all remembered with music. But there’s no time to relax because it's football season and the evening before Halloween - All Hallows’ Eve Eve. For tomorrow, music Of Demons, Spirits, and Creatures of the Night and other spooky creatures; perhaps even a trip up the Bald Mountain. But keep the faith for All Souls' Day (Allerseelen) in two days – music by Richard Strauss. Come join the band as we musically celebrate the waning of October and the Celtic New Year on All Hallows’ Eve Eve.


See the All Hallows' Eve Eve concert poster

Many band members, even including the conductor (pictured above), appeared in Samhain (pronounced Sah-ween) (i.e., Halloween) appropriate costumes.

To read more about the origins of Halloween, see Jack Santino's essay
"The Fantasy and Folklore of All Hallows".

The Concert Silly Prizes for this concert - For attendees who brought their tickets:
* First – a gift bag to put everything in.
* For The Gridiron March – a magic towel football.
* For Spinning Wheel and State Fair – a 3D laser-cut Ferris Wheel model of the first Ferris Wheel in Chicago in 1893 at the World's Columbian Exposition. Some assembly required.
* For Halloween in general – Halloween stickers and witches hats.
* For Dance of the Skeletons – what else! A skeleton.
* For Allerseelen (which we will hear next) – marshmallow peeps tombstone markers.
* For the Purple Pageant – A Pageant of Purple products – a purple eraser, purple hair clips. And, in keeping with the Samhain tradition of displaying fruits and vegetables - a jar of grape jelly, purple onions, a purple cauliflower, and a purple plum.
Congratulations to the drawing winner: Pete Barnwell of Raleigh, NC.

Concert Performance Order: †

586 The Purple Pageant * ° Karl King
584 State Fair ° Richard Rodgers
588 Spinning-Wheel * Fr. Krejcik
200 Roman Carnival Overture Hector Berlioz
592 Carnival Bingo * Charles Cohen
587 The Gridrion March * Arthur Pryor
510 Of Demons, Spirits, and
Creatures of the Night [snippet]
David Bobrowitz
384 Night on Bald Mountain [snippet] Modeste Moussorgsky
589 Dance of the Skeletons * Thomas S. Allen
590 The Haunted Carousel Erika Svanoe
583 Allerseelen (All Souls' Day) ° Richard Strauss
29 The Fairest of the Fair (Encore) John Philip Sousa
* Selection requested by band or audience members.
° Music courtesy Chatfield Brass Band Library
† We thank the Triangle Brass Band for the loan of their chimes for use in this concert,

Gems From Drawer 1

Friday, Sep 11, 2015, 7:30 PM
Sertoma Amphitheatre, Bond Park
Cary, NC

The band stores its music sequentially in about 16 filing cabinet drawers. Most recent concerts have featured music from the later drawers to be filled. But it’s time to go back, find the real musical gems from the band’s early years, and feature the music from Drawer 1. There are Sousa marches, wedding dances, Schubert ballet music, von Suppé Overtures, circus music from King and others, polkas, and much more. You’ll be surprised and entertained hearing what the band played 27 years ago. Come join with us as we rediscover the Gems From Drawer 1.


See the Gems From Drawer 1 concert poster

The Concert Silly Prizes for this concert - For attendees who brought their tickets:
* For the George Washington Bicentennial March – we have 200 cents in the form of two pictures of George Washington worth 100 cents each – a George Washington bi-cent-enial prize.
* For The Iron Count – and circus music in general – a hand-painted glass circus elephant tree ornament.
* For Zillertaler Hochzeitsmarsch - The Wedding March – a ceramic wedding cake topper of a loving couple hugging each other – AND a small bag of rice to throw at the loving couple.
* For Das Kufsteiner Lied -The Pearl of Tyrol – a 1.5 oz box of Godiva pearls – milk chocolate.
* For the Festa Espagñol - La Virgen de la Macarena – we have a scented candle, which is labeled as for the virgin de Guadalupe – but it’s really the same virgin.
* Finally – for Festa Espagñol – a Fifteen Dollar gift card good at any Chipotle Mexican Grill for your dining enjoyment.
Congratulations to the drawing winner: Mary Rose Colman of Raleigh, NC.

Concert Performance Order:

98 George Washington Bicentennial March John Philip Sousa
B3 America the Beautiful Samuel Ward
38 Iron Count Overture, The Karl L. King
39a Hoch- und Deutschmeister Dominik Ertl
52 Luxemburg-Walzer
Franz Lehár
96 Zillertaler Hochzeitsmarsch Folk Music
69 Rosamunde Ballet Music No. 2 Franz Schubert
45 Das Kufsteiner Lied Karl Ganzer
31 Festa Espagñol Arr. Michael Sweeney
111 Rosamunde Polka Jaromir Vejvoda
40 Home Town Band John Nagy, Milt Lance, Don Canton
24 Circus Echoes (Encore) A. W. Hughes
* Selection requested by band or audience members.

39th Annual Lazy Daze Arts and Crafts Festival

Saturday, Aug 22, 2015, 10:00 am
EYECARE FOR YOU Stage - Town Hall Campus,
Cary, NC

Late August – the dog days of summer – lazy days – the perfect time for the 39th 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 EYECARE FOR YOU stage on the Town Hall Campus in Cary – in the morning before the heat of the day. (Note the relocation of this year's activities due to the ongoing reconstruction of South Academy Street.)  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:*

40 Home Town Band ¹ John Nagy, Milt Lance,
Don Canton
193 Walking Frog ¹ Karl L. King
576 On The Road Again * ° ¹ Willie Nelson
586 The Purple Pageant * ° ¹ Karl King
9b Groschen-Polka ² Herbert Küster
171b Alegrias en la Plaza ²
(passodoble torero)
Antonio Carmona
57a Mach es nach ² Johann Holzinger
123 National Fencibles ² John Philip Sousa
582 Summertime ° ¹ George Gershwin
24 Circus Echoes ¹ A. W. Hughes
585 King of the Road * ° ¹ Roger Miller
45 Das Kufsteiner Lied ² Karl Gabzer
186 S.I.B.A. March * ² Robert Browne Hall
* Selection requested by band or audience members.
° Music courtesy Chatfield Brass Band Library
1. Conducted by Assistant Conductor William Hiltenbrand
2. Conducted by Assistant Conductor Yoshi Nakamura