MCC Band to present annual concert April 1
Special to The Star
March 25, 2001
With songs such as "Los Bravos" and "La Sorella," music with a Spanish flavor will be brought to life and to home when Meridian Community College's Community Band presents its annual spring concert on April 1.
This Arts &Letters Series Season concert, under the direction of Carey Smith, will get under way at 3 p.m. in the McCain Theater in Ivy Hall.
One is a new work by Elliott Del Borgo that is a paraphrase on a Bach chorale.
A march by Robert Hall, "The Tenth Regiment March," will also be on the
bill. Smith said this work is known in Europe as "Death or Glory."
Musician Leroy Anderson's work, "Syncopated Clock," also will be presented by the community band. Smith said the infectious nature of Anderson's music, coupled with a skill for melody, makes this number a treat. Highlights from internationally known Leonard Bernstein's "West Side Story" will also be a part of the show.
Since this is Smith's 20th year as director of bands at the college, the program will also feature songs that have been favorites over the years. One will be a work of bandmaster John Philip Sousa.
Gathering a Dixieland group in front of the band, there will be a Dixieland concerto.
Marches "Los Bravos" and "La Sorella" will also be on the program, as will "Sambas for Flutes." This samba, Smith said, will feature the flute section and was arranged by Eric Ostering.
There will be special effects including vocals and with instruments.
Sixty-two members comprise MCC"s Community Band. Members are:
Flutes Theresa Griffith (piccolo), Sarah Granger, Judy Johnson, Misty Mathis Marianela Osorio, Bliss Savell and Sue Shoffiett (piccolo).
Oboes Laura Bryan, Anita Panagiotou
Bassoons Joey Gibson and Christy Vaughn
Bb Clarinets Jessica Anderson, Erin Elliott, C. J. Holditch (principal and concert master), Margaret Lambert, Wesley Lollis, Jim Rogers and Sara Rucker.
Bass Clarinet Tom Fair
Alto Saxophones Adam McCree, LaKendrick Little and Ben Tuberville.
Tenor Saxophones Allen Carr and Bill Woods.
Baritone Saxophone Josh Murphy
Trumpets Robin Arms, Dobber Green, J. B. Griffith, Justin Hunt, Clay McRee, Ron Widener, Thomas Williams and Lavelle Woodrick.
French Horns Bobbie Gibson, Kathleen Graham, Angela Lollis and J.R. Thomas
Trombones Bill Drinkwater, Michael Eubanks, Alex Forbis, Hank Lambert, Lauren Massingill, Alan Rigdon, Lee Rigdon, Jennie Kratzer and Jimmy C. Thomas.
Baritones Harry Bates, Megan Marenko and Ron Smith.
Tubas Wayne Benn, Bob Elliott and Jim Wilson.
Bells Carolyn Harrell
Tympani and Drum Set Scott Kratzer
Percussion Neil Graham, Jody Linton, Adam Pickett, Michele Smith and Jorge Vivar.
Tickets for the Sunday afternoon concert are $5, adults; $3, students; or an Arts &Letters Series Season ticket. For ticket information, contact Michele Thames at the College at 484-8696 or 1-800-MCC-THE-1, Ext. 696.