On Friday, August 31, the Marion Concert Band will conclude its 2018 season with a concert in the style of the Boston Pops Orchestra. The program, which includes pieces by former Pops arranger Leroy Anderson and former Pops conductor John Williams, is as follows:
Montmartre March – H. Wood
Morning, Noon and Night in Vienna – F. von Suppé
Strike Up the Band – G. Gershwin
Belle of the Ball – L. Anderson
A Trumpeter’s Lullaby – L. Anderson; Mary St. Laurent-Sheehan, trumpet
John Williams: Evening at Pops – arr. J. Higgins
The Waltzing Cat – L. Anderson
American Salute – M. Gould
Clarinet Escapade – R. Ward
Mancini! – H. Mancini
Young Person’s Guide to John Williams – arr. J. Bocook
The Stars and Stripes Forever – J. P. Sousa
Mary St. Laurent-Sheehan, trumpet, currently performs with the Narragansett Bay Symphony, the Tri-County Symphonic Band, the Marion Concert Band, and the Band of America’s Few. She is an alumnus of the Greater Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra (1992) and is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps where she performed with the Parris Island Marine Band. With the Band of American’s Few, a band comprised of former Marine bandsmen who have either retired or have been honorably discharged, she has performed at the National Museum of the Marine Corps in Virginia, and at the Royal International Nova Scotia Tattoo in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
The concert, under the direction of Tobias Monte, will begin at 7:00 pm at the Robert Broomhead Bandstand, Island Wharf off Front Street in Marion. The concert is free and open to the public. “Like” us on Facebook at “Marion Town Band” for up-to-date announcements and rain cancellation notices.