From Jazz to Rock: America’s Popular Music

On Friday, August 19, the Marion Concert Band continues its Friday evening concert series with a program of American popular music.  The program features a trumpet soloist and  a variety of pop styles from the 1900’s to the present, is as follows:

Washington Post March – J.P. Sousa

Second American Folk Rhapsody – C. Grundman

The Symphonic Gershwin – G. Gershwin

Satchmo! – arr. T. Ricketts; Mary St. Laurent-Sheehan, trumpet

Big Band Signatures – arr. J. Higgins

Crooner’s Serenade – arr. J. Williams

Pop and Rock Legends:  The Beatles – arr. M. Sweeney

Pop and Rock Legends:  The Association – arr. T. Ricketts

Spain – C. Corea

Blues Brothers Revue – arr. J. Bocook

Thundercrest March – E. Osterling

            Guest conductor Philip Sanborn resides in Marion. He is the Music Director and Principal Conductor of the Tri-County Symphonic Band, a position he has held since 2006.  A trombonist and euphonium player, he is a member of the Southcoast Jazz Orchestra and has performed with the Rhode Island Philharmonic, Cape Cod Symphony Orchestra, New Bedford Symphony Orchestra and the American Band of Providence, R.I.

            Mary St. Laurent-Sheehan, trumpet, has performed 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.  She has been a member of the Marion Concert Band since 2012.

            The concert will be held at the Robert Broomhead Bandstand, Island Wharf off Front Street in Marion. The program, under the direction of Tobias Monte, will begin at 7:00. All concerts are free and open to the public. “Like” us on Facebook at “Marion Town Band” for up-to-date announcements and rain cancellation notices.

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