The Marion Concert Band continues its Friday evening concert series on July 12, with a program of music inspired by the sea. The program is as follows:
Hands Across the Sea – J. P. Sousa
Seagate Overture – J. Swearingen
Fantasy on American Sailing Songs – C. Grundman
Sea Songs – R. Vaughan Williams
Montego Bay (samba) – S. Nestico
Variants on a Nautical Hymn – M. Williams
Under the Sea (from “The Little Mermaid”) – A. Menken
Highlights from Victory at Sea – R. Rodgers
Martinique – R. Washburn
Parade of the Tall Ships – J. Chattaway
From Tropic to Tropic March – R. Alexander
Guest conductor Eric Drew is an award-winning musician and educator with over a decade of experience leading student and adult ensembles. He performs regularly as a trumpet player with the Narragansett Bay Symphony Orchestra and the Marion Concert Band. Born in Rhode Island, Eric earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from the University of Southern Maine and a Master’s Degree in Wind Conducting from Indiana State University. He has taught in public schools in both Massachusetts and Rhode Island, and is currently the Director of Bands at Curtis Corner Middle School in South Kingstown, RI.
The concert will begin at 7:00 pm at the Robert Broomhead Bandstand, Island Wharf off Front Street in Marion. 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.