The Call of the Sea

On Friday, August 28, the Marion Concert Band will close its 2015 season with a concert featuring a nautical theme. The program is as follows:

National Anthem

Hands Across the Sea – J. P. Sousa

Seagate Overture – J. Swearingen

Fantasy on American Sailing Songs – C. Grundman

Under the Sea (from “The Little Mermaid”) – A. Menken

Sea Songs – R. Vaughan Williams

Variants on a Nautical Hymn – M. Williams

Montego Bay (samba) – S. Nestico

Highlights from Victory at Sea – R. Rodgers

Martinique – R. Washburn

Parade of the Tall Ships – J. Chattaway

The Stars and Stripes Forever – J. P. Sousa

Guest conductor Bill Brown is a graduate of Berklee College of Music, and a music specialist in the Fall River Public Schools. As a trumpeter, Mr. Brown has performed with the Metropolitan Wind Symphony, the Rhode Island Wind Ensemble, the Nightlife Orchestra and the DownCity Band. He is also the conductor of the Swansea Community Musicians concert band.

The concert 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.

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