Bel Air Community Band to perform 50th anniversary concert


Via The Baltimore Sun

BY KAREN TOUSSAINT, Aegis correspondent6:15 a.m. EDT, April 11, 2014

To celebrate the Bel Air Community Band’s 50th anniversary, director C. Scott Sharnetzka has put together a rousing program that includes numbers like David Lovrien’s circus march, “Monkey Business,” George Botsford’s “Black and White Rag,” Joseph Curiale’s “Joy” and, to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the Disney movie, “Mary Poppins Selections.”

Also on the program is James Swearingen’s “Within These Hallowed Halls,” a patriotic setting with narration of two popular hymns, “Amazing Grace” and “Battle Hymn of the Republic.” Principal alto saxophone Jeff Wieler solos in Alfred Reed’s “Ballade for E Flat Alto Saxophone and Band.”

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