Woodland bands give free concert Monday

By May 20, 2011

The Woodland Community Band will present a free concert at 7 p.m. Monday, May 23, at the Woodland Community and Senior Center, 2001 East St.

The concert will be a mixture of classical and contemporary pieces, including selections from the Broadway musical “Les Miserables,” “The Fairest of the Fair” by John Philip Sousa, a rousing novelty version of “Tiger Rag” on the tuba, “Waltz No. 2” by Dmitri Shostakovich and a brass duel entitled “Rhapsody for Two Euphoniums.” Spirited marches round out the program, with the Spanish march “Amparito Roca” and “The Flying Squadron” by Karl L. King.

The band is under the direction of Bobby Rogers, music director at Pioneer High School. He started the group in 2005 to give members of the community an opportunity to share music; it now has members from Davis, Woodland, Dixon, Winters, Esparto, Yuba City and Sacramento. The all-ages band practices from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays at Pioneer High School, and is sponsored by the Woodland Band Boosters.

The concert is a double bill with the River City Concert Band, conducted by Tom Seaton of Woodland.

For more information about the Woodland Community Band, contact Rogers at (530) 406-1148, ext. 4523, or [email protected]

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