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A new season for the Lawrence City Band

June 1, 2007

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One of the quintessential sounds of summer in Lawrence - the Lawrence City Band - has returned for another season.

The concerts, always at 8 p.m. Wednesdays in South Park, kicked off Wednesday and run through July 18.

Here's a tentative list of themes and music planned for the remaining summer band series. Each concert begins with "The Star Spangled Banner."

June 6 - Music for a Summer Night: "Storm King" march by Walter Finlayson; "Strike up the Band," music of George Gershwin arranged by Warren Barker; "Pineapple Poll" suite by Arthur Sullivan; "Man of La Mancha" by Mitch Leigh, arranged by Frank Erickson, with guest tenor Genaro Mendez; "Somewhere over the Rainbow," by Warren Barker, with Mendez; "Cheerio" march; "Third Suite" by Robert Jager; "Aguero," by Jose Franco, edited by Robert Foster; "Eine Kleine Yiddishe Ragmusik" by Adam Gorb; "Serenata" by Leroy Anderson; "Somewhere a Cow is Bawling" by Jim Fisk; and "Hands Across the Sea" by John Philip Sousa.

June 13 - Salute to Our Veterans: "Americans We" march by Henry Fillmore; "Eternal Father Strong to Save," by Claude T. Smith; "Concerto for Alto Saxophone" by Darren Jenkins, with soloist Bob Duffer; "Bugle and Drums" by Edwin Franko Goldman; "George M. Cohan: Patriotic Fantasy," arranged by Paul Yoder; "March from 1941" by John Williams; "The Sound of Music," arranged by Robert Russell Bennett; "Czardas," featuring Jarrod Williams, principal tuba player with the U.S. Navy Band; "Commando March" by Samuel Barber; "Kansas Two-Step" by Arthur Pryor; "Armed Forces Salute" by Bob Lowden; and "Solid Men to the Front" by John Philip Sousa.

June 20 - Music from the Big Top: "The High and the Mighty" march by Fred Jewell; "Poet and Peasant Overture" by Franz Von Suppe; "The Phantom of the Opera," edited by Warren Barker; "Kentucky Sunrise" by Karl L. King; "Emblem of Unity" by J.J. Richards, conducted by Col. Arnald Gabriel, retired conductor of the U.S. Air Force Band; "In the Center Ring" by Robert Sheldon; "In Storm and Sunshine" by J.C. Heed; "A Circus Set"; "Thunder and Lightning Polka" by Johan Strauss, arranged by Milbun E. Carey; and "The Battle of Shiloh" by C.L. Barnhouse.

June 27 - Annual Children's Concert: "Music from 'Superman'" by John Williams, arranged by Bob Lowden; "Peer Gynt Suite" by Edvard Grieg; "Dance of the Hours" by Ponchielli; "Beelzebub" by A. Catozzi, featuring tuba soloist Dean Somerville; "Beauty and the Beast" arranged by Calvin Custer; "The Great Waldo Pepper March" by Henry Mancini, arranged by John Cacavas; "Peter and the Wolf" by Sergei Prokofiev, arranged by James Curnow; "Children's March" featuring "I'm a Jayhawk," "Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?" "Children's March" and "Military Escort" march; "Pop Goes the Weasel" arranged by Lucien Cailliet; "Slidin' Easy" by Harry L. Alford; "The Girl I Left Behind Me" by Leroy Anderson; and "The High School Cadets" by John Philip Sousa.

July 4 - Lawrence's Fourth of July Celebration: "American Salute" by Morton Gould; "Esrit de Corps" by Robert Jager; "Buglers Holiday" by Leroy Anderson; "Boys of the Old Brigade" by W. Paris Chambers, edited by C.T. Smith; "American Patrol" by Meacham; "Suite in F" by Gustav Holst; "The Volunteers" march by John Philip Sousa; "The Roosters Lay Eggs in Kansas" by Mayhew Lake; "Battle Hymn of the Republic" arranged by Peter Wilhousky; "Patriotic Sing-Along by James Ployhar; "America the Beautiful" arranged by Carmen Dragon; and "The Stars and Stripes Forever" by John Philip Sousa.

July 11 - Trombones Triumphant: "Trombones on Parade" by J.S. Taylor; "March Slav" by Tschaikovsky; "La Virgin de la Macarena" arranged by Raphael Mendez, with trumpet soloist Steve Leisring; "Rakoczy March" by Strauss; "The Music Man" by Meredith Wilson, featuring The Four Horseman barbershop quartet; "Kansas City Star" march by Alessandro Liberati; "Pas Redouble" by Camille Saint-Seans, arranged by Arthur Frackenpohl; "The Beachcomber"; "76 Trombones"; and "Folk Dances" by Dmitri Shostakovich.

July 18 - Gala Finale: "The Foundation" march by Richard Franko Goldman; "Roman Carnival" overture by Hector Berlioz; "Incidental Suite" by Claude T. Smith; "My Fair Lady" by Lerner and Loewe, arranged by Robert Russell Bennett and with soprano soloist Lindsay Ohse; "March of the Steel Men" by Charles Belsterling; "Andante" and "March" from Symphony No. 6 by Tschaikovsky, arranged by Percy Fletcher; "Broadway Curtain Time" medley arranged by John Krance; "Let There be Peace on Earth" by Sy Miller and Jill Jackson, arranged by Andy Clark, featuring Ohse; "1812 Overture" by Tschaikovsky; "The Stars and Stripes Forever" by John Philip Sousa.

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