The Amador County Concert Band presents “Guys and Dolls” and more!
May 21 – A free concert will be presented by the 46-member Amador County Concert Band under the direction of Steve Chambers on Sunday, May 21st at 3pm. The program will be held at the Community Church of Pine Grove, 14045 Ponderosa Way, Pine Grove. Doors open at 2:30pm.
Featured music will be a medley from “Guys and Dolls”, transcribed for concert band by Calvin Custer. Student bassoonist Miranda Tapley will be conduct a wonderful version of “Deep River” and Irv Gidding will conduct a tribute to our armed forces titled “Armed Forces Salute”….the band will feature a newer composition by Mark Camphouse called “Yosemite Autumn” and a wonderful version of “Smoke Gets in your Eyes” by arranger Erik Liedzen will be played.
The Amador County Concert Band proudly represented Northern California in June 2010, when it was selected to perform in Washington D.C. for the National Community Concert Band Sousa Festival, a salute to the legendary march king, John Philip Sousa. Under former musical director Ernie Kapphahn, the band gained very high recognition and since the band’s return, has gained new members, some traveling from as far away as Sonora, Placerville, El Dorado Hills, Cameron Park, and Sacramento.
The band also performed last year at the Golden Gate Park Band Festival in June and played under the historic band shell. The Amador County Concert Band represented our Northern California area and was one of the largest ensembles to perform over the weekend, receiving a very special recognition award for an outstanding performance. The band has been selected to also perform in Carmichael Park on June 4th for a special one-hour concert.
Join us on May 21st for this wonderful free event. Doors open at 2:30pm so arrive a few minutes early for best seating….ample parking…music begins promptly at 3pm. Visit the band’s website at www.accband.org for additional information or to find out how to join the band.