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San Angelo Community Band to perform last concert of the summer

The concert will feature music popular during the 1930s and 1940s.
Credit: SACB

The San Angelo Community Band, under the direction of Dr. Constance Kelley of the Angelo State University music faculty, will present its third and final public concert of the summer at 7 p.m. Monday at Sierra Vista United Methodist Church, 4522 College Hills Blvd.

"The Greatest Generation," is free and open to the public.

The concert program will feature music popular during the 1930s and 1940s, as well as music written about that time period.

Works to be performed include:

  • "Fanfare for the Common Man" by Aaron Copland
  • "Big Band Favorites" medley arranged by Bob Lowden
  • "Songs They Took to War" medley of World War I songs arranged by Dean Jones
  • "Tuba Tiger Rag" by Harry Decosta
  • "Strike Up the Band" by George and Ira Gershwin
  • "The Wizard of Oz" medley by Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg
  • "Mood Ring" by Daniel McCloud

"Mood Ring" was commissioned this year by SACB and will feature Central High School associate band directors Stephanie Dearborn-Ellis on flute and Caleb Lenard on marimba.

Masks/face coverings are suggested for the concert, but not required.

The SACB, which has been performing since 1989, features more than 50 local and area musicians, including ASU students and faculty and community members. It is a nonprofit organization sponsored by the City of San Angelo Parks and Recreation Department and is funded completely by donations.

For more details or to join the SACB, visit the band's website.