The Oak Ridge Community Band will perform in a free concert in A.K. Bissell Park on Sunday evening, August 2, at 7 p.m.
“This is an excellent opportunity for Oak Ridgers, especially school students, to enjoy just one more summertime event before starting school on Monday,” a press release said.
It said band leader Dale Pendley and assistant conductor Lisa Michaels have planned another outstanding program for Sunday evening featuring show tunes, Broadway, marches, swing, and Latin rhythms.
“The Community Band is pleased to have return appearances from guest vocalists Mike Cates, Lettie Andrade de la Torre, and Deidre Ford along with performances from the Community Band Singers,” the release said. “This is a concert that should not be missed!”
Cates, a bass vocalist, will sing “If I Were a Rich Man” from “Fiddler on the Roof,” Lettie Andrade will sing “Music of the Night” from “Phantom of the Opera,” and Deidre Ford will perform as soloist in “Adelaide’s Lament” from the hit movie “Guys & Dolls.”
The release said another crowd pleaser will be the Community Band Singers in George Gershwin’s “Swanee,” Sousa’s “The Stars and Stripes Forever,” and with a special surprise performance in Paul Murtha’s “Richard Rodgers in Concert.” Still more entertainment is in store for Sunday’s crowd with the band’s saxophone section featured in Boots Randolph’s “Yakety Sax.” Also on the program is band member Tim Michaels, who will be soloist in Theodore Melyan’s “DebonAir for Trumpet.” The audience will also enjoy hearing “Fiesta Tropicale” featuring rhythms of the samba, rumba, and merengue Latin dances.
The audience is encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets for outdoor seating, and Razzleberry’s Ice Cream Lab will be present in the park for refreshments. For more information visit www.orcb.org or call (865) 482-3568.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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