The Oak Ridge Community Band will have its last outdoor concert of the season at 7 p.m. Monday, September 5, in A.K. Bissell Park.
The Labor Day performance will feature vocalist Deidre Ford, who will be singing Hoagy Carmichael’s “Star Dust” and George Gershwin’s”But Not for Me.” Ford, a bass clarinetist with the Community Band, sings and plays baritone saxophone with the Knoxville-based Ensemble Swing Time Band, sings with the Little Big Band, Jack Russell Terriers, Vocal Big Band, and has played clarinet and saxophone in a number of theater productions.
Among the selections the Community Band will perform are James McLeod’s “State Street Strut,” a medley of tunes in Michael Buble’s “Crooner’s Serenade,” Paul Yoder’s tribute to Duke Ellington in “Salute the Duke,” and Warren Barker’s arrangement of “Themes Like Old Times” with “My Melancholy Baby,” “Ain’t We Got Fun,” “On Moonlight Bay,” and “After You’ve Gone,” a press release said.
The audience will also enjoy hearing Warren Barker’s American overture “From Sea to Shining Sea” and John Williams’s fast-paced “The Cowboys,” which will be recognized by John Wayne fans as the theme song from the 1972 movie “The Cowboys.” Rounding out the program will be Sousa’s “The Thunderer,” G.H. Huffine’s “Them Basses,” and Jay Dawson’s arrangement of “Tennessee Salute.”
The Oak Ridge Community Band is directed by Dale Pendley and assistant conductor Lisa Michaels.
There is no admission fee, and everyone is encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets for outdoor seating. To make things even “sweeter,” Razzleberry’s Ice Cream Lab will be in the park to provide cool refreshments, the press release said.
Along with the concert programs at the tables around the performing pavilion, the audience can also pick up brochures outlining the Community Band’s 2016-2017 indoor concert season with concerts from October through April. And as an extra bonus, free tickets to the October 9 concert will be handed out to the first 200 people coming to Monday evening’s show.
Visit www.orcb.org or call (865) 482-3568 for more information.
This press release was submitted by Barbara Gritzner.
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