An excellent way to usher out a wet, dreary January is by making plans to attend the entertaining “Music of Small Ensembles” Showcase Concert presented by the Oak Ridge Community Band/Wind Ensemble on Sunday afternoon, January 29. This performance will begin at 3:30 p.m., and it will be held in the sanctuary of the First Baptist Church, which is at 1101 Oak Ridge Turnpike.
The Sunday concert will feature band members and area musicians in small groups showcasing their talents with an array of musical selections including classical, jazz, blues, swing, show tunes, and novelty pieces.
On the January 29 program will be the Secret City Tuba-Euphonium Quartet with euphonium players John Caughman and Bill Bell and tuba players Tim Powers and Joe Williams performing John Caughman’s arrangement of “Antiphonal Alleluia,” Reinhold Gliere’s “Russian Sailors Dance,” and Leroy Anderson’s “Bugler’s Holiday.”
Another group featured in Sunday’s concert is the Oak Ridge Community Band Trombone Ensemble with members Don Batchelor, Ron Battle, Bill Bell, Linda Cates, Jack Cowan, Ronald Goans, Lanny Huddleston, Dale Pendley, and Craig Teague as they perform Randal Thompson’s “Alleluia,” Michael Legrand’s”Watch What Happens,” and Eric Goldstein’s arrangment of “Besame Mucho.” The trombone players will be joined by bassist Jake Alexander and drummer Rich Neubert for two of their numbers.
Making their fourth appearance in the Showcase concert series, the Community Band Clarinet Choir with Charlie Blake, Deidre Ford, Dave Greenwood, Barbara Gritzner, Susan Hall, Sandy Hirshman, Steve Hirshman, Tom Johnson, Lisa Michaels, Ginny Minturn, Kerry Morrison, Patty Nunberg, Lee Robertson, Lynlee Robinson, Claire Seitzinger, John Snyder, Janet Townsend, and Carol Williams will perform C. Gonoud’s “Marche Funebre d’une Marionnette,” Percy Grainger’s “Spoon River,” and Hughie Cannon’s “Bill Bailey, Won’t You Please Come Home?”
Other ensembles on the program are the Secret City Winds Quintet, a saxophone quartet, a saxophone/euphonium ensemble, Hits & Misses, Sax Time, and the Tanasi Trio.
Admission to the concert is $5 for adults over age 18. For more information visit www.orcb.org or call (865) 482-3568.