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Concert Band Presents ‘Around the World’

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Via Press Release
07/27/2014 12:25 PM

The Amador County Concert Band. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

A free concert will be presented by the 48-member Amador County Concert Band, under the direction of Steve Chambers and Irv Gidding, on Sunday, Aug. 17, at 3 p.m. The program will be held at the Community Church of Pine Grove, located at 14045 Ponderosa Way, Pine Grove. Featured music will be selections from “My Fair Lady,” “Slaughter on 10th Avenue 7,” “Swedish Polka,” selections from ”Four Winds,” a special flute section feature, “Those Fabulous Flutes,” “Teddy Bear Picnic,” “Beguine for Band” and much more. The 90-minute program will conclude with refreshments. Bring the entire family to this exciting concert. 

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 was chosen to perform last year at the Golden Gate Park Band Festival in June, and played under the recently restored historic band shell. The Amador County Concert Band represented the Northern California area and was one of the largest ensembles to perform over the weekend. The band received superb reviews and a special recognition award for its performance. The band has just learned it has been invited again to perform at Golden Gate Park in early June.

Join us on Aug. 17, at 3 p.m., for an enjoyable musical experience. Bring the family and enjoy the spirited music. Arrive a few minutes early for best seating. There is ample parking. Music begins promptly at 3 p.m. Visit the band’s website, at accband.org, for additional information or to find out how to join the band.

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