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Medina Community Band Concert



Event Type(s): Arts / Theatre / Music
Organization: Medina Community Band
Description: Complete information on each concert, literature performed, soloists, and guest conductors, as well as personnel for each concert can all be found on our website:

This material is a general media release for Friday, June 29th, 2018

Site: Medina’s Uptown Park Square (intersections of Rts 18, 42, Broadway and Liberty Street). Cancellation of concerts due to the weather will be posted on the above website!
Medina Community Band will present the fifth concert of the 2018 summer season, a celebration of 159 years (since 1859) of presenting community concerts in Medina, on Friday, June 29th, 2018, at 8:30p, in Medina’s Uptown Park Square Gazebo. Concerts will continue every Friday through Friday, July 27th. A special July 4th concert is planned as well. All concerts will begin at 8:30p.
This concert has the title - “gone to the dogs.” Please join us to celebrate Medina’s warm relationship with her canine family members through special music and treats.
Featured soloists for the concert will be: James Albrecht, trombone, who will perform Arthur Pryor’s “Thoughts of Love;” Kevin Wallick, cornet, who will perform Herbert L. Clarke’s “From the Shores of the Mighty Pacific;” Amy Muhl, piccolo, who will be performing Pryor’s “Whistler and His Dog” and, Mary Ann Grof-Neiman, clarinet, who will perform Vittorio Monti’s “Csárdás” and George Gershwin’s “Walking the Dog.”
Featured ensembles for the concert will be: Amy Muhl & Sue McLaughlin, piccolo duet, who will perform Sebastian Mayr’s “Birds of the Forest” and Kevin Wallick, cornet and George Rosin, trombone, who will perform Clarke’s “Cousins.”
Maestro Neiman will conduct the band in Karl King’s overture “Royal Emblem;” Sousa’s march “Solid Men to the Front and, “Stars and Stripes Forever;” and Milt Hall’s “Mr. Thomas Cat.” In conjunction with the Bicentennial of the City of Medina, Medina Community Band will feature selections written and/or performed during the period of 1898 through 1918. Associate conductor David Roth will conduct the rarely heard Joplin march “Majestic.”
Concerts by the Medina Community Band traditionally last approximately one hour and are patterned after outdoor band concerts in the 1880s through 1930s and feature concert overtures, solos by instrumentalists and vocalists, as well as popular selections, and lots and lots of marches. For listings of all concerts, visit the band’s website ( Area social and civic groups will be featured as summer social hosts providing light refreshments at a reasonable donation during each concert. The June 29th concert will feature Aktion Club, sponsored by Medina Breakfast Kiwanis Club as social host.
Marcus Neiman conducts Medina Community Band and will be joined in the conducting duties by David Roth (associate conductor) and John Connors (assistant conductor). Medina Community Band is proudly sponsored and supported by the Medina Community Band Association, composed of members of Medina Community Band. The board of directors consists of Lu Ann Gresh, president; Vicki Smith, vice president; Gail Sigmund, financial secretary; Amy Muhl, treasurer; Sue McLaughlin, secretary; with directors Margaret Blasko, John Connors, and, Robert Moore.
Membership in MCB is open and there are no dues or auditions; however, members are expected to maintain a regular attendance. The band rehearses on Wednesday evening from 7p - 9p in the band room of Highland High School (4150 Ridge Road, Medina) September through the end of July. For additional information on the 2018 concert season or Medina Community Band, contact Neiman at 330.725.8198 or
In Conjunction with the Bicentennial for the City of Medina
(Featuring music written and/or performed 1898 to 1918)

The Medina Community Band

Marcus Neiman, conductor

David Roth, associate conductor
John Connors, assistant conductor


James Albrecht, trombone soloist
Kevin Wallick, cornet soloist
Amy Muhl, piccolo soloist
Mary Ann Grof-Neiman, clarinet soloist

Amy Muhl & Sue McLaughlin, piccolo duet
Kevin Wallick & George Rosin, cornet & trombone duet

Friday, June 29th Concert Program

Medina Uptown Park Square Gazebo
8:30 p.m.

Anthem, Star Spangled Banner (1889/1917) John Stafford Smith
John Philip Sousa

Overture, Royal Emblem (1912) Karl L. King

March, Majestic (1902/2017) Scott Joplin
Naoya Wada
David Roth, conducting

Trombone Solo, Thoughts of Love (1893/1904) Arthur Pryor
Charles J. Roberts

James Albrecht, soloist

March, Solid Men to the Front (1918) John Philip Sousa

Cornet Solo, From the Shores of the Might Pacific (1912) Herbert L. Clarke

Kevin Wallick, soloist

Piccolo Solo, Whistler and His Dog (1913) Arthur Pryor

Amy Muhl, soloist

Piccolo Duet, Birds of the Forest Sebastian Mayr
L.P. Laurendeau
Amy Muhl & Sue McLaughlin, soloists

Cornet & Trombone Duet, Cousins (1904/1991) Herbert L. Clarke
Ray E. Curnow
Kevin Wallick & George Rosin, soloists

Clarinet Solo, Csárdás (1891/1982) Vittorio Monti
Kurt Sorban

Clarinet Solo, Walking the Dog (1936/2017) George Gershwin
Derek Bourgeois

Mary Ann Grof-Neiman, soloist

March Comique, Mr. Thomas Cat (1899) Milt H. Hall

National March, The Stars and Stripes Forever (1896) John Philip Sousa

Patriotic Sing-A-Long, God Bless America (1917) Irving Berlin
Erik W.G. Leidzén

Program subject to change

Address: 4756 Gateway Drive
Medina, Ohio 44256
Contact Name: Marcus Neiman
Contact Phone: 330-725-8198
More Info Link:
Date: Friday, 6/29/2018
Start Time: 8:30 PM
End Time: 9:30 PM
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