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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 Wednesday, July 4th, 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 sixth concert of the 2018 summer season, a celebration of 159 years (since 1859) of presenting community concerts in Medina, on Wednesday, July 4th, 2018, at 8:30p, in Medina’s Uptown Park Square Gazebo. Concerts will continue every Friday through Friday, July 27th. All concerts will begin at 8:30p.
We are honored to have The Honorable State Representative Stephen D. Hambley and President of Medina City Council John M. Coyne, III as special guest speakers for the opening of the concert. The concert is dedicated in the loving memory of Rose & Roland “Rollie” Platz.
Featured soloist for the concert will be: Kevin Wallick, cornet, who will perform Frank Simon’s “Willow Echoes.” Featured ensembles will be a clarinet quartet with Amy Dragga, Mary Ann Grof-Neiman; Vicki Smith; and, Erich Standar performing Jaroslav Ježek’s “Bugatti Step;” and, trumpet trio with James Fry, Kevin Wallick, and, Richard Lindemeyer performing Leroy Anderson’s “Bugler’s Holiday.”
Maestro Neiman will conduct the band in Fred Jewell’s overture “Cloth of Gold;” Sousa’s marches “National Game, and “Stars and Stripes Forever.” A patriotic salute will include Henry Fillmore’s march “Americans We” and “Armed Forces Salute.”
In conjunction with the Bicentennial of the City of Medina, Medina Community Band will feature selections written and/or performed during the period of 1918 through 1938. Associate conductor David Roth will conduct two marches by John Philip Sousa, “Hail to the Spirit of Liberty” and “The Washington Post.”
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 July 4th concert will feature 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 1918 to 1938)

The Medina Community Band

Marcus Neiman, conductor

David Roth, associate conductor
John Connors, assistant conductor


Kevin Wallick, cornet soloist

Amy Dragga, Mary Ann Grof-Neiman, Vicki Smith, & Erich Standar, clarinet quartet
James Fry, Richard Lindemeyer, and Kevin Wallick, trumpet trio

Special welcome by

The Honorable Ohio Representative Stephen D. Hambley (R) – District 69
President of Medina City Council John M. Coyne, III

Wednesday, July 4th – Concert Program

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

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

Overture, Cloth of Gold (1922) Fred Jewell

March, National Game (1925) John Philip Sousa

Cornet Solo, Willow Echoes (1920) Frank Simon

Kevin Wallick, soloist

One-Step March, Broadway One-Step (1919) Karl L. King

Clarinet Quartet, Bugatti Step (1931/1996) Jaroslav Ježek
Karl Belohoubek

Amy Dragga, Mary Ann Grof-Neiman, Vicki Smith & Erich Standar, soloists

March, Americans We (1929) Henry Fillmore

Trumpet Trio, Bugler’s Holiday (1954) Leroy Anderson

James Fry, Richard Lindemeyer, & Kevin Wallick, soloists

March, Hail to the Spirit of Liberty (1920) John Philip Sousa

March, The Washington Post (1889) John Philip Sousa

David Roth, conducting

Patriotic Salute, Armed Forces Salute arr. Robert Lowden

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

This concert is in memory of Rose & Roland “Rollie” Platz

Program subject to change

Address: 4756 Gateway Drive
Medina, Ohio 44256
Contact Name: Marcus Neiman
Contact Phone: 330-725-8198
More Info Link:
Date: Wednesday, 7/4/2018
Start Time: 8:30 PM
End Time: 9:30 PM
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