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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, July 6th, 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 seventh concert of the 2018 summer season, a celebration of 159 years (since 1859) of presenting community concerts in Medina, on Friday, July 6th, 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.
Featured soloist for the concert will be: James Fry, cornet, who will perform Leroy Anderson’s “Trumpeter’s Lullaby” and Sadie Nayman, flute, who will perform Gabriel Fauré’s “Fantasie, Op 79.”
Featured ensembles will be a cornet trio with Lu Ann Gresh, Marcia Nelson-Kline, and, Paul Rocco performing Don Jacoby’s “Carnival Variations.”
Maestro Neiman will conduct the band in Henry Clay Work’s “Marching Through Georgia,” Leonard Bernstein’s “Make Our Garden Grow” from “Candide,” and “Danzon” from “Fancy Free,” and, Luigi Denza’s “Funiculì, Funiculà,” as well as Julius Fucík’s march “Enter the Gladiators – Thunder and Blazes,” and Sousa’s “The Stars and Stripes Forever.”
In conjunction with the Bicentennial of the City of Medina, Medina Community Band will feature selections written and/or performed during the period of 1938 through 1958. Associate conductor David Roth will conduct J.J. Richards’s “Emblem of Unity” and Karl L. King’s “Call to Victory.” Vicki Smith will conduct Leonard Bernstein’s “Gee, Officer Krupke” from “West Side Story,” and, King’s march “Algeria.”
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 6th 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 orchestra room of Medina High School (777 East Union Street, 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 1938 to 1958)

The Medina Community Band

Marcus Neiman, conductor

David Roth, associate conductor
John Connors, assistant conductor


James Fry, cornet soloist & Sadie Nayman, flute soloist
Vicki Smith, guest conductor

Lu An Gresh, Marcia Nelson-Kline, & Paul Rocco, cornet trio
James Fry, Richard Lindemeyer, and Kevin Wallick, trumpet trio

Friday, July 6th – Concert Program

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

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

Patrol March, Marching Through Georgia (1891/2001) Henry Clay Work
Arranged by John Philip Sousa
Edited by Michael Golemo

March, Entry of the Gladiators – Thunder & Blazes (1897/1939) Julius Fucík
Louis-Philippe Laurendeau

Bernstein Salute, Make Our Garden Grow from “Candide” (1956/1993) Leonard Bernstein
Clare Grundman

Trumpet Solo, Trumpeter’s Lullaby (1950) Leroy Anderson

James Fry, soloist

March, Algeria (1948) Karl L. King

Bernstein Salute, Gee, Officer Krupke from “West Side Story” (1957/2015) Leonard Bernstein
Paul Murtha

Vicki Smith, conducting

March, Algeria (1948) Karl L. King

Flute Solo, Fantasie, Op 79 (1898/2006) Gabriel Urbain Fauré
Robert K. Webb

Sadie Nayman, soloist

Song, Funiculì, Funiculà (1880/1994) Luigi Denza
Alfred Reed

Cornet Trio, Carnival Variations (1956) Don Jacoby

Lu Ann Gresh, Marcia Nelson-Kline, & Paul Rocco, soloists

March, Emblem of Unity (1941) Joseph John Richards

March, Call to Victory (1942) Karl L. King

David Roth, conducting

Bernstein Salute, Danzon from “Fancy Free” (1944/2014) Leonard Bernstein
Jay Bocook

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, 7/6/2018
Start Time: 8:30 AM
End Time: 9:30 PM
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