Medina Community Band will the fourth concert of the 2019 summer season, a celebration of 160 years (since 1859) of presenting community concerts in Medina, on Friday, June 28th, 2019, in Medina’s Uptown Park Square Gazebo. Concerts will continue every Friday through Friday, July 26th. A special July 4th concert is planned as well. There will be no concert on Friday, July 5th. All concerts will begin at 8:30p.
Cornetist Kevin Wallick, performing Herbert L. Clarke’s solo From the Shores of the Mighty Pacific and flutist Kristin Thompson, performing Gioachino Rossini’s La Pastorella delle Alpi will be featured on the evening’s concert. The ice cream social for June 28th will be sponsored by The Medina County Historical Society.
Under the baton of Marcus Neiman, the band will perform Jacques Offenbach’s overture to the opera La Belle Hélène; Astor Piazzolla’s tango Libertango; and, marches by Roland Seitz (Grandioso); Kenneth Alford (Colonel Bogey); and, John Philip Sousa (Bullets and Bayonets, Pathfinder of Panama, and The Stars and Stripes Forever).
The evening’s concert is dedicated to the memory of Medina Community Band member Sarah Nelson.
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 (www.medinacommunityband.org).
As of April 20th, the following featured soloist and ensembles will appear with Medina Community Band, subject to change:
Thursday, July 4th – Kevin Wallick, cornet soloist; Sadie Nayman, flute solo.
Friday, July 19th – George Rosin, trombone soloist
Area social and civic groups will be featured as summer social hosts providing light refreshments at a reasonable donation during each concert: July 4th – Medina Breakfast Kiwanis Club; July 12th – Medina High School Band Boosters; July 19th, Medina Lions Club; and, July 26th – Medina Creative Housing.
Marcus Neiman conducts Medina Community Band and will be joined in the conducting duties by 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; Amy Muhl, vice president; Gail Sigmund, financial secretary; Karen Sater, treasurer; Sue McLaughlin, secretary; with directors John Connors, Dr. Thomas Kenat, Robert Moore, and Kristin Thompson.
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 Middle School (3880 Ridge Road, Medina) September through the end of July; providing three to four concerts during the fall, winter, and spring months both at home and on the road. The band also presents their popular summer series every Friday, June through July, in Medina's Uptown Park Gazebo. Each year the band presents at a winter concert, spring concert, and the popular "Sousa Concert" at EHOVE Career Center (Milan, OH). For additional information on the 2019 concert season or Medina Community Band, contact Neiman at 330.725.8198 or MarcusNeiman@medinacommunityband.org.
The Medina Community Band