In the first subscription concert performance of our 2018-2018 season, the National Concert Band of America takes you back to memories of community band concerts in the park where the musical program offered music to satisfy everyone’s taste. This concert will take place at Carl Sandburg Middle School, 8428 Fort Hunt Road, Alexandria VA 22308 on Sunday, October 28, 2018 at 3 PM.

After our usual Opener and National Anthem, Associate Conductor Bill Terry and the National Concert Band of America offer a rousing march by Dale Harpham and Sammy Nestico entitled “The Silver Quill!” Following this is one of the great overtures, “Zampa” by Herold. It’s encore is the march “The Klaxon” by Henry Fillmore. One of the numbers from Leroy Anderson’s “The Irish Suite” is next on the program...”The Girl I Left Behind Me.” For serious wind band lovers we offer Persichetti’s “Psalm for Band,” a staple of the wind band repertoire. “Guadalcanal March” by Richard Rodgers is next followed by John Cacavas’ arrangement “Star Spangled Spectacular” featuring the songs of George M. Cohan.  Our last featured number on the program is Zdechlik’s “Chorale and Shaker Dance.”

As in every National Concert Band performance we conclude our program with “Armed Forces Medley” in which we salute all veterans, past and present, of our armed forces. Then we play our signature song...”This Is My Country.”

This season we are performing an Encore, something we have not done in seasons past. Our Encore for this program will be Johannes Hanssen”s “Valdres” Concert March.

Join us for future concerts:

December 9, 2018, 3:00 P.M., Carl Sandburg Middle School

March 3, 2019, 3:00 P.M., Carl Sandburg Middle School

May 5, 2019, 3:00 P.M., Carl Sandburg Middle School