JAMESTOWN - The Chautauqua Concert Band will be performing its 19th annual concert at the Reg Lenna Civic Center in Jamestown, on Saturday at 7 p.m. This year's theme is Concert Band Classics under the baton of John Cross and narration of Dennis Webster.
Some of the highlights for the first half of the program will include Great Themes from Great Italian Movies, Summon The Heroes, In The Miller Mood, Tidewater Festival Overture, Canzona and Leroy Anderson's The Waltzing Cat. The featured soloist this year is Anne Dolce, who will be performing Mozart's Romanza on french horn.
More than 200 middle school musicians from 16 Chautauqua County schools will perform with the Chautauqua Band during the second half of the concert. They will also attend instrumental classes, rehearse with the professional musicians and enjoy a live pre-show concert featuring the Infinity Big Band. Seventh graders will perform "An Australian Sea Ballad," "Caribbean Carnival" and "Path of Destiny" under the direction of Jefferson Middle School Band Director Becky Botsford. Eighth graders will perform "The U.S. Field Artillery March," "It Don't Mean A Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing" and "Black Forest Overture" under the direction of Pine Valley Central School Band Director Karyl Bergy-Glenn.
Tickets reservations for this annual family event can be made at www.reglenna.com or at the Reg Lenna Box Office (484-7070).