Washington City Concert Band presents free concert

WASHINGTON CITY —The Washington City Concert Band will perform Friday, April 21 at the Pineview High School starting at 7:30 p.m. The concert is free. This 35 piece concert band of dedicated musicians has risen to new heights of quality in their performances.

Made up of instrumentalists, both young and old — the age span of the performers is from 20 to over 70. The band has been in existence for over three years and regularly performs three formal concerts each year with many other performances for events like Veteran’s Day, Cotton Days, Dickens Festival, Pioneer Day and many others.

This spring concert is entitled “Fairy Magic.” The highlights include a piece by Mendelssohn called “Overture to Midsummer Night’s Dream”, a medley of tunes from the movie “How to Train Your Dragon” and a wonderful swing tune from the Glenn Miller era, “Sing, Sing Sing.”

Adults will be amazed at the classical sounds depicting animals, marriages gone awry, and nuptial conflicts in the Mendelssohn piece. Children will hum along with the tunes from the Dragon movie, and seniors will find nostalgic heart tugs in the music from the swing era of World War II.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow said, “Music is the universal language of mankind.” Come share this precious language of music with us on Friday, April 21, at Pineview High School at 7:30 p.m. and support your local community concert band.

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