2024 Winter Concert This Weekend!

The Cascade Winds Symphonic Band, under the direction of Michael Gesme, is proud to present the second concert of the 2023-2024 season on March 10, 2024, 2:00pm, in the Summit High School Auditorium. Admission is free and tickets are not required. Doors will open at 1:30pm.

The concert will open with one of the classics in the concert band repertoire, Robert Russell Bennett’s “Suite of Old American Dances.” This work features five movements, representing five genres of music of that are quintessentially American, including the Cake Walk, Western One-Step and Rag. The other major work on the concert is Alfred Reed’s “Sixth Suite for Band,” which is a ragtag collection of movements including Halloween Hobgoblin, where some decidedly unusual sounds will emanate from the ensemble. Karl L. King’s circus march “Invictus,” composed for the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus, will be played at the traditional lightning-fast ‘screamer’ tempo, contrasting nicely with the calm and serene “Rippling Watercolors” by Brian Balmages. The powerful and soul-searching “Kaddish” by W. Francis McBeth, the percussion feature, “Four Dance Episodes” by Gary Gilroy, and Robert Sheldon’s sprightly “Otter Point Holiday” round out the concert repertoire.

We are looking for a few volunteers to assist with concert logistics, primarily serving as ushers. The time commitment is minimal, approximately one hour before the concert, but the impact is significant and the assistance is exceptionally meaningful for the organization. Once everyone is seated, you can slip in and enjoy the show. If you’re interested, or have questions, please contact Cheri Redgrave, president of the Cascade Winds Symphonic Band Association at info@cascadewinds.org. Additionally, you may contribute on the Cascade Winds website.

The concert will also be live-streamed. The link will be available a few days prior to the concert, or you can check the Cascade Winds website: www.cascadewinds.org.

Finally, don’t forget to SPING FORWARD, or you will miss it.

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