Mahoosuc Band Summer Concert Aug. 1

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YOUNG CONDUCTORS – Simon Smith and Anneliese Smith are helping to direct a couple of numbers at the upcoming Mahoosuc Community Band concert Aug. 1. Annieliese is a junior at UMO studying music. Simon Smith has just completed his music education at USM Gorham. Jane Chandler
YOUNG CONDUCTORS – Simon Smith and Anneliese Smith are helping to direct a couple of numbers at the upcoming Mahoosuc Community Band concert Aug. 1. Annieliese is a junior at UMO studying music. Simon Smith has just completed his music education at USM Gorham. Jane Chandler
YOUNG CONDUCTORS – Simon Smith and Anneliese Smith are helping to direct a couple of numbers at the upcoming Mahoosuc Community Band concert Aug. 1. Annieliese is a junior at UMO studying music. Simon Smith has just completed his music education at USM Gorham. Jane Chandler

The Mahoosuc Community Band will play a Summer Concert Monday Aug. 1, at 7 p.m. at the West Parish Congregational Church in Bethel. This summer several young people have practiced with the band and young college students Simon Smith and Anneliese Smith will conduct some numbers.
The band has new music for this concert including: Pop and Rock Legends: Neil Diamond and a Sousa March The Lambs’ March. Scott Hynek has built a vibraphone specifically to play for Mahoosuc Community Band. He will be featured in the song Classical Gas by Mason Williams. Other numbers include Syncopated Clock by Leroy Anderson, Seventy Six Trombones by Meredith Wilson and arranged by Ted Ricketts, Battle Hymn of the Republic arranged by John Higgins, Maynard Madness arranged by Victor Lopez, Remembrance: In Memoriam of Elliot Del Borgo by John Edmondson, Man of La Mancha by Mitch Leigh and arranged by Justin Williams, and The Water is Wide by Rick Kirby.
The Congo Craftsmen at West Parish Congregational Church have built risers for the back rows of the band. They really help for visibility and sound of the back two rows.. Donations accepted to defray cost of music. Refreshments will be served following the concert.
The band, directed by Patricia Boyle-Wight, will play for the Greenwood Bicentennial on Aug. 13. The community band has been organized for 22 years and continues to provide music for the communities.
The band rehearses on Monday nights at 7 p.m. at the West Parish Congregational Church. The group will start new music on September 7, following an August break. New members are always welcome. Music is something to enjoy throughout a lifetime.
For more information contact Julie Schubert-Cowen, band president, at jdschubes@gmail.com.

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