Posts Tagged 'Community Band'

East Winds Symphonic Band ‘steps out’ into Chautauqua

East Winds Symphonic Band ‘steps out’ into Chautauqua

“We have a bit of everything,” said conductor Susan Sands about the East Winds Symphonic Band’s performance “Stepping Out” at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the Amphitheater.

“We’re stepping out in so many different ways with dances and marches, from ‘The Wizard of Oz’ to ‘Harry Potter,’” she said about the program.

It includes Leroy Anderson’s arranged “Seventy Six Trombones” and Jaromir Weinberger’s organ-infused “Polka and Fugue,” from the opera Schwanda the Bagpiper.

Community Band reunites for Independence Day concert

Community Band reunites for Independence Day concert

Red, white and blue will be the colors of choice today, but at 12:15 p.m. on Bestor Plaza, a particular shade of light blue will stand out.

The Chautauqua Community Band, all donning light blue Community Band shirts, will come together to play the 22nd Annual Independence Day concert.

Bestor Plaza will be covered with blankets and lawn chairs, packed with families enjoying a Fourth of July picnic lunch. The audience will watch family, friends and neighbors participate in the Children’s School parade, followed by the Community Band’s concert. The concert is a mix of familiar, Americana classics and traditional sing-alongs.

Americana in the plaza

Americana in the plaza

Dust off your tuba or your tenor sax — Uncle Weintraub wants you!

The Chautauqua Community Band welcomes all instrumentalists for its Independence Day concert, which takes place at 12:15 p.m. today on Bestor Plaza.

Director Jason Weintraub started the all-inclusive group 21 years ago. It has grown from a few dozen members into a group of more than 70 people of all ages and experience levels.